Tibet to Kathmandu Tour

Duration: 6 Days

Trip Overview: 

Tibet to Kathmandu Tour - 6 Days will take you to the two big cities of Tibet, Lhasa, and Shigatse. Experience the amazing landscapes, majestic monasteries and unique culture of Tibet. The art, culture and old temples which age back to many centuries give you a chance to know the Buddhist culture in-depth. We begin the trip from Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Lhasa means the place of Gods and as the name suggests it is filled with many places of religious and cultural values.  Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple, and Drepung monastery are some religious sites in Lhasa.

The main attraction of Lhasa is the Potala palace located on top of MarpoRi, the Red Hill. It is one of the World Heritage sites; it was built in the 17th century. Other places to visit in Lhasa include Norbulingka palace known as the summer home for Dalai Lamas until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile. Besides its historical places, Lhasa also offers the best view of the mountains like Mt. Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289 ft.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906 ft.), and Mt. Everest (8,848m.

We then travel to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet located southwest of Lhasa. The Tashilhunpo Monastery, built by 1st Dalai Lama is the main attraction of this city. Most avid travelers agree that the best way to get to Tibet is via Nepal and through a reliable Travel and Tours company, like Adventure Club Trek. The route is exceptionally scenic and Tibet Permit easier to get when you go through Nepal. Adventure Club Trek has many Tibet tour packages including Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp -9 Days, Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour (Fly in - Drive Out), and Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour- 8 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit to the Potala Palace
  • Sightseeing at the Norbulingka Palace  and visit Tibet Traditional Hospital
  • Explore Sera Monestary, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
  • Yamdrok Lake, the holy lake and Kharola glacier
  • Tasshilhunpo Monastery, built by the first Dalai Lama
  • Khumbum Stupa and Phakor Monastery Gyantse

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa-Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Tibet Traditional Hospital- 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft): 367km, 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 05: Shigatse to Shegar (4,190m/13,746ft): 240 km, 4 hours
  • Day 06: Shegar to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 365km, 7 - 8 hours

Cost Includes

  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
  • Private vehicles for transportation
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lhasa in economic class
  • Accommodation in Lhasa on twin- sharing basis with breakfast
  • English- speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Re entry visa
  • Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  • Chinese visa fee
  • International flight(s)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Tips for guides and driver

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Visa Information:

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler traveling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

 Passport

  • All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport
  • Passport - valid for 6 months
  • Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
  • Group Visa — whom entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
  • Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
  • Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau an
  • d is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
  • A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
  • Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
  • Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

  • We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.
  • Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to unique alpine climate (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.
FOR PRICE DETAILS
  • Trip Duration 6 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Popular
  • Accomodation Standard hotels
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