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Roof of the World Odyssey: Unveiling Tibet’s Wonders in a 6-Day Lhasa to Kathmandu Expedition

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Lhasa Tour

This 6-day overland journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu takes you along the scenic Sino-Nepal highway, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the picturesque Tibetan countryside. Explore the ancient cities of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse to gain a profound insight into Tibet’s rich religious heritage, cultural treasures, and enchanting landscapes. Discover the essence of Tibet in just six days, immersing yourself in a journey filled with awe and cultural discovery.

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Discovering the Mystical Charm of Lhasa and the Journey to Everest Base Camp

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa


Upon landing, our friendly staff, adorned with the distinctive highland red, will warmly welcome you to the mystical city of Lhasa. As you step onto the plateau, it’s crucial to slow down, relax, and acclimate to the high-altitude atmosphere. We’ll take you to your hotel, allowing your body to adjust gradually.

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour: First Glimpse of the Holy City


Jokhang Temple – Soul of Tibet

  • A timeless blend of Tibetan, Tang, Nepalese, and Indian architectural styles.
  • Endless incense wafts through the air as devout believers leave deep imprints on the stone floor with their sincere prostrations.

Booking Information for Jokhang Temple Tickets:

  1. Tickets require real-name reservation through the “Jokhang Temple Reservation” WeChat mini-program.
  2. Since group reservations are not available, individuals need to make their own bookings.

Barkhor Street – World Cultural Street and Sacred Pilgrimage Route

  • A vibrant circumambulation route around Jokhang Temple is known for its religious significance.
  • Beware of counterfeit goods in the street markets; exercise caution when purchasing.

Sera Monastery – Experiencing Tibetan Culture

  • Witness lively debates among monks, a unique aspect of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Marvel at thousands of Buddha statues, with the famous “Horse Head Vajra” in the protector deity hall.

Day 3 Lhasa Exploration: Unveiling the Sacred City


Potala Palace – Crossing the Medieval Sanctuary

  • Explore the magnificent palace constructed by Songtsen Gampo, embodying Tibetan history and spirituality.
  • Booking Note: Real-name reservation is mandatory; strict adherence to entry schedules.

Tips for Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple Visit:

  1. Bring original identification documents.
  2. Dress modestly; no shorts or revealing attire.
  3. Follow the rules and regulations for photo and video capture.

Day 4 Lhasa to Gyantse (Approx. 380km, 7 hours)

Exploring Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier


Embark on a scenic journey along the Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley, witnessing the breathtaking Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier. Capture the essence of the “Blue Lake of Heaven” and the awe-inspiring glacier, offering fantastic photo opportunities.

Note: In Gyantse, visit the Pelkor Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa.

Gyantse to Shigatse: The Spiritual Heart of Tibet

Explore the Gyantse Dzong and the Kumbum Stupa, significant landmarks with rich historical and cultural significance. Continue the journey to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, and visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama.

Tip: Witness the intricate process of creating traditional Tibetan carpets.

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Day 5 Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

(Approx. 350km, 8 hours): A Himalayan Odyssey


Experience the diverse landscapes as you traverse Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the mighty Himalayas and, weather permitting, catch a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.

Note: Visit Sakya Monastery en route to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Sunrise: Witnessing the Roof of the World

Rise early to witness the majestic sunrise at Everest Base Camp, a truly surreal experience. Gaze upon the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, and capture the breathtaking panorama.

Tip: Dress warmly, as temperatures can drop significantly in the morning.

Day 6 Everest Base Camp to Gyirong

(Approx. 320km, 7 hours): Descending from the Heights


Descend from the heights of Everest Base Camp to Zhangmu, experiencing a change in scenery. En route, visit the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery globally, and savour the stunning views of Everest.

Gyirong to Nepal Border: The Journey’s End

Drive to Zhangmu and, with the assistance of our guides, complete the border crossing into Nepal. Transportation options to Kathmandu are available at the border exit; our team can assist with reservations if needed.

Tip: Plan for transportation in advance, especially if heading to Kathmandu.

Prices and Services

What’s included in this price?

  • Travel Documents: Includes all necessary Tibet travel and approval documents.
  • Attraction Tickets: All itinerary attraction tickets are covered.
  • Guide and Driver: Experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide and driver.
  • Accommodation: Standard rooms in three-star hotels, upgrades available.
  • Transport: Local travel and airport/train station transfers included.
  • Meals: Hotel-provided buffet breakfasts.
  • Insurance: Travel accident insurance for the trip.
  • Driver & Guide Expenses: Their meals, accommodation, and travel costs.

What’s excluded in this price?

  • Single Room Fee: Additional cost for single room occupants.
  • Visa Costs: For Chinese visa or group visa from Kathmandu.
  • Major Transport: Flights and trains to/from Tibet (booking service available).
  • Other Meals: Meals beyond the provided breakfasts.
  • Tips: Optional for guides and drivers.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Costs from force majeure events or personal reasons.
  • Personal Spending: Anything not listed in the included fees.

Tibet Entry Letter Processing

  • Who Needs to Apply:  Foreign tourists, Taiwan
  • Required Documents: Passport, Chinese visa, Home Return Card for Taiwanese.
  • Application Fee: Free for group participants.
  • Processing Time: 7-14 working days. Submit applications at least 1 month in advance.

Altitude and Altitude Sickness

  • Elevations: Lhasa (3,600m), Shigatse (3,800m), Everest (5,200m), Namtso (4,900m)
  • Health Considerations: Assess your health, especially if you have mobility issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or asthma.
  • Adaptation: Usually takes 1-3 days. Inform your guide in case of severe discomfort.

Elevation of Major Cities in Tibet

Tibetan Toilets

  • Urban Hotels: Western-style toilets, clean and hygienic.
  • Scenic Areas: Mostly flush squat toilets; some non-flush dry toilets.
  • Remote Areas: Squat toilets in towns and hotels; find natural cover in uninhabited areas.

Tibet Weather and Clothing

  • Climate: Variable weather with significant day-night temperature differences. Rainy in summer, sunny in other seasons.
  • Dressing Method: Layered clothing is recommended. Adjust layers according to the season and weather.

Transportation to Tibet

  • Train: Qinghai-Tibet Railway; limited sleepers, difficult to book in peak season.
  • Flight: Direct flights to Lhasa or Nyingchi; altitude sickness similar to train travel. Off-season airfare discounts were available.

Tibetan Food

  • Variety: Chinese, Western, Tibetan, and Nepalese options available in cities.
  • Tibetan Cuisine: Distinct flavour, different from mainland Chinese food.
  • Vegetarian Options: Available in cities and during travel.
  • Meals: Only hotel breakfast is included in the tour fee. Other meals are at your discretion.

Value for Money

A Journey Worth Every Penny

The journey you embark on with us is more than just a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. While we believe that such an adventure is beyond any price tag, we also understand the importance of value for those planning their dream tour.

Compare and Contrast

for the Best Deal

 When evaluating tour options, it’s crucial to compare apples to apples. Our tours are meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive experience of Tibet’s rich culture, profound history, and breathtaking beauty, all at a price that’s as reasonable as it is rewarding.

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with Group Travel

One of the best strategies to make the most of your budget is to travel in a group. The larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is especially beneficial for solo travellers – consider joining one of our group tours for both companionship and savings. For more details, our travel consultants are just a message away.

Book Early

for the Best Rates

Early birds do get the best deals! To lock in the most favourable rates, we highly recommend contacting us at least one month prior to your intended departure date. This helps secure a better price and ensures a smoother planning process for your Tibetan adventure.

Tailored made Tours

Tailor-Made Tours: The Essence of Personalization

  1. Customized Itineraries: Tailor-made tours are our speciality. Craft a unique itinerary that matches your interests, pace, and travel dates. Explore Tibet your way, whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker.
  2. Local Insights: Our travel consultants, with their deep local knowledge, can provide insights and suggestions to help you create the perfect journey.
  3. Flexibility: Choose when and where to start, where to go, and how long to stay at each destination. Flexibility is your best friend on a tailor-made tour.
  4. Private Guides: Enjoy the luxury of a personal guide who tailors the experience to your preferences. Dive deep into Tibetan culture and history with your dedicated expert.

Benefits of Tailor-Made Tours: Why Choose Personalization

  1. Exclusive Experiences: Tailor-made tours offer exclusive opportunities, from private audiences with monks to family dinners with locals. You’re not confined to a group schedule.
  2. Travel at Your Pace: Experience Tibet on your terms. Spend more time exploring a particular monastery, enjoying the serene beauty of a lake, or simply relaxing in a scenic spot.
  3. Local Cuisine: Tailor-made tours allow you to savour the authentic flavours of Tibet. Indulge in local cuisine at traditional restaurants, tailored to your taste.
  4. Avoid the Crowds: Smaller, tailor-made groups offer the advantage of experiencing Tibet’s treasures with fewer tourists around.

TOURS FAQs

How many ways can I contact you ?

We offer the following contact ways:
E-mail: info@tourtraveltibet.com
Phone: +86-891-6348848 (24/7)
Skype: tourtraveltibet
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Can I Cancel My Tailor-Made Tour?

Yes, you have the option to cancel your tailor-made tour. However, be aware that cancellation charges will be applied as per the Tour Tibet cancellation policy. For detailed information, please review our Terms and Conditions.

Can I Arrange My Tibet Tour on My Own? Is It Easier and Cheaper?

Arranging a Tibet tour independently is not possible due to the need for a Tibet Travel Permit. This permit is mandatory and must be obtained through a local travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourist Bureau.

Can I Talk to a Travel Consultant in Person?

Absolutely! We encourage our clients to visit our office and discuss their travel plans directly with our travel consultants. Together, we can tailor your Tibet tour to fit your preferences and requirements.

How Can I Make the Payment?

Once you are happy with your tour arrangements and have confirmed your booking, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required. This deposit can be paid through PayPal, Credit Card, Western Union, or Wire Transfer. The remaining balance is due at the start of your tour.

Do I Have to Travel on Certain Dates?

No, you don’t. Our tours are fully customizable, allowing you to choose any travel date that suits you (subject to flight availability). The itineraries on our website are samples, and you’re free to modify any aspect to match your personal preferences. Your travel consultant is here to assist and guide you through the process.

Do I Need to Travel as Part of a Group?

Not necessarily. Our tailor-made trips are designed on an individual basis, meaning you have the flexibility to plan your itinerary according to your own interests and pace. However, if you are interested in a group experience, we offer small group tours limited to a maximum of 16 people.

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