Fly In Drive Out Tibet Tour
As Tibet’s capital and also commonly referred to as the forbidden city, Lhasa is unique in that it is both old and new. Due to its religious practices and traditions, this city was off-limits to outsiders. This magnificent city was only accessible to religious heads. However, at the present day, anyone can travel here without hassle if they have the right documents and paperwork.
Lhasa, the hidden city, has flourished exceptionally with awe-inspiring natural beauty, mind-blowing views of the mighty Himalayas, monasteries, religious art, and artifacts that bear witness to Tibetan Buddhism and the colourful cultural settlements that retain centuries-old traditions. You will be able to experience a spiritual journey while your mind and body are rejuvenated by the tranquillity and peace found here.
This 7 Night 8 Days fly in fly out Tibet tour package is carefully crafted package to meet all the expectations of our guest. During your travel, our guide will ensure that none of the highlight place is left behind, and you won’t fell regret during travelling. So, buckle up for most epic and spiritual journey to the land of Buddhism.
Below is a sample plan, but we are happy to work with you on whatever you desire, according to your interests, time and budget. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary based on your preference.
- Visit to Everest Base Camp of Tibet Side
- Explore various Tibetan Culture and centuries old Buddhist Monasteries
- Visit the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 17th century by the 3rd and 5th Dalai Lama.
- Visit the second largest monastery in Tibet, Gelugpa Monastery. Built by disciples of Tsongpas, this monastery is located in the northern suburbs of Lhasa.
- visit Yumbulakang Monastery and Trandruk Monaster
- Exploration tour around Jokhang temple.
- Overland bus journey to Tibet and then to Everest base camp
- Take a stroll down Barkhor Street to see the arts, crafts, and souvenirs of the area.
IncludedFly In Drive Out Tibet Tour
Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Arrival at Lhasa and transfer to hotelWelcome to Lhasa! Once you arrive at the Lhasa Airport, one of our Tibetan guide will meet you in the Airport. Once the immigration formalities is cleared, you will be escorted to the hotel. Here you can take time to rest and acclimatize of simply explore the surrounding on your own. Later at night, our Tibetan guide will brief you the trip details and other necessary information regarding tours. (Overnight at Hotel)
Day 02: Guided Cultural city tour around Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.
A guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor MarketTaking our first tour of Lhasa today. We'll gather in the lobby of the hotel early in the morning for breakfast. Having finished breakfast, you will embark on an exploration of the city of Lhasa, where you will visit some monasteries and many historical sites. Commencing on our exploration tour, we will be visiting Sera Monastery. Built in the late 15th century, this monastery is one of the highly preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within the white walls and golden roof of this monastery, hundreds of Buddhists monks study Tibetan Buddhis. It is a utopia for those people who want to witness the buddhis tradition and culture from up-close. After exploring for an hour or two around the vicinity of Sera Monastery, we will take a break to fill our belly. This will enable us to prepare for our next destination i.e. Norbulingka. This monastery is widely known as the summer palace of the Dalai Lama all around Tibet. We will also be visiting one of the most sacred shrines of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple. This temple is surrounded by the narrow-cobbled street known as Barkor Street where you can find Tibetan art and artifacts. Various souvenir shops are also available, so don’t forget to pick some up for your friends and family back home. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 03: Guided Cultural city tour around Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing of Potala Palace & Drepung MonasteryToday is yet another significant day of our 4-day Tibet Exploration tour. As we awaken to the sounds of Buddhist prayers, we will make our way to the Potala Palace. Built-in between the 5th and 6th centuries, this palace is a spectacular ancient site that will leave you in awe. This is known as the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, which symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism. The palace we see now was constructed in the 17th century. Following our visit to the Potala Palace, the crown jewel of Lhasa, we will move on to another historically significant site, the Drepung Monastery. Constructed in the 14th century, this monastery was considered to be one of the largest monasteries in the world, as it holds over 10,000 Buddhist monks. However, in the present day, the number has decreased considerably, but the area is still considered to be the place that survived the cultural revolution largely unscathed. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Gyantse (3,950 Meter) – 6-7 Hrs. Overnight at Hotel
Drive to Ghantse- 3950 Meter– 350Km (approx. 9-10Hrs Drive)As the day begins, we set off for Gyantse via Yamdruk Tso (Lake Yamdruk). Located in western Tibet, Gyantse belongs to the third largest city in the country (after Shigatse and Chamdo). In terms of population, it's a small city (perhaps 15,000) with a strong Tibetan flavor, not greatly influenced by outside influences. Located along caravan routes from Sikkim and Bhutan in the south, it is strategically situated between Shigatse and Lhasa. During the tenth century, Gyantse played a crucial role as a military center and a commercial center, especially for wool and handicrafts. Several ancient stupas and monasteries are found in Gyantse. Khumbum stupa, Gyantse Dzong, and Palkor Choice Monastery are the highlights of the visit to Gyantse.
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3,900 m) via Shalu Monastery – 2 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Drive to Shigatse – 3900 Meter (approx. 2 Hrs Drive)Early in the morning, we will have a breakfast and move towards Shigatse. On the way, we visit Shalu Monastery. In Shigatse, we will have short exploration journey around Tashilhunpo monastery& the free bazaar of Xigatse. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded by 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is one of the historically and culturally important place on Buddhist. Panchen Lama are the head of the monastery. These people holds the religious and secular power over the Tsang region.
Day 06: Drive to Xegar (4,050 m)- 8-9 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
Drive to Xegar – 4050 Meter (approx. 8 Hrs Drive)Following breakfast, we drive to Shegar via Gyatsola Mountain Pass (5222m). The drive should take us 6-7 hours, covering 310 kilometers. Our roads are bumpy and dusty. On the way, we will stop at Sakya Monastery. In the province of Xizang Zizhiqu, the town of Shegar is a base for climbing Mount Everest. Expeditions from Tibet to Mt. Everest start here. You may also hear Shegar referred to as Zhekar Dzong, Tingri, or Xegar.
Day 07: Drive to Kerung Town (2800 m)– 8-9Hrs. Overnight at Hotel
Drive to Kerung Town-2800 MeterDrive through the 5,000-meter high Nyalmo Tong La, where colorful prayer flags flutter in the wind, early in the morning, to Kerung. Shisha Pangma, which rises above 8,000 m (Mt. Everest), appears on one side, while on the other side the Gaurisankar ranges can be seen in the distance. Pass the Thang-La Pass (5214 m) and then drive to Nyalam. Then visit Milarepa's cave for a meditation session. His teachings still have a profound influence on the people all over the world. Milarepa, the yogi, played an extremely significant role in the religious life of Tibet. Leaving the high plateau behind us, we gradually descend down the zigzag road that leads to Nyalam (3.600 m) and see the Himalayas covered in the sea of clouds before we reach Kerung Town. Kerung Town is the border between Nepal and China.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu.
Drive to KathmanduAs you complete the formalities at the China Immigration and China Customs, you will enter the Nepal Immigration area. After completing the immigration process on this side, we will drive back to Kathmandu to complete our Tibet Overland Tour. As an option if you have more time, you can participate in several activities, such as a Jungle Safari in Chitwan, Rafting on the Bhote Koshi, Paragliding in Pokhara, or bicycling around the city.
Equipment’s ListsApart from the things you use every day, there are no special equipment requirements for the tour. With an easy to moderate level of difficulty, all you need are simple and comfortable clothes that fit the month of the year in which you are travelling. Alternatively, if you are willing to be more cautious about the trip, then the list of equipment below will give you a general idea of what personal belongings you need for an enjoyable trip. It is entirely your decision whether or not to include any of the personal belongings listed below in your luggage. All heavy equipment, such as suitcases and luggage, is carried by the vehicle during a tour. During the tour, make sure to keep all your valuables, including money, cameras, and water bottles, in your daypack.
RECOMMENDED TOUR EQUIPMENTS
- Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e. January, February and December)
- Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e., January, February and December. (optional)
- 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are travelling in cold season i.e. January, February and December).
- Rain coat and waterproof fabric if you are travelling in a rainy season.
- 1 pair cotton paints (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair short.
- 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
- 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
- 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
- 1 pair sandal (Optional).
MICELLONOUS YET IMPORTANT
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer
- 2 bandanas.
Small GroupsThere is no fixed departure date for the 3 Night 4-day Tibet Exploration Tour. This exploratory tour is organized only by your request. Prices and discounts vary depending on the size and number of days of the tour. The greater the number of travellers, the greater the discount. The group discount rate table is as follows. In addition to group tours, we also offer bespoke and tailored tour packages designed specifically for you, your family and friends.
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