Lhasa Tsedang Tour

Explore the Buddhist culture and the cradle of Tibetan Civilization

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08 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3650 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: Apr. to Dec
  • Trip type: Culture & sightseeing
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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Leisurely Plus Level

This trip generally involves an average of 5-6 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 10 days walk below 3500 meters.

Lhasa Tsedang tour will take you to "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization" Tsedang to discover the mystery of Tibetan Buddhist in Tibet's most revered Palaces and Monasteries. Sightseeing includes: Yumbulakang (Tibet's first palace), Samye Monastery (Tibet's first monastery), and Trundruk monastery (It has a long history, and boasts many sculptures and paintings from ancient times). In Trundruk monastery, you will see a stunning Tangkha of Pearls decorated with a total of 29,026 pearls. Lhasa Tsedang tour starts and ends in Lhasa city.

Tibet Tsedang tour - itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa (3650m):
Day 02 & 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa:
Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900M) 388 km:
Day 05: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m) 90 km:
Day 06:
Gyantse to Tsedang (3,400m) 291 km:
Day 07:
Tsedang to Samye then to Tsedang 140 km:
Day 8: Tsedang to Kathmandu or other desired destinations:

Trip cost: In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Lhasa Tsedang tour– itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa (3650m):
Arrive at Lhasa, if you fly from Kathmandu, fly over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization.

Day 02 & 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa:
Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Serra Monasteries. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900M) 388 km:
Scenic drive to Shigatse, the west of Lhasa through the northern road, the drive is an adventure one as the road drive along the valley made by Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m) 90 km:
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Gyantse to Tsedang (3,400m) 291 km:
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), colourful Yamdrok lake and continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) on to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Tsedang to Samye then to Tsedang 140 km:
Early morning drive to put-in-point by the side of the Brahma Putra river and cross the river by a local made motor boat. Continue a short (30 min) drive by a truck to SamYe Monastery. Explore Samye and drive back to Tsedang. Late afternoon, visit Yumbulakhang & also Thandruk Monastery (Time permitting). Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Tsedang to Kathmandu or other desired destinations:
Early morning drive (2hrs) to Gonggar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Service Includes

  • Standard accommodations on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Toyota Land Cruiser (for deluxe small size private tour groups) or vehicles according to your group size.
  • Tibet local English-speaking guide
  • Tibet entry permit and Alien's Travel Permit
  • All entry fees for monasteries, palaces and temples.

Service Excludes

  • Tibet Visa fee,
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks,
  • Any Air fare, Insurance,
  • Personal expenditures, tips….

Flight fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.


Acclimatization

Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.


Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.


Time in Tibet

08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.


Best Season

Autumn (August, Sept, Oct & Nov), spring (April & May) & summer (June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful trip. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.


Rescue & Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.


Insurance

Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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