Tibet Cultural Adventure

Experience the authentic culture of Tibet with adventure overland drive

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13 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5000 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: Apr. to Dec
  • Trip type: Culture & sightseeing
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Tibet Cultural Adventure begins and ends in Lhasa. Either flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or the train journey from Beijing, this tour commences at Lhasa. Roof of the world, Capital city of Tibet, Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, is a city of wonders. The visits to Potala Palace, Norbulingkha, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market would be an unforgettable experience. Potala Palace has been the focus of the travelers for centuries. They are cardinal landmarks and structures of massive proportion. Norbulingkha is the summer palace of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Sera and Drepung are two of the world's largest and most intact monasteries. Jokhang temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet.

Tibet Cultural Adventure - itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Drive to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Visit Samye and Yambulakhang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03: Drive to Lhasa en-route Mindruling Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Visit Jokhang Temple, Bharkor Market and Pha Bong Kha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Visit Potala Palace and Norbulingkha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Lhasa train station. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Visit Ganden Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Kumbum Stupa & Phelkor monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo monastery and the market. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Drive to Shegar. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive to Zhangmu. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13: Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu.

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.

Tibet Cultural Adventure - Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Drive to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Visit Samye and Yambulakhang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03: Drive to Lhasa en-route Mindruling Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Visit Jokhang Temple, Bharkor Market and Pha Bong Kha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Visit Potala Palace and Norbulingkha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Lhasa train station. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Visit Ganden Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Kumbum Stupa & Phelkor monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo monastery and the market. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Drive to Shegar. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive to Zhangmu. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13: Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu.

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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