Tibet Overland Tour

Season
April-November
Clothing Warm layered clothing, downjacket
   


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This tour will take you to hundreds of Tibetan temples, Stupas, Monasteries and markets in Tibet. This tour includes the famous city of Lhasa.

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport & fly to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar Airport (95 km away from Lhasa),drive to Lhasa.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
After breakfast, explore the Lhasa city. Today, we will visit:

The Potala Palace:

The Potala is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and a structure that deserves a place as one of the wonders of eastern architecture. The Potala is a structure of massive proportions, an awe-inspiring place to explore as Potala lies dormant like a huge museum, and this nine storey structure was completed on 3 years. You can see Throne Room, Meditation Room, Bedroom of the Dalai Lama, Chapels of different Buddhist Gods & Goddesses.

Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery is situated about 8 KM to the west of central Lhasa, and was one of the world's largest monastery, with a population of around 10000 monks. Drepung was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk. Inside the Drepung Monastery you can observe: Ganden Palace, Main Assembly Hall, Ngagpa College, Loseling College & other Colleges.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang is the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Although little remains Of its 7th century origins and most of the sculptures that adorn its interior post date the Cultural Revolution, the Jokhang bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, is an unrivalled Tibetan Experience.
Inside the Jokhang temple are the Four Guardian Kings, two on either side. Beyond this point is the main assembly hall or Dukhang, a paved courtyard that is open to the sky. At the end of the courtyard and just before the entrance to the interior of the Jokhang itself is a long altar marked by a row of flickering butter lamps. You can also find the chapels of different gods & goddess inside the Jokhang.

The Norbulingkha

The Norbulingkha, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas, situated in the western part of the town. The first summer palace was founded by 7th Dalai Lama in 1755. You can see the Palace of 8th Dalai Lama, Summer Palace of 13th Dalai Lama inside the Norbulingkha. Norbulingkha means Jewel Park.


Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse.
Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holiest lakee & important centre for pilgrimage. Gyantse (3950 m), in the Nyang Chu valley 254km south-west of Lhasa, is one of the least Chinese influenced towns in Tibet and is worth a visit for this reason alone

Visit the main attractions:

The town's principal attractions are the Gyantse Kumbum, a magnificent tiered structure that has only one ruined and remote contemporary in the Buddhist world, Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Dzong. It is easy to spend a couple of days in Gyantse.

Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse (3900m).
Drive to Shigatse & en-route visit Shalu Monastery. Shigatse (3900m) is the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang. Visit Tashiluhnnpo Monastery, spectacular chapels and tombs of the Panchen Lamas & the Shigatse Free Market.

Day 06: Shigatse-Shegar (4350 m)
Drive to Shigatse via Lhatze.

Day 07: Shegar-Zhangmu (2300 m)
Drive through the nomad and Yak hightablends. to Zhagmu via Nyalam (3800 m), Lalung La pass (5050m) with panoramic view of Himalayan Peaks. With good weather conditions is possible to see the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo, and the Shisha Pangma.

Day 08: Zhangmu - Kathmandu 116 km
Drive to Kathmandu through the Sunkosi river valley, following the old salt route from India to Tibet

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