7 NIGHT 8 DAY OVERLAND ADVANTURE
DAY 1 KATHMANDU- NYALAM, we start our tour with an early
morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali border post. Weather permitting
there will be fine views of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Melungtse and
Khumbu Himal ranges. Depending on the road situation we walk or
drive up to Zhang Mu where we clear Chinese Immigration. After the
formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to
Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. Altitude 3800 m., hotel*
DAY 2 NYALAM-LHATSE, our first stop on the Tibetan plateau will
be on the 5200 m. high Lalung la pass where we have a breathtaking
view of the Himalayan range and Shisabangma, the highest peak in
Tibet. While having lunch Lao Tingri, the peaks of Mt. Everest (Qomolongma
in Tibetan) and Cho Oyu can be seen. This day our journey is long
but the spectacular Tibetan plateau will make you forget time. Altitude
4000 m. hotel*
DAY 3 LHATSE-SHIGATSE, a four hours drive brings us to Tibet's
second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo monastery,
the seat of the panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries
in Tibet. Altitude 3800 m.
DAY 4 SHIGATSE- GYANTSE, after a stroll through the old city
we depart for the two and a half hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching
the small farming town we can clearly see the old fort that was
captured by Younghusband during his 1904 raid in to Tibet. Here
the main attraction is the Kumbum monastery with it's extraordinary
architecture.Altitude 3900 m.
DAY 5. GYANTSE-LHASA, this will be a long drive but on the
way we cross the Karo la with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok
tso which is named the Turquoise lake and cross the Kamba la from
where we descend to the main road which brings us all the way to
Lhasa. Altitude 3650 m.
DAY 6/7. SIGHTSEEING, during these two days in Lhasa we visit
the potala palace, Drepung and Sera monastery and have course the
famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
DAY 8 FLIGHT LHASA-KATHMANDU, we have to get up very early
for our transfer to Gonggar Airport to catch the flight back to
Kathmandu. This flight is one of the most spectacular in the world
with aerial views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest.
all land transportationTwin sharing accommodation with attached
Places marked with a * have common bathroom Sightseeing with local
English speaking guide Entrance fee's transfers to and from airport
All necessary permits Flight ticket.
airport tax at Kathmandu and Lhasa airport Personal expenses / insurance
Nepal re-entry visa China visa fee and visa urgent fee Ticket reconfirmation
fee All meals Please note that agency is not responsible for extra
costs due to landslides, road blockage and other such weather related
General information for Tibet tour:
1. A jacket and a sweater are advised throughout the year, specially
for tours outside Lhasa as the weather may unexpectedly change at
any time! Other recommended items are a flashlight, comfortable
walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and some warm
2. Transportation will be either by landcruiser or by mini bus depending
on the size of the group. However, tours to the Everest base camp
will always be operated by landcruiser due to bad road conditions.
3. Tibet is 8 hours ahead of GMT since it is linked to Beijing time.
The time difference with Nepal is therefore 2 hours and 15 minutes.
4. Tibet has only a handful of towns, and Tibetan cuisine is not
exactly the most varied in the world. Although it is certainly possible
to get some good food one might want to bring food items like: nuts,
muesli, chocolate and other dry food. Since you can get hot boiled
water almost everywhere throughout Tibet it is also handy to bring
instant drinks like: coffee, hot chocolate, soup or bouillon.
5. Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous.
Clients with heart and lung problem or blood diseases should consult
their doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude
sickness have been reported but simple headache, fever, loss of
appetite or stomach disorders can happen during the acclimatization.
It is advised to drink approx . 3 liters of water per day , not
to strain yourself, move slowly, breath deeply and take regular
6. For any other information do not hesitate to ask us.Thanking
you looking forward hear from you.