TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Seasons
This Tibet Tour can be done through-out the year.

Trip Type
Cultural and spiritual Tour of Tibet

Trip Length
07Days/06Nights

Places Covered
Lhasa,Shigatse,Gyirong and EBC

Tibet Tour Cost: USD 1090.00 per person

Group Size
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour at a Glance

Day 1:Arrival in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Day 3: Lhasa tour – Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery(B)

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

Day 5: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

Day 6: EBC to Kyirong(Gyirong) Border 370km

Day 7: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

7 Days Tibet Tour Program

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Upon arrival at the airport you will be received by our team in Tibet with traditional welcome Khadhar(Scarf). Drive to hotel and take rest for acclimatization.

In the evening visit Potala Square. Over night at Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Our guide will take you to Potala Palace the winter residence of Dalai Lama. The palace is used as winter residence for Dala lama since 7th Century by great 33rd King of Tibet. The palace have so many valuable collection and among them the most important and relic is the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai lama and meditation cave of 33rd King of Tibet where Tibetan pay respects.

After lunch visit Jokhang Temple built by 33rd King of Tibet in 7th century. Inside the temple you can see the 12 years statue of Bhudha Sakyamuni. Pilgrims from all over Tibetan plateaus come here to circumbulate the temple and you can see locals prostrating inside the temple of Barkhor street. Explore the local market. Over night at Lhasa Hotel.

Day 3: Lhasa tour – Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery(B): 

Your tour begins with visit to Drepung Monastery founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge the disciple of Tsongkhapa. You can also explore the biggest monastery kitchen where they provide melas to the little monks.

After lunch witness the famouse debate by the monks in Sera Monastery. Their debate is all based on religious topic or daily life of the Tibetan. Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

After breakfast drive to Shigatse. Now you must be acclamatised with altitude and Shigatse is 3900m. On the way you can see the beautifull view of Yamdrok Tsho(4400m) or lake. The lake is surrounded by many beautiful snowcapped Mountain,highest being the Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar(7191m) in Lhasa.You can also see Korola Glacier on the way to Shigatse. Upon arrival at Gyantse Tibet 3rd largest city visit the famouse Pelkar Monastery and enjoy the view of Gyantse Fortress. Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 5: Shigatse (3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

The day begins with visit to more higher altitude sights. Before that get special permit to visit EBC. After the permit procession drive towards small town of Lhatse where you shall have your lunch.

After lunch drive to Mt. Everest national Reserve crossing Tsola Pass(4600m) and Gyatsola Pass(5248m).

We shall stop here at pass to view the 360 degree view of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m). Drive further to Everest base camp(5200m) where you can see lots of tourist preparing for the mountain summit. Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 6: EBC to Kyirong(Gyirong) Border 370km

Today you have longer drive towards the border. If you rise early in the morning you can view the morning sunshine touching the Everest Peak. We shall also visit the highest altitude monastery Rongbuk where monks and Nuns live here.

If time permit we shall visit EBC to take closer picture of Everest on Tibetan side. Driver further to Kyirong border and enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutsho lake. Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong 

Day 7: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

You shall be assisted by our Guide to exit Tibet or China in Immigration office and here your tour gets over. You can shake hands with our driver and Guide and they shall pray for your safe return to your Home country. Our team from Nepal will be waiting for you at the Nepal side gates for your comfort journey into Nepal Capital Kathmandu. We use comfortable SUV car for this trip as the roads condition from Gyirong to Kathmandu is not good.

Tibet is a vast region, and covers millions of square kilometers, with monasteries and temples spread all across the plateau. With hundreds of sites worth visiting its will be little hard as to which places to visit if you have a limited time.

The easiest way to plan a trip to Tibet for seven days is to opt for one of the many itineraries that we as competent tour operator offer for tours in Tibet. These itineraries cover all of the major sights that are most popular with tourists and give you the chance to visit all of them within the seven days you have and allow you enough time to experience and explore the higher altitude of the Tibetan plateau at the same time.

If you have never been to Tibet before, it is best to visit the sites which are important and have significance to the local people and other main attractions, as there is just too much to take in if you try and fit in more.

What to Know Before Visiting Tibet?

Independent travel in Tibet is prohibited: that is without booking the tour with a certified tour operator, tourists are not allowed in the region independent.

We will look into all the cumbersome legal formalities to enter the region and provide you with Competent Tour Guide and a Driver with a very comfortable transportation. 

Travel Documents Needed

The first thing you need, before you can even book a tour with us, is the Chinese Entry Visa. This is easily obtained from your nearest Chinese Embassy in your home country, this can actually be done by mail, to save you from having to visit the embassy yourself.

Other Documents required are

  • valid passport,
  • two passport-sized photos,
  • a completed application form,
  • and proof of booking for your return or onward flight and hotel stay in mainland China.

Some of travel documents needed for Tibet tour.

After tour confirmation, we will apply for Tibet Travel Permit on your behalf. And you need to email the photo image of your Chinese Visa information and passport information to us which will take 8-9 days to process in Lhasa, after we get it and we will deliver it to your hotel in mainland China before you board the flight or Tibet train to Lhasa.

Please note that, for those entering from Nepal, ordinary Chinese Tourist Visas issued by the Chinese Embassy for entry into mainland China are not valid. But Instead, a Group Tourist Visa or China Group Visa is issued which allows you 30 days of travel within Tibet and mainland China. We apply the visa for you once you reach Kathmandu, using your original passport and the permits we will already have applied for which will take three days to process so you will need to be in Nepal at least five days before your expected date of travel.

For other documents and permit, our travel guide will facilitate all the requirements to be fulfilled.

Basic Means to Reach Tibet

You have several options for actually getting to Tibet, from two directions. If you are entering from Nepal, this is actually the most efficient way to get to Lhasa. The flights from Kathmandu to the Lhasa Gonggar International Airport are the only international flights into Tibet, and take just 90 minutes to cross the vast Tibetan plateau to the capital’s airport.

otherwise, you can take the flight from one of the cities across mainland China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xi’an, among many others. The Flight is for two to eight hours, and the price mainly depends on the departure location in mainland China. However, this is a fast and efficient way to get to the Tibetan capital for those with limited time to spend on travel.

You can easily take Tibet train from major provincial cities to Lhasa.

The third option, and one of the most spectacular, is to take the Tibet Train from one of the seven gateway cities to Tibet in mainland China. Trains run from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, and Xining, and take from 22 hours to 55 hours to reach the Tibetan capital..

Tibetan Regions Possible to Visit in 7 Days

For a normal seven day Tibet Tour there are actually five regions of Tibet that you could visit during your stay on the plateau.

Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet

Autonomous Region, is the central location for most tourists to Tibet, and a great place to visit with spectacular monasteries and palaces, beautiful sacred lakes, and some of the most amazing mountains in central Tibet.

Shigatse Prefecture, the home to highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Lying on the border with Nepal, this landscape is a must-see for any seven-day tour, and you will also be able to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the famous Panchen Lama in the west

7 major Tibetan region in Tibet

Shannan Prefecture, also known in Tibet as Lhoka. Lhoka is the place where the lifeblood of Tibet lies and where the cradle of Tibetan civilization began. It is also a home to the stunning Lake Yamdrok and the first Tibetan Palace and first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, to the south of Lhasa and this unique region is always worth a visit at any time of year.

Nagqu, the largest of the five regions you can visit and the home of the immense Changtang Prairies, which are teeming with local natural wildlife and migratory birds throughout the year in the North

Nyingchi, the lowest area of the Tibetan plateau, with its favorable climate, stunning snow-filled mountain ranges, and beautiful peach trees, which blossom in the spring covering the area in pink and peach blossoms. It is also the known as the of world’s largest canyon, the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, which actually dwarfs the Grand Canyon in the United States, lies to the east.

Why You Need to Spend 2 or 3 Days in Lhasa?

Unique Landscape and Climate in Tibet

Tibet has a unique landscape and climate, and it is important for tourists traveling to the region to acclimatize themselves to the increased altitude in Lhasa before traveling out to the west of the region. This unique plateau landscape is the highest in the world, with an average altitude of around 4,800 meters.

Tibet also has a different and unique climate. Climates across the region can change, depending on where you are, what elevation you are in and how high it is, and the higher the altitude, the higher the climate becomes.

In the east, the climate is mild, more akin to an alpine climate, with a heavier monsoon season than the rest of the plateau.

In the west, the climate can be harsh and dry for most of the year, with only a little rain in the monsoon season.

Must-visit Places in Lhasa

Sitting on the top of Moburi, the Red Hill, Potala Palace looks down on the city of Lhasa like a giant standing protector. Built in the 17th century on the site of the former fortress and palace of the ancient Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, the palace stands tall with its red and white walls, and is, in fact, two separate palaces, the Red Palace and the White Palace.

Jokhang The oldest temple in Tibet, and was built in the 7th century to house the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni that was brought to Tibet by the Chinese Tang Dynasty wife of the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo.

The temple is the most popular pilgrim site in Tibet, and hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims arrive daily to prostrate themselves in worship before the temple.

Visit the magnificent gilded Jokhang Temple in downtown Lhasa

The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by the amazing Barkhor Street, the famous street in Lhasa where you can buy almost anything Tibetan. Barkhor Street is the kora route around the outside of Jokhang Temple, and you can always find pilgrims from all across the region making the ritual kora around the temple.

Two of the Great Three Monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism, Sera and Drepung monasteries lie within Lhasa,

Drepung is the leading monastery of the Gelugpa School.

Sera Monastery is also as important, and for tourists, is the more popular of the two. Every afternoon, in the courtyard of the monastery, the novice monks undergo an intense form of training with their masters.

Possible Alternatives for the Rest of 5 or 4 Days in Tibet

Travel from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

A visit to Tibet without the trip to Everest Base Camp is same like no visit. Set far out in the west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain. A tourist attraction on both sides of the border of Mt.Everest. This amazing journey across the plateau is one of the world’s best road trips.

Enjoying the mesmerizing Himalayan Range while on the way to EBC in Tibet

While it may seem a long way, the base camp can be easily reached by road.The Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway is the major road across the plateau, allowing faster travel than ever before. The base camp is at 5200 meters.

Along the way you can visit Gyantse and Shigatse, two of the major cities of Tibet. You can visit the amazing landscapes of the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibetan Buddhism’s Panchen Lama. Visit the amazing Gyantse Kumbum, a 32-meter high stupa located in the Pelkor Chode Monastery, that is the only one of its kind in Tibet.

Enjoy the Epic Overland Tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu

There is no better trip than the Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Journey. If you are thinking to continuing on Nepal to take on some renowned trekking trails in this landlocked Himalayan Country.

AS we tour the Tibetan capital and take the stunning road trip across the plateau to Mount Everest, you will travel through some of the most beautiful countrysides in western Tibet as you pass small beautiful lakes and through the spectacular Gyirong Valley, on the way to the Nepal border.

The route takes you through Gyirong Port, the new entry point into Tibet from Nepal, and then on down through the Langtang National Park to end in the exotic Nepali capital of Kathmandu.

Enjoy the Journey from Lhasa to Heavenly Namtso Lake

A trip to one of the main sacred lakes of the region, Lake Namtso. Known in Tibetan as the “Heavenly Lake”. Namtso is one of the most beautiful sights on the plateau, lying between the stunning Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains and the vast Changtang Prairie.

Perfect for two-day excursion after touring around the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, a lake Namtsho Trip includes a visit to the Tashi Dor peninsula on the lake, which is the location of a small monastery and several meditation caves.

While returning includes a trip to the Yangpachen Hot Springs, one of the best hot springs in China, It is believed that you will experience one of the most amazing star gazing experience in the sites. The unforgettable moments and experience.

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