Himalayan Flights

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICES PVT.LTD

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Tibet Introductory (8-days)



Tibet Introductory (8-days)



Overview

Fly over the world's highest peaks into the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the cultural hub of Tibet. You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa where our local guides will take you around main important monasteries and palaces of Dalai Lama including Sera, Drepung and Norbulinkha monasteries and Potala Palace to explore the historical Tibetan culture and civilization. The trip returns overland (spending 4 nights en-route) via Gyantse-Shigatse-Xegar-Zhangmu to Kathmandu. There are two high passes Karola and Gyatso La over 5000 meters on this overland trip. Average elevation of your overland journey is over 4000 meters above sea level and acclimatization for high altitude; health and safety should be carefully considered in the trip.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - KATHMANDU-LHASA

Fly Kathmandu To Lhasa: transfer to city, check in hotel and rest for acclimatization. O/N Hotel (medium class)

 

DAY 2- LHASA

LHASA: visit Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor bazzar, etc. O/N hotel

 

DAY 03- LHASA

LHASA: visit Sera and Norbulingkha Monasteries, etc. O/N hotel

 

DAY 04 - LHASA - GYANTSE

Lhasa - Gyantse (3650m): drive 261km, via Karola pass (5,010), Yamdrok lake and Tibetan lifeline river Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahma putra) - o/n at hotel

 

DAY 05 - GYANTSE - SHIGATSE

Gyantse - Shigatse(3900m): 90 km, visit Phalcho and Kumbum monastery in Gyangtse, and drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel

 

DAY 06 - SHIGATSE - XEGAR

After visiting Tashilhumpu Monastery, drive 244km, 6-hours, crossing over a highest pass of Gyatso La (5,220m). O/N hotel/Guesthouse.

 

DAY 07 -XEGAR - ZHANGMU

Xegar - Zhangmu: 240km, -hrs scenic drive via Lalung la pass (5050 M) with good view of Mt. Cho Oyu. O/N hotel

 

DAY 08 - ZHANGMU - FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE – KATHMANDU

Zhangmu - Friendship Bridge – Kathmandu: 123km, after Nepal immigration check in/ visas,  4/5-hours scenic drive to Kathmandu.

 

*** This trip itinerary can be changed or modified as per your time, requirement and interest.

 

Cost of This Trip: depend on your group size and your requirements. Please e-mail us for a special price quote.

 

For more information and booking this trip, please contact us in advance. Thank you for your time.