Overview

Tibet -a land so rich in Culture, tradition and steeped in religion along the far flung unique landscape, also called the roof of the world. Let the age old Tibetan Myths & mysteries cast and enchanted spell that holds an every visitor in thrill and excitement. The tour begins with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many highest peaks of the world (if you join the tour in Kathmandu). This is the only flight fly over Mt. Everest and other highest peaks. In case you wish to start the tour in Lhasa arriving from anywhere in mainland China or taking a new train from Beijing you will be briefed about the tour by your Tibetan Guide

 

Upon your arrival you will drive to Tsedang, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour visiting major Palaces, monasteries, acclimatizing & to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage & to explore this history – Laden city to its core. In route you will visit ancient town of Gyantse, Shigatse and many other cities. You get to explore colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and you become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures including untamed (drokpas) nomads en-route driving through highest Plate on Earth. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights

 

Discover Tibet's remotest and mystical heartlands of Kham and Dzongsar Valleys in our rendezvous epic journey through Sichuan, across the Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa. Drive through wonderful scenery dominated by green meadows, river gorges, snow-capped mountains and enchanting flora & fauna. Visit the famous monasteries and marvelous sights en-route, including Tagong Monastery, Kardze monastery, Derge Printing House, Dzogchen Gompa, Chamdo Jampaling Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Geluk Order), Potala Palace etc. Many travelers have observed that the Tibetan culture is much more preserved in the mid-Western Sichuan and Kham regions than in Lhasa. The route has attracted explorers and adventurers, pilgrims, traders, and even missionaries for hundreds of years. The tour starts from the ancient city of Chengdu to the remote regions of Kangding, Garze in Sichuan province, Dzongsar and Nyigichi in the Tibet Autonomous region. The tour takes you to Trans-Kham Regions with spectacular highland-lakes and grasslands through the rugged and winding Sichuan-Tibet Highway from Chengdu to Lhasa that varies greatly in altitude giving an opportunity to experience all four seasons within one day

25 Nights 26 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary on bed & breakfast (BB) basis.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Transportation as per the itinerary by necessary vehicle.
  • Monastery entrance fee.
  • Tibet Travel permits.
  • Full Board Camping ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as per the itinerary
  • Emergency mineral water in the vehicle.
  • Emergency portable oxygen cylinder in the vehicle.
  • Trip briefing by Tibet expert & entertain question.
  • Trip Information pack.
  • Gift pack (prayer flag or string of flag & paper prayer Lungtha).

 

Note: Offer Prayer flag or Lungtha (string of prayer flag) in high passes, temple for good fortune & long life.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Tibet Visa Fee (Acceptable in cash only as per the Nationality).
  • Any Airfare (Fare as per availability).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Expenses during any rescue operation.
  • Lunch and Dinner as per the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages & bar bills.
  • All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Gratuity to staff.
  • Services not mentioned herein.

 

 

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Visit Dordrak Gonpa
  • Visit Derge Parkhang, Tangyel Lhakhang and Gonchen Monastery
  • Tagong Monastery, Kardze monastery, Derge Printing House, Dzogchen Gompa, Chamdo Jampaling
  • Chamdo: Kalden Jampaling, local market, Ratsaka, Riwoche Tsuklakhang
  • Meet Nomads community
  • Test of delicious Tibetan local cuisine cook by Tibetan Chef
  • Namtso Lake ( One of the highest fresh water Lake of Tibet)
  • One hour Trans-Himalaya flight and breath taking aerial view of Everest and other highest peaks.
  • Visit of ancient Palace of Dalai Lama, largest structure built in Red hill of Lhasa 
  • Monk Debating one of the practice in School of Buddhism at Sera Monastery
  • The most sacred holy Temple of Tibetan people at Jokhang temple
  • Barkhor local market & Drepung Monastery
  • Samye Monastery & Yambulhakang Palace
Itinerary

 

Days

Itinerary

Altitude / KM  Driving hours

Overnight

01

Arrival in Chengdu  & Cross Gyarong River. Drive to Dartsedo

 

 Hotel (BB)

02

 Visit Dordrak Gonpa. Drive to Bamei via Lhagang

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

03

Drive to Kandze via Drango

 

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

04

Visit Gonpa) - Dargye Gonpa - Manigango – Yilhun Lhatso

 

 Camping (AP)

 

05

Yilhun Lhatso - Trek Dzi La - Ting – Chu Uplands

 

 

Camping (AP)

06

Ting - Chu Uplands - Trek Gyanching La

 

Camping (AP)

07

Trek Ngaro Domo La – Rongme Karmo 

 

Camping (AP)

08

Rongme Karmo Taktsang - Trek Lake Sengur Yutso -  Rongme Karmo

 

 

Camping (AP)

09

Trek to Pema Shelphuk

 

Camping (AP)

10

Trek/Drive to Dzongsar Monastery.

 

 

Camping (AP)

11

Explore Dzongsar. 

 

 

Camping (AP)

12

 Drive to Palpung.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

13

 Drive to Derge.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

 

14

Derge (Visit Derge Parkhang, Tangyel Lhakhang and Gonchen Monastery).

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

15

Drive to Yulong via Jomda

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

16

Drive to Chamdo via  Karma Gon

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

 

17

Visit Kalden Jampaling & Market in Chamdo

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

 

18

Drive to Ratsaka. Visit Riwoche Tsuklakhang

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

 

19

Drive toTengchen via Takzham Gonpa

 

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

20

Visit Bon monasteries. Drive to Sok Dzong.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

21

Drive to Nakchu

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

22

Drive to Lake Namtso

 

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

23

Drive to Lhasa via Tsurphu

 

Hotel (BB)

24

Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market

 

Full Day

Hotel (BB)

25

Sightseeing of Drepung monastery, Ramoche Temple & Norbulinkha palace.

Full Day

Hotel (BB)

26

Drive to airport for final departure

65km/ 1 hr

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Detail Itinerary:

 

 

Note: Offer "Lungta" and prayers flag (printed prayers for the peace and good health/happiness) together with your Tibetan Guide. Offering Lungta in high passes and temple is believed to bring good fortune and long life in Tibetan culture.

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