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

Across the Mighty Mekong and Yangtze rivers, we trek on the formidable mountain massif of Kawa Karpo includes more than a dozen 6000 metre peaks and culminates at the summit of the unclimbed Kagebo (6740m). Sacred to Tibetan Buddhist people, this remote range is circled by a pilgrimage route or 'kora' that negotiates deep forested valleys, crosses high passes and visits hot springs, isolated villages and many sacred sites trek follows the  route and allows us an insight into a rarely seen Tibetan enclave, formerly part of the kingdom of Kham. Accessed via Kunming, this fantastic travel experience also allows us to marvel at the great gorge of the Yangtze.

18 Nights 19 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 Gyaltang: Sungtseling monastery, Tiger leaping George
  • Kawa Karpo trek 
  • Visit Chamdo: Riwoche Tsuklakhang
  • Visit Tsengchen: Bon monasteries
  • Visit Tibetan local family
  • Enjoy delicious local Tibetan food
  • Namtso Lake, one of the largest fresh water Lake in 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

 

Itinerary

 

Days

Itinerary

Altitude / KM  Driving hours

Overnight

01

Arrival in Lijang & transfer to Hotel (Donba Music Performance).

 

Hotel (BB)

02

Drive to Gyaltang via Tiber Leaping George

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

03

Drive to  Namka Tashi via Sungtseling – Dondrubling 

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

04

Namka Tashi – Bachok Ne (Cross Mekong ) – Shartang Chutsaka.

 

Camping(AP)

05

Shartang Chutsaka – Trek/Ride Lekbam - Bachu.

 

Camping (AP)

06

Babchu – Trek/Ride – Shartang Chutsaka – Meling Gonpa.

 

Camping (AP)

07

Melong Gonpa  - trek/Ride Bachok. Drive Tsakhalho.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

08

Drive to Markham via Tsakhalho – Mangtso Nature reserve

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

09

Drive to Pomda via Wamda  

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

10

Drive to Chamdo ( visit Kalden Jampaling Monastery).

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

11

Drive to Ratsaka ( visit Riwoche Tsuklakhang).

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

12

Drive to Tsengchen via Takzham Gompa 

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

13

Drive to Sok Dzong. Visit Bon monasteries

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

14

Drive to Nakchu.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

15

Drive to Lake Namtso.

 

Hotel/Guest House (BB)

16

Drive to Lhasa via Tsurphu 

 

Hotel (BB)

17

Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market

 

Full Day

Hotel (BB)

18

Sightseeing of Drepung monastery, Ramoche Temple & Norbulinkha palace.

Full Day

Hotel (BB)

19

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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