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Mystical Tibet Tour

Cho Oyu From Tingri

8 Days Tour of Central Tibet
Departures: Every Saturday/Tuesday
EX - Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing
Best Season: March - November
This fly in/fly out tour of Central Tibet follows a circular route from Tsedang to Lhasa, exploring the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization, and then proceeding on the southern route past Yamdrok Tso, the Turquoise Lake, to the historical towns of Gyangtse & Shigatse. From Shigatse we take the Northern route through the scenic, rugged countryside of the nomads, culminating our tour in Lhasa, the Forbidden City.

One can join this tour either taking the flight from Kathmandu or from any points in Mainland China. For those wishing to take the train journey to Lhasa, we can help in booking train tickets from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai & Xining. 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa Gongar Airport via Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing
Upon arrival meet & transfer to Tsedang in Yarlung Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Check in to your hotel.

Day 2: Guided tour of Samye, the oldest Monastery belonging to the Red Hat School & Yumbulakhang, the first castle built for a Tibetan king.

Day 03: Tsedang / Gyantse
Driving out of Tsedang, this long journey (8-9 hrs) takes you through the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau, past the turquoise lake Yamdrok and over Kampala(4794m) and Karola (5010m) Passes. We arrive the town of Gyantse at 3950m, a pastoral town which is still left pretty untouched by modern expansion. Check in to hotel.

Day 04: Gyangtse / Shigatse
Visit Kumbum Stupa (an oversized chorten of over 100,000 images) & the adjoining Palkor Choede Monastery & continue drive for 2 hrs to Shigatse.
PM- Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Shigatse open market. Check into hotel.

Day 05: Shigatse/Lhasa
We return to Lhasa. Check into hotel. Optional walking tour of Barkhor, the bustling market place of Lhasa. Check into hotel.

Day 06: This morning, we tour Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama & listed as a world heritage site and Drepung Monastery, the biggest monastic university of Tibet.

Day 07: In the morning, we visit Norbu Linka, the summer palace for the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, we cover Jokhang - the "central cathedra", Barkhor - the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets whitewashed stone homes, window and the Tibetan Medical Centre.

Day 08: Lhasa to Chengdu/Beijing
After breakfast transfer to Gongar Airport to connect flight to Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing.

Cost in USD Per Person: (MIN 2 PAX)

HOTELS TOUR COST
MIN 4 PAX
(Twin Share Basis on BB)
SUPPLEMENT SURCHARGE
2 PAX 3 PAX
DELUXE
Brahmaputra
USD 850 per person
Single supplement - USD 290
USD 250 USD 175
STANDARD
Kyichu/Dudgu
USD 750 per person
Single Supplement - USD 200
BUDGET
Mandala/Flora
USD 600 per person
Single Supplement - US$100
AIRFARE EXTRA
(As Applicable)
Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu - USD 520+ 202(USD 722)    
Chengdu-Lhasa-Chengdu - USD 480    
Beijing-Lhasa-Beijing - USD 780    
Kunming-Lhasa-Kunming - USD 700    

Cost Includes:
● Tibet permit, entrance fees
● Twin sharing accommodation
● Daily breakfast
● All guided tours & transfers in private jeep/coach
● Kodari border pick up/drop transport

Cost Excludes:
● Airfare & airport taxes
● Insurance & emergency rescue charges
● Extra porter/transport charges in the event of landslides
● Tibet visa fee USD 116 for USA nationals & USD 200 for other nationals