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Trans Himalayan Journey Tour

Lhasa - Potala Palace

8 Days Tibet Overland Tour
A FIXED GUARANTEED TOUR IN TOYOTA JEEPS
Departures: Every Saturday
EX - Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing
Best Season: March - November
This is an adventure trip for travelers on a limited time & budget. The breath taking trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa & the overland route from Lhasa to Nepal border offers truly spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses & a people & culture from a bygone era.

The trip is scheduled fly in/drive out but is also operated drive in/fly out at sometimes depending on practical necessity. This tour is offered in 3 hotel categories to choose from depending on ones interest & budget; Lhasa Hotel(formerly Holiday Inn), Kyichu Hotel or similar & budget hotel.

Tibet Travels & Tours do not make any pretensions of offering very low budget tours in unmanageable big groups. Our group generally tends to be smaller & we make every effort, under the circumstances, to provide quality services at very reasonable prices. Our tour itinerary is better designed & additionally include visits to Shalu Monastery, Sakya Monastery & Milarepa Caves which most other operators skip.

Itinerary

Day 1: KATHMANDU-LHASA (3650 M), 90 KMS
Transfer to airport to connect CA 408 KTM-LXA flight.
Upon arrival meet & transfer to hotel.

Day 2: LHASA
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung,
the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the
State oracle of Tibet.

Day 3: LHASA
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the
bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center &
Norbulinka Palace.

Day 4: LHASA-GYANGTSE (3990 M), 350 KMS
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m
& Karo la (5045 m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.

Day 5: GYANGTSE-SHALU-SHIGATSE (3860 M), 90 KMS
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy & Shigatse open market.

Day 6: SHIGATSE-SAKYA-SHEGAR/DINGRI(4350 M)
Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) & Gyatso la pass (5220 M). En
route visit Sakya Monastery.

Day 7: SHEGAR-ZHANGMU(2300 M)
Drive to Zhangmu. En route visit Milarepa Cave.

Day 8: KATHMANDU - Walk across Friendship Bridge & transfer to Kathmandu.

Cost in USD Per Person: (MIN 2 PAX)

HOTELS EX- KTM SGL SUP AIRFARE
EX-KTM
AIRFARE
EX-PEK
AIRFARE
EX-CTU
DELUXE
Brahmaputra
USD 850 USD 290 KTM-LXA US$ 273+106 USD 380 USD 240
STANDARD
Kyichu/Dudgu
USD 750 USD 200 LXA-KTM US$ 273+96    
BUDGET
Kyichu/Dudgu

USD 600 USD 100      
SUPPLEMENT
SURCHARGE
2 PAX - USD 250
3 PAX - USD 175

       

(Rates subject to change without prior notice)

Also during the monsoon season the Arniko Highway linking Nepal-Tibet border is often disrupted by landslides. Additional porter or transport charges incurred due to such road disruptions will have to be borne by the clients' themselves.


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