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Trip Fact

Trip Duration 10 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Gentle
Activity Tour
Max. Altitude 3,600m.
Accomodation Hotel + Tea-house Lodges
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast
Starts in Kathmandu – Lhasa
Ends in Lhasa (Tsedang) – Kathmandu
Minimum Pax 4
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Cultural Treks & Expedition has exclusively designed this central Tibet tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet. Central Tibet tours is mainly focused on the central part of the Tibet region including the best sightseeing around lhasa at Potala palace and places in Tibet. Besides witnessing stunningly well preserved architecture of cultural heritages and historical places, you also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine.

Visits to  and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse you have an exclusive opportunity to explore monasteries and fully immerse yourselves in the Buddhist culture. On this tour, you are in for an experience of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Lhasa's main attractions - Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple & more.
  • Ancient monasteries of Yarlung Tsangpo valley including Samye monastery.
  • Inspiring landscapes, super mountain views, rich Buddhist history and culture.
  • English speaking Local Tibetan Guide
  • Comfortable transportation/hotels with Tibetan character wherever possible
  • Complete hassle free Chinese (Tibetan) travel documentation

Detail Itinerary

Tibet Tour Cost Service Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Land Cruiser, Van, Hiace or, mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast basis as per programs.
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional English speaking tour guide with temples entrance fees.
  • Guided sightseeing in Lhasa with Monastery entrance fees.
  • Best available standard Hotel accommodation in Lhasa and best available en-route on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Transportation by Land Cruiser (Toyota 4500, best in Tibet) with support truck while on Tibet.
  • English speaking Chinese or, Tibetan guide while on tour.
  • Tibet visa, permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Airport transfers and supply of bottled oxygen in Car.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Gonggar airport (Lhasa)/Kathmandu.
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) and first aid medical Kit.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Tour Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Hotel accommodation after 4 nights stays in Kathmandu.
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Nepal and Hotel in Tibet.
  • Personal clothing, tour equipments as well as sleeping bags. (required)
  • Personal Nature expenses (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes. (It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for the tour guide.

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with professional English speaking tour guide. 4/5 Hrs.
Day 03: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650m.), transfer to Hotel (1 hrs. drive from Gonggar airport to Lhasa – 93 km.).
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa - (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square).
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa- (Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace).
Day 06: Drive to Tsedang (or Tsetang) (3,550m.) 183 km.
Day 07: Day for Yarlung Valley tour.
Day 08: Depart Tsedang: You will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight home or, Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 09: Kathmandu free.
Day 10: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with professional English speaking tour guide. 4/5 Hrs.

Day 03: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650m.)
You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Once you relinquish your delicious breakfast, you straightaway make arrangements for your sightseeing tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to SERA MONASTERY, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around BARKHOR MARKETS is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
On this day you get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to view majestic POTALA PALACE towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration.

Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped  You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.

Day 06: Drive to Tsedang (or Tsetang) (3,550m.) 183 km
After spending some time in Lhasa take a 2-hour drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river through barley and wheat fields to the third largest city in Tibet.

In route TSEDANG (or Tsetang) you stop at NYETHANG (NETANG DROMALA LAKHANG), a temple built in 10th century by Atisa, an India Buddhist. The temple contains interesting artifacts and hold significant importance in Tibetan Buddhism.

Another stop before you reach Tsedang is MINDROLING, 10th century Monastery, rebuilt in 1676 and highly reputed for its contribution towards astronomy, astrology, medicine and calligraphy. The Murals on the wall have very special significances and shows the typical Tantric arts.

Day 07: Yarlung Valley tour
Today will be spent exploring the Yarlug valley which is also known as the Valley of Tombs. Ancient Tibetan history boasts that Tibetan civilization was originated from Yarlung valley. You can spot massive burial mounds of Tibetan Kings.

Today’s sights include TANDRUK (TRANDRUK) MONASTERY, a 7th century monastery, which holds fantastic wood carved altar, interesting relics and murals. YAMBULAKANG, the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is awesome.

The tour continues to the west of Tsedang, crossing the TSANGPO RIVER on a boat to SAMYE MONASTERY, founded in 779 AD, is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Samya Monastery is one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. Built between 763 and 75 AD modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples.

Day 08: Depart Tsedang
It is 2 hrs. drive to the airport, your guide will escort you to the airport in time to catch your flight home.

Day 09: Kathmandu free.

Day 10: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with professional English speaking tour guide. 4/5 Hrs.
Day 03: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650m.), transfer to Hotel (1 hrs. drive from Gonggar airport to Lhasa – 93 km.).
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa - (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square).
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa- (Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace).
Day 06: Drive to Tsedang (or Tsetang) (3,550m.) 183 km.
Day 07: Day for Yarlung Valley tour.
Day 08: Depart Tsedang: You will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight home or, Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 09: Kathmandu free.
Day 10: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with professional English speaking tour guide. 4/5 Hrs.

Day 03: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650m.)
You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Once you relinquish your delicious breakfast, you straightaway make arrangements for your sightseeing tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to SERA MONASTERY, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around BARKHOR MARKETS is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
On this day you get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to view majestic POTALA PALACE towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration.

Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped  You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.

Day 06: Drive to Tsedang (or Tsetang) (3,550m.) 183 km
After spending some time in Lhasa take a 2-hour drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river through barley and wheat fields to the third largest city in Tibet.

In route TSEDANG (or Tsetang) you stop at NYETHANG (NETANG DROMALA LAKHANG), a temple built in 10th century by Atisa, an India Buddhist. The temple contains interesting artifacts and hold significant importance in Tibetan Buddhism.

Another stop before you reach Tsedang is MINDROLING, 10th century Monastery, rebuilt in 1676 and highly reputed for its contribution towards astronomy, astrology, medicine and calligraphy. The Murals on the wall have very special significances and shows the typical Tantric arts.

Day 07: Yarlung Valley tour
Today will be spent exploring the Yarlug valley which is also known as the Valley of Tombs. Ancient Tibetan history boasts that Tibetan civilization was originated from Yarlung valley. You can spot massive burial mounds of Tibetan Kings.

Today’s sights include TANDRUK (TRANDRUK) MONASTERY, a 7th century monastery, which holds fantastic wood carved altar, interesting relics and murals. YAMBULAKANG, the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is awesome.

The tour continues to the west of Tsedang, crossing the TSANGPO RIVER on a boat to SAMYE MONASTERY, founded in 779 AD, is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Samya Monastery is one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. Built between 763 and 75 AD modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples.

Day 08: Depart Tsedang
It is 2 hrs. drive to the airport, your guide will escort you to the airport in time to catch your flight home.

Day 09: Kathmandu free.

Day 10: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: Nepal 4 - Tibet - 5 Days
    Grade: Gentle
    Starts in: Kathmandu – Lhasa
    Ends in: Lhasa (Tsedang) – Kathmandu
    Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House
    Maximum altitude: 3,600m.

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