Overland Adventure Tibet

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$1200.00

Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Trip Overview

Cultural Encounters

Spend your initial days acclimatizing to the high-altitude environment and experiencing the warmth of Tibetan hospitality. This is a time to engage with local customs, partake in traditional meals, and enjoy the serene beauty of Tibetan villages. The gentle pace allows you to acclimate physically while immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Tibet.

 Kodari Border & Himalayan Vistas

From the Kodari Border, gaze upon the central Himalayas in all their glory. This gateway to Tibet offers stunning views of towering peaks and lush valleys, a breathtaking introduction to the natural splendor that defines the region. The border area is a visual feast, setting the stage for the adventures to come.

 Tsetang & Yarlung Valley

Explore the fertile Yarlung Valley, often referred to as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Discover the ancient fortress, Yumbu Lakhang, reputedly built by Tibet’s first monarchs. The valley’s verdant landscape and historical significance make it a must-visit for any traveler seeking to understand Tibet’s roots.

 Samye Monastery

Visit Samye, Tibet’s oldest monastery, founded in the 8th century. This spiritual site is not only an architectural marvel but also a cornerstone of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery’s intricate designs and serene atmosphere offer a deep sense of peace and reverence.

 Panoramic Drives

Embark on drives that take you across high mountain passes, some exceeding 5,000 meters. These journeys offer panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Each vista provides a unique perspective on the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape.

 Tibetan Homes & Turquoise Gem

Experience traditional Tibetan dwellings, which reflect the region’s cultural heritage and architectural ingenuity. Admire the turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok, one of Tibet’s most beautiful and sacred lakes. Its striking color and serene setting are unforgettable highlights of your journey.

 Monastery Masterpieces

Explore some of Tibet’s most renowned monasteries, including Tashilhunpo and Kumbum. These spiritual centers house an abundance of sculptures and murals, each telling stories of faith and tradition. The artistry and devotion evident in these masterpieces offer profound insights into Tibetan Buddhism.

 Lhasa: Spiritual & Secular Capital

Delve into Lhasa, the heart of Tibet’s cultural and religious life. Visit the iconic Jokhang Temple and the majestic Potala Palace, both epitomes of Tibetan architecture and spirituality. Explore other prominent monasteries, immersing yourself in the spiritual pulse of this ancient city.

Nepal-Tibet Overland Journey

Conclude your adventure with an overland journey across the vast Tibetan plateau along the Arniko Highway. Marvel at the majestic Himalayas and Trans-Himalayas, their grandeur a fitting finale to your Tibetan odyssey. This route offers an unparalleled perspective on the natural and cultural wonders that define this extraordinary region.

Trip Itinerary

Drive scenically to the Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet) early in the morning. After completing the necessary formalities at the Chinese and Nepalese immigration, continue driving to Kerung. Spend the night at the hotel

A day trip uphill to the world's highest plateau offers the classic Tibetan panorama and the overwhelming sensation that you are standing on the roof of the world. Continue with the beautiful journey, passing over Gyatchu La (5,220 meters), the highest pass on the route to Lhasa via Lhatse, where a road splits to the west leading to Mount Kailash. Spend the night in a hotel.

Visiting the Tashilhumpu Monastery of the Panchen Lama in the morning.  Travel to Hotel Yak in Lhasa O/N.

Tour of the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries, and other attractions in Lhasa, covering two full days. Spend the night in a hotel.

A full day of gorgeous driving crosses over Kambala (4,749m), Karola (5,010m), and the colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake. The trip to Gyantse includes a visit to the Phalkor Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.

A full day of gorgeous driving crosses over Kambala (4,749m), Karola (5,010m), and the colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake. The trip to Gyantse includes a visit to the Phalkor Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.

Drive to Tingri after breakfast (a $200 optional trip to EBC is included) and spend the night at a guest house.

Early in the morning, Drive to the border, cross it, then return back to Kathmandu.

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Trip Information

Max Guests

16

Min Age

10

Tour Location

Country

Languages Support

Price Includes

  • Transportation by comfortable coach
  • Monastery Entrance fee
  • Accommodation in twin sharing room on BB basis
  • English speaking Tibetan guide throughout the tour
  • Tibet Permit, Chinese visa,
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary and all necessary transfers
  •  Airport pick up/drop.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Charges for photography in the monastery
  • Insurance of any kind expenses of personal nature such as drinks
  • Tips and extra cost during Landslide for porter etc.
  • Flight Ktm to Lhasa USD$ 450

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