Tibet Cultural Tour

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 9 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Easy
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
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Trip Style Tour
Meals Breakfast
Max. Altitude 3650
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Trip Highlights

  • Majestic views of the spectacular views of Himalayas which also includes Mt. Everest, visible from the
  • Tibetan side.
  • Explore Yarlung Tsangpo valley, ferry ride across the Tsangpo River and Samye the oldest monastery
  • belonging to the Red Hat School.
  • Yumbhulakhang the

This remote land, of culture, of wide open spaces, gilt-roofed temples, and intricately decorated monasteries, is dominated by the ancient holy city of Lhasa. An aura of magic, and mystery awaits you, with majestic views of the spectacular Himalayas, which also includes Mount Everest, visible from the Tibetan side. This tour offers Fly in/ Fly out tour through a circular route from Tsentant to Lhasa of the heart of Tibet. It provides you ample opportunity to explore the Yarlung Tsangpo valley, cradle of the Tibetan civilization. By exploring the yarlung Tsangpo valley with a ferry ride across the Tsangpo river, we reach Samye, the oldest monastery belonging to the Red hat school. We take on to Yumbhulakhang, the first castle built for a tibetan king, through a fertile agricultural valley and tombs of the Tibetan kings, from the seventh century, then we proceed on the southern route via the Yamdrok tso, the turquoise lake, to Gyangtse and Shigatse. Leaving Shigatse, we take the northern route through the scenic, rugged country side of nomads, culmination, then we visit the mystical city of Lhasa.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Day 02:Day 02: Samye Monastery
  • Day 03:Day 03: Drive to Gyantse
  • Day 04:Day 04: Drive to Xigatse
  • Day 05:Day 05: Drive to Lhasa
  • Day 06:Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Day 07:Day 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Day 08:Day 08: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Day 09:Day 09: Kathmandu Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa This trip begins with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan
  • Day 02:Day 02: Samye Monastery Visit to Samye Monastery and the valley of the cradle of Tibetan civilization. O/N at hotel.
  • Day 03:Day 03: Drive to Gyantse Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. Later in the afternoon visit Khumbum stupa and Phalkor Monastery.
    O/N at hotel.
  • Day 04:Day 04: Drive to Xigatse Sightseeing tour of Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market of Xigatse. O/N at hotel.
  • Day 05:Day 05: Drive to Lhasa Drive to Lhasa via Northern highway and visit Norbulinka Palace. O/N at hotel
  • Day 06:Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa Today we'll visit various Buddhist monasteries including Sera Monastery, one of the best preserved
    monasteries in Tibet, where several hundred monks live and study within it's whitewashed walls & golden
    roofs. After lunch, we'll visit the the Jokhang Temple, possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is
    always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor - a
    maze of narrow cobbled streets, the central market of Lhasa.
  • Day 07:Day 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa This morning, we will visit the Potala Palace which dominates the city of Lhasa. A spectacular building, it contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, we'll visit the Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century, & was once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural
    Revolution.
  • Day 08:Day 08: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu This remote land, of culture, of wide open spaces, gilt-roofed temples, and intricately decorated
    monasteries, is dominated by the ancient holy city of Lhasa. An aura of magic, and mystery awaits you, with majestic views of the spectacular Himalayas, which also includes Mount Everest, visible from the Tibetan side.
  • Day 09:Day 09: Kathmandu Departure Day Today we say goodbye, unless you are embarking upon another adventure with us!

Cost Includes

  •  Private transportation by van
  •  Tibet travel permit and E.B.C. permit
  •  English speaking Tibetan guide.
  •  Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
  •  Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
  •  Daily breakfast

Cost Excludes

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  •  Lunch and dinner
  •  Insurance of any kind
  •  Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
  •  Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstance
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