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Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour is one of the popular tour to explore in the impressive region in Tibet

Tibet overland tour is one of the popular tours journey on very rich and beautiful land, located on the highest plateau on Earth called the Roof of the World. The journey is adventurous and exciting due to the high desert, driving through over 3000-5000 meters, visiting the cave, monasteries including the Potala Palace and clear view of Mt. Everest can be visible from a distance from Tibet overland tour. Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour is the best choice for those who like to travel frequently and explore new places. Tibet tour provides an opportunity to see nomads herding their yaks, pilgrims worshipping & enduring Himalayan topography during the overland tour of Tibet. Tibet overland package trip takes 7 night 8 days. The overland tour presents the beauties of its past, the fascinating Gompas, ancient Buddhist culture, overwhelming landscapes, crowded Tibetan market, exotic cities, hidden valleys, dominant inhabitant and amazing turquoise lakes.

Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu to Rasuwa - Kerung Highway to reach the Kerung border within 5-6 hour drive that passes through the most wonderful scenery dominated by green meadows, river gorges, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and enchanting flora & fauna of the valleys of Kerung, Lhatse, and Xegar. This journey will let you enjoy Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Xishapagma (8012m) and Mt. Everest(8848m) and culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse is the remarkable feature of this overland tour in Tibet. Visit Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake makes the Tibet trip unforgettable moment. Lhasa (3650m) is the capital city of Tibet rich in cultural and natural beauty. You will spend two days on the sightseeing tour that covers all of the historical sites in Lhasa, the spiritual and secular center of Tibet. We will visit the famous sites of Lhasa: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.

Highlights

√  Picturesque views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges & cultural settlements of the high lands of the Himalayas
√  Opportunities to explore old monasteries and caves along with the visit to the historical towns including Lhasa.
√  Visit historical places and explore ancient heritage sites important monasteries and an old traditional quarter of the city

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 days
Elevation: 5220m
Difficulty: Medium
Accomodation: Hotel
Starting / Ending: Kerung - Kathmandu
Transport : Private vehicle
Permits: Tibet Travel Permit
Season: Mar to May & Aug to Dec
Activities: Sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 01: Scenic drive to Kerung(2700m/8858.268 ft.), 8-9hr drive

At 5:30 AM in the morning, we move towards a 7min walk to Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Sadak. After having our breakfast in the Trisuli, we continue our journey and around 7hr by means of transportation will bring us to the Rasuwagadhi(border of Nepal & Tibet) via headquarter Dunche, Syabru Besi. In the initial section, we follow the Pokhara road to Galchi. Here a new road follows the Trisuli River most north through Trisuli Bazaar to Rasuwagadhi via Syabru Besi. There you'll accomplish immigration procedures in Nepal and Tibet side. After performing both sides immigration formalities, we introduce you to our professionally trained local Tibet guide, welcomed to entire guests with holy Khata afterword continue to drive to Kerong by means of transportation. We will get the opportunity to enjoy the views of Himalayan ranges, the amazing scenes of naked hills, settlements, agricultural land, full of various crops make our journey more enjoyable and exciting then we reach the hotel and take rest. In Kerong there are Nepali, Tibetan, Indian Cuisine, good accommodation is available.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Scenic drive to Tingri(4300m/140107ft. )/ Lhatse(4350m/14271ft. ), 5 - 6hr

After having the breakfast, we will drive to Kerung pass at the elevation of over 4900m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to Old Dingri at the distance of around 180Km. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left. The journey to the highest plateau of the world offers the breathtaking panoramic beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Makalu(8464m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu(8201m) and Mt. Everest(8848m) & Mt. Xishapagma(8012m). From Tingri, we will enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848m).
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Shigatse(3900m/12795f. ), 4hr

We will continue our journey through the friendship highway which passes the Gyatso la at the elevation of 5220m observing beautiful prayer flags. Driving to Lhatse town situated on the route to Mt. Kailash we will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmers villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the rooftop. A 4hr drive takes us to Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse renowned by famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/12959ft. ), 2 - 3hr

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will start our sightseeing tour and visit Panchen Lama’s Tashi Lhumpu Monastery, the largest Gelukpamonatery in the western Tibet. After the visit of the monastery, we will continue our drive to Gyangtse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages. We will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong offers the most amazing views of Gyantse surrounding Nyang Chu Valley and Gyantse Kumbum has a large gold-domed Stupa and houses with several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Drive to Lhasa (3650m/11975ft. ), 7hr

Our drive to Lhasa takes 7hr passing through mountain passes Karo La(5010m) and Kamba La(4794m). Karo La is the highest pass with beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. From the Kamba La, we descend to the main road which brings us to Lhasa. We will have a distant view of Potala Palace on the way.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 06 - 07: Sightseeing In Lhasa

After our breakfast, we processed for full days Sightseeing in Lhasa. The historical monuments are the Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama, the Jokhang Temple Monastery and the Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace built in the 18th century masterpiece of Tibetan art. During our two days of sightseeing, we will explore the popular tourist attractions of Tibet Jokhang temple, Drepung Monastery, Bharkor Bazaar, and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the most tourist attraction beautiful monuments in Tibet 13storeys building, containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and about 200,000 statues, soar 117m on top of Red mountain, rising more than 300m in total above the valley floor. It contains the principal halls and church room and idol of past Dalai Lamas. There is much rich decorative painting, with jeweled work, carving and other ornamentation. The palace is decorated with hundred of Thanka paintings and images created hundreds of years ago the perfect example of how ancient monuments should be preserved. We will also visit Jokhang temple having huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and considered as the holiest place in Tibet contains eight rooms on two floors to house scriptures and sculptures of the Buddha. The temple had brick floors, door frames and carvings made of wood. The outer circle has a circular path, with a number of large prayer wheels leads to the main shrine, which is surrounded by chapels. The temple is surrounded by the Barkhor market, where we will see the several small, fascinating temple into the route.

Then we will visit Sera Monastery an important aspect of Tibetan Buddhism. Sera survived the destruction of the cultural revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. The sculpture is scripted with gold powder, statues, scent cloth, and murals were seen in profusion. We will also visit the Drepung Monastery one of the world’s Largest monasteries in Tibet. Norbulingka is a palace served as the summer residence of the Dalai Lama. The palace has a large collection of Italian chandeliers, Tibetan carpets, other artifacts and discovers the wonderful collection of the ancient mural.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 08: Scenic flight to Kathmandu

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Kathmandu we drive towards Gonggor airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. Our representative will be waiting and transfer you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ All sightseeing by English speaking Tibetan guide

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in a carefully selected hotel as per the itinerary

+ Tibet travel permit & monastery entrance fees 

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with the host family


Excluded Services

- Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lhasa

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. For further more information, have to visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Heli Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, and boiled water as well as snacks, desserts, etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide

- Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring the following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality at a good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. Incapacity or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.


Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light


Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves


Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm


Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp


Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.


Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius


Personal Medical Kit:

01. Bandage for sprains

02. Plasters/Band-aids

03. Iodine or water filters

04. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

05. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

06. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

07. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

08. Oral rehydration salts

09. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Tibet Visa and Travel Permit Information

All foreigners other than Chinese and Tibetan need to obtain Tibet visa and travel permit to enter the Tibet. Tibet travel permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. Tourist cannot apply their travel permit themselves. Tibet Bureau only accept application from registered travel agencies like Global Holidays Adventure. Tibet permit or visa comes in paper, not in your passport.

(Note: It is very important that Tibet Travel permit and Tibet Visa is different. You can’t enter the Tibet just with Chinese Visa. Before entering Tibet you should obtain Tibet Travel permit.)

Require document for Tibet visa /Permit

  • At least six month valid clear scan copy of your passport.
  • Chinese visa copy by email (For those travelers who are entering Tibet from mainland China)
  • You have to fill up a form Chinese Embassy Kathmandu with your latest passport size of a picture. For those who are Travelling from Nepal. Global Holidays Adventure will manage it).

Tibet Tourism Bureau takes one week time to approve the travel Permit. Sometime it take more than a week so applying your Tibet permit before 15 days Is safe way.

Diplomats Passport holders, journalists, professional media photographer and government officials are not able to issue their Tibet Travel permit through normal travel agencies. They are only able to get under the arrangement of foreign affairs. To ensure you receive the best service at an affordable price please contact us on: info@himalayansherpaadventure.com

Tibet Permit and Visa Fees:
American Passport Holders: Us $ 175 Per Person
Romanian Passport holders: Us $ 115 Per Person
Canadian Passport holders: Us $ 155 Per Person
Other Nationality: Us $ 85 Per Person

Duration
8 Days
Season
April to Jun & Aug to Nov
Region
Tibet region
Grade
Medium
Altitude
5220m
Walking
6hr drive
Accommodation
Hotel