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Tibet Lhasa Cultural Tour Drive in / Fly out

Trip Facts

Trip cost start from:   US$1460

Destination:Tibet

Total Duration:09 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate

Meals:Breakfast Only

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Recommended Month:April to November

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

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Lhasa Tour is a cultural tour in Tibet where you can experience the Tibetan culture, Tradition, Art, and Architecture. The team of Ganga Jamuna Adventure Treks will offer you a visit to the holy and cultural land of Lhasa.

We will begin our tour of the capital city of Nepal. We will be heading toward the Gyirong by crossing the Nepal-Tibet border. On the way, you can enjoy the natural beauty of both Nepal and Tibet like Lakes, Mountains, Green Hills, Rivers, etc. From Gyirong, we will drive to Pekutso, Lhatse, Shigatse, Gyangtse and then the final destination, Lhasa. On 7th and 8th day, we will enjoy our sightseeing day at Lhasa. We will get back via the flight to Kathmandu and then, depart onwards. Along the way, we will be able to get great panoramic views of the north face of Mt. Everest. Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Paiku co Lake,  Langqiang Co Lake and such other structures can also be viewed during the trip.

On 8 nights and 9 days tour, you can visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street,  Sera Monastery, Drepung monastery as based on our itinerary. You can decide your tour according to your time suitability. You also have options either by bus or by flight. Best time to visit Lhasa is late April to early October.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong. Overnight at tea house

Day 03:Kyirong to Old Tingri via Pekutso. Overnight at tea house

Day 04:Old Tingri to Shigatse via Lhatse. Overnight at tea house

Day 05:Shigatse to Gyangtse. Overnight at tea house

Day 06:Gyangtse to Lhasa via Yam Lake. Overnight at tea house

Day 07:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at tea house

Day 08:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at tea house

Day 09:Fly to Kathmandu and Departure

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up and Drop up in Kathmandu
  • Tibet travel permit, VISA.
  • Accommodation on dorm basis guest house in Old Dingri, and twin sharing  ,room basis for the rest of the days
  • National grassland conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle at Pekutso
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner,
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips & etc.
  • Kindly write to us if you need more information for regarding this tour.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelOne of our team members will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your hotel. Then you will have lunch. After that, you can rest or visit the Garden of Dreams in Thamel. In the evening you will enjoy Nepali food where our guide will do some briefing about the trip. Equip yourself with all the necessities and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong. Overnight at tea houseOur team will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and we will drive to Gyirong. Within an hours drive, we will reach Galchhi. On the way, we can enjoy rivers, greenery, and waterfall. We will cross Trishuli after a couple of hours and arrive at Betrawati. For lunch, we will stop at Dhunche then drive to Syabrubesi and further on we will get to Rasuwa gadhi. Cross the friendship bridge at the border to reach Gyirong in about an hour or so. Overnight at tea house.

Day 03Kyirong to Old Tingri via Pekutso. Overnight at tea houseAfter having breakfast in the tea house we will drive through the friendship highway to get to the village of Old Tingri. We will first arrive at the village of Paiku Co and then through the village of Nyalam along the Pum Qu river to arrive at Old Tingri. Stop at the Paiku Co village to enjoy the Paiku Co Lake and at Nianggagu village to enjoy the Langqiang Co Lake. Overnight at tea house.

Day 04Old Tingri to Shigatse via Lhatse. Overnight at tea houseIn the morning, enjoy a great view of Mount Everest with a cup of tea or coffee. After breakfast we will start our trip to Shigatse through the friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso La and also pass by Lhatse to get to Shigatse. On the way, we will love seeing Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the rooftop. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05Shigatse to Gyangtse. Overnight at tea houseWe will start our trip after having breakfast in tea house. On the way, we will visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery. It is the Largest Gelukpa monastery in the Western Tibet. After we visit the Tashi Lhunpo, drive to Gyangtse and have lunch over there. Then visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. We can travel around the old town of Gyangtse during the day. Overnight at tea house.

Day 06Gyangtse to Lhasa via Yam Lake. Overnight at tea houseToday, we will get to the capital of Tibet. On the way, we will pass through three high peaks Simi La, Karo La, and Kampa La respectively. Among them, Karo La is the highest pass with it's most beautiful glaciers and great panoramic views of the village below. At Nakartse, just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glacier, we will have lunch. During the day, we could just stroll around the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. Overnight at tea house.

Day 07Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at tea houseVisit Jokhang Temple constructed in the 7th century AD. This temple is considered as one of the holiest places in Tibet and was added as the UNESCO listed site in 2000 AD. Barkhor street is a circular street around the Jokhang Temple. It is the oldest street in very traditional style. You can buy handicraft from the Tibetan vendors which are rare to be seen in the world. After that we will visit Potala palace. It is one of the most beautiful mounment in Tibet. Overnight at tea house.

Day 08Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at tea house After breakfast we will go to see Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419. It take about 3 hours to walk around monastery. Then we will also visit Drepung monastery. It was one of the largest monasteries which was founded in 1416. It takes about half day to explore Drepung monastery. Overnight at tea house.

Day 09Fly to Kathmandu and DepartureAfter the breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport). From there you can get back to your place or continue another trip in Nepal.

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