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Monday 8th Aug 2022
Travel Packages : Tibet Overland Tour (LZ-TIB-11)

Tibet Overland Tour (LZ-TIB-11) (11 Days)

Tibet Overland Tour (LZ-TIB-11)

The classic route across the roof of the world.

The seduction of  Lhasa, capital on the roof of the world cannot be under-estimated and it is truly a magnificient city, fully  standing high for its reputation. Ruled by the magnificient grandeur of the Potala Palace and bustling with pilgrims circling the sacred Jokhang Temple it is a feast for the senses.

Crossing the spectacular Khamba-La (pass) with the turquoise waters of the sacred lake, Yamdrok-tso spreading below, prayer flags, glaciers, snow covered mountain ranges can be seen that is incredible!

Gyantse stands at the junction of trade routes from India and stands as a feel of a Tibetan town. The forts and well-protected monasteries of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya express a not always peaceful history but the riches within, testament to past glory.


Program Itinerary (Short)

Where are you going?

 Days 1-2 : Flying into Kathmandu is an unforgettable experience with the Himalaya spread out before you. You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel. In the morning of day 2 a half-day city tour will introduce you to some of the highlights of Kathmandu.

 Day 3: The flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is spectacular. From Gongkar airport it is about 1½ hours' drive to Lhasa, first along the Yarlung Tsangpo then into the Kyi Chu Valley.

 Days 4-5 : With a relaxed pace to allow for the effects of altitude, explore this fantastic city on the roof of the world. The spiritual heart of Tibet is the Jokhang Temple and every morning is full of life as pilgrims bring offerings of butter and barley flour. The Potala Palace rises above the city and, more than any other sight, symbolizes the history and culture of Tibet. Nearby are the huge monastic universities of Drepung and Sera – still active institutions.

 Day 6: A long, yet scenic day's drive across the Khamba La and Kora La (passes), along the shores of Lake Yamdrok Tso to Gyantse. Once an important trading town, Gyantse retains a feel of ‘old' Tibet.

 Day 7: In the morning visit Gyantse's monastery – Pelkor Choede – and the justifiably famous Kumbum, within the same complex. There may also be time to visit the dzong (fort) that towers above the town. In the afternoon we make the short (2-3 hour) drive along the valley to Shigatse.

 Day 8: Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama, second only in importance to the Dalai Lama. Its numerous halls contain a 21.6-meter wooden statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha and elaborate, jewel encrusted reliquary chorten. In the afternoon we drive to Xegar.

 Day 9: Another high pass gives a last, spectacular view of the Himalaya before we leave the Tibetan Plateau, descending to Zhangmu – on the China-Nepal border.

 Day 10: Completing border formalities the drive back to Kathmandu continues down the Bote Khosi valley.

 Day 11 : Depart

Program Outline
  • Trekking Days -› (11)
  • Total Days -› (11)
  • Min. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Max. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Walking Per Day -› hrs
  • Route Nature -› Tour
  • Difficulty -› Easy
  • Season -› Spring & Autumn.

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