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High Road to Lhasa in low price ! best way to enjoy Nepal and Tibet in a short time – One of the best drives in the world for views !
In this Kathmandu to Lhasa highway drive, amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside greet you on the overland drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa. En route, visit Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, the Tashihunpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lamas, Tashihunpo is a vast complex with a golden rooftops and impressive chapels. Although having suffered the ravages of man and time, Gyantse, our next stop, with it’s unique Palkor Chode temple and Kumbum Chorten, offers a glimpse of an irretrievably lost era in some of the most extraordinary works of art found in all Tibet. In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Shoppers mustnt miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim’s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet, you fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa in a mountain flight that treats you to close-up views of the mighty Himalayas. This adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city’s many attractions.
You can fly to Chengdu or take a train to Beijing or Xian from Lhasa at the end of the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour.
Important Note and Optional Activities
Kathmandu to Lhasa overland Tour:
Drive through one of the most beautiful picturesque high ways in the world.
In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet's world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959.
Arrival day, we come to receive you at the airport, check into Hotel rest day, and briefing of the program.
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a
UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city. Back to hotel and stay. B
Travel to Nyalam
Leave for Tibet tour (Kathmandu - Zhangmu / Naylam). ( This must be Saturday or Tuesday) Early morning drive to Kodari, we will have breakfast on the way at Dhulikhel, complete immigration and custom formalities in both border Nepal and Tibet. Stay in Naylam / Zhangmu . This is a group join tour, there will be at least 7 or more people in the trip.
Please remember the guest house in Tibet is quite simple, specially until Xegar ( B)
Travel to Lhatse
Zhangmu - Xegar (4300m) / Lhatse: Early morning drive to Xegar. There are couples of attractions such as ruins of dzongs, on the way
we can see beautiful mountains including mount Everest. We have to go through a high pass about 5200 ( Nayalu -La) , please drink at least 3 liter of water
each day while you are in Tibet. The road is bit rough, the views are great. O / N in Xegar / Lhatse (B)
Travel to Xigatse
Xegar / Lhatse to -Xigatse(3900m): Xigatse city the house of the Famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery with its golden roof, the seat
of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. O / N in Shigatse (B)
Travel to Gyantse
Xigatse-Gyantse (3950m):Morning sight seeing to the Tashilhumpu Monastery (seat of Panchen Lama), It has three big Temples with
golden Pagoda. One of them have statue of forthcoming Buddha 13th wide and 26th ft. in height. An ample example of the Tibetan rich architectural and
cultural heritage with hundreds of monks walking around chanting Om Mane Padme Hum for the world peace. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum
Stupa ( the temple which have 3 style architecture , Nepali, Chinese and Tibetan) with 108 rooms decorating 108 different deities statue. The
Gyntse Dzong have Ate British war museum decorated with many old weapons, statute with their great stories. O/ N in Hotel, (B),
Travel to Lhasa
Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m): A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass with a very good view of the Yamdrok Tso Lake. Then you cross the mighty Brahmmaputra River to arrive in Lhasa.O / N in Lhasa (B)
: In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former
home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet\'s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. That has over 3500KG gold with its golden roof. There is also Jokhang, Tibet\'s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from
which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Jokhag is the oldest temple that has the statue of 11 years old Buddha which was given to Tsrongchang Gompo
on the 7th century by the family of her Chinese queen. We will take you to Sera and Derphung monasteries around Lhasa. Shoppers mustn\'t miss the
Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa, which is right on the pilgrim\'s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of
Another Full day to explore Lhasa city. B
Fly back to Kathmandu
You fly back to Kathmandu or free on your own or Optional sightseeing, free day , Evening Join Nepali cultural show and Dinner. ( B,D)
Airport drive for flights to home B
- All accommodation in 4 star hotels in cities
- All Ground transportation
- Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
- Full board meal during the trekking
- Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
- One cultural show and dinner
- All entry fees and TIMS permit
- All Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
- Sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
- International Flight
- Major meals in Cities
- Monuments entrance fees
- All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
- Airport tax
- Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
- Personal clothing and gears
- Tips to guide and porter
- Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our contrl
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Before to Go Nepal
11 days Nepal - Tibet Lhasa tour - Kathmandu to Lhasa overland drive
4 days Moderate drive Tour in Tibet, Kathmandu to Lhasa overland drive, one of the most beautiful picturesque high way in the world
3 days in Lhasa city, sightseeing ( Tibet tour)
4 days in Kathmandu, sightseeing / excursion
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