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Tibet to Kathmandu Overland  

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - Zhangmu -Kathmandu
8 Days 7Nights
Overland extension to Nepal

 
Highlights

  • Be amazed by the wonder of the world: the Potala Palace
  • Enjoy the tranquil remoteness of the Tibetan area
  • High altitude Tibetan Train
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Relax  in Tibetan monasteries
  • Enter Nepal from Tibet
  • The famous city of Khathmandu

 

Day 1: Lhasa B

This would be Day 17 of the main overland programme from Shangri-la to Lhasa. For those continuing to Nepal this would be a free day in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa – Gyantse (290km, 5 hrs) B/L/D

Today depart for Gyantse. We pass by the YamdrokTso (tso means lake) that is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. Around 90km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a 100km to the northeast. According to local mythology, Yamdrok Tso is the transformation of a goddess. On route to Gyantse we visit the Karuola Glacier that is about 71km (about 44 miles) from Gyangtse. Karuola Glacier is about 5,600 meters north of the main peak of Karuola Mountain. In the late afternoon we arrive in Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Pagoda, also called the  ‘One Hundred Thousand Buddhas Pagoda’. In addition, you visit Pelkor Monastery with its splendid Buddhist Tibetan art built in the 15th century. Overnight in Gyantse.

Day 3: Gyantse – Shigatse (90km, 1.5 hrs) B/L/D

Drive to Shigatse and visit TashilhunpoMonastery. The main attraction in Shigatse is that this is the seat of the Panchen Lama. Tashilhunpo Monastery was built in 1447 by a nephew of Tsong Khapa. The monastery once housed over 4000 monks, but now there are only 600. Apart from a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (nearly 27m high), in the Temple of the Maitreya, the monastery is also famed for its Grand Hall containing the opulent tomb (containing 85kg of gold and masses of jewels) of the fourth Panchen Lama. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 4: Shigatse – Tingri (300km, 5 hrs) B/L/D

After breakfast, visit Sakya Monasterythat is famed as a 'second Dunhuang' due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and thangkas. Then drive to Tingri. Overnight in Tingri

Day 5: Excursion to Mt. Everest Base Camp B/L/D

In the morning drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest and visit Rongbu glacier. With an elevation between 5,300m and 6,300m, Rongbu Glacier is one of the greatest glaciers on Mt. Everest. Covering an area of 1,500 square kilometres, it is composed of the West Rongbu Glacier, Middle Rongbu Glacier and the East Rongbu Glacier – in total stretching about 26 kilometres. The thickest ice layer reaches up to about 300 metres, and the width of the ice tongue averages about 1,400 metres. Overnight in Tingri

Day 6: Tingri – Geelong (350km, 5.5 hrs) B/L/D

Drive to Geelong. Farewell dinner will be arranged tonight. Overnight in Zhangmu

Day 7: Zhangmu (Nepal border) - Kathmandu B

Those who have chosen to travel on to Nepal; you will meet your Nepali driver and guide and depart for the next portion of your travels. Zhangmu is the border town for Tibet and Nepal. Those going to Nepal will be transferred through the border and on to Kathmandu and your hotel.

We can make arrangemnets for you to return to Lhasa, or you can continue with the tour to Khatmandu.

Included in the price:

  • Daily meals as shown in the program. B = Breakfast: L = Lunch: D = dinner
  • twin-bedded room with private shower and WC
  • Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
  • Private A/C transportation for land tour
  • Professional guide & driver
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
  • Service charges for baggage handling between airport, hotel and train station
  • Government taxes & Service charge
  • Tibet permit

Nepal section:

30 Oct, 2018
Day 7 continued: Zhangmu (Nepal border) - Kathmandu

After clearing Chinese immigration and walking across to Nepal we meet our Nepalese driver and minibus. Drive to Kathmandu. Balance of day free.

 

Day 8: Kathmandu - central sightseeing and earthquake recovery (B)

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Patan and Baudha. In Kathmandu Major central sights will be covered and in particular we will be looking at the earthquake recovery. (BB).

 

Day 9: Sightseeing ouside and around Kathmandu (B)

Full day sightseeing tour of the ancient town of Bhaktapur, the Surya Binayak temple and Changu Narayan.  (BB)

 

Day10: Free dayKathmandu (B)

Free day. (BB).

 

Day11: Depart Kathmandu or continue with other plans B

Transfer to airport for your departure of continue with individual programmes.

Included in the price:

  • Daily meals as shown in the program. B = Breakfast: L = Lunch: D = dinner
  • twin-bedded room with private shower and WC
  • Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
  • Private A/C transportation for land tour
  • Professional guide & driver
  • Service charges for baggage handling between airport, hotel and train station
  • Government taxes & Service charge

Excluded in the price:

  • International flight and tax
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Personal consumption
  • Visa fee
  • Tips for driver, guide and porter

 

Tour Price:

Tibet Section Day 1 to Day 7

Twin share p/p Single surcharge
  US$1389 US$TBA
Nepal Section Day 7 to Day 11    
  US$TBA US$TBA

If you are booking as a single person and wnat to share we will endeavour to introduce you to another single client wishing to share..

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