7 nights 8 days Tibet Overland Tour is designed for those who love High altitude land, Himalayas and Historical Monuments. In this tour is a great opportunity to feel driving at high altitude and opportunity to visit monasteries: - Tashilampu, Potala Palace, Jokhang, Drepung, Sera. It is also an opportunity to explore colourful Yamdrok Lake, crossing over 5000 meters highest passes and its beautiful decorative by Tibetan flags. Tibetan peoples and culture is again another charm to explore in this Tour.
This tour can be designed in many ways. With the same itinerary can join in fixed departure and private tour. Driving into Tibet or flying into Tibet is an optional choice in private tour. Tour also can be organised both way driving which is 8 nights 9 days tour in total. Arranging a tour in many ways you will enjoy and get the same experience of Tour in “Roof of the world” Tibet.
Day 01:Kathmandu (1300 m) - Zhangmu (2500 M)- Nyalam (3700 M) 156 Km
Day 02:Nyalam-Tingri (4350 M) / Lhatse (4350 M) : 225 Km
Day 03:TINGRI/LHATSE-SIGATSE (3900 m): 244 km
Day 04:SIGATSE-GYANTSE (3950 M): 244 km
Day 05:GYANTSE-LHASA (3650 M) 261 Km
Day 06:IN LHASA
Day 07:Lhasa sightseeing
Day 08:Lhasa – Kathmandu fly back or your next destinationDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Kathmandu (1300 m) - Zhangmu (2500 M)- Nyalam (3700 M) 156 Km Early in the morning scenic drive to kodari ( Nepal- Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese country side and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration and Chinese immigration, an one hour adventurous uphill drive by bus or van. Overnight at Guest House, Nyalam.
Day 02Nyalam-Tingri (4350 M) / Lhatse (4350 M) : 225 KmDay drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the room of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5050 m), from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including MT CHO OYU (8201 M) & MT XISHAPANGMA (8012 M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of MT.EVEREST (8848 M). Overnight at Guest House, Tingri.
Day 03TINGRI/LHATSE-SIGATSE (3900 m): 244 km continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHU LA (5220 M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via Lhatse from where a road to MT KAILASH bifurcates to the west. Overnight at Guest, Shigatse.
Day 04SIGATSE-GYANTSE (3950 M): 244 km Morning sightseeing to the PANCHEN LAMA’S TASHILUMPU MONASTERY, Drive to GYANTSE and visit to the KUMBUM STUPA & PHALKOR MONASTERY.Overnight at hotel, Gyantse
Day 05GYANTSE-LHASA (3650 M) 261 Km Full day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA(5010 M), KAMBALA (4794 M), colourful YAMDROK LAKE and Tibetan lifeline river BRAHMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO)-Overnight at hotel, Lhasa
Day 06IN LHASA Guide and interpreter will lead you through several of Lhasa's many monasteries. The first one we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well-preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. In the afternoon we will visit the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingka, as well as the Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. In the evening we stroll around in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa.
Day 07Lhasa sightseeing A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will be ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just 5 km beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout the Cultural Revolution. This is the last day for acclimatization in Lhasa before we continue the journey
Day 08Lhasa – Kathmandu fly back or your next destination Early in the morning drive to Gongger Airport then fly from Lhasa (3660m) to Kathmandu, Pick up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel. Or fly/ drive by train to mainland China
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE
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