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Budget Tour to Tibet

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:8 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate


Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

A budget Tour to Tibet is a way of exploring Tibet with a group. 7 nights 8 days Tibet tour starts driving from Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the way of Budget Tour to Tibet ensures the lowest cost and safe traveling too. This is also a Group Joining Tibet Tour. Nyalam is the first-day entry to the first town of Tibet. After staying two nights at Nyalam at an altitude of 3750 meters, we continue to drive toward Lhasa. Before reaching Lhasa, we will have two overnights in historical cities- Shigatse and Gyantse. Spending nights at more than 3000 meters and passing through more than 5000m highest passes on the way makes your body acclimatized before reaching Lhasa. Every day around 5 to 7 hours of driving includes exploration of the main monuments on the way. Milarepa cave in Nyalam, Tashilapmo Monastery in Shigatse, Gyantse Zhong in Gyantse, and Yamdrok Lake on the way from Shigatse to Gyantse are highlights of the tour. Tibetan prayers flag decorative high passes over 5000 meters are photogenic with breathtaking panoramic Himalayan range. Plateau Landscape, typical villages of Tibetan settlements are passing through your driving every day.

Lhasa is the last step of the Budget Tour to Tibet. We stay and overview two full days in Lhasa. Your Tibetan guide leads you to Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang temple, and Barkhor square. On day eight, you are either to depart to China or fly back to Kathmandu. You also have the option to drive back to Kathmandu to a safe expensive flight fair of Lhasa Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Kerung. (137 Km/ 8 Hours - 3750m) Overnight at Guest House

Day 02:Drive Kerung to Xegar (219 km/ 5 Hours - 4050m) Overnight at Guest House

Day 03:Drive Shegar to Shigatse (226km/ 5 Hours - 3900m) Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (93 Km/ 2 Hours - 3950m) Overnight at Hotel

Day 05:Drive Gyantse to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake (263km/ 6 Hours - 3650m) Overnight at Hotel

Day 06:Lhasa sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel

Day 07:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel

Day 08:Departure from Lhasa

Cost Include

  • Tibet traveling permit and Visa 
  • private transportation for the entire trip as per itinerary 
  • 5 nights accommodation in a hotel on twin sharing rooms
  • 2 nights accommodation in guest houses, on group sharing 
  • Every morning breakfast 
  • An English-speaking Tibetan guide 
  • Sightseeing in main monuments and its entrance fees 
  • Service charges and official taxes 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during the entire trip
  • Personal expenses, personal insurance, and medical expenses
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Flight, Driving or train fair of tour journey Lhasa onwards

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive Kathmandu to Kerung. (137 Km/ 8 Hours - 3750m) Overnight at Guest House Start driving early morning from Kathmandu. It is a 113-kilometer drive to the Nepal-Tibet border. We will walk for 10 minutes until the friendship bridge. Finish both sides' customs formalities and reach Tibetan land. Tibetan guide and driver handle you and drive to Kerung.

Day 02Drive Kerung to Xegar (219 km/ 5 Hours - 4050m) Overnight at Guest House Start driving Xegar from Kerung. Xegar is the distant view of Mount Everest's Northside. Driving at altitude might feel less breathing air today and staying in a normal guest house make you feel cold.

Day 03Drive Shegar to Shigatse (226km/ 5 Hours - 3900m) Overnight at Hotel Drive to Shigatse today. Shigatse is the house of Tashilampo Monastery. The Tashilunpo Monastery was built in 1447 by Gendun Drup and used to be a house for more than 3000 monks of Tibet. Shigatse is also the second biggest city in Tibet. Walk around the new and old city of Shigatse.

Day 04Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (93 Km/ 2 Hours - 3950m) Overnight at Hotel Morning exploration of Tashilapmo monastery at top of Shigatse town. Start driving toward Gyantse. Today is short driving within a short time. Visit Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse and transfer to Hotel. A late afternoon visit around Gyantse town is worth it.

Day 05Drive Gyantse to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake (263km/ 6 Hours - 3650m) Overnight at Hotel Drive to the historical city Lhasa today. Passing through two high passes gives you breathtaking Himalayan views and views of Yamdrok Lake. The first pass is Karo La (5045m) and the second is Kamba La at 4794m. we stop at a view of Yamdrok lake and other spots to capture it in your cameras. Reach Lhasa by late afternoon and rest.

Day 06Lhasa sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel Visit the main monuments of Lhasa Today. Your Tibetan guide leads you to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Barkhor square, and Jokhang Temple. History of Tibet, Lifestyle and modern and pilgrimage old peoples of Tibet can feel visiting by places.

Day 07Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel We start on a much-awaited sightseeing tour today. Visit Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery with your Tibetan Guide. Potala Palace is the place of the Dalai Lama and a great wonder of architecture. Drepung monastery used to be the largest monastery in the world and it was the house of more than 10,000 monks. Still, there are more than 1000 monks living.

Day 08Departure from Lhasa Final departure from Lhasa today. Drop at the International airport for your further flight either to mainland China or to Kathmandu. Or drive to the train station.

Trip Note


  • Budget Tour to Tibet is running in the main month of the year. From April to October, a regular group departs every Saturday 
  • This Tour is a collection of tourists from Nepal, group size is not fixed previously
  • Tibets government can change its rules and regulation without previous notice. If there comes any expenses because of this condition, any charge for the trip is applied. 


Recommendations for Yatra

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:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats


Usefull Info


  • Tibet traveling permits take at least 15 days to be ready. So we need your passport copy before 15 days
  • If we need to arrange a flight ticket or train ticket to Lhasa, we will tell you the cost once we book it. Cost can change as per availability
  • Tibet rules keep changing even at the last hour of the trip. If the rules of Tibet are changed after your confirmation booking, the Itinerary can be customized even at the last hour. We wont have an option other than following Tibet government rules.
  • Do not bring any books, magazines, or any other materials related to Tibet and Lamas. it is not allowed by Tibet Immigration
  • If you are starting or ending your trip to Nepal, we can handle other arrangements in Nepal as well

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Trip Highlights

  • Historical cities of Tibet, Lhasa Gyantse, and Shigatse
  • Potala Palace, the spiritual and temporal power of Tibet and the palace of Dalai Lama
  • Norbulinka palace, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama 
  • Jokhang temple, Holiest Tibet's temples
  • Barkhor squire, Lhasa's liveliest place and the main route for prayer wheels rotating  
  • Drepung Monastery, a school of 10,000 monks
  • Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse and Gyantse Dzong in Gyantse
  • Scenic drive with passing through highest passes and Panoramic Himalayan views
  • Yamdrok Lake, the biggest lake in Tibet

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