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 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
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.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.