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Tibet Overland Tour Details

  • Trip Duration:8 day(s)
  • Activity: Tours
  • Max. Altitude:Karo-La Pass - 5010m
  • Group Size:01 - 14 pax
  • Trip Highlights:Spectacular views of the Himalayas, High mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses and culture of time immortal; the high plateau of Tibet, culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse
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Spectacular views of the Himalayas, High mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses and culture of time immortal; enjoy the never ending blissful traveling with us! You will grab excellent and momentous opportunity to encounter with forbidden the high plateau of Tibet. A vist to culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse is another remarkable feature of this tour. Discover ancient Buddhist culture, overwhelming landscapes, exotic cities, hidden valleys, artistic monasteries, dominant inhabitant and the rest. This tour adds favor of adventure too!

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu (altitude - 2300m/ 7,544ft):
Pick up from your hotel at 6 o'clock. It is about 5 hours scenic drive to Kodari (China / Nepal border) then onto Zhangmu. On the drive, you will see a variety of landscapes and mountains views as you pass through Nepal to Tibet. As well as the scenery, the Nepali and Tibetan market center of Khasa is of interest. Overnight stay at guesthouse or hotel.

Day 02: Zhangmu to Xegar (altitude - 4050m/ 13,284ft):
Drive from Zhangmu to Nylam through the Nylam passes at 3800 meters (12,464ft) and continue via Lalungla pass (5050m/ 16,564ft) to Xegar. Highlights of this drive are the views of the Bhotekosi River deep in the valley, waterfalls and the ever-present spectacular mountain scenery. Here you will see the Jugal mountain range, Mt. Xixapangma (at 8013m/ 26,282ft, the highest peak in Tibet), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29,028ft), Mt. Lhotse (8516m/ 27,940ft) and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m/ 26,899ft). Stay overnight in guesthouse or hotel.

Day 03: Xegar to Xigatse (altitude - 3900m/ 12,792ft):
This area is famous for the Tashilhunpo and Sakya monasteries.

Tashilhunpo monastery:
The Tashilhunpo Monastery does justice to the term monastic city. It was founded in 1447 by Tsong Khapa's nephew and disciple, Gendundrub, who was the first Dalai Lama. Under the fourth Panchen Lama, it was substantially enlarged and became an important cultural and religious site. The main chapel contains a huge, 26 meter-high statute of the future Buddha. The monastery is grandly decorated with arts, ancient scriptures and scroll paintings.

Sakya monastery: The Sakya monastery originally consisted of two large complexes on either side of the Trum River. Both the north monastery, founded in the 11th century and Sakya south, founded in 1268 by Phagpa, have uniquely significant status with Tibetan pilgrims. The monastery offers you libraries of spiritual books as well as artwork and a chance to see the grand residence of the monks.

Day 04: Xigatse to Gyantse (altitude - 3950m/ 12,956ft):
Gyantse, lying 264 km southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River, is of historical significance. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Today, Gyantse retains a deeply Tibetan character. The principle structures consist of a castle on a ridge overlooking the town and a walled monastic complex. The monastery includes the massive temple of Palkhor Chode and the great multi-chapel Kumbum Chorten. These religious monuments, part of Gyantse's ancient monastic town, contain some of the most extraordinary works of art in Tibet. Overnight in a guesthouse or hotel.

Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (altitude - 3650m/ 11,972ft):
Drive from Gyantse through Karo-la pass at 5010 meters (16,432ft) and onto the Khambala pass at 4794 meters (15,729ft). The former climbs two lofty mountains, the Nozing khang sa (7223m/ 23,691ft) and the Ralung (6236m/ 20,454ft). On this day, you will also see the wonderful Yamdrok Tso Lake (turquoise lake) and the Brahmaputra River as well as the ever-present views of the interesting and unusual landscape. Spend the night in a guesthouse or hotel in Lhasa.

Days 06/07: Lhasa Tours
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the near-by Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and other fascinating places in Lhasa.

Day 08: 96 km drive from Lhasa city to Gongar airport, then flight to Kathmandu:
The flight will give you an eyeful of mountains; Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and others.

SOME RELATED INFORMATION

CHINESE VISA & TRAVEL PERMIT:
You are requested to submit us the following passport information at least 20 days before trip departure for visa procedure. At least 2 days before tour commencement, original passports must reach to our office in Kathmandu.
1. Name in full (as in passport)
2. Sex
3. Nationality
4. Passport Number
5. Date of birth
6. Occupation

TEMPERATURE & CLOTHING
Tibet will have it's average temperature between 5-20 degree Celsius in the month of April through October. During trekking season, the night temperature in the mountain often falls below freezing. Therefore, you are required to have adequate warm clothes to save from extreme cold. Further, it will be better to dress in layers that can be easily put on & off as required. It is often advisable to carry raincoat because snow or rain can also occur sometimes.

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES RECOMMENDED:-

  • Thermal underwear, woolen or silk long sleeve tops & bottoms
  • Woolen shirts, pullover, pants, socks, hat, gloves & scarves
  • Down jacket or wind breaker
  • Good walking boots or shoes
  • Sun hat, sun glass, suntan lotion, torch light, pen knife
  • Medicine for common colds, headache, diarrhea & diamox against altitude sickness.

HEALTH
It is necessary to be physically fit & healthy for the participate on Tibet tour. Even if, there is no particular age limit guideline, child below 8 years or elderly people exceeding 70 years or more are not advisable to take participation. Doctor's medical certificate is essential for trip participation. Further more, those who are sufferer of high blood pressure, heart problem or diabetic are not recommending for tour.

INSURANCE
It is most advisable all clients to have full insurance against medical and person accident risk, natural calamities, political instability, etc.

Cost Includes

  • Surface transfer by bus during the tour.
    Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
    English speaking guide during the tour.
    Twin sharing accommodation during the tour (inclusive of breakfast).
    Monasteries entry permits.
    Lhasa city tour as per the program.
    Airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
    Surface transfer by bus during the tour.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation during the tour (inclusive of breakfast).
  • Monasteries entry permits.
  • Lhasa city tour as per the program.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa, Nepal Re- entry visa, Travel insurance, Airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Chinese Visa
    Lunch & dinner other than breakfast during the tour
  • Cold drinks & alcoholic beverages 
  • Visa (Nepal visa, Chinese visa) 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu

Testimonials

  • 02.12.13 17:15Good Morning Bhairam,

    We wanted to write to you to once again thank you very much for arranging a wonderful trek and experience for us in Nepal. The entire trip was professionally organised without fault.

    I would also like to inform you of the very high standard of customer service provided to us by both Raghu and Vim. At all times during the trek they were attentive, professional, punctual and always looking out for us to secure good accommodation and to ensure that we were comfortable. Please pass on our many thanks and high praise to both gentlemen.

    Thank you very much Bhairam. We will recommend Nepal Trailblazer Trekking to any friends or family travelling to Nepal.

    All the best,
    Cameron and Jessie

    APA Group – Delivering Australia’s energy
  • 28.07.13 15:37Dear Tilak,
    Again it was a fantastic travel for me. This third time, I was in Nepal with my two cousins for 1 month. And we have done, seen and heard so much and we enjoyed all of it. We have been trekking to Poon Hill, to see the most famous sunset of the world. We continued our trekking to that amazing spot: Annapurna Base Camp. Before and after our trekking we visited Pokhara and his highlights. We had a home-stay on the countryside of Tansen, which was so lovely and showed us the live of Nepal people living there. We have seen the birthplace of Buddha: Lumbini with all those stupas and temples from all over the world. Thereafter we went to Chitwan. Again very special experiences: sitting on the back of an elephant spotting the rhinos; sitting in a canoe spotting birds and crocodiles.

    All that time we were guided by that fantastic guide: Tirtha Man Lama. He was always on our site. A real member of our team. Giving support when needed. Explaining what we must know about the mountains, the nature, the jungle, the culture, the living of the Nepali people we met. Looking for the best places to stay, to eat, to walk. And last but not least: arranged everything everywhere. And always looking for what was the best for us, so there was nothing to worry about for us. When we returned to Kathmandu we had to say farewell to him and we call him: my friend. So we were pleasantly surprised when we met him again as a guide on a trekking to Matatirtha and Chandra Giri Hill in the southern hills around Kathmandu.

    Together with you, Tilak, we had a sightseeing trip in Kathmandu. We felt very honored that you take your time to guide us by yourself along all those beautiful and interesting places in Kathmandu. And about our stay in Kathmandu I can be short: it was an unique experience and I appreciate it greatly what you did for us.

    So, I want to thank you, Tilak, and your family for hospitality we received.

    Finally I want to say that I am very satisfied with your company and your staff and I will tell all my friends in Holland to contact you if they plan to go to Nepal. Myself I am quite sure I will travel back to Nepal in the future.

    Kees
  • 28.05.13 17:46Nepal Trailblazer was fabulous! From the planned tour to assisting me with last-minute plan changes, the group was professional, courteous and friendly. I felt safe and well-taken care of on my visit.
  • 23.04.13 23:52Last year we went on the Annapurna Circuit trek with Trailblazer. This year we did a shorter (7 day) trek up the Langtang valley, following a trip to Bhutan. Once again Nepal Trailblazer were flawless in their organisation and service. We requested and were provided with the same guide and porter as last time (Chhabi and Arjun), who again were first rate and good company. The Langtang valley is unspoilt (no roads yet) and very beautiful. The rhododendrons (of all shades of red and pink) were stunning (we were trekking in early April) and the forests were alive with an amazing variety of birds. We also saw gray Langur monkeys and some brown monkeys (Rhesus?) that seemed to be eating wild marijuana plants! We started the trek at Syabrubesi but returned via Thulo Syabru and although the latter route is more up and down, we would recommend it. Thulo Syabru is a much more pleasant village to stay in. Our recommendations for places to stay on the trek include Jungle View in Lama Hotel (although the Lama Hotel lodges can get very busy and you might want to consider staying in Upper Renche, which seemed quieter); Eco Guest House in Langtang village (just by the cheese 'factory'); Yala Peak Guest House in Kyanjin Gompa (which has a great coffee shop/bakery next door and try the local yak cheese in the nearby cheese factory); a good lodge at the top of Thulo Syabru next to the cyber cafe, whose name escapes me but I think it was 'Snow' something. We certainly would recommend Nepal Trailblazer to fellow trekkers.

    Phill and Emily, from UK
  • 04.05.12 18:54We just spent 1 month in Nepal and we completed a 18-days trek with Nepal Trailblazer. We bought the trek on the internet and were a little concerned by the agency and services offered. From the first until the last day, Tilak and these employees have managed to make it unforgettable and they exceeded our expectations at any time. A special thanks to the guide and the porter, they have been wonderful with us.

    Thank you once again to Tilak and his team. I highly recommend this agency.

    Serge and Denise
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code:TOT009
  • Best time:May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Price:Please contact us online.
  • Accommodation:hotel and guesthoses (twin sharing)
  • Meal Includes:Breakfast
  • Per day walking:5 -7 hours drive
  • Transportation:Bus, flight

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