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Tibet Overland Tour

Kathmandu & Lhasa
Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa reveals one of the most magnificient views of towering peaks and sweeping landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau.  During your weeklong tour of Tibet, you will be visiting the Potala Palace, former home of Dalai Lama, the holiest of holies temple of Jokhang, where pilgrims from far and wide come to postrate themselves as its many shrines.  Meet the locals or do shopping in the popular Barkhor market, Tibet's biggest bazaar and a sacred circumbulation route.  Visit Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama. Watch fisherman on the Kyi Chu River in their yak -skin coracles or visit the ancient Lukhang temple behind the Potala.

Across the Tibetan Plateau
Your spectacular journey back to Kathmandu includes a guided tour of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, which is the spiritual and cultural centre of Tibet,  drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake- to see the frescoes of Kumbum,  and Pelkor Chode Monastery. The drive offers eye-catching views of the Himalayan range, the famous Amtrak Tso (Turquoise Lake), rock cliffs, rivers, valleys, villages and the friendly nomadic tribes. Finally in Kathmandu you can reflect on your adventure and explore the bazaars and temples of this fascinating medieval city.

Day to Day Itinerary:

* Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Trip briefing.  Welcome dinner with culture dance.

* Day 2. Morning city tours for half day. After lunch afternoon free.

* Day 3. Arrive Lhasa & transfer to hotel (3658)

* Day 4. Guided tour of Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market PM: Guided tour of Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama

* Day 5. Guided tour of Potala, the winter Palace of The Dalai Lama & Drepung, the biggest Monastic University of Tibet

* Day 6. Depart via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse, Visit Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery

* Day 7. Drive Gyangtse to Shigatse, En route visit Shalu Monastery, visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Shigatse market

* Day 8. Drive Shigatse to Shegar, En route visit Sakya Monastery (4300)

* Day 9. Drive to Zhangmu, En route visit Milarepa Cave. Zhangmu Hotel

* Day10. Walk across Friendship Bridge & transfer to Kathmandu

* Day11. Free Day.

* Day12. International Departure.

Cost Includes:

* Arrival / Departure by private vehicle

* Welcome dinner with culture dance

* Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel on BB basis.

* Return Airfare Ktm-Lxa-Ktm

* City tours with qualified tour officer

* Tibet permit

* Entrance Fees for city tours

* Twin-sharing accommodation on bed & breakfast basis

* All guided tours & Transfers

* All necessary ground transportation

* Sight Seeing

* Sleeping bags

* First-aid medical kit

Cost does not include:

* Visas

* International airport taxes

* Transfers outside of the tour program

* All optional additional tours and activities during free time

* Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,

* Tips

* Travel insurance

Trip Profile
Duration: 12 days 
Trip Details: English Speaking Tibetan guide 
8 Days Tibet Tour. 
4 days sightseeing in Kathmandu 
Airfare Kathmandu- Lhasa-Kathmandu 
Activities: Cultural, Touring, Walking

Grade: Easy
Mode of Travel: Private coach 
Group & Staff: Min 4, Max 12, local leader and guide.
Accommodation: Hotels & lodges according to standard chosen