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Lhasa to Nepal Friendship Highway Tour

Lhasa to Nepal Friendship Highway Tour
8 Days
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Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigase-Mt.Everest-Zhangmu
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Kumpa Stupa, Tashilupo Monatery, Sakya Monastery, Rongbuk Monastey, EBC

Trip Day By Day

Day 1 Arrival and acclimatization
Day 2-3 Lhasa sightseeing
Day 4-5 Lhasa - Shigatse - Lhatse
Day 6-7 Lhatse - Zhangmu
Day 8 Border transfer, tour ends.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and acclimatization

Schedule:

Arrival in Lhasa, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing ( Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history )

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Schedule:

In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO.

Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing ( Tour of Tibetan arts and religion )

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule:

In the morning, visit the craftsman workshop at the Dropenling Handicraft Center( local NGO), where you can learn how local artists make Thangka, textiles, painted wood boxes and trays, stone carving, leather bags, jewelry, carpets and etc. Afterwards, hike up to Pabongka Monastery which lies on the hillside of Sera Utse, definitely an off-the-beaten track, small but enchanting monastery. Standing on the roof the monastery, you will have a good bird view of Lhasa city. Near the monastery, there are lots of caves, hermitages as well as monastery ruins to explore. Next, we must go back to Sera Monastery, one of the three leading Gelupa Monasteries in Tibet, which is just located at the foot of Sera Utse to watch the famous scripture debating among it monks there.

Day 4 Lhasa-Gyantse'shigatse ( Tour of Tibetan holy lake and family wisdom )

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Palcho Monastery

Schedule:

In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snow capped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery. Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.

Day 5 Shigatse'syaka Monastery-Lhatse ( Tour of Tibetan religion panorama )

Highlights: Tashilump Monastery, Syaka Monastery

Schedule:

In the morning, visit Tashilumo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Afterward, drive to Syaka Monastery which was built during the Yuan Dynasty when Syaka School dominated Tibet Buddhism. Syaka Monastery is reputed as the Second Dunhuang Grotto in China, the murals said to be the most beautiful in Tibet, and also in Syaka Monastery you can find the largest book written in gold at its Buddhism library.

Day 6 Sightseeing in Lhatse ( Tour of Tibetan wilderness )

Highlights: Rongbuk Monastery, EBC

Schedule:

In the morning, drive to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve, if weather permits, on the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful sunrise from the peak of great Himalayan Mountains.

Before arriving the EBC, you will first see the highest monastery-Rongbuk Monastery in the world, which is also a good position to watch the Everest. Hike up to the less touristy area to set up camp there; we will have this unforgettable night in the tent just at the foot of the No. 1 giant in the world. What a fantastic night it will be!

Day 7 EBC-Old Tingri-Gyirong ( Tour of Tibetan glory )

Schedule:

Get up early in the morning to wait for the most exciting and holy moment when the first sunshine reaches the world at the peak of the Everest. The golden crown of the Everest will definitely be the killer of your camera. Next, we will continue our journey again to Jilong town via Old Tingri. Today we will stay at Jilong town, the border town of both Nepal and China.

Day 8 Border transfer, tour ends.

Schedule:

Our Guide will drop you off in the morning at the border bridge (Friendship Bridge), you can cross the border bridge, 65ms long, then check in Nepal side, you can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with 30USD, please prepare one photo of passport size to get Nepal Visa. Next step, you need to find a car or bus towards Kathmandu, 50ms ahead from border bridge, dozens of car or bus are parking here to pick up travelers; about 3000 Nepali Rupee for a taxi rental or 50 Nepali Rupee(Appro.1USD) for a bus seat. Sharing to rent a Jeep will be a good choice for you

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user portrait Mr. Ch*** from: 20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash

Hello.

Do you have any trips scheduled in July next year to  20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash or 18 Days Lhasa to Kashgar Overland Tour via Mount Kailas.  and how much would it cost to add Yarlung Valley

Answered by Nancy

HI Ch***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, and I am so glad to hear from your about your inquiry. Normally for the 20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash or 18 Days Lhasa to Kashgar Overland Tour via Mount Kailash we only ran the private tour, as it will be hard to collect people to form a group, so if you will go you have to go it as private tour, and also it is not possible for Non-Chinese people to visit Yarlung Valley, please understand that. We have 15days Lhasa to Kailash trekking group tour every month, if you like, I will send that details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Ra*** from: 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp

the best time to travel and facility for a couple over 75 aged. Accommodation style and vegetarian food?

Answered by Nancy

HI Ra***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, and thanks for visiting our website and sending you inquiry. The best time to do the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp is April to earl July or Sep to Oct as it is dry time for Tibet, other time it will be rainy time. And also it will be ok for 75 years old as we had clients before who was even 79 years old did this trip. And if you are tired, you can hire a horse to ride there. We will stay in 3 star hotels in Lhasa and Shigaste, and guesthouse in other remote places, and there will be vegetarian food providing in the restaurant there, you can order whatever you like and pay it on spot. I will send you the tour details to your email. Please check it there. best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Ch*** from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express

Hello,

We want to come with two children,  6 and 8 year old. Is it okay?
Also, can you guys book train tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa and flight tickets back to Chengdu for us?

Thanks!

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ch***,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, and thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry, no problem for your children to visit Lhasa, and we even had children about 3 and 4 years old visiting Everest Base before without problem, kids can adapt the high place quite well there. No problem for us to arrange you the train ticket to Lhasa and flight back to Chengdu, and I will need your travel date please, and send you the tour details to your email. Best regards.

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