Central Tibet Tour

Central Tibet Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

10 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3950m (Gyantse)

Group Size

2 - 12 pax

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive

Best Season:

May - Oct

Central Tibet Tour is one of the exciting and interesting tours with mangnificent travel routes, giving you a true insight into the scenary and landscapes. 

This trip gives you a clear picture of the country with its religion, culture, traditions, hospitality, and inhabitants of the people. The scenery and landscapes are very impressive, mysterious where the Tibetan people are very kind and live in harmony. Tibetan myths and mythology provide ecstasy and excitement to all visitors.

This 10D/9N fabulous trip gives you the opportunity to see the renowned places of Tibet like Norbulinkha Palace, Potala Palace, Gyantse, Ganden Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Tsedang, Shigatse, and Barkhor Market. 

In a nutshell, Tibet is a must-visit place for those travel enthusiast who loves to explore the uniqueness of the place. 

So, if you are interested to discover this unexplored particular region then pack your back and join us to create some beautiful memories and experiences. 

Starting Price

2129

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a Himalyan Trekkers' representative will greet you and escort you to the designated hotel in the center of the city. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trip preparation

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, you will be assisted to some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu for sightseeing. We will explore the Pashupatinath Temple (oldest temple in Kathmandu), and Boudhanath Stupa (the biggest buddhist stupa in Nepal). 

Later, free time for final preparation for the trip.

Overnight.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Fly to Lhasa (3656m)

Meals included: BB

Early morning breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Lhasa.

Once you arrive at Gonggar Airport, our Tibetan representative will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. 

Free to explore the local markets and streets in the evening.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 30 min drive

Day 4

Sightseeing in Lhasa

Meals included: BB

Today early in the morning we explore the Potala Palace which is also known as the seat of both religions and politics in Tibet. It was constructed by Tibetan King Songsten Gampo in the 7th century and later repaired in the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama.

Afternoon, we explore the Sera Monastery which is situated 5 km north of the famous Lhasa city. It is one of the famous monasteries of Tibet. After that, we visit the Tibet Museum.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 5

Drive to Shigatse (3840m)

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will have a scenic drive to Shigatse.

Free to stroll around the local market and monastery area in the evening.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 6

Drive to Gyantse (3950m)

Meals included: BB

We will make an early morning visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery and the market of Bazaar.

We will drive further to Gyantse, a couple of hours drive. In the 15th century, it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Kumbum Chorten a 14th-century monument is a place worth visiting here.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive

Day 7

Drive to Tsedang (3600m)

Meals included: BB

Today we will drive to Tsedang via Karola pass (5010 m) and Kampala Pass (4794 m). The Karola is between two giant mountains Nochen Kangsang (7223 m) and Ralung (6236 m).

On the way, you can see the Yamdrok Tso which is Turquoise Lake which takes about an hour to cross around. We can observe the Lhasa valley on the northern side.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive to Samye monastery

Meals included: BB

After a good breakfast, we will drive towards the Samye Monastery (one of the most important goempa in Tibet). 

In the evening, free to explore the monastery and interact with locals.

Overnight.

 

Accommodation: Hotel/local lodges/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 9

Drive to Lhasa & fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

With a warm breakfast, you will be transferred to the Gongkor Airport for your scenic flight to Kathmandu.

After arriving Kathmandu, free on your own.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive and An hour plus flight.

Day 10

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Gyantse, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel with your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers 
  • Airfare of Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • All required entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • Land cruiser for all ground transfers 
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal visa fee 
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc
  • Anything not mentiond in the includes section above


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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