Central Tibet Tour

Cultural & Religious Tours

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  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 2,129 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Gyantse 3950 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Flight and comfortable drive

  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Central Tibet Tour is as exciting and interesting tour with mangnificent trip routes, giving you a true insights into the mystic Tibetan land along with the prisitne scenary and landscapes. 

This tour of 9 nights and 10 days will give you a clear picture of the country with its religion, culture, traditions, hospitality, and inhabitants. The scenery and landscapes are very impressive.

Tibetan myths and mythology provide ecstasy and excitement to all visitors. We will have 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, central Tibet is a must-visit place for those travel enthusiast who loves to explore the uniqueness and intrested in mystcism. 

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. 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trip preparation

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Fly to Lhasa

🕑 1 hour+ flight & 30 mins drive

Max Altitude: 3,660 m

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. 

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 4: Full-day sightseeing in Lhasa

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,660 m

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.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 5: Drive to Shigatse

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,800 m

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

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

Overnight. 

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 6: Drive to Gyantse

🕑 2-3 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,950 m

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.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 7: Drive to Tsedang

🕑 8-9 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,600 m

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.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 8: Drive to Samye monastery

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,556 m

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.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: Hotel/local lodges/ guest house

Day 9: Drive to Lhasa & fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 2 hrs drive & an hour plus flight

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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. Farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Trekkers.

Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 10: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

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!

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • 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 
  • All applicable government taxes and official surcharges

Excludes

  • Visa fee for Nepal
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra cost occurring from the unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc
  • Anything not mentiond in the Includes section above

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 hotel 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.

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