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 trip is one of the exciting and interesting tours with magnificent travel routes, which gives you a true glimpse of the scenery 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 stunning, mysterious and the Tibetan people believe in God and they are kind-hearted and live in harmony. The Tibetan Myths and Mythology provides ecstasy and thrill to every visitor.

This fabulous trip gives you an opportunity to see the renowned places of Tibet like Norbulink Palace, Potala Palace, Gyantse, Ganden Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Tsetang, Shigatse and Barkhor Market. In nutshell,

Tibet is a popular place for the people who love to travel and throw away any presumption you have in the mind.

So, what are you waiting for?

Pack your bag and explore with Himalayan trekkers in the unexplored area of the Himalayas. 

Starting Price

USD 2129 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains.

A representative of  Himalayan trekkers meets, greet, welcome and transfer you to Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing of UNESCO listed heritage sites.

Meals included: BB

You will be exploring some of the Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley listed by UNESCO in world heritage sites.

Free time for final preparation for the trip.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Gongar Airport and transfer to Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar airport and transferred to Lhasa where the representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there in the Gongar airport.

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

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus 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. Similarly, it was constructed by Jamchen Choeji in 1419. Jamchen Choeji is a follower of Tsongkhapa, who is the initiator of the Gelugpa section. Sera Monastery is one of the famous monasteries of Tibet. After that, we visit the Tibet Museum.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

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

With a good breakfast, We will drive towards the Samye monastery.

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.

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 and 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 to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Land cruiser for transportation.
  • Airfare of Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Airport transfer.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.


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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