Eastern Tibet Tour

Eastern 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:

15 Days

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Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Private comfortable vehicle

Best Season:

All Year Round

Eastern Tibet tour is the most demanding tour in the present scenario as it leads travelers to enjoy the various attractions of majestic Tibet. Tibet is also known as” the roof of the world “, so you can easily guess the weather of this beautiful and amazing country.

The tour starts from Lhasa and moves forward to Nyingtri, Tso, Rawok, Chamdo, Nagqu, Namtso and return back to Lhasa. During your trip, you will be exploring amazing monasteries, ancient palaces, settlements, lakes, high passes, gorges, alpine forests with majestic mountain views and scenic beauty of nature.

Within your trip, you will also taste the delicious local cuisines, make prayers in monasteries, listen to the fairy tale, know about the history of Tibet, experience the culture of Buddhist and Bon people and many more.

As this tour can be done all over the year, it's better to experience in spring and autumn. Summer could be an alternative but don’t explore in winter as it will be very cold.

For the Eastern Tibet tour, you should have a private guide and vehicle so that you can enjoy and know more than you explore with your team only.

Major Highlights of Tour     

  • Lhasa city tour with Potala palace excursion.
  • Visit to different monasteries: Jokhang, Sera and Drepung.
  • Part of prayer in the monastery with meditation and talk with the monk.
  • Photo of different attractions with nature and amazing landscape.
  • Crossing the high passes.
  • Listening to the fairy tale of the island monastery.
  • Exploring the mirror lake- Rawok Tso with a background of snow-capped mountains.
  • Visiting the Lamaling temple, lake Namtso.
  • Excursion of Jampaling monastery with interesting monks’ debate at Chamdo.

So, contact Himalayan Trekkers and enjoy the amazing Himalayas of Eastern Tibet with your friends and family members in your leisure.

Starting Price

USD 2625 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Lhasa

Departure from: Lhasa

Day 1

Arrival at Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

After your arrival in Lhasa, a representative of Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. You can explore around or take rest as you have a long flight.

Estimated Walking Distance: Hotel

Day 2

Lhasa sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

After your warm breakfast, you will get ready for sightseeing. You will explore the Potala Palace and will spend about 2 hours’ time exploring the majestic palace where Dalai Lama and other Buddhist icons used to live.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Jokhang temple which is full of attractions like images and statues of protectors, lamas, enlightened beings with many historical tales. You can also see monks being involved in their prayers and activities.

In the evening, you can explore Barkhor street which is a very popular market for Tibetan people. You can also taste some yak butter and Tibetan tea.

Estimated Walking Distance: Hotel

Day 3

Excursion of Drepung and Sera monastery.

Meals included: BB

Today you will visit the largest monastery with almost ten thousand monks staying there; Drepung monastery. In the Tibetan language, the Drepung monastery means the monastery of collecting rice. You will explore this wonderful attraction, take some memorable pictures and move towards the next destination.

During afternoon time, you will be taken for another monastery tour which is named Sera monastery. The environment of the monastery is pretty and you can see lots of planted rose in a monastery. You can also enjoy a small hike for beautiful valley scenery.

Return back to the hotel.

Estimated Walking Distance: Hotel

Day 4

Scenic drive to Bayi via Draksum Tso from Lhasa. (490 km).

Meals included: BB

Today you will leave Lhasa and enjoy your scenic drive to Nyingchi. You will get amazing scenic beauties throughout the drive as you will be traveling along the Niyang River.

After a brief rest, you will have a short drive to Draksum Tso (Basum Tso), a lake with beautiful natural beauty and popular attraction of the trail. It is also the location where Guru Rinpoche stayed for meditation.

You will visit the Tsodzong monastery and go back to take rest.

Accommodation: 7-8 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 5

Bayi tour; Gelug & Lamaling monastery and cypresses park.

Meals included: BB

After your delicious breakfast, you will have a scenic drive to explore two different monasteries which are located 18 miles southern from Bayi. Both of them are the ancient attractions of Tibet. The monasteries are the Gelug monastery and the Lamaling monastery.

You will also visit naturally preserved cypresses park where you can see 2500 years old cypresses. Return back to the hotel.

Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 6

Scenic drive to Bomi via Lunang forest. (240 km)

Meals included: BB

Today's drive will be more interesting as you will be driving across the high passes, alpine forest, beautiful valley with great snowcapped mountains.

You will cross Serkhym-la pass (4500m) which provides you the great views of Namche Barwa, Gyala Pelri with majestic mountains. After spending a short time capturing amazing pictures, you will continue the scenic drive via Lunang forest with amazing Rhododendron trees and pine trees.

Overnight.

Accommodation: 6-7 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 7

Scenic drive to Pasho via Rawok Tso. (219 km)

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Pasho. On the way, you can lot of glaciers, snowcapped mountains, alpine forests, small villages. You will stop to explore Rawok Tso (Lake) which is very popular among travelers.

Overnight.

Accommodation: 6-7 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ Guest house

Day 8

Scenic drive to Chamdo via Pomda grassland. (270 km)

Meals included: BB

Today's drive will take you to the Chamdo. On the way, you will observe the amazing villages, chortens, snowcapped mountains, forests, grassland.

You will cross the Zar Gama-la pass (4618m) motorable pass. After descending for a pass you will come across the grassy plain.  Overnight.

Accommodation: 6 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ Guest house

Day 9

Scenic drive to Riwoche via Jampaling monastery. (105 km)

Meals included: BB

Early morning walk around Chamdo. It is a trade center and administrative area of the Kham region. You will also explore the Jampaling monastery located on a hilltop.

From then, you will continue your drive to Riwoche via Zholpel-la pass (4688m). Overnight.

Accommodation: 5-6 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 10

Scenic drive to Tengchen via Riwoche monastery. (150 km)

Meals included: BB

You will explore the Riwoche monastery in the morning and then continue off-road drive to Dengchen. Dengchen is the center of Boen religion based on ancient witchcraft, worship of God and ghost. You will also explore Tengchen and Ritro Lhakhang.

Overnight.

Accommodation: 6-7 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 11

Scenic drive to Sok by crossing Tsuri-la and Shel-la pass. (306 km)

Meals included: BB

Today's drive will be to Sok where you will reach by crossing the amazing passes with beautiful views. The passes you will cross are Tsuri la pass (4200m) and Shel la pass (4750m).

After crossing those passes you will further enjoy scenic drive till you reach your overnight destination Sok.

Sok refers to Mongolia in the Tibetan language.

Accommodation: 7-8 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 12

Scenic drive to Nagchu after exploring Sok Tsanden gompa. (238 km)

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, you will visit Sok Tsanden Zhol village, Nyimpa sect monastery, Sok Tsanden Gompa. After exploring that attraction, you will continue your drive onward to reach Nagchu.

On the way to Nagchu, you will cross the passes and reach the city of Shakshuka and then to Nagchu for overnight stay.

Accommodation: 6-7 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tea house/ guest house

Day 13

Scenic drive to Lake Namtso.

Meals included: BB

Scenic and short drive to Lake Namtso and you will build your camp at Tashi Dorie Peninsula for overnight stay. In the day time, you can explore around the lake from where you can see the Nyianchentangula peak (7162m).

The evening view of a lake with a peak will be your wallpaper for a long time and take lots of pictures.

Accommodation: 3-4 hrs drive Estimated Walking Distance: Tented camp

Day 14

Drive back to Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

After enjoying delicious breakfast with an amazing view of the lake, peak, and sunrise, get ready to return back to Lhasa. If you want then you can also enjoy small hike to Lake Shore where meditation cave is located.

After returning back to Lhasa, take rest or go for shopping souvenirs for your friends and relatives. Overnight.

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

Day 15

Departure.

You can stroll around the local market for souvenirs, taste local food and pack your goods as it is the day of departure. A Himalayan Trekkers representative will be there to drop at the airport for your connecting flight back to your hometown.

If you have more leisure time than, you can explore Nepal, Bhutan, and India too with Himalayan Trekkers.

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Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Lhasa, 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.

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.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


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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