Day Tours

Eastern Tibet Tour

Tibet

Eastern Tibet Tour

Trip Rating

N/A

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trial Access

Private Comfortable Drive

Country

Tibet

Max Altitude

Shel la pass 4,750 M

Activity Level

moderate

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr)

Summer (May,Jun)

Eastern Tibet tour is one the demanding tour as it lets travelers enjoy the various attractions of majestic Tibet. 

The tour starts from Lhasa and moves forward to Nyingtri, Tso, Rawok, Chamdo, Nagqu, Namtso and returns 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 the scenic beauty of nature.

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

The best season to better experience this tour is in spring and autumn.

Major Highlights of Tour     

  • Lhasa city tour with Potala palace excursion.
  • Visit different monasteries: Jokhang, Sera, and Drepung.
  • Be a 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.

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$ 2,625

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Lhasa

30 min private drive

3,600 m

After your arrival in Lhasa, a representative of Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. You can take some rest, freshen up and later explore the neighborhood later depending upon your arrival.

Dinner

Hotel

Day 2

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing

4-5 Hrs

3,656 m

After your warm breakfast, you will get ready for sightseeing. You will explore the Potala Palace and will spend about 2 hours' exploring the majestic palace, residence of former Dalai Lama and other Buddhist icons.

In the afternoon, a visit to 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel

Day 3

Excursion of Drepung and Sera monastery

5-6 Hrs

3,700 m

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

In the afternoon, we will 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel

Day 4

Drive to Bayi via Draksum Tso

7-8 hrs drive

2,994 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ guest house

Day 5

Bayi tour; Gelug & Lamaling monastery and cypresses park

5-6 Hrs

2,994 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 6

Drive to Bomi via Lunang forest

6-7 hrs drive

4,500m

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 (4500 m) 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 7

Drive to Pasho via Rawok Tso

6-7 hrs drive

3,807 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 8

Drive to Chamdo via Pomda Grassland

6 hrs drive

4,618 m

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 (4618 meters) motorable pass. After descending for a pass you will come across the grassy plain. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 9

Drive to Riwoche via Jampaling Monastery

5-6 hrs drive

4,688 m

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 (4688 m).

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 10

Drive to Tengchen via Riwoche Monastery

6-7 hrs drive

3,820 m

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

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 11

Drive to Sok via Tsuri-la & Shel-la Pass

7-8 hrs drive

4,750 m

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 (4200 m) and Shel la pass (4750 m).

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 12

Explore Sok Tsanden Gompa & drive to Nagchu

6-7 hrs drive

4,526 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Guest House

Day 13

Drive to Lake Namtso

3-4 hrs drive

4,718 m

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

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

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 14

Drive back to Lhasa

7-8 hrs drive

3,600 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel

Day 15

Final Departure

30 min private drive

3,600 m

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 you at the airport for your connecting flight back.

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

Breakfast

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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

  • All ground transportation in a Private Vehicle.
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Accommodation in Eastern Tibet.
  • Meals as per the itinerary.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for all the palaces, monasteries.

Whats Not Included

  • Any extra cost due to unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation,etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • 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. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing