Tibet Overland Tour with Ghandruk - 17 Days

Tibet Overland Tour with Ghandruk

Trip Info

Trip Duration

17 Days

Max Altitude

Lhatse (4,300 m) m

Difficulty

moderate

Start From

Kathmandu

Trip Ends At

Kathmandu

Tibet Overland Tour with Ghandruk Overview

Tibet Overland Tour with Ghandruk Trek is a combined journey to multiple nations that encompasses a week-long trek in the famous Annapurna Region and a road trip to Tibet.

The trek to Ghanduk and Ghorepani is best for both beginner or expert hikers, to get insights into the Nepalese rural lifestyle along with rich culture and traditions. One of the highlights of this trip is a 45-minute hike from Ghorepani on a hilltop, to get the early sunrise views of the entire Annapurna Ranges which is really mindblowing.

This overall trek allows you to explore the different vegetation, culture, and style of locals while walking past towns like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk.

Additionally, since our arrival is in Kathmandu, we have a couple of days dedicated to exploring Kathmandu Valley, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, and two Newari (ethnic group) villages of Kokana and Bungmati on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Next, we will drive or fly to Pokhara, (according to your preference) and explore the city of "Lake Paradise", - a beautiful city in the lap of beautiful dazzling peaks with people of world-famous hospitality.

The journey to Tibet begins after crossing the border of Nepal, in Tibet at Liping, and then through the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa on a high-altitude road. Seven days allocated to tour Tibet offers its unique natural beauty and spiritual atmosphere where we visit the famous sites enlisted in our itinerary.

The trip ends in Lhasa after spending a couple of nights there.

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US$ 3,049 P/P


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US$ 137.21

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Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Himalayan Trekkers and get transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu
5-6 hr
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Get ready for guided sightseeing after a warm breakfast. Your guide will pick you up and escort you to three different important landmarks in the Kathmandu Valley such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Kokana Bungmati Villages. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 3: Fly/Drive to Pokhara
6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight
Max Altitude: 827 m

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). Pokhara also known as the "Lake Paradise", is a beautiful city which is in close proximity to the mountains.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Pokhara
Day 4: Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,500 m

We will take a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara after breakfast and start walking. We will walk past sub-tropical valley forests and sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After walking through Tikhedhunga we will reach the base of the hill that has around 3500 steps that lead to the village of Ulleri, where we will spend a night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 2,800 m

We commence our walk after an early morning breakfast along the path that leads to the Rhododendron forest with the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge.

We will walk past the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the dense forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a settlement of ethnic group called Poon Magars and has the biggest collection of Rhododendron.

Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp
Day 6: Trek to Poon Hill - Tadapani
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,120 m

Early morning short hike to Poonhill for a dramatic sunrise view over the Manaslu range. After breakfast back at your guest house, we will we will leave Ghorepani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas, walk past Sikha village and cross the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River.

We will reach Tadapani by the evening for an overnight stay. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp
Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,940 m

After breakfast, we will follow the trail past the forest of Oak, Bamboo, and Rhododendron and reach Ghandruk. Throughout the today's journey, we get to witness a magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, especially the Annapurna south peak.

Once we are in this beautiful village, Ghandruk, we will meet the Gurung people who have a very rich culture and tradition. You can meet some ex-British Gurkhas who have served in the 2nd world war for the British government here.

An overnight stay in a local guest house. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp
Day 8: Hike to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
2-3 hrs trek & 1+ hrs drive
Max Altitude: 1,070 m

Today we descend down until we reach Birethanti village. We continue our walk following back the trail to Nayapul, where our private vehicle will be waiting us to take us to Pokhara. 

Check-in and relax once you are transferred to the hotel. You can stroll around the streets and markets or have a romantic walk on the lakeside in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Pokhara
Day 9: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

We will help you to check-in at the hotel where you will have a rest for the rest of the day and a night. You can opt to go for another sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 10: Drive to Nyalam
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,300 m

Early in the morning, we will start our scenic drive towards the Nepal-Tibet border. 

Upon reaching the border and clearing the immigration formalities, we will head towards Nyalam. A Tibetan guide will accompany you from here onwards. Explore the market area in the evening.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11: Drive to Lhatse
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,300 m

The day starts with a scenic drive off to Lhatse. During our drive, you can get the glimpses of mighty peaks like Mount Everest, Shishapangma, Melunggatse, and more. We will drive past two high passes before reaching Lhatse for an overnight stay. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12: Drive to Shigatse
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,900 m

We will start our journey early in the morning after breakfast and make the first stop at Sakya where we visit Shakya monastery.  It is one of the oldest and most important Bonpo Monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Shigatse
Day 13: Drive to Gyantse
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,950 m

We will visit the Tashilumpo monastery after breakfast and then continue ourdrive to Gyantse.

After checking in at the hote,l we will have some rest and then proceed for the sightseeing of Khumbum Stupa and Palkor monastery in Gyantse.

Overnight stay in Gyantse.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Gyantse
Day 14: Drive to Lhasa
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

This is yet another long day of driving. The most interesting part of the drive today is driving past the high passes; Kora La (5,010m) and Kamb La (4,794m) and lake Yamdrok Tso. We will also cross the Great Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahmaputra River.

On arriving in Lhasa, check-in at the hotel and relax. You may stroll around the streets of the city in the evening. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Lhasa
Day 15: Full-day Sightseeing of Lhasa
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

Today's guided sightseeing covers the famous Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas, Jokhang Temple, one of the most scared temples for all the Tibetan pilgrims, and Barkhor Street, an old and traditional street in the city. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Lhasa
Day 16: Lhasa tour day 2
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

After breakfast, we will visit other popular landmarks in the city including Norbulingkha Palace-former summer palace of the Dalai Lamas, Drepung Monastery, one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet, and Sera Monastery, another grandest monastery. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Lhasa
Day 17: Final departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu/onward destination
30 mins

As per your flight schedule to Kathmandu or onward destination, you will be transferred to the airport after breakfast. 

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included

Include

  • All airport transfers 
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Hotel accommodation in cities with breakfast
  • Available accommodation during the trek with full board meals
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fee
  • All ground transfers and sightseeing on the private vehicle
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and office service charges 

Exclude

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in INCLUSION section

Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and 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 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 to your heart’s content.

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