This is one of the most popular tour we operate from Kathmandu. Travelers who have limited time frame can take this tour with us. This your takes you to Lhasa via the Kathmandu - Lhasa high way (the friendship high way). One the way, we visit Shigatseand Gyantes.
We will make a two days guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa that covers all the historical monuments. On the day 8th, we drop you to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. If you are travelling to mainland China. It is also possible from after days 8th. We will also arrange your train ticket and flight ticket to mainland.
This tour can handle either single traveler or for the groups as per your interest.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (4 hrs.) after immigration farmalities in Zhangmu-2300 m, continue drive to Nyalam-3450m, Guest house
Day 2: Drive from Nyalam to Lhatse, Guest house
Day 3: Lhatse - Shigatse (3900 m.),Overnight Hotel
Crossing the Lalung-La (4500 m) and continuing across the plains to Shigatse.
Day 4: Shigatse - Gyantse (3950 m.) tour. Overnight Hotel
After visiting the Tashilimpu Monastery, it's a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sights - Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery.
Day 5: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650 m.) tour
The highlight of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdruk - Tso. After crossing the Kamba- La and the Yarlung (Brahmaputra) River, the journey ends in Lhasa.
Day 6: Lhasa Sightseeing (visit Potala palace, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery)
Day 7: Lhasa Sightseeing (visit Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street/Bazaar)
Day 8: Transfer to the airport and fly out.
Fixed Departure Dates: Every Tuesday and Saturday from April to October and Saturday from November to April on group joining basis.
Tour cost: US$ 450 per person
Accommodation as per programmes on sharing basis with breakfast
Transportation by 4WD land cruiser or by tourist bus as per the group size
All necessary Tibet travel and road permits
All entrance fees of the sightseeing
1 Experienced Tibetan English speaking guide
Expenses for Kathmandu part
Air ticket and Air tax (US$ 440 per person including tax from Lhasa to Kathmandu)
Lunch and Dinner while in trip
Chinese Visa fee ( US$ 198 for Americans and US$ 114 for others)
Your travel insurance and the expenses not mentioned above