TOP Tibet tours

7 Top Tours, type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver.

  1. 5 days Tibet Heritage Tour
  2. 6 days Tibet Holy Land Tour
  3. 7 days Exploration of Central Tibet Tour
  4. 8 days Everest Adventure
  5. 10 days Nature Tour
  6. 10 days Everest Base Camp Tour
  7. 12 days Mystic Tibet Tour

 

 


From 2pax $750

5 days Tibet Heritage Tour

If you want to savor the rich Tibetan culture and history but don’t have much time to spare, then this tour is tailored for you. Lhasa, the most famous among Tibetan cities, was the capital of the first Tibetan emperor Songstan Gampo. The city of Lhasa lies on the north bank of the Lhasa river, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo river, at an altitude of 3,650meters. Covering an area of 544 sq kilometers, Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Excursion to one of the most beautiful places in Tibet, the Namtso Lake. In Tibetan, Namtso means ‘Heavenly Lake.’ It is one among the three holy lakes in TAR. Namtso lake is at an altitude of 4720 m. It covers a vast area of about 757 square miles. The crystal-clear water of this lake and the scenic beauty of its surrounding are sure to leave you spellbound
Duration: 5days and 4nights
Route: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude: 4900

Is this trip for you?
Itinerary 
1 )Arrival to Lhasa
2) Sightseeing Lhasa
3 )Sightseeing Lhasa
4) Drive to Namtso after explore lake Drive back to Lhasa
5) Fly back

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3650m)
We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from any where. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian by Train or Fly . You will be met at Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters).

Day 2:In Lhasa
Sightseeing Potala Palace and Sera Monastery after breakfast, you will set off to view the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. You get to see an overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will be taken on a visit to beautifully landscaped Sera monastery. At the monastery you can observe monks chanting and performing religious discourses.

Day 3: In Lhasa
Excursion to Drak Yerpa caves and Jokhang Tempel Barkhor market The Drak Yerpa caves are about an hour’s drive to the northeast of Lhasa. Songtsen Gampo meditated and Padma Sambhava and several of his disciples. The site is strongly associated with Jowo Atisha and the early Kadampa mastersAfter Lunch we will visit the Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor market is another major highlight of the day.

Day 4: Excursion to Namtso Lake
Today you will be taken on an excursion to one of the most beautiful places in Tibet, the Namtso Lake.  In Tibetan, Namtso means ‘Heavenly Lake.’ It is one among the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso lake is at an altitude of 4720 m. It covers a vast area of about 757 square miles. The crystal-clear water of this lake and the scenic beauty of its surrounding are sure to leave you spellbound

Day 5 : Depart
Lhasa You will be driven to the airport in time to catch your flight home OR By Train to China


From 2pax $850

2 – 6 Days Tibet Holy Land Tour

Yarlung valley which is also known as the Valley of Tombs. Ancient Tibetan history boasts that Tibetan civilization was originated from Yarlung valley. You can spot massive burial mounds of Tibetan Kings cultural wealth of Tibet. Besides witnessing stunningly well preserved architecture of cultural heritages and historical places, you also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. Samya Monastery is one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. Built between 763 and 75 AD modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples
Duration: 6days and 5nights

 

Route: Lhasa-Tsedang-Samye
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:3600

Is this trip for you?
Itinerary
1
Arrival in Lhasa
2 Sightseeing Lhasa
3 Sightseeing Lhasa
4 Drive to Tsedang
Drive to Samye
Fly back

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3650m)
We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from any where. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian by Train or Fly . You will be met at Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters).
Day 2 :In Lhasa
Sightseeing Potala Palace and Sera Monastery after breakfast, you will set off to view the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. You get to see an overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will be taken on a visit to beautifully landscaped Sera monastery. At the monastery you can observe monks chanting and performing religious discourses.
Day 3: In Lhasa
excursion to Drak Yerpa caves and Jokhang Tempel
Barkhor market
The Drak Yerpa caves are about an hour’s drive to the northeast of Lhasa. Songtsen Gampo meditated and Padma Sambhava and several of his disciples.
The site is strongly associated with Jowo Atisha and the early Kadampa mastersAfter Lunch we will visit the Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor market is another major highlight of the day.
Day 4:Drive to Tsedang (3600m)
A170 km drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river through barley and wheat fields to the third largest city in Tibet.In route we will Visit Mindroling Monastery , Built in 10th century highly reputed for its contribution towards astronomy, astrology, medicine and calligraphy. The Murals on the wall have very special significances and shows the typical Tantric
Day 5 :Yarlung Valley & Samye tour Today will be spent exploring the Yarlung valley Yumbulhakang , the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is awe some. The tour continues to the west of Tsedang, crossing the Tsangpo River to Samye Monastery , it is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Samya Monastery is founded in 779 AD and one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples.

Day 6: Fly back


From 2pax $900

3 – 7 days Exploration of Central Tibet Tour

 

This tour takes you to the heartland of Tibetan plateau.
If you are interested in ancient Tibetan history and culture then this is the trip for you. Starting from the old Tibetan capital Lhasa you will be driven to Gyantse and Shigatse, the two most important cities after Lhasa. As you are driven along the central Tibetan plateau, you will get to see the old forts and citadels of the Tibetan kings, great monasteries with histories as old as Tibet, caves painted with beautiful murals, which were used as retreats by Buddhist monks, and the hardy Tibetans whose faith and belief in Buddhism is woven in their daily life. Scenic vistas like the one at the Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nyichen kangsang (7206m) will be a treat for sore eyes.
Duration: 7days and 6nights
Route: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Lhasa
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:5010

Is this trip for you?
Itinerary
1
Arrival Lhasa, Sightseeing Lhasa
3 Sightseeing Lhasa
Drive to Gyantse
5  Drive to Shigatse
6 Drive back to Lhasa
7 Fly back
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3650m)
We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from any where. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian by Train or Fly . You will be met at Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters).
Day 2:
In Lhasa/ Sightseeing Potala Palace and Sera Monastery after breakfast, you will set off to view the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. You get to see an overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will be taken on a visit to beautifully landscaped Sera monastery. At the monastery you can observe monks chanting and performing religious discourses.
Day 3:
In Lhasa
Excursion to Drak Yerpa caves and Jokhang Tempel Barkhor market The Drak Yerpa caves are about an hour’s drive to the northeast of Lhasa. Songtsen Gampo meditated and Padma Sambhava and several of his disciples. The site is strongly associated with Jowo Atisha and the early Kadampa mastersAfter Lunch we will visit the Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor market is another major highlight of the day.
Day 4 :
Drive 260 km from Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) along the Friendship Highway you cross the Khamba La (4794m). the drive offers you stunning views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nyichen Kang Saang (7206m). huge glacier, After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages you arrive in the town of Gyantse
Day 5:
Drive 90 km from Gyantse – Shigatse (3830m) Before departing from Gyantse, you will be taken tour to Gyantse Kumbum. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa. It has many small chapels which houses an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We move on to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city, which is about 90 km away
Day 6:
Drive (280 km) from Shigatse – Lhasa you will be guided to explore the local market and the Tashilhumpo Monastery in Shigatse. TashilhumpoMonastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and there is much to explore within its high surrounding walls. After a detailed visit of Shigatse, you will be driven back to Lhasa via a shorter route
Day 7:
Fly back


 From 2pax $1180

8 days Everest Adventure


If our fixed dispatching does not match your schedule, you may email us at
kailashguide@163.com  to set up a new dispatching for you (requires at least 30 days in advance), our company will find other travelers to join in, based on your schedule.
Duration: 8days and 7nights
Route: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest-ShigatseLhasa
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:5200

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Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by plane/train
Our local Tibetan guide will wait you at Lhasa airport or railway station holding your name sign. You will be greeted with a warm Tashidelek(meaning hello with blissing), and be presented with a white Hada(traditional Tibetan ceremonial by give you a white scarf). Then transfer to hotel in Lhasa city.

To rest well on your first arrival in Lhasa(3650m) is essential to ease Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS, also known as altitude sickness). Try your best to resist the temptation of going out.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa City
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor StreetPotala Palace: Lhasa’s cardinal landmark, Potala Palace is one of the great wonders of world architecture. As has been the case with centuries of Pilgrims before you, the first sight of the fortress-like structure will be a magical moment that you will remember for a long time. Entry to Potala is up two steep access ramps that will soon leave you wheezing in the oxygen-depleted air. Travel light and not to worry abt your water supplies for there are bottled mineral water for sell all along the way up to the top of Potala.
Jokang Temple: also known in Tibetan as the Tsuglhakhang, Jokhang Temple is the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Thick with yak butter, the murmur of mantras and the shuffling of wide-eyed pilgrims, Jokhang is an unrivalled Tibetan experience. In front of the entrance to Jokhang is a forecourt that is perpetually crowded with pilgrims polishing the flagstones with their prostrations.
Barkhor Street: Barkhor is a quadrangle of streets that surroungs the Jokhang complex. It is an area unrivalled in Tibet for its fascinating combination of sacred significance and push-and shove market economics. This is both the spiritual heart of the Holy City & the main shopping district for Tibetans.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03:
Lhasa Suburb
Highlights: Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery
Drak Yerpa: for those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Drak Yerpa(4885m), abt 16km northeast of Lhasa, is one of the holiest cave retreats in Ü of Tibet. Among the many ascetics who have sojourned here are Guru Rinpoche and Atisha(Jowo-je), the Bengali Buddhist who spent 12 years proselytizing in Tibet. King Songtse Gampo also medicated in a cave, after his Tibetan wife established the first of Yerpa’s chapels.
Sera Monastery: approximately 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera Monastery was one of Lhasa’s two great Gelugpa monasteries, second only to Drepung. Between 3pm~5pm of Monday to Friday, debating is held in the monastery’s debating courtyard, which is a sight so extraordinary and enchanting even you don’t understand a word they’re saying.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04:
Lhasa > Gyantse > Shigatse
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum

Yamdrotso Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundreds meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).
Karola Glacier: Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of 7,191 m (23,592 ft) between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over 6,000 m (19,685 ft) surrounding it. Mount Nojin Kangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elevation 5,560 m or 18,241 ft) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.
Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.

Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 05:
Shigatse > Tingri > Rongbuk > EBC
(Everest Base Camp)
Highlights: Tashihunpo Monastery, Rongphu Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery: it is a real pleasure to explore the busy cobble lanes twisting around the aged buildings. Covering 70,000 sq meters, Tashilunpo is essentially a walled town in its own right. from the entrance to the monastery, visitors get a grand view. Above the white monastic quarters is a crowed of ochre buildings topped with gold—the tombs of the past Panchen Lamas. To the right, and higher still, is the festival Thangka Wall that is hung with massive, colourful thangkas during festivals.

Rongphu Monastery: Rongphu(elev 4900m) is the main Buddhist centre in Everest region and once coordinated the activities of around a dozen smaller religious institutions, all of which are now ruined. It was established in 1902 by a Nyingmapa lama. While not of great antiquity, Rongbu can at least lay claim to being the highest monastery in Tibet and thus the world. Some of the interior murals of Rongphu are superb. Rongphu and its large chörten makes a great photograph with Everest thrusting its head skyward in the background.

Overnight in EBC.

Day 06:
EBC > Tingri > Shigatse
Highlights: Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp: endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp (elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker, reads ‘Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp’.

Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 07:
Shigatse > Lhasa
Highlights: Yungdrungling Monastery

Yungdrungling Monastery: just visible across the river from the road between Lhasa & Shigatse is the Bönpo Yungdrungling Monastery, which is on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo(Brahmaputra River), just east of where the Nangung-chu meets it. Yungdrungling, founded in 1834, was once the second most influential Bön monastic institution in Tibet.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 08: Departure from Lhasa by plane/train
After breakfast at your hotel make the most of the last morning of your tour in Lhasa. Transfer to Lhasa Airport or Railway Station for next destination.

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From 2pax $1300
10days Nature Tibet Tour
This tour is one of the perfect ways for a taste of the utmost beauty Tibet can offer. It includes the major sights in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse plus a visit to the holy lake Namtso, which shades the valley floor a miraculous shade of turquoise offering a glimpse of the nomad life of the Tibet. Besides, tourists may enjoy the Tibet’s superb scenery of beautiful Yamdrok lake and Karo glacier and they can have a chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s tallest peak, Mt Everest.
Duration: 10days and 9nights
Route: Lhasa-Namtso-Gyanste-Shigatse-Everest-Lhasa
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:5200

Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Lhasa
  2. Sightseeing Lhasa
  3. Sightseeing Lhasa
  4. Drive to Namtso
  5. Drive to Lhasa
  6. Drive to Shigatse
  7. Drive to Rongbuk
  8. Drive to Shigatse
  9. Drive to Lhasa
  10. Fly back

Day 1:
Arrival in Lhasa 
3650m
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Day 2
Lhasa tour (B) Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3:
Lhasa tour (B) Drepung Monastery, Carpet factory, Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4
Lhasa (3650m)-Namtso Lake (4718m) (B) Nyenchen Thanglha Range

Today, we continue to drive to Namtso Lake and all the way you can seeNyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges and lots of nomads’tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated along the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relax trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is a fantastic plan to see the stars.

Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house

Day 5
Namtso (4718m)-Lhasa (3650m) (B)Yangpachen Hotspring
Enjoy the clear morning at the lakeshore, and you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) which has both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. The hot spring itself is the highest swimming pool in the world. Then drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 6
Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m)(B)via Yamdrok lake,Karo Glacier,Gyantse
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over theGampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 7Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200m) (B) Lhatse, Gyatse pass, Shegar
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

Stay overnight in tent or Guesthouse

Day 8
Everest Base Camp (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After visiting base camp, tourists can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 9
Shigatse(3900m) to Lhasa(3650m) (B)
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 10
Depart from Lhasa (B)

PRICE:Start from 2pax 1200USD
10days Tibet EBC Tour

An opportunity to visit the base camp of Everest [5200m] with an experience across the Tibetan Plateau. True to its nickname, “the Roof of the world”, Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with an average altitude in excess of 4000 meters. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbors, India, Nepal and Bhutan, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes, and high altitude desert that goes as far as the eyes can take it.

Duration: 9days and 8nights
Route: New border -Oldtingri-Everest-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:5200

Is this trip for you?
Itinerary

1) Arrival in Kyirong
2) Drive to Old Tingri
3) Drive to Rongbuk /EBC
4) Drive to Shigatse
5) Drive to Gyantse
6) Drive to Lhasa
7) Sightseeing Lhasa
8) Sightseeing Lhasa
9) Fly back

Day 1:
Drive Kathmandu- Kyirong 75KM Nepal-Tibet Border. After completing the immigration formalities at the border, we drive towards Kyirong. Moving up a series of incredibly steep switchbacks, which passes through a mossy gully with cascading waterfalls, we reach Kyirong
Day 2:
Drive to Oldtingri(4300m)145km . Today’s drive to Oldtingri takes around four hours, crossing one spectacular pass. Today there are some spectacular views of the Himalayas to be had, including Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) MT.shishapangma MT Choyu and, of course, the mighty Everest (8848m).
Day 3:
Drive Oldtingri (4300m) to Rongbuk (5200m) – 85Kms. After breakfast it’s just a short, easy drive to Rongbuk – the home of the highest monastery in Tibet – leaving plenty of time to explore this historic treasure. Once again, there are some stunning views to be had of the Himalayas
Day 4;
Drive Rongbuk to Shigatse (3830m) – 340Kms.Today your Land Cruisers will cover some rocky terrain, covering the eight to ten hour drive to the city of Shigatse. Shigatse is the home of the famous Tashilunpo Monastery; the historical seat of the Panchen Lama lineage and well known for its huge Thangka wall.
Day 5:
Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.In the morning we’ll visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Shigatse. After lunch it’s just a pleasant two hours drive to Gyantse, which has the Khumbum Stupa and the Phalkot Monastery
Day 6:
Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-265kms.The drive to the final enticing destination of Lhasa takes eight hours, crossing two passes – The Karo La pass (5010m) and Kamba La pass (4794m) – as well as the dazzling lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). We’ll also cross the wide Yarlung Tsangpo river and catch our first views of the legendary Potala Palace
Day 7:
In Lhasa/ Sightseeing Potala Palace and Sera Monastery after breakfast, you will set off to view the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. You get to see an overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will be taken on a visit to Sera monastery. monks chanting and performing religious discourses.
Day 8:
In Lhasa / excursion to Drak Yerpa caves and Jokhang Tempel Barkhor market The Drak Yerpa caves are about an hour’s drive to the northeast of Lhasa. Songtsen Gampo meditated and Padma Sambhava and several of his disciples. The site is strongly associated with Jowo Atisha and the early Kadampa mastersAfter Lunch we will visit the Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor market is another major highlight of the day.
Day 9;
Depart Lhasa You will be driven to the airport in time to catch your flight home or By Train to China

 

From 2pax $1650
12days Mystic Tibet Tour
For centuries Tibet has been a mysterious and timeless land, cut off from the rest of the world by the mighty Himalayas. Despite modernization it has retained the beauties of its past, such as the fascinating Gompas, ancient markets, ever-smiling and fun-loving Tibetans and its amazing turquoise lakes. Our overland trips give you enough time to visit Lhasa, which has long been known as the Forbidden City. The mighty Potala Palace, Barkhor market and the holy Jokhang Temple are just a few of the fascinating sights we will take you to. We will further take you on an exotic journey along friendship highway to the famous Tashilhump Monastery at Shigatse (or Xigatse), the historic town of Gyantse, and the beautiful lake of Yamdrok Tso amidst the spectacular view of snow capped peaks including northern face of majestic Mt. Everest).

Duration: 11days and 10nights
Route: Kyirong-Tingri-Everest-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa-Tsedang-Samye
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Max Altitude:5200

Is this trip for you?
Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Kyirong
  2. Drive to Oldtingri
  3. Drive to Rongbuk
  4. Drive to Shigatse
  5. Drive to Gyantse
  6. Drive to Lhasa
  7. Sightseeing Lhasa
  8. Sightseeing Lhasa
  9. Drive to Tsedang
  10. Drive to Samye

Day 1:
 Drive Kathmandu- Kyirong 36KM Nepal-Tibet Border. After completing the immigration formalities at the border, we drive towards Nyalam. Moving up a series of incredibly steep switchbacks, which passes through a mossy gully with cascading waterfalls, we reach Kyirong
Day 2:
Drive to Oldtingri(4300m)150km . Today’s drive to Oldtingri takes around four hours, crossing one spectacular pass along. Today there are some spectacular views of the Himalayas to be had, including Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) MT.shishapangma MT Choyu and, of course, the mighty Everest (8848m).
Day 3:
Drive Oldtingri (4300m) to Rongbuk (5200m) – 85Kms. After breakfast it’s just a short, easy drive to Rongbuk – the home of the highest monastery in Tibet – leaving plenty of time to explore this historic treasure. Once again, there are some stunning views to be had of the Himalayas
Day 4:
 Drive Rongbuk to Shigatse (3830m) – 340Kms.Today your Land Cruisers will cover some rocky terrain, covering the eight to ten hour drive to the city of Shigatse. Shigatse is the home of the famous Tashilunpo Monastery; the historical seat of the Panchen Lama lineage and well known for its huge Thangka wall.
Day 5:
Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.In the morning we’ll visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Shigatse. After lunch it’s just a pleasant two hours drive to Gyantse, which has the Khumbum Stupa and the Phalkot Monastery
Day 6:
Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-265kms.The drive to the final enticing destination of Lhasa takes eight hours, crossing two passes – The Karo La pass (5010m) and Kamba La pass (4794m) – as well as the dazzling lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). We’ll also cross the wide Yarlung Tsangpo river and catch our first views of the legendary Potala Palace
Day 7:
In Lhasa/ Sightseeing Potala Palace and Sera Monastery after breakfast, you will set off to view the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. You get to see an overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will be taken on a visit to beautifully landscaped Sera monastery. At the monastery you can observe monks chanting and performing religious discourses.
DAY 8:
In Lhasa / excursion to Drak Yerpa caves and Jokhang Tempel Barkhor market The Drak Yerpa caves are about an hour’s drive to the northeast of Lhasa. Songtsen Gampo meditated and Padma Sambhava and several of his disciples. The site is strongly associated with Jowo Atisha and the early Kadampa mastersAfter Lunch we will visit the Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor market is another major highlight of the day.
Day 9:
Drive to Tsedang (3600m) 170 km drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river through barley and wheat fields to the third largest city in Tibet.In route we will Visit Mindroling Monastery , Built in 10th century highly reputed for its contribution towards astronomy, astrology, medicine and calligraphy. The Murals on the wall have very special significances and shows the typical Tantric
Day 10:
Yarlung Valley & Samye tour Today will be spent exploring the Yarlung valley Yumbulhakang , the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is awe some. The tour continues to the west of Tsedang, crossing the Tsangpo River to Samye Monastery , it is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Samya Monastery is founded in 779 AD and one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples.
Day 11:
Depart Tsedang It is 2 hrs drive to the airport, your guide will escort you to the airport in time to catch your flight home OR By Train to China