Major Attractions of Explore Tibet Tour

Highlights of Explore Tibet Tour are Kathmandu Sightseeing (Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square) Lhasa airport explore Potala Palace, Norbulingka Park, Tibet Museum,  Ganden monastery, Drayerpa Cave, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Bazaar, Kamba La Pass, Karo La Pass, Lalung La Pass, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Yamdrok Tso Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri and explore about lifestyle, culture and tradition of the local people.

Overview of Explore Tibet Tour
   Trip Name: Explore Tibet Tours    Trip Duration: 11 Days
   Trip Area: Tibet Region    Maximum Altitude: above 5000 M
   Minimum Altitude: 1310 M    Trip Type: Cultural Tours
   Trip Grade: Average  Price: On Request
   Suitable For: All  Best Season: Aug - Dec & Feb - May

Tibet is rich in cultural, natural and historical things which help Tibet to recognize in world.  Tibet is also known as “Roof of the World” & the mystical Buddhist “Kingdom of the Snows”. It has carry the uniqueness feature in cultural and historical thing so large number of tourists visit here every year. In this tour you will explore Potala Palace Norbulingka Palace Tibet Museum and lifestyle and culture of people etc. This tour gonna be one of your awesome trip.

Explore Tibet Tour is just for 11 days where you go up to the high altitude of 5000M which is graded as average tour. Explore Tibet Tour starts from Kathmandu capital city of Nepal and pass through Lhasa, Gyanste, Shigatse, Tingri, Zhangmu, and finally back to Kathmandu. In this tour you will get chances to know more about the lifestyle, culture and tradition of Tibetan people and its surrounding. The best seasons for Explore Tibet Tour are Aug-Dec & Feb-May.

Itinerary of Explore Tibet Tour

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival
Well Nepal travels and tour heartily welcome you in arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). And escort you to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing (1360M)
After breakfast you move for sightseeing Pashupatinath Temple (temple of lord god Shiva), Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square And many more places of Kathmandu valley. You come back to hotel and preparation for your tour and further discussion please feel free to ask the question and stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650M)
After breakfast you headed up to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your flight to Lhasa. From the flight you can encounter the view of different Himalayas so nearly and you will be land on Lhasa airport. And our representative will meet you there and he/she will escort you to hotel. Stay at hotel.  
 
  • Day 4 : Lhasa sightseeing
After breakfast you go out for sightseeing of Potala Palace, Norbulingka Park and Tibet museum which carries their importance.

Potala Palace: 5th Dalai Lama Songtsen Gampo built a 9-storey palace with a thousand rooms which is known as Potala Palace. Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama which was built in 17th century. It is composed of two parts they are Red palace and white palace. Red palace is painted by red color to represent stateliness and power and white palace is painted by white color to convey peace and quiet. Now it comes under UNESCO Cultural Heritage, from here you can see the magnificent view of the entire city of Tibet.

Norbulingka Park: Norbulingka means “Treasure Park” in Tibetan Language which lies in the western residence of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km southwest of Potala Palace. It is also Known as Summer Palace of Dalai Lama which is the largest man made garden in Tibet. It also comes under the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites. Norbulingka Park also keeps some precious historical relics and art works like elegant Thangkas, solemn Buddha statues, beautiful wall paintings and nice Chinaware gifted by central Chinese governments since ancient time. Shoton Festival is the biggest event festivals that celebrate in Norbulingka Park.

Tibet Museum: Tibet Museum lies in the southeast corner of Norbulingka, Lhasa city with the area of 23,508 sq meter. This museum consists of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, gifts granted by emperors, imperial jade seals, colorful thangkas, gold albums and various printed in Sanskrit and local scripts. You can also see the variety of folk art like unique jewellery, local handicrafts, costumes, and adornments made of gold, silver, jade, and fine Chinese pottery etc. It is also comes under the UNESCO Cultural Heritage.   
 
  • Day 5 : Cultural and Historical Lhasa Tour
After breakfast you go out for Lhasa tour, Today you will visit several places they are Ganden monastery, Drayerpa Cave, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and finally to Barkhor Bazaar.   

Ganden monastery: Ganden monastery is the largest and the oldest monastery in Tibet, which lies in the altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level. Here you can explore religious, artistic, political and cultural relic.

Drayerpa Cave: Drayerpa Cave lies in down valley of Tibet. There are more than 25 silence cave where Dalai Lama used to meditation.

Sera Monastery: Sera Monastery is a famous monastery along the city which covers area of 114,946 square meters. You can explore fine statues, unparalleled murals, Scriptures written in gold powder and scent cloth.

Jokhang Temple: Jokhang Temple comes under UNESCO Cultural Heritage site which lies in central Lhasa. It carries the architectural styles of Tyang Dynasty. You can see the 1300 year oldest shrine of the complex and statue of Sakyamuni which one is important treasure.

Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery lies in foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse with an area of 250,000 square meters. In this monastery you can explore architecture, collections of precious sutras, Statues of Manjushri Bodhisattva, Sitatapatra, Kwan-yin Bodhisattva,  Jamyang Qoigyi etc in different sutra halls.

Barkhor Bazaar: Barkhor Bazaar lies in old area of Lhasa city, where you can find full of religious surrounding.  In this street you can find prayer wheels, Tibetan knives, long-sleeve 'chuba' and some religious articles to sales and also sell 'Thangka' painting. This street made you feel awesome moment of your life.  
 
  • Day 6 : Lhasa to Gyantse (3950M)
After breakfast you headed for Gyantse on the way you pass through Kamba La Pass, Karo La Pass wher you find the stunning view of Yamdrok Tso Lake. Stay for a while there and again move to Gyantse which carry the great history of Tibet. Here you will explore Pekhor Chode Monastery and stay overnight at Gyantse.  
 
  • Day 7 : Explore Gyantse
After breakfast you move out to explore Gyantse. Today you gonna interact and explore more about the lifestyles, culture and tradition of the local people. Gyantse carries the lot of history which is famous for two landmarks, they are Gyantse Dzong, a restored fort and the Kumbum Stupa, a magnificent six-storied landmark which contain over seventy-five temples. You also explore this places and stay overnight at hotel.  
 
  • Day 8 : Gyantse to Shigatse (3900M)
After breakfast you headed to Shigatse, on the way you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery where you can explore about its culture tradition, life styles of people and historical articles. This place has the more fertile soil in Tibet with second largest frontier city. Shigatse is also the cultural, economic and political center of Tibet. Stay overnight at Shigatse.  
 
  • Day 9 : Shigatse to Zhangmu (2300M)
After breakfast you headed to Zhangmu passing through Lalung La pass. You also cross Gytso La Pass, along with capturing the stunning view of mountains like Makalu, Shishapangma, Mt .Everest etc. Stay overnight at Zhangmu.  
 
  • Day 10 : Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1360M)
After breakfast you drive for Kathmandu, after immigration procedure in Nepal and China border at Kodari then drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy your farewell dinner with your team members and shares the moments to your team member. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.  
 
  • Day 11 : Departure
Explore Tibet Tour comes to an end today. You have a plenty of time to organize a photo, email to your friends, agents, parent till your departure. If you have plenty of time to stay in Nepal so you can make a call for adventurous game like rafting, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, Bunjee Jump, etc. or our representative escorts you to the airport.  
 

Cost includes/excludes of Explore Tibet Tour
Services include:
  • Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle in Nepal & Private Jeep/land Cruiser in Tibet
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Tibet at standard hotels with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
  • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu
  • Border Clearance
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Tibetan Tour Guide for Tibet
  • All Entrance fee on Tibet
  • Tibet Visa fee
  • Kathmandu- Lhasa flight ticket
Services exclude:
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International / any air fare.
  • Travelers insurance
  • Re Entry Visa fee in Nepal
  • Alcohol/Non Alcoholic Drinks
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.


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