Tibet Fly in Drive out Overland Tour is suitable for those travelers who want to explore Lhasa first and can acclimatize 3800m (12500ft) elevation without undergoing any problems. In Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhatse you will visit beautiful Tibetan cities and towns such as Tsedang, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, and Kyirong. One of the major highlights of this trip is reaching above 30,000ft in air to Lhasa flight and watching the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. During the Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour, you will have great opportunity to explore popular Tibetan landmarks in the Tibetan plateau such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Yambhulakhang Palace, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar and Gyantse Dzong. The Overland Package includes touring quite a number of spectacular Tibetan monasteries around Lhasa and on the way to Kyirong Boarder. Satori Adventures also provide you with an opportunity to explore Ganden Monastery and Chim Phu cave on the way.
Highest access: 5220m/17123ft
Duration: 11 Days
Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.
Co-ordinates: 31.7056° N, 86.9403° E
Location: Tibet, China
Airport: KTM (TIA)
Departure From: Kathmandu(KTM)
Accommodation: Three star to five star as request
Meals: Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Transportation: Private car, Jeep, Flights
Best season: April to November
Major Activity: Tibet Tour
Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu
Mode of Travel: Hotel/Guesthouse
Himalayan sights: Lhasa, Everest, Shishapangma and Key-Chu
Day 01: Kathmandu to Gongkar Airport (3650m/11975ft) Lhasa.
Satori adventures representative will drop you to TIA for trip departure to Lhasa with your Tibet Permit and Visa papers by China Air about 70 minute fly over the Highest mountains Mt. Everest, Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Our Tibet representative will waiting for you to welcome reception at the Airport with request vehicle. After that you will be taking 60km to Lhasa City and assist you to check in at your hotel accommodation with BB Plan. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River and in the Tibetan language means "Place of the Gods". Rest is important today as you acclimatize to the rarefied atmosphere of this high altitude city.
Day 02: Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa
Today the Tibetan English speaking guide will take you to visit Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and the Norbulingka. Potala Palace, the erstwhile home of the Dalai Lama, was built in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Norbulingka, meaning the ‘Jewel Park', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of around 3,60,000 sq. m making it the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.
Day 03: Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa
In the second day of Lhasa sightseeing, you will be taken to visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses, Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.
Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m/12957ft, 05-06hrs)
Today, after having breakfast your trip starts by drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) about 260km distance and it takes about seven hours to reach in the destination. While driving you will cross the passes named Kamba La (4794m) and Karo La (5010m) in between these two high passes your trail passing a long drive along the beach of the beautiful and emerge Lake called Yamdrok-Tso with the view of its panorama attaching with some snowcapped mountains in the south. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be set at the hotel/lodge in Gyantse.
Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m/12792ft, 4hrs)
After having breakfast our guide will take you to visit Kumbum Stupa (Chorten) and Pelkor Chode Monastery at Gyantse then drive to Shigatse (Xigatse) at an altitude of 3900m. After 90km drive in about two hours you will reach Shigatse and visit one of the oldest Panchen Lamas’ Tashilumpho Monastery and accommodation with BB Plan in the Hotel at this town. Shigatse is second largest city in Tibet.
Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Tingri (4348m/14268ft,05hrs)
From Shigatse you will be taken by drive to Tingri which takes 05 hrs.Hotel accommodation.
Day 07: Tingri to Kyirong (2000m/6562ft.)
Drive from Tingri to Kyirong (2000m/6562ft) takes around 05 hrs. Hotel accommodation.
Day 08: Kyirong to Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft.)
After the immigration formalities from China side, we will collect Nepal Visa from and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
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