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Lhasa-Nepal border Overland 8-day Tour

Lhasa-Nepal border Overland 8-day Tour

Tour Code:TN-02

Price: 699USD

Destination:Lhasa- Namtso- Gyantse- Shigatse- Mt.Everest-Gyirong

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Arrival in Lhasa

Meet at Chengdu airport in the morning. Fly to Lhasa. Arriving at Lhasa Gongar airport(3600 m ), meet local guide and transferred to Lhasa city, Check in and have a good rest, overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2 Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhore Street

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace (3700m)(1.5 hours )built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple(1 hour ), situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.

Day 3 Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery.(3 hours ) "Drepung" in Tibetan means the hill of rice because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment.

Day 4 Namsto lake  (5 hours driving)
Place & Transport: Around Lhasa
Today's Activities: Namtso Lake, Yangbachen hot-spring

Day tour to Namtso Lake(4718m) via Yangpachen hot-spring. On the way you will see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and also you will pass the Nagela Pass(5190m). Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes, and also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side . On the way back , you will have a chance to have hot-spring at Yangbachen(4320m). Overnight in Lhasa .

Day 5 Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse  (7 hours driving)
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok, Pelkor Monastery, Pala Manor, the splendid Kumbum Stupa

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. One the way , have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok (4441 m) and karola glacier. In the afternoon visit Pelkor Monastery, Pala Manor as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby in Gyantse(3980m). Then drive to Shigatse(3840m), stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 6 Shigatse-Shegar-Old Tingri-Rongphu Monastery-E.B.C  (6-7 hours driving)
Place & Transport: Shigatse- Shegar- Old Tingri- Rongphu Monastery- E.B.C
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery,Rongbu Monastery, Mt. Everest

Early morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and then  drive to Rongphu(5154m) via Lhatse and Shegar(4250m), cross over Gyatsola & Pangla Pass, where you will see the Himalaya mountain ranges in a clear day.

Rongphu(5154m) is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon start trekking from Rongphu to E.B.C(5250 m), it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take a local sight seeing bus(30RMB.P.P.). Overnight at Rongphu guest house. (dorm beds)

Day07: Old Tingri to Gyirong Port(Nepal Border)                                                                                        
Place & Transport: Gyirong
Today's Activities: Gyirong

In the early morning, we will drive to border - Gyirong Port (accessible in June,2016) . On the way to Gyirong Port, you will pass a Nyalam Tong pass(5,150) where the Friendship Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet crosses at meters elevation.

The road to Gyirong Port is not bad but the altitude and the atmosphere is rabidly changing in front of your eyes. In the afternoon, you will arrive in border - Gyirong Port , and move to Kathmandu.

Day 8 Gyirong 
Place & Transport: Gyirong

Today's Activities: End the trip                                                                                                                   

Send you to China-Nepal friendship bridge, end the happy trip.

Note: Enter Nepal from  Gyirong, you only need the arriving visa.  Gyirong port begins to release people at 10:00 am in the morning. There are local buses or private cars provided for tourists from  Gyirong to Kathmandu. It is 160km from Zhangmu to Kathmandu and 7 hours' driving in normal road conditions.


Cost description
Group number
(private group)
1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 and above
May - Oct.  3030USD 1595USD P.P  1200USD P.P  995USD P.P.  885USDP.P.  830USDP.P.
Nov. - Apr.  2400USD 1280USD P.P.  985USD P.P  820USD P.P  720USDP.P  699USDP.P.
Remarks If you think the private tour is a little bit expensive , please contact us and ask for the join group, it will save you more.
This is the suggestive price, please contact us to get the accurate price.
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Price Include

1.Tibet Entry Permit
2.Tibet travel permit
3. Transportation
4. Hotel
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Travel accident insurance
7. Entrance fees, hot spring exclude

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Flight & train tickets

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