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Central Tibet Tour - 5 Days

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Central Tibet Tour

The most spectacular trans-Himalayan flight between Kathmandu and Lhasa is one of the best scenic flights in the world that offers the breathtaking close-up views of the highest Mount Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,767ft), Shishapangma (8,012m/26,287ft) and other great mountains. Moreover, there are plenty of historical attractions in Lhasa such as the Potala Palace, Norbulingka palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple. Sera means ‘hailstone’ in Tibetan. Accordingly, Drepung Monastery is one of the three great Gelukpa Monasteries in Tibet.

King Songtsen Gampo was the first Tibetan ruler to establish a palace on this outcrop. The total height of the Potala is 117 meters with thirteen storey and 1,000 rooms. Jokhang Temple formerly called the Trulnang Temple or temple of ‘magical appearance’– erected by King Songtsen Gampo in 7th century. Likewise, the next highlight of this tour is the visit of Nam Tso Lake (4,718m/15,479ft) which lies 265km away from Lhasa. The lake is very much popular for its spectacular tidal views which are 70km long and 30km wide, the second largest salt water lake in the Tibetan Plateau.

Note:

  • Only Private Tours are available.
  • Tour includes accommodations with breakfast also.
  • Operation of Tibet Tours sometimes depends on the Chinese authority.

Useful Info:

  • Amazing trans-Himalayan flight between Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Sightseeing tour of the holy Lhasa city
  • Visit of Potala and Norbulingka Palace
  • Trip to Sera and Drepung Monastery
  • Side trip to Nam Tso Lake

Day 1
Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,600m/11,811ft).

Take a Trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. Reception will be given by our Tibetan Guide and transfer to the Hotel in Lhasa City. Stay overnight (O/N) at Hotel (BB-Bed and Breakfast).

Day 2
Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Guided sightseeing tour of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market. Stay O/N at Hotel (BB).

Day 3
Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Guided sightseeing tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery. Stay O/N at Hotel (BB).

Day 4
Lhasa to Nam Tso Lake (4,718m/15,479ft).

Drive 265 kilometers from Lhasa to Nam Tso Lake. Nam Tso Lake is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet also known as the highest salt lake. You can also do a wonderful trekking around the lake side. Stay O/N at Guest House (BB).

Day 5
Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Transfer back to Gonggar Airport for a flight to Kathmandu.

Option available for extending your trip with Jungle Safari adventure, white water rafting or a trip of your choice.

Cost Includes:

  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Chinese visa fee (Normal)
  • Economy class air tickets for Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis as per in the itinerary on BB plan
  • An English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • All necessary Hotel/Airport/Hotel transfers
  • Monasteries’ entrance fees

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch, Dinner and Bar bills
  • Personal expenses, laundry, photography etc.
  • Tips to the staff
  • Cost of Insurance
  • Single supplement charges

  • Kathmandu City Cultural Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Trip Facts

  • Fly in/out KTM-Lhasa-KTM
  • 3,600 meters
  • Easy
  • Budget/Standard/Deluxe