This is one of our most popular tours and provides a good overview of Tibet for those with limited time. We take the Friendship Highway between Kathmandu to Lhasa, along the way visiting such important sites as the Sakya Monastery, Shigatse, the Shalu Monastery and Gyantse. You will spend two days on a guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa that covers all of the major historical sites. On the eighth day we transport you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
We can accommodate individuals and small groups (including families) on this tour. We arrange all necessary travel permits for Tibet, which requires some preparation time before we can depart in order to file the necessary paperwork.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750 m) / Overnight in guesthouse (dormitory room)
Day 02: Drive from Nyalam to Lhatse (3950 m) across the Tibetan plateau with spectacular mountain views from the Lalung-La pass (5050m) and when passing through the town of Tingri there are more views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu / tour Lhasa / Overnight in guesthouse (dormitory room)
Day 03: Drive from Lhatse to Shigatse (3900 m.) tour via Sakya Monastery then cross the Lalung-La pass (4500 m) / Overnight in hotel (twin room)
Day 04: Shigatse - Shalu - Gyantse (3950 m) / Tour Tashilimpu Monastery, Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong / Overnight in hotel (twin room)
Day 05: Gyantse - Yamdruk Lake - Lhasa (3650 m) / Overnight in hotel (twin room)
Day 06: Lhasa tour including Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Bazaar
Day 07: Lhasa tour including Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace
Day 08: Flight from Lhasa to onward destination
All travel permits for Tibet
English speaking Tibetan tour guide
All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
Pick up and drop off by airport bus
All administrative fees
All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Breakfast each morning
Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
One time welcome meal for the group
One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car.
Transportation costs to and from Tibet
Chinese visa fees and passport fees
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tips to the driver and guide
Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station: As for Lhasa Gongar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time. So, our travel agency can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.
The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins: Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm ( for flights arrival at airport before 12:20pm) Please join on this time.
The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes: Pick up tourists from hotel around 11:00am (for flights which depart after 13:30pm)
All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists’ arrival and departure would be free.
Exception If tourists want shuttle service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, they are required to pay extra 50USDollar/airport for airport shuttle bus service, which needs a report to travel consultant when booking the tour. If any clients need private vehicle pick up or drop off. It is 2USDollar per kilometer and its 140kms.