Lhasa Tour 8 days
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: LT8CN
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trek Start: Lhasa
Trek Days: 9 days
Season: Spring, summer and Autumn
Service: Full Board
Trip End: Kathmandu
Trek End: Gonggar
Trip Durations: 13 days
Physical Rating: Comfort
Group Size: 2-20
Meals: Breakfast only
Lhasa tour packages provide you the great opportunity to visit the culturally rich mysterious city of Tibet. Lhasa city, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region of Peoples Republic of China which is the hub of Tibetan politics, economy, culture and religion.
Many people want to visit Lhasa either because of its unique geographic location or its impressive heritage of over thousands of years of Tibetan culture and religion.
Lhasa city, the major attraction during Tibet tour resides to the Bank of Lhasa River. Lhasa city offers many things to explore. The Buddhist culture and religion, Potala Palace, age old monasteries and beautiful mountains are the major things. You will learn the Tibetan culture and enjoy the highland of Tibet.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Namaste! And welcome to Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting on arrival at the exit gate of Kathmandu airport. Our staff will welcome you and pick you to your accommodated hotel. Please seek our company palmplate to find our staff at the main exit gate of the airport. Rest of the day you can relax at the hotel or short evening walk around local market on your own as per your wish.
Approximate Driving Hours: 30 minutes
Meals include: None
Day 02 Rest and Tibet visa procedure day
In this day we will proceed for Tibet visa.
Day 03 Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu via Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Shoyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and evening visit to Thamel area
Day 04 Flight to Lhasa 3650m.
Arrival in Lhasa (sea-level: 3658m) with one and half hours'driving from Lhasa Gonggar Airport Met by your Tibetan guide and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa to be acclimatized to the high altitude.
Day 05 Exploration day
Full day sightseeing tour to LHASA including POTALA PALACE, JOKHANG TEMPLE & BARKHOR BAZAAR – Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Exploration day
Full day sightseeing tour to LHASA including DREPUNG & SERRA MONASTERIES.
Day 07 Drive to Xigatse 3900m.
Scenic drive to XIGATSE, the west of LHASA through the northern road. The drive is scenic as the road drives along the valley made by BRAHMAPUTRA river (YARLUNG TSANGPO).
Day 08 Drive to Gyantse 3950m.
Morning sightseeing to the PANCHEN LAMA’S TASHILHUMPU MONASTERY. Afternoon, scenic drive to GYANTSE and visit to the KUMBUM STUPA & PHALKOR MONASTERY.
Day 09 Drive to Tsedang 3400m.
Full day picturesque drive to TSEDANG crossing over KARO LA (pass of 5,010 m), KAMBA LA (pass of 4,794 m), colourful YAMDROK LAKE and continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river BRAHMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO) on to TSEDANG
Day 10 Explore Samye
Early morning drive SAMYE by the side of the BRAHMA PUTRA RIVER. Explore SAMYE MONASTERY and surroundings and in the afternoon, drive back to TSEDANG. Late afternoon, visit YUMBULAKHANG & also THANDRUK MONASTERY (Time permitting)
Day 11 Drive to Gonggar and fly to Kathmandu
Early morning drive (2 hrs) to GONGGAR airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU
Day 12 Rest and final shopping day
This is the final day in Nepal. A chance to do some shopping, explore at leisure or merely relax by the hotel. We enjoy a final night together, reliving the trek and our extraordinary achievements.
Day 13 Final departure
We say 'Namaste' for memories that will last a lifetime. There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. For your final departure, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport approximately 3 hours prior to your international flight time.
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
5 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
8 night hotel accommodation in Lhasa with B/B plan.
All permits application service for Tibet
Admission fee of all tourist attractions listed in Itinerary, including Potala Palace ticket booking service
International flight with airport tax: KTM-LXA-KTM
Excellent local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
Company service charge, VAT and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax except KTM-LXA-KTM
Nepalese and Chinese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu and Lhasa
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees in Nepal
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
All kinds of Tips...
Clothing and Equipments List
» Pack to pack out - bring enough waterproof bags to carry all non-biodegradable rubbish back down the mountain.
» Remove all unnecessary packaging before leaving home.
» Bring enough warm dry clothes so that you can wrap up rather than burn firewood in the evenings.
» If you are going to trek higher than 5000m or you know it will be cold, buy an aluminum water bottle which can also be used as a hot water bottle at night.
» The easiest way to keep hydrated while trekking is to buy a 1 x liter platypus-drinking bladder to carry in your day pack.
» Make sure to buy proper trekking socks. Don’t buy synthetic socks as these promote sweating and can give you blisters. Always carry a few blister pads in your first aid kit and keep them handy in your day pack.
» Walking poles are very useful while trekking and helpful when descending.
» Please remember that waste disposal and recycling facilitates are limited in Nepal. When buying batteries make sure they are rechargeable and/or high quality so they last longer, and take them home to recycle.
There is no definitive list. What you bring will vary according to the area, time of year and the length of your trek. Below is a suggested check list which you should adapt to your own needs. Ask yourself: Will there be snow/how long /high is the trek/are we camping?
» Good quality trekking boots with ankle support
» Lightweight shell/raincoat with hood
» Detachable fleece liner or separate fleece
» Fleece trousers
» Shorts and / or convertibles trousers- quick drying
» Sun hat and warm hat(good quality)
» Spare T-shirt x 3
» Sweat towel x 2
» Spare socks x 3 ( walking sock and thin inner sock)
» Small day sack
» Sun cream
» Small water bottle aluminum doubles as a hot water bottle.
» Iodine or water purifying kit,
» Soluble vitamin tablets to taste water or powder fruit drink
» Talcum powder
» Walking sticks or Trekking poles(good quality)
» Camp shoes/trainers/flip flops to wear in evening.
» Spare underwear 3
» Toilet kit
» Pen knife
» Bum bag
» Head torch(good quality)
» Biodegradable washing liquid / soap
» Ear plugs
» Sleeping bag liner(good quality)
» Sleeping bag(good quality-30)
» Bin bag/ gasbag to keep kit dry
» Small towel
» Lip balm
» Available in KTM
Personal First Aid (Aids Kit)
» Blister plasters
» AMS medication like Diamox
» Eye drops – it can get very dusty on trails
» Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
» Rehydration sachets, Imodium and antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea
» Sterile dressing
» Sticking plasters and tape
» Throat lozenges / sweets
» A sewing needle etc.
This trekking equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.