"Destination of the Travellers"

The Hub of Tibetan Civilization

The Hub of Tibetan Civilization (12 day /11 night overland tour)

      Day 1: Fly to Gonggar airport and transfer to Tsetang (120 km.) afternoon acclimatization and overnight at hotel
      Day 2: Tsetang Morning visit to Yongbulakhong Palace and Changdu Monastery, afternoon visit Kings' Tombs and overnight at hotel.
      Day 3: Tsetang to Lhasa,visit Samye Monastery en route (220 kms.) transfer Hotel.
      Day 4: Lhasa Morning visit Potala Palace. Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Bakhor street.
      Day 5: Lhasa Morning visit Drepung Monastery, afternoon visit Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Park.
      Day 6: Excursion to one of these places: Shurpa Monastery (75 kms. from Lhasa) or Yangbajing (120 kms from Lhasa to Gandan Monastery (65 kms.), or from Lhasa to Drakyapa Cave     (50 kms.), picnic lunch. Return Lhasa
      Day 7: Lhasa to Gyantse lunch at Yamdok lake.
      Day 8: Gyantse morning visit Kumbum and Pelkor Chode Monastery, afternoon drive to Shigatse on the way visit Shalu Monastery.
      Day 9: Shigatse Morning visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, afternoon visit the ruins of the old castle and the free market.
      Day 10: Shigaste to Xegar visit Sakya Monastery en route.
      Day 11: Xegar to Zhangmu. Very good views of the Himalayas on route and overnight hotel.
      Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu.

Pre Departure Information for Tibet

Included in the Land cost
Transport by motor coach coach/Land Rover/automobile as required, and accommodation with daily breakfast using Holiday Inn/Tibet Hotel while at Lhasa. Tibet for the rest of the journey. We use the best available hotels and guesthouses, but these offer more basic accommodation and fewer amenities. Sightseeing Tours, Services of English speaking Local Tibetan /Chinese Guides, entrance fees to monasteries and other points of interest, Tibet permits, Kathmandu-Lhasa airfare as per itinerary and visa charges are also included.

Not included in the land cost
Insurance, airport departure taxes, Nepalese Visa, Passport fees, immunizations, hard and soft drinks, Photographic charges in various monasteries, gratuities and items of any personal nature that have not been specifically included above.

A surcharge of US$ 50.00 on Tibet visas is applicable for British, Canadian, and Belgian, and Cameroon, Brazilian, Irish, French and Dutch nationals.

Visas and documentation
You must be in possession of a valid passport. We obtain your visa for Tibet, and will require the following information when making your reservation: full name, date of expiry, place of issue, nationality, date of birth, sex and occupation. Two passport size photographs are also required. Additionally you must allow three full working days in Kathmandu for the visa to be fiscally stamped in your passport. A 30 day's visa for Nepal can be obtained from all Nepalese Embassies abroad or upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport in US$ 25.00.

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