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Lhasa Budget Tour 07 Nights/ 08Days

Lhasa Budget Tour

Fixed Departure to Lhasa/ Tibet Tour , Every Saturday and Tuesday Through out the year

The crown jewel of our Lhasa tour is the memorable cultural, religious, and historical tour of the ancient city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Situated in the middle of the Tibetan Plateau and lying in the encompassed river valley in between the Himalayas, Lhasa sits at an altitude of about 3,660 meters (11,450 ft.) making it the highest city in the world and thus justifying its age old title of the “roof of the world.” The semi-arid climate of the region due to its position in the rain shadow of the Himalayas and yet the fertile river valley of Lhasa forms a contrasting natural beauty in lush green farms between the arid rocky landscape and snow capped mountains.

Budget trip is open on every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the year. December and January is considered low season, Saturday the best time for the trip. We drive to Lhasa by bus and from Lhasa we have two options: come back to Kathmandu on flight, or we you have to proceed to Main Land China after the trip. So, you have the option of taking train or flights onwards to main Land china after the 7/8 days Lhasa overland trip.

The following is the 7 nights 8 days overland trip to Lhasa from Kathmandu:


Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1290 m)
We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathamandu. Our representative will meet you and greet you. We will accompany you to the hotel for check-in and We will collect your original passport and we will help you to fill up form for Chinese Embassy./ overnight on Hotel.

Day 02: Tibet permit preparation day/ Half day tour.
Free day or Half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. We will assist you in the way you like. In the evening we will hand over the original passport and group visa/ permit of Tibet. We will shortly brief you about the trip. Final check list of equipment. / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam/ Driving Distance : 156 km
Early morning, we will gather at Thamel, Kathmandu; drive to Kodari boarder by private bus, cross the friendship bridge i.e. enter into Tibet and use the private vehicle of Tibet. We have to come across three immigration office before reaching Nyalam. At the time when we operate Kailash Tour there can be more rush and it can be little time consuming. So, good to carry dry food like Chocolate bar, nuts, water and juice.
Suggestion: Hydrate and no smoking and alcoholic drinks throughout the trip. Overnight in a Dormitory at Nyalam. (3660m) Driving distance: 156km

Day 04: Nyalam to Lhatse/ Driving Distance :290 km.
Today we cross two high pass Thang-la (5050m) and Lalung-la (4990m), the view of snow capped peaks from Old Tingri is scenic stunning view including the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. Overnight in a Dormitory at Lhatse(4250m)

Day 05: Lhatse to Shigatse / Driving Distance: 210 km
Today we cross two pass Yulong- La (4520m) and Tra- La (4050m). We stop at Shigate. On time permission we visit second largest monastery of Tibet, Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight in twin sharing basis at Shigatse (3955m).

Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse/ Driving Distance: 90 km
Early morning we can visit Tashilumpo Monastery and continue driving to Gyantse. We have option of visiting Phalkhor Monastery, Khsumbula Stupa today before halting night on twin sharing room at Gyantse (3950m).

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa/ Driving Distace :261km
We will drive to Lhasa today. It is our dream land. Finally our dream comes true reaching Lhasa. We will completely rest at Lhasa (3660m). Overnight at twin sharing room.

Day 08: Sightseeing in Lhasa:
Today after breakfast we will start our guided tour to Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple. Overnight at hotel Flora or similar on twin sharing basis.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa:
Today we will visit Potala Palace. Former palace of Dalai Lama. We will also tour to Barkhor street which is the oldest market centre in Lhasa. Overnight at Flora Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis.

Day 10: Lhasa to Kathmandu/ Driving Distance: 65 km.
Today early morning our Tibetan guide will transfer you to Gongar airport. We will fly by Air China Boeing 757 to Kathmandu. The duration of flight is 01:15 minutes over the Himalayas. Please don’t miss it to turn on your camera on flight.Or we will be arranging flight ticket or train tickets to mainland China. Accordingly we will transfer you to airport or train station. Our Tibetan guide and driver will say good bye to you before you leave Lhasa.

Service Included:

  1. Transportation from Kathmandu to Kodari boarder is by Private Bus, Jeep as per the group size.
  2. Tibet permit/visa and all needy documents for immigration in Nepal and Tibet.
  3. Transfer from Boarder to Lhasa is by bus from Tibet.
  4. Every morning light breakfast.
  5. Accommodation on group sharing rooms till Gyanste and Budget hotel in Tibet.
  6. English speaking government license holder, Tibetan guide in Tibet.
  7. Flight back ticket from Lhasa to Kathmandu or train tickets to onward journey to main land China.

Service not Included:

  1. Lunch and Dinner.
  2. Personal expenses and Insurance.
  3. Tips to crews.

Note: : We can also book the hotel and look after your transfer as per your need in Kathmandu. Just to Remind same trip/tour can be done flying to Lhasa and Driving back to Kathamandu privately.