Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour
- 8 Days
- From USD1370
- Tour Type:
- Group Tour
- Group Size:
- Max 12
In this itinerary, you can explore different cultures and natures in both Nepal and Tibet. By an overland drive from Kathmandu to Tibet via Gyirong Port, you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes along the road. Visits to Mt. Everest, Karola Glacier, and Yamdroktso Lake will show you the natural beauty of Tibet, while Tashilumpo Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street will offer you a close encounter with mysterious Tibetan culture.
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Our local operator will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and get together around 9:00-9:30 am, and then we will drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is a beautiful resident village inside the Langtang National Park(a famous trekking region in Nepal). En-route, you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way such as green hills, deep valleys and Trisuli River.
Stay overnight in Syabrubesi village, Guesthouse
After breakfast, we will drive to the border to enter Tibet. After immigration formalities at Gyirong Port, you will meet our Tibetan tour guide and driver. Then continue drive to Gyirong Town. Gyirong has conserved many famous temples, such as the Nepali-style Paba Temple (2800m). It was said to be built by Songtsan Gambo when he married the Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. In the afternoon, you can rest in the hotel or take a short walk to visit the temple.
Stay overnight in Gyirong, Guesthouse
- Gyirong Port
- Paba Temple
Stay overnight in Tingri, Guesthouse
Drive from Tingri to Shigatse today, which takes about 4hrs 30mins. Please feel free to ask your driver to stop at any time if you want to take a photo of the fantastic view along the way.
In the afternoon, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery - the home of Panchen Lama. It was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, and is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse. It's located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory".
Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★ / 4★
Drive Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse by Southern Friendship High way. You will pass by the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land, and Khamba-la Pass (4794m).
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★ / 4★
Today, you will visit the most famous Potala Palace, which is the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Potala Palace was the winter palace of successive Dalai lamas. It was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th Century. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
At noon, the tour guide will bring you to a good restaurant to have lunch and have a rest. In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★
Today’s first attraction is Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the most beautiful Tibetan Monastery - Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. One of the highlights of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★ / 4★
Cost & Calendar
All prices are in US Dollar / Person
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)
|2020-07-01 ~ 2020-10-31||2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31|
Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)
|2020-07-01 ~ 2020-10-31||2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31|
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No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.
You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.
|Option A:||3 or More to Join the Same Group||$30 / person|
|Option B:||Tour in Apr~Oct||
A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.
|Confirmed Dates||Book at least 12 working days ahead of time|
|Dates Listed||2 Persons or above, 45-day prior|
|Dates Not Listed||2 Persons, 90-day prior|
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior
*Transfer from Kathmandu to Gyirong border(you don't have to wait for the bus for hours on Gyirong border!）
*Lodgings: 4 Nights, a twin room in 3★/4★; 2 Night, a twin room in Guesthouse;
*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
*Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am，8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;
*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;
*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary;
*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB);
*Travel Agency Liability insurance;
*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
*Oxygen tank for emergency use;
*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;
* International or domestic flight out of Tibet; (We can book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.
* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;
* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);
* Personal expenses;
* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.
*On day 01, we will start about 6:00 am since the road condition is poor and it takes us about 8-9hours to reach the border.
*Considering the increasing high altitude from 1370m of Kathmandu to 5200m of the EBC, to avoid the high altitude sickness, we will arrange the sightseeing of Mt. Everest on the way from Gyirong to Tingri, instead of driving to Everest Base Camp.
*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn't provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;
*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;
*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don't include the transfers to your own hotels;
*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, please book the flight or train as your travel advisor's suggestion;
*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.
*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.
* From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo(passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Visa there in 3 working days.