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Tibet Overland Tour

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Overview

Tibet, the once forbidden land, protected by the great Himalayan chain in the south and west, and even more inhospitable mountains to the north and east, has long haunted the western imagination, and it is only in the last twenty years that more than a handful of travelers have managed to penetrate its remote secrets. Although there are now frequent visitors to Tibet the allure is still there. The very remoteness, inaccessibility and mystery are still enough to attract most travelers. Tibet is a land of stark beauty, vast landscapes and glittering peaks, high altitude deserts, densely forested gorges, brilliant skies, clean rivers, and little modern development.. Tibet is a plateau region in Central Asia and the indigenous home to the Tibetan people.. Mystical land, Shangri-La, Forbidden Country: Tibet has many names and inspires an air of mystical dreams. However, Tibet is real and a beautiful place to travel. It possesses a unique culture, firmly rooted in Tibetan religion, but with strong influence from the geography of the Himalayas, and the neighboring civilizations of Nepal and China .

Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts – north, south and east. The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run the entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet . The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwell here. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet . The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet ‘s land area. All major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa , Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsetang are located in this area and are considered the cultural center of Tibet .

Tibet Tour (8 days) provides an opportunity to explore Tibet , the roof the world. In different city of Tibet , you’ll have chance to explore Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan life. Lhasa is end destination of this trek. Tibet tour guide through dry land of Tibet , where you have can observe Tibetan Monks and their life. 8 Days Tibet Tour excellent for those who want explore Tibet in less time.

Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

    DAY 01: KATHMANDU/ZHANGMU/NYALAM (2,300M.) 127 KM.
    Our bus departs from Kathmandu at 6am, for the border at Tatopani. The reporting time for the journey will be informed from our office. Our 4/5 hour journey goes up to Tibet Nepal border through agricultural fields and passes through traditional villages, following the Bhotekoshi River . From the border (Friendship Bridge), after completing immigrations formalities we will drive up hill to Zhangmu imagination the border city of china. And drive to Nyalamu overnight at Guest House.

    DAY 02: ZHANGMU/NYALAM-LHATSE (4,350m.) 244KM.
    Rising through the dry, plateau highlands. Offers stunning views of the world’s highest mountain range, including: Langtang-7245, Xixapangma-8,013m., Dorje Lakpa-6,980m., and Gauri Shankar-7,134 m. Cho Oyu-8,021m., Everest 8,848m., Lhotse (8,516m.), Makalu-8,464m. We will cross Nyalam Pass (3,800m.) and Lalung-La (5,050m.) pass along the way, stopping to enjoy the views. Overnight at Guest House.

    DAY 03: LHATSE-SIGATSE (3,900m.) 244 KM
    Today is our longest driving day via Gyatsola Pass 5,220m. By crossing Lhatse from where the road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates. Overnight at Guest House.

    DAY 04: XIGATSE-GYANTSE (3,950m.) 90 KM.
    The morning is yours to relax and explore Tibet ‘s second largest city, Xigatse, including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Gyantse, a small, historical town along the banks of the Nyang Chu River and home to monastery of Buddha’s 1,000 Images. Overnight at Guest House.

    DAY 05: GYANTES-LHASA (3,650m.) 280 KM.
    Many sherpa villages, yaks, mountains sheep, and lakes dot our route today, as we cross the famous Brahma-Putra River (Son of Brahma, the creator. Brahma is a Hindu God). Passing over Karo and Kamba passes, 5,010m. & 4,794m. Respectively our final destination awaits-Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

    DAY 06 & 07: IN LHASA
    Sightseeing and excursions of Potala Palace, Norbulinka, The Jokhang and surrounding Bakhor market, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 08: LHASA-KATHMANDU
    Early morning, we will be heading to the Airport (Gongar-96Km.) Southwest of Lhasa. With boundless beauty speed below, this is perhaps the most beautiful flight in the world.

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