Start the journey from Kathmandu Nepal,drive along Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway to Lhasa, visit tourist sites and Buddhist sites on the way in Sakya,Gyantse and Shigatse.then go to Beijing by the highest railway in the world.
Tour Type: Private Tour
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari) by private vehicle. After finishing immigration formalities both Nepal & China side, you will continue up the steep, winding mountain road to Nyalam.Due to the rough road condition in Nepal,the 155km distance would take you about 8 yours.
- Kathmandu to Kodari – 115 km – 4.5 hrs
- Kodari to Zhangmu – 10 km – 0.5 hrs
Overnight in Zhangmu
Our next destination is Lhatse. we will visit Milarepa cave on the way. This cave-monastery is the site of the celebrated philosopher's meditation, and is located only 10 minutes (on foot) from the road. The trip continues across the Tibetan plateau with spectacular mountain views from Lablung-La pass (5050m). Passing through the old town of Tingri, it is possible to see Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu.
Overnight at Lhatse
We set off for Shigatse in the morning,On the way,we make a detour to Sakya to visit Sakya Monastery,The Sakya tridition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet.It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold.Sakya situated just 25 km off the Friendship Highway.
Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet. The famous Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, which is home to the official throne of Panchen Lama.
Overnight at Shigatse
The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery. In late afternoon of today, we arrive in Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha. Made of precious metal.
Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand buddhas, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit.
The circular pilgrim route around Jokhang temple is called barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city. The barkhor market itself is the most active in all tibet,and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.
Overnight in Lhasa
Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government centre during fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during fifth dalai lama. By the time you can also vist the Nechung monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet.
In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Overnight at Lhasa (Notice, the sequence of sightseeing of first two days may be adjusted according to the reservation of visiting Potala Palace)
Overnight in Lhasa
Board the Tibet Train from Lhasa on the morning of Day09 to Beijing and arrive in Beijing on the late afternoon of Day11. The wonderful window excursion along Qinghai-Tibet Railway of land of snows, desert, grassland, ice mountain, lakes will travel together with you to Beijing.
(Xian is an famous cultural city between Lhasa and Beijing,if you plan to visit Xian between Tibet and Beijing,we can arrange connection train Lhasa-Xian & Xian-Beijing as well as 1 or 2 days tour in Xian city)
Class/Price for Per Person
(Nov.to Next Mar.)
(April to Mid June)
(Late June to Oct.)
(Lodging: 3-Star Hotels)
(Lodging: 4-Star Hotels)
Remark: Prices above are for train journeies from Beijing,if you need the price quotation of train journey from Shanghai,Xining or Chengdu,please email us to get a new price quotation.the differences among them are quite sight.
2.Transport in Tibet
- Kathmandu to Kodari Transfer by private mini van
- Zhangmu-Nylam-Lhatse-Sakya-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa Land trip by private mini van or by 4WD according to tour class you choose
- Lhasa City Tour by Private mini van or taxi according to group size
3. Accommodation: 2 nights sleeping berth accommodation in the train, 6 nights local hostels or hotels in Lhasa, see local service details.
4. Guide: English-speaking Tibetan guide( No tour guide on the train)
5. All Necessary Permits
6. Entrance Tickets of all tourist sites for tourists listed in itinerary
7. Oxygen supply on Vehicle
8. Government Tax and Travel Insurance
9. Train Tickets from Lhasa to Beijing/Chengdu/Shanghai
10.Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
11.Hot water bottle provided in winter.
12. Chinese Visa application service provided by local office in Kathmandu
1. Lunches and Dinners
2. Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
3. Chinese Visa Cost
4. Single room supplement
Local Service Details
|Train Tickets||Hard Sleeper Berth(6 pax a room)||Soft Sleeper Berth(4 pax a room)|
Zhangmu: Sherpa Hotel*
Lhatse: Famer Adventure Guesthouse
Shigatse: Yak Hotel**
Lhasa: New Mandala Hotel***
Zhangmu: Zhangmu Hotel***
Lhatse: Lhasa Shanghai Grand Hotel**
Shigatse: Lake Manasorova Hotel***
Lhasa: Dhood Gu Hotel****
|Vehicle Type||Private Mini Van||Private 4WD|