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Wonders of Western Tibet - 20 Days

Soak-in the rich culture of western Tibet with sightseeing tours and kora around the sacred Mt.Kailash
Activity
Tour
Trip Destination
Tibet
Trip Location
Tibet
Trip Grade
5
In Tibet
Tibet
Highest Elevation
5,500 m/18,000 ft
Total Trip
5
Season
All seasons

Trip Introduction

On ‘Wonders of Western Tibet’ you will experience the true Tibetan life in a different light. Take pictures of the grand Potala Palace at Lhasa. Witness the marvelous well preserved fortress of Gyantse Dzong.  Complete the Parikrama at the mystical Lake Manasarowar and take back a spiritual experience from Tibet. Visit the ancient ruins on the hilltops above the Bon monastery of Gurugem/Gurugyam, only 6 km from the hot springs of Tirthapuri. Marvel at a lost city of crumbled monasteries, temples and walls, where the monastic’s carved into the mountains to create underground monasteries and temples. Take a peek at the Tibetan Gu-ge art on the monastery walls, some dating back to as far as the 11th century. End your 20-day trip in Nepal with adventure activities at The Last Resort.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace: 5 - 6 hours
Day 05: Lhasa sightseeing: Norbulinka, Drilung valley (Bon monatery ruins)
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, sightseeing of Pelkor and Kumbum. 270 kms, drive time 6-8 hours
Day 07: Morning sightseeing of Tashilunpho, transfer to Saga
Day 08: Drive from Saga to Moincer Village (652kms)
Day 09: Visit Garuda Valley and Tirthapuri
Day 10: Moincer Village to Tholing via Dungkar and Phyiang caves cities
Day 11: Sightseeing of the Tholing Monastery and Tsaparang
Day 12:  Transfer to Manasarovar, rest on the lake
Day 13: Kailash kora to Dira Phuk: 1-2 hours
Day 14: Kailash Kora to Zutrul Phuk via Drolma la
Day 15: Parikrama ends and transfer to Manasarovar
Day 16: Free day on the lake, inner kora available
Day 17: Transfer to Zhangmu
Day 18: Cross the border to Nepal, transfer to ‘The Last Resort’
Day 19: Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel Shanker, a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. While in Tibet, we will be accommodated at 3-star hotels except for 3 days when we will be camping at the Mansarovar Lake.  There will also be tented accommodation at The Last Resort in Nepal. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 0.

Meals

Only breakfasts are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend our guest(s) to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100(US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. We will mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), tsampa porridge and other simple local foods.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (April and May), summer (June, July and August) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best seasons for this tour.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.

Trip Introduction

On ‘Wonders of Western Tibet’ you will experience the true Tibetan life in a different light. Take pictures of the grand Potala Palace at Lhasa. Witness the marvelous well preserved fortress of Gyantse Dzong.  Complete the Parikrama at the mystical Lake Manasarowar and take back a spiritual experience from Tibet. Visit the ancient ruins on the hilltops above the Bon monastery of Gurugem/Gurugyam, only 6 km from the hot springs of Tirthapuri. Marvel at a lost city of crumbled monasteries, temples and walls, where the monastic’s carved into the mountains to create underground monasteries and temples. Take a peek at the Tibetan Gu-ge art on the monastery walls, some dating back to as far as the 11th century. End your 20-day trip in Nepal with adventure activities at The Last Resort.

Included in the Cost

  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Pick up and drops from airport and hotel
  • Private vehicles (van or Hiace or bus) for transportation
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace: 5 - 6 hours
Day 05: Lhasa sightseeing: Norbulinka, Drilung valley (Bon monatery ruins)
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, sightseeing of Pelkor and Kumbum. 270 kms, drive time 6-8 hours
Day 07: Morning sightseeing of Tashilunpho, transfer to Saga
Day 08: Drive from Saga to Moincer Village (652kms)
Day 09: Visit Garuda Valley and Tirthapuri
Day 10: Moincer Village to Tholing via Dungkar and Phyiang caves cities
Day 11: Sightseeing of the Tholing Monastery and Tsaparang
Day 12:  Transfer to Manasarovar, rest on the lake
Day 13: Kailash kora to Dira Phuk: 1-2 hours
Day 14: Kailash Kora to Zutrul Phuk via Drolma la
Day 15: Parikrama ends and transfer to Manasarovar
Day 16: Free day on the lake, inner kora available
Day 17: Transfer to Zhangmu
Day 18: Cross the border to Nepal, transfer to ‘The Last Resort’
Day 19: Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel Shanker, a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. While in Tibet, we will be accommodated at 3-star hotels except for 3 days when we will be camping at the Mansarovar Lake.  There will also be tented accommodation at The Last Resort in Nepal. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 0.

Meals

Only breakfasts are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend our guest(s) to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100(US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. We will mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), tsampa porridge and other simple local foods.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (April and May), summer (June, July and August) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best seasons for this tour.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.
 

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