7 Nights / 8 Days – Kathmandu – Lhasa (Tibet) – Kathmandu
In Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour, firstly, in Kathmandu, you will go to visit the major highlights of valley which is designated by UNESCO world heritage site. Afterward, fly to Lhasa and visit the well-known Potala and Norbulingka royal residences, the immense Drepung Monastery and stroll through the clamoring Barker Bazaar before flying back to Kathmandu (or ahead of China). A decision of inns is accessible in Lhasa and in different spots. An exceptional experience with taboo Tibet. Try Kathmandu to Lhasa that keeps you coming back time and again.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour – Facts
Country: Tibet (China)
Tour Grade: Convenient to Moderate
Tour Code: SA-KTMLAS
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Style: Small Group (Even If you are Solo, you have to join in the Group)
Best time to go: April-June/September-November
Start from: Kathmandu
End at: Kathmandu
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour – Outline Itinerary
Fixed Departure Dates
Note: The dates here are the days you would have to be in Kathmandu to enroll in or join this tour. Mainly because we need to process for Tibet Tour Visa. If you are interested, please allow us to know three weeks before joining this Tour.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Valley and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02-03: Kathmandu sightseeing plus Tibet tour visa application (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3600m, 150km)
Day 05: Explore the Potala palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibetan Museum at Lhasa (5-6hrs)
Day 06: Explore the Drepung and Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street at Lhasa (5-6hrs)
Day 07: Drive Yamdrok lake and back to Lhasa
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1400m)
Day 09: Departure
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour – Detail Itinerary
Land at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Upon your airport arrival in Tribhuvan International Air terminal in Kathmandu, a person from office team member will arrive to get you and drive to the Hotel. Later in the day, your guide will attend to brief relating to whole tour program.
Kathmandu led Attraction and Tibet Tour Visa Application (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Even while we will apply and collect Chinese visa. Today, after breakfast time, you begin your traveling around the city by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Spots inside Nepal’s metropolis. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese artistry and building design and style, which takes good care of business. The structural architecture is creditable of the Malla Dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Temple Swoyambhunath is recognized as the Monkey Temple among the nonnatives Inferable from the vast monkey’s community-dwelling near the area. The Stupa Boudhanath is one of the most significant stupas in South Asia and it is based on the traditional exchange course to Tibet. If you require any items to purchase for your tour, you may check around in the evening time.
Takeoff from Kathmandu to Lhasa (Gongkar Airport)
Enjoy the amazing up high a mountain flight across the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet. Our Tibetan guide will receive you at Lhasa’s Gongkar airplane terminal and also transfer to the Hotel. Discover the close-by avenues or even rest and relax.
Discover the Potala palace, Tibetan Museum & Norbulingka Palace at Lhasa (5-6hrs)
After the morning breakfast, you head to visit Potala Palace, the wintertime palace of Dalai Lama, a built-in seventeenth century which offers amazing vistas of the entire urban center. Thereafter, you may go to explore Norbulingka palace, the summer time palace of Dalai Lama. Here houses are seeming like the largest man-made yard of Tibet. Afterward, you go to visit Tibetan museum where around thousand artifacts relevant to the authentic cultural history of Roof of the world.
Explore the Sera Monastery and Drepung, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street at Lhasa (5-6hrs)
Your main tour leader is going to take for sightseeing over Drepung, the largest monastic university of Tibet built in the 14th century. Subsequently, Sera monastery a retained monastery of the white-washed wall and golden roofs. Then, you will have a guided excursion to the busy and traditionally prescribed Street marketplace, Barkhor Street, which encircles the main cathedral of Tibet named Jokhang Temple.
Drive Yamdrok lake and back to Lhasa
Driven to Yamdrok Lake and back to Lhasa
Fly to Kathmandu (1400m)
Transfer to airplane terminal of Lhasa, for a stunning flight to Kathmandu.
Departure at any time
Take off whenever you like. Otherwise, you can enhance your adventure. For more facts Contact us. On the other hand, our agent will transfer you 3hrs preceding to the Kathmandu International Flight terminal for your flight takeoff from Nepal.
What is included in the Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour Cost?
- All airport terminal transfers
- All of the Ground Transport based on itinerary
- English Talking local tour guide with entrance fee for the sights to explore in Kathmandu
- Perfect Hotel/Guest House for lodging in Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse – twin share
- Morning Breakfast in Kathmandu & in Tibet/Lhasa Tour
- Sightseeing based on itinerary and all entry fees for sightseeing in Tibet/Lhasa Tour
- English speaking interpreter/guide
- Tibet visa & entrance permit Arrangement
- Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu Airfare
What is not included in the Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour Cost?
- Private expenses such as postage, drinks, and laundry
- Daily Meals apart from breakfast
- International air flights and departure taxes
- Nepal entry visa plus passport fees
- Travel insurance
- Emergency evacuation
- Tips & gratuities
- Costs caused by unpredictable events outside the control of Stunning Adventure (e.g. Landslides)
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour- Connected Information
Rooms in Kathmandu and also in Lhasa is provided on a twin share basis with often exclusive comforts. Places to stay about these destinations are of the reliable grade.
Means of Transport
Transportation in Kathmandu Nepal is actually by secluded vehicle and is practiced with autos, hiaces, vans, Coasters, micro buses and so team coaches et cetera. based upon the overall group of people size. Transport in Tibet road is simply by a commercial 4WD stretch of the land cruiser.
Your morning meal only just is covered in this particular tour. In Kathmandu eating places of each and every choice and price range are plentiful. In Lhasa, you may also experience quite a wide variety, even though less comprehensive as Kathmandu.
Guides and Drivers
In Lhasa Tibet, a person is welcomed at Gongkar flight terminal on airport arrival and even supported in Lhasa tour by an English-speaking guide. Almost all Leaders in Tibet are certified and regulated by the Tibetan Tourism Bureau and differ greatly in fluency and information. So, we propose you for taking a handbook along with you to improve the facts and information given by your guide. Belonging to the adventure tour we advise you to look at ‘Tibet’ Odyssey Guidebooks or perhaps Lonely Planet ‘Tibet’. About the drivers, they have normally completed the excursion so often. So that, he converses in a mixture levels of English but will usually find out the ideal spots to halt for beautiful photos.
It is advisable to bring a smaller cash and traveler’s cheque in Key currencies- USD, EUR, AUD, and CAD. Make certain you must have a mish-mash of large and small money. Everyone’s expenses are dissimilar. However, in form of general information, we say Us dollars ten to fifteen per dish (for those who smoke and drinks this may be costlier). Strolling in the market is complicated to calculate, but a majority of persons purchase more than they planned. You really need to exchange adequate cash into Chinese Yuan to last the whole duration of precious time in Lhasa Tibet.
In Kathmandu: For the most part primary foreign currencies should be changed into Nepalese Rupees (NPR) at Kathmandu International airport or at Commercial Bank or Currency Exchange Counters around the city limits. Credit-based card getting a cash advance and ATM Machine giving money will be in NPR only.
In Tibet: Most significant foreign currencies tend to be exchanged for Chinese Yuan (CNY) on airport arrival at Gongkar Flight terminal or at Bank of China offices in Lhasa. Visa or MasterCard credit card has a cash advance system with the service charge of 3 .4%. ATM take out (CNY typically) are ordinarily viable in Lhasa, however, must not be depending upon. You are able to change Us dollars and also an abundance of CNY into NPR at currency trading counters after coming back again to Kathmandu.
Tipping or Tips
Tipping is a personalized and also voluntary concern. Additionally, tips are not that come with the tour cost. If you would like to give an incentive to the endeavors of them who has proved helpful to commit your journey the ideal that they can. We depict the succeeding: USD 5 per day for groups of 8+, USD 6 each single day for smaller sized groups.
It is very important to take out wide-ranging travel insurance from your homegrown country before your trip start. Because in your trip cost, insurance is not coming under. So, take out a complete form that covers in contradiction of emergency evacuation (Helicopter rescue), Personal liability, personal accident and medical expenses. We also suggest that it will cover up trip cancellation, Loss of belongings and other personal effects.
Actually, to enter into Nepal and Tibet there are not any precise medical health provisions. So that, consult with your physician for the modern indications regarding immunizations, high height treatment, and medicine for sensibly probable ailments while nomadic in Nepal and Tibet. Be careful about the medicines, such as an antimalarial drug may bring side effects at an altitude. So, talk wisely with your doctor. Another, please be sure that remedial services are not of the same average you might expect at home. Common problems like fever, headache, tonsil, dehydration etc. might be seen during the tour period. So, plan with sufficient quantities of personal medical requirements and carry on your First-Aid-Kit box.
Height above sea level
AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is a life-threatening problem. It is indeed the cause of the declining of the body system to adjust in high altitude that can cause difficulties for everyone, no matter what your age or even health and fitness. It generally comes into effect above 2000 meters and the probability of appearing when you climb up rapidly. On arrival in Lhasa, breathlessness, exhaustion and mild to severe headaches are not unusual. Typically, it will reduce when your body and mind get acclimated. Take it easy at the beginning and consumption of sufficient water is important. You need to counsel your guide if you feel more severe signs and symptoms and tend not to medicate by yourself without considering it with him or her foremost.
Type of weather
Tibet is a territory of climatic extremes. Even though it is far from as tough as expected. It will be a smart idea to have your list ready for cool weather most of the time of the season. It is actually blowing wind chill as opposed to an atmospheric temperature which makes the big difference here. Precipitation is common in July and August. From December to April is the best time to travel in Lhasa Tibet. Despite the fact that you have to be ready for waiting in case of visits become obstructed by compacted snow in the winter.
Visas and Permits from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Tibet Visa: It is just likely that you can enter into Tibet from Nepal with a visa provided by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. So as to submit an application for your visa, you need to give Stunning Adventure Travel with a photocopy of the information page of your passport about twenty days before experiencing your journey. The visa is actually granted after you come to visit Kathmandu that it takes one complete day. The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu provides visas on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. Therefore, you should schedule your travel plan to make it easy for this. Travel permits are essential for Tibet. Stunning Adventure Travel will certainly make an application for your permit on your support.
China Visa: it is necessary to prepare a Chinese visitor visa before you arrive. This visa can be acquired both in your home country or in Hong Kong. This visa will be valid for the whole period how much you will be in China which include Tibet. On your current visa submission, it is best to point out such type of cities as Shanghai, Chengdu, and Beijing. Tend not to point out Lhasa or even Tibet. Otherwise, your visa will definitely be rejected – Coz, you have not stated of travel itinerary on the visa.
Flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Air China flights between Lhasa and Kathmandu operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays and air travel fills fast. Despite the fact that your flight ticket will not be issue before your travel permit. Your seats must have booked well in advance. Your actual complete name, nationality and passport number are required to make the reservation.
Packing List for Your Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour
- More comfortable shoes or boots
- Fleece jumper or similar. It might have chilled, even during summer season
- Comfy, casual clothes
- Hat – better idea while sunlight is extremely powerful
- Thermal underwear
- Sunscreen lotion
- Cash belt
- Toiletries -which include lip salve and lotion
- Headlamp – Torch/flashlight
- Swiss army or marine knife
- First aid kit
- Small towel
- Small umbrella or rain coat
Use your own experience of travel and judgments to pack up your things.