Tibet Lhasa Tour a short trip of less than week duration that allows travelers with opportunity to get glimpse of Tibet and fabled city Lhasa of great charm and as well for historical and religious interest.
Tibet, Lhasa Tour much suitable for all age-group as well for interested travelers from family, school / college students to corporate executive as one will have time to enjoy along with much days in Lhasa to get accustom and acclimatize with high altitude.
On this tour around beautiful city in Lhasa where you will two different parts of the city the western section of modern metropolitan types where the eastern part of the city retains the old heritage sites, with more Tibetans community.
Tour in Lhasa takes you at the height of 3,650 m and 11, 975 ft located within green Kyichu valley enclosed within grey barren hills where it gets covered with snow sometimes, Lhasa a capital and major city of whole Tibet where tour takes you around great fascinating places.
Starts with scenic flight from Kathmandu, Nepal of little more of an hour duration where you can enjoy panorama of Himalayan white snow peaks range with Mt. Everest, as plane gets to other sides of massive Himalaya to land at Gongor International airport of Tibet.
From the airport with visa and passport formalities where our counterpart agent with local Tibetan guide receives you for short drive in the heart of Lhasa where most nice tourist hotels located close within colorful Barkhor Square.
In Lhasa enjoy exciting tour of its famous monasteries that includes great Drefung located on a hill top that looks like a heap of rice with white colored paint that is why the name Drefung, in early days a resident of Dalai Lama before Potala Palace was built.
Tour extends to another famous Shera Monastery located north of the city an interesting place to observe young monks in religious activities, tour completes with visit of beautiful Potala Palace the charm and landmark of Lhasa and Tibet.
A magnificent building which housed many head Buddhist priest from 5th to present I4th Dalai Lama before he was exiled from Tibet, a great palace situated in the middle of the city that dominates all of Kyichu valley.
After a marvelous time with exciting memories and experience in Tibet where short scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu after a glorious time on Tibet and Lhasa Tour.
- Tour on top of the world city within fabled city Lhasa of great cultural charm
- Scenic flight facing panorama of Himalayan mountain range with Mt. Everest
- Enjoy impressive tour of Lhasa visiting beautiful sites of great historical interest
- Magnificent, majestic stunning Potala Palace the main highlights of Lhasa-Tibet
- Day 01: Morning fly to Lhasa 3,650 m / 11, 975 ft and transfer to hotel.
- Day 02-03: In Lhasa for exciting tour at places of great interest.
- Day 04: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
- All airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Twin/double shearing accommodation on BB
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- Guided sight-seen tour with private vehicle and entrance fees
- Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;
- Travel Agency Liability insurance
- First add kit box
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
- All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
- All the International air fare to and from Lhasa , Tibet (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Single room supplementary
- Lunch and dinner during the journey
- Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Your personal expenses such as (laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, water, etc)
- The tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Bag pack.
- day bag.( Small handbag)
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of trousers
- 3/4 pairs of shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Best Seasons for Tibet / Lhasa Tour:
In Tibet and Lhasa tour one can visit from April to October including the monsoon wet months of June to August, as Tibet falls within rain-shadow where all black heavy rain clouds blocked by high Himalayan Mountain that makes Tibet a dry and arid country.
The best times from April to June during spring and pre-summer season and from September and October months during autumn / fall.
April to June much longer sunlight hours where most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time.
September and October during autumn / fall when days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, but days are shorter with sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades.
Tibet Lhasa Tour provided with standard Itinerary days where some day tour can be shorter or longer, designated overnight stops provides you with all meals while on tour in Lhasa, Tibet.
We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of bad weather and local political and government rules, our leader and guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc, USA.
Climate & Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around high hills.
Other best months during September and October great times for tour when most days are clear for views, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
Visiting Nepal one can obtain entry visa from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates, if not one can easily get visa on arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.
For Tibet Entry Visa one needs to send us Passport details at least two weeks ahead before tour departure for Lhasa, Tibet while in Kathmandu, where we require your original passport to obtain necessary visa and permits.
For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurer requires to fill our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well keeping in close touch with Trekking Planner, Inc-USA for immediate helps either medical or unforeseen reasons.
On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu and in Lhasa-Tibet.
Accommodations & Food:
On tour staying on best available hotels and guest houses, provided with good meals as per the hotel and local restaurants with fixed meals menu serves from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental, Chinese to Tibetans and Indian foods.
All meals are well cooked, hygienic and fresh served in a large dining hall with warm environment.
On all hotels and restaurants provides safe drinking water boiled and filtered for drinking.
For Tibet-Lhasa Tour all travelers require sound good health to join on all our tour with healthy medical background and history.
Check with your home doctors and season of visit to Asian countries where immunization and vaccines requires against certain disease.
Where all travelers to Nepal and to Tibet require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.
On this tour all age group can join from children to 60 years old people and this involves if one can get medical insurance from your home countries.
Getting Into Nepal and Tibet / Lhasa:
To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.
As for Lhasa, Tibet where visa should be obtained in Kathmandu at Chinese embassy, where your local agents will do all necessary paper-works to enter into Tibet, where group visa is issued.
At present nearly all town and cities in Nepal as well in Tibet do have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell phones or Sat phones, where one can easily communicate to your family or Trekking Planner in emergency situations.
SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with small charge as per your time in Nepal.
On paying full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your own individual expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on tour having extra snacks and drinks.
Culture the main thing to observe by travelers to Nepal and Tibet, where Nepal with two main religions Hindu and Buddhism with special interesting culture and custom.
In Lhasa, Tibet mostly dominated by Tibetan Buddhism with few Islam religion.
Photography can be taken all around Nepal and in Tibet, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.
Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.
Tipping is highly expected by hotel / restaurant staff and by tour and hiking guides since tourism was introduced in Nepal and Tibet as well around Himalayan countries.