Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu Airport, Pick-up & transfer to the hotel. Evening Aarti & darshan at Pashupatinath Ji. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 – Kathmandu to Lhasa
Morning after Breakfast, check-out from the hotel & transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board flight at 11:30 AM. After 1 Hrs flying, Arrival at Gonggar airport (1 hr flying) and drive to Lhasa city (90 km/1 hr). Evening free for acclimatization/Leisure.
Day 3 – Lhasa
Rest day in Lhasa for acclimatization. Visit sightseeing monuments in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Square.
Day 4- Lhasa – Shigaste – Lhasa By Train (250 Kms/3 Hrs each side)
Morning after breakfast, board the train (World’s highest train route) for Shigaste (250 Kms/3 Hrs travel time). The train passes through 6 stations & mesmerizing scenic beauty. Evening back to the hotel at Lhasa for overnight stay.
Day 5 - Lhasa To Ali
After breakfast board the flight at 8 AM from Lhasa to Ali. After 2.5 Hrs flying, on arrival at Ali, Receive by Tibetan guide and transfer to the hotel at Ali. Lunch at the hotel. Day free for acclimatization.
Day 6 – ALI to Mansarovar Lake (200 Kms/3 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel & transfer to Mansarovar Lake by road. On arrival, do the rituals, take holy bath at Mansarovar Lake. After Parikrama of the lake (approx. 80 Kms). Overnight stays at Guest house (dormitory) at hardly 500-600 meters from the Lake.
Day 7 – Mansarovar – Yamdwar - Darchen
Morning after leisurely breakfast, transfer to Yamdwar (approx. 40 Kms/1 Hrs). Spend your day for Rituals & Pooja at Yamdwar. Later back to hotel at Darchen (Approx 10 Kms) for overnight stay.
Day 8 – Darchen to Ali
After Breakfast, transfer to Kunshal Airport at Ali (230 Kms/3 Hrs) to board the flight for Lhasa at 10 AM. On arrival at Gonggar Airport at Lhasa. Pick-up & transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 9 – Lhasa to Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel & transfer to the airport at Lhasa to board the flight at 10:30 AM. On arrival at Kathmandu, pick-up & transfer to the hotel. Evening free for own activity.
Day 10- Drop at Kathmandu Airport
Morning after leisurely breakfast, check-out from the hotel & transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board the flight for onward journey.
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims are strictly advised not to war Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended to beat the chilling cold. Also carry down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust and cold.
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude), Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes), sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests, it is essential that you be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
GCH team and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB).
Therefore, GCH and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
No. of Pax
Indian Passort Holder
|Min. 05||INR 3,50,000/- per person|
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