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Scenic Silk Road Tibet - 8 Days
Tour code: SSROTT-TB-001
 
Scenic Silk Road Overland TourThe most demanding & the popular tour to Tibet is a 08 days package, where people start their one of the most spectacular overland journey on the 920 km stretch of road, known as the Friendship highway, between Kathmandu & Lhasa and fly back from there. The trip allows a number of detours to the highlights of the Tsang Province and the Lhasa City. The trip offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of the friendly Tibetan people, from the ancient monasteries with chanting monks, to the tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrok Tso, to the kumbum (literally 100,00 images), the most stunning architectural wonder of Tibet & to the city of wonders, the Lhasa. This trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
 
Scenic Silk Road Overland TourThis trip starts early morning at 05:30 am from ADVENTURE SILK ROAD INC office at Thamel opposite KC’s restaurant & before Hotel Excelsior. The distance from Kathmandu to the Friendship Bridge, Kodari (Nepal/Tibet Border) is 116km and takes a 05hrs on drive. After completing immigration formalities on the Nepal side we continue drive / walk to Zhangmu Immigration, which is 09km away. At Zhangmu, our representative from Tibet will meet you and transfers you to the hotel. He will then take care of your entire tour arrangements till your departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu or abroad. The detailed itinerary is as below.
 
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DAY 01: KATHMANDU – ZHANGMU (2300 m)
Departing at 0530 am from Adventure Silk Road Inc. office, approx. 05 hrs drive along the Arniko Highway, will take us to Kodari (China / Nepal Border). We cross the Friendship Bridge at the border & drive to Zhangmu by jeep (or truck) where after completion of immigration formalities, we will enter to the Chinese Autonomous Region & start the first night in the Tibetan plateau. We will be staying at the hotel/guest house nearby Zhangmu. Overnight at Zhangmu.

DAY 02: ZHANGMU – XEGAR (4050 m)
From Zhangmu, we drive to Lhatse, following the Bhote Koshi River valley with the plenty of waterfalls on our eyes. This route is the most adventurous route among the others as it offers the panoramic views of the high mountains including the highest peak Everest (8848m) with Langtang (7367m), Xixapangma (8012m), Makalu (8464m) Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8153m). We get chance to pass by the high passes like Nyalam Pass (3750 m), Tong-La (5120m) La Lung-la (5124m) & Gyatso-la (5220 m). We continue our drive passing Tingri (4390 m) & stay at Xegar (also known as New Tingri,). Overnight at Xegar.

DAY 03: XEGAR – XIGATSE (3900 m)
From Xegar, we continue our drive to Xigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, lying near the union of the Nyang Chu and the Tsang Po, on the main route between Gyantse and West Tibet. It is the place of famous Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight at Xigatse.

DAY 04: XIGATSE – GYANTSE (3950 m)
In Xigatse, we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, one of the four great Gelug monasteries renowned as the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of Xigatse, We drive to the capital of the small kingdom in 15th century. Gyantse. Visit Gyantse Kumbum (the highest Chorten in Tibet) & Pelkor Chode Monastery founded in 1418. Overnight at Gyantse.

DAY 05: GYANTSE – LHASA (3607 m)
Drive to Lhasa, crossing the Karo-la Pass (5045m), we pass by the Yamdrok Tso, the turquoise lake & one of the four holy lakes in Tibet. Then after passing the Kamba-la Pass (4794m), we find ourselves close to the Lhasa Valley. After crossing the Brahmaputra River, we reach Lhasa, our final destination. Lhasa lies in the Kyichu river valley at 3,595m and is dominated by the magnificent Potala Palace, built in the 17th century by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. Overnight at Lhasa.

DAY 06 & 07: LHASA
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace (A great museum with its proportions and priceless treasures) Jokhang Temple (the holiest of Tibetan shrines, houses two images of the Buddha brought as dowry by Songtsen Gampo's Nepali and Chinese queens) along the bustling street of Barkhor Market. In Lhasa you will also visit Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa.

DAY 08: LHASA – KATHMANDU (1300 m)
Transfer to Gongkar airport for the onward breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu. The one hour & ten minutes flight departing Lhasa at 10 am CST & arriving Kathmandu at 09 am NST offers provides you the chances to see Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdrok, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest. (Weather Permitting).An option of flying out to other other popular destinations like Chengdu, Xian, Beijing or to Hongkong is also possible. Or those who wish to explore more the "forbidden city" can stroll the city on their own too.

A reservation of the above trip, where you start your journey by taking the flight to Lhasa and end your trip by driving back to Kathmandu also could be organized as the non-scheduled departures.

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Tour Cost Includes:
Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis as per the package tour taken, all necessary sightseeing tour as per the program, all necessary monastery entrance fees, English speaking guide, private ground transfers, Tibet travel permit
 
Tour cost does not include:
Hard & Soft drinks, all expenses of personal nature, Nepal re-entry visa fee, Airport Tax, Charge for photography, Travel Insurance, Emergency evacuation, Visa fee, Urgent Visa Fee & Airfare.
 
 
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