Kathmandu Shigatse Lhasa Tibet Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT059
Trip Duration
6 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathmandu/Lhasa
End Point
Lhasa/Kathmandu
Max Altitude
3650m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April - October
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3N 3-Star Hotel in Lhasa
  • 1N 2-Star hotel in Shigatse
  • 1 Nights Guesthouse
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
Trip Highlights

  • A short itinerary for Tibet tour from Kathmandu
  • Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhompu Monastery
  • Drive through turquoise Yamdrotso
  • Visit Potala Palace in Lhasa
  • Visit of Sera and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Overview


Kathmandu Shigatse Lhasa Tibet Tour – 5 Nights 6 Days allows you to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of the Kathmandu Lhasa tour starts from the Kodari border or Kerung/Gyirong border and concludes in Lhasa following the itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet.   After Tibet Group Visa (TGV) is obtained from Kathmandu based Chinese Embassy, we begin our 6 Days Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu following the Rasuwagadi HWY in Nepal and Friendship highway in Tibet. The first-day drive is about seven hours to complete the distance from Kathmandu to the Kerung border. Usually, we plan to cross the Kerung [Nepal-Tibet(China)] border the same day, so we start this epic journey from Kathmandu early in the morning. After we reach Kerung Border immigration, we meet our Tibetan Guide, complete border formalities, then drive to Gyirong border town for the…

Kathmandu Shigatse Lhasa Tibet Tour – 5 Nights 6 Days allows you to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of the Kathmandu Lhasa tour starts from the Kodari border or Kerung/Gyirong border and concludes in Lhasa following the itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet.

 

After Tibet Group Visa (TGV) is obtained from Kathmandu based Chinese Embassy, we begin our 6 Days Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu following the Rasuwagadi HWY in Nepal and Friendship highway in Tibet. The first-day drive is about seven hours to complete the distance from Kathmandu to the Kerung border. Usually, we plan to cross the Kerung [Nepal-Tibet(China)] border the same day, so we start this epic journey from Kathmandu early in the morning.

After we reach Kerung Border immigration, we meet our Tibetan Guide, complete border formalities, then drive to Gyirong border town for the first night’s stay. We prepare for the next taking a long drive (more than 400KM) from Gyirong town to Shigatse, the second-largest city of Tibet. The road is completely paved and smooth to drive, the total drive takes more than seven hours. During your stay in Shigatse, you will visit the stunning Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery and drive to Lhasa via Gyantse exploring the Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries. Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds a number of cultural and historical sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monasteries and etc.

 

We conclude your 6 Day Kathmandu Shigatse Lhasa Tibet tour in Lhasa, now you can either choose to fly to Kathamndu or take a train/flight to mainland China.  However, you have to confirm your destination after Lhasa before you process the Visa in Kathmandu, so your Tibet Group Visa (TGV) is granted according to your plan. Tibet tour from Kathmandu is a customizable itinerary and can be amended to make it a hassle-free trip.

 

Please Read: It is a MUST to arrive in Kathmandu 3 working days before your Tibet tour from Kathmandu kicks off. We need your original passport to process the Tibet Group Visa in Kathmandu, therefore it is advised to make the plan accordingly. For more information, please talk with our expert.

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Morning you will drive to the Nepal- Tibet border (5-6 hours) with the scenic view of beautiful countryside. After necessary border formalities and meeting over the Tibetan guide; drive to Kerung. O/N at Guesthouse.

After breakfast in the morning, drive to Xegar where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Xisapangma (8,212M) and Mt. Cho- Oyu (8,201M)  and continue to drive to Shigatse. O/N at Hotel.

In the morning; visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery and drive to Gyantse, visit Khumbula Stupa and Phalkhor Monastery. And continue to drive to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake. O/N at Hotel.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, and Barkhor Market O/N Hotel. B/B

Finally, your unforgettable Shortest tour ends; Departure to the Gongar Airport or train station and fly to Kathmandu or mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu).

Have questions? Make us an enquiry, our experts will help you customize and plan your perfect trip. Let’s get started!

What's Included


  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit

What's Excluded


  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the… Read More »

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