Short Friendship Highway Overland Tibet tour – 4 Nights 5 Days allows you explore Dream Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail, though it is very shortest tour and involves long drive about 7-8 hours day. The trip of Short Friendship Highway Overland Tibet tour starts from the Zhangmu/Kodari border or Kerung/Gyirong Border Crossing and concludes following the itinerary of Friendship highway in Tibet. You will visit Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet where the stunning Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery is located. After the exploration of Shigatse city, you will proceed ahead to Lhasa via Gyantse exploring Khumbun and Phalkhor monasteries. Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds numbers of cultural and historical sites such as Polala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monateries and etc.
Due to the devastating earthquake happened in April 2105, we are no longer able to operate tours via Kodari border as the Kodari border is yet to be opened until further notification. However, tours are being run via Lhasa and Kerung/Gyirong border. Please check HW’s recent blog to know the recent updates.
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 Guest house.
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Tingri from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Xisapangma (8,212M) and Mt. Cho- oyu (8,201M) and continue 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 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.
Finally, your unforgettable Shortest tour ends; Departure to the Gongar Airport or train station and fly to Kathmandu or mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu).
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