We have exclusively designed this central Tibet tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet. You will enjoy with Tibetan architecture, cultural heritages and historical places, you will also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine. Visits to Jokhang temple and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse you have an exclusive opportunity to explore monasteries and fully immerse yourselves in the Buddhist culture. On this tour, you are in for an experience of a lifetime.
Our staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, and forest. Finally, we will arrive at the border (Nepal Side). Overnight at Guesthouse.
After the breakfast, completion of the border formalities in Nepal and Tibet side. We travel onward to the highest plateau of the world; it offers beautiful Tibetan landscape that you can feel of standing on the roof of the world. While driving we can see breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Xishapagma (8012M) and Mt Cho Oyu (820. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Overnight at Guest House.
You will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5248m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmer villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top. Overnight at Guest House.
You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in the western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse. Overnight at Guest House.
You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000 Mts with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glacier. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace, it is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple which was constructed back on 07th century attracts hundreds of tourists every years. This temple has a very huge Sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet .Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temples into the route. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the Cultural Revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery – Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s largest monasteries it was founded in 1416. Overnight at Hotel.
After the breakfast fly bank to Kathmandu or to your onward destination. Flying back to Kathmandu offers beautiful an hour trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summits will arrange rooms with attached washrooms in Tibet; however, guesthouse at some places only has shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in Tibet regions during the driving tour.
All meals will be provided on bed and breakfast basis during tour. Lunch at local restaurants can be arranged but you have to manage dinner on your own from plethora of restaurants available. There will also be welcome or farewell dinners taking place for guests. Authentic Tibetan and Continental meals are common choices in the Tibetan menu.
Tibet Cultural Tour is an easy tour. Travelers who can sit 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill drive will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior undertaking the trip. Touring in Tibet should be relatively easy for those who have experience in trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health and positive attitude are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Past hiking experience in high altitude would definitely be an asset but no particular technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trip for their own safety reasons.
The best time for Tibet cultural tour is during Spring, Summer, Autumn (April to September) and the temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.
Equipment List for Tibet Cultural Tour:
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
2. weight thermal tops
3. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
5. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
1. Lightweight gloves
2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
2. Hiking shorts
3. Lightweight cotton long pants
4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
5. Fleece or wool pants
6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
3. Hiking boots with spare laces
4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
1. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
4. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
5. Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
7. Thermarest sleeping pad
8. Water bottles (2)
10. Small wash towel
11. rain coat