Tibet Budget Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2-hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung.
Day 02: KERONG – SHEGAR (4350M), 265 KM, APPROX DRIVE 07-08 HRS:
Day drive to the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over the 5,050 meters LALUNGA pass, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range from Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201 m) Mt.Xishapagma ( 8,012 m) dwarfed by the vastness of Tibetan plateau (if weather permits). One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) from Tingri/ SHEGAR.
Day 03: SHEGAR - SIGATSE (3,900 M), 244 km, APPROX 06-08 HRS DRIVE
Scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatchu La pass (5,220 m) en route to Lhasa via Latse.
Day 04: SIGATSE – GYANTSE (3,950 M), 90 KM, APPROX 2 HRS DRIVE
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: GYANTSE – LHASA (3,650 M), 261 KM
Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4,794 M) and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo).
Day 06-7: IN LHASA-2 full day sightseeing tour
Two full day sightseeing tour to Lhasa including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE, DEPRUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Final departure
Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination