Nepal Tibet Highlight Tour

Nepal Tibet Highlight Tour

Nepal Tibet highlight tour is a complete holiday package for those who are seeking an adventure overland drive and sightseeing of old heritage sites. The first days in Tibet spend sightseeing, acquainting with the people and their culture and taking time for your acclimatization. Near Tsetang (3400 m) you will visit a castle from the first kings of Tibet and have a good view across the fertile Yarlung valley. On the way to Lhasa we will visit the oldest monastery of Tibet, Samye.

We have two days sightseeing in Lhasa (3600 m), the spiritual and secular center of Tibet. You will see the Potala palace, perched high above the city, the holiest temple Tibet's, the Jokhang, and the Gelugpa monastery of Drepung.

Across the vast Tibetan plateau you drive back to Nepal and get a good glimpse of the Himalayas and the Trans Himalaya. The drive leads across passes of more than 5000 m with dazzling views of the snow-covered peaks and fluttering prayer flags, pass the turquoise-colored Lake Yamdrok and Tibetan villages with their flat roofs. In Shigatse and Gyantse, visit such important monasteries as Tashilunpo and the Kumbum, rich in sculptures and murals. The last leg of the trip along the Arniko Highway brings you to Dhulikhel, known for it good views on the central Himalayas. A hike in its vicinity concludes your mountain adventure.

Trip Facts:

Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): Tibet
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and Jeep drives
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour Jeep driving adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast

Max. Altitude: 5050 meters
Trip grade: Moderate 
Cost: Please contact us

Nepal Tibet highlight tour – itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to selected hotel.
Day 02: Day for visa preparation in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and transfer to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Tsedang Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Lhasa via Samye. Overnight at hotel.
Days 06 & 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa and back to Hotel Himalaya.
Day 08: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok, on the way samding. Hotel at Gyantse.
Day 09: Sightseeing Gyantse. Drive to Shigatse on the way Shalu. Hotel at Shigatse.
Day 10: Whole days sightseeing in Shigatse. Hotel at Shigatse.
Day 11: Drive to Xegar. Hotel at Xegar.
Day 12: Drive to Zhangmu, Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Final departure and transfer to the airport.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Why choose us?

Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.

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Tour Cost:

In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.

Flight Fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.

Train Fare:

You can take a train journey from any parts of Mainland china to Lhasa. Let us know from which city you want to come to Lhasa by train then we will provide you train fare with all necessary details. Contact us for more info on train.

Acclimatization

Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.

Time in Tibet

08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

Best Season

Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful Trans Himalayan overland journey. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.

Health & Experience Required

Overland trip in Tibet involves five to six hours driving per day, but comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.

Rescue & Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.

Insurance

Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).

Testimonials

Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Namaste!
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA

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