Lhasa Tsedang tour – itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa (3650m):
Arrive at Lhasa, if you fly from Kathmandu, fly over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization.
Day 02 & 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa:
Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Serra Monasteries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900M) 388 km:
Scenic drive to Shigatse, the west of Lhasa through the northern road, the drive is an adventure one as the road drive along the valley made by Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m) 90 km:
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Gyantse to Tsedang (3,400m) 291 km:
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), colourful Yamdrok lake and continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) on to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Tsedang to Samye then to Tsedang 140 km:
Early morning drive to put-in-point by the side of the Brahma Putra river and cross the river by a local made motor boat. Continue a short (30 min) drive by a truck to SamYe Monastery. Explore Samye and drive back to Tsedang. Late afternoon, visit Yumbulakhang & also Thandruk Monastery (Time permitting). Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Tsedang to Kathmandu or other desired destinations:
Early morning drive (2hrs) to Gonggar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu.
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.
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.
Essential information :
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.
Autumn (August, Sept, Oct & Nov), spring (April & May) & summer (June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful trip. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.
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.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.