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 Tibet Culture Tour

Tibet Culture Tour

As a part of culture tour to Tibet, Lhasa you will be visiting Jokhang Temple which is regarded as the most holy spot in Tibet and devotees go to visit the temple from different areas of the Tibet. Also, visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to perceive in Lhasa. This fortress is Lhasa's essential milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Drepung Monastery which was once upon a time renowned as the world's biggest monastery has 10,000 monks accommodating there. Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city.

Also, you will have a rewarding experience while going for this culture tour. We will cross two high pass above 5000m Kharo La and Khambo La and one stunning Lake - Yamdrok Tso which lets you observe amazing views of the Himalayan range. Also, we pass all the way through several stunning Tibetan valleys and silent villages. When we arrive at Gyantse, we will explore Tibetan culture and we observe the Kumbum and Gyantse Dzong.

Tibet Culture Tours you wish to go for will let go around real Tibet, observe Tibetan way of life and Tibetan culture. Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks provides a wide range of Tibet culture tours and diverse holiday packages. We can figure the itineraries as per your desire. For culture lovers you will get a chance to observe different ethnic people who are actually proud of their century old culture and religion and have been following them. And we offer experienced, skilled and government licensed possessor tour guide for Nepal Tibet Culture Tour.

Tibet Culture Tour - Outline Itinerary

Day 01 ] Arrival in Lhasa(3650m), meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel
Day 02 ] Lhasa - Sightseeing Tour of Jokhang Temple/Sera Monastery
Day 03 ] Lhasa - Sightseeing Tour of Potala Palace/Drepung Monastery
Day 04 ] From Lhasa to the tour of Gyantse and then to Shigatse, Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 ] Tour from Shigatse to Lhasa, Overnight at Hotel
Day 06 ] Departure on Your Destination

SERVICE INCLUDED

1)  Tibetan English speaking tour guide
2)  Accommodations in Good Hotels as available
3)  Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
4)  Private driver
5)  All necessary Travel permit
6)  Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
7) Petrol for the tour vehicle

Cost Excludes

Lunch & dinner, drinks, snacks (You can easily explore on your own, 1-10 US$ per meal) 
Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
Personal Nature expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Tipping
Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shortening down the tour by the bad weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons refund won’t be entertain and all not mentioned above etc..

Tibet Culture Tour - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Lhasa (3,680m)
Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will welcome you either in airport or train station depending on you. After around an hour drive you will arrive to the Lhasa city and check into the Tibetan style hotel. You will have a free afternoon for resting and relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Today you will go for sightseeing around Lhasa and take a trouble-free visit to Jokhang Temple. The temple is regarded as the most holy spot in Tibet and devotees go to visit the temple from different areas of the Tibet. Also, you will go around the Barkhor Bazaar, the swarming mid market of Lhasa. As you drive little miles north of Lhasa, in the afternoon, you will arrive at Sera Monastery belonging to fifteenth century which has whitewashed walls and is covered with golden roofs. It is also home to numerous monks. The prominent debating activities go on frequently every day.

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Today too, you will go around Lhasa and we will visit the Potala Palace, the most important set to perceive in Lhasa. This fortress is Lhasa's fundamental milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Since the 5th or 6th century it has been a fort and was formerly residence to the Dalai Lama. This really astonishing day will conclude with the visit to Drepung Monastery which was some time ago the world's biggest monastery where 10,000 monks accommodate. It lies veiled in rocky ridges just beyond the city.

Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse (3,900m)
You have a challenging but rewarding day today. You will cross two high pass above 5000m Kharo La and Khambo La and one stunning Lake - Yamdrok Tso which also lets you observe astounding views of the Himalayan range. A huge glacier goes up almost straight up as you go by Kharo La. Also, you pass all the way through several stunning Tibetan valleys and silent villages. When you arrive at Gyantse, you will explore Tibetan culture and you observe the Kumbum and Gyantse Dzong. Open scenery of the valley will be visible from the antique Dzong fort. The Kumbum is surrounded by several amazing Tibetan frescos and minute chapel houses. After the trip in Gyantse you will go on for further one and half hour drive to reach at Xigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. Overnight stay will be in Shigatse at Hotel.

Day 05: Shigatse- Lhasa
Today you will walk around the massive Tashilungpo Monastery, the free market, local carpet factory. It is very interesting to see how prehistoric Tibetan culture is different from the modern day traditions. There are never-ending amounts of sights regarding ancient and modern to glimpse around the city. The day ends with a comforting drive back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 06: Departure
Our guide will transfer you to airport or train station for your further trip to Nepal or China.

Trip Duration: 6 days
Country: China (TIbet)
Trip Start from: Lhasa
Trip Ends at: Lhasa
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Cultural and Historical Tour
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Jeep/Car/van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Flights
Trip Route:  Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse- Lhasa

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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