TIBET is the most beautiful place in the world situated above 4000m and surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The beautiful Himalayan range including the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8848m), the holiest Mt. Kailash (6714m), Buddhist monks and lamas are spectacular features of the high and dry Tibetan plateau. After centuries of complete isolation, Tibet is now opened for the Western World. A visit to Tibet is a wonderful and lifetime achievement for travelers. Information on Trekking in Tibet. 


Trekking in Tibet includes:

Everest Base Camp with Lhasa (fly in Fly out / vice versa)

Itinerary List

Day 01 : Kathmandu (1300m) to Lhasa (3650m) Take a trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa for one hour and transfer to hotel Rest and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 02-03 : Lhasa sightseeing Guided sightseeing tours for two full days to Lhasa- Jokhang temple, Barkhor bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - 261km Drive for almost full day crossing over picturesque Karo~La (5010m), Kamba~La (4794m) and colorful Yamdrok Lake. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Gyantse to Xigatse (3900m) - 90km Guided sightseeing tour to Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery at Gyantse in the morning, Drive for two hours through typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at hotel in Xigatse.
Day 06 : Xigatse to Tingri (4100m) - 270km Visit Panchen Lama's Tashilhunpo Monastery at Xigatse in the morning. Drive to Tingri crossing over Gyatchu~La (5220m) pass. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Tingri to Ronbuk (4800m) - 110km Drive to Ronbuk through scenic Tibetan countryside. Explore the Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world). Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Ronbuk to Everest Base Camp (5150m) to Ronbuk - 16km Explore Everest Base Camp with the highest peak right in front of you as if communicating with you in a spiritual language and filling you with the satisfaction that you have made it to the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848m) (the highest mountain in the world). Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Ronbuk to Nyalam - 297km Drive to Nyalam through the beautiful Tibetan landscape accompanied by the lingering impression of the highest range of the Himalayas. Continue drive to Nyalam by crossing over the Lalung~La pass (5050m), from where one can enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Cho Oyu (8201) and Mt. Xishapangma (8212m) being dwarfed by the height of Tibet itself. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Nyalam to Kathmandu - 156km After completion of necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside of Nepal.

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Overland Adventure Tour to Tibet (Drive in /Fly out or Vice Versa )


TIBET - a land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion along the far fling unique landscape, aptly called the Roof of the World. Let the age Tibetan mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds a visitor in thrill and excitement.

The first part of the tour offers fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the thin flying mists amidst the mighty presence of MT. XISHAPANGMA (8212m) and the 2nd part brings you so close to the Shangri-La of Tibet making you feel yourself as being part of a unique culture, a rich tapestry woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals, The last part takes you over the majestic Himalayas offering you the long cherished breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges including MT. EVEREST (8848m) by an hour long trans-Himalayan flight on your way back from LHASA to KATHMANDU. Most interestingly, this tour offers a lifetime opportunity to admire and compare the magnificence of the lofty Himalayas from three dimensions - from south, north & sky. Your memory of holiday in TIBET is enriched by the lingering impression of the most lavishly decorated huge monasteries & temples, saffron colored monks, ever smiling people & their typical lifestyle and above all, the challenging Himalayas.

This is the right overland tour which covers the most of the best parts of TIBET promising you a holiday that is more than a dream - a voyage of adventure and discovery. Discover TIBET through this special package at a very special price, never before, will economy hotel in LHASA and en-rote to LHASA all on BED & BREAKFAST basis. A visit to TIBET with us will be fascinated.



Itinerary List

Day 01 : (Sat) Kathmandu (1300m) to Zhangmu (2500m) / Nyalam (3750m) - 123 / 156km Early morning scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities both at Nepalese and Chinese immigration, continue drive and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : (Sun) Zhangmu/Nyalam to Xegar (4050) - 244km/200km Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with typical views of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the Roof of the World crossing over Nyalam Pass (4800m) and Lalung~La (5050m), weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Xishapagma (8012m) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : (Mon) Xegar to Xigatse (3900m) - 244km Continue scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu~La (5220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates to the western Tibet. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : (Tue) Xigatse to Gyantse (3950m) - 90km Guided sightseeing tour to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. Drive to Gyantse in the afternoon and visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : (Wed) Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m) - 261km Drive for almost full day crossing over picturesque Karo~La (5010m), Kamba~La (4794m) and colorful Yamdrok Lake. Continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline Bhramaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo) to Lhasa. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06-07 : (Thurs-Fri) In Lhasa Guided sightseeing tour for two full days in Lhasa including Jokhang temple, Barkhor bazaar, Potala palace, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : (Sat) Lhasa to Kathmandu Transfer to Gonggar airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

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Kathmandu - Lhasa - Ali Ngari - Mt Kailash Tea House Trekking


Population: 86,300
Area: 345,000 square kilometers (133,205 square miles)
Nationalities: Tibetan, Han
Administrative Division: 7 counties (Gar, Burang, Zada, Rutog, Ge'gyai, Gerze, Coqen)
Seat of the city government: Wenhua Road, Shiquanhe Town, Gar County
Useful Telephone Numbers: 
Tourist Complaints: 0897-2824977
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
China Post Ngari Branch: Senge Community Association, Shiquanhe Town, Gar County
Mountain Valleys 
Ngari in Summer 
Location: Ngari Prefecture stands in western Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest frontier of China. It neighbors Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the north and Shigatse and Nakchu in the east. Furthermore, it has a total frontier of 1,116 kilometers (693 miles) bordering upon India and Nepal in the South and Kashmir in the west.


: Before 1949, Ngari was ruled under the feudal serf system, practicing the combination institution of politic and religion and dictatorship of feudal seignior. Chinese People's Liberation Army marched into Ngari in 1950 and set it free one year later. By 1959, the feudal serf system had been abolished.

Physical Features:

Himalayas, Gangdise Mountains, Kunlun Mountains, Karakoram Mountains and several other arch-shaped mountains lay in order from southern to northern Ngari. They extend northwestward and converge at the Pamirs. Among theses mountain ranges and their branches, strips of mountain valleys and basins are distributed. Therefore, the general terrain of the region declines from north to south.

Climatic Features:

Basically, Ngari enjoys a plateau monsoon climate. In summer, the monsoon from the Indian Ocean may bring precipitation to this area. During winter and spring, gales and strong temperature drop may frequently occur. Its annual average temperature remains around 19C (66.2F). During daytime in August, the temperature is above 10C (50F), but it may drop to the subzero.

When to Go:

May to July and September to October are suitable for traveling. Due to the great temperature difference in a day, warm clothes should be the prime priority. Ngari's annual rainfall is extremely slim and mainly happens during July to early September. Road conditions are really awful at that time.
Special Local Products: highland barley wine

Local Highlights:

Where there are religious, there are pilgrimages. Kangrinboqe is considered as a sacred mountain in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon religious. Every year, devotees from Tibetan, India, Nepal and Bhutan will make pilgrimages to the sacred places for blessing following the old traditional way: saluting full body kowtow all the way from afar and moving around and around the sacred mountain.
Scenic Spots:
Ruins of Guge Kingdom 

Mt. Kailash

Tholing Monastery was a famous Buddhist temple in Tibet built in the 11th Century by the prince of Guge Kingdom. In 1042, an Indian dignitary once gave sutra lectures here, greatly promoting the development of the Buddhism in Ngari. The monastery is also a witness of the renaissance of Ngari's Buddhism. Over one thousand deer antlers, pictographs and hieroglyphics collected in the temple are of great archeological value.

Ruins of Guge Kingdom was constructed on a mountain 18 kilometers (11 miles) west of Zada (Zhada) County. During the 10th Century to 17th Century, Guge Kingdom created a brilliant history. Hundreds of rooms and caves are built on the mountain 300 meters (984 feet) above the mountain foot. After its national destruction, frescos in temples on the mountainside about Sakyamuni, the king and queen of the Guge are the most precious treasure the lost kingdom left behind.

Other Scenic Spots: Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova (They are considered as the 'Sacred Mountain' and 'Holy Lake' by Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon both located in Burang or Pulan County)

Tourist Tips:

Due to the 'Sacred Mountain' and 'Holy Lake', Burang is drawing increasingly more attention of tourists. It is about 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Shiquanhe Town, and only 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sino-Nepal boundary in neighborhood of India. Pilgrims and peddlers often choose this port entering Tibet.
Two routes to Burang County:
1. southward from Urumqi along the Xinjiang-Tibet Road, passing Yecheng and Shiquanhe and finally arriving in Burang, whole course of 3,044 kilometers (1,891 miles)
2. westward from Lhasa passing Shigatse and Saga to Burang, whole course of 1,433 kilometers (890 miles)
Ge'gyai County-Shiquanhe Town 
Lhasa-22 Daoban (Road Gang) 
Ngari Gunsa Airport

Ali -Ngari Gunsa Airport is the fourth airport constructed in Tibet, located in the southwest of Shiquanhe Town, Ngari Region. With an altitude of 4,274 meters, this airport mainly operates an airway from Chengdu to Ngari via Lhasa at present. The 1,098-kilometers' journey from Lhasa to Ngari could be finished in 1.5 hours, which takes at least two days by road.

At 05:50 of every Tuesday and Friday, there is a plane of Air China taking off from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Ngari Gunsa Airport via Lhasa Gonggar Airport. It will take 4.5 hours for the flight to finish the 2,300-kilometers' journey. Limited by the high altitude of Tibet, every flight could only take 60 passengers at most but 30 people during hot summer. The flight ticket of the day should be purchase at the local designated ticket office. No online ticket-booking service is opened at present.
Air Routes
Ngari (Ali)

There are also two ways from Lhasa to Ngari:

1. North Route: 1,760 kilometers (1,094 miles)
Lhasa - Shigatse - Lhaz (Lazi) County - Kaga Town - Sangsang Town - 22 Daoban (Road Gang) - northward to Coqen County - Dongcuo (salt lake) - Gerze - Songba (Xiongba) Town - Ge'gyai County - Shiquanhe Town
2. South Route: 1,190 kilometers (739 miles)
Lhasa - Shigatse - Lhaz (Lazi) County - Kaga Town - Sangsang Town - 22 Daoban (Road Gang) - southward to Saga County - Zhongba County - Paryang Town - Dagon Monastery (Dajin Si)
Notable is that the south route is better if going to Kangrinboqe Peak and Lake Manasarovar, and the best time is from May to July for the consideration of road and weather condition. Regular bus can hardly be found from Lhasa to 22 Daoban. The north route is much busier than the south. The latter one is usually chosen by the group tour. Tourists had better rent vehicles in Lhasa and Shigatse. As to those who want to hitch a ride, they should go to Shigatse or Lhaz.

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Kathmandu, Nepal 

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