Tibet trekking and walking
is another travel and trekking itinerary in Tibet
which happens to be an autonomous province of the neighboring nation China. Tibet is popular in the world amongst the travelers and the tourists for its natural beauty and also for the several historical monasteries present in the autonomous state. Many international tourists visit Tibet for travelling and trekking purpose every year and its popularity has been on the rise year after year. This is one of the reason why trekking and walking in Tibet
is quickly developing into a major tourist activity among the international tourists. Tibet is also known for its religious significance as it is a holy destination for the Buddhist people. Tibet is the home of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. The palace of Potala more commonly known as Potala Palace is one of the iconic destinations for all the travelers who visit the state for multiple purposes. The rich architecture and the location of Potala has been quite famous amongst the tourists.
During the course of Tibet trekking and walking
, you can comfortably enjoy the major natural and cultural attractions of Tibet in a short span of time. This is one of the reasons why most of the visitors prefer Tibet trekking and walking package in comparison to some other package. The iconic Potala and Norbulinga palaces, the popular Drepung and Shera monastery, and walking along the bustling market in Tibet are some of the highlights of this trek.
Tibet trekking and walking
starts from the Capital city of Kathmandu when you take a flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Over the course of next few days, you will be travelling and walking around the city of Tibet and enjoy the mild adventure on offer in the iconic city. You will reach all the major places in Tibet during the course of Tibet trekking and walking
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Drive to Zhangmu (2,500 m) and Nyalam (3,700 m)
: Travel to Xegar (4,050 m)
: Travel to Shigatse (3,900 m)
: Travel to Gyantse (3950m)
: Visit Lhasa (3650m)
: Lhasa Tour
: Another day of sightseeing in Lhasa
: Final departure from Lhasa
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the hotel safely. After reaching the hotel, you will be briefed in short about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day of your itinerary, you will be busy sightseeing around different places of Kathmandu like Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, three different Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, among other sites. Most of the places you visit on the second day are enlisted in the UNESCO’s list of world heritages which carry historical and religious significance. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 03: Drive to Zhangmu (2,500 m) and Nyalam (3,700 m)
On the 3rd day of Tibet trekking and walking tour, you will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive to Kodari, the Nepal-China border situated nearby from the Capital. Then you will head to Zhangmu and proceed further after clearing customs at the Chinese Immigration center. Then you will continue the journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam after crossing the Himalayan Range.
Day 04: Drive to Xegar (4,050 m)
On the fourth day, you will ascend to the highest plateau across Lalung La (5,050 m) from where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan Mountains Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Xishapagma (8012 m). Later you will move forward to Xegar where you will stay overnight.
Day 05: Travel to Shigatse (3,900 m)
You will then follow the trail up to the High Pass Gyatchu La (5,220 m) which is the highest pass in the region while moving on to Lhasa via Lhatse. After crossing the high pass, you will reach to the site where Mount Kailash separates to the west. A little further lies Shigatse where you will be staying overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Move to Gyantse (3950m)
Early in the morning on the sixth day, you will visit the Tashilumpo monastery and return back to Shigatse. After having lunch in the afternoon, you will set yourself on a pleasant drive of 2 hours to arrive to Gyantse. You will stay overnight in a hotel at Gyantse.
Day 07: Visit Lhasa (3650m)
A day-long drive from Gyantse through High Passes Karo-La (5010m) and Kamba La pass (4794m) will take you to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.0 On the way, you will have a view of Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) and you will cross the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo) from where you can see the distant views of the Potala Palace. You will stay overnight in a hotel at Lhasa.
Day 08: Lhasa Tour
This day, you will explore the major important and historical sites in the Tibetan capital. You will visit Shera Monastery, Norbulinga Palace- also known as the summer house of Dalai Lama and Jokhang Temple- a spiritual centre for Tibetan Village. You will then follow the pilgrimage circuit around the ancient streets of the old city near the Barkhor market and return to hotel.
Day 09: Another day of sightseeing in Lhasa
Early in the morning on the ninth day, you will explore the iconic Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers a magnificent view across the city and also has private rooms of the Dalai Lama, many large state rooms and chapels. Later, you will visit Drepung -one of the largest monasteries in Tibet. After finishing Lhasa sightseeing, you will return back to the Hotel.
Day 10: Final departure from Lhasa
Early in the morning, you will drive from hotel to the Airport which takes about 2 hrs to reach the Airport. You will then take a flight either back to Kathmandu or to your next destination.
- Everyday, we provide the breakfast
- Accommodation ( three starred category Hotel )
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- All Government Pepar such as Visa
- All local/ Government Taxes
- International Flight ticket for one way
- International Airport Tax
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
- Meal ( Lunch and Dinner )
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014