Tibet: For thousands of years, Tibet lay under the ancient Sea of Tethys. Eighty million years ago, India crashed into Asia,
Tibet: For thousands of years, Tibet lay under the ancient Sea of Tethys. Eighty million years ago, India crashed into Asia, pushing up the Himalayas, lifting the ocean bottom above water, and creating this magical land. Mystical land, Shangri-La, Forbidden Country: Tibet has many names and inspires an air of mystical dreams. However, Tibet is real and a beautiful place to travel. It possesses a unique culture, firmly rooted in Tibetan religion, but with strong influence from the geography of the Himalayas, and the neighboring civilizations of India and China.
Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts - north, south and east. The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run the entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet. The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwell here. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet. The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet’s land area. All major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsetang are located in this area and are considered the cultural center of Tibet.
DAY 01: KATHMANDU/ZHANGMU/NYALAM (2,300M.) 127 KM.
our bus departs at 6am, for the border at Tatopani. The reporting time for the journey is 5:45 a.m. at Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. Office or in front of immigration office, Thamel. Our 4/5 hour journey goes up to Tibet Nepal border through agricultural fields and passes through traditional villages, following the Bhotekoshi River. From the border (Friendship Bridge), after completing immigrations formalities we will drive up hill to Zhangmu imagination the border city of china. And drive to Nyalamu overnight at Guest House.
DAY 02: ZHANGMU/NYALAM-LHATSE (4,350m.) 244KM.
Rising through the dry, plateau highlands. Offers stunning views of the world's highest mountain range, including: Langtang-7245, Xixapangma-8,013m., Dorje Lakpa-6,980m., and Gauri Shankar-7,134 m. Cho Oyu-8,021m., Everest 8,848m., Lhotse (8,516m.), Makalu-8,464m. We will cross Nyalam Pass (3,800m.) and Lalung-La (5,050m.) pass along the way, stopping to enjoy the views. Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 03: LHATSE-SIGATSE (3,900m.) 244 KM
Today is our longest driving day via Gyatsola Pass 5,220m. By crossing Lhatse from where the road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates. Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 04: XIGATSE-GYANTSE (3,950m.) 90 KM.
The morning is yours to relax and explore Tibet’s second largest city, Xigatse, including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Gyantse, a small, historical town along the banks of the Nyang Chu River and home to monastery of Buddha's 1,000 Images. Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 05: GYANTES-LHASA (3,650m.) 280 KM.
Many busy villages, yaks, mountains sheep, and lakes dot our route today, as we cross the famous Brahma-Putra River (Son of Brahma, the creator. Brahma is a Hindu God). Passing over Karo and Kamba passes, 5,010m. & 4,794m. Respectively, our final destination awaits-Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06 & 07: IN LHASA
Sightseeing and excursions of Potala Palace, Norbulinka, The Jokhang and surrounding Bakhor market, Drepung & Sera Monasteries Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08: LHASA-KATHMANDU
Early morning, we will be heading to the Airport (Gongar-96Km.) Southwest of Lhasa. With boundless beauty speed below, this is perhaps the most beautiful flight in the world.
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