Tibet Tour Fly in Flyout is a chilling and adventurous tour. Tibet is a rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m above sea level. It is home to more than fifty peaks above7,000m And eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m. China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir all border Tibet. Over two million people inhabit this land of rich natural resources and ancient cultures.
There are so many reasons to visit this fascinating country for Tibet Tour – it’s Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty snow-clad peaks are just a few! Buddhism, with history around a 1,000 years is shaped into unique history, culture and religion. They mix and infiltrate every aspect of social life. Tibetan religious arts have a distinctive style with adoption of Indian and Chinese Buddhist influence.
The various people who live on the Tibetan plateau, such as Tibetans, Monpas, Lhopas and Moslems, each have their traditions of marriage, funerals and birth celebrations so many parts of the country are very different. Festivals in Tibet are numerous providing many opportunities for large and exciting celebrations. Tibet remains one of the most interesting, remote and undeveloped parts of the world. However, the countries facilities for tourists are now getting better all the time.
Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be two nights before trip and two nights after trip.
Airport arrival and departure with Private tourist vehicle.
Chinese visa and permit arrangements.
Guide fee and all entrance fee in Kathmandu.
Arrival and departure transfer from airport to Lhasa city and Lhasa city to Airport.
Three star standerd hotel in Lhasa /Shigatse/ Gyantse / Tsedang and Sayme.
Transportation by 4wd land cruiser and gasoline charges.
Sightseeing tours with English speaking local Tibetan guide.
All entry fees, Tibed travel permit/Visa.
All government taxes.
Single supplement charges (compulsory if no one to share the room with).
Kathmandu Lhasa airfare.
Airport tax, personal clothing & equipments.
Nepal entry visa (fee and require one photograph). Any unforeseen expenses like due to landslide, evacuation etc.
An additional tour services which are not mention above.
Porter if used near Nepal Tibet border, And tips for guide and driver is expected.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Top of the World Treks and after a 45 minute bus journey to the heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!
Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650 mt)
After breakfast you will take to airport and then will fly to Lhasa. The flights are conducted in the mornings and can take you 1 hour and 15 minutes to get lang to Lhasa. Enjoy the great scenery of arlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdrok, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) during your flight. At Gonggar Airport, and Top of The World Treks representative will be waiting for you up and transfer to a hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing in around Lhasa
Today after breakfast we will sightseeing you and will drive out and visit the great Potala Palace, Norbulingka Park and Tibet museum.This huge Potala palace was the private quarter of the Dalai Lama which was built in 637 AD. It offers great views of entire city and houses inside which numerous grand room and chapels were built.the Nurbullinka summer place of Dalai Lama. It is considered as the largest man made garden in Tibet. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site represents unique Tibetan architectural presentation. Tibetan museum is Your final visit for today will be at the Tibet Museum. This museum has permanent collection of thousands of artifacts associated with the ancient Tibet and its cultural history. Drive back to hotel and Stay Overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing in around Lhasa
Visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Monastery, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wencheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at hotel.
Lhasa to Gyantse (3950)
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) which is 261km distance and it takes about seven hours. Via Kamba La (4794m.) and Karo La Pass (5010m.) via with the Lake Yamadroke-Tso.
Sightseeing in and around Gyantse
Sightseeing in Gyantse Visit Khumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery at Gyantse.then drive from Gyantse to Xigatse(3900m),which is 90km Distance and it takes about two hours drive those the Tibeten Countryside.
Drive Gyantse to Tsedang (3400m)
Drive from Gyantse to Tsedang (3,400m), which is 29km distance and it takes about one hour's drive.Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola(5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), and colourful Yamdruk lake. Continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river Bramhaputra on to Tseding Overnight to hotel.
Drive Tsedang to Samye (3700m)
Drive from Tsedang to Samye Tsedang(3700m),which is 80 Km Distance and it takes two hours drive in the morning drive to Samye along the other side of Brahmaputra river and visit Samye Monastery (8th century 1st Buddhist Monastry in Tibet).and in evening Drive back to Tsedang and visit Yumbulakhang & Thandruk Monastery over night Hotel.
Lhasa to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, Drive from Hotel to Airport Fly from Lhasa(3650m) to Kathmandu(1350m), in your morning flight you may assemble enjoy with Himalaya view of Nepal and Tibet ,Transfer to hotel and leisure and shopping day in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture. A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.
Depart to home.
Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Book our fixed departures
Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line. The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-T- shirt (2)
-Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear appropraite to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Prussik loops .
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-Climbing Harness .
-2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Plaster/ Band- aids.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
-Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.