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    • Explore the former forbidden wonderful Tibetan cities Lhasa and Shigatse.
Exciting and delightful sightseeing tour of Lhasa city and its lovely countryside.

    • Travel to Tibet’s second largest city of Shigatse crossing high scenic passes.

    • Adventure from scenic to cultural and historical tour around Tibetan cities.

    • Panoramic flights both ways facing unparalleled views of Himalayan peaks.
‘marvelous and delightful tour of best main exciting cities of Tibet’ 
The Best of Tibet Cities Tour is one of the most delightful ways to experience Tibet. From the main cities and towns to the remote beautiful wilderness of the Tibetan amazing plateau with scenic landscapes. 
The country of wonderful world’s highest and largest plateau or tableland, lined with towering windblown cliffs and snow-capped peaks.
Certainly an amazing country of desert-like appearance, where travelers will be surprised immersing amidst ancient cultures. The Best of Tibet Cities Tour is a complete trip covering most of the important places that Tibet has to offer.
The tour takes you to the fabled Lhasa, one of the highest capital cities on the planet earth. The visit leads to the second largest city of Tibet Shigatse the seat of his holiness the 11th Panchen Lama. The second head of state after the former and present 14th Dalai Lama, who is in exile living in India.
Besides its history and culture, Tibet is famous for its scenic windswept country and its towering beautiful old monasteries. The tour leads to a visit to its ancient sites as well as the scenic areas beyond the cities.
The Best of Tibet Cities Tour starts with an exciting scenic flight to Lhasa after a pleasant time in Kathmandu. The flight of enchantment faces glorious views of the world’s tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Shisapangma.
After a swift pleasant flight entering Tibet, and its wild country and reaching Lhasa the capital of Tibet. Where the famous magnificent Potala Palace located in the heart of Lhasa city, is the main landmark and pride of Tibet.
At Lhasa visit its important places of religious and historical wonders steeped with beautiful monuments and monasteries. Visiting the wonderful sites of Drepung, Shera, old Jhorkang Temple, and Potala Palace is the main highlight of the tour. The tour extends beyond Lhasa city moving on towards south central Tibet to the beautiful city of Shigatse. A scenic overland journey through high Khamba-La passes to beautiful Yamdrok Tsho the turquoise lake. Crossing over Karo-La pass in between the high snow peaks of Nzongkhangsa to reach Gyantse city.
From Gyantse to Shigatse the second biggest city in Tibet, with the magnificent golden roof monastery complex of Tashilumpo situated. 
Visit the large monastery interior of great religious and cultural interest and explore the colorful and exciting marketplace. 
After Shigatse heading back to Lhasa for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience on the ‘Best of Tibet Cities Tour’.

Important Note

Tour Mode: On best available Hotels and Guest House.
Trek Grade: Leisure to Moderate with touch of high attitude.
Highest point: Crossing Karo-La pass at 5,050 m / 16, 568 feet.
Area of Tour: Central Tibet around Lhasa and Shigatse cities.
Tour Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days with flights both ways.
Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days from main arrival to final departures.
Best Season:
For the Best of Tibet, cities tour, the right season is from late spring of April to the pre-summer month of June. The next good season is autumn from September to early November month. Spring is warm full of sunny days for pleasant tours and views of snow peaks. Requires sun-hat and sunblock, with strong sunlight. Similarly, autumn times are best till October, cold morning and late afternoon, pleasant times for tours and views.

Religion & Culture:
Tibet with more than 80 % of the practice of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism. The main idol and teacher or Guru is Sakyamuni Buddha, the present Buddha, and the famous Gurus. Likewise saint Padamasamba or Guru Rinpoche, Millerepa, Tshon Khapa, and Dalai Lama with Panchen Lama.
Buddhism was started in Tibet in the 6th century by King Songsten Gyambo. At present, there are four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism the first Nyingma or red hat (8th century), Sakyapa (10th century) Kagyupa (11th century and Gelugpa the yellow hat (14th Century). Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Vajrayana, started by Guru Rinpoche/saint Padamasamba in the 8th Century. Besides Buddhism, there are a few minor religions the Tibetan Muslim, flourished during the 12-14th Century, and the Islam religion reached Tibet through famous old Silk Route.  

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, after clearing the visa formalities, and claiming the baggage. Head towards departure exit, where our staff receives you for a short transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed join on the lobby with other members for Lhasa-Tibet Tour briefing, provided by our guide, leader. On briefing full information of the tour in Lhasa, hotels as well of local cultures with do’s and don’ts. Evening a lovely dinner introduction to Nepali foods with exciting cultural programs. 

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swayambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Lhasa Tour.

Non-essential clothing and items not required for Tibet, can be stored in the Hotel or with Everest Adventure Tour.   

As time for flight normally around late morning, transfer to Kathmandu International Airport. A sweeping scenic flight in China Air or similar on a bigger aircraft facing panorama of Himalayan peaks. Includes views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu, as the flight heads beyond Nepal and across Tibet.
Then lands at Gongar International Airport of Tibet, after going through visa and passport check at the immigration. Then head outside the airport terminal, where our Tibetan guide and driver will receives you with traditional welcome.

A short drive heading through few tunnels to reach the fabled city of Lhasa, and check into a nice hotels. Located, eastern side of Lhasa city, around the oldest section of Lhasa near the main busy area of Barkhor Square. Having time for stroll around and observe the colorful market of Barkhor and Tibetans from all across the country.

These two days will be engrossed with sightseeing tour of famous sites of Lhasa. 
Our native Tibetan guide receives you in the morning, for short drive around the city and beyond. For exciting visit of Drepung, a large monastery complex. In early days a university and religious places for all monks and high priest. As well the residence of previous Dalai Lama’s before Potala Palace was built. The tour leads to monastery interior and facing grand views of Lhasa country side and farms.

Afternoon drive to Shera monastery located north of Lhasa, an interesting place to observe the young monks on debates. The discussion of religious, cultures and modernization with various topics to increase and gain knowledge.

The next morning visit the grand magnificent Potala Palace stands majestically above Lhasa city on top of a red hill. The Potala Palace, a fortress was built as winter residence of previous head of states the Dalai Lama’s. 
From 1649 to 1959 AD, at present a museum a World Heritage Site since 1994, the palace with 1,000 rooms. It is divided into two sections the Red washed as official, and white painted parts of the palace as non-officials. 

Visitors are allowed to visit only 10-12 official rooms and main prayer halls and receptions, steeped with shrines. As well living quarters of Dalai Lama’s, the last head of state the present 14th Dalai Lama is in exile. Living with mass flow of Tibetan in cooler hills of Dharmasala, Himachal Pradesh in India.

Rest of the day after an interesting tour of Potala Palace, enjoy walking around the busy Barkhor Square. Enjoy tour of Jokhang Temple, amidst the bazaar of Barkhor areas, where one can observe the activities and local cultures.  

Morning after breakfast a scenic journey driving outskirt of Lhasa city and reaching near Gongor airport, but the route diverts on leaving the great Brahmaputra River or Yarlung Tsangpo heading towards the zig-zag winding uphill road to Khamba-la at 4,800 meters offering tremendous scenery of Tibetan landscapes with distant snow-capped mountains and of Yamdrok Tsho below the pass, after enjoying the views drive heads downhill towards beautiful turquoise lake of Yamdrok Tsho following the lake for a while reaching at Nagarktse town for lunch, afternoon drive leads over another scenic high pass at Karo-la 5,010 meters with views of stunning Nzongkhangsa peak at 6,245 meters with its large ice falls and glacier just near by the road, from here after another 2-3 hours of good drive brings to Gyantse. 

After a pleasant journey of few hours reaching at Tibet’s 2nd biggest city at Shigatse for overnight stop

Morning our Tibetan guide will take you for a visit to the famous Tashilumpo monastery complex with golden grilled roofs, a palace and throne of Panchen Lama (Jewel of knowledge) second head after Dalai Lama, at present residing 11th Panchen Lama, the tour leads into many chambers and halls visit the hall with tallest bronze statue of future Buddha (Matriya) at 21 meters height, with gold and silver memorial tombs of late Panchen lama’s.

From Shigatse city to Lhasa for last overnight in Tibet, the morning drive on different and shortest route to Lhasa. Reaching in the mid-afternoon for lunch and overnight stop, rest of the day enjoy to explore around Barkhor market square.

Morning as time schedule for flight to Kathmandu, the guide will accompany you to the airport. Then bid farewell to Tibetan guide, drivers and then enter the air-terminal for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to your hotels, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.  

Final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight for homeward bound or next port of call. Transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal international airport, bidding farewell to the staff, after a marvelous and enjoyable adventure on Best of Tibet Tour.

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    • Arrival and Departures from Kathmandu airport to Hotel and vice-versa as well in Lhasa-Tibet.

    • Hotel accommodations for following overnights as per the itinerary for Nepal and Tibet on bed / breakfast only basis.

    • Twin sharing rooms at the hotels in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
 For people who needs single supplements in rooms can enjoy on paying
 extra on top of the cost from the tour price?
    • Guided tour in Kathmandu and Lhasa with expert local guide.

    • Comfortable car, coach or bus on tour as size of a group.

    • All entrance fees includes on visit to important sites in Kathmandu and at Lhasa in Tibet.

    • Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu airfare.

    • Tibet entry visa and necessary permits for travel within Tibet.

Doesn't Include

    • Personal Travel & Medical Insurance.

    • Expenses of personal nature, laundry bill and tipping to staff guides and drivers in Nepal or Tibet. 

    • Meals in Kathmandu and at Lhasa at own expenses.

    • Early return from the Lhasa, due to personal medical or domestic problem
 the cost will be not be refundable. Should be claimed from own insurance.

    • Personal traveling gear for Lhasa-Tibet Tour. 


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