Tibet Cultural Holidays

Tibet Cultural Holidays

A cultural tour with your family or friends in a city like Lhasa is a wonderful experience. Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, is a city of wonders. Cultural tour includes a visit to Samye and Yambhulakhang Norbulingkha, Ganden, Sera & Drepung Monastery, Jokhang, Tibetan Medical Center, Barkhor Market, Gyantse Monastery, Tashilunpo monastery and Zhangmu. Sera and Drepung are two of the world's largest and most intact monasteries. Jokhang temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet. Samye Monastery is designed to represent the Buddhist universe. Barkhor Market is the place where locals get the necessities of life and where tourists can acquire souvenirs. Jokhang temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet. Similarly, Tashilunpo Monastery is an impressive place to explore, whereas Zhangmu is a typical border town. The basic teachings of Tibetan medicine share much with other Asian medical traditions.

Trip Facts:

Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): Lhasa, Ganden Tibet 
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and Jeep drive
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour Jeep adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast

Max. Altitude: 5000meters
Trip grade: Moderate 
Cost: Please contact us

Tibet Cultural Holidays - itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Drive to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Visit Samye and Yambulakhang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Lhasa en-route Mindruling Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Visit Jokhang Temple, Bharkor Market and Pha Bong Kha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Visit Potala Palace and Norbulingkha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Lhasa train station. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Visit Ganden Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Kumbum Stupa & Phelkor monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo monastery and the market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Drive to Shegar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Why choose us?

Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.

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Tour Cost:

In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.

Flight Fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.

Train Fare:

You can take a train journey from any parts of Mainland china to Lhasa. Let us know from which city you want to come to Lhasa by train then we will provide you train fare with all necessary details. Contact us for more info on train.

Acclimatization

Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.

Time in Tibet

08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

Best Season

Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful Trans Himalayan overland journey. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.

Health & Experience Required

Overland trip in Tibet involves five to six hours driving per day, but comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.

Rescue & Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.

Insurance

Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).

Testimonials

Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Namaste!
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA

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