The visits to Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Samye Monastery and Barkhor Market are wonderful experience. Potala Palace has been the focus of travelers for centuries. It is the cardinal landmark and a structure of massive proportion. Norbulingka is the summer palace of His Holiness Dalai Lama and is well worth a visit. Sera and Drepung are two of the world's largest and most intact monasteries. Jokhang temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet.
Tour Duration: 22 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): China, Tibet and Nepal
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and jeep drives
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour Driving adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast
Day 01: Arrive at Beijing airport, transfers to the selected hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Beijing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: AM: Sightseeing of Beijing and fly to Lanzhou. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing of Lanzhou. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing of Lanzhou. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Train to Xining. PM: Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Kokonor. PM: Sightseeing. Overnight at fixed Tented Guest House.
Day 08: Drive to Chakha. PM: Sightseeing. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Drive to Golmud. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Drive to Toutou. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11: Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Visit Jokhang Temple, Bharkor Market and Pha Bong Kha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Visit Potala Palace and Norbulingkha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Kumbum stupa and Phelkor monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Drive to Shigatse .Visit Tashilunpo monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Drive to New Tingri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Drive to Zhangmu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Full day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Full day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Half day sightseeing. Afternoon free for rest and last minute shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Departure, transfer to airport for your final departure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.
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).
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....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA