10 Days Travel through Tibet to Nepal

Tsedang(Shannan), Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest, Gyirong, Nepal

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Tour Code: TCT-Tibet-08

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

  Suitable for travelers who seek to explore Tibet and see more to Nepal
  Visit the must-see sites and be impressed by the highland natural view of Tibet
  From Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan civilization to Lhasa, the political and economic center
  From the crystal Yamdrok Lake to the highest mountain Mt. Everest
  From colorful Gyangtse to border town Gyirong continue your trip to Nepal
 

Best Travel Time: Best from April to June. p.s. July and August will be the rain season, you may hard to get the chance to view the Mt. Everest from the camp site.

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Day 1Arrival Lhasa
Be transferred from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to the Tsedang

Meals: No meals
Recommended Hotel: In Tsedang

Arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, be met by the TCT guide and transferred directly to Tsedang, where about 100km away from the airport. Enjoy the rest of the time by your own arrangement and acclimate the high altitude meanwhile. Stay overnight at Tsedang.

Day 2Tsedang
Samye Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Tsedang

Today, you will have a one-day trip around Tsedang including  the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet - Samye Monastery, and Yombulagang Palace, the first palace in Tibet.

Yombulagang Palace
Yombulagang Palace

Day 3Tseng - Lhasa
Trundruk Monastery, Coach?to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

After breakfast, you will be transfer to Trundruk Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Tibet for a visiting, then drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Buddha Statues of Trundruk Monastery
Trundruk Monastery

Day 4Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa

A trip to Lhasa would be incomplete without a visit to Potala Palace, the landmark of the city, and the spiritual center of Tibet - Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, which is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Day 5Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa

After breakfast, you will take a short visit to Drepung Monastery, a Yellow Hat Sect where the Dalai Lamas were trained, and on to Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of the 7th Dalai Lama which now houses a small zoo of rare mountain animals. Also visit Sera Monastery where the monks can be seen in red robes and curved yellow hats.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery

Day 6Lhasa - Shigatse
Yamdrok Lake, Coach to Gyangtse, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Coach to Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Shigatse

Drive to Gyantse crossing the Khamba La (4790 metres) from where you can see one of the four Sacred Lakes - Yamdrok Lake, and huge mountain ranges. Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery afterwards. Then continue your driving to Shigatse. When arrival Shigatse downtown, have rest of this day in your hotel.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

Day 7Shigatse - Tingri
Tashilhumpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Coach to Tingri

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Tingri

In the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to famous Tashilhunpo Monastery - one of the six big monasteries in Tibet which is the seat of the Panchen Lama. After that, drive to visit Sakya Monastery - the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. And then, continue your driving to Tingri. You will arrival Tingri around the evening. Stay overnight at Tingri. Even though the hotel is simple, the people are very friendly.

Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery

Day 8Tingri - Mt. Everest Base Camp - Tingri
Base Camp of Mt. Everest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Tingri

Although it's just 100km from Tingri to Mount Everest Base Camp (5200m), it takes about 4 hours since the cracked winding roads demand much caution. But the views are stupendous on a clear day, and feature a huge sweep of the Himalaya range including peaks over 8000, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to Base Camp, the first sight of the mighty Everest simply leaves you speechless. All the hardship you bear along the way makes sense at this while. The best moments to watch Mt. Everest's are early morning and late evening when Everest is shining like a goddess in the sunglow.

Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest Base Camp

Day 9Tingri - Gyirong
Coach to Gyirong

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:In Gyirong

Drive to Gyirong ( 330km, around 7 hours driving), and stay overnight there. Though you will spend much time on driving, it is not a boring one. During the way, you can enjoy the spectacular highland scenery through the windows, and you may also take a far view of local villages/towns along. Enroute, you will also have chance to view Peygutso, which is a beautiful highland lake at the foot of Mt. Everest.

Shigatse View
Peygutso Lake

Day 10Departure Gyirong to Nepal
Pass Gyirong Border and depart from Tibet to Nepal

Meals: Breakfast

Pass Gyirong Border and depart from Tibet to Nepal. You could take public bus from Gyirong to Kathmandu. (There are buses from Gyirong to Kathmandu. It is about 100km with bumpy road from Gyirong to Kathmandu. It takes about 10 hours by driving)

Service Ends

Tips:
For Nepal Visa

After clearing the Customs at Gyirong Border and before stepping into Nepal, tourists are requested to apply for a Nepal visa. The visa is valid for 15 days, 30 days and 90 days. Visa with different validity is at difference price from USD25 to USD100.  Tourists need to prepare valid passport and 2 passport photos, as well as some USD cashes in advance. 

How to get to Kathmandu from the border

Gyirong is the border between Tibet, China and Nepal. Arriving at Gyirong Border, you just go through the formalities of China Customs and apply for your Nepali visa before you land Nepal. There are buses to Kathmandu. Suggest you depart from China in the morning, then you can arrive at Kathmandu at night.

The better option is to hire a vehicle from Nepali immigration area. A ride to Kathmandu takes about 10 hours due to the bumpy road. And if you need we could ask our partner in Nepal side to pick you up at the border and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu which needs early reservation.

Nepal is an odd 2.25 hours behind Chinese time.

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-
Price includes:

♦ Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
♦ Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
♦ Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
♦ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
♦ All attraction entrance fees as specified
♦ Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
♦Tibet Permit

Price excludes:

* International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
* Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
* China Entry Visa Fees
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services


Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

Geonannie

5.0

Top China Travel is the the tops! I booked an 21 day tour of China for my husband and I and from the very first contact with Lily Lui I was totally impressed. We communicated via e-mail and Lily was very quick and helpful with her responses. Because this was not our first trip to China, I wanted an itinerary that was different from the norm. Lily's recommendations were top notch. The hotels she used were top shelf as we requested. Our guides and drivers were fantastic. What impressed me the most was that when we were in China, Lily called to speak to me and make sure everything was going well. When I ran into some issues due to altitude sickness, I contacted her and she had the itinerary changes done and finalized within an hour. This was a private tour with guide and driver and I honestly can say there was not one thing I wished we had done differently. Thanks to Top China Travel and Lily our trip to China was perfect. I will definitely be contacting Lily when we return to China for yet another visit.
markingq

5.0

We took a private tour to Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang with TCT and here's my rating: Tour Advisor Lily - Excellent Tour Guide Summer - Excellent Driver - Excellent Sights, Hotel and Restaurants - Excellent It's value for money. Great service. Lily, Summer and the Driver went out of their way to provide an EXCELLENT service. We just booked another tour with TCT...
Jay_L_Carpenter

5.0

The experiences, fantastic, as well brilliant, and phenomenal, these words—amongst so many others—describe, in-part, the truly unique, and special journey that 'Top China Travel' ('TCT') affords those fortunate enough to partake within their crafted adventures. From the beginning, and throughout, the quality in terms of service, to the locations themselves, and the opportunities afforded/provided (in terms of versatility, and optional/additional further experiences made available) was exceptional, and I have Bonnie Luo to thank for this, who was the Top China Travel representative involved within orchestrating/organising this. I was able to thank her in person, and I'm so very appreciative of this also, as her dedication, professionalism, and interest was outstanding. She excelled in being able to turn wants, into reality, and a recommendation to her in particular, as well 'Top China Travel' as a company, comes highly.
VanSalinas

5.0

I went to China on July (2017) and had a great experience with TCT. Our organizer was Janet and she was really helpful during our stay in China. They helped us with the itinerary and it was valuable choice to do the tour with an organizer in order to know more places. We had a great time during the 21 days we stayed in China and all the small problems we had, Janet took care of it. Felt really secure and look foward to have another experience with TCT!
KAIS Y

5.0

I contacted TCT TopChinaTravel Guellin for my trip to china, the travel consultant "Raylene" is very proffesional, she make every things easy and possible, also.she helps us to prepare a rich and comprehensive program. Also it is very reactive whatever by mail or by other means of communication.
The welcome at the airport was perfect as all visits mentioned in our trip programme. Their prices are very competitive too. I strongly recommend to choose this agency.
Linda S

5.0

The scenes were amazing. The boat was air conditioned, food was mediocre. A four hour tour that didn't disappoint. A short walk to the hotel.
CattyDoo

5.0

Me, my brother, and mother just got back from our 3.5 week trip all around China with TCT. From the moment we landed in Beijing we had an experienced and friendly guide waiting for us at the airport (Felix who was GREAT!). All of our guides throughout the cities we went to were very knowledgeable, had stellar English, and were very friendly. The drivers of our personal van were also very nice and did their job very well. The trip was planned with great detail and thought by Janet- we got to see so much in our 3.5 weeks there from The Forbidden City in Beijing, The Great Wall, Pandas and Hot Pot in Chengdu, Shanghai, Rice Patties in Chengdu, The Terracotta Warrios in Xian and so much more! We highly recommended top China Travel and loved the personal touch they added to our wonderful trip. Many thanks, Catherine, Dragana, and Paul
kelbel51

5.0

Getting too touristy but still really enjoyed. I guess everywhere I go will be tourist infested. I do wish this one could have held on to its authenticity a little more rather than having so many little shopping spots with people trying to sell you their "unique" "handmade" items (which i'm not sure I believe were). But it's also very nice to learn how rice is actually done -- way up here in the mountain. I enjoyed walking all around in the beautiful weather - up and down steps, out to other terraces, through the little enclave in the middle. I enjoyed seeing how very different peoples lives can be. I enjoyed that people still kept their clothing, their methods of doing some things.
Sharon H

5.0

This area is very nice, they still rice farm these teraces in season.
This is about the 2.5 hour drive up into the mountains 1 way.
There a small Village there that you can have lunch and hike up into the village.
We had a nice soup and hot tea for lunch here in the Village area. Everyone working here lives here, your dollars will help them enjoy their life here in this special area. Locals had a village home open for viewing. If you are interested in the history, local culture and people this wooden architecture is nice. There's a path, small road to wander into the actual village on that's not a hard walk. There are also about 500 stairs on the other side, I did both the stairs are not good for anyone with challenges. No handrails. The homes in the village span up the hillside about 500 meters.If you have time I think this is a nice day in the area. Go during daylight, that man road us very winding. Suggest a local driver and or guide. I love Top China Travel, Rebecca is fantastic she will arrange everything you need in Hong Kong, China for you with no hassles and at great value. Here's an idea, best photos are on my other camera. Getting close to the history and residents is a huge part of real traveling.Show less
tannedbabe

5.0

We (party of 4) have only positive reviews for our recent Beijing tour (sept 28 to oct 2, 2017) with Top China Travel. We read other travellers' review before choosing top china travel and they were accurate as our trip was seamless, no hiccups and Linda our english tour guide made sure we got to see as much as we could in those 5 days. Linda met us at the airport without a glitch and took us to Howard Johnson paragon, checked us in and made sure we got everything we needed for the evening. The next day Linda arrived promptly at the hotel to start our tour. Linda made sure we understood when she was explaining the history of all the sites. She knows a lot of historical information, quoting dates and names of emperors, etc. For our lunches she made sure she ordered the spicy food we enjoyed tremendously. When we were leaving Linda came inside the airport to make sure we went to the right counter to check in. Our hats off to the driver Mr. Zhao who was always on time in picking us up at all locations, despite the heavy traffic and some impatient drivers on the road. We had a very positive experience with Top china travel and highly recommend them to all travelers..
EllenD190

5.0

Eric has been our guide in Beijing and he has been wonderful. Every request we have made he has managed to meet making our trip very satisfactory. He is charming and energetic
JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
Miriam F

5.0

Arrived in Beijing, took high speed train to Xian and then plane to Shanghai. Beautiful weather, good food and great sites. Would have liked an extra day in Beijing and Shanghai.

Hotels and local tour guides were fantastic. Bus drivers got us around each city with amazing skill and precision.
mightyluga

5.0

Our host Cici was on time, spoke wonderful English and was knowledgeable of All aspects of the Great Wall. A fantastic day was had by the 14 travelers with me. We had Cici for the 3 days we were in Beijing for our tour guide
YANHONG Q

5.0

We are a group of 14 people. We really enjoyed the trip in Guilin which was arranged by TCT Bonnie. Bonnie is very professional and enthusiastic. Guilin is very beautiful place with nice natural scenery. Our trip in Guilin has been unforgettable. We will highly recommend our friends to use TCT for their trip in China.
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