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, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, 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

jennysl2015

5.0

We booked a trip with Janet at TCT during February 2017. The trip needed to be tailored to our needs.... few days in Beijing, few days in Xian and a few days in QuFu (Shandong Province) where we were visiting our son. The help and service received from Janet and TCT were outstanding. Recommended, and we will definitely use Janet on our next trip to China. All guides were fine, and for individual trips we had transfers arranged, and they were always on time and excellent drivers. Thank you Janet and TCT.
k_sadiq

5.0

Brilliant experience with Rebecca booking our itinerary.all our guides were really good including Ali in Shanghai, mo in guieiling, frank in langshau, Lilly in Xian (Lilly was brilliant with the kids!) and jack in Beijing. Would recommend them for all travel.
andyanne2017

5.0

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of China. Our holiday was organised by Rebecca Wei who was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived in Beijing and departed from Shanghai. There was lots to organise as we had two internal flights and three train journeys as well as three nights on a boat cruising the Yangtze river. All the arrangments fell into place like clockwork, our guides were excellent, spoke very good english and had a good knowledge of the places we visited. We saw some fantastic sights but some of the highlights for us were The Great Wall, The Yungang Grottoes, The Hanging Temple Datong, The terrracotta warriors and the muslim quarter in Xiang and the cruise on the Yangtze. We travelled in September so the temperatures were around 28C [ fine for us as we live in Durban] it is also a good time as the lines to get enterance to some places were very short. There was a lot of walking involved so comfortable walking shoes are a must as well as a sun hat. We stayed in a couple of "traditional" hotels which we loved and then some very upmarket hotels. The exception was the hotel in Xiang which scored 100% on location but had some very unfriendly staff a poor restaurant as well as putting us in an unrenovated room for the first night. We moved to the renovated floors for the other night which was much better. I should add here that this was a mistake by the hotel not TCT] My one regret is that we should have stayed a night in Wuzhen Water Town but that really was not practical as we had to leave our hotel in Shanghai at 4 in the morning to catch the flight home. We have some wondefull memories so thank you Rebecca and TCT for organizing a really interesting holiday Andrew and Anne B, DurbanSouth Africa
Julie B

5.0

My sister and I were looking for an independent tour to China and Tibet and after writing to three different agencies with our proposed route and activities we decided to go with TCT travel. Why TCT? Daniel Mo, our contact person responded quickly to every email that we sent. He was both professional and friendly. An excellent travel agent! The planning was personal. If we didn’t like a proposed hotel or tour, he came up with something better. He made recommendations about sights worth seeing and places worth skipping. Nothing was too much to ask; he wanted us to be satisfied. The other two agencies were more inclined to offer standard hotels and tours. The bank transfers were efficient. There was no hassle with money. Our route: Beijing, Lhasa, Xian, Guilin-Yangshou, Shanghai, a total of 17 days in October. Seeing Tibet was to be the highlight of our trip. Daniel arranged the Tibet permit, a hotel in the center of Lhasa and a local Tibetan guide who was truly amazing. If you have the time and are not frightened off by the high altitude (you must take medicine), go to Tibet!! That being said, our entire China-Tibet trip was fantastic. We enjoyed everything that we did, all of our tours. The hotels had excellent locations (extremely important). Our guides were wonderful and did everything they could to make things run smoothly. They all met us at the airport(s) upon arrival and assisted us at departure. They accompanied us everywhere organizing and translating and of course supplying us with information at all of the tour sights. They ordered our lunches based on what we like to eat (my sister is a vegetarian). We were never herded around like a tour group. The approach was personal and flexible. All of our transportation was arranged perfectly by Daniel/TCT; flights, trains, vans, cars, boats, bicycles and rickshaws. We could not have asked for a better introduction to China and I would certainly recommend TCT to anyone who wishes to travel independently. From the planning phase to the actual execution; excellent!
fweinhappl

5.0

The professional service and arrangements exceeded our expectations. Although we travelled during Chinese autumn holiday and places were crowded, the tour was very pleasant and very well organized. As a Swiss living and working in China, I am very impressed by the diversity and beauty of this country. We have booked several tours with Top China Travel Guilin Tracy (Xi'an, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Huanlong, Zhangjiejie, Guilin) and everything went very smooth from the beginning to the end of our journey. The places we have visited were all super nice and people super friendly.
bsingh1952

5.0

Overall our 16 days customized private trip to China ( including Tibet region ) was organized very well .Our contact person was Maggie Qin . We visited Beijing , Xi'an , Lhasa and Shanghai. We also took 3 nights Yangtze river cruise from Chongqing . Everything went off smoothly . The five star Hotels booked for us were excellent and centrally located . There was no problem with air , train or ship bookings . All cars arranged for local travel were in good condition and drivers courteous . All guides were well behaved and always present at the time of arrival at different destinations . They explained things nicely and in interesting manner . They were also helpful and flexible to meet our requirements . Thank you Maggie and thanks to the entire TCT team .
live f

5.0

The Li River cruise was truly an enjoyable one. Good place for photos and scenery. Tasting of Li River's seafood was excellent too.
lagoplaya3000

5.0

Thanks Top China Travel, Vicky Lu, for coordinating and assisting us in the process of our trip to China and Hong Kong. We enjoyed and learned a lot. The guides, Serena in Beijing, Mason in Xi'an, Meli in Shanghai and Bill in Hong Kong, were very friendly and enthusiastic. Now we have a new vision of China and its people. Thank you again.
jpreichert

5.0

We hired TCT as a private guide as we traveled from Shanghai to Beijing with lots of stops in between. We had the most incredible time. Our tour guides and drivers were professional and amazing. Each tour guide treated us as if we were part of their family. They were always prompt and courteous. Most importantly, their knowledge kept us wanting to know more. We loved the traditions and cultures. We highly recommend the Impression shows, especially the one on West Lake. Our favorite over night arrangements was when we stayed at Courtyard 7 in the Hutong, in Beijing. It was nice being part of the culture. Thanks TCT for a most memorable trip.
Piotr F

5.0

I have co-operated with Mrs Janet Chan several times during my visits to China. Need to be said that all of the services are at the very high standard. High level of dedication cannot be forgotten. All to all I find TCT and personally Mrs Janet Chan as a extremely competent and trustable business partner.
BAFARAT

5.0

During the three days in BEIJING,we visited the Tiananmen square,forbidden city,temple of heaven,the Great Wall,summer palace etc.Our tour guide Eric was very helpful and knowledgeable.We were so lucky to have Rebecca as our tour agent,she organized everything for us and we really enjoyed it.It was one of the most enjoyable locations I ever spent.
Ruth Ann F

5.0

We traveled to China and southeast Asia for 33 days starting in Shanghai and ending in Kuala Lumpur. For the mainland China portion of our trip we spent 11 days with Top China Travel. It was a wonderful time and we were very happy we choose TCT. All of our guides were prompt, courteous and very knowledgable, especially William Zhang in Beijing and Snow Yu in Shanghai. Cherry Ma also did a fine job in Xi'an. We are very grateful that TCT changed our Yangtze River cruise ship from the Victoria Grace to the Century Sun 2 weeks before the start of our journey. We met a number of people on our Princess Cruise who were on the Victoria Grace and were very unhappy with their experience. Our cabin's on the Century Sun were mini suites and they were very nice. Also, the food and tours were excellent. So was the crew. We did find the boarding process to be a bit chaotic. We were not sure how our luggage was going to find it's way onto the right boat. Finally, we found a waiter from the Century Sun who assured us that our luggage would be put on board. It would have been less of a hassle had the TCT guide who met us at the Yichang airport taken us directly to the boat instead of us having to go on tour bus to the upstream part of the Yangtse due to the closure of the locks at the 3 Gorges Dam. However, it was only a minor inconveniance. We saw so much and had such great experiences. We would not hesitate to recommend TCT to any of our friends if their future travel plans included a trip to China.
Vacationer787754

5.0

Enjoyable busy day!7 am start covering Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City early on amidst tight crowds followed by an unexpected stop at Pharmacy institute where we were able for a small “tip” enjoy a short foot massage and consultation with a Chinese medicine expert. Unfortunately this turned into an embarrassing pressure sell of his prescribed medicines which left us underwhelmed!Lunch was acceptable followed by a wiz around the Temple of Heaven. On the way to our final destination the Summer Palace we had another unexpected stop and “selling” opportunity at a pearl factory (store actually). Guide had his own sense of humour and opinions which were often unintelligible or off the wall and his English Weaker than other “English” speaking guides that we have experienced in China.All that said, we had a good day out in some very worthwhile places to visit and felt it value for money. Our favorite was the relative peace of the Summer Palace surroundings and in particular watching the old guys flying kites at heights I could not imagine possible.
Neumannafn

5.0

We took a Li river tour into the mountains on our only day off. All I can say is do not miss this opportunity. The views are spectacular and you will even go past the scene on the back of the 20 yuan bill. Amazing!
ReginaPuebloWest

5.0

My daughter and I took a private tour with Top China Travel to Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Xian and Beijing. I really enjoyed the private tour as opposed to a bus tour, because we were able to discuss some details with our tour guides and make slight changes to the itinerary. For example, we loved the Panda Reserve in Chengdu, so instead of leaving early to have lunch elsewhere, we were able to eat sandwiches there and spend more time with the pandas. Also, while visiting Tiananmen Square I commented to our guide that it would be interesting to go inside Chairman Mao's Mausoleum someday and see his preserved body. The guide noticed that the line wasn't long and asked if we'd like to go now. We said 'yes', and he took us in even though it wasn't on the itinerary. We had to pay a small fee to check our bags since no bags are allowed inside, but we loved our guide's flexibility. Bus tours aren't as flexible. Two of our favorite days were the Chengdu Panda Reserve and hiking the Wohushan Great Wall. I must mention that hiking the Wohushan Great Wall was very difficult and took every ounce of energy we had; it isn't for everyone. But if you are in good shape and love challenging hikes, you may really enjoy this hike. (Other visitors should visit another section of the Great Wall.) Another favorite day happened in Shanghai. It was a very personal day. My daughter was adopted from Shanghai, so we asked Janet at Top China Travel to help us visit her orphanage. They were able to arrange this visit. It meant a lot to us. The two places where I wish we had spent more time was in Guilin and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Guilin is a lovely town with five lakes that are connected and surrounded by a park that stretches across the small city. There is also a lovely shopping area in town. It would have been nice to have another two - four hours to simply walk and relax in Guilin. It can get hot there, so this extra time might not be fun if its mid-day during the summer months. The Temple of Heaven was nice, but what I really loved was the park surrounding it. The Chinese gather there to exercise, practice martial arts, sing, dance, play games and much, much more. I could have easily spent 2 hours simply relaxing in the park watching people. All of the hotels were nice and clean. All of the breakfast meals at the hotels were wonderful. All of our guides were eager to please, although we had trouble understanding a couple of them. There English was always good, but sometimes the pronunciation needed improvement. Our favorite guides were Cherry in Guilin and Jimmy in Beijing. We loved our tour agent, Janet. She was helpful from the beginning of the planning process all the way through the end of our trip. If I return to China, I will use Top China Travel again.
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