Perfect for first-timers to the roof of the world.
Lhatse, Shigatse, Gyantse, Yamdrok Lake, Lhasa, Kathmandu
£889 per person
Essential Tibet uncovers the mystical attractions of Tibet. Perfect for first-timers to explore the roof of the world. Visit the key towns the most important monasteries, experience the best this amazing country has to offer. The breathtaking scenery and Tibetan Buddhist culture await.
"We loved everything but what made it exceptional was that it was tailor-made to suit us." Colin & Elizabeth Singleton, UK
Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner at the hotel.
Submit your application and passport for Tibet visa and travel permit.
Morning: Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
Afternoon: Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine, located on the banks of the Bagmati River and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Compare and contrast the different religions, see how they overlap and exist in harmony.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Await your application and passport for Tibet visa and travel permit.
Morning: Drive to Bhaktapur, en route visit Changunarayan, a forth century temple. Visiting Bhaktapur is like stepping into a piece of history, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is literally a living museum where farmers dry their harvest, potters turn their wheels and people go about lives as they have done for hundreds of years.
Afternoon: Rest of the day is free.
Kathmandu | Nyalam
Morning: An early start, drive to Kodari, the Nepal- Tibet border. Complete the necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration and Chinese immigration, then a one hour adventurous uphill drive to Nyalam (3700m).
Nyalam | Lhatse
Morning & Afternoon: Drive up to the world’s highest plateau, enjoy the amazing Tibetan landscape view. Arrive at Lhatse (4350m).
Lhatse | Shigatse
Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Shigatse, crossing the Gyatchu la pass (5220m) the highest point of your trip.
Shigatse | Gyantse
Morning: Visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery.
Afternoon: Drive to Gyantse and visit Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery.
Gyantse | Lhasa
Morning & Afternoon: A full day of picturesque driving to Lhasa, en route visit Yamdrok Lake and Tibetan lifeline river Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo).
Morning: Enjoy a tour of Lhasa with your city guide, visit Sera monastery, one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet.
Afternoon: After lunch visit Norbulingka Park, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, followed by the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market.
Morning: Visit the spectacular Potala Palace, containing the private quarters of the Dalai Lama and numerous staterooms.
Afternoon: After lunch, visit the Drepung Monastery, once the largest in the world with 10,000 monks.
Lhasa | Kathmandu
Morning & Afternoon: Take an early breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Lhasa airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Meet our representative waiting for you at Kathmandu airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.
Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.
Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport
Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.
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Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.
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Time Zone: GMT +8hr
Language: Tibetan, Chinese
Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.
The best time to go is April, May, June, September, October.
3 days are required in Kathmandu before travelling to Tibet in order to process your travel permit.