Tibet Budget Tour 8 days

Tibet Budget Tour 8 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

7N/8D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

5100 meter

Meals

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • Affordable Exploration: A Tibet budget tour offers an affordable way to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural sites, and historical landmarks of this unique region.
  • Overland Adventure: The journey often begins in Kathmandu and involves an overland drive to Lhasa, presenting travelers with a chance to witness the stunning Himalayan scenery up close.
  • Spectacular Scenery: Traverse high mountain passes and the vast Tibetan Plateau, surrounded by some of the world’s most breathtaking and untouched natural vistas.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Tibet by visiting ancient monasteries, temples, and traditional Tibetan villages.
  • Lhasa Exploration: Spend time exploring the heart of Tibet, Lhasa, with visits to the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, all providing insights into Tibetan history and spirituality.
  • Local Cuisine: Relish budget-friendly yet flavorful Tibetan cuisine, including momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and butter tea, for an authentic taste of local life.
  • Buddhist Culture: Engage with local monks, witness their rituals, and gain an understanding of Tibetan Buddhism through visits to active monasteries and temples
  • Flight Over the Himalayas: Conclude your journey with an awe-inspiring flight over the majestic Himalayan mountain range, offering a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder.
  • Memorable Souvenirs: Enjoy shopping for unique Tibetan handicrafts, jewelry, and artifacts at local markets without exceeding your budget.
  • Stunning Photography: Capture the beauty of Tibet’s landscapes, architecture, and people through your lens, creating lasting memories of your budget-friendly adventure.

Tibet Budget Tour Overview

Embark on an affordable journey to Tibet with our group tour, spanning 7 nights and 8 days, commencing from Kathmandu, Nepal. Designed for budget-conscious travelers, this Group Joining Tibet Tour ensures both cost-effectiveness and safety.

Beginning with our entry into Tibet at Nyalam, situated at an altitude of 3750 meters, we spend two nights here to acclimatize before continuing our drive towards Lhasa. En route, we pause for overnight stays in historically rich cities like Shigatse and Gyantse, each positioned at elevations exceeding 3000 meters. Crossing mountain passes towering over 5000 meters along the way aids in gradual acclimatization.

Our daily journeys, spanning 5 to 7 hours of driving, are punctuated with visits to key landmarks such as the Milarepa Cave in Nyalam, Tashilapmo Monastery in Shigatse, Gyantse Zhong in Gyantse, and the stunning Yamdrok Lake en route from Shigatse to Gyantse. Capture mesmerizing shots of Tibetan prayer flags fluttering atop high passes amidst panoramic views of the Himalayan range. Witness the picturesque plateau landscape and traditional Tibetan villages that adorn your daily drive.

Lhasa marks the culmination of our Budget Tour to Tibet, where we spend two full days exploring its cultural treasures. Accompanied by your knowledgeable Tibetan guide, visit iconic sites including the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Square. On the eighth day, you have the flexibility to either depart for China or return via a scenic flight to Kathmandu. Alternatively, opt for a leisurely drive back to Kathmandu, ensuring a safe return journey at a fraction of the cost of a flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

In the morning, our representative will collect you from your hotel in Kathmandu. We’ll embark on a picturesque journey through winding mountain roads towards the Nepalese border. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to admire cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers, and lush forests. Upon reaching Kerung, we’ll rendezvous with our Tibetan guide and driver at the Nepal-Tibet border, where we’ll complete the required immigration paperwork. From there, we’ll proceed with our drive to Kerung town, approximately 20 kilometers away. Rest for the night at a budget hotel or guest house in Kerung town.

Following breakfast, our journey commences towards new Tingri. Along the route, we encounter the revered Milarepa Yogi’s sacred cave, dating back to the 11th century, and visit the birthplace of Milarepa. Continuing our drive, we traverse past Pekutso Lake towards old Tingri, navigating through the Gongthang La pass, which stands at an elevation exceeding 5000 meters. The panoramic views include the majestic ShisaPangma snow mountain to the right and the serene Pekutso Lake to the left, creating a breathtaking scene. Weather permitting, we may even catch a glimpse of Mount Everest along the way to old Tingri. After approximately one hour of travel on the friendship highway, we arrive at new Tingri. Spend the night at Segar.

Morning:

Fuel up for an exciting day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel around 10:30 AM.
Midday:

Embark on a breathtaking journey, conquering the mighty Gyatso La Pass at a staggering 5200 meters and the Tsola Pass at 4500 meters, offering panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas.
Wind your way through charming villages, immersing yourself in the local Tibetan culture and witnessing their unique way of life.
Arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, and savor a delightful lunch, replenishing your energy for further exploration.
Afternoon:

Step into the spiritual heart of Shigatse as you visit the awe-inspiring TashiLhunpo Monastery. Explore its magnificent architecture, intricate murals, and serene atmosphere, gaining insights into Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Evening:

Check in Hotel and stay at Shigatse.

Morning:

9:00 AM: Depart from your hotel in [City Name] and begin your journey towards Gyantse.
Enjoy the scenic drive through the Tibetan landscape, marveling at the breathtaking views.
Midday:

Arrive in Gyantse and savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, experiencing the authentic flavors of the region.
Afternoon:

Embark on a cultural immersion at the magnificent Palchoe Monastery, exploring its intricate architecture and learning about its rich history.
Continue your exploration at the awe-inspiring Khubum Stupa, a unique multi-layered structure showcasing exquisite Buddhist art.
Delve into the heart of Gyantse’s old town, where you can wander through traditional Tibetan streets, soak in the local atmosphere, and discover hidden gems.
Evening:

Check in and settle into your comfortable accommodations at the Yuthok Tibetan Hotel in Gyantse.

Morning:

Gear up for an unforgettable adventure with a hearty breakfast at your hotel around 9:00 AM.
Midday:

Embark on a captivating journey towards Lhasa, traversing three awe-inspiring mountain passes: Simi La, Karo La, and Kampa La.
Conquer the mighty Karo La, soaring at an impressive 5,000 meters, and witness breathtaking glaciers cascading down its slopes, a testament to the raw power of nature.
As you ascend Kampa La, be mesmerized by the panoramic vista of the stunning Yamdroke Lake, a turquoise jewel nestled amidst the rugged mountains.
Savor a delicious lunch at Nakartse, a charming town nestled between the picturesque Yamdroke Lake and the majestic Karo La glaciers, offering a delightful respite amidst the journey.
Afternoon:

Continue your scenic drive, winding your way through breathtaking landscapes until you reach the vibrant city of Lhasa, the heart of Tibetan culture.
Evening:

Check in and relax at the comfortable Hotel in Lhasa, your haven for the night, ready to delve into the city’s rich history and cultural treasures tomorrow.

Fuel up for an exciting adventure with a delicious breakfast at your hotel.
Morning:

Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Lhasa as you visit the Jokhang Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists. Explore its intricate architecture, admire its awe-inspiring statues, and witness the fervent devotion of pilgrims.
Continue your journey through the vibrant Barkhor Bazaar, a bustling marketplace overflowing with Tibetan handicrafts, souvenirs, and local delicacies. Soak in the unique atmosphere as pilgrims circumambulate the Jokhang Temple, chanting prayers and spinning prayer wheels.
Afternoon:

Ascend to the majestic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Be captivated by its imposing architectural style, explore its opulent chambers, and delve into the rich history of Tibetan royalty.

After breakfast, embark on a journey to the Sera Monastery, one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet. Witness the fascinating daily ritual of monks engaged in lively debate, a unique tradition that sharpens their knowledge and understanding of Buddhist philosophy.

Explore the vast complex, marveling at its grand halls, serene courtyards, and numerous Buddhist artifacts.

Evening:

  • After a fulfilling day of exploration, return to your comfortable accommodations at the Hotel in Lhasa, where you can relax and reflect on your experiences.

Morning:

Savor a delightful breakfast at your hotel, marking the end of your Tibetan adventure.
Departure:

Depending on your chosen mode of transportation, you will be transferred either to Ganger Airport or the train station in Lhasa.
Check in for your flight or train back to Kathmandu or your onward destination, carrying with you unforgettable memories of your exploration through the majestic landscapes and rich culture of Tibet.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Tibet Visa
  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • All guided tours & transfers as per given itinerary in Toyota Land cruisers
  • All monuments, monastery and temple entrance fees
  • Airfare
  • Tour Guide English spoken
  • What is Excluded
  • Insurance & emergency rescue charges
  • Extra Emergency visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Alcoholic Drinks like coke, fanta, beer and whiskey etc
  • Additional transportation & porter charges in the event of landslides
  • Others not specified in the above cost inclusion lists.
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    Useful Info

    Tibet General Information         

    RESERVATIONS

    Deposit of full payment should be made to reserve the arrangements as per the regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau at least 30 days before departure. Prices are quoted in United States Dollars. All payments must be made in US Dollar.

    METHOD OF PAYMENT

    All amount of payment should be made by telex transfer to Himalayan Bank Limited, Tri Devi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, and we are to be advised of remittance by fax. Contact us for paying by Credit Card. Bank Draft and personal checks will not be accepted.

    DOCUMENTATION

    You will be required to advise us the arrangement required of clients with details such as Full Name (exactly appears in the respective Passport), Date of Birth, Passport No, Date of issue, Date of Expiry, Sex, Nationality, Occupation and arrival/ departure flight/date information. Clients traveling to Tibet should arrive in Kathmandu at least 2 days prior to departure to Tibet to process the Tibet Visa with Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu as Chinese Embassy is open for visa application from 10 AM to 11 Am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If one wish to get the visa in one working day is also possible by paying surcharge of emergency visa fee. We advise to obtain double entry Nepal visa from Nepalese Embassy/Consulate abroad or obtain the same arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

    BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

    Free baggage allowance is 20 Kg per person.

    CANCELLATION

    Any cancellation made up to 10 days’ prior client’s arrival in Kathmandu, 50% of total payment will be charged and if made less than 10 days before tour date, no refund will be made as per the policy of Tibet Tourism Bureau.

    REFUNDS

    No partial refunds will be given for unused rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or trekking arrangements for any reason whatsoever.

    RISK & LIABILITY

    Travelers, who sign up for Tibet trips, will be exposed to health risk because of the nature of terrain and trail in Tibet. In the event of illness, accident or delays beyond our control Himalaya Journeys Treks & Expeditions, or its agents will not be held responsible or liable for damages. Please keep in mind that you travel at your own risk.

    ALTITUDE SICKNESS

    Those with chronic health problems should consult their doctor before making travel plans for Tibet. Most people visiting Tibet rarely suffer more than mild discomfort before getting acclimatized. Some people use DIAMOX to prevent the sickness. You will be in the higher passes for about half-an-hour. In fact, you are much less susceptible to high altitude sickness in Tibet, because you do not strain yourself. Please consult your doctor if in doubt. Drink lots of liquids.

    MONEY

    Money can be exchanged at Bank of China and its branches in Zhangmu, Xigatse and Lhasa. Hard currencies are exchanged for YUAN at approximately 8 YUAN to the US$ and is re-convertible at the said banks when leaving Tibet/China.

    ROAD

    Road between Kathmandu and Nyalam is bad and it can be disrupted during monsoon. Some parts above friendship bridge and above Zhangmu is not in condition to ply vehicles as such we have to walk about 3 hours above friendship bridge and above Zhangmu road about 2 hours. Porters are provided in these areas. During monsoon, if it rains heavily, road will be flooded with water between Xigatse and Gyantse, so we have to detour via Northern highway. We use Southern highway via Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake. It involves the crossing of a pass Karo – La which is 5010m high.

    FOOD

    The food is still bad at Zhangmu and Xegar. Since there are no restaurants along the way, we advise you to take few cans of sardine, dried fruits, biscuits etc. For return journey, you can buy at Lhasa. Also you can take a cup, spoon, tea and instant soup. Every guesthouse or hotel provides a big thermos full of hot water.

    Booking condition:

    – Kindly send scanned copy of your passport port (1st page only) by e-mail.

    – 25% of the cost must be sent 2 months in advance. (contact us for payment options – We accept online payment, swift/telex transfer, bank draft etc.)

    Recommended clothing and equipment list for the trip:

    Sleeping bags (down with inside extra cover), jacket (down) / polar fleece, with rain and water proofed, thermal underwear, wind / rain-proof trousers, woollen and sun hats, scarves (muffler), woollen or cotton socks, gloves, trekking boots, sun/snow glassed, towel, t-shirt/s, sunscreen/sun lotion, flash light with extra bulbs and batteries, sandals, water bottles, day pack (for your day time necessities), kit or duffel bag (to keep your personal belongings) first aid box /personal medicine walking stick.

    Please do not carry unnecessary items and / or valuables.

    Be sure you have the needy items!

    Warm clothes, water bottle, water purification tabs, sun tan lotion utility knife, dusk musk, medicine for headaches, fever, colds, stomach disorders and diamox (unless you are allergic to sulpha drugs) for altitude sickness, it is also good to carry dry fruit, juice powder, breads, candy, canned or packed food, nuts, pickles and biscuits.

    Good Health:

    Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificate those with a history of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before deciding to undertake the trip. It is rigorous and challenging trip where all the time spent at high altitudes. At least 2 months’ regular practice is recommending either 2 hours daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the yatra very successfully.

    Health, Fitness & Insurance

    Start your physical fitness program several weeks before starting the journey. Walking, hiking and back packing over rugged terrain are the best ways to prepare for a trek any regular regime of strenuous aerobic exercise is also beneficial as also running, swimming and cycling prior to departure.

    As some areas in Tibet, especially in the higher regions have a rarified atmosphere and could lead to breathing problems. In addition to the normal medications for traveling recommended by your doctor, you should bring something to prevent symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Altitude Mountain Sickness -is basically lack of oxygen at heights over 2500 mts. The major cause for AMS is the speed with which one makes the ascent. Even when one is acclimatized to a given height one can still get ill when climbing higher. Nausea, breathlessness, head ache and dizziness are common irritability and loss of appetite is common symptoms of AMS. Acclimatization is hampered by rapid ascent where necessary a few days of rest help. Take time to acclimatize, drink lots of water, consumption of light food with high carbohydrate content is also advisable and bring purification tablets.

    People suffering from heart, diabetes, asthma, lung and kidney, high blood pressure are known to have trekked successfully in Tibet, but before traveling to Tibet one should consult a physician and medical advice on precautions to be taken in case of problems erupting on the way.

    Tibet’s high altitude and the atmosphere allow the sun’s solar radiation to strike the earth with unusual intensity at all times of year can cause Sun burn – It is easy to get sun burn in Tibet. Sunscreen lotion (U.V.lotion) is a must to avoid sunburn good quality lotion will contain sun protection factor (SPF). To protect your eyes and skin, bring a sunhat (A wide brimmed hat), sunglasses (Preferably without a metal frame), lip balm, zinc-oxide cream to provide 100% block-out.

    In the event of an emergency, the hospitals and clinics are primarily located in the large cities. There is no emergency helicopter service in Tibet. If anybody requires evacuation, he or she will take to the nearest road head. A basic first -aid kit is provided in the support truck. However, one should carry one’s own personal medication and basic first – aid material as well.

    INSURANCE & EMERGENCY EXPENSES:

    We suggest that clients insure themselves against a comprehensive claim policy. Which should also include Helicopter Evacuation if necessary. (Comprehensive Insurance Policy may be taken in Kathmandu. You may ask our Kathmandu representative to assist in this regard).

    Please note that our Kailash Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergenices. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the client themselves.

    Travel Tips

    DOCUMENT REQUIRED

    • Passport /Photographs
    • Dairy: Address, Telephone
    • numbers, Contacts.
    • Travelers Cheques, Credit Cards And Currency
    • Airline/Railway Tickets/Vouchers
    • Any Other Documents For Personal Use.

    ARTICLE

    • Personal Jewellary Must Be Kept To Minimum
    • Camera – Film Rolls As Required
    • Torch (Water Prrof And Powerful) Spare Cells
    • Video Camera – If Required
    • Pocket Cassette Recorder: With Earphones To Listen To Music, Prayers Etc, During Travel And Also To Record Daily Events As Witnessed.
    • Binoculars
    • Conventional Spectacles – Contact Lens Not Advisable
    • Palstic Mug
    • Swiss Knife (Multipurpose)
    • Leak Proof Plastics Water Bottles (For Water From Mansarovar And Gauri Kund) available in Nylam & Saga also.
    • Waist Pouch
    • Ball Pen (spare refills)
    • Maps/Charts/Books of the area.
    • Whistle
    • Thermos (Hotwater bottle)

    CLOTHING

    Light weight Rucksack/travel bag (take care to keep your baggage simpler and lighter as an emergency may arise where you might have to carry your own baggage against all odds.)

    • Pure wool and thick cotton socks
    • Long Johns (Inners – full fitting) wool or mixed combinations.
    • Down Jackets: Light, quilted (warm and well insulated)
    • Wool Pullovers – Polo Necks
    • Flannel Shirts.
    • Thick wool trousers (Thermal wear)
    • Warm light gloves. (Water Proof)
    • Snow cap (with ear covering)
    • Balaclava (wool monkey cap)
    • Scarf
    • Cap (Sun/Rain/Snow Protection)
    • Monkey Cap
    • Cotton undergarments
    • Towels
    • Hot water bottle.
    • Keds/Boots: very light, skid proof, water resistant, ankle protection & soft interior -2 pairs, break in earlier for comfortable use.
    • Light trek bag (cameras etc.)
    • Rain coat with hood
    • Personal clothing as required

    REQUEST YOUR DR. TO PRESCRIBE EFFECTIVE MEDCINES TO COVER THE FOLLOWING

    • Fever
    • Sore Eyes
    • Stomach cramps
    • Body &Joint Pains
    • Diarrhea
    • Indigestion
    • Loose Motion
    • Constipation
    • Swelling
    • sneezing
    • Muscle Pulls
    • Cold & Cough
    • Chest congestion
    • Stiffness
    • Dysentery
    • Nose blocks
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Acidity
    • Vomiting

    FIRST AID KIT

    • Vascline
    • Cotton
    • Facial Tissues

    (Wet Tissue)

    • Chapstick
    • Band Aid
    • Dettol/Listerene (antiseptic)
    • Toilet Papers
    • Bandage Roll
    • Rubber Bands
    • Cough Drops
    • Mouth Freshners
    • Dark sunglasses (B-2
    • Candle & Lighter glass)
    • Dust Cover (Surgeon’s Mask)
    • Nose Inhalers
    • Vicks
    • Body lotion/Mustard Oil (Sun Protection)
    • Small Plastic Bags
    • Cologne
    • Ear Muffs
    • Eye Masks

    OTHER THINGS

    Glucose based items

    • Mints
    • Toffees
    • Mini Chocolate bars
    • Multi – vitamin & Vitamin C tablets
    • Glucose
    • Electoral rucksack

    MONEY

    Carry extra money (in addition to the tour cost approx. INR 20000 to 25000) for personal needs.

    • Travelers Cheques & Credit Card can be used in Nepal.
    • Indian Currency (Except Rs.500 & Rs.1000 currency notes).

    EXCHANGE

    Chinese currency Yuan can be Exchange in Nepal (Kodari Border) and Tibet (Zhamgmu border). The un spent Chinese currency can be re – converted on return in Tibet border.

    US $1 = 8 Yuan,

    INR 100 = NPR 160,

    INR 100 =15Yuan approx.

    NPR – Nepalese Rupees

    INR – Indian Rupee.

    • Above exchange rates are subject to change

    INR – Indian Rupee.

    • Above exchange rates are subject to change

    INR – Indian Rupee.

    • Above exchange rates are subject to change

    PRECAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN DURING TREKING AND PARIKARM

    • Avoid Shaving

    v Any cut or bruise may not heal quickly

    • Walk slowly and firmly.
    • Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls.
    • Listen to your guide. (Very Important)
    • Never leave the group.
    • Rest/Relax, do not be excited
    • Reduce Talking, breathe slowly. (Especially during Kora)
    • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your normal speed and space
    • Keep your load light.
    • Do not exercise
    • Sleeping doses and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. (Important)
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol – drugs or intoxicants.
    • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach. (Prefer to drink hot water)
    • Be careful not to catch cold.
    • Be over clothed than under protected.
    • En – route avoid taking bath or drinking water from lakes, streams or rivers.
    • Keep your nose smooth by applying Vaseline.
    • Keep your boots/keds/feet dry – never let it get wet.
    • Wear cotton and woollen socks.
    • Face, feet, and hands must be well protected.
    • Do not combine walking and sightseeing together.
    • Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.
    • Take light Breakfast/launch and dinner.

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