As the name already says it, the Tibet Circle takes you in a circle through Tibet, from its centre to the east and the west, all major cities are visited and there are many guided Tours at the main attractions that Tibet has to offer. A complete tour, guaranteed for a lifetime experience.
01Transfer to airport for Kathmandu / Lhasa flight. Arrive Gonggar airport, upon arrival, meet by our Tibetan representatives and drive approx. 70 Km to Lhasa (3650m) approx.
02Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
03Sightseeing tour of Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Summer Palace.
04Lhasa to Nying Tri with a short de-tour to Ganden monastery and Basum Tso Lake crossing Kongpo Bala pass 5013m, 500kms/9hrs, over night at hotel in Nying Tri
05Nying Tri, visiting the ancient Juniper tree and then drive up to Serkhim La pass 5100m where we may have a beautiful view of Mt. Namchen Barwa, descend down to Lunang for lunch and then drive back crossing Serkhim la pass to Nying Tri and on to Lama ling monastery and the Pochoe temple, late afternoon drive to Miling 250kms / 8hrs, over night hotel in Miling
06Leaving Miling to Nangzong and on to Gyatsa, we take a tour to Lhamo Lhatso Oracle lake just before we arrive in Gyatsa, 400kms/9hrs, over night at Gyatsa county guest house.
07Leaving Gyatsa for Tsethang via Chosum county crossing Bothang La pass 5200m, arrival in Tsethang, touring the Yumbulakang palace and the Tradruk temple, 188kms/8hrs hotel stay in Tsethang
08Spend the morning to visit the Chong Gye tombs and then drive to Samye, touring Samye monastery and the surrounding area, over night at Samye
09Leaving Samye, drive via Yamdrok Lake and Norjing Gang Sang glacier, crossing Kamapa la pass (4790m) and the Karo la pass (5050m) to Gyangtse, 295kms/8hrs, hotel stay in Gyangtse
10Touring the Palchor Chode monastery including the Kumbum stupa and the ancient Zong there, lunch in Gyangtse, afternoon to Shigatse with stops at local farming villages, visiting families and also a de tour to Shalu monastery, at noon drive to Shigatse, , 90kms/7hrs, hotel stay
11Touring Tashi Lunpo monastery and the local traditional market in the morning, afternoon taking the Northern scenic road via Shuga la pass 5300m passing by Yangpachen hot-spring to Damshung 345 kms/6hrs, hotel stay
12Early morning drive to Namtso Lake; spend a beautiful morning at the lake and then afternoon drive to Lhasa 320kms/7hrs, hotel stay
13A day free for relax or shopping in Lhasa
14Transfer to Gonggar airport for your flight to Kathmandu or other onward destination.
Hotels will be used on the tour :
|Lhasa||Lhasa hotel or similar||Dhood Gu, Gur Kha or Kyi Chu||Oh Dan or similar standard|
|Tsethang||Yulung or similar||Yulung or similar||Postel hotel or similar|
|Gyangtse||Gyangtse or or similar||Gyangtse or similar||Jian Zang or similar|
|Shigatse||Shigatse or similar||Shigatse or similar||Gang Gyen or similar|
|Damshung||Pema Guest house||Pema Guest house||Pema Guest house|