Centrsl tibet

Private Departure - Discover Central Tibet

Explore the central Tibet's historic sites, ancient temples, culture and nature.

Tour price

We’ll keep slashing the price as others join this tour.

1 people
$3 795
per
person
2 people
$2 680
per
person
3 people
$2 409
per
person
4 people
$2 266
per
person
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$3 795
per
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Tour duration
11 days
Max participants
20
Difficulty
Easy
Service level
Basic +

What's it really like?

Traveling in Tibet is one of the most sought out travel destinations of the world. This tour will introduce you to the Tibetan culture, ancient monasteries and temples and great sceneries. From the Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries to the holiest shrines of Jokhang Temple, Lhasa alone has hosted excited adventurous travelers through centuries. The jeep drive from Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse explores more about this high altitude centuries old Buddhist settlement. 

Tour highlights

  • The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
  • Jeep drives at high altitudes, almost deserted trail
  • Lhasa –the Roof of the World, at an altitude of 3,650m
  • Several monasteries, Tibetan Buddhism, religion of Tibet
  • Potala Palace, once the palace of Dalai Lama

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Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in kathmandu and check into your hotel. Airport transfer availabe upon request. 

Accommodation
Hotel
Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Kathmandu Valley hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites, all of which are active shrines and temples. Today we will have a full day guided tour introducing the most fascinating and famous places like Swayambunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square.

Activities
Kathmandu sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 3

Flight to Lhasa

The flight to Lhasa takes us directly over the biggest mountains in the world, from the airplane window you’ll have a good view on Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, all over over 8000 meters. Land in Lhasa the afternoon, rest and adjust to the altitude.

Activities
Flight to Lhasa
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 4

Lhasa Monasteries

The great monastery of Drepung lies on the side of Lhasa valley and offers amazing shrines, great architecture and views over the city. In the afternoon, it is time to follow one of the most famous scenes in Tibet as the monks of Sera monastery showcase their debate of Buddhist studies.

Activities
Guided tour of monasteries
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 5

Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

The absolute landmark of Lhasa and whole Tibet, the Potala hosts thrones and shrines of the Dalai Lamas making it one of the greatest sights on the planet. Still it is the Jokhang surrounded by the Barkhor Square that makes Lhasa the holiest place for Tibetan Buddhism. Following pilgrims to the holy shrines would be a definite highlight of any tour.

Activities
Guided tour Potala and Jokhang
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 6

Lhasa (Free day)

Free day to enjoy Lhasa, follow colourful pilgrims on the Koras, the holy walks around the temples or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Lhasa offers great shopping, cozy restaurants and exciting life to be easily encountered wondering through the alleys of the old town. Don’t miss Potala in the night-lights.

Activities
Lhasa free time
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 7

Drive to Gyantse via Jamdrok Tso

After adjusting to the Tibetan heights in the comfort of the capital, it is time to head out of the city. After the first small pass, there is already one of the best lookouts down to the turquoise blue Scorpion lake, Jamdrok Tso. A full day of driving takes us to Gyantse, a town with majestic old fortresses and one of the most authentic old towns.

Activities
Drive to Gyantse
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 8

Drive to Shigatse

Tibet's second largest city is getting developed but still has character. The great monastery complex of Tashilumpo, once led by the Pantsen Lama gathers pilgrims around Tibet. The old town with its narrow alleys, markets and a massive fortress is great for wandering around during the afternoon.

Activities
Drive to Shigatse, Shigatse Sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 9

Drive to Lhasa

We will drive back Lhasa today.

Activities
Drive to Lhasa
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 10

Flight to kathmandu

An early start for the drive to the airport and flight back to Kathmandu.

Activities
Flight to Kathmandu
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 11

Departure

Check out from your hotel. Airport transfer  available upon request.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • 10 Breakfasts 
  • Domestic flights
  • Transportation (excl. airport transfers in Nepal)
  • English speaking guide
  • Tibetan travel permits
  • One time monument entrance fees

Not included

  • Flights to/from destination
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Gratuities to local staff
  • Airport transfers
  • Cost due to unforseen circumstances

Tour provided by

Royal Mountain Travel
Royal Mountain Travel

Fact sheet

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided in this fact sheet is subject to change. Faralong.com can not take responsibility for third party information and its changes. However, we do aim to update this page as often as possible. Nevertheless, we strongly encourage to check all important travel info such as visa regulations and travel info from the respective channels in your country.

Tour Provided

The name, address and emergency contact numbers of the local tour operator will be released to the clients after the final payment has been done.

We would like to assure you that all of our partners are well-known and respected in their field of work. Faralong.com is a part of the Summit Travel Group, who has been partnering with these service providers for years.

Service and Physical Activity Levels

Faralong.com’s tours are divided into three Service level categories and five Physical Activity categories:

Service Levels

Basic
Accommodation in simple guesthouses or hotels when away from developed travel areas, or trekking off the beaten track.

Standard
Accommodation in local 3-4* hotels suitable for the destination. All hotel categories are set by the local standards. Please note that in some countries the hotel standards do not coincide with those on an international level.

Comfort
Accommodation in international chain hotels, upmarket lodges or local 4-5* hotels. All hotel categories are set by the local standards. Please note that in some countries the hotel standards do not coincide with those on an international level.

Physical Activity

1 (Easy) - These tours are suitable for everyone and include a decent amount of walking.

2 (Medium) - These tours are suitable for everyone and include day hikes on various terrain, which are normally not mandatory.

3 (Hard) - These tours are suitable for people with an average fitness level and include day hikes and treks to various places, which are a mandatory part of the program.

4 (Very hard) -These tours are suitable for people with an intermediate level of fitness and include challenging treks on various terrain.

5 (Extreme) - These tours are suitable for people who are looking for some serious challenges. Have a good look at the program and do some research before committing to one of these tours.

All necessary information regarding a specific tour is displayed on the tour page.

What's included

All tours on Faralong.com include accommodation, local transport (excluding airport transfers if not stated otherwise), meals as specified, English speaking guide and all entrance fees.

If there are any changes to the inclusions, then they are all noted on the tour page.

What's not included

None of the tours on Faralong.com include international flights to/from the destination, travel insurance (mandatory), visas if necessary, gratuities to local staff, personal expenses, optional activities or airport transfers (if not stated otherwise).

If there are any changes to the list of services not included in the tour, then they are all noted on the tour page.

Single Travellers

If you are traveling alone and would like to have your own room, then please add a Single Supplement from the Extra Services when booking or if not available, send us an email at travel@faralong.com.

Otherwise, you will be accommodated in the same room with another traveler of the same sex.

Tour Cost and Group Size

The final cost of the tour is determined 45 days before departure when the group is automatically closed. Until that point, in case of vacancies, it is possible to join the group and, therefore, lower the cost for everyone.

The maximum group size is always noted in the pricing scheme on the tour page. Please note that all of our tours are guaranteed from two travelers.

Our pricing scheme applies to private groups as well and no extra charge is applicable. The maximum group size, however, stays the same as stated in the pricing scheme.

Confirmations

All confirmations, joining instructions and tour operator contacts are made available after the final payment has been received by Faralong.com.

If a confirmation is needed for visa application purposes before the final payment has been made then, please let us know by email at travel@faralong.com.

Itinerary

The itinerary of a tour can be found on the particular tour page.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. The security and well-being of our clients always comes first to us and all of our esteemed partners.

Tour Leader

All tours on Faralong.com include the services of an English-speaking tour leader/guide/driver.

At this point in time, we are unfortunately unable to provide these tours in other languages.

Travel Documents

Please make sure that all of your travel documents are up to date and valid before departure.

Note that in some cases, a passport has to be valid up to 6 months after departing the destination. Be sure to check visa and other travel regulations from your local government offices well in advance.

Health

Please make sure that you check the vaccination requirements or your destination well in advance. Some countries might have mandatory vaccination rules and it is solely up to you to abide to them.

In case of high altitude trekking, please consult your doctor before making a booking. It is important to us and in regards to everyone’s safety that every group member is fit to take on the challenge.

In some cases, Faralong.com is allowed to require a doctor’s note from the client that states their ability to take part in a tour with high physical activity level.

Weather

It is advisable to check the weather forecast of your destination a few days prior to departure.

Problems

Our and our local partners’ goal is to make everything go without any problems. However, sometimes the odds may not be in our favor and something may happen.

In case of problems on the road, please notify your tour guide first. It is important to give the local provider a chance to make things right.

If the problems can not be solved, please let us know by email at travel@faralong.com. Be sure to give us an overview of the problem, your contact details and your booking reference.

In case of emergencies, it is mandatory to call the emergency number of our local tour provider. This number will be given to you with the confirmations and joining instructions, after making the final payment.