Nepal to Tibet overland tour starts with a drive from Kathmandu with the scenic view of Nepal countryside, its landscape until check into the border of Nepal and Tibet. Continue to drive towards Tingri, land of Tibet after border formalities. The tour from Kathmandu to overland to Lhasa enhance wider Buddhism perspective, considering the transformation of Buddhism in Tibet from Nepal and marriage of prince Bhirkuti to King Tsongtsen Gonpo of Tibet. Tibetan culture, art and history and eventually Lhasa city, Tibetan plateau, great monasteries, caves murals, Yamdrok-Tso and giant mountains, Mt.Everest, Mt.Cho-Oyu, Mount Sisaphangma will be the highlights of the tour. At Lhasa, you will get to visit the imposing Potala Palace, the summer retreat of Dalai Lama, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the busy Barkhor square. Lhasa city, blessed with matchless landscapes and history, fascinates visitors with extraordinary myths and mysteries and rich cultural and spiritual heritage becoming one of the best destinations for travelers to have an amazing experience.
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to end of october.
Currency in Tibet is Renminbi (RMB). Foreign currencies cannot be used directly. Foreign currencies may be converted into RMB at all banks, bank branches or hotels at the exchange rate quoted on the foreign exchange marker on the day.
Most of the internationally accepted credit cards are usable in Lhasa. They include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's club, and the JCB card of Japan. Credit cards are accepted only in large shopping stores. Credit card symbols are displayed in the visible place in shops and hotels indicating credit cards are accepted.
We accept major two ways of payment:
You need to have at least six months valid passport, a valid China visa (if you are coming from mainland china) Tibet group visa (if you are coming from Katmandu we will do in Kathmandu) and a Tibet travel permit.
If you are travelling to Tibet from mainland china then you need a valid Chinese visa which you can obtain at Chinese embassy in your home town
No, because Tibet is a part of China, if enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again, only a single entry visa is required.
Before you are coming to Lhasa from Katmandu, you must get Tibet group visa from Katmandu because no matter you've already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Katmandu.
You can get the Tibet Travel Permit easily through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
Yes, we do have Group Tour or joining Tour. Let us know your interest and time then we will provide you options to join the trips.
Hotels in small cities and the Everest Base Camp are very simple.
Tibet large and deluxe hotels usually provide wireless access to internet for guest rooms. But there are still some hotel rooms, not all, in Lhasa and rest Tibetan cities don’t have access to internet, so you should inquiry your guide for internet access hotels.
24 - Hour hot water supply depends on different hotels and hostels where you can check first, do some preparation or choose an available one in major cities like Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse. But it’s hard to find perfect one in remote and harsh places.
Tibet owns its distinctive Tibetan food, like Tsampa,Tibetan Noodle, Momo, Milk Curd, Yogurt and local dishes. With the development of tourism, there are more cuisines brought into Tibet, e.g. Sichuan Cuisine, western food, Nepali food, Indian food and many other Chinese cuisines. In Lhasa, tourists have a wide range of choice while limited options in remote towns and areas.
If your arranged tour is mainly in downtown Lhasa, you can easily get to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street or nearby attractions at short distance by walking or taking a local rickshaw. If you want to tour around Lhasa, we suggest you to use minivan as the road condition around Lhasa is pretty good, and the minivan cost less as well.
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Get adequate rest and drink lots of water, Administrating oxygen can help if the symptoms are worsening. The real treatment for acute high altitude sickness is descending down to lower altitude as soon as possible. If the patient doesn’t show any improvement in 3 to 4 hours. patient should go to hospital for proper treatment. High altitude sickness can be deadly if it is not treated accordingly.
Following are categories of people who should avoid visiting Places of higher altitude;