Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp 12 Days

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Introduction:

A weeklong trip on world highest and largest plateau, a fabulous journey in Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp, where you can experience high altitude of over 5,000 meters passes with awesome sceneries of mountains and amazing landscapes.

Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp Tour includes all the best part of Tibet visiting wonderful places of Shigatse, Gyantse and the fabled Lhasa city. Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp Tour with Destination Holidays starts with an interesting and exciting one hour flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Reaching to our first destination in Lhasa city with overnights around the old side of the city where you can feel medieval period environment.

Lhasa at present mixture of old and new with nice wide road networks, staying in nice Tibetan style furnished hotel on the eastern part of Lhasa where old culture and Buddhism practice exists since past centuries. With three overnights in Lhasa for interesting and impressive tour of heritage sites, famous historical monasteries of Drefung, Shera, Jhorkang and magnificent Potala Palace, the main landmark of Lhasa city visiting ever exciting colorful Barkor market around Jhorkhang Temple square, the hub of Lhasa.

After Lhasa our exciting journey continues with a scenic drive towards Tibet’s vast windswept plateau crossing a scenic pass of Khamba-la at 4,800 m with tremendous views of Yamdrok Tsho Lake and amazing landscapes. Drive leads towards Gyantse city through high pass of Karo-la 5,050 m with close views of towering Nzong Khansa peak and its icefalls, in Gyantse

tour of magnificent Khumbum Stupa, after Gyantse our next stop to Shigatse, a famous city, which is 2nd largest after Lhasa, here visit of famed golden roofed Tahsilumpo monastery which is home of His Holiness Panchen Lama (2nd important figure after Dalai Lama).

From here journey leads to our next adventure towards Roangbuk Monastery and Everest North Base Camp after driving through the highest point of this fabulous trip at Gyatso-la pass 5,220 meters, passing many small villages with farm fields of wheat, barley and mustard, where you can observe Yaks grazing on the vast meadow. After few days of exciting drive with fabulous moments in the main cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse reaching at Rongbuk monastery and to Everest North Base Camp via picturesque Pang-la pass with super panorama of world’s six highest peaks from Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu to last 14th highest Shisapangma.

On reaching at Rongbuk for overnight stop in a simple Tibetan lodge, with grand vista of Mt. Everest North Face, afternoon visit the small monastery at Rongbuk, this holy area home to Buddhist Nuns and monks with meditation and retreat caves. Here in Rongbuk with time to visit Everest North base camp at the height of 5,200 meters including the famous Rongbuk glacier.

After a wonderful time on completing most of the highlight of this trip, return journey to Kathmandu on the main Lhasa / Kathmandu highway. Drive leads past scenic pass of Lalung-la with incredible views of mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. On reaching Nylam town which is the end of great Tibetan plateau, from here into beautiful forested area, driving in a river gorge most of the way to frontier town at Zhangmu. This remarkable and fascinating Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp Tour concludes in Kathmandu after six hours of good drive in warmer areas through farm villages and town of mid east Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
  2. Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
  3. Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel.
  4. Day 04-05: In Lhasa with sightseeing at places of interest.
  5. Day 06: Drive to Gyantse 3,950 m – 05 hrs.
  6. Day 07: Drive to Shigatse 3,900m – 03 hrs
  7. Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,960 m – 06 hrs.
  8. Day 09: Visit Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Base Camp 5,200m.
  9. Day 10: Drive to Zhangmu 2,330 m – 06 hrs.
  10. Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu -05 hrs.
  11. Day 12: International departure for homeward bound.

What Is Included in Trip:

  1. All arrival & departure transportation as per the itinerary chosen with Kathmandu/ Nepal and in Tibet.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation on full board in tourist standard and 4-5 stars hotels includes breakfast-lunch and dinner.
  3. Applicable travel / tour and entrance permits of designated places.
  4. Full guided tour and treks accompanied by DH expert native guides and
    staff or representative of Destination Holidays in Tibet.
  5. Re-confirmation of international tickets and trip briefing and orientations.
  6. Wages-accommodation-transportation-medical / insurance allowance of
    all field guides and staff in every tours and treks.
  7. Kathmandu / Lhasa-Kathmandu airfare and overland transportation as per
    the itineraries.
  8. Services of native guide with medical / first aid experience if required.
Note:

For single supplement in hotel /lodge or in tents at extra cost:

What Is Not Included in Trip

  1. Tibet visa fee,-Travel and Medical Insurance, airport tax.
  2. Meals expenses of personal nature and gratitude.
  3. Personal Travel or Trekking gear, sleeping bags and down jackets.
  4. Emergency evacuation by any means of transport and personal medical kit.
  5. Excess baggage charge(s)
  6. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  7. International flights
  8. Travel and rescue insurance
  9. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  10. Tips for guides and porters

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive with a warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refresh join the other group member for trip orientation and briefing by our guide / leader regarding Tibet Tour, hotels, do and don’ts along with evening group dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.

In Kathmandu morning sightseeing tour at places of interest, Kathmandu is steeped with historical and cultural monuments listed in World Heritage by UNESCO, all tour accompanied by expert cultural tour guide, after a great time back to hotel, afternoon free at leisure and Tibet Tour preparations.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel.

Morning an hour of scenic flight over high Himalayan range, views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu, on reaching Gongor airport near Lhasa our Tibetan guide will receive and transfer to Lhasa. This is short drive of an hour at present the road has been improved with tunnels to shorten the distance to Lhasa from the airport. On reaching Lhasa transfer to respective hotels in old section of Lhasa where the traditions and culture still exists as it was for centuries back, afternoon visit the Barkhor Market near the Jorkhang Temple premises the centre of Lhasa.

Day 04-05: In Lhasa with sightseeing at places of interest.

Lhasa is at 3,600m/12,000ft provides an ideal acclimation for the first few days, tour starts from morning till late afternoon with lunch break near or around the hotel premises. Guided tour with our expert Tibetan guide,in Lhasa you will be engrossed for two days with sightseeing and excursions of Potala Palace, Norbulingkha Summer Palace, Sera and Drepung Monastery.

Lhasa one time a forbidden city and a holy grail for many central Asian explorers in the past centuries, Lhasa city has been changed and altered by the Chinese occupation and with the impact of foreign visitors, however much of the original character remains and whilst jostling through the Potala with crowds of ethnic Tibetans, it is hard not to be captivated by this magnificent culture, religion and traditions. Visit of the great monasteries of Sera and Drepung, both of which were extensively destroyed in the Cultural Revolution but are now being rebuilt, visit the Jokhang and the Potala Palace.

Day 06: Drive to Gyantse 3,950 m – 05 hrs.

Starting early morning for scenic drive to Gyantse town, drive leads near Gongar airport, and past the bridge over Yarlung Tsangpa River (Bhramaputra River) our route leads south east branching off from Gongar.

Drive slowly climbs to Khamba-la at 4,800 meters with awesome views of surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks including views of emerald Yamdrok Tsho the Turquoise Lake. After a nice break drive continues by the Yamdrok Tsho and through Ngartse town and then to Karo-la at 5,050 meter pass. These area being situated in a narrow mountain gorge with amazing views of ice falls and glacier of Mt. Nzongkhangsa at 7,206 meters, after an awesome moment here drive continues for another three hours to Gyantse for the overnight stop. Gyantse town, almost a city which was until recently the third largest settlement in Tibet, at Gyantse visit Kumbum stupa built in the early 15th century contains thousands of frescoes.

Day 07: Drive to Shigatse 3,900m – 03 hrs

Morning drive continues towards Shigatse the second largest city in Tibet after Lhasa, the drive covers for about 95 k. m. The road has recently been improved from the bumpy and rutted portion. On leaving Gyantse journey begins on a long straight road, with no hills to climb. The road follows Nyang Chu River through many scattered farm villages and fields and finally approaching towards Shigatse.

In Shigatse visit the very large complex of Tashilumpo monastery. This is the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama and contains a 27m high gold plated Buddha known as Matria (the future Buddha), afternoon visit the local interesting market.

Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,960 m via Shegar – 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Shigtse, morning drive leads on the highest point of this adventure over Gyatso-la pass at 5,220 meters. Journey continues on the main Kathmandu / Lhasa Friendship highway, at first the drive leads to two high passes, one at 4,500 m and 5,220 m. through town of Larze where the road to Mt. Kailash joins. After Larze drive climbs to the highest pass at Gyatso – la, from here downhill to Shegar. From Shegar route leads off the main Nepal / China Friendship highway through farm lands, villages and small town. After few hours of good drive coming to a junction that leads towards Rongbuk Monastery and Kharte from here another two hours of drive brings at Rongbuk Monastery for overnight stop, with fabulous views of Everest North Face.

Time permitting one can reach Everest Base Camp on horse cart in half an hour, as the motor car is not allowed within this limit, except for elderly people and kids.

Day 09: Visit Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Base Camp 5,200m.

Rongbuk Gompa houses many hermitage and retreats, this high hidden place were introduced to the world in 1920’s through first British expedition’s teams of George and Irving Mallory and from well-known novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. At present most of the retreat cells are abandoned and only few small shrines exist scattered at this end of the valley. According to Rimpoche (head Lama / priest) of this area, the monastery was first established as a religious site around 250 to 350 years ago.

Morning options for short walk of 2 hours or one can take a horse cart ride or motorbike as taxis, after 30 minutes walk reaching a fresh running stream (local pilgrims considers as holy water), after being on the main track the road continues on this easy wide trail coming to ruins above the road from the Stupa with piles of prayers stones. From continue for another hour on the gravel, rocky trail towards Everest Base Camp, at Base Camp with majestic views of North Face of Everest with Rongbuk glacier, after a great time at base camp return back to Rongbuk for overnight stop.

Day 10: Drive to Zhangmu 2,330 m – 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time in Rongbuk drive leads back to join the main highway at Old Tingri. After Old Tingri drive reaches to the last pass at Laylung-la 5,050 meters offering fascinating scenery of high mountains of Mt. Shisapangma, Guarishankar, Dorji Lakpa with series of peaks that borders Nepal, from here heading to low altitude at Nylam town.

After a stop here drive continues into a river gorge through beautiful forest of rhododendron and pines trees, drive winds downhill reaching at Zhangmu town also called as Khasa by Nepali people, this border town mixture of Chinese, Tibetans and Nepali people with full of shops and stores and restaurants, here check into best available hotels.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu -05 hrs.

Morning as per Chinese, Beijing Standard Time which is 2 hrs 15 minutes ahead than Nepali Standard Time, morning going through immigration and custom process in Zhangmu, and then continue drive towards Friendship Bridge. From here a few minutes’ walk reaches to Nepal Border at Kodari the frontier post, at Kodari in Nepal side with short stop for visa formalities.

From here a pleasant drive brings you back to Kathmandu after almost five hours of scenic drive.

Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

Last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience in Tibet Panorama & Everest North Base Camp Tour, DH staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

Duration = 12 Days
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Information For Traveling To Tibet

Tibet remains one of the most interesting but least developed parts in the world. With its very short history of tourism, the facilities for tourists though upgraded are still at basic and limited scale. Its limited facilities for tourists are now approaching to a reasonable standard. The road between Tibet and Nepal is not up to standard at places. It is rough, bumpy and full of bends which is often obstructed temporarily during monsoon months. However every effort will be made under the circumstances to ensure a smooth and pleasant trip.

Altitude sickness

Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and could be strenuous. Travelers with known heart or lung or blood diseases should seek doctor’s advice before booking the trip. It is always advisable to drink at least 3 liters of water every day while on the tour.

Clothing accessories:

The weather at this altitude remains cool throughout the year. From October till March, warm clothes such as thermal underwear are required. April till September, light clothes for the day and a warm jacket or a sweater is must for the evenings. The other recommended items are: personal medical first aid kit, water purification tablets (though mineral water can be bought), toilet & tissue papers, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, sleeping bag, dust mask, sun hat, sun glasses and sun block cream.

Head wear:

Head wear is important to keep you warm and to save you from UV as well as above 3,000 meters the UV is strong due to thin air hat or cap will be great as protections; Woolen cap for morning and night time.

Body wear (this all required on your duration of Holiday):

T-shirts, Short Pants, Trousers: Light weight & Heavy weight for cold temperature above 3500m, Wind and water Proof trousers are also suitable for trekking, Track-suit useful for trekking, Lightweight long sleeved shirt (this will save from sunburn as well), Thermal underwear useful for cold at night, Down / Duvet jacket which is essential for trekking above 3000 m, Gloves, water and wind proof wear or Poncho, snow gaiters for Trekkers above 4000m.

Foot wear:

For normal tours and sightseeing a runners and sports shoes is the best, as this involves short walks and climbing on steps also.

For trekking a good comfortable boots if possible water proof (wax polish to be carried on other leather boots and shoes against wet areas and snow) with warm woolen shocks and for leisure walk soft cotton socks.

Equipments:

Daypack: A small rucksack as day to carry your necessary and valuable items; camera, water bottle, money, passport, towel, toiletries items, water proof for the walk and Sleeping Bags and walking poles as options.

Personal:

Camera and batteries, spare passport photos, water bottle, money belt, Torch / Flash Lights, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, Ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Detergents to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

Note:

If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are few on route trekking traveling remote areas.

If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

Food and drinks:

Tibetan cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world. It is always handy to carry dry food and biscuits or anything that can be brewed with hot water such as coffee and drinking chocolate.

Customs:

No prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with custom officials and are of personal use. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese govt. are prohibited.

Insurance Policy:

It is most advisable that clients should have full insurance against medical and personal accidents.

Booking formalities and visa:

Minimum one week is required to book the trip from Kathmandu in advance along with the deposit of your passport for visa process and a full payment of the tour should be done. From overseas, at least 2 weeks with all your personal and passport details are required with payment required as per the company’s rules and regulations.

Cancellation:

Incase of any cancellation of the tour prior to departure, a cancellation policy as per the company’s rules and regulation shall be applied.

Risk and Liability:

Tibet tours are run strictly under TIBET TOURISM BUREAU, we or our agents shall not be responsible for any changes or cancellation of the programs due to road blockade, cancellation of flight, sickness or accident, political unrest etc. Any extras cost thereof shall be borne by the clients.

Time Zone: Beijing Mean Time (GMT + 7:45 Hours). tibet_temprature

Year is divided into 4 different seasons in Tibet – winter, spring, summer and autumn. The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Package cost includes:

Flight fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu, hotel/guest house accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, sightseeing tour as per the itinerary, An English speaking guide, transportation by private vehicle during the tour and monastery entrance fee.

Cost excludes:

Airport departure tax, lunch and dinner, Nepal re-entry visa fee, air ticket reconfirmation charge, personal insurance, emergency evacuation or any charges in case, if required, expenses of personal nature etc.

Travel in Tibet are restricted by the Government of China where visitors can enter in a group wise with proper travel Chinese and Tibetan agencies, where Destination Holidays have counterpart agents to make your travel safe and enjoyable.

Note:

Please don’t forget to check with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not for Tibet and its high altitude destinations.

We also recommend:

A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies:

In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.

List of some recommended items:

Band Aids / Bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Currency:

The official currency in Tibet is Remimbuin Yuan, One Yuan is made up of 100 Zian a smaller unit. There are small bills and coins denominations of one, two, five and ten Yuan and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, Remimbuin Yuan. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Tibet.

Money Exchange:

Bank of China (National Bank) does set the exchange rate and listed into daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity. The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse and so on. Where you can get cash (only Yuan) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 10,000 Yuan day from your Card.

Accommodations:

In Tibet most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.

It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Tibet trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.

Travel / Medical Insurance:

Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Destination Holidays trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trekking & Tours in Tibet.

Tipping & Bargaining:

Tipping in Tibet is not compulsory but it is a way of traditions handed by earlier visitors this might be expected by the guides, porters and Tour Driver, any gratuities for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour. Bargaining is kind of culture, especially in markets when hiring the Local Vehicles, Buying the Jewelries and Local Clothing.

Travel Tip:

You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases.

Passport:

Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements:

Traveling into Tibet are of various means of transportations, as there are many ways to enter the mainland but few entry into Tibet Autominous of China, as China a huge country in Asia, the entry point from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Kajistan, Russia, Mongolia as for Pakistan being a close ally does not require Visa for Pakistan national, however the entry point from Pakistan is limited on the south west of China and Tibet.

On reaching main land China one can enter Tibet via flight, trains or on surface where special entry permit required on entry immigration posts. From India only one points from western Tibet only for pilgrimage purpose to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover. For those who travel into Tibet from Nepal, must obtain the permits and Visa from Nepal through Chinese Embassy. Please note that; Once the visa is issued, it will not be amended, revalidated and visa fees will not be refunded.

There are two types of visa:

For groups in name list papers with two copies one for entry and other for exit, For individual gets in their passport with much formalities and extra fees as per one nationality

Requirement for Visa is as follows:

Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form. Two PP size Photograph.

Please also note that most of the western and Asian countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indian Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points.

Tibet Visa and travel permits update:

TTB-Tibet Tourism Bureau that the Tibet permit application commenced from March 23rd 2015 much earlier this year in comparison with previous years.

Tibet travel permits policy:

For the upcoming Tibet tour season, Destination Holidays accept Tibet tour booking for entry date from April onward (Kailash and Lake Manasarover travel permits are allowed for group size no less than 3 people with the same nationality.

This is subject to change and we will keep travelers informed, to avoid urgent permits policy change and permits delivery, we still suggest foreign tourists confirm a Tibet trip at least 3-4 weeks in advance.

Entry validity:

The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Tibet which is six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension:

A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Lhasa Immigration Office for a total of 2 weeks. Over the course of a visa stated, a tourist cannot stay in Tibet more than the days obtained.

Tibet travel documents general information:

Chinese Visa, which can be applied in Chinese Embassy from respective country (If you go to Tibet via mainland China).

Please be aware that: if you enter Tibet from Nepal, no China visa but Tibet Group visa is needed.

Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit

(TTB-Tibet Entry Permit), which you have to obtain in order to enter Tibet by flight otherwise you will be rejected to get boarding pass, meanwhile for train to Tibet, sometimes they also check original TTB permit even though most cases a photo copy of the permits works. This is for Entry to Tibet.

Alien’s Travel Permit

(PSB-ATP) when you are planning to travel to the ‘unopened’ areas in Tibet. The other ones are Tibet military permits, foreign affairs permits, Tibet tour guide’s license permit, Drivers license and working certificates, vehicle transportation permits, border passing permits, etc.

Necessary Tibet Travel Documents

A: Passport

All individuals entering Tibet must hold a passport valid for at least six months.

B: China Visa or Tibet Group Visa.

Entering Tibet via Mainland China, firstly you need to apply China visa for entry to China Tibet is part of China, under the Chinese Central Government’s Sovereignty. Thus to travel from China to Tibet, you have to obtain a China Visa before getting to Tibet. Visas for individual travel in China are very easy to get from most Chinese embassies. Most Chinese embassies and consulates will issue a standard 30-day, single entry tourist visa in three to five working days (an ‘L’ Visa means travel).

Tips when you apply for a China visa to Tibet:

You’d better not mention Tibet or any places in Tibet such as Lhasa, Everest as your travel destination when applying for China visa (China Embassy in Kathmandu is the exceptional) because you may be refused by stating that you will go there. Otherwise, you need to get a Tibet Permit beforehand and apply for a China visa with it then which gets more complicated.

Entering Tibet via Nepal by land or air:

If you want to enter Tibet from Nepal, you have to get your TIBET GROUP VISA from Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, no matter whether you have already Chinese visa or not.

Tibet Group Visa A 4 size sheet of paper, with all members of the tour and their passport numbers, date of birth and occupations listed. The dates of entry and exit are precisely mentioned. Usually, the visa is valid for the length of the trip you have booked but it’s possible to get visa for few additional days, for stay in Lhasa only. There will be two original copies of Group Visa, one for immigration at the entry and one for exit. We can easily help you with the Tibet Group visa application.

Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permits-Tibet Entry permits

Tibet Entry permits first page and second page covering your travel info and names, etc. Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permits are necessary for entry to Lhasa or any other part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and are obtained through tour operators as part of arrangements for travel; A T.T.B. permit does not obviate the need for an Aliens’ Travel Permit for any closed areas that may be visited. After you decide to travel with us, we will help you to obtain your Tibet Travel Permits. It will be quite simple for you, just need to send us:

Full name | Gender | Date of birth | Passport number | Nationality | Occupation

Also, we need the photos copies of passport and Chinese visa by email attachment or fax.

Note:

If you want to do a Tibet overland tour from Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai or Xinjiang province to Tibet, you must get the PSB permit before your tour starts.

Each Travelers / Clients Solely are Responsible for Obtaining all necessary Visa. Country entry regulations can be changed, Destination Holidays does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Safe Travel:

Do not take unnecessary valuables with you, a money belt, or similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.

Do Not leave any valuables in hotel rooms, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk. Pickpockets are not common in Tibet but it can happen, especially in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.

Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Departure Tax:

International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket from Nepal. However If you are flying with in the country, there are some departure tax inclusive with air tickets.

Cancellation:

Incase of any cancellation of the tour prior to departure, a cancellation policy as per the company’s rules and regulation shall be applied.

Risk and Liability:

Tibet tours are run strictly under TIBET TOURISM BUREAU, we or our agents shall not be responsible for any changes or cancellation of the programs due to road blockade, cancellation of flight, sickness or accident, political unrest etc. Any extras cost thereof shall be borne by the clients.

Voltage:

Electricity in Tibet / China is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adepter which will be useful to charge your batteries.

Drug Policy:

Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.

Water:

You should not drink the water from the tap in Tibet because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a day, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Photography:

Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos. Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offence by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details:

Destination Holidays Pvt. Ltd.

Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal. Mobile: 9851196875, 00977-1-4782296 Email:info@destholiday.com Website:www.destholiday.com/contact-us

Note:

This tour operated by Destination Holidays. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.

Trips Highlights:

  1. On the roof of the world with awesome sceneries of Tibetan landscapes.
  2. Views of world highest mountains with Everest North Face
  3. Crossing picturesque high passes in the shade of Himalayan peaks.
  4. Cultural & famous monasteries tour of Tibet great cities Lhasa and Shigatse.
  5. Exciting scenic flight with interesting overland drive back.
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Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit


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Annapurna Base Camp Rapid (Short) Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Rapid (Short) Trek


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Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge


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Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lakes Trek


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Everest View & Annapurna Sunrise Trek


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Everest View Trekking


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