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Tibet Culture Tour

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    Grade ***** (Very Strenuous)
    This tour is suitable for anyone with a strong level of fitness and for those with a keen sense of adventure. A pre-trip fitness campaign is recommended, as you will enjoy the experience much more. You must be in good physical condition and be able to do dirt road Bus, land cruiser, truck drive for 5 – 7 hours over hilly terrain. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. Most visitors to Tibet will suffer from at least some symptoms that will generally disappear through acclimatization in several hours to several days.

Trip Duration

12 Days.

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Trip Budget

USD 1350

Tibet Culture Tour

Lhasa is the best touristic destination of Tibet, which offers the most astonishing landscapes on planet. Friendship border is the main getaway to Tibet and Lhasa tour, and there is also possible to fly in and out from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

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Overview

Lhasa is the best touristic destination of Tibet, which offers the most astonishing landscapes on planet. Friendship border is the main getaway to Tibet and Lhasa tour, and there is also possible to fly in and out from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Driving to border and continue by Tibetan car from friendship border, along the road visit many monasteries including Tashulungpo at Shigaste, Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse.

The road scenario offers you peek of both Nepali and Tibetan culture, along the road you will passes tiny village of Tibetan, awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Turquoise lake is the highlighted lake of the trip. Lasha is a city, which charming is the wealth of cultural interests. You will get adequately opportunity to explore the Tibet including Lhasa and other towns.

  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Tibet
  • Destination: Lhasa & Potala Palace.
  • Max. Altitude:5220 Meters.
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: ATAH-TCT
  • Group size: Min.5 / Max. 25
  • Activities : Tour & Sightseeing.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Our Airports representative welcomes at Airport and transfers to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing in Kathmandu (1345)

    The day beings with a meeting and introducing with the trek and tour guide. About 8 am we organize the meeting in your hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek, and your trek guide will suggest you gears what you have. In meeting you need to bring, original passport, three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. And also we will bring your attention to clear the due amount, if any and legal and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimers.
    Sightseeing will starts after the meeting and your breakfast; the trip includes the guide, and private tourist vehicle. Day tour covers the most important religious and popular royal palace such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is a worlds most popular Hindu temple, and also the place of crimination lies on the bank of a holy river called Bagmati where Hindu holy people; Sadhu meditating, pilgrims bathing. The process of crimination is burn the dead body with firewood and ghee. Bouddhanath Stupa is one the biggest Buddhist shrine of the worlds, where you can see the monks are praying in monasteries surrounding the stupa. And the next spot for the day is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is famous with name of Fifty-Five Windows Durbar; its architect designs mesmerized the peoples. Main attractions of the durbar are The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes the different kinds of pots.
    After back to the hotel, you will have few hours for your last shopping for trek and exploration the Thamel city, one of the busiest touristic town of Kathmandu.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Drive Kathmandu to Nepal/China Friendship Bridge, and onto Nyalam (3,750m)

    Early morning leave the hotel and drive to Friendship border through the Araniko Highway. You will be stopped at Dhulikhel for breakfast and Kodari for lunch. Once you finished customs formalities then drive to Nyalam.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 04
    Drive to Lhatse (4,350m)

    Today you will drive uphill to the highest plateau of the earth, from where you can see the breathtaking panoramic views of Nepal Tibetan Himalaya including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt. Sishapagma (8009m) and from the Tingri, you can see the superb view of Mt. Everest, continue to Lhaste.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 05
    Drive to Xigatse (3,900m)

    Today you will cross the Gyatchula Pass ( 5220m), which is the highest pass of the trek, it is also junction to Mt. Kailash road.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 06
    Drive to Gyantse (3,900m)

    The day trip begins with visiting the Panchen Lamss Tsahilhmphu Monastery and drive to Gyantse visit Kumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 07
    Drive to Lhasa (3,650m)

    Today you will drive to Lhasa via Karola, Kambal, Ya dork Lake and then cross the Tibetan lifeline river Bramhaputra, reach to Lhasa.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 08
    Guided Tour in Lhasa

    Today you will visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 09
    Guided Tour in Lhasa

    Your whole day will be spending by visiting Potala Palace and the Drepung Monastery.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 10
    Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu

    Today the trip of Lasha will be end so early morning drive to Gongar and fly out to Kathmandu.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 11
    Leisure day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner

    Today you will have free day in Kathmandu. In the evening a guide will pick you up and takes to a Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner. If you can extend the holidays you will get cheapest tours in Kathmandu, you can do Mt. Flight, a day cycling, white water rafting, bungee jumping etc.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 12
    Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure

    The trip ends, a guide will pick you up from hotel and take you to the international airport in a private tourist vehicle.


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Trip Includes

  1. Airport -Hotel-Airport pick up & drop by a private tourist vehicle
  2. Three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu,
  3. Basic hotel accommodation during Tibet tour.
  4. All Sightseeing by a professional tour guide with driver and private tourist vehicle in both country
  5. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all tour staffs and driver.
  6. Kodari boarder transfer by private tourist vehicle
  7. The entry fees of Temples, Monuments, museums during the sightseeing in both country Nepal and Tibet.
  8. Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  9. Tibet Visa and Permits.
  10. Support vehicle during the tour in Tibet.
  11. Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lhasa.
  12. All our government taxes.
  13. Official expense.

Trip Exclude

  1. Meals exclude breakfast while in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in Tibet
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  3. International airfare.
  4. Nepal entry visa , you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  5. Personal expenses, including clothing and equipments
  6. Tips for the staffs.(Tipping is expected)
  7. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.

  • Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  • Occasional loss of hunger.
  • Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  • Periodic breathing.
  • Runny nose.
  • Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  • Dizziness.


Minor AMS Symptoms


The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  • Hard to breath
  • Dizziness
  • Dry raspy cough
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of hunger
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Mild headache


What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  • If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  • If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  • If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  • If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  • If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.


Serious AMS Symptoms

The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  • Severe headache.
  • Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  • Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  • Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  • Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  • Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  • Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  • Marked blueness of face and lips.
  • High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  • Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse


Dangerous cases of AMS


High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)


The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  • Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  • Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  • Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
  • Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  • Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  • Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  • Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit

First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-Aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  • Gel hand cleaner.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

Initial

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  7. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  8. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


Hand

  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.


Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!


Lower Body – Legs

  1. Two pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
  5. A pair cotton pants
  6. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


Feet

  1. At least two pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers
  3. Sandals are optional for the trek.


Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea

 

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


Optional

  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos


The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note:
The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu City tour
  • Scenic drives Kathmandu
  • Nepal/China Friendship Bridge
  • Scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA 5,220 meters.
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the roof of the world.
  • Sightseeing tour in LHASA.
  • Scenic flight from LHASA to KATHMANDU.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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