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Kathmandu - Lhasa - Ali - Kailash Tour (By Fly in Fly Out) - 11 Days

Kathamandu - Lhasa Tibet is more easy to get there, visitors who have time more than two weeks time to travel in western Tibet Ali Goge Kingdom. Before five years the friendship highway between Nepal - Tibet was a bit harder to drive. Now a days the road have fully constructed well. But you have to fly one way from Kathamandu to Lhasa or fly back from Lhasa to Kathamandu.

In Lhasa there are famous sakyapa and Mingmapa Buddhist monastries. Among this the Potala palace was very old monument, where spent 14 th re-incarnation of the Dalai Lamas. By political evacuated by People Repulic of China the palace was as like a museum since 1954 for the locals. Tibet Tourism Board was eastabilished since 1989 than it was fully opened for the western visitors. Shera Monastry on norhtern part of city, Ganden Monastry on southern part of capital city Lhasa are more popular and very old monuments. Gyantse, the day drive from Lhasa on the way have very old Khumbum Chorten and castle are very famous. Shigatse is another beautiful quite and clean city where is situated famous Panchen Lamas palace and his temple called Tashi Lompo. Sakya where is situated Sakyapa Gompas. Nyalam another place near Nepal border line fiinally to get nepal has a famous Milarpas Cave, where spritual leader Padmasambhava was mediatated final departure from Tibet during his religious tour to focusing Budhism in Tibet on the way to Nepal and India.

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Itinerary: Kathmandu-Lhasa-Ali-Kailash Tour (By Fly in Fly Out) - 11 Days

Day 01: Katmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival, our representative will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel, Program briefing at the evening, dinner, overnight stay in Katmandu.

Day 02: Katmandu  - Early morning optional Himalayan mountain flight tour. After breakfast start to Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel and rest of the day is free for shopping and packing, overnight stay in Katmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa at Gongger airport, Meet the group at the airport by the guide and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Sightseeing tour of the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Fly to Ali airport. Drive to Darchen. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 06: Drive to Serchong. Trek to Dirapuk. Overnight at Camp

Day 07: Trek to Zhuthulpuk. Overnight at Camp

Day 08: End Kailash Kora. Drive to Chui Gompa, Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar.

Day 09: Drive to Pulan, Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost: Ask for Quotation
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Cost includes:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu as above the Itinerary.
  • Twin Sharing accommodation in tented camps and guest houses as per itinerary on full board basis during camping & on bed and breakfast from Lhasa to Ali.
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa-Ali return flight cost.
  • Tibet China Visa fees,
  • Transportation by Luxury Coach/
  • All trekking equipment such as two men tent, dinning tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tents, sleeping mattresses, camp chairs tables, all food stuff.
  • Gamow bags (life saving device in case of altitude sickness).
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • Monastery entrance fees, portable oxygen cylinders in case of emergency.
  • Yak and Yak man for equipment and kitchen utensils only for Parikrama.
  • Travel permit to kailash.

Cost does not include:

  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home
  • Lunch and Dinner in Lhasa and up to Ali
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/Horse herder)
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

MODEL OF PAYMENTS

  • 20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with the copy of passport of client.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.
  • 20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.
  • 15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.
  • 10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.
  • 07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.

IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:

Clothing:
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take:
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

Health:
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness:
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

Currency:
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.

Risks & Liability:
Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GROUP SIZE
  • Our group size is minimum 25 pax in group joining basis and minimum 5 pax in pravet tour basis. No limitation for maximum group size..
ACCOMODATION
While in Nepal clients will stay in twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. . In Tibet the accommodation will be tents with a bathing tent or very simple guest houses (when available) with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
TIBET PERMIT AND VISA
  1. Tibet is Autonomous region of China. So you will not get the special permit and Visa for Tibet directly In your country. You have to proceed for permit and Visa for Tibet through our Agency.
  2. We must receive scan copy of your passport at least 35 days prior to arrival in gateway cities (Kathmandu or Lhasa). Passport must be same as scan copy and valid for more than 6 months.
  3. We request to dispatch the original passport at our delhi office for indian passport holders 15 days prior to arrive in Kathmandu and other than indian passport holders must spend at least 2 nights in Kathmandu to issue Tibet visa. They will also require to bring 2 passport size photos. We shall send client "Chinese embassy visa form" well in advance to be fill up by each client which can either sent to us by email or can be collected upon arrival.
  4. Those who entry Lhasa from mainland China are requested to obtain Chinese visa in their home country and we will organize Tibet permit and handover it through our agent in Lhasa.
  5. Chinese visa will be valid for China mainland only, do not bring Chinese visa if you are entering Tibet from Kathmandu.If you obtained Chinese visa the chinese ambassy will cancel mainland visa during your journey to Tibet.
  6. We supply detail information and briefing upon arrival.
MONEY AND THINGS TO BE CARRIED
  1. Indian Rupees are not accepted in Tibet. We will assist to exchange the amount to Yuan (Chinese Currency) for you upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
  2. The official Chinese currency used by the Tibetans is circulated in denominations (notes) of 1,2,5,10,100 Yuan. 1 Yuan is equivalent to approximately INR 11. It is advisable to carry Chinese Yuan to avoid unhealthy rates and futile bargaining at the Kodari Border or at Zhangmu.
  3. The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
  4. Important Note: Carring INR 1000 & INR 500 denomanation are limited up to INR 25,000 in Nepal according to the rule of NRB.Indian Passport & Election (Voter) ID card are only the valid Identification proof to entry Nepal by air. other valid ID proof are also accepted to entry Nepal by overland.
OUTER AND INNER KORA
  • Outer kora means parikrama of Kailash Parvat in 3 days. The regular Overland and Helicopter trips are actually only outer kora which is easy to complete. Inner kora means  parikrama of Nandi Parvat and visit tirtha puri, saptarishi cave including kailash parbat. However it is more challenging and adventures than outer kora.
BRIEFING AND ORIENTATION
Our team would be more than willing to provide all the information about the pilgrimage whenever required by you. We have a well-trained and hospitable team to accompany you in Tibet. Our friendly and courteous staff will always serve you with a smiling face. Our staff and guides are all experienced having scaled peaks over 8000 mts. Our official manager will provide the group briffing in Kathmandu before comencing the trip. The team leader accompanying you on your trip to Tibet will conduct a complete briefing and re-examination of your accessories on your arrival in Kathmandu. Any last minute alterations or additions can be taken care of in Kathmandu. 
RISKS AND LIABILITY
  • Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow fall, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
  • CIPSC (China Indian Pilgrims’ Service Center)  has an athority to handle travel arrangements & fix rates for the Indian pilgrims in Tibet side.
TRANSPORTATION AND AIR SERVICE

Nepal Side: 

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for Airport pickup drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  2. We could provide standard non AC Tourist Coach for Kathmandu to Kodari Boarder and VV due to road condtion..
  3. We provide Kathmandu - Nepalganj - Simikot and return by fixed wing and Simikot - Hillsa and return by charter helicopter for heli kailash yatra.

Tibet Side:

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for the entire journey of Tibet.
  2. We also provide supporting Truck to carry luggage and equipments.
  3. We provide one escorting Jeep during entire journey of Tibet.
  4. Jeep or Van can be provided at extra cost
PAYMENT DETAILS

Please use any of following Bank accounts for your convenience.
Telegraphic transfer to Samrat Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd.

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P.O. Box 20590, Kathmandu, Nepal. Tel: +977-1-4250202, 4250359
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Paying Bank : Nepal SBI Bank Limited
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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  1. Please ask your bank to advise payment to either Bank by authenticated Tested Telex message. Use one of the bank above with correct company address.
  2. During transfer, the transfer service charges are sender's responsibility, please make sure we could receive the actual amount invoiced with your bank.
  3. TO ENSURE YOUR TRANSFER ACCURACY, Any inefficient or inaccurate transfer may delay the reservation procedures. Deposit are required to guarantee at time of reservation.
  4. To avoide high transfer service charges, you can made payments by Credit Card (we accept all credit cards) at anytime.
CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENTS
  • Sleeping Bag down with inside extra cove
  • Down Jacket, Polar fleece, Light quilted.
  • Pure wool and thick cotton socks
  • Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination.
  • Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts.
  • Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)
  • Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves.
  • Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals
  • Sun / Snow glasses
  • Towels-including small hand towel.
  • Hot water bottle.
  • Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep your personal belongings.
  • Rain coat with hood.
  • Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest.
  • Torch with spare cells & bulbs
  • Video camera: - as per the interest.
  • Binoculars.
  • Plastic mug/whistle.
  • Swiss knife ( multi purpose)
  • First aid box / personal medicine
  • Walking stick
FITNESS AND HEALTH
Those in good health should have no difficulty traveling to this region. Due to the high altitude of this area, travelers may experience the effect of altitude sickness, which is characterized by mild headaches, nausea and loss of appetite. Altitude sickness can be reduced by frequently drinking non-alcoholic liquids such as water and juice, 3 to 4 litres a day. Travelers are reminded to protect themselves from the strong sun light which can cause sun burn. Those with health conditions including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and cardiac problems should seek doctor's approval before embarking on this journey.
MOBILE OR PHONE AT TIBET
We understand the importance of being in touch with your dear and near ones.You could leave behind our office contact details with your family back home incase of any urgency. Our office will ensure that your messages are conveyed.PCO are available at all our halt destinations except at Mansarovar and Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk. Your cellphone too will be accessible except for the 3 places mentoned. Kindly check the international roaming charges applicable on your network. The daily movement of the touring group will be updated on our website, and a notification will be sent on the email address provided by you.

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