From Kathmandu to Lhasa

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Dates 3 May '12 to 10 May '12

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 400 - 1,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name From Kathmandu to Lhasa

Beginning of May, we (René (19) and Rike (20) from Germany) want to go to Tibet on a (more or less) low budget trip, but the everywhere-provided tour doesn't sound good to us.
We could find a Travel Agency who offered us to just organize a guide (what is necessary 'cause of Chinese rules), 4WD, Visa and permits. The rest (program(!), accommodation, food, entrance fees, etc) we could organize ourselves (and keep as low as possible of course).
To make such a tour 'low budget' (let's be clear here: 20-50U$/day and person is necessary for Tibet!) we need to find 2+ more persons.
For our itinerary we tried to take two smaller Monasteries (for an idea of the 'real' mstry life) and only two of the more famous mstries. Also we tried to keep our time to Lhasa as small as possible (without rushing) to keep the rent&petrol for the 4WD low.
Our rough itinerary looks like this:
Day one: Kathmandu to Tingri
-Tonga-la&La Lung-la pass
Day two: Tingri to Shigatse
-Two smaller mstry (Chöde Monastry & Phuntsoling Mstry)
-One bigger mstry (Tashilhumpo)
Day three: Shigatse to Gyanste
Day four: Gyanse to Lhasa
-Evening walk through the city
Day five:
-(Potala Palace)
-Lhasa program to be continued
Day six: Daytrip to Nam-tso (saltlake)

Maybe we could also stay one or two more days in Lhasa, maybe even with seperate program.
WE will leave then to Chengdo (China), you would have to organize your further travels yourself (but the agency would of course like to help you ($$), but you need a ticket before we leave Nepal).
Also we are VERY open to changes, ideas, etc! Again: Date is also not fixed!!!

If you want to know more don't hesitate to contact us: (+977) 980 698 7707 or rene[dot]vollmer at (Please contact as soon as possible!)
We can meet in our small flat (in Kathmandu/Patan) to plan together!

From Kathmandu to Lhasa

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krihna Dear Rene and friend,
Thank you for your sharing idea to go Tibet. Yes, I am a trekking and travel company and operating this type of tour into tibet several time. You can;t follow your itinerary to go there and you must follow our itinerary for the fixdeparture trip. It will takes 8 days and we can not choose the plan our self. If you want to go through you plan we must have a private tour and it will be more costly. So if you follow this programme it will be cheap for you people.
Day 1 kathmandu to frienship Border and after custom formalities drive to Nylam Over night at lodge.
Day 2 Nylam to Tingri for lunch and keep drive to Sigaste O/N.
Day 3 Sigastse to Lhatse O/N.
Day 4 Lhatse to Gyantse O/N.
Day 5 Gyantse to Lhasa O/N.
Day 6 full day in Lhasa for sight seeing in following places Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and flourishing Barkhor Street..
Day 7 Today we will bring you to the Norbulingka Park, the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery.
Day 8 departure to Airport or train station.

If you want to includes it with Namtso lake then we need 2 more days and you can buy this trip on your upon arrivals.
In our above tour we offers you guide,Permit,Visa,Transport,Bed and breakfast,Monastery entry fee, Sight seeing as per our itinerary,Travel document,Train ticket/Airticket.
Extra is lunch and dinner. If you are interested please let me know, I always have a best offer for you. Krishna cell 9841485631

6 years ago
FC That is not quite correct! We found an agency who offered us to just charge us for guide, 4WD, permits and Visa. We would be able to organize the rest ourselves. Of course this is more expensive than the fixed departure trip - but if we can find 2+ more people we can actually get an effordable price. BTW: You don't need a guide/4WD/special permit once you reached the Lhasa district. Just the "normal" Tibet-permit. Don't let travel agencies rip you off (at least not completly)!
6 years ago
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Greater Asia


  • Tibet
  • Chöde Monastry & Phuntsoling Mst
  • Nam-tso
  • Potala Palace
  • Jokhang
  • Kumbum-Chörten
  • Tashilhumpo
  • Tonga-La


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