Useful information before joining this trip
Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote high Tibetan land, we cannot guarantee it. The health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. if there are some additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances, this to be deal by the clients by them self.
This overland tour is a group departure tour to Tibet so the group size is depends on how many are signing up. Usually in our group, the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 15 persons or more on request. For single travelers, we do also organize the trip with single supplement but it is suggested to join this tour at any of our fixed group departure as we can depart tour at 2 times in a week, Tuesday and Saturday.
This overland Journey to the Lhasa is not difficult, does not involve any walking/hiking as this tour is designed completed by comfortable four wheel drive. As you know this tour drive up to 4350m, so it is essential that you having a moderate health and moderate fitness to plan this tour. Previous hiking or walking is not necessary; it is an additional benefit if you have but over all required a positive attitude and strong determination of the trip. However we advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling to this tour and request to report us while booking a tour with us.
Our Tour Staffs
For this tour, there will be one Tibetan tour Guide and driver during the Tibet visit. Our Tibetan tour guides are professional and experienced but note that Tibet is china dominant country so sometimes your Tibetan guides are not as friendly as your Nepalese guides. However they having a very good knowledge of the tour you will be undertaking and treat you well during your entire journey. Our Tour guide is trained, certified and licensed from TTB (Tibet Tourism Board).
Pre trip meeting
We will have pre trip meeting of our entire Tibet tour at a day earlier than your tour starts from kathmandu. Meeting will be at 5:00 PM at our central office located in Kathmandu, Nepal. All the trip briefing and remaining payments of the trip will be settled by the same time.
Meals and Accommodation
This tour is inclusive with bed and breakfast. While in tour, we provide the twin sharing accommodation. Your accommodation in Lhasa and Gyantse will be deluxe, Sighaste hotel is a tourist standard and accommodation at Nylam and Lhatse will be basic guest house. This is a transit way to Lhasa so for the first two nights’ accommodation are relatively poor than other days, as they are the only options available for touring groups at this route.
Our entire Tibet tours are with the breakfast basis. You do have to look after your lunch and dinner by yourself but no worries, there are a lots of Tibetan/ Chinese restaurant for your foods at the every places you will overnight and you may have different choice of the food as well. You may estimate approx of US$-15 to 20 dollars for you lunch and dinner per day.
Your hotel in Kathmandu do not includes in the tour but you may ask us to reserve and we would assist you to book your hotel in Kathmandu as per your preferred budget on additional cost.
Clothing and Equipment
For your traveling to Tibet, it is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travelling time. Basically, we suggest bringing clothes based on season and altitude. During the trip you'll needed down, medium fabrics and good hiking shoe. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel to Tibet with us:
A pair of light hiking/trekking boots depend on your season and altitude, a pair of sandals, 2 pairs of woolen socks and some pair of hiking socks, 1 medium poly pro shirt, 1 pile jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 woolen hat , a pair of sunglasses, a pair of glove with liner, a pair of woolen gloves, one day bag, sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 25 and sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30, some reading books (optional), 1 walkman (optional) and music tapes (optional), a one liter water bottle, 1 flash light with few sets of batteries, 1 sleeping bag (-5 to -20) depends on your season and altitude, few t-shirts and few long and warm trousers, one wind and water proof trouser, rain poncho, nail cutter, Swiss knives etc. are the recommended to bring with you. Also most of the equipments can buy or hire in Kathmandu.
Our Tibet tour is designed specially with keeping maximum days en route while driving to high elevation so nothing to be worried.
Travel insurance is most essential for travelling to Tibet; which protect your financial securities and compensate your lost property as well as life security. Please make sure that you are bringing a copy of your travel insurance and report this to us during your pre-trip meeting with us at our head office in Kathmandu before the tour starts on following day morning. Travel insurance should cover any emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses for your Tibet trip.
Climate and Weather
Climate in Tibet is totally different than climate in Nepal. As Tibet is a rain shadow part of the Himalayas, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time to travel to Tibet is from March to the beginning of November, but among them, August and September are the most recommended. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there any time of the year. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. The thin air can neither block off nor retain heat so that the temperature extremes can be met in daytime and the same night respectively in Tibet.
Passport and Visa Requirements & permit
Before you traveling, check your passport and validity date. You most require a valid passport to visit Tibet. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. We most require your copy of your passport details either fax it or scan copy to our email during your booking of Tibet tour with us through which we would make your Tibet travel permit in advance.
For making your Chinese visa/Tibet visa; Chinese embassy require your original passport to obtain the Chinese visa which we do upon on your arrival in Kathmandu and even if you have already obtained Chinese visa from your homeland county this visa doesn't work travelling to Tibet from Nepal side so we have to get you a new Tibet/china visa and your previously existing visa will be cancelled. Recently, Chinese embassy in Kathmandu is providing visa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so you should arrive at least two days in prior to Kathmandu before departing to Tibet tour.
Your Tibet traveling permit and your Chinese visa will be valid for approx of 2 weeks to 21 days and within that timeframe, you have to exit from this country. Please do write us if you traveling to mainland to china so you would required longer visa. Individual visa to Tibet is not possible if you not taking any tours; your Tibet/Chinese visa is a group visa along with the groups. Always keep your passport with you and check your original visa while entering to Tibet and leaving this beautiful country after your tours ends.
Nepal vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfill our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.
How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment and passport photo copy.
The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.
We wish you a wonderful Tibet tour with us!