Tibet Travel through Nepal is one of the most beautiful journeys that you will ever take in your life time. For any one with a travel-tibet mindset, you can visit Tibet only as a part of a tour. One option is definitely the drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa. It is about 1000KM journey. You will travel 200 miles along the Arniko highway in Nepal. From there you will be travelling to Lhasa for about 800KM on Highway 318 of China. This route crosses three passes over 5000 meters. Along the way you will also see 5 of the world's tallest peaks. This includes Mount Everest and Lhotse.
There are many Tibet Travel tour options. One of them is a eight day trip. There is a five day drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa. You spend two nights in Lhasa and on the eighth day, you leave Lhasa. You can drive out but most people opt to fly to their next destination.
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Here are some pointers for the traveler:
1. When to book your tour Tibet trip?
Tour can be organized by a travel agency in Kathmandu. The best is to get to Kathmandu first and then book your trip. Booking from anywhere else, even with-in Nepal can be more expensive.
2. Does the tour of Tibet differ based on which travel agency you book from?
The answer is No. All tours are handled by the Chinese Government. The tour agencies in Nepal are only the middle person. No point in trying to figure out the trip details. The end result is the same. The price differs from agency to agency. Your best bet is to negotiate on price and not the trip details.
3. What is the purpose of the travel agency in Kathmandu?
They help only with: a. get you visa b. make the necessary payment to the Chinese Government and c. take you to the Tibetan border. Tibet Travel the easy way through these organized tours.
4. How is the trip handled Tibet Travel?
The Chinese Government will assign Tibet Travel guides for each group.
5. What does the the Tibet Travel entail?
The tour should include all your accommodation during the trip. Transportation from Kathmandu to Lhasa. An English speaking guide provided by the Chinese Government. Entrance to the monasteries along the way including the Potala Palace.
6. What towns lie along the route?
On the Nepal side you will travel through historic towns of Banepa, Dolalghat and Lamosangu along the Arniko Highway.
On the Tibetan side as you travel to Tibet, you will travel through Quxu, Shigatse, Tingri and Nyalam. Zhangmu is the border town with Nepal. Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet. This is also the place where Panchen Lama used to reside.
7. What food will be provided along the way?
Because of the high altitude and low precipitation, Barley is grown abundantly. You will find eggs and bread for Breakfast in most hotels. There are also many Tibetan and Chinese restaurants that you can visit.
8. What are the costs for the tibet tour?
Each travel agency has their own rate. The service provided also depends on the price charged. The cheaper tours may not have the same amenities as a more expensive tour.
The above are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) for any one who would like to Tibet Travel. Please send us an email for any questions that you may have. We will be glad to respond via email or my phone number:
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