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8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour

Nov.-Mar. From USD 998
Apr.-Oct. From USD 1050
1. Based on double occupancy.
2. Comfortable hotels in cities and guesthouses in some remote places.
3. Flight and train are not included.
4. Tour cost is only for reference, please inquire for detailed quotation.
5. The more people, the cheaper cost.
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  • 8 days and 7 nightsTrip Length:
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    In order to make it easier for you to choose the right trip, we have graded our trips with certain Trip Level System from 1 to 4 according to the degree of activities and altitude. We have also suggested the most suitable groups or individuals for each Trip Level.
    In the Trip Overview of each itinerary there is also a brief description of what the Trip is like.
    Our staffs at the Explore Tibet are always happy to answer any questions you have and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests and level of fitness.
    1. Easy
    Light walking and hiking that is suitable for all level of fitness, generally altitude range between 3500m/9800ft to 4000m/13000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids and senior groups.

    2. Moderate
    May included moderate level of hiking, biking, horse riding and maximum altitude of 5000m/16000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids bigger than 12 years, individual having average level for fitness.

    3. Moderate to Strenuous
    May include high altitude hiking up to 6 hours, long hour driving and sometimes overnight at around 5000m/16000ft, require a moderately high level of fitness, camping and basic lodging facility.
    Suitable for adult family, individuals physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.

    4. Strenuous
    May include high altitude trekking and mountaineering, camping and basic lodging facilities, altitude range from 3600m/9800ft to 6000m/19000ft.
    Suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.

    Trip Level:
  • Inquiry Tailor-Made
8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour was closed since the deadly earthquake in Kathmand in April 2015, recently Tibet tourism bureau announced the opening of the border for foreign travelers and it bring dreams of many travelers around the world, before 2015, the Tibet overland group tour was one of the best selling Tibet tours.
This Tibet overland tour includes couple of days in Lhasa see the world famous archtecture Potala palace, World heritage Jokhang temple, livelyhood Tibetan cultural street Bakhor and other monastic colleges, then after the acclimatization in Lhasa, the tour start heading toward great Himalayans, an overnight at the Everest Base Camp will remark this tour as once in a lifetime experiences with picturesque of the world highest peak Mt Everest (8848m) right in front of your eyes, after seeing the sunrise of the Everest, you will slowly going down to Gyirong valley, which is also known as Kyirong, where it has lower altitude and sub-tropical climate. This overland group tour ends at the Nepal Tibet border, Kyirong/Gyirong border and then cross the border to Nepal. You will get Nepal visa at the arrival. The Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is one of the most adventurous tours in Tibet.
Is Everest Base Camp closed? actually it is never closed and Rongbuk monastery is just at Everest Base Camp, you can check details of the rumor that says Everest Base Camp was closed.
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Days Trip Outline Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m) Pick up and transfer to hotel, rest at hotel. Tashi Takgye / Heritage hotel
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor streetJohkang TemplePotala Palace Tashi Takgye / Heritage hotel
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Sera MonasteryDrepung Monastery Tashi Takgye / Heritage hotel
Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m), 350km, approx 7hrs Yamdrok LakeKarola GlacierKumbum Stupa Manasarovar/Gesar Hotel
Day 5 Shigatse- Sakya - Shegar (4200m), 290km, approx 6hrs Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Sakya monastery Tibet Roof of World Grand Hotel
Day 6 Shegar - EBC (5100m), 110km, approx 2.5hrs Everest Base CampRongbuk monastery EBC guesthouse
Day 7 EBC - Old Tingri - Gyirong/Kyirong (3680m), 350km, approx 6hrs Mt. Shishapama, Peikutso lake, Kyirong Valley Kyirong Local hotel
Day 8 Depart from Tibet Border Gyirong Port send off to the Gyirong Border and leave to KTM  

If you want to have a single room during the hotel nights or no one else sharing the room with you, then you need to pay the single room supplement fee, please check the single room supplement fee as in the below table;

 Months   Cost of single room supplement fee in USD 
Jan - Jun and Sept - Dec   USD161
Jul and Aug  USD194

Fixed Departure Dates

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  • *Last Updated: 2019.04.03
  • *Source: Bank of China
Departure Dates Price(per person) /Status
Tour Cost Included:
- All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
- Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary;
- Vehicle and guide entrances for the Everest Natural Reserve;
- Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included), See vehicle photos here;
- Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
- Lodging: Comfortable class hotel: Tashi Takgye hotel / Tashi Noda hotel in Lhasa, Gesar hotel in Shigatse and local distinguished tent guesthouse at EBC, local comfortable hotel in Kyirong;
- Free shuttle Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning (Check shuttle bus frequency below);
- Bottle water;
- A mobile with local SIM card for the group ( it can receive international call and text messages also);
- Oxygen: One big Oxygen tank in the car (4L or 7L);

- Meals: only breakfast is included ;
- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
- First aid kit;
Tour Cost Excluded:
 -Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended to buy from your home country before you leave);
- Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
- International and domestic flight/train tickets.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and tickets availability with our travel consultant);
- Meals - lunches and dinners, averagely a meal in Tibet cost around USD5 per person;
- Gratuities for the guide and driver.

To get to Lhasa, you can take the panoramic flight over the Himalayas from mainland China or Kathmandu, or the stunning rain journey to Lhasa, which crosses the high Tanggula Mountain Range via the Tanggula Pass at 5,076 meters. On your arrival in the Tibetan capital’s railway station or airport, our guide and driver will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. From the airport in Gonggar County, it is a 60km, hour-long drive back to the capital, while the 25km trip from the railway station across the Lhasa River takes only 30 minutes. Once settled into your hotel you can meet your fellow travelers and rest for the remainder of the day to allow your body to acclimatize to the increased altitude.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Note: If your arrival time is different from our free airport shuttle bus (see bottom of this page to see airport shuttle bus timing), then we will arrange private airport pick up which cost CNY400, all the train station pick up and transfer can be arranged without any additional cost. Please let us know your arrival time and detail information of flights/train.

Tibet Group tour visit to Potala palace in Lhasa | Explore Tibet     

Attractions; Potala palaceJokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street
The first full day on the plateau may leave you with a mild headache from altitude sickness while you get used to the higher elevation of the Tibetan capital. This normally subsides within a day or two. Remember to take it easy and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you to the sacred Jokhang Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet and the main focal point of pilgrim worship. From there, we will walk around the famous Barkhor Street, which runs around the Jokhang Temple and serves as the ritual kora route for the Buddhist pilgrims. One of Asia’s most unique markets and a great introduction to modern Tibetan culture, Barkhor Street is a unique experience in Tibet and is a great place for souvenir shopping.
In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the most visited landmark in Tibet and a unique example of ancient Tibetan architecture. The modern palace is built on the site of a 7th century fortress that was constructed by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, The fortress was badly damaged by the 17th century, when the Red and White palaces of Potala were constructed, on the orders of the 5th Dalai Lama. The palace was the seat of the Dalai Lama’s power until the monastic government was moved to Norbulingka in the 18th century.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Tibet group tour to Drepung monastery     

Attractions; Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.
Today we will visit Drepung monastery, which lies to the northwest of the capital, and is one of the world’s largest monasteries. At the high point of the Dalai Lama’s rule of Tibet, the monastery housed more than 10,000 monks. Formerly the official residence of the Dalai Lama, this huge monastery is filled with winding alleys and lanes through the monastic quarters, which are great for exploring.
The day’s adventures will finish with a visit to Sera Monastery, to the north of the city center of Lhasa. Home to over 600 monks, this 15th century university monastery was constructed by a disciple of the Buddhist master, Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. While we are here, we will get the chance to see the unique theological and philosophical debates of the Buddhist monks and lamas in the debating courtyard. It is normally okay to take photos, as long as the monks agree to it first. 
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
    Tibet group tour to Gyantse kumbum stupa | Explore Tibet

DAY 04 LHASA(3600m) - GYANTSE (3900m) - SHIGATSE(3900m), 350 km, 7hrs.
Attractions; Yamdrok lakeMt.Nyechen Kangsar glacierGyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
We begin our journey west, by zigzagging up to the crest of the Gampa La pass (4,794m), to get the most outstanding view of the holy Yamdrok Lake, its turquoise waters shimmering in the sun and the snowy Nyenchen Khangsar Mountain in the distance. We will stop alongside the lake as we pass along the northern shores, before heading to the small town of Nagartse for a locally-prepared lunch.
After a delicious lunch, we will continue along the road to Gyantse, passing through the delightful Tibetan villages along the route, and stopping to view the beautiful Mount Nyenchen Kangsar glacier at Karo La (5,150m). In Gyantse, we will stop at the Pelkor Chode Monastery to tour the monastery and visit the amazing Kumbum Stupa. With nine levels and 108 separate chapels, this 32-meter stupa is the only one of its kind in Tibet.
In the late afternoon, we will make the short journey to Shigatse, just 90km to the west.
Stay overnight in Shigatse.

    Tibet Sakya monastery assembly hall

Attractions: Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Sakya monastery.
This morning, we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, then drive along the Friendship Highway to Shegar, via Lhatse. En route we will visit the mysterious Sakya Monastery, after crossing the Tso La pass, which lies at 4,500 meters above sea level. Sakya is unique for its color, and is one of the most important sects in Tibetan Buddhism. Sakya literally means “Grey Soil”, and the name was derived from the Bon Bon Hill (Grey clay hill). Sakya monastery has two parts, divided by the Zongchu River. The Northern side of the monastery, built by Kon Konchok Gyalpo, is not active nowadays and was left in ruins. The southern part of the monastery, built by Dromgon Choegyal Phakpa, is where most of the rituals and praying happen. In the afternoon, we will drive on to Shegar, ready for the trip to Mount Everest.
Stay overnight at Shegar.
(Note: before leaving Shigatse, your guide needs time to obtain the Alien’s Travel Permit (ATP) from the local Public Security Bureau (PSB). The ATP is a required permit that will be issued for the border check at Shegar.)
Tibet group tour to Everest Base Camp | Explore Tibet     

DAY 06. SHEGAR – EBC(5100m)/Rongbuk monastery, 350km, 7hrs.
Attractions; Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.
Today we will drive straight to EBC and Rongbuk Monastery, crossing several passes along the way. Prepare yourself for your first view of the Himalayas at Gyatso La Pass (5,400m). You can actually see Mt. Everest in the distance from the viewing point at the pass.
A few kilometers after the border check point, we turn off the Friendship Highway and zig-zag our way up to Gawu La Pass (5,250m), a great spot for a view of all the Himalayan Mountains above 8,000 meters. From left to right you will see Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Shishapangma (8,020m).
After arriving at Rongbuk Monastery, we will settle into the Tibetan tent guesthouse where we will be staying the night. The Rongbuk Monastery houses both monks and nuns and is the “official” highest monastery in the world at 4,980 meters. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore around the Rongbuk Monastery area and get the best shot of the North Face of Mount Everest.
We’ll stay overnight in the tent guesthouse, unless you are there between November and March, when the tent guesthouses close and only Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse is available.
Stay overnight at EBC.
(Note: The original Everest Base Camp was restricted in February 2019 and the tourist base camp was moved to a point close to Rongbuk Monastery. Now, the Dza Rongbuk cave, just a short hike past the monastery itself, is the furthest point that travelers can go.)
     Tibet group tour from EBC to Shigatse | Explore tibet

DAY 07. RONGBUK (5000m) - OLD TINGRI (4390m) – KYIRONG(1800m), 
Attractions: Beautiful scenery over the Thong La Pass, impressive view of Mt. Shishapangma, Peiku Tso Lake.
As we wake the next morning, a striking view of luminous peaks is highlighted by the rising sun and it is bittersweet to say goodbye to this landscape that we have gotten to know so well. Next, we will drive south to Nepal and traverse the Thong La Pass (5,150m). Then we will drive alongside the Peiku Tso lake, where we get a great view of Mt Shishapangma (8,027m), the only mountain over 8,000 meters that is wholly in Tibet. As we gradually descend into the Kyirong Valley, through a series of switchback bends, the dry climate changes into a warm, moist environment and it is clear that we are drawing into the area of the Indian subcontinent. Our destination is the Tibet border town of Kyirong, which recently opened as the border crossing for travelers. Previously, the Zhangmu border crossing was closed after the deadly Nepal earthquake in April 2015.
Stay overnight in Kyirong.

Tibet Gyirong Border Opened Now    


Attractions; Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge, typical Nepalese villages and Langtang national park.
Today we drive down to the Friendship Bridge and our guide will help you to clear the Chinese Customs. From there, our Tibetan staff are not allowed any further, and it is time to say your farewells. Before your departure, we appreciate if you can spend a short time to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply sending us an email.
Once you have crossed the bridge into Nepal, your Nepal Entry Visa can be obtained on arrival by paying US$25 for a 15-day tourist visa. You can easily find jeeps and buses from the Nepalese border town to Kathmandu City. It is 149km from the border to Kathmandu, and you will pass through the stunning Langtang National Park.

Tour Cost Includes:
- All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
- Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary;
- Vehicle and guide entrances for the Everest Natural Reserve;
- Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included), See vehicle photos here;
- Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
- Lodging: Comfortable class hotel: Tashi Takgye hotel / Tashi Noda hotel in Lhasa, Gesar hotel in Shigatse and local distinguished tent guesthouse at EBC, local comfortable hotel in Kyirong;
- Free shuttle Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning (Check shuttle bus frequency below);
- Bottle water;
- A mobile with local SIM card for the group ( it can receive international call and text messages also);
- Oxygen: One big Oxygen tank in the car (4L or 7L);

- Meals: only breakfast is included ;
- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
- First aid kit;
Tour Cost Excludes:
 -Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended to buy from your home country before you leave);
- Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
- International and domestic flight/train tickets.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and tickets availability with our travel consultant);
- Meals - lunches and dinners, averagely a meal in Tibet cost around USD5 per person;
- Gratuities for the guide and driver.
Tibet is a country, which is totally different from any other places around the world, just because of its political sensitivity, rich culture diversity and peculiar geographical formation. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, which is also what makes it so special.
In order to make your trip worry free and indisputable, here we have carefully collected all the essential information that will give you a clear image of the trip as well as logistics during your stay in Tibet, this also will be helpful for your trip preparation before you leave, so please go through it and make sure you are well prepare for the trip, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our tour consultant or write us on sales@exploretibet.com

Legitimate Claim;
As we mentioned above, Tibet is politically very sensitive and any political activities are restrictedly prohibited, so we always advising our clients to keep away from any political conversations or activities that bound against the policy of People’s republic of China. Your involvement in such activities would influence the whole group as well as future of all your guides, driver and the company. If any one does, then we have the full right to cancel the trip and we are not responsible for so caused hassle and costs.
Emergency contacts:
Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers;
Lhasa Head Office: (0891)-6329441 (the area code 0891 is not necessary if you are calling from Lhasa)
Chengdu Office: (028)-86262365
Note: office working time is 9am – 7pm from Monday to Friday.
Sonam Jamphel (Sales Manager) 0158890904080 or 013398000993 (Available for 24 hours a day)
Chinese Visa
Every one should have the valid passport (with minimum 6 months validity) and Chinese visa to travel into China and the Chinese visa is also valid in Tibet, generally the Chinese visa is can be applied either by your self or use a visa service agency in your home country, but the visa application and requirements are little vary in different countries, so please check with your regional Chinese Embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
NOTE; It is your responsibility to obtain the Chinese visa, so just for your information it is better not to list Tibet as your travel destination on your visa application form, just list Chengdu or Beijing, whichever your in-bound city is as your travel destination. If you enter Tibet from Nepal then you don’t need the Chinese individual visa and please check the next line for what you need.
If You Enter Tibet From Nepal
If you enter Tibet from Nepal, then the permit and Chinese visa formalities are slightly different, to enter from Nepal, you don't need the Chinese individual visa and instead you should obtain the Tibet group visa from Chinese Embassy in Nepal, you can’t apply it directly and you should have a local Nepalese agency to apply for it, so our Nepalese partner agency will assist you for that application, normally the application takes 2 to 5 working days for different cost and it only can be applied when you arrive in Nepal, because your original passport is needed along the application. More about the Tibet Group Visa and cost please check here
Tibet Travel Permit and Its Process
Tibet travel permit is compulsory for all the travelers to visit Tibet and it can be obtained within 15 days prior to the trip starting dates, once you have booked the tour with us, we will obtain it for you which is included in the tour package. We need clear scan copies of your Chinese visa and passports to apply for the permit.
For more detail and latest permit updates, please check here
Etiquettes and Taboos:
Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Tibet and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.
Appropriate attire: Most Tibetans are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (guys and girls). If you wear shorts in rural villages or in the Bakhor district in Lhasa you will definitely get stranger looks than normal! Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries. Don’t be shy to inform other tourists of the proper dress for monasteries; perhaps they are not aware of the cultural considerations and etiquette.

Itinerary Disclaimer
Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and climate.
Keeping in touch with folks at home
If your family members or colleagues or friends want to connect with you during the tour, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or if you don’t know your guide number at the time, please don’t feel hesitate to provide our company contact numbers listed in the Emergency Contact section and we can find a way to reach you through guide mobile.
In order to provide you the maximum flexibility of what, where and when to eat, we generally doesn’t include meals in the tour cost except breakfast included at the hotels, but our local guide will suggest you good local restaurant per your requirements. In the cities like Lhasa, Tsedang, Gyantse, Shigatse and Zhangmu you can find good restaurants serve wide range of Tibetan food, continental food, Nepalese food, Indian food and Chinese cuisine, but in Tingri, EBC and in remote places, there is a limited choice for noodles and pan cakes. Approximate cost of a meal in Tibet is USD3 – USD10 per person/meal depending on your individual requirement.
Destination Guide Recommended Reading List:
Tibet is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Tibet. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be. While we include a recommended reading list, which you can refer to for in-depth information, the following is a recommended reading list that might be helpful for you.
Tibetan History | Tibetan Culture & Arts | Tibetan Religion |
Lhasa and the TAR:
  • Tibet: The Lonely Planet Country Guide
  • Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide by Gary McCue
  • Tibet Handbook: Moon Travel Guide
  • Fodor's Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan: Expert Advice and Smart Choices: Where to Stay, Eat, and 
Explore On and Off the Beaten Path
  • To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
  • The Mount Kailash Trek by Constance Roos/Sian Pritchard-Jones
  • Trekking Tibet by Gary McCue/George Schaller
  • The Heart of the World, A Journey to the Tibet's Lost Paradise by Ian Baker
  • My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel 
Kham and Amdo regions:
  • Footprints Tibet Handbook by Gyurme Dorje
  • Lonely Planet China (See Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu Provinces)
  • Bradt Guide Tibet by Michael Buckley
Domestic Flights and Trains to Tibet
There is only one international flight to Tibet, which is from Kathmandu (Nepal), and then there are lots of flights from different cities in Mainland China like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and so on. Please Check Flight Schedule and Cost Here
There is no international train to Tibet and all the trains are from Mainland China like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xining and so on. Please Check Train Schedule and Cost Here
Responsible Tourism Initiative: 
Tourism has the potential to have positive and negative effects on the local environment and peoples. Making a conscious decision about how you travel can make a difference. Whether you are traveling to the Amazon rainforest or to Mt. Everest Base Camp, taking the initiative to reduce negative impacts and help sustain local communities is the responsible thing to do. Read more how we practice Responsible Travel
How & What To Pack
It is important to pack light and effectively, specially when you travelling to a new place, you need to know some necessary items should be carry with, depending on the length of your trip and where you go, you can get away with a minimal amount of clothing. One medium-large backpack or rolling duffle and a day pack should be just right for a 2-4 week trip. We suggest you to check our packing guideline here

Complaint & Feedback
We are always trying to provide the best service that can achieve a memorable Tibet tour for you, but sometimes you might be dissatisfied with some arrangement as different people has various aspirations and requirement, so please let us know instantly and we will try to solve everything right away to avoid repeating mistakes unknowingly. As we are looking for every single opportunity to improve our services, so your valuable suggestions and constructive complaints are very much appreciated. 

Rest assured, you are in good hands when you travel with Explore Tibet. As the first group tour operator on the Tibetan Plateau, we’ve accumulated tons of valuable experience leading tours over the years. Your safety and travel experience is paramount to us and we have constantly refined our practices to ensure our customers have the smoothest and most comfortable journey possible.
At Explore Tibet, we are not just your tour guides, drivers and travel consultants, but we are also your friends and hosts. We understand that you may be unused to this new environment, so we have taken these extra precautions at no extra cost to you.
Every tour group is equipped with:

1.  First Aid Kit
Besides a fully equipped kit in every vehicle, all of our tour guides have received First Aid Kit training from Aerie Backcountry Medicine, and are Wilderness Medicine Essentials Course certified.

First Aid in Tibet by Explore Tibet

2.  Oxygen Cylinder
All our cars are equipped with an oxygen cylinder (4L to 7L) for group use and if the oxygen runs out, our guide will refill the cylinder either in Lhasa or Shigatse. 

Oxygen tank provided by Explore Tibet

3.  Bottled Waters
As Tibet, has a dry and sunny climate, staying hydrated is very important. But since tap water in Tibet is not safe for consumption, we provide bottled mineral water for all of our groups.

Drinking water in Tibet

4.  Mobile Phone with Local SIM Card
When we say 24-hour service, we mean it. Every tour group comes with a dedicated mobile phone with all of our contact information already loaded and a local SIM card, so you can reach us at any time.

Mobile and local SIM in Tibet

5.  Specially Designed Explore Tibet Lhasa Map
Our itineraries hit the right balance of arranged activities and free time. To make the most of your free time, we’ve prepared a specially designed, handy Lhasa guide and map with our recommendations of what to eat and see.

Tibet Lhasa Map by Explore Tibet

And there are more surprises and extra services from Explore Tibet that will enrich your Tibet tour with full of wonders and excitement, please check with your Trip Advisor what are other extra services that only Explore Tibet can provide.
Free Airport Shuttle Bus:

In order to make it more convenient for our clients, we have arranged two shuttle buses a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. So when you are purchasing the flight tickets, please take the shuttle bus timing into consideration. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the shuttle bus, we can arrange a private airport pick-up and transfer for you, this service costs USD60 per time.

Shuttle bus pick-up time at the beginning of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the airport at 12:30 2nd shuttle bus departs from the airport at 16:00

Shuttle bus transfer time at the end of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 7:30am 2nd shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 11:00am

If you miss the free shuttle bus because of your flight delay or cancellation, then you will have to pay for the private airport pick-up, which costs USD60 per time. Also, please make sure to update your tour consultant about your new flight schedule.

Train station pick-up is totally for free, but sometimes you may need to wait for other travelers’ arrival around the same time.

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