Tibet Culture Tour: Before we head off top Tibet, we visit all the interesting places of one of the prominent valleys of Asia, that is, Kathmandu, which is also known as the city of temples, and then we head off to Nagarkot, the best viewpoint to see the Himalayas. We also head off to the edge of the ridge next day to see the mountains which stretch from east to west, and then we drive on the highest tableland of the world; pass the highest pass of the world and visit the famous Potala Palace of Tibet. On the way, we stop by the Turquoise Lake to look at its beauty, and as we travel to the region where the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas connect, we find the scenery dramatic; we also see the snow-covered mountains, and we also see the historical monuments in Xigatse and Lhasa. On the other hand, Potala Palace has more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and 200,000 statues and soars to an altitude of 117 m from the top of the Red Hill. Sera monastery, which we visit later, encompasses 28 acres of land and houses several institutions. The notable structures of this monastery are the Great Assembly Hall, colleges, and Kaman. In its main hall, we will see the scriptures of the golden powder, statues, scent cloth, and murals. Lhasa is a fascinating modern city. Driving in a 4 wheel vehicle on a hilly road, we will reach the Tibetan Plateau, see Shisha pangma Mountain, cross the La Lung-La Pass, and the Tong-La Pass. While driving uphill, we will see the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, including Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt. Everest (8,848m). Please do not forget to give your valuable feedback on Tibet Culture Tour.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft).
As soon as we come out of Tribhuwan International Airport, which is in Kathmandu, we will see the representative of Remarkable Adventure Trek, holding its signboard, and then we head off to a hotel in a private vehicle. The representative will provide information on dos and don’ts and other related information, as well as on trek and sightseeing. This will be done if we had arrived in the evening or at night. But if we arrive in a day, we will go to the office of Remarkable Adventure Trek, where there will be a meeting, in which we have to show our passports, three copies of our passport-sized photos, and a readable copy of our travel insurance policies, and we also meet our trekking guide.
Sightseeing in the famous historical places in the Valley of Kathmandu and trip preparing meeting.
After breakfast, we will do the sightseeing of the famous historical places of Kathmandu by driving in a private vehicle and traveling with the city guide of Remarkable Adventure Trek. We will visit the following places. If we had arrived at night on Day 01, then there will be a meeting in the afternoon today. After the sightseeing. Pashupatinath: It is one of the main temples of the Hindus, which is a world heritage site, and which lies on the bank of the Bagmati River. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside this temple, and they can also be seen on the bank of the Bagmati River, worshipping and praying in small temples of the Hindu gods and goddesses. Boudhanath: It is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu and is a stupa built in the 5th century, which has four pair eyes of Lord Buddha, looking at four geographical directions of the Kathmandu Valley. Here, both the Hindus and the Buddhists can be seen visiting, praying, and spinning the prayer wheels of the stupa. Patan Durbar Square: This Durbar has architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Mandir, and Golden Temple are the major attractions at this Durbar. Durbar means palace in Nepali.
Drive to Nagarkot – sightseeing.
Nagarkot is a hilly village, and from here, we see breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of the sunrise and sunset.
Drive to Dhulikhel – sightseeing
Dhulikhel is an old Newari town, located 32 km east of Kathmandu. From Dhulikhel, we can see a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. There are also options of hiking from Dhulikhel, for instance, half-day hiking or full-day hiking. Dhulikhel is also famous for a sunrise view.
Drive to Kodari (6 hrs); after immigration and custom formalities drive to Zangmu.
In the early morning, we wake up and take a packed breakfast from a hotel and drive to Kodari (border of Nepal & China). Our border representative will help us to get an official entry to Tibet and China.
Drive to Tingri (4342m/14245ft) 8 hrs.
We drive in a 4 wheel vehicle on a hilly road. We reach the Tibetan Plateau, and on the way, we see Shisha Pangma, cross the La Lung-La Pass, and the Tong-La Pass. The scenery changes dramatically. While driving uphill, we see the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, including Cho Oyu (8201m) and Xixapangma (8012m). From Tingri, the view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) is exceptional.
Drive to Xigatse (3900m/12795ft) 8 hrs.
We drive to Xigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet, and which is the capital of Tsang.
Sightseeing in Xigatse and drive to Gyantse. (3950m/12959 ft) 3hrs.
At Xigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo monastery. In this monastery, we will see the statue of Maitreya – the “Future Buddha”, and then we drive to Gyantse in the afternoon and visit its Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa.
Drive to Lhasa (3650m/11975 ft) 8 hours.
We head off to Lhasa through the Karo La Pass (5010m) and Kamba La Pass (4794m). The Karo La climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khang SA (7223m) and Ralung (6236m). On the way, we come across Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake).
Sightseeing tour of Drepung & Jokhang Monasteries and Barkhor Market .
Potala Palace measures 400 m east-west and 350 m north-south with sloping stone walls averaging 3 m. thick, and 5 m thick at the base, and with copper poured into the foundations to help proof it against earthquakes. Thirteen stories of buildings—containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues—soar 117 m on top of the Red Hill. We visit the Norbulingka Palace which is a traditional summer residence of Dalai Lama. Sera monastery encompasses 28 acres of land and houses several institutions. The structures of notability are the Great Assembly Hall, colleges, and Kaman. In the main hall, we see the scriptures of the gold powder, statues, scent cloth, and murals.
Drive to Gonggar airport and fly out to (Kathmandu or Chengdu, 1 hr 20 min) .
From one of the highest airports in the world, we fly to Kathmandu, the city of temples.
Departure from Kathmandu.
From the hotel, before 3 hours, we are picked up for your international flights and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Cost Information1. What's Includes
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
- Accommodation in Tibet twin sharing basis; Breakfast included.
- Assistance in acquiring Chinese Visa.
- All necessary Tibet permits.
- All your standard Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners) during the trek.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
- Remarkable Adventure Treks’ local licensed holder English speaking guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs.
- Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Remarkable Adventure Trek (which need to be returned after the tour).
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Free Remarkable Adventure Trek duffel/kit bag (yours to keep).
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu on the second day.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges and official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Items of a personal nature (personal trekking gear, beverages, the internet, laundry, bottled water, etc).
- Tips for trekking staffs.
- Extra night accommodation (early arrival, late departures due to weathers, and any others reasons).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Trip Equipment & Packaging List
For your trip preparations Remarkable Adventure Trek provides you with related information and advice required for your adventure holiday trip in and around Nepal Himalaya and beyond, providing you with following equipment list for the trekking. If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around at Thamel or in Pokhara as well. Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on the trek but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.
- Sun hat or scarf.
- Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear.
- Sun Glasses and snow goggles with UV protection.
For Lower Body:
- Under Garments.
- Hiking shorts.
- Lightweight cotton long pants.
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
- Thin, lightweight inner socks.
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks.
- Hiking boots with spare laces.
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals).
- Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp.
For Upper Body:
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- Down vest and/or jacket.
- Lightweight gloves.
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
- Sleeping bag rated to zero DC (4 seasons down sleeping bags).
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag.
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity).
- Trekking Poles (optional).
- Water bottle (2) or cameo bag.
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc).
- Ear Plug (who know some people on a group are snoring) as optional.
- 1 medium sized quick-drying towel.
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable).
- Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable).
- Nail clippers.
- Face and body moisturizer.
- Feminine hygiene products.
- Small mirror.
On Personal Hygiene:
- Wet wipes (baby wipes).
- Tissue /toilet roll.
- Anti-bacterial hands wash.
Extra Luxuries as optional:
- Reading book.
- Trail Map/Guidebook.
- Journal & Pen.
- Pen and small notebooks.
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.
Remarkable Adventure Trek operates and runs all high altitude treks and climbs with the support of our expert and veteran guides who has been in these profession for more than two decades, all our guide have undergone with much training and attending workshop on related fields every year like Medical Course with enough knowledge of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and proper use of Gamma Bag or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) pressure bags when required on emergency purpose on high AMS symptoms and to work on minor medical problem treatments.
Causes of Altitude Mountain Sickness:
- Altitude mountain sickness is caused by reduced of air pressure with lower oxygen levels at high altitude.
- The faster you climb to a high elevation, more likely you will get altitude or acute mountain sickness (AMS).
- Difficulty in sleeps.
- Dizziness or light-headed.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Rapid pulse (heart rate).
- Shortness of breath with exertion.
- Altitude mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stage.
- The main treatment for all forms of mountain sickness is to go down (descend) towards lower altitude as fast you can with support of our guide and staff.
- Extra oxygen should be given, if available.
- People with severe altitude mountain sickness should be admitted to a hospital or evacuated by any means of transportation the fastest is by Helicopter.
- Remarkable Adventure Trek suggests you Polyacrylamide (Diamox) because this medicine helps you to feel better if you are trekking in high altitude areas.
- It also helps you to reduce mild symptoms. This medicine works best when you take it before you start gaining much higher altitude. Beside our advice please consol with your doctor.
While climbing higher elevation:
- Drink plenty of fluids (water-plain black tea-lemon-tea or nutritional value drinks).
- Avoid alcohol
- Eat a lot of garlic’s (this is local way fighting altitude).
- You should avoid high altitudes if you have heart or lung disease.
Note: In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted by Helicopter to Kathmandu.
Nobody knows or cares about the safety of your group better than our guides because they know how to cope with the unexpected situations that occasionally arise in the high altitudes of the Himalaya. In these situations, it is vital that trekkers are flexible and listen to the guides’ directions. The trip that you are on may be affected by weather, politics, or even wildlife. Whatever the factor may be, it is possible you may have some changes in your itinerary, as the seasoned guides of Remarkable Adventure Trek decide the safest option for you. If changes must be made to your trip, our guides will work hard to stick to your original itinerary as much as possible until the change becomes unavoidable. However, Remarkable Adventure Trek will not be responsible for an outcome, resulting from bad weather, wildlife, or political situation before, during, or post trip.
WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
Trek Remarkable Adventure Trek works for social causes with some non-profit organizations of Nepal, concerned with environment conservation and preservation includes street children who need better education and good normal life. We help and support for the cause with some of our profits to certain organizations so that we can make street children with sound and better life when they grow up.
We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal.
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- Sightseeing of the famous historical places in the Valley of Kathmandu Nagarkot.
- Sightseeing in Xigatse and drive to Gyantse.
- Sightseeing tour of Drepung and Jokhang Monasteries and Barkhor Market.
- Sightseeing tour of Potala and Norbulingka Palaces and Sera Monastery.
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