Lhasa,Samya,Tsurphu Monastery

11 Days

DRIVE IN AND FLY OUT journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Gyirong / Kerung Border, where travelers will cross into Tibet and ascend into the majestic Tibetan plateau. Along the way, they’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and ancient monasteries nestled amidst dramatic landscapes.

Trip Info

  • Kathmandu
  • 4 Days in Advance
  • (April to June) and (September to November)
  • 5200 meters

Trip Overview

This unforgettable journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Gyirong / Kerung Border, where travelers will cross into Tibet and ascend into the majestic Tibetan plateau. Along the way, they’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and ancient monasteries nestled amidst dramatic landscapes.

The expedition unfolds with visits to historic towns and cultural landmarks, including Shigatse, Gyantse, and Tsedang, where travelers will explore ancient monasteries, sacred sites, and vibrant markets. Highlights include the iconic Potala Palace, the serene Namtso Lake, and the legendary Samye Monastery, offering insights into the rich tapestry of Tibetan culture and spirituality.

Throughout the journey, travelers will have the opportunity to interact with local communities, experience traditional Tibetan hospitality, and witness firsthand the unique blend of ancient traditions and modern life in this remote region of the world.

Trip Highlights

  • Crossing the Himalayas: Embark on an unforgettable journey from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Lhasa, Tibet, crossing over the majestic Himalayan mountain range and experiencing breathtaking vistas along the way.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Tibet as you explore ancient monasteries, vibrant markets, and sacred sites, gaining insights into the traditions and spirituality of this mystical land.
  • Iconic Landmarks: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa, marveling at their architectural grandeur and spiritual significance in Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Historic Monasteries: Explore ancient monasteries like Samye Monastery, Tsurphu Monastery, and Shalu Monastery, each offering a glimpse into Tibet's rich religious heritage and architectural splendor.
  • Personalized Experience: Travel in comfort with carefully curated accommodations, seamless logistics, and personalized attention, ensuring a memorable and enriching journey from start to finish.


Depart from Kathmandu early in the morning and drive towards the Gyirong / Kerung Border, enjoying scenic views along the way.
Arrive at the border town of Gyirong / Kerung, completing necessary immigration and customs formalities.
Check into your accommodation and rest to acclimatize to the higher altitude.

After breakfast, depart from Gyirong and ascend to higher altitudes as you head towards Tingri.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Tibetan plateau and towering Himalayan peaks along the way.
Arrive in Tingri in the afternoon and check into your accommodation.
Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the altitude and relaxing amidst the stunning mountain scenery.

Depart from Tingri after breakfast and continue your journey towards Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.
Traverse through rugged landscapes and picturesque Tibetan towns, soaking in the serene beauty of the region.
Arrive in Shigatse in the afternoon and check into your hotel.
Explore the city at your leisure, visiting local markets, and

After Breakfast Visit Panchhen Lama's Tashilhunpo Monastery. and continue journey to Gyantse on the visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and visit one of the largest stupas in Tibet called Kumbum Stupa.
Overnight stay in Gyantse .

Depart from Gyantse in the morning and head towards Yamdrok Lake, one of the most stunning lakes in Tibet.
En route, stop at the Karola Glacier to marvel at the majestic beauty of this natural wonder.
Arrive at Tsedang in the evening. Overnight stay in Tsedang.

After breakfast drive to Samye Monastery, also known as Samye Gompa, is the first Buddhist monastery established in Tibet.
It holds great historical and religious significance as it represents the birth of Tibetan Buddhism and the union of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
The monastery was founded in the 8th century by the Tibetan king Trisong Detsen and the Indian Buddhist master Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche).
Samye Monastery is renowned for its unique architectural style, with a central temple representing Mount Meru, the sacred mountain in Buddhist cosmology, surrounded by four smaller temples symbolizing the continents. after exploration in Samya drive to Lhasa and overnight in Hotel.

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and other highlights of Lhasa.
Dive deep into Tibetan culture and history.
Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Visit Norbulingka Palace, the "Treasure Park" in Tibetan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in the 18th century by the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso, and served as the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas.
Sera Monastery is one of the three great Gelug university monasteries in Tibet, along with Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
Founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, a disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, Sera Monastery is renowned for its debate courtyard, where monks engage in lively philosophical debates.
Drepung Monastery is one of the largest monastic institutions in Tibet and was once the largest monastery in the world, housing over 10,000 monks at its peak.
Founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje, another disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, Drepung Monastery served as the principal seat of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Tsurphu Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism and serves as the traditional seat of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
It was founded in 1189 by the first Karmapa, Düsum Khyenpa, who was a disciple of Gampopa, the founder of the Kagyu school.
Over the centuries, Tsurphu Monastery has been a center for Buddhist teaching, meditation, and retreat.

After breakfast, transfer to Lhasa Gonggar Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Enjoy the aerial views of the Himalayas during the flight, reminiscing about your memorable journey through Tibet.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, bid farewell to your travel companions and conclude your expedition with cherished memories of the highlands of Tibet.

Cost Info

Cost Inclusive

  • Accommodation: Hotels
  • Meals: (breakfast, Lunch and dinner).
  • Transportation: Transfers between Kathmandu to Tibet. Also, transportation within Tibet for sightseeing.
  • Visa and Permits: Chinese visa and Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for the tour.
  • English-speaking Tibetan Guide: A licensed guide who will accompany you throughout the journey.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to religious sites, monasteries, and national parks mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Oxygen and First Aid: Oxygen cylinders and first aid kits for emergencies at high altitudes.

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for items like shopping, laundry, phone calls, and other personal items.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen situations.
  • Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining Nepalese visa
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and supporting staff.
  • Optional Activities: Costs for any optional activities or sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Lhasa,Samya,Tsurphu Monastery