Yunnan-Tibet Overland Tour 2017-11-07T08:36:25+00:00

Yunnan-Tibet Overland tour

  • Yunnan tibet overland tour
  • Yunnan-Tibet overland tour
  • Destination:- Shangri-la, Dêqên, Markam, Ranwu, Lulang, Nyintri, Basum Tso and Lhasa

  • Duration:- 11 Days and 10 Nights

  • Difficulty: Medium

  • Best Time to Travel:- April to Mid June, Sept to November

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Attractions of Tour to Everest north base camp:

Shangri-la, Dêqên, Markam, Ranwu, Lulang, Nyintri, Basum Tso, Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka (the Summer palace), Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, and Namtso lake.

Experiences:

  • Journey through ancient tea route from Yunnan to Tibet.
  • Explore all the tourist spot along the Yunnan-Tibet highway.
  • Visit Lhasa and explore the daily life of Tibetans in the Lhasa city.
  • Explore the various architecture marvels of Tibet.
  • Drive along with the Yarlung Tsangpo river.
  • Eat different Tibetan fast food with your Tibetan friend.
  • Drive through the lush greenery of eastern Tibet.
Yunnan to Lhasa Overland tour map

Yunnan-Tibet overland tour is the magnificent overland visit from Yunnan-Tibet begins from the legend place that is known for Shangrila. Driving along the River and barren stones over the high ground amongst Mekong and Yangtze River, dynamite perspectives of sacred Mt. Karwa Karpo offers from Feilaisi viewpoint. After Markham, you will join the Sichuan-Tibet southern roadway and take after old tea horse road to Tibetan plateau.

The pleasant views of lakes and snow-topped tops inside the excellent fruitful valleys of the eastern Tibet extend the route further toward the west to heavenly Lhasa city. A couple of days visit the world legacies and magical sanctuaries inside the city will end the outing with brimming with surprise and appreciation.

By and large, the eastern part is getting a charge out of a gentle atmosphere because of the entrance of rainstorm winds and precipitation from Southeast Asia, so this bold excursion is accessible from April to Mid June and after that Sept to November since monsoon rain could bring heavy damages to the road. (from the end of June to August).

Shangrila the heaven on earth

Day 1) Guided tour in Shangrila 

Today our guide will me meet with you at the lodging per the scheduled time and afterward visit the Sungtsenling Monastery. which was established in 1681 under the prompt to the Fifth Dalai lama Lobsang Gyatso, this Gelugpa sect monastic college is at one time the biggest complex in the area, comprising of a principle assembly hall and eight residential colleges(Khangsten), as same as different religious communities. Now they are around 600 Monks conveying their rituals. In the afternoon, you have leisure time to explore around the Gyalthang town and get ready for the overland visit to Tibet. Overnight in Shangrila.

Mount Kawa karpo in Deqen

Day 2) Shangrila –Dêqên, Altitude 3280m  Distance:190Kms  Drive: 7hrs

Today we drive along the Yangtze river, the road curving inside the prolific valley and stop at Feilaisi, which is the viewpoint of Mt. Kawa Karpo, it is the most noteworthy top in Yunnan with elevation 6740m, the stunning perspective of the zenith pinnacle is one of the heavenly mountains for Tibet Buddhism and consistently several Buddhism pilgrims circumambulating around it. At that point, it is just around 10km to the day’s goal Dechen, from that point you can likewise see the sacred Mt. Kawa Karpo as well. Overnight at Dechen.

Markham in Eastern Tibet

Day 3) Dêqên- Markam,  Altitude 3900m,  Distance: 332Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we will cross some high passes like Dungala pass(5008m), the roadway disregarding the edges offers stupendous perspectives of Mt. Dungri Karpo(6090m) toward the south, then rapidly cross the Joba la pass (3908m), the crisscross street down through the desolate sandstone vista to Druk connect that traverses the Mekong stream. At long last a steady climb on the east bank leads crosswise over Laoshan pass (4060m) into the snow-capped glades of Markham, there we will meet the southern Sichuan-Tibet roadway. Overnight at Markham.

Ranwu Lake in Pomi

Day 4) Markam-Basho,  Altitude 3280m  Distance: 365Kms  Drive: 8hrs

Today we will traverse the most elevated purpose of the entire trip, the Dongdo-la with height of 5108m, then we take the road along Yachu river which is a tributary of the Salween river and meet spur road to Chamdo at Pamda, from that point the unpaved street traverse the Nujiang mountain(4658m), the dusty street moving down into the valley with 72 twists could be the most exceedingly terrible piece of the street, then the street go through quantities of towns along the stream prompt the residential community of Basho which is found ideal out and about side, it is the best place to spend the night in the locale. Overnight at Basho.

Temple in Deqen

Day 5) Basho-Pomi,  Altitude 2725m  Distance:222Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we drive to Pomi by means of Ranwu lake, the continuous plummeting in the height convey atmosphere changes from dry to wet, forest get thicker along the street, once we get at Ranwu, we stop for some time to see the shocking Ranwu lake that gives you wonderful shots with impressions of the snow mountains in the lake, then for couple of kilometers along the lake and drive further to Pomi. Overnight in Pomi.

Bomi in Eastern Tibet

Day 6)Pomi-Nyintri,  Altitude 2930m,  Distance:234Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we travel through excellent green valleys, yet snow mountains showing up long ways behind the forested mountains and beautiful wild blooms are known as Tibetan Switzerland, the street follow upstream of the Parlung stream and Rongchu waterway, we will traverse the photogenic suspension connect over the Yigong Tsangpo and afterward additionally up to Rongchu valley, the virgin woods and subtropical atmosphere of the range is one of a kind on the Tibetan level, then a short drive get us to the dazzling high valley with rich rhododendron and cypress backwoods is known as Lulang timberland ocean and after that climb through a progression of bands from pleasant Rongchu valley to the Serkym la pass(4582m), we will stop at the Serkym la picturesque recognize that give you a flawless perspective of intensive Rongchu valley and Mt. Namcha Barwa(7787m) and Mt.Gyala Palri(7151m) out of sight, then it is just around 60km to Nyintri town. Overnight in Nyintri.

Basum Tso lake in Nyintri

Day 7) Nyintri-Basum Lake- Lhasa,  Altitude 3650m,  Distance:480Kms  Drive: 8hrs

Today we will drive along the Nyanchu waterway upstream, inside the elevated valley we will go by quantities of towns, in transit we will drive to Basum lake which is around 50km kill from the fundamental street, aside from the sheer magnificence of the lake it is associated with semi-legendary ruler of the Kham-Lord Gesar and Indian abbot Master Rinpoche, there are likewise a few people stories about the encompassing snow topped pinnacles, stroll no matter how you look at it gliding extension to visit the authentic Nyinmapa cloister in the midst of the island. The evening we will follow back to the principal street and proceeds with the drive toward the west, traverse the Mila pass(5000m) and it will increase a few hundred meters in elevation, step by step you will feel the dry level atmosphere and the exposed mountains are the genuine elements of the focal and western Tibet. Additionally, drive along the Lhasa stream, you will be inspired by a look at Potala Royal residence from the far off that roosting up from whatever remains of the city. Overnight in Lhasa.

Jokhang Temple

Day 8) Lhasa City tour; Jokhang temple and Potala Palace

Today is your first day in Lhasa and some of you may have a little headache which is extremely basic for voyagers by the high elevation, so drinking enough water and mellow movement on the initial few days is recommendable. In the morning our guide will meet you at the inn and take a simple visit to Jokhang Sanctuary in the focal point of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple of the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is continually clamoring with sincere neighborhood pioneers since from early days. After that, you have room schedule-wise to stroll around the Bakhor road which is the standout amongst the most reverential circuit and additionally swarmed focal market of Lhasa, amid the days of yore it is the most celebrated nearby market however now it is changed to traveler blessing mall.

In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking through the long steps are quite challenging, it is worthwhile to leave your footsteps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion which listed in the world heritage in 1994. Overnight in Lhasa.

 
Potala Palace of Lhasa

Day 9) Lhasa City tour; Tibetan Nomad Visit and Visit to Sera Monastery

Today, we will first visit Tibetan farmers Family near Ganden monastery. You can also choose to hike up to see how Tibetan Nomad’s lives. This is the first-hand experience for you to participate in the day to day life of a local Tibetan. In the afternoon, You will visit to the Sera Monastery, it is founded in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen Choji Sakya Yeshi who is follower of Tsongkapa, couple of various devout universities in Sera is home to a few hundred ministers from various part of Tibet, the renowned Buddhist philosophical debate among the friars are occurring ordinary toward the evening. Proceeds adjust and lighten stream slack rest of the day Overnight in Lhasa.

Chokpori

Day 10) Lhasa Departure

Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination. End the trip officially.

Please book the tour a month before the real date of visit. I need at least 28 days to process the Tibet Travel Permit for this tour. The copy of your Passport and the Visa has to be clear enough to read all the letter on it. The copy of passport must be of the passport one which you have or have your visa on. If your VISA is Not L category, you will have to submit a letter from your host to support your visa.
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Responsible Tourism

We are fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. We have a privilege to be able to host you in Tibet, yes we also understand that we have a responsibility in protecting and contributing back to nature and our local follow people and economy.

We are a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa.  Our agency is 100% staffed with local Tibetan tourism professionals. We only hire local Tibetan guides and other tours crews. We used service from local business only. 100% of the travel money goes to local Tibetan families where you are visiting. We use 20% of the net profit into Environmental conservative projects with local governments and individuals.

We are all born in Tibet. We know how important Tibetan environment is for the eco-system of the entire world. We will love of mountains, glacier, and rivers. We will do our best to reduce environmental impact from your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

    • No Plastic Bottles in the tour
      We will provide your drinking water in a bigger container, each and every traveler are request to bring their own reusable water bottle. In this way, we can reduce hundreds of water bottles each tour against few big container, which we can later reuse.
    • Incentives on guide and Driver
      We provide incentives to our guides and drivers base on their initiatives in conserving the natural environment. We often decide not to hire guide how are unethical toward sustainable and responsible tourism.
    • Staff Training every winter
      Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism, we always use this window of opportunity provide skills required for Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management from by fritz institute. We also work closely with individuals from Tibetan Village project, Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
    • We plan a tree for every three tours.
      Every spring we plant trees for every three tours we organize in Tibet. Tibet’s weather is very harsh for a young sapling to grow with a help. So we would buy the trees and ask local farmers to adopt trees. We Tibetan consider planting a tree helps themselves in holistically. So far are we are very successful in planting trees against the small number of tours we organize. We hope in future we will work closely with local government to plan trees with their help.
    • Smaller group size
      We do not believe in touristy tours for Environmental Impact. Traveling in groups of small numbers has less impact on committed in an area than traveling in the 60s to 70s people together. So all our tours are less than 12 people normal road travel and less for trekking tours
    • Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
      During your trekking in Tibet, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects.

Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

  1. We nothing leave nothing behind.
    We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
  2. We protect the grassland
    A little destruction on Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours we will not make drainage surrounding your tent, rather we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors to prevent rainwater getting into your tent. We will not dig the grassland and put small tent to make a toilet. Even when we try to the put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the nature. Maybe you are you will not enjoy the natures call in the wilderness for sometimes.
  3. Collecting the garbage along the way.
    We have a saying in Tibet, if you can’t help, don’t harm. Here is our helping part. We always extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all and they have a free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

We always identify our business as a social enterprise. We dedicate 30% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we will buy a huge amount of winter cloth from the market for small children to donate to schools. In this way, we are providing the warm winter cloth for children and encouraging them to go to school.

Any purchase related to business, we do with the local business. We also encourage travelers to purchase the products directly from the local producer, which is why we always trees for guide to take the visitor to the local handicraft centers and producers.

Whenever there is someone need for medical help. Our company staff member would gather money for it. The management has decided how much ever is donated by our staff, Company will double that amount by donating the equal amount, what has been collected from the staff’s members. And all our staffs are very generous.

We always inform all our clients about local customs, beliefs, and ethics. So that it would be easier for our home visit, and culture programs.

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