Tour # 01: 15 DAYS
FLY IN FLY OUT LHASA
“Kathmandu – Lhasa – Gyantse – Sigatse – Saga – Mansarovar – Darchen – Dirapuk – Zutulpuk – Darchen – Saga - Lhatse – Sigatse – Lhasa – Kathmandu”
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- SERVICES INCLUDES IN COST AS PER TOUR OPTIONS
- SERVICES EXCLUDES IN TOUR COST
- BOOKING AND PAYMENT
- CANCELLATION POLICY
- RISK AND LIABILITIES
- VISA AND PERMIT
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
- As per new rules trip booking should be done in advance of 1 month • Minimum 6 months valid date passport is required.
- 21 days prior to tour departure date, 50% of the total cost should reach ANT Holidays Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with color passport copy of client.
- And full payment should made 10 days before departure to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
- All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written
- Verbal cancellations will not be entertained
- 21days period from tour departure date 30% cancellation
- 15 days’ period from tour departure date 50% cancellation
- Tour operators has fully right to change the dates and cancel the trip if any unavoidable circumstances
RISK AND LIABILITIES
- We always effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However ANT Holidays Pvt Ltd or its Tibet counterpart agent shall not be responsible for any alternation or cancellation of program due to any unavoidable circumstances beyond control such as road blockade, landslide, snow, political unrest cancellation of flight, delay arrival, lack of transport, visa rejected by Chinese authorities, sickness or accident
- Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot. Since Tibet is very remote place and road are very rough sometime good vehicle may braked
- We highly advised to the clients to have full insurance against medical, trip cancellation and personal accident risk
- The given cost non-commissionable
- Itinerary are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances and the extra cost occurred has to be paid by the clients
VISA AND PERMIT
We need 4 working days to get Chinese Visa. If clients are travelling to Tibet from Nepal they need to come to Kathmandu 4 days earlier. We have to submit the original passport to Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. If they are coming from Main Land china then we will send the original travel permits to Chengdu/ Beijing or another part of china in the case clients will save some days and they do not need to come to Kathmandu
TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT (TTP)
Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet Entry Permit, is the official document which permits a foreign traveler to enter and travel in Tibet. It is the secondary travel document to travel in Tibet besides the China Visa. Issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, it is also called Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit or TTB Permit. With the permit, you can visit Lhasa, Shigatse, Namtso Lake, Everest, Mt Kailash, etc. Tibet Travel Permit is also needed to take a train or flight to and off Tibet.
- Tibet Travel Permit Required for Tibet Train Travel
- Tibet Travel Permit is Required for Taking Flight to Tibet
Other Tibet Permits are
Tibet Board Pass is forremote destinations, such as Mount Everest, Zhangmu, Yadong, Mount Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, etc
Alines Travel Permit is a permit for foreigners to visit the areas outside Lhasa, like Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, etc. Issued by Tibetan Local Public Security Bureau.
Tibet Military Permit is additional needed if your itinerary included some military sensitive places, including Ngari (Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, etc), Nyingchi (Pomi, Rawu, etc.) and some remote places in Shannan area
Tibet Group Visa, also called Group Visa is a must document, along with Tibet Entry Permit used for tourists planning to enter Tibet from Nepal. As a special Chinese Visa, the Tibet Group Visa is valid for mainland China visit as well. After you finishing your Tibet tour, you can use the same Group Visa to extend your trip into other destinations of China.
Who Has to Carry a Tibet Travel Permit (Tibet Entry Permit)?
- Non-Chinese passport holders - US citizens, UK citizens, Australians, Canadians, Indians, Germans, etc
- The Taiwan tourists, who do not have the valid identity card of China;
- The overseas Chinese, who do not have Chinese passport or ID card.
Note: The Hong Kong and Macau citizens who hold SAR passport, Home-Visiting Certificate or Permit to Traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macau do not need a Tibet Travel Permit.
Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Palaces.
The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. The 5th Dalai Lama started its construction in 1645 after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel (died 1646), pointed out that the site was ideal as a seat of government, situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa. It may overlay the remains of an earlier fortress called the White or Red Palace on the site, built by Songtsän Gampo
The Jokhang also known as the Qoikang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery and Zuglagkang. According to tradition, the temple was built for the king's two brides: Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. Both are said to have brought important Buddhist statues and images from China and Nepal to Tibet, which were housed here, as part of their dowries.
Norbulingka palaces served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gyantse is a famous historical town in Tibet. It is located along the driving way to Shigatse from Lhasa. It is considered as the third largest and most prominent town in Tibet region, and one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. Gyantse is notable for the Kumbum Stupa (literally, '100,000 images') of the Palcho Monastery which contains 77 chapels in its six floors, and is illustrated with over 10,000 murals, many showing a strong Nepali influence. The famous Gyantse Dzong is the highest viewing spot in the town. From Gyantse, travelers can extend the trips to Shigatse, Mount Everest, even Mount Kailash. (major attraction: Palcho Monastery, Pala Manor, Gyantse Dzong and Karola Glacier)
Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê. It is located within the historical Tsang province of Tibet. It is also known as Gateway to EVEREST.
The town of Saga (4600m, also called Kyakyaru), located at the intersection of the roads connecting western Tibet with Lhasa and Nepal, has grown in recent years to service an important Chinese military garrison. There is Internet access and some good hotels. Here is a view of the main street.
Darchen is situated right in front of the sacred mountain, Mount Kailash. Its altitude is 4,575 metres (15,010 ft) and is the starting point for pilgrimages in the region. It is only a one-day bus drive (about 330 km) from the town of Shiquanhe or (Ali) to the northeast, where Gunsa Airport, It contains a couple of restaurants and the Ganges guesthouse and restaurant, the Zhusu guesthouse next door, and the Gandise Hotel where Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers are stationed from spring until October, and where pilgrims must get their travel permit stamped, and buy a "ticket" if they wish to circumambulate Mt. Kailash.