Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Bird Watching tour in Tibet
Tibet ''Roof of the World'' is one of the most remarkable places in the Earth offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world's highest mountains and some of the friendliest people anywhere on the planet and It is also an excellent place for bird watching tour.
Over 488 species of bird have been reported in Tibet and about 18 nature reserve have been established. Five of these are National Nature Reserves in which rare and precious animals are protected.there is more than 2,300 species of insects; 64 species of fish; 45 species of amphibians; 55 species of reptiles also found there, following Nature Reserves are popular for, Qiangtang Nature Reserve for Wild Tibetan Yaks and Black necked cranes, Asses and Gazelles; Markam Nature Reserve forYunnan Snub-nosed Monkeys; Shenzha Nature Reserve for Black necked Cranes; Nyingchi-Dongjug Nature Reserve for Antelopes; Riwoge-Chamoling Nature Reserve for Red Deer.
In Tibet, Snow Pigeon, Tibetan Pheasants, and Black necked cranes etc rare birds for you to watch. Key ornithological attractions in Tibet include Tibetan Eared-pheasant, Derbyan Parakeet, Black necked Crane, Tibetan Blackbird, Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush and Giant Babax.
Bird Watching tour in Tibet itinerary Details:
DAY 01:KATMANDU TO ZHANGMU (2300M) 156KM
Early morning scenic drive to KODARI through the beautiful Nepalese country side. After necessary border formalities both at Nepalese and Chinese immigration, Drive to Zhangmu O/N at Hotel
DAY 02: ZHANGMU TO SHIGATSE (4300M)-225 KM.
Drive to Xegar via Lalungla pass.from where you can enjoy the Beautiful view of Mt Xisapangma (8212m) and Mt. Cho-oyu (8201m) and continue Drive to Shigatse O one of the most historically significant villages in Tibet. On the way, we visit Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Tibet, and is home to the Sakyapa sect of Buddhism.. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: SHIGATSE TO GYANTSE (3950M) 90 KM
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. Tashilumpo lies at the foot of Drolmari, or Tara's Mountain, on the western side of Shigatse. It is one of Tibet's most influential monasteries, founded in 1477 by Gendun Drubpa, the first Dalai Lama. Inside the monastery, the Maitreya Chapel is the tallest building and houses the world’s largest brass statue of Buddha at 26.2 meters (86 feet) high, seated on a 3.8 meter (12 foot) high lotus throne made of gold, brass and precious gems, After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse with its amazing sites Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong, Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: GYANTSE TO TSEDANG (3320M)-261KM.
Drive to Tsedang via Yamdrok Lake (Special place for Bird watching ), and high passes Kora la (5010M) and Kambala (4794M) O/N at Hotel
DAY 05: TSEDANG TO LHASA VIA SAMYE MONASTERY. 120 KM
Visit Yambulakhang and Tandruk Monastery and Drive to Samye Monastery, explore Monastery and Drive to Lhasa O/ at Hotel
Day 06: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Today we explore the heart of Tibet with taking the special tour; our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, Sera, in Tibetan, means "Wild Rose Garden" since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it. The Sera monastery was completed in 1419. The Monastery is erected grandly at a mountain slope with a colorful architecture, Explore Norbulinka Palace, in Tibetan ‘beautiful gardens’ and the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. At serene Sera Monastery, enjoy watching the monks animatedly debating the Buddhist scriptures and see the wonderful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, wonderful scroll paintings, tapestries and Thangka that can be seen throughout. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan people. Every day, numerous Buddhists from every corner of Tibet come to burn incense to worship here. Follow the pilgrimage circuit along the ancient streets of the old town around Barkhor Bazaar and return back to hotel for overnight.
Day 07: Another Sightseeing Day in Lhasa
Today we will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels, you are guided thought ancient chamber of the palace and get to see Tibetan art and statues, After visit Potala palace enjoy the solemnity of holy Dreprung Monastery one of the largest Monastery in Tibet which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks, where you can observe many nuns and monks changing and performing religious discourses, but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery, evening free for Shopping return back to hotel for overnight.
DAY 08: LHASA-NAMTSO LAKE (4720M) 240KM
Early Morning Drive to Namtso Lake, bird watching over there This is the largest lake in Tibet. Located on the old road between Lhasa and Gyantse , It's famous as a wintering site of Black necked Cranes.O/N at Guest House.
DAY 09: NAMTSO LAKE – LHASA (3650M)
Explore Namtso Lake and sightseeing around then Drive to Lhasa O/N at Hotel
Day 10: Final departure from Lhasa
Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
Extend your Holiday
Tibet Overland Tour do not included any services in Kathmandu like hotels, tour and trekking in Nepal, but on your request we can help you to get any level of accommodation, Airport pick up, arrangements of Trekking, Day Hiking, Sightseeing and Cultural Tour , Rafting, Jungle Safari, Flight, Paragliding, Car Rental and more. Contact us for any services in Nepal.
Accommodations in Tibet
All accommodation lodgings have been chosen for their standard of hygiene, standard of service, location and food quality. All accommodation is based on twin sharing basis, During your tour we will use Hotel Flora or Snowland in Lhasa, Everest Friendship Hotel in Xigatse, Hotel Utse in Gyantse, Snow Leopard hotel in Tingri, EverestView Hotel or similar hotel in Ronbuk, Nyalam Hotel in Nyalam, Sherpa/Ganggyal Hotel hotel in Zhangmu. Single supplement will be provided on request it cost US$ 190 single supplement fee.
if clients want to use deluxe and best accommodations available we can upgrade the accommodation on the tour as per your request, in Lhasa can use 5 star hotel, Xigatse and Gyantse ¾ star hotel and rest of the places best hotel available to upgrade the tour please contact us
Meals in the Tour
Every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget USD 12 to USD 18 per day.
Trip Cost Includes:
- Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
- All necessary Tibet travel permits
- Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge.
- Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
- Kathmandu - Tibet boarder transportation by comfortable vehicle
- Tibet Overland Transfer by Private Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
- Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
- Daily Breakfast
- English speaking Tibetan guide
- All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
- All applicable taxes and service charges
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
- Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
- Extra expenses if incase political and natural problem
- Tips for guides and driver
- Nepal visa fee