The Thrilling adventure 4×4 Across Tibet

Tibet - 9 days trip with 4x4 - starting at € 3283
Explore around the Mount Everest North Basecamp
The Incredible beauty of Lhasa
Cross off your bucket list the iconic Friendship Highway
Guide speaks : English,
9 day trip
Driving 5 day
7h per day
Intermediate
with or without guide
1400km in total
From May to June
Available Vehicle Option:
Vehicle Included
Available Travel Option:
Fixed date departures - Join a group
  • From 18 May 2019 to 26 May 2019 starting at 3283€
Venky - Tibet - 4x4

Venky

Spécialiste 4x4

Tibet

I come with a decade long experience and has personally led over 30 expeditions across the globe. I believe that experience are in it’s details; the places you stay, the…

Located in Bombay

A 4×4 Tibet Tour is the best way for you to truly experience the incredible beauty of Tibet

Tibet, the “Roof of the World” is truly most travelers a once in a lifetime opportunity. Besides being located in some of the most rugged terrain, traveling there was until very recently forbidden to all but the luckiest travelers. For this reason, the image of Tibet today remains as one of the mysterious and compelling places in the world.

This your chance for a once in a lifetime adventure to personally drive the one of the most incredible roads in the world, the iconic Friendship Highway. You’ll personally drive a Toyota Land Cruiser through some of the most scenic views on earth of incredible 8,000 meter mountain peaks while twisting and turning through switchbacks that overlook 17,000 foot drops. By the end of the trip, you’ll have mastered one of toughest roads on earth and be feasting your eyes upon perhaps your next challenge, the foot of the Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Map of your 4x4 road trip :

Day 1

Arrive in Kunming in China  

There is a reason why even today, Tibet maintains such a mysterious reputation because it isn’t easy to get there. Any trip there requires a lot of preparation and patience. We begin our Tibet trip from Kunming, a charming mountainous city in Southwest China and hub for many international flights. Be sure your flight arrives early as you’ll need a Chinese Driving Permit to be allowed to drive in the in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have everything you need as long as you show up on time!

Day 2

Fly to Lhasa

We land in Lhasa before lunch. The center of the Tibetan Buddhist world for more than a thousand years, A lunch in a city of wonders awaits you because Lhasa is the center of the Buddhist world for more than a thousand years.
You will already be at 3650m, so we recommend you take this day to acclimatize it. An expedition briefing will take place in the evening before returning to our beds, so we are up and fresh to explore Lhasa the next day.

Day 3

Explore Lhasa

Today, we spend time exploring Lhasa and climating at high altitude. We will comment by the Potala Palace which counts above the holy city. Its charming, old whitewashed Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the essence of traditional Tibetan life. Next, we visit the most sacred and active Tibetan temples, including the Jokhang Temple, a golden-roofed 1300 building in the center of Barkhor Market. Then we go on to see the famous debates by the monks at the monastery of Sera. It is very interesting to see these movements with noisy, animated and exaggerated arm movements that interrogate the Buddhist scriptures.

Day 4

Lhasa - Shigatse

271 Km - 5h of riding

We spend another day in Lhasa to ensure everyone is ecclimitized and also we will utilize this day for issuing driving permits for all the participants. Post the permits, we will have our detailed expedition briefing and also familiarize with the vehicles we will be driving in this expedition. Post the breifing we have dinner and sleep early for a very early morning start.

Day 5

Shigatse

271 Km

We begin our epic expedition today morning, driving along the iconic Friendship Highway. The drive is long, yet the most scenic drive in Tibet that would take us over the Kamba Pass, to views of Lake Yamdrok Tso. The water of this holy lake takes the colour turquoise to a whole new level. We will be taking multiple switchbacks to cross various 5000 meters plus mountain passes and crossing giant Khorala Glacier. The altitude declines after the glacier and winds down to Gyantse. The road from here is flat but still we will be hovering around 3900 meters. We arrive Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest town and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. The site of the Potala-lookalike Shigatse Dzong, high on a hilltop overlooking the town, will probably fire your imagination.

Day 6

Historical Day

377 km

Today we will be creating the most memorable experience in your life. We will be driving across the summit of Gyatso La Pass, at 5200 meters, and then Gawalu Pass. From here we could see five mountains above 8000 meters. We will be driving through some of the most stunning switchbacks all the way to the basecamp, to catch the glimpse of the Golden Everest Peak during Sunset. Then we drive to Tingri where we will stay for the night. It’s a 70 km drive so that we can hit the basecamp again the next morning to witness the sunrise!

Day 7

Shigatse

377 Km

In the morning, we get back to the basecamp to watch the sunrise of Everest Peak. At 17,060 feet, it affords impressive views of entire Northeast ridge and summit of Mt. Everest. Then we will visit the Rongbuk Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. You can send a postcard to yourself from the world’s highest post office. After we spend time exploring the places in and around the basecamp and finally we start our drive back to Shigatse. This time we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the few monasteries in Tibet to weather the stormy seas of the Cultural Revolution, Tashilhunpo remains relatively unscathed. The huge golden statue of the Future Buddha is the largest gilded statue in the world.

Day 8

Shigatse - Lhasa

271 Km

We start our day tracing different route back to Lhasa driving along the Brahmaputra River which is a different road from Shigatse to Lhasa. In the evening we have the final felicitation dinner and celebrate all the good times we spent on this epic expedition.

Day 9

Lhasa - Kunming

It’s time to say bye to our Tibet expedition and head back towards Kunming. If you wish to remain in Tibet longer then you need to arrange special permission otherwise we recommend heading back to Kunming and spending some time enjoying the great city especially the legendary Stone Forest before you head home or continue your journey onward.

For this trip, your vehicle is: a 4x4 Toyota Land cruiser.

To drive this vehicle you need : car licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 3283€ for each rider .

Price for this trip is of in Euro (may vary depending on the exchange rate):

  •  3980€ for accomodation on twin sharing and 2 pax sharing one car
  •  4800€ for accomodation on single supplement and 2 pax sharing one car
  •  3160€ for accomodation on triple sharing and 3 pax sharing one car
  •  3283€ for accomodation on twin sharing and 4 pax sharing one car

Price for this trip is of in USD:

  •  4850 USD for accomodation on twin sharing and 2 pax sharing one car
  •  5850 USD for accomodation on single supplement and 2 pax sharing one car
  •  3850 USD for accomodation on triple sharing and 3 pax sharing one car
  • 4000 USD for accomodation on twin sharing and 4 pax sharing one car

In case there is a group of more than 10 pax we can organize exclusive trip on any dates

Included:

  • Exclusive Toyota Land Cruiser for each team of 2 people with fuel
  • Expert team throughout the trip
  • Local cultural expert throughout the trip
  • 4×4 support vehicle to carry essential tools and spares
  • Airport transfers during arrival and departure
  • Accommodation for all nights on twin share with all meals
  • First Aid kit and oxygen cylinders
  • Third party vehicle liability insurance
  • Comprehensive pre-departure documentation

 

Price Doesn’t Include:

  •  International flights and visa expenses
  •  Internal airfare between Kunming and Lhasa
  •  Comprehensive Personal Insurance(s)
  •  Personal medication
  • Extras like room service, optional excursions and items of personal nature like laundry, tips, phone calls etc.

From 18 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

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