This comprehensive nine days tour of Tibet
includes the visit of Lhasa City, the religious, cultural and economic
centre as well as the capital of Tibet. In Lhasa, visit the Potala &
Norbulinka, palaces of the Dalai Lama, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Jokhang
temple and the Barkhor bazaar. Then drive along Yarlung Tsangpo River and
Yamdroktso Lake to Gyantse Valley and subsequently to Shigatse, Xegar and
Zhangmu, all different places offering the visit of the monasteries,
Chorten, free market, Shigatse Fortress, the panoramic views of mountains
including the world's tallest mountain peak -the Mount Everest. End the
Tibet tour at the Friendship Bridge on the Tibet / Nepal border.
Day 01 : Flight Kathmandu -Lhasa
Transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. This one
hour Trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial
view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting).
Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs. local time. After clearing
immigration and customs it will be a two hour drive to cover the 93 km. to
Lhasa which is situated at an altitude of 3650 meters (13,000ft). Upon
arrival we check in at the hotel.
Day 02 : Lhasa
We visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka
and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 03 : Lhasa
Full day free for relax
Day 04 : Lhasa -Gyantse
You begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along
the way you cross the Kamba la (4794m) and the Karo la pass (5010m), both
grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso, also
known as the Turquoise Lake. You'll want to have your camera ready. Altitude
Day 05 : Gyantse -Shigatse
This will be a busy day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery
followed by a two hour drive to Shigatse. Here see the giant Buddha in the
famous Tashilumpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3800 m.
Day 06 : Shigatse - Lhatse
The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For lunch
we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend
during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude
4350 m. / 4000m.
Day 07 : Lhatse -Rombuk
The tour begins with the Tsho La (4500m) and ends with the spectacular view
of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery. Relax tonight and stroll around the
monastery. Altitude 5050m. Hotel
Day 08 : Rombuk - Lao Tingri
Get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the
base-camp (5200m) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao
Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even
from a toilet that you're unable to experience from anywhere in the world.
Altitude 4200 m., hotel
Day 09 : Lao Tingri - Zhang Mu - Kathmandu
Make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan
range as you cross the Lalung la pass (5050m). In the evening relax in