- Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Our representative will assist you from Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the booked hotel. After refreshment our guide will take you for a short tour in the old town called Kathmandu Durbar Square, which was built early in the 16th century. We will the trip facts and schedules and fill up the necessary documents for Lhasa. You will be invited to welcome in our restaurant. Overnight sound sleep in the Hotel
- Day 2 : Excursion around Kathmandu sightseeing
Our guide will give you a brief description around Kathmandu valley. After breakfast, you will taken to Swoyambhunath Temple, then Baudhanath Temple and after lunch you will visit the sacred temple of Hindus called Pashupatinath temple. All these sites are listed in UNESCO Heritage Sites. Overnight sleep at Hotel.
- Day 3 : Kathmandu- Bhotekoshi
After breakfast, we will start our amazing tour from Kathmandu and this day you will stay in Bhotekoshi for adventure excursion like, rafting in Bhotekoshi, Cannoning, Bungee Jump e.t.c Overnight at guest house or tented camp.
- Day 4 : Bhotekoshi to Nyalam
We will leave Bhotekoshi and drive to friendship highway will take us to Nepal - Tibet border (Kodari). After completing the necessary border formalities of both immigration, we will drive uphill to Nyalam via Zhangmu. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 5 : Nyalam to Tingri (210 km)
The landscape changes drastically from lush green southern slopes towards Nepal to barren alpine plateaus of Tibet. While driving uphill towards the Tibetan plateau, Lalung La pass (5,050 m) offers breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m) & Mt.Xixapangma (8012 m). From Tingri, We can even see Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 6 : Tingri to Rongbuk (190 km) |
After breakfast, we will continue driving through scenic Tibetan countryside to Rongbuk (5,050 m). Explore Rongbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) and also view spectacular sight of Mount Everest. You have the opportunity to explore Everest north Base Camp (5150 m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the up close view of the Everest worth the walk. It truly is an awe inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Mt Everest is one of the most revered mountains in Tibet. Overnight at a guest house.
- Day 7 : Everest North Base Camp exploration
Today we explore the Everest north base camp and watch sunrise on Mt. Everest. It is a truly awe inspiring place with the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world soaring above you. You can rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest north base camp and explore around. Back to Rongbuk monastery for overnight stay.
- Day 8 : Rongbuk to Xigatse (244 km)
We will head towards Xigatse after breakfast. Xigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and one of the important religious and cultural center. You can visit Sakya Monastery on the way. The monastery is one of the largest of the Sakyapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism. Visit Tashi Lumpo monastery in the afternoon. Tashi Lumpo monastery, built in 1,447 was the residence of Panchen Lama. Overnight in guesthouse.
- Day 9 : Xigatse to Gyantse - Lhasa (351 km)
Drive to Gyantse in the morning. Being the capital of Sakyapa kings, Gyantse was heavily fortified. Visit Kumbum Stupa built in around 1,400 AD. The road further winds through two mountain passes of Karo La (5,010 m) and Kamba La (4,794 m). Karo La is wedged between two lofty peaks of Nozing Khang Sa (7,223 m) and Ralung (6,236 m). While driving you will see the scorpion lake of Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), which takes approx. 1 hour drive around. After passing Kamba La, Lhasa valley is seen to the north. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
- Day 10 : Sightseeing around Lhasa
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market. There are many wonderful things to see and do around Lhasa, which help, tell the story of Tibet's unique past and the intertwining of religion with history. Most of the holy temples retain magic and mysticism and demonstrate the absolute faith in Tibetan Buddhism so integral to the character of the Tibetan people.
- Day 11 : Sightseeing around Lhasa
This day visiting the Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet. This 14th century monastery once housed more than 10,000 monks. After Lunch Norbulingka -the Sumer Palace of Dalia Lama will be visited. Sera Monastery as well as nunnery monastery also visited on this day. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
- Day 12 : Lhasa-Kathmandu
Drive to the Gongar airport (65 km / 1 hrs) from Lhasa. Around 10:00am (Tibetan standard time) fly to Kathmandu (arriving 09:00 am Nepalese time). Air China's 1 hour flight provides great views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Mt. Makalu (8463 m), and Mt. Everest (8848 m). Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Day 13 : Departure for your next Destination
Our representative will drop you to Kathmandu airport for your next destination. See you off... Have a safe journey...!