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8 Days

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  • Religious and Spiritual Tours
  • Cultural and Historical Tours

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  • Twin Sharing

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This Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp tour brings not only the historic palaces and operating monasteries, but lines of breathtaking natural sceneries that will surely enrich the knowledge of the high plateau and its geography.  Gradually come across the rich culture of western Tibet and then to world summit Mt. Everest, last but not least, the journey will come into the northern nomadic area, the vast northern pasture bounded by Nyenchen Thangla Ranges is absolutely heaven of thousands of nomads. 
 
This is a journey into the historical, adventurous and spiritual highlands that have long captured the hearts and minds of the travel enthusiasts around the world. Tour starts with the journey towards world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest Base Camp via highest monastery of Tibet, the Rongbuk monastery and goes across the preserved ancient cities with highly religious monasteries and nature gifted beautiful lakes, rivers and landscapes. Finally it concluded in the city of wonder, Lhasa by visiting most holy Jokhang temple, the legendary eighth-wonder Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace (the summer palace of the Dalai Lama), Drepung, Sera Monastery and more.

 

Itinerary

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari) by private vehicle. After completing the necessary immigration and customs formalities in border drive towards Zhangmu, the Tibetan border town and meet Tibetan Guide. After immigration formalities in Zhangmu continue the scenic drive to Nyalam. Throughout the journey enjoy the fantastic view of landscapes, rivers, deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight at Nyalam. 

Morning, take a short walk around Nyalam which would help to acclimatize against high altitude. After breakfast drive towards Tingri crossing the Nyalam pass (3,800 m) and Lalung La pass (5,082 m). Enjoy the great Himalayas view from the both passes including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8,464 m) along with many other. Overnight at Lotingri or Old Tingri.

After breakfast easy and short drive to Rongbuk and visit Rongbuk monastery – the highest monastery in Tibet lies on the lap of the highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Enjoy the marvelous, unique and face to face view of Mt. Everest with the famous Rongbuk Glacier (one of the largest glaciers) nearby, which would be definitely the great lifetime experience. After then drive 16 km round trip by local bus to the Everest Base Camp. The dream of travel enthusiasts comes true while reached in a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering to the sky. In the evening drive back to Rongbuk and overnight. 

Early in the morning enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest. After breakfast drive towards Shigatse. En-route visit Sakya Monastery which is one of the largest monasteries in Tibet and is home to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. It contains thousands of statues, paintings, murals, stupas, mandalas, and other holy objects, as well as libraries of scriptures in Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian, and Sanskrit piled from floor to ceiling. In the evening reach Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. Overnight at Shigatse.

Morning visit Tashilhunpo Monastery- one of the six big monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the home of the Panchen Lama, which is located on the hillside overlooking Shigatse northwest of the town. The main structures found here are the Maitreya Chapel and Kelsang Temple. After breakfast 2 hours pleasant drive towards Gyantse which has a variety of important cultural sites. Visit Khumbum Stupa- an extraordinary architectural masterpiece with its nine levels rise in the manner of a step pyramid made it one of the most distinctive temples in the world and Palkhor Chode Monastery- houses Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa sects together and has combined characters of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. After sightseeing continue to the city of wonders, Lhasa crossing the Karo La (5010 m), Kamba- La (4794 m) and Yamdrok Lake. Further, cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) and have the distance view of Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast, have an easy visit to Sera Monastery- the second largest Gelugpa university monasteries in Tibet, is well-preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. After then visit Norbulingka- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Finally, visit Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market- Jokhang Monastery is the most revered and sacred shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devotees. Barkhor Market is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Monastery and is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight at Lhasa. 

Today tour begins with a visit to Potala Palace- highest palace in the world and is Lhasa’s cardinal landmark which offers an awesome view of the entire city. It is the ideal example of architectural work and is mostly renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages.  Later visit Drepung Monastery- the largest monastery among the great three Gelugpa university monasteries which was used to be the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala Palace. 

Today is the departure day from Lhasa. After breakfast, free till departure time. Transfer to the airport for onward journey. 

Includion

    Price Includes:

    • All transportations as per the itinerary
    • All necessary Tibet Travel permit
    • Chinese Visa
    • Lhasa to Kathmandu flight fare
    • Accommodation in Twin sharing basis
    • All fees for sightseeing and monuments as per the itinerary
    • English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
    • Daily breakfast
    • All government taxes and service charge

    Price Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa
    • Meals other than breakfast
    • Travel Insurance
    • All the personal nature expenses
    • Tips for guide and driver

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