Welcome to TIBET - a land so rich in culture and tradition steeped in religion along the far flung unique landscape, aptly called the Roof of the World. Let the age old Tibetan mysteries cast an enchanted spell on you which hold you in thrill and excitement.We takes you over the majestic Himalaya offering you the long cherished breathtaking view of the Himalayan range including MT EVEREST (8,848 m) by an hour long Trans-Himalayan flight from KATHMANDU to LHASA. Thenwe brings you so close to the Shangri-la of TIBET making you feel yourself as being a part of a unique culture richly woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals when you are in LHASA: cultural capital of TIBET, GYANTSE & XIGATSE: LHASA offers incredible sites like POTALA PALACE (majestic winter palace of Dalai Lama dominantly located in the central part of Lhasa city), JOKHANG TEMPLE (8thof Avaloketeshwar), BARKHOR BAZAAR (typical Tibetan downtown still intact with its originality and flavour), DREPUNG & SERA monasteries (the biggest monasteries in Tibet still vibrant with hundreds of monks and lamas) and so on. XIGATSE offers Panchen Lama’s TASHILHUMPU monastery (the most beautiful monastery in Tibet). In GYANTSE, you will see the unparalleled KUMBUM PAGODA with 100,000 images of Lord Buddha along with PHALKOR monastery within the age old courtyard encircled by the traditional wall all around on a hillock.The last part of the tour takes you to the typically wonderful but far flung Tibetan landscape with a very high probability of encountering the nomads looking after the famous yak & sheep herds. During this tour, your visit to Everest BC so close to the highest peak of the world becomes a special life time achievement which will surely fill in a special arrogance in your life for ever.Every descent right from Lalung La (pass of 5,050 m) starts telling you how high the plateau is along with the fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the thin flying mists amidst the mighty presence of MT CHO OYU (8,201 m) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8,012 m). In brief, your memories of this holiday in TIBET is enriched by the lingering impression of the most lavishly decorated huge monasteries & temples, saffron colored monks, ever smiling people with their typical lifestyle and above all, the challenging Himalayas.Newly built mountainous road from Lhasa to Nepal border.
Day 1 : KATHMANDU - LHASA (3,650 m)
Transfer to airport. Fly (1 hr) to LHASA.. Transfer to LHASA (1 hr) through the new tunnel and check-in to Hotel. Full rest for acclimatisation.
AM Visit DREPUNG MONASTERY. PM: Visit SERA MONASTERY.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 : LHASA - GYANTSE (3,950 m) : 261 KM
Scenic drive to GYANTSE via YAMADROKE LAKE (Turquoise Lake) over crossing two high passesKARO LA (5,010 m) & KAMBALA (4,794 m).Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 : GYANTSE – XIGATSE (3,900 m): 90 KM
AM: Visit to the KUMBUM STUPA & PHALKOR MONASTERY. PM: Drive to XIGATSE and visit the PANCHEN LAMA’S TASHILHUMPU MONASTERY.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 : XIGATSE – NEW TINGRI (XEGAR) (4150 m): 244 KM
Picturesque drive to NEW TINGRI by over crossing the high pass GYTSO LA (5220 m) through the typical Tibetan landscape encountering the Tibetan nomads with herds of yaks and sheep. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : NEW TINGRI – RONBUK (4900 m): 125 KM
Scenic drive to RONBUK via PANG LA from where a panoramic view of MT EVEREST & MT CHO OYU can be enjoyed (weather permitting). The drive off the Friendship Highway is in fact a different experience of the typical Tibetan landscape – Guest house in RONBUK
Day 8 : RONBUK – EVEREST BC – RONBUK:
8 X 8 KMRent a horse cart or take a shuttle bus or trek to EVEREST BC and explore BC and back to RONBUK. To be able to reach the height of 5,000 m just at the base of MT EVEREST is an unforgettable moment in your life – Ronbuk Guest House.
Day 9 : RONBUK – ZHANGMU (2300 m): 265 KM
Scenic drive via OLD TINGRI (where some time can be spent for tea break and strolling around the Old TINGRI township) and LALUNG LA (Pass of 5,050 M) with an opportunity to see MT SHISHAPAGMA (8,012 m) & MT CHO OYU (8,201 m) (weather permitting) and continue downhill drive to ZHANGMU (border town) through the amazing landscape which reveals the secrets of the wonderful formation of the Tibetan plateau around 60 million years ago.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : ZHANGMU – KATHMANDU (1300M): 123 KM
After necessary border formalities at ZHANGMU (Chinese immigration) and Kodari (Nepali immigration), scenic drive to KATHMANDU through the scenic Nepalese countryside – Transfer to your hotel.