Duration: 8 Days
Departures : Every Tuesday & Saturday
Grade: * * * *
Seasons: Feb-May | Sep-Dec
Max Alt: 4300m
Points: KTM – KTM
Tibet tour is an utterly amazing week of high altitude overland travel. The 900 Km. Journey between Kathmandu and Lhasa is rightly considered to be an incredible Trans-Himalayan adventure – a more dramatic journey between such startlingly contrasting cultures and climes impossible to imagine.
But the rugged living and travelling conditions en-route will discourage all but truly adventurous. Those considering this short but epic journey will need to know that meals are seldom better than basic, accommodation and sanitation are humble at best, and that road condition and the five great mountain passes make for slow and jolting Land-cursor progress. However, no traveller has yet failed to find that the rewards of this incredible journey far outweigh any of its tiresome privations.=
Day 1: Drive to Kerung (7 – 8 hours, 185 km, 2800m)
Day 2: Drive to Tingri (5 – 6 hours, 370 km, 4300m)
Day 3: Drive to Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp – Rongbuk (4980m)
Day 4: Drive to Shigatse (360km, 3900m)
Day 5: Drive to Lhasa via Gyantse (271 km, 3950m)
Day 6 & 7: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa (3650m)
Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu or Mainland China
Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m) – Kerung Border(2800m)
Overnight at Guest House. Included Meal: Breakfast only. Distance: 185 Km. Drive: 08 – 09 Hours
Early in the Morning scenic drive to Kerung Border Nepal Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepali immigration and cross the bridge process for all necessary formalities in Chinese immigration continue drive to Kerung Town.
Day 2: Kerung Town(2800m) – Tengri(4,349m)
Overnight at Guest House. Included meal: Breakfast only. Distance: 370 Km. Drive: 05 -06 Hours.
Early in the morning drive to Kyurung then you enter Tibet, you will be meeting the Tibetan tour guide at Kyirong border and then you will get transferred from Kyirong to Old Tingri (4300m). On the way, you will enjoy the view beautiful border line and snow-capped mountain and evergreen forest. As you pass Tongla Pass (5100m), you can appreciate the epic mountain vista of Himalayan range.
Day 3: Drive to Rongbuk (4980m) – Everest Base Camp – Rongbuk
Overnight at Guest House. Included Meal: Breakfast only. Distance: 90 Km.
Drive to Rongbuk and hike and explore around Everest Base Camp.
Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats slightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of ‘The Highest Flag Cloud in the World’. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right.
Day 4: Drive to Shigatse(3,900m)
Overnight at Hotel. Included Meal: Breakfast only. Distance: 360 Km.
If the weather is nice, you will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5200m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmer villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the rooftop.
Day 5: Drive to Lhasa (3950m) via Gyantse
Overnight at Hotel. Included Meal: Breakfast only. Distance: 271 Km.
You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Panchen Lama and it is the largest Gelugpa Monastery in the western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyantse. Have lunch in Gyantse and visit Kubum Pagoda stupa and Palkhor Monastery.
Day 6: Sightseeing in Lhasa(3,600m)
Overnight at Hotel. Included meal: Breakfast only.
After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace Potala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple which was constructed back on 07th century attracts hundred of tourists every year. This temple has a very huge shakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet. Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temples into the route.
Day 7: Sightseeing in Lhasa(3,600m)
Overnight at Hotel. Included meal: Breakfast only.
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s Largest monasteries it was founded in 1416.
Day 8: Lhasa to Kathmandu or Mainland China.
Included Meal: Breakfast only.
After Breakfast drive to Gonggar Airport or Train Station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.