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Day 01 Kathmandu - Nylam
We start our tour with an early morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali Border Post. Weather permitting there will be fine views of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Melungtse and Khumbu Mountain ranges. Depending on the road situation we walk or drive up to Zhang Mu where we clear Chinese immigration. After the formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. Altitude 3800m.
Day 02 Nyalam - Lhatse
Our first stop on the Tibetan plateau will be on the 5200m high Lalung La pass from where we have a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range and Shisabangma, the highest peak in Tibet. While having lunch in Lao Tingri, Mt. Everest (Qomolongma in Tibetan) and Cho Oyu can be seen. This day our journey is long but the spectacular Tibetan plateau will make you forget time. Altitude 4000m.
Day 03 Lhatse - Sigatse
A four-hour drive brings us to Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Altitude 3800m.
Day 04 Shigaste - Gyantse
After a stroll through the old city we depart for the two and a half-hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching the small farming town we can clearly see the old for that was captured by the Younghusband during his 1904 raid into Tibet. Here the main attraction is the Kumbum monastery with its extraordinary architecture. Altitude 3900m.
Day 05 Gyantse- Lhasa
This will be a long drive, but on the way we cross the Karo La with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok Tso which is named the Turquoise Lake and cross the Kamba La from where we descend to the main road which brings us all the way to Lhasa. Altitude 3650m.
Day 06 /07 Sightseeing
During these two days in Lhasa we visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries and of course the famous Jokhang Temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 08 Flight Lhasa - Kathmandu
We have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. This flight is one of the most spectaculars in the world with aerial views of the Himalayan range including the Mt. Everest. Or Fly back to own destination.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis, all necessary sightseeing tour as per the program, all necessary monastery entrance fees, English speaking guide, private ground transfer and Tibet permit.
All expenses of personal nature, Air Ticket, Nepal re-entry visa fee, Chinese Visa, Airport Departure tax, Air ticket reconfirmation fee, Personal insurance, and photography fee.