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Gov. Reg. No.: 93044/2068/69
Duration: 10 Days:
Destination: Lhasa & Everest Base camp
Max. Altitude: Appx. 5000
Group Size: 2-21 pax
Trip Start From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 3 - 5 hours
Duration: 0 days
Scenic Flight kathamndu to Lhasa Magnificient view of mighty himalayas Visit to culturally rich Potala palace.Visit to many ancient Monasteries Visit to Everest base camp Drive to Nepal via beautiful town's enroute Kathmandu.
Popularly known as the Roof of the World as surrounded by the mountain ranges is a mystic place with rare culture, mountains, traditions and monasteries offering you the life long memory to cherish on. A hidden world for centuries now is opening arms for you to experience the mysticism.
The trip to TIbet will take you to varieties of experiences ranging from an incredible journey to view world's highest mountains, travel on the world's highest plains, interact and be exposed with the nomadic life and pilgrims and walk amidst the burning butter lamps & chanting monks of Tibet's ancient and legendary Buddhist monasteries and of course the Base camp to highest peak of the world Mt. Everest. This trip will certainly be printed in your mindset forever and adds a smile on to your face every time you recall it.
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa.
Transfer to the airport to fly over to Lhasa after having Breakfast. Arrive at Gongar Airport, 95 km away from Lhasa and then drive to Lhasa. Rest day free for Acclimatisation..
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
We will explore Lhasa after breakfast which mainly includes:
The Potala Palace:
Named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara, The Potala Palace, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959. The first palace was built in 637 BC by the Tibetan king as a present for his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China which now is a museum. This landmark is one of the wonders of the eastern architecture. You will be able to be in the Throne Room, Meditation Room, Bedroom of Dalai lama and Chapels of different Buddhist Gods and Goddesses inside the Museum.
Founded in 1416, Drepung Monastery approximately 8 KM to the west of central Lhasa was once Tibet's largest and most influential monastery which shelters about 700 monks and attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the world. It was the home of the Dalai Lamas before the Potala Palace was built in the 17th century. Resemblance to a heap of white rice from a distance it was called "Monastery of the Collecting-Rice" (Drepung Gompa) in Tibet. You will be able to visit the Assembly Hall which showcases the statue of Dalai Lama XIII which is lit by butter lamps and visitors are offered with holy water to purify themselves. There are different paintings, scriptures and statues of Buddha which are decorated throughout the building which brings solace to every person visiting it.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Jokhang Temple Jokhang temple is the most scared temple in Tibet which is the reminiscence of 7th century Cultural Revolution of Tibet. The experience that you get in this temple is incomparable to any other instances that you get to experience. You can see the the Four Guardian Kings, two on either side inside the temple where the main assembly hall or Dukhang opens to a paved courtyard beneath the open sky. You will be welcomed by the row of butter lamps in the altar just before the main entrance to the temple.
Norbulingkha meaning Jewel Park was the Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas in the western part of Lhasa. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site it once served as a administrative and religious centre from the time of Dalai Lama 7th. Within a walking distance from southwest of Potala Palace, this is the biggest human made garden in TIbet covering the area of around 36 hectares making it the hub for cultural songs, dances, music and festivals.
Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse.
From Lhasa we will drive towards Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. This lake is considered as the holiest lake and an important centre for Buddhist pilgrimage. Gyantse is one of the remote places of Tibet which is not under Chinese influence whose virginity offers you with the chance to interact and be exposed to the true Tibetan lifestyle.
Visit the main attractions:
Gyantse is popular for its Fortress, the Dzong, a very special building, the Kumbum, and a monastery, the Pelkor Chode. This monastery was found in 1418 and initially wa s comprised with numbers of monasteries inside which now only has one monastery. The Kimbum has a strange structure and is decorated with number of pictures and thousands of statues.
Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse (3900m).
On fifth day we will drive to Shigatse & en-route visit Shalu Monastery. Shigatse (3900m) is the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang. Visit Tashiluhnnpo Monastery, spectacular chapels and tombs of the Panchen Lamas & the Shigatse Free Market.
Day 06: Shigatse-Shegar then to Tingri(4300 m)
Drive Shigatse to Tingri via Lhatze.
Day 07: Tingri- Rongbuk (5200 m)
Drive Tingri to Rongbuk. Visit Rongbuk monastery and around.
Day 08: Rongbuk – EBC explore and back to Tingri ( 4300 m)
After breakfast Visit Everest base camp then drive back to Tingri for night halt.
Day 09: Tingri-Zhangmu (2300 m)
Drive through the nomad and Yak hightablends. to Zhagmu via Nyalam (3800 m), Lalung La pass (5050m) with panoramic view of Himalayan Peaks. With good weather conditions is possible to see the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo, and the Shisha Pangma.
Day 10: Zhangmu - Kathmandu 116 km
Drive to Kathmandu through the Sunkosi river valley, following the old salt route from India to Tibet