Eight Day Tibet Adventure from Kathmandu
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- Explore the beauty of the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway
- Drive over high mountain passes and glimpse the peak of Mount Everest
- See a spiritual land, full of history
- Visit local Buddhist monasteries and meditate in these peaceful surroundings
Day 01 : Kathmandu - Zhangmu (2300m) - 123 Kms.
You start your adventure with an early morning drive to Kodari. Here, after passing the formalities of the customs inspection, we will drive uphill to the Zhangmu Immigration Post. Here we will stay overnight at a lovely local hotel.
Day 02 : Zhangmu - Xegar (4350m)- 244 Kms.
The thin mountain air wakes you up refreshed and ready for your adventure. After breakfast, we drive to Xegar while crossing the Nyalamu Pass. This 3800m (12,548ft) mountain pass is just the beginning. We soon rise above 5050m (16,580ft) on the Lalung La Pass, which gives you the first glimpse of Everest -- the tallest mountain in the world. Let your imagination soar into the clouds as you drive in this magical land. Tonight we stay in Xegar.
Day 03 : Xegar - Xigatse (3900m) - 244 Kms.
Todays drive will take you deep into the heart of cultural Tibet. During your approximately 8 hour long drive, we will pass the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of the Pancehn Lama. This holy pilgrimage site is a breathtaking example of the local culture, tradition, and religious beliefs, and you will have plenty of time to stop and explore. Tonight we stay in Xigatse.
Day 04 : Xigatse - Gyantse (3900m)-90 Kms.
By now you are adjusting to the thin air and we again make our way to the Tashilunpo Monastery and a visit to the free market of Xigatse. Here you can mingle with the locals as they shop for food, clothing, and many other daily needs. In the afternoon we will drive to Gyantse and vista Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. Pay your respects to the all knowing eye of Lord Buddha as the grandeur of the landscape centers your psyche. Tonight we stay in Gyanse.
Day 05 : Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m)- 259 Kms.
There is another long day of driving ahead of us as we pass the Karo La and Kamba La mountain passes. Each of these takes you up over 15,000 ft and offer spectacular views. Up here in the high mountains you find unique wildlife and beauty, and we will stop at Yamdrok Tso Lake. Tonight is overnight in Lhasa.
Day 06 & 07 : Lhasa Sightseeing Tour.
After so much driving, it is nice to take a break for two days in the bustling city of Lhasa. Here you will find locals going about their daily business in local markets, and shops. Your sightseeing tour takes you to Potala and Norbulinka Palace, as well as the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. These are incredible examples of the local beliefs and your guide helps parse out the complexity of the local religions. You will also visit Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Bazaar.
Day 08 : Departure
All good things must come to an end, but we hope that your trip to Tibet has been one you will never forget. Today we transfer you to Gonggor Airport for an onward flight to Kathmandu. Namaste.
- Kathmandu Tibet Border Transfer
- Hotel accommodation on BB basis
- Tibet Travel Permit
- Necessary entrance fees
- Tours & Transfer with English Speaking guide
- Any tours/hotel/transfer accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunches & dinners
- Bottled/alcoholic drinks
Kathmandu Hotel or Friendship Nepal Tours and Travels: As per your flight schedule, our representative will meet you at your Hotel or visit our office in Thamel, Kathmandu. (Open in Google Maps)
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