9Nights/10Days Tibet Tour – Breathtaking flight over Himalaya to Lhasa from Kathmandu and the same way back. The tour has to be started on Tuesday from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu on Saturday to fit the flight frequency.
Day 01. Kathmandu-Lhasa by flight
Transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines. This one-hour trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalaya Peaks (weather permitting). Arrival Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs. local time. After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two hours drive to cover the 93 KM. to Lhasa, which is situated at an altitude of 3650m. Upon arrival we check in at the Snow land Hotel, right in the heart of the old city.
Day 02/03/04. Sightseeing in Lhasa.
During these three days in Lhasa we visit the Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, the Narbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 05. Lhasa-Gyantse.
You begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba La (4794m) and the Karo La pass (5010m), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba La you come to Yamdrok Tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. You will want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3900m.
Day 06. Gyantse-Shigatse.
This is a busy Day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a 2 hrs. Drive to Shigatse. Here see the. Giant Buddha in the famous Tashilunpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama.
Day 07. Shigatse-Shegar/Lhatse.
Takes you to visit Sakya monastery. Here you can spend the afternoon enjoying the scenery. You'll spend the nigh t in the Tibetan truck stop town of Lhatse.
Day 08. Shegar/Lhatse-Rombuk.
Begins with the Tsho La (4500m) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery (5,000m). Relax tonight and stroll around the monastery.
Day 09. Rombuk-Lao Tingri.
Get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (1-way) to the base-camp (5,200m) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view from a toilet that you’re liable to get any where in the world.
Day 10 Lao Tingri –Zhangmu-Kathmandu.
Make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung La pass (5050m). On your way to the border town of Zhangmu you may visit Pelgyeling monastery where Milarepa's cave (Tibet's most famous Yogi) is situated. This evening relax in Nepal
Cost: Contact us
Above cost includes: Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room on B.B. basis the respective Hotels in Lhasa and best Hotels en route, sightseeing with a good English speaking guide and a vehicle as per itinerary, Tibet/China visa fees, Tibet permit fees, Air fare (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu), Entrance fees to Monasteries, Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers, Etc.
Above cost excludes: Lunch and dinner in Hotels\restaurants, Airport taxes, Nepal entry and re-entry visa fees, Photography fees in some Monasteries, insurance, all personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, tips, etc.