Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa tour will first take you to visit Kathmandu, then to the world highest peak, Mount Everest and later to explore mysterious Tibetan culture and fabulous landscape of Tibet while driving from Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse, last to visit the holy city, Lhasa and its temples, Palaces and monasteries.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you there and transfer to hotel. We are waiting you there with your name. Please look out the sign of your name. The rest of the day is free and short tour briefing in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu Day Tour - Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa
In the morning, first drive to Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then continue driving to Boudhanath Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. After lunch, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, located approximately 4 kilometers west of Kathmandu city. This Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu - Kodari – Zhangmu/Nyalam
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border Kodari by private vehicle. It takes about 5 hours drive, due to the rough road condition. After clearing the customs you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and driver when crossing the Friendship Bridge. After you complete all the custom formalities, your Tibetan guide will give you brief information regarding the further trip and precede the journey to Zhangmu (2300m). Overnight at Zhangmu
Day 4: Zhangmu – Old Tingri
Drives along the Tibet/Nepal Highway to Tingri via Lalung La Pass (5050 m). Through a series of switchback bends the road ascent to Nyalam within the Mustang Tsangpo gorge, beautiful waterfalls can be seen on the both side of the road. You can stop to take some photos of the amazing scene of Himalaya and Gangdise Mountain range on the way. Overnight in Tingri.
Day 5: Old Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery
There is about 90km bumpy road from Tingri to Rongpuk. The road is under construction. From Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapids river and high mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more, that is, Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m). Overnight stays at Rongbuk monastery.
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-Everest Base Camp-Lhatse
Early in the morning to see the sunrise from Rongbu, then view the Mt. Everest. It is fabulous and splendid. Then get on the local bus to Everest Base camp, taking about half of an hour. It is interesting and much warmer, but hard to breath. Hiking up to the top of the photo point to take pictures of the splendid- Mt. Everest. Then in the afternoon go down from Everest base camp back to Tingri by friend-ship highway, move on to Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse
Day 7: Lhatse–Sakya - Shigatse
Drive from Lhatse to Sakya County where you can visit the famous Sakya monastery. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect does not believe in reincarnation and the head of Sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry to give birth their children. In the afternoon, drive to Shigatse to visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Panchen Lamas.
Day 8: Shigatse - Gyantse
Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse. The rest time is for exploring Gyantse and all places of interest around Gyantse like Gyantse Kumbum. Commissioned by a Gyantse prince in 1427, the Gyantse Kumbum is the towns foremost attraction. The 35m-high chörten, with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. But the inside is no less impressive, and in what seems an endless series of tiny chapels you\\\'ll find painting after exquisite painting (kumbum means 100,000 images\\\'). Overnight at Gyantse
Day 9: Gyantse–Yamdrok Lake–Samye Monastery - Lhasa
Today, we will drive to visit the holy Lake Yamdrok-tso and Samye Monastery. We will cross the 4960m Karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier before arriving the turquoise lake that is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and fed by numerous small streams. Situated on the southwest shore of Yamdrok Tso, the Samye Monastery is under the charge of the first female living Buddha in Tibet. The drive to Lhasa via pass Kangpa-La at 4700m. Overnight in Lhasa
Day10: Lhasa sightseeing - Potala Palace /Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street
In the morning, go to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. Tibet Museum is an important window to introduce the glorious culture of Tibet, as a free Museum in Lhasa, you should not miss it. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 11: Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden pondrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth Dalai Lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa disciple Jamchen Choeje. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 12: Lhasa to Kathmandu by Flight
Airport transfer and flight to Kathmandu. On arrival pick up at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. The rest time is for you to have a good rest or buy some gifts for your family and friends. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu Airport
Transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination. Trip ends. It needs to be at Kathmandu airport at least 3 hours before than your schedule flight.