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Day 01 Arrival Lhasa
Welcome to Tibet at Gonggar Airport! Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic, cultural and transport center of the region. Lhasa covers an area of close to 30,000 square km. It has a downtown of 544 square km and a population of 400,000; 140,000 of its people live in the downtown area. Lhasa is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui peoples, as well as many other ethnic groups, but the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Here, air is extremely pure and the sky is deep blue. This day would be kept for your acclimatization. It is advisable to drink plenty of water and have a good sleep for next day’s program.
Day 02 Lhasa sightseeing
Visit Potala Palace and Jokang Monastery today, then walk on the Barkhor Street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing
Visit Drepung Monastery for the whole morning, later after lunch, visit Sera monastery. We can do the Sera Kora walk of about 1 hr and then catch the famous debate session (if the debate session is in process) of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.
Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse, 390km [B]
Drive to Gyantse, the famous historical city in Tibet, along the Kyichu River. On the Ganba La (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m). Visit Gyantse Dzong, Pelkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Then continue to drive to get to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and also the hometown of Panchen Lama.
Gyantse, some 200km southwest of Lhasa, is one of the least Chinese-influenced towns in Tibet and is worth a visit for this reason alone. Gyantse is famous for its wool carpets and palkhor choide chorten. Visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa.
Gyantse Dzong: There are amazing views of Gyantse, the monastery compound at the end of town and the surrounding Nyang-chu valley.
Shigatse/ Old Tingri,
In the morning drive to Old Tingri (4.350 m; approx. 300 km) over Tso-La (4500m) and Gyatso-La (5252m). On the way, if the time is permitting, make an excursion to visit the Sakya Monastery (4.280 m). Time permitting, visit Sakya Monastery. In the afternoon arrive in Old Tingri, meet your trek guide and the crew.
06 Trekking Old Tingri—Lungchang Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]
Start trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and Lungchang villages (4350 m).
Day 07 Trekking Lungchang—Drokpa Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]
Continue trek to Drokpa (4860 m) encampment below Lamna La.
Day 08 Trekking Drokpa—Draka Chu Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]
Cross over Lamna La (5075 m) to Draka Chu River (4730 m).
Day 09 Trekking Draka Chu—Rongbuk Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]
Trek up Drakaa Chhu River to Rongbuk Monastery (5030 m). With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest monastery in the world. It is said that the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters (29,021 ft) above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'.
Day 10 Rongbuk/Zhangmu,
260 km [B]
Drive early morning to Zhangmu passing through the 5,000 m high Nyalmo Tong La, which is decorated with multicolored prayer flags fluttering in the wind. With clear view the Shisha Pangma high over 8,000 m (Mt. Everest) appears on one side and on the other side the enormous Gaurisankar ranges stretch forward in the distance. Drive over the Thang-La Pass (5214 m) to Nyalam. Afterwards visit the meditation cave of Milarepa. Milarepa, the yogi, has played an important role in the religious life of Tibet and his teachings still influence the people everywhere. Along the zigzag road we drive down Nyalam (3.600 m) gradually and leave the landscape of the high plateau behind us and see the Himalayas covered in the sea of clouds before vreaching Zhangmu. Zhangmu is one of the most busiest town in Tibet being a border town and a trade route between India / Nepal and Tibet.
Day 11 Zhangmu/Kathmandu
After completing the China Immigration and China Customs formalities, drive down to the other side of Friendship Bridge. Your Tibetan Vehicle will leave you on the Tibet Side of Friendship Bridge and then you’ll cross the bridge on foot before coming across the Nepal Immigration Post where our border handling agent will be waiting for you to guide you towards your vehicle for Kathmandu. From Friendship Bridge to Kathmandu, the distance is about 95 km but due to landslides in between, the distance could be longer so kindly be prepared for those unexpected extra hours. Our vehicle will drop you at your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu or at the airport for your onward journey.
Lhasa Tour | Overland Tibet Tour | Fly in / Fly Out with Tsedang | Everest Base Camp) Fly in / Fly Out | Itineraries in Shalu Nartang Trekking | Trekking Itineraries in Tibet | Trekking From Damxung to Nam Tso Lake | Trekking From Yanpacheng to Monastery | Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp | out tour with Tsedang and Xegar | Kangshung Face Of Mt. Everest
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