Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp

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During Lhasa to Kathmandu Trip through Everest Base Camp we explore beautiful Tibetan cities and towns including Tsedang, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, Rongbuk and Zhangmu. One of the main highpoints of this tour is exploring the base camp of the highest peak of the earth, Mt. Everest, which we complete throughout our journey.

In Lhasa to Kathmandu trip, we explore famous Tibetan landmarks such as Potala, Norbulingka and Yambulakhang Palaces, Tibet Traditional Hospital, Barkhor Bazaar and Gyantse Dzong. Also, the tour consists of exploring some of spectacular Tibetan monasteries.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa and transfer to Tsedang (3,550m/11,646ft)

We reach in Lhasa, at Gonggar Airport either from a straight flight from Nepal or through central China. If we choose taking flight from Nepal, we relish over an hour long trans-Himalayan flight, measured to become one of the most attractive air ways in the globes. It takes us on Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan mountains and glaciers.

If we pick to go to Lhasa through mainland China, we will be flying from any of the main Chinese cities or take the world's maximum train way towards Lhasa. When you reach in Lhasa, we will pick you up either from the airport or the train station and take to your chosen hotel in Tsedang where you can rest for proper adjustment and the following day’s activities.

 

Day 2: Tsedang-Lhasa (3,650m) via Samye Monastery, Chim Phu caves and Yambulakhang palace

During the way to Lhasa, we travel Samye Monastery, which is situated in the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River amongst the open woodlands. The hermitage was initiated in 770 A.D by Guru Rimpoche and is Tibet’s initial Buddhist monastery with a 1200-year-old history. Then, we travel the Chim Phu caves, which is situated over the hermitage. These caves are utilized as a long-term flight by those who desire to meditate in peace. Then we explore the attractive Yambulakhang palace which is balanced intensely on a highpoint over the Yarlung river gorge and fortifies some ideal views of the complete region.

 

Day 3: Lhasa exploration: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital

After breakfast, we start traveling around Lhasa. Today we will visit the attractive Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Made in the 17th century, Potala Palace offers remarkable highlights of the complete city and lines the isolated quarters of the Dalai Lama, frequent imposing state rooms and sanctuaries. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and communities what is measured to be the major synthetic garden in Tibet. 

 

Day 4: Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar

After breakfast, we travel Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.  Drepung Monastery, which was developed in the 14th century, is supposed to have privileged approximately 10,000 monks in the earlier but as of today there has been honestly a declination ensuing in some hundreds. The history, ethos, and religious opinions of the Tibetan people are powerfully intense and positioned in this amazing hermitage.  Sera Monastery is a conserved hermitage of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another significant holy place which loosens more innate secrecies of Tibetan Buddhism. We more amble via Barkhor Bazaar (marketplace).

 

Day 5: A day outing towards Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave

Today, we move 110km towards Ganden monastery, Drayerpa Cave and back in Lhasa. Ganden Monastery is situated at the topmost of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, about 55km east of Lhasa. In the afternoon, we move towards Drayerpa Cave situated in a good-looking gorge with a spectacular scenery. There are over 30 caves for Lamas who desire to deliberate in a silent atmosphere.

 

Day 6: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m/12,956ft) via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake

Today, we drive towards Gyantse. Throughout the way we pass the Khamba La Pass with a fleeting halt to taste the loveliness of the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three major holy lakes in Tibet and the attractive Nazin Kang Sang glacier. Shortly, we go through another pass, The Karo La Pass. Also, we can relish sights of enormous glaciers falling downward into the way earlier getting towards Gyantse.

 

Day 7: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft) via Shalu Monastery

In the morning, we move towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Throughout the way, we travel around Shalu Monastery. Established in 1040, Shalu Monastery is popular for its lovely and antique painting. Then, we start moving Shigatse. In Shigatse, we explore the widespread Tashilhunpo Monastery which consists of both historic and cultural position to be initiated by Gendun Drup.

 

Day 8: Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,400ft) via Sakya Monastery

In the morning, we move from Shigatse towards Rongbuk. During the way, we travel the Sakya Monastery which is the inherited temple of the Sakyapa group of Tibetan Buddhism. Then, we travel towards Sakya Monastery, we strat heading towards Rongbuk. Here, we explore the Rongbuk hermitage, which is situated at the bottom of the huge Everest and is the uppermost hermitage in the globe.

 

Day 9: Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft) via Everest Base Camp

We head towards the Everest Base Camp (5,250m). Through the way, we relish remarkable sights of huge mountains that includes Cho Oyu (8,201m), Shishapangma (8,013m) and, yes, the huge Everest (8,848m) popular as Mt. Chomolongma in the Tibetan side. Nowadays, we achieve one of the main highpoints of our journey, arriving the base camp of Mt. Everest. We make around a 16km round journey about the Everest Base Camp.

After devoting some good time at the base of the world’s uppermost mountain, we make Zhangmu our following end. Throughout the way, we pass the Lalung La Pass (5,124m), Shung La Pass (5,200m) and Nyalam Pass (3,800m) which provides charming sights of the nearby Himalayan mountains. We then move slowly down from the dry Tibetan Highland to the lush and abundant vegetation of Zhangmu on the Nepalese part of the edge.

 

 

 

Day 10: Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

We move from Zhangmu towards Friendship Bridge across the Bhote Koshi River takes us to Immigration Control in Kodari where we can complete some tradition rules. We then departure with our Tibetan leader and walk over the stream where a Nepalese operator will be waiting you. Then we move towards Kathmandu valley.

Whats Included

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups in a private vehicle
  • Hotel lodging with breakfast
  • Domestic flights
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed guide
  • Staff charges with their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Medical equipment

Whats Excluded

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa charge (carry proper USD cash and two passport photos)
  • International air ticket to and from Kathmandu
  • Additional luggage fee
  • Lunch and evening suppertimes in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue coverage
  • Personal expenses that includes phone calls, internet, washing, bar bills, battery recharge, additional porters, bottle or boiled water, spray, more

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