Day 1: Kathmandu (1,300m) – Zhangmu (2,500m) - Nayalam (3,700m).
Early morning scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal – Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities both at Nepalese and Chinese immigration, check in to the hotel.
Day 2: Xegar (4,050m). Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the Roof of the World crossing over Lalung La (5,050m). If weather permitting with breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Mt. Xishapagma (8,012m), but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Xigatze (3,900m). Continue scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass enroute to Lhasa via Lhatse from a road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates to the west. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Gyantse (3,950m). Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Lhasa (3,650m). Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), KambalaA (4,794 m), and colorful Yamdrok Lake. Continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river Bramha Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) on to Tsedang. Overnight at the hotel.
Days 6 and 7: In Lhasa. Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Kathmandu. Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
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