Tour Itinerary: (8 Days)
Day 1: Kathmandu (1300) - Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700 m) 123 km/155 km. Early morning scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal - Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities both at the Nepalese & Chinese immigrations, continue scenic drive to Nyalam, check-in to hotel. Over night at hotel.
Day 2: Nyalam - Tingri (4300 m)/Lhatse (4300m) 155 km/272 km. 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 (5,050 m), from where, (weather permitting), one can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 m) & Mt Xishapagma (8012m) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri, one can also enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) although from a distance. Over night at hotel.
Day 3: Tingri / Lhatse - Xigatse (3,900m): 305 km/185 km. Continue scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa. There is a high chance of encountering the Tibetan nomads taking care of their animals like yaks & sheep. Over night at hotel.
Day 4: Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m) 90 km. Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse (1½ hrs) and visit Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monasteries. Over night at hotel.
Day 5: Gyantse - Lhasa (3,650m) 261 km. Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), colourful Yamdrok lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 & 7: In Lhasa. Two full day sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Over night at hotel.
Day 8: Lhasa - Kathmandu. After breakfast, drive to Gonggar airport (45 min) for departure flight to Kathmandu through the new tunnel or fly to the mainland China or take the highest train to mainland China.
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Asia Tibet China Spiritual Odyssey Pilgrimage/Spirituality Sightseeing