Tour Itinerary: (8 Days)
Day 1: Kathmandu (1300m) - Lhasa (3650m). Fly (1hr.) to Lhasa over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatisation.
Day 2 & 3: In Lhasa. Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Serra Monasteries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Lhasa - Xigatze (3,900M) 388 km. Scenic drive to Xigatse, the west of Lhasa through the northern road. The drive is scenic as the road drive along the valley made by Brahmaputra river (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m) 90 km. Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Gyantse - Tsedang (3,400m) 291 km. Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), colourful Yamdrok lake and continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) on to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Tsedang - Samye - Tsedang 140 km. Early morning drive to put-in-point by the side of the Brahma Putra river and cross the river by a local made motor boat. Continue a short (30 min) drive by a truck to SamYe Monastery. Explore Samye and drive back to Tsedang. Late afternoon, visit Yumbulakhang & also Thandruk Monastery (Time permitting). Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Tsedang - Kathmandu. Early morning drive (2hrs) to Gonggar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu.
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