After a memorable flight over the Himalaya you arrive in Lhasa. You explore Tibet’s capital with numerous gilt-roofed temples, richly decorated monasteries, bustling bazaars and colourfull people from throughout the Himalaya The spectacular overland journey leading back to Nepal brings you to interesting cities as Gyantse, Shigatse and Tingri. While we travel across the isolated Tibetan plateau we enjoy the excitement of seeing Mount Everest.
Day 1: Arrive Katmandu traditional welcome by our representative after transferred to our hotel. In the evening you can enjoy the sites of Thamel, where there you find all kinds of good restaurants. The shops never ending. You might be tired going around confusing street but you want stop wondering around. You find all types of Nepal's eastern handicrafts, Tibetan carpets, and exquisite Jewelers. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Katmandu. Well, we give you a day time to explore Katmandu the medieval capital, while on the other side we prepare our staffs, your trekking permits. Favorite destinations to get oriented are the Kathamandu Durbar Square, the central cluster of incredible temples to Nepal's myriad deities, interlaced with stalls selling all manner of fascinating wares, or Swayambunath, the hilltop Buddhist monkey temple with it's characteristic "eyes" in four directions. Both are a short stroll from the hotel, or a quick rickshaw ride. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Zhangmu. Pick up at hotel in Kathmandu and start early morning with private vehicle to Kodari. After boarder formalities at Kodari and Zhangmu continue to Nyalam (if time permits, otherwise stay in Zhangmu). Overnight in guesthouse on full board basis in double rooms.
Day 4: Tingri. Drive via Lalung Le Pass (5050 m) to Tingri. Overnight in guesthouse on full board basis in double rooms.
Day 5: Everest Base Camp. Drive Tingri - Shegar – Rongbuk/Everest Base Camp. Overnight in double tents on full board basis (guesthouse dormitory accommodation is available or accommodation can be arranged in the monastery).
Day 6: Rongbuk. Visit Rongbuk Monastery and free exploring of Rongbuk and/or short hike in direction of Everest Base Camp. Overnight in double tents on full board basis (guesthouse dormitory accommodation is available or accommodation can be arranged in the monastery)
Day 7: Lhatse. Drive Rongbuk - Lhatse. Overnight in hotel or guesthouse on full board basis.
Day 8: Shigatse. Drive Lhatse – Sakya Monastery - Shigatse. Overnight in hotel or guesthouse on full board basis.
Day 9: Gyantse. In Morning Sightseeing Tashilunpo. Drive Shigatse - Gyantse. Overnight in hotel or guesthouse on full board basis.
Day 10: Gyantse. Full day for exploring Gyantse and all places of interest around Gyantse like Kumbum and Pelkor Chode. Overnight in hotel on full board basis.
Day 11: Lhasa. Drive Gyantse – Yamdrok Lake – Samding Monastery - Lhasa. Overnight in hotel on breakfast basis.
Day 12: Lhasa. Full day sightseeing in Lhasa including Potala, Norbulingka, Jokhang. Overnight in hotel on breakfast basis.
Day 13: Lhasa. Full day for free (unguided) sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight in hotel on breakfast basis.
Day 14: Kathmandu. Airport transfer and flight to Kathmandu. On arrival pick up at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel or continue with other program.
Day 15: Kathmandu. Yes finally little time for your friends and family. All the shops from the little street of Thamel is waiting for your arrival. Many bargains. Bartering for prices should be engaged in as fun. Once you get into it, it’s difficult to stop! Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Departure. We transfer you for international departure.
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