We leave for the land of the wide and lonely plateaus and the deep valleys between the Himalayas and the Trans Himalaya. After a spectacular flight you will land in the Yarlung valley and drive to Lhasa, the spiritual center Tibet, visited by pilgrims from far and wide. We have two full days to experience Lhasa. Past the Yamdrok Lake and across the passes of the Karo La (5010 m) and the Simi La we drive to Gyantse and Shigatse. Here we will visit the famous monasteries of Palkhor Chode and Tashilunpo.
The drives cross the passes offer magnificent panoramic views. We drive across the 5200 m Pang La to the starting point of our trek east of Makalu and Everest. We wander through the green forests and pastures of the Karta valley past clear mountain lakes and ascend to the passes of Shao La (4970 m) and Langma La, which at 5270 m is the highest pass on our trek. With clear weather we can see the north side of Makalu and Chomolonzo and the east and north side of Everest. Equally impressive is the flora on the wide meadows.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on. Includes: (B).
Day 2: Kathmandu, hotel on. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Kathmandu - Lhasa. Transfer to the hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Lhasa - Potala Palace, Barkhor. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Lhasa - Norbulingka, Sera Monastery. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Drive to Gyantse. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Drive to Xigatse - Segar. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Drive Segar - Kharta, camp.
Day 9: Trek to Dampu, camp.
Day 10: Trek to Shaola - Dangyebe, camp.
Day 11: Trek to Thangsumpa, camp.
Day 12: Trek to Pethang, camp.
Day 13: Trek to Pathang - Ringmo - Pathang, camp.
Day 14: Trek to Chougouringmo, camp.
Day 15: Trek to Langma La - Dreusse, camp.
Day 16: Trek to Kharta, camp.
Day 17: Transfer Kharta - Rongbuk, camp.
Day 18: Around Rongbuk and Base Camp.
Day 19: Transfer Rongbuk - Old Tingri, camp.
Day 20: Transfer Old Tingri - Zhangmu. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 21: Cross border, transfer to Kathmandu. Includes: (B).
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 23: Final Departure, transfer to the airport.
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