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Private kathmandu to lhasa tour via Everest base camp

This is very popular for those how wants to enter from Nepal. In this eight days tour it starts from Kathmandu to Lhasa via Mt Everest base camp, you will make an adventurous tour over the roof of the world from wilderness to the center of Tibetan culture. This tour combines everything which you might wish to see squeeze in the shortest possible time and without missing any places. This overland Tibet tour includes Asia’s most impressive ancient cultures along with geographical wonders from Lhasa streets to medieval towns of Tibet and ancient monasteries including monastery in the highest place of world, the Rongbuk Monastery as well as the Everest Base Camp with the sheer grandeur of Everest’s north face.

  • Day Activities
    Day1 Arrival / Acclimatization (2300 meters above sea level, stay in hotel in Nyalam)
    Day2 Nyalam- Old Tingri (4350 meters above sea level, stay in guest house owned by local Tibetan)
    Day3 Old Tingri- Rongbuk (5200 meters above sea level, stay in Rongbuk guest house or Tent at EBC)
    Day4 EBC- Shigatse ( 3840 meters above sea level, stay in Shigatse)
    Day5 Shigatse- Gyangtse- Lhasa (3650 meters above sea level, stay in Lhasa)
    Day6 Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery (3650 meters above sea level, stay in Lhasa)
    Day7 Lhasa sightseeing visit Drepung Monastery and Summer Palace (3650 meters above sea level, stay in Lhasa)
    Day8 Departure from Lhasa

  • Day 01
    Kathmandu- Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft): 153 Km/5 hrs

    After breakfast we start our journey along the friendship Highway for the China border. On arrival at Zhangmu on China side our team member will receive you and at lunch take you for the lunch. on dinning we will be briefed about the out Tibet tour and other necessary information.  you may need to know.  then we will proceed towards the Nylam. Journey now take about another 3 hours to Nylam. We will stay overnight at Nylam.

    Day 02
     Acclimatization-Nyalam-old Tingri (4050m/13,284 ft): 147 Km/5-6 hrs

    In the morning, we will take a walk around the Nyalam country side, which will help us to get proper acclimatize with the high altitude. We then proceed to Old Thingri after the breakfast. In todays journey  we will cross two spectacular passes: Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalung la pass (5082 m). Enjoy the fabulous views of the high mountain including, Mount Everest (8848m) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and others. We will spend over night in old Tingri.

    Day 03
     Old Tingri-Rongbuk(5050m/16564ft): 105 Km

    After breakfast we will take a short drive to Rongbuk. The Rongbuk monastery is the world highest monastery. From Rongbuk we will have the spectacular view of Mount. Its certainly a great experience to feel minute in front of gigantic Mountain.   We will make about 16 kilometer round trip to the Everest base camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the view of the Everest is more then compensation. It is truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Overnight at EBC in local tent or Monastery Guest House

    Day 04
    EBC-Sakya Moanstery-Shigatse (3800m/12,464 ft): 345 Km

    Morning drive to Sakya to visit famous Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery is the principle monastery of Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was founded by Khon Konchog Gyalpo of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), also the founder of Sakya sect of Lamaism. Sakya means “Grey Soil” in Tibetan since the soil surrounding it is gray. The monastery is to the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. In the evening we arrive in Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. Overnight at Shigatse.

    Day 05
    Drive Shigatse-Gyangtse-Lhasa (3650m/11,972 ft): 365 Kms/ 7 hrs

    In the morning we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. After this, embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyangtse. Here we visit the Kumbum Stupa and Palkhor Monastery. From Gyangtse, we continue to Lhasa cross the Carola (5010m/16,432 ft) and Khamba La (4794m/15,725 ft) pass and Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight at Lhasa.

    Day 06
     Lhasa sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Norbulingkha and  Sera Monastry .

    This is our first day in Lhasa the hub of Tibetan historical spot and the monasteries. we will begun our day by visiting Jhokhang temple in the morning, After Jhokhang we will visit to the Norbulingkha palace. We will have lunch near Norbulingkha Palace. After lunch we will visit Sera Monastery located outskirt of Lhasa towards north. Our guide will assist you if you would want to visit other places.

    Jokhang Temple was builted in 647 by King Songtsen Gampo (r.617-49),  and his two foreign wives who are credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. The king’s first wife, Princess Bhrikuti (married in the 630s), was the sister of the Nepalese king, while his second wife, Princess Wencheng (married 641), was the niece or daughter of the Chinese emperor. The temple house a sacred image of the Buddha, the Jowo Rinpoche, which Queen Wencheng brought with her from China as a dowry. This statue is still enshrined within the temple and is the holiest object in Tibet.

    Norbu Lingka (means “The Jeweled Park”) is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai lamas, Norbulingka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a unique representation of Tibetan architecture. Norbulingka Palace is situated in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. Norbulingka covers an area of around 36 hectares (89 acres) and considered to be the largest man made garden in Tibet. Norbulingka Park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet, including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. The park is where the annual Shun ton or ‘Yoghurt Festival’ is held. Norbulingka consists of several palace complexes, such as the Kelsang Potrang, Tsokyil Potrang, Golden Linka and Takten Migyur Potrang built for different Dalai lamas. Each palace complex is divided into three sections – the palace section, the section in front of the palaces and the woods. Norbulingka both reflects the ethnical, religious features of the Tibetan people and embodies the architecture style. It is of great cultural value and was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001 as an extension of Potala Palace.

    Sera monastery is one of the great Gelugpa school of learning centre and famous debate session of monks on Buddhist sciences of philosophy, metaphysics, psychology and epistemology .The history of Sera monastery is strongly connected to master lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419).

    Day 07
     Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala palace and Drepung manastery, 

    Today we will continue visiting cultural site in Lhasa. we will be visiting the Potala palace and the drepung monastery in the afternoon. after visiting these two places we would highly rcommand you to explore old Lhasa city and the Bakhor street.

    Potala palace was built by Tibetan king Songtsan Gampo and later rebuilt by fifth Dalai Lama. It was the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas until peaceful libiration in year 1959. Its builted on a rocky hill overlooking the city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace has a sturdy fortress-like appearance. It contains more than a thousand rooms spreading over an area of 1,300 feet by 1,000 feet. The stone walls are 16 feet thick at the base, but more finely constructed (without the use of nails) in the upper stories. The Potala Palace is made of two main parts, easily distinguished by their color: the Red Palace and White Palace. The two are joined by a smaller, yellow-painted structure that houses the sacred banners hung on the exterior for the New Year festivals. The rooms inside the palace are identified by numbers as well as names.

    Jokhang Temple was builted in 647 by King Songtsen Gampo (r.617-49),  and his two foreign wives who are credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. The king’s first wife, Princess Bhrikuti (married in the 630s), was the sister of the Nepalese king, while his second wife, Princess Wencheng (married 641), was the niece or daughter of the Chinese emperor. The temple house a sacred image of the Buddha, the Jowo Rinpoche, which Queen Wencheng brought with her from China as a dowry. This statue is still enshrined within the temple and is the holiest object in Tibet.

    Day 08
     Final departure Lhasa

    Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A guide  will take you to the airport for your onward journey. You can either get back to Kathmandu or continue to mainland China on your way to home. We end here our unforgettable Tibet tour and Tibet will warm heartedly welcome you back home forever. We send you all our best wishes for your continuous happy journey.

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