Place to visit: Kathmandu - Tingri - Lhatse - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa - Shigatse - Shegar - Rongbuk (Everest Base Camp) - Kathmandu
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Price: 2250 EUROS / 2771 USD
Please note that Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu keeps passport for visa for Tibet and Chinese visa
After breakfast visit Durbar sqaure,Hanuman Dokha ,Kumari Temple,overnight Kathmandu
Morning: after breakfast we will start easy drive, there is the main checkpost to enter further up at Nyalam. We will be visiting Milarepa's cave enroute. One can ride to Lhatse (300 km) this day but we are treating this trip as a pleasant journey, spending the night in Tingri makes you more comfortable having the great views of the Himalayas in the South including Mt. Everest. Overnight at a guest house.
A typical day driving between the villages to Xigaze or Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet . The drive today is across Yulung La (4950 metres), over fairly unpaved roads in the plateau area. After reaching Shigatse, we will transfer you in a better hotel and relax. If interested, you can visit the "Tashilhumpo Monastery", a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls,overnight Shigatse
Your drive on to Gyantse takes us through intensely agricultural, cultivated areas. Much of the gravel road is lined with poplar trees, which are a distinctly Tibetan feature. The drive on this day is just 90 km but, if interested, you can drive to the small, picturesque village of Kardoi from Gyantse (120 km round trip). This excursion will also take you to an old castle, Kumbum and Palcho Chode monastery. The hotel in Gyantse has good facilities, like the one in Shigatse ,overnight Gyantse.
You will drive mostly on a paved road, though there is an off-road route from Gyantse to the turquoise Lake "Yamdrok Tso". You will be crossing the high pass of "Karo La" at 5050m then continue your drive to Lhasa,overnight Lhasa
After breakfast visit Potala Palace , Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka palace,overnight Lhasa
Today will be on paved road. After having breakfast we'll follow the riverbed of the Kyi Chu River , this is the same way back until road adjacent to a bridge at the Brahmaputra valley. Then we take the straight highway riding on the riverbed of the "Yarlung Tsangpo" to Shigatse, stay at the hotel
After a good breakfast, we start driving from Shigatse to Lhatse then ascent to the Gyatso La-5220m, finally descend into Shegar,overnight Shegar
Today you will find much excitement. Here starts the taste of the "Top of the World"; the remoteness shows the real beauty.Driving through the remoteness you will be ascending to the Rongbuk.Excursion to Everest base camp- 5200m and back to Rongbuk and overnight stay at Rongbuk Guest house
Start 35 Kilometers down hill from Nyalam to Zanghmu, the altitude dramatically decreases by 1300 meters in approximately 1.5 hour. Since Zhangmu is the exit point, we will follow the custom clearance, immigration and check post clearance both in Tibet and Nepal border. Continue drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle arranged by our company, transfer to the hotel in kathmandu
In the evening transfer the airport to catch the flight back home!