Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp
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Kathmandu to Lhasa Everest Base camp tour is 10 days overland tour in Tibet, the unusual highlights and proposes of the tour is going to the Everest Base Camp wherein you will be compensated with surrounding and beautiful perspectives of Mount Everest from the north side.
The primary day of Tour starts with a 123 Km of driving from Kathmandu to Zhangmu or a 156 Km drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam through stunningly brilliant farmlands of Nepal into the old China thru the Friendship Bridge. 2nd day passes with fervor as you will drive through the high Tibetan levels where you may get to peer the correct Tibetan scene. From the high levels, you could discover and snap the high mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu & Mt. Xishapagma.
After we will take an exciting drive to Ronbuk - 5000m and a mere 7km beneath Everest Base Camp. The attitude from here is completely exceptional. Ronbuk is unquestionably the most amazing religious place in the world which turned into first implicit 1902 through the Nyingma Lama and initially housed more than 500 Friars. Today, just something like 50 friars and nuns continues to be, supplying the equal supplication to God corridor however to discrete houses. The nuns here are amazing a laugh and will be pleased to have you ever be part of their night petitions to God. The vivacious can make the 7km climb to Base Camp for a more in-depth attitude of this heavenly mountain, in addition, you can rent a steed truck.
After tour heads to Xigatse passes in a grand drive traverse Gyatchu La Mountain. On this way, you will find out a path to the Mt. Kailash. You will need to hold up for the morning touring and Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu cloister visit after which you will head to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu religious community and return to your inn to stay overnight. On the fifth day, you will drive a full day to traverse Karola, Kambala, and astonishing Yamdrok Lake and the Tibetan life saver stream Bramha Putra to the heavenly place of Lhasa.
Lhasa merits 2 complete days of your attention and visit. Right there you may visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor road, Potala Palace, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Endure in thoughts to buy something in your kin back in the Lhasa roads. The 8th and the remaining day of your tour take you to the airfield for your takeoff flight over again to Kathmandu or different terminus as you have got organized.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m) – Zhangmu (2,500m) Nyalam (3,700m): 123km / 156km
Leave Kathmandu early in the morning to cover the123km to reach the Nepal-: Tibet Border. After completing the immigration formalities at the border, we drive towards Nyalam. Moving up a series of incredibly steep switchbacks, which passes through a mossy gully with cascading waterfalls, we reach Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Zhangmu / Nyalam to Lo Tingri/old Tingri (4050m) -179/ 147 Km.
Drive (Approx. 5-6 hours) to Tingri crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). This drive provides fabulous view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8848m) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and more. Overnight at Guest House
Day 03: Lo Tingri/old Tingri to Ronbuk (5050m )
About 90 Kms scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – You can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest. You have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5150m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for it. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Overnight accommodation at a guest house.
Day 04: Rongbuk hiking to Everest Base Camp and back to Ronbuk - 8 Km
Today we explore around Everest Base Camp and to watch sunrise on Mt. Everest. It is a truly awe inspiring place with the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world soaring above you. You can Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Rongbuk, Overnight accommodation at a guest house
Day 05: Rongbuk Xigatse (3,900m)- 244 km
Proceed with beautiful drive traverse Gyatchu La (5,220m), the most elevated pass in transit to Lhasa by means of Lhatse from where a views to Mt. Kailash Bifurcates to the west. Xigatse is a standout amongst the most generally huge towns in Tibet.
Day 06: Xigatse to Gyantse – (3950m) 90km
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. Tashilumpo lies at the foot of Drolmari, or Tara's Mountain, on the western side of Shigatse. It is one of Tibet's most powerful cloisters, established in 1477 by Gendun Drubpa, the first Dalai Lama. Inside the cloister, the Maitreya Chapel is the tallest building and houses the world's biggest metal statue of Buddha at 26.2 meters (86 feet) high, situated on a 3.8 meter (12 foot) high lotus throne made of gold, metal and valuable pearls, After lunch set out on a charming 2 hours head to Gyantse with its astounding locales Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong.
Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa - (3650m) -216 km.
The full day picturesque drive crossing the 2 passes The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Tibetan lifeline river Bramha Putra(Yarlung Tsangpo) and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 08: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Today we explore the heart of Tibet with taking the special tour; our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, Sera, in Tibetan, means "Wild Rose Garden" since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it. The Sera monastery was completed in 1419. The Monastery is erected grandly at a mountain slope with a colorful architecture, Explore Norbulinka Palace, in Tibetan ‘beautiful gardens’ and the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. At serene Sera Monastery, enjoy watching the monks animatedly debating the Buddhist scriptures and see the wonderful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, wonderful scroll paintings, tapestries and Thangka that can be seen throughout. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan people. Every day, numerous Buddhists from every corner of Tibet come to burn incense to worship here. Follow the pilgrimage circuit along the ancient streets of the old town around Barkhor Bazaar and return back to hotel for overnight.
Day 09: Another Sightseeing Day in Lhasa
Today we will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels, you are guided thought ancient chamber of the palace and get to see Tibetan art and statues, After visit Potala palace enjoy the solemnity of holy Dreprung Monastery one of the largest Monastery in Tibet which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks, where you can observe many nuns and monks changing and performing religious discourses, but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery, evening free for Shopping return back to hotel for overnight.
Day 10: Final departure from Lhasa
Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
What’s included in the Cost:
- All airport Pick up and Drop
- Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees
- Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge.
- Twin share accommodation in respective hotels
- Tours and transfers with English speaking guide
- All land transport in private vehicle ( mini van, van, hiace depends on group size)
- Breakfast every day.
Extra Cost to Consider:
- China Group Visa fees (US$ 58.00 per person)and For USA Nationality(US$142 per person)
- Lunches & dinners; refreshments, bottled/alcoholic drinks
- Any tips (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.)
- Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
- Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available)
- Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable
- Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides/ road blockage or otherwise
- Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels transport, etc.).
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Trip Facts and Figures
Duration: 10 days
Highest Altitude: 5300 m
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal
Location: Lhasa Everest base camp
Best time: Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July)
Guide: Government certified hiking & trekking Guide
Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room, on request can provide single room also for single travelers depends on room availability in season time in busy trekking routes. Tented camping will be done during the base camp stay.
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Tibetan cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)