Fly over the world's highest peaks into the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the cultural hub of Tibet. You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa where our local guides will take you around main important monasteries and palaces of Dalai Lama including Sera, Drepung and Norbulinkha monasteries and Potala Palace to explore the historical Tibetan culture and civilization. The trip returns overland (spending 4 nights en-route) via Gyantse-Shigatse-Xegar-Zhangmu to Kathmandu. There are two high passes Karola and Gyatso La over 5000 meters on this overland trip. Average elevation of your overland journey is over 4000 meters above sea level and acclimatization for high altitude; health and safety should be carefully considered in the trip.
DAY 1 - KATHMANDU-LHASA
Fly Kathmandu To Lhasa: transfer to city, check in hotel and rest for acclimatization. O/N Hotel (medium class)
DAY 2- LHASA
LHASA: visit Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor bazzar, etc. O/N hotel
DAY 03- LHASA
LHASA: visit Sera and Norbulingkha Monasteries, etc. O/N hotel
DAY 04 - LHASA - GYANTSE
Lhasa - Gyantse (3650m): drive 261km, via Karola pass (5,010), Yamdrok lake and Tibetan lifeline river Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahma putra) - o/n at hotel
DAY 05 - GYANTSE - SHIGATSE
Gyantse - Shigatse(3900m): 90 km, visit Phalcho and Kumbum monastery in Gyangtse, and drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel
DAY 06 - SHIGATSE - XEGAR
After visiting Tashilhumpu Monastery, drive 244km, 6-hours, crossing over a highest pass of Gyatso La (5,220m). O/N hotel/Guesthouse.
DAY 07 -XEGAR - ZHANGMU
Xegar - Zhangmu: 240km, -hrs scenic drive via Lalung la pass (5050 M) with good view of Mt. Cho Oyu. O/N hotel
DAY 08 - ZHANGMU - FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE – KATHMANDU
Zhangmu - Friendship Bridge – Kathmandu: 123km, after Nepal immigration check in/ visas, 4/5-hours scenic drive to Kathmandu.
*** This trip itinerary can be changed or modified as per your time, requirement and interest.
Cost of This Trip: depend on your group size and your requirements. Please e-mail us for a special price quote.
For more information and booking this trip, please contact us in advance. Thank you for your time.