Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu-Nylam
Early morning drive to Nepal-Tibet border post, Kodari. From Kodari we drive up to the Zhang Mu clearing the Chinese immigration continuing the journey up to beautiful George of Nylam. On your way you will see the beautiful view of Langtang, Gaurisankar, Melungtse and Khumbu Himal range.
Day 02: Nyalam-Lhatse
Our first stop on the Tibetan plateau will be on the 5200 m. high Lalung la pass from where we have a breathtaking view of the himalayan range and Shisabangma, the highest peak in Tibet. While having lunch in Lao Tingri, the peaks of Mt. Everest (Qomolongma in Tibetan) and Cho Oyu can be seen.
This day our journey is long but the spectacular Tibetan plateau will make you forget time. Altitude 4000m.
Day 03 Lhatse-Shigatse/Xingatse
A four hour drive brings us to Tibet’s second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Altitude 3800m.
Day 04 Shigatse/Xigatse -Gyantse
After a stroll through the old city we depart for the two and a half hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching the small farming town we can clearly see the old fort that was captured by Young husband during his 1904 raid into Tibet. Here the main attraction is the Kumbum monastery with its extraordinary architecture. Altitude 3900m.
Day 05 Gyantse -Lhasa
This will be a long drive, but on the way we cross the Karo-la with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok Tso which is named the Turquoise lake and cross the Kamba-la from where we descend to the main road which bring us all the way to Lhasa. Altitude 3650m.
Day 06/07 Sightseeing around Lhasa
During these two days in Lhasa. We visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera Monasteries and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 08 Flight from Lhasa to onward journey
Get up very early for our transfer to Gonggor airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu or other destination.
Please note: This trip can be done in reverse as well, drive-in, fly-out
NOTE: It is possible to combine various other activities such as sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara, wildlife safari & rafting. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.
- Private transportation by Land Cruiser.
- Tibet travel permit
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
- Daily breakfast.
- Government taxes and Service charge.
- Lunch and dinner