TIBET WITH EVEREST TREK

TIBET WITH EVEREST TREK

( 10 Nights / 11 Days )

overview

Lhasa is the heart and soul of Tibet. It isa city of wonders, despite the large-scale encroachments of modern Chinese influence. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres, making it one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally important Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces. Many of these are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.

Nyalamis a small Tibetan town near the Nepal border. It is the county seat of Nyalam County in Shigatse Prefecture (part of the historical Tsang Province of the old Tibet). It is 35 km away from Zhangmu town in the same county, which is the point of entry to Nepal. Nyalam is situated at 3,750 metres (12,300 ft) above sea level.Once a town of stone buildings and tin roofs, it was nicknamed “The Gate of Hell” by the Nepalese traders because the old trail between Nyalam and the Nepalese border was so treacherous to negotiate. Today, Nyalam is a fast growing little town made of concrete buildings located on the Friendship Highway between Lhasa and the Nepal border. At the south of Nyalam, the road drops abruptly through the gorge of the MatsangTsangpo or Sun Kosi as it is known in Nepal.  The town is about 40 km from the Nepalese border and 150 km from Kathmandu.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    KATHMANDU – LHASA

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by one of our representatives and you will be brought to the hotel. You may take full rest for acclimatization.Overnight stay will still be at the hotel. Good breakfast will be served.

    Meals : No I Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 02

    LHASA

    We will visit Potala Palace. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King SongtsenGampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera monastery. It is located 5 kilometers north of Lhasa City and was built in 1419 by JamchenChoejie. Sera is one of three major monasteries in Tibet.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 03

    LHASA

    We will have a sightseeing tour to theJokhang Temple – the holiest shrine in Tibet with a golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha. This was brought to Tibet by Chinese princess Wenchen. Drepungmonastery ,thelargest monastery in Lhasa, will also be visited. It was built in 1416 by JamyangChoejie. Then we will transfer to Norbulingkha – the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. It was built in the 18thcentury. We will go back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 04

    LHASA (3660 M) – GYANTSE (3900 M / 260 KM DRIVE)

    This day will begin with an overland adventure and a toGyantse. Along the way, wewill cross the Kamba la (4794m) and the Karo la pass (5010m), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la we will come to Yamdrok, also known as the Turquoise Lake.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Gyantse.

  • Day 05

    GYANTSE – SHIGATSE (3800 M / 90 KM DRIVE)

    This will be a busy day. In the morning, we will have a visit to GyantseStupa and monastery followed by a two-hour drive to Shigatse. Here, we can see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery and the seat of the Panchen Lama.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.

  • Day 06

    SHIGATSE – SHEGAR (NEW TINGRI)

    Once more, we will drive along the Friendship Highway and immerse ourselves in the wondrous views of the Tibetan plateau. Along the way, we will cross our highest pass of the journey, Gyamtso La, as well as numerous nomadic herders. The night will be spent at the comfortable place of Hotel Quomolongma.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Shegar.

  • Day 07

    NEW TINGRI – RONGBUK (4880 M /70 KM DRIVE)

    As we leave Shigatse, we head south to the Pang La (5150m) towards the main Himalayan range that give magnificent views of high Himalayas. At Rongbuk, there is a beautiful, large, round chorten, a reliquary with religious significance embedded in its terraced structure and crown of emblems of the sun and moon, symbolizing the light of Buddha’s teaching. Overnight will be spent at Guesthouse.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at guesthouse in Shegar.

  • Day 08

    RONGBUK – EVEREST BASE CAMP(5200 M / 10 KM TREK)

    Rongbuk is the power place through which all seeking the highest peak via the North Face must pass. It is the sacred threshold to Mount Everest, with the most dramatic views in the world. Often shrouded in clouds and mist and it looms large over the Rongbuk glacier, shining white at its feet. The Rongbuk monastery is situated half-way up the mile-wide, 20-mile long valley. Rongbuk Monastery was founded in 1902 in an area of meditation huts that had been in use by nuns and hermits for over 400 years. Now, we will have the opportunity of hiking and exploring the Everest Base Camp (5200 m). The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above us. No vehicles tour vehicles, apart from expeditions, below the pass, as we turn to the corner the Valley, we can watch the charming view of Everest and Makalu to Shishapangma than ever are allowed beyond 9 kms.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at guesthouse in Shegar.

  • Day 09

    EVEREST BASE CAMP – TINGRI (4390 M / 65 KM)

    After receiving the blessing of the Lama, your mind will become more focused, perhaps channeled by the gods who dwell in the Abode of Snows. The land has become progressively more sterile, more elemental – rock, sky, ice, wind. Everest looms above, a sacred space with its own draw, its own inexorable pull on the human spirit.Hiking back toRongbuk, drive to Tingri. 

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at guesthouse in Tingri.

  • Day 10

    TINGRI – NYALAM

    On our second to last day, we will retrace the Friendship Highway and experience another amazing drive through Tibet. Once again we will cross two high passes with magnificent Himalayan views. Towards the end of the day, we will descend from the Tibetan plateau to Nyalam. It is a huge relief for many to arrive back in this lush town with showers and beds.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Nyalam.

  • Day 11

    NYALAM – KATHMANDU

    From Nyalam, we will head back to the border town of Zhangmu. It’s a short drive to the Friendship Bridge which spans the BhoteKosi River and marks the Tibet – Nepal border. We will say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control. We will the meet Nepalese staffs and will continue driving to Kathmandu.

    Meals : Breakfast Only  I Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

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