Starting from Kathmandu – Everest Base camp to Lhasa this is an amazing tour to explore Tibet. Offering special mystery and magnetisms, the Buddhist territory of Tibet has comprehensive feeling the spirits and brains of the western soil. Our Kathmandu – Everest Base camp (EBC) – Lhasa tour faces a enormous region of this historic landscape, imposing passes, wide unlock places, complex decorated monasteries throughout unforgettable surroundings and getting truthfully into the spiritual heart of the state-Lhasa. Above ten days, this tour runs to imprison in a small piece of the whole thing of the attractiveness kingdom of Tibet has to present.
Fallowing the force on “Friendship High Way”, Kathmandu – Everest Base camp overland tour to Lhasa city of Tibet takes total ten days all together. The trip goes on visiting at quietly attractive Sakya, Shalu, Natang Buddhist monasteries and inaccessible rustic societies uninjured by modern progress. A liberal one night will be at Ronbuk, Time to take in some remarkable outlooks of the highest Himalayas on the globe including Mt. Everest (8,848m) Passing road through Nyalam the historical Shigatse, Gyantse famous for the Gyantse Kumbum, It’s an amazing part of Tibet Everest Base camp Lhasa overland tour takes you the foot on the base of Mt. Everest of Tibet side. Kathmandu – Lhasa via Everest base camp (EBC) overland tour is a supreme overland drive tour which gives you the complete admit of cultures, society and life styles of Tibetans.
It’s the complete previous that the street still move toward enthusiastic on Tibet Lhasa itself- the sacred spirit of this nation Tibet. For centuries the home of Dalai Lamas and the aim of moral visitors, You might enlarge pleased weeks mislaid in Lhasa’s historical and sacred resources which is appropriate as the tour concluded fallowing a day tour of the if the capital that’s exactly what you are liberated to do become one of the providential few to have experienced first-hand the virtuous power and pure attractiveness of this wonderful state.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival and trek homework [1,300m/4264ft]
You will be welcomed by representatives from Adventure Discovery Treks (ADT) on your arrival in Kathmandu airport. After your official work (visa etc inside the Kathmandu airport) look for our representative with an Adventure Discovery treks and expedition (p) Ltd show board at the arrival gate. You will be transmits at hotel of your requirements (depends on your interest) and you will visit our office, Kathmandu-Lhasa-EBC tour briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Nyalam [3,750m/12,300ft] – 162kms.
About 5 hours drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (1,873m/6,143ft) where we complete our immigration official procedure then drive goes up hill to Tibetan border town Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft). Here you meet our Tibetan guide on arrival at the check post and drive goes up viewing the waterfalls to Nyalam for overnight stay.
Day 03: Nyalam to Lo – Tingro/old Tingri [4050m/13,284ft] – 147kms
After breakfast at hotel about 6 hours drive to Tingri today passing two passes – Nyalam pass (3800m) & lalung La pass (5082m). Today’s drive offers stunning sceneries of tallest Himalayas that includes Mt. Everest (8,848m), Jugal Himal and Mt. Makalu (8,464m) overnight stay at Lo-Tingri/Old Tingri.
Day 04: Lo – Tingri/Old Tingri to Ronbuk [5,050m/16564ft] – 105km – Explore Everest Base Camp [5,250m/17,220ft]
The short drive to Ronbuk visiting Ronbuk monastery first which is tallest monastery in Tibet. The face to face view of Mt. Everest (Mt. Quomolangma is Tibetan name), Afternoon drive to Everest Base Camp by local bus and walk 16 kms around the base camp. Evening back to Ronbuk from Base Camp. The land is dry and desolate. It is really tremendous area with vertical north features of the tallest mountain of the earth soaring right above you. Stay overnight at Ronbuk.
Day 05: Ronbuk to Xegar to Lhatse [4050m/13,284ft] – 245kms
After enjoy the sun rise on Mt. Everest and visiting Ronbuk monastery the drive continue down to Xegar via Lhatse. We pass the highest pass of our trip today called Gyamtso La (5,220m), Passing calm monasteries and the site of itinerant herders soon fallowing Shegar. Again we turn to the “Friendship High Way” drives on south the Pang La (5,150m). The outlooks from the summit is unbelievable by never ending Himalayan series enlarging from Makalu to Shishapangma, underneath the cross, Everest originally is covered from analysis however when we twist the side into the Ronbuk town more imposing than ever. Stay overnight.
Day 06: Lhatse to Sakya & Natang Monastery to Shigatse [3900m/12792ft] – 285kms
30 minutes drive takes us to Sakya monastery to explore known as the family holy place (Temple) of Sakyapa faction of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery was build around 6th year – 1073 of the Xining area of the Song family (960 – 1279AD) by Khon Konchog Gyalpo, he also creator of Sakyapa sect of Lamaism. Sakya means “Grey Soil” in Tibetan as the soil neighboring it is ancient: This is innermost monastery of Sakyaoa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Yuan Dynasty, the 5th Sakya Thrine Holder, Drogon Chogyal Phakpa popular as Phakpa was selected as the National high priest by Yuan Emperor Shizu
He obtained accuse of the Buddhist and decision-making associations of Tibet and started the history of Monk’s supremacy in Tibet. In the 2nd year (1265) of the Zhiyuan supremacy of the Yuan family (1270 – 1368), Phakpa came back to the Sakya Monastery. After 3 years, through the financial support of Yuan government, the Sakya, monastery authorized a large number of Han Mongolian and Tibetan crafts man to reconstruct the Sakya monastery. It turned out to be the political heart (center) of Tibet at that time. At the ending of the Yan Dynasty, the Sakya monastery condition was restored by kagyu sect. Sakyapa sect only preserved its spiritual and political supremacy is Sakya area. As a consequence, the Sakya monastery slowly refused and destroys into neglected.
As we have our lunch. The drive goes to Natang Monastery, The Natang monastery in Xigaze is one of the survivor. This monastery had a number of 3,000 minks and 13 sutra halls. Its show off vast gathering of Tibetan producing chunks and hand-copied Buddhist scriptures, Tripitaka imprinted in 1732 and 1743 were the oldest of their type. Evening we arrive at Xigatse – the 2nd largest town in Tibet.
Day 07: Shigatse to Gyantse via Shalu Monastery (3,950m/12,956ft] – 90Kms
After visiting the Tashilunpo monastery of gratis bazaar of Xigatse, lunch get on an enjoyable 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Phalkot Monastery and Khumbum stupa will be visited. The 20 kilometers southwest from Xigatse Shaulu Monasterywas first built in 1087AD. It is well – known for its sandalwood falls imprinted with Buddhist scripture and a jar for satisfying holy water. It is said that for years the water does not reduce or get worse. Stay overnight in Gyantse.
Day 08: Gyantse to Lhasa [3650m/11972ft] – 259kms.
The 8 hours drive takesto Lhasa. Ceossing two passes – Karo la (5010) and Kamba La (4794m) and also lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). Also you will pass the Yarlung Tsangpo stream and see the far view of Potala palace. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 09: Lhasa city sightseeing tour
Primary, our explore starts with Sera Monastery. A knowledgeable tour leader also functioning as a predictor accompany to this potted monastery of white washed walls and golden roofs. Uniformly thrilling cadence constructs up while doing a tour Norbulinka – the summer palace of Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple is one more significant holy spot which unties more bottomless seated secrecy of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore to Barkhor Bazaar can be fairly a adjust from other visits as we wander approximately the metropolis savoring each small features from stall hawkers wining over their customers to acquire supplies to display of Tibetan civilizations, traditions, and beliefs. Finally the tour ends as you go back to Hotel.
Day 10: Lhasa Sightseeing tour
As like earlier day, today also you experience the important sights – Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace presents great views of entire Lhasa city which also has the private quarter of Dalai Lama, frequent impressive position rooms and chapels. The Drepung Monastery was built in 14th century has antique history also used to shelter about 10,000 monks but now a day’s only few hundreds. Stay overnight at Lhasa.
Day 11: Final departure from Tibet tour.
You are free from today to your own destinations. After breakfast we drop you to Lhasa airport. If you are coming back to Nepal we may extend your trip for some trekking, safaris and tours. We also can manage any destinations from Lhasa either train tickets, flight tickets.
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