14 Days | Fly in/Drive out to and from Kathmandu | Min. 4 persons. | Max altitude: 5,200m | Accommodation in hotel and guest house
An opportunity to visit the base camp of Everest (5,200m) and see the world highest mountain up close. True to its nickname, “the Roof of the world”, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes, and high altitude desert that goes as far as the eyes can take it. On this Tibet overland tour you have 4 days in Lhasa and other ancient cities Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri visiting major places of attraction, monasteries, acclimatizing and to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage and to explore this history-laden city to its core.
The tour begins with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a awe-inspiring trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many highest peaks of the world. This is the only flight that fly over Mt. Everest and other highest peaks.
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour to Lhasa visiting major Palaces and Monasteries. You leave Lhasa on day 4. en-route you visit ancient town of Shigatse and many other cities. You get to explore colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and you become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures including untamed nomads en-route driving through highest Plateau on Earth. Further drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau taking off the main highway toward Everest base camp. Finally drive towards trans-Himalaya cross into Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: A half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and it's historical sites.
Day 03: A full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan.
Day 04: Fly to Gongkar Airport and drive to Lhasa. Transfer to hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market.
Day 06: Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Khumbum Stupa.
Day 08: Drive to Shigatse visit Tashilumpho Monastery.
Day 09: Drive to Shegar.
Day 10: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery. Excursion to Everest Base Camp. Drive to Shegar.
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu Tibet border with Nepal.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!