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Unique Experiences:

•  Travel with a comfortable small group, but for an affordable price
•  Travelling from Lhasa to Nepal via newly opened Kyirong border on road
•  Take you to the world’s highest mountain peak of Everest and its base camp
•  Tibet, blessed with abundance of natural and culture treasure
•  You will have a fantastic view of Five great snow mountain peaks

Participants:

Shared Group Experience – normally has more people in a group and expect to share your experience with up to 10 others.
Minimum 2 participants
Please note that this tour might have fixed departure days. We recommend you to check and book in advance to secure your preferred departure day.

Trip Length: 8 Day(s) 7 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Fixed departure days as below :For 2018, departure is possible on the following dates:07 Jun // 14 Jun // 21 Jun // 28 Jun // 05 Jul // 12 Jul //19 Jul // 26 Jul // 02 Aug // 09 Aug // 16 Aug // 23 Aug // 30 Aug // 06 Sep // 13 Sep // 20 Sep // 27 Sep //04 Oct // 11 Oct // 18 Oct // 25 Oct // 01 Nov // 08 Nov // 15 Nov // 22 Nov // 29 Nov // 06 Dec // 13 Dec // 20 Dec // 27 Dec 2018
Travel Season:

The best travel season is from April to October.

Type of Transportation: Local tour coach from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Type of Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Lhasa, Shigatse, ShegarThe best available guesthouse at Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kyirong Town
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

Children age: 2-12 years, no children price, same as adult
This tour is not recommended for: Children below 2 years old

Included in Price:

Meals: 7 x Breakfasts
Accommodation:
3 x nights in Lhasa at Lhasa Tashi Targye Hotel/similar
1 x night in Shirgatse at Shigatse Mansarover Hotel
1 x night in Shegar at Shegar Tibet Roof of The World International Hotel
1 x night at Rongbu Monastery Guesthouse
1 x night at Kyirong Hotel
Entrance Fee(s): All the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary. All necessary Tibet entry and road permits. Everest conservation fee, Everest Base Camp conservation fee, Yamdrok lake conservation fee, Karola glacier conservation fee
Transport: Arrival transfer in Lhasa on Day 1 from airport/train station to your hotel. Good conditioned van with professional driver throughout the tour
Others/Activities: Local Tibetan English speaking guide throughout the trip in Tibet till arrive in Kathmandu, Free oxygen in the vehicle in case needed.

Excluded from Price:

•  Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory), Medical & Emergency evacuation
•  China visa fee
•  Nepal Landing visa fee (Nepal Landing visa fee: 25 - 30 USD per person for a week stay, apply for the landing visa at the border pass and make payment by cash on site)
•  Lunch and dinner on entire tour
•  Any transportation ticket to Lhasa
•  Any service after arrival in Kathmandu
•  Tips to local tour guide and driver (Tip suggestion: Guide: 40 CNY per guest per day, Driver: 30CNY per guest per day
•  All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bharkor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Gyantse, Karola glacier, Yamdrok lake, Palchoe Monastery, Kubum Pogoda stupa, Shigatse, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Gyatso la, Oangla pass, Shegar, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Old Dingri, Kyirong town, Friendship bridge, Kathmandu
Start City:
Lhasa
End City:
Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa by train or air and transfer to downtown Lhasa (3650 mts/45 km)

Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and Our Tibet travel guide and driver will be welcomed you at the railway station/airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the afternoon to get acclimatized to the high altitude.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa Tashi Targye Hotel, or similar

Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar.

After breakfast at 9 am, you will start your Tibet tour with 15-minute easy walking thru the old part of the city from your hotel to the Potala Palace. The Potala Palace is considered as one of the world’s great wonders, it is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, one of Tibet's most holy pilgrimage sites. The palace was originally built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9th century it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red Palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones.

In the afternoon, visit Jokang temple and Bharkor. The Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. The temple is located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of Budhha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays.

The Ancient Bharkor Street is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Bhakor street which surrounds the Jokang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetable.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa Tashi Targye Hotel, or similar


Day 3: Drepung and Sera monasteries.

After enjoying your breakfast, at 9 am you will depart from your hotel and drive approximately around 15 minutes to Drepung monastery. Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15th century by Jamyang Choeje who is one of Tsongkapa’s foremost disciple. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four main colleges with numerous small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays.

In the afternoon, you will be visiting Sera and Norbu Lingka. Sera Monastery was found in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction of this monastery is to see the monks debating, which hold from 3 – 5 pm everyday apart from Sunday.

Norbu Lingka is the first summer Palace which was found by the 7th Dalai Lama in the 18th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The 8th Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758 - 1804) did more initiated work on the Norbulingka, expending the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The 13th Dalai Lama (1876 - 1933) was responsible for the three palaces in the north west corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer Palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa Tashi Targye Hotel or similar


Day 4: Drive Lhasa-Yamdrok lake-Gyantse-Shigatse. (3900 mts/350 km)

You will start your tour at around 8 am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyantse through 3 big mountain passes, Gampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000 mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Gampala pass. Drive along the beautiful Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.

Arrival in Gyantse during your lunch time, visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. Continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming lands in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Shigatse Mansarovar Hotel, or similar


Day 5: Drive from Shigatse to Shegar. (4050 mts/240 km)

Depart from your hotel after breakfast to visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of the Penchen Lama and the biggest monastery in the Tsang region or in the western part of Tibet.

You will finish your sightseeing around 11 am and then continue your journey towards Rongbuk, driving through two big mountain passes, Gyatso la 5220 mts, Pangla pass 5000 mts, and some beautiful villages and the first view of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Shegar Tibet Roof of The World International Hotel, or similar
Note: Departure time from hotel on Day 5 will be informed by your guide 1 day before


Day 6: Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk monastery. (5000 mts/100 km)

Start early morning from Shegar so that you will have a fantastic view of five peaks, Everest, Jo Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Shisha Pangma. After two an a half hours drive, you will reach Rongbuk monastery, explore Everest base camp.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Rongbu Monastery Guesthouse, or similar
Note: Departure time from hotel on Day 6 will be informed by your guide 1 day before


Day 7: Drive from Rongbuk to Kyirong town, the new Nepal Tibet border. (2800 m/367 km) 

You will start your tour at 8.30 am and drive through a rough road for 65 km until you get to the friendship high way where Old Dingri is located. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop at night in order to view mount Everest for tourists especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem. You will drive through the last pass after Pekutso. From the top of those places, you will say final good bye to the beautiful Himalayan range including Shisha Bangma mountain which is also over 8000Mts and popular to the mountain climbers.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Kyirong Hotel, or similar


Day 8: Drive to Friendship bridge (20 km) and then continue to Kathmandu (1300 mts/150 km)

Drive for 20 km distance from Kyirong and meet by our representative from Nepal, clear immigration procedure and obtain your Nepali visa, then transfer to Kathmandu. Driving up and down in the forested mountain with beautiful villages on the slopes from both side of the mountains. Service ends upon your arrival at Kathmandu downtown center.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On your own arrangement
Note: Pick-up time will be informed by your guide on Day 7

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