Tibet - Lhasa Tour - 10 days
Tibet - a land so rich in Culture, tradition and steeped in religion along the far-flung unique landscape, also called the roof of the world. Let the age-old Tibetan Myths & mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds every visitor in thrill and excitement. The tour begins with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many highest peaks of the world (if you join the tour in Kathmandu). This is the only flight fly over Mt. Everest and other highest peaks. In case you wish to start the tour in Lhasa arriving from anywhere in mainland China or taking a new train from Beijing you will be briefed about the tour by your Tibetan Guide.
Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02- Visa preparation day. Optional tour of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03- Fly to Gongkar airport and drive to Lhasa.
Day 04- Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market.
Day 05- Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery.
Day 06- Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse & Yamdrok Lake. Visit Khumbum & Pelkhor Stupa.
Day 07- Visit Tashilumpho Monastery & drive to Shegar.
Day 08- Drive to Rongbuk & visit Rongbuk Monastery & drive to Shigatse.
Day 09- Drive to Lhasa.
Day 10- Drive to Airport for Final Departure.
Commencing this trip
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour to Lhasa visiting major Palaces, monasteries, acclimatizing & to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage & to explore this history – Laden city to its core. In route, you will visit the ancient town of Gyantse, Shigatse and many other cities. You get to explore the 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 (drokpas) nomads en-route driving through highest Plate on Earth. Further drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau takes taking off the main highway toward Rongbuk. Finally, visit Rongbuk Monastery and view the spectacular sight of Everest & drive back to Lhasa. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights.