9 Days Tibet Tour With Mt. Everest
(Keeping in view the current flight schedules this tour can be undertake as Flyin and drive out only)
Kathmandu /Gonggar Airport/Tsedang. Tsedang Hotel (Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan, is 100KM away from the airport and 3500m above sea level.)
AM: Visiting Yongbulakhang & Changdrup monastery
PM: Drive back to Lhasa
(Yombulakhang, the first palace for the first king in Tibetan history, is 15KM away from Tsedang town. The mountain slope palace was originally built in the second century, but the replica was rebuilt in the 1980s. Built in the 7th century by the king Sontsan Gambu, Chamdrok is one of the oldest temples in Tibet, 4KM away from the Tsedang hotel.)
Potala Palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Street (Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city,Jokhang , one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king¡ªSontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple.)
Sera Monastery, Drepung monastery & Norbulingka (Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa¡¯s disciple¡ªSakya-yeshi. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa¡¯s disciple¡ªJamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalailama¡¯s summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drive Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse with Kumbum & Pelkor Chode - Shigatse hotel
(Gyantse lies 260kms southwest of Lhasa on the Northern bank of Nyang Chu River. It takes around 8 hours to reach Gyantse crossing the Kamba La Pass(4800m) where the beautiful Yamdrok Tso will be seen and the Karo La Pass(5010m) where the year-around glacier will be seen. Gyantse has been known as a heroic town since Tibetans resisted the Young husband¡¯s British Expedition to Tibet in 1904. (Phalkor monastery was built in the 15th century by the local chieftain Raptan Kunsang under the guidance of the first Panchan lama. There are 100,000 images in the Kumbum Pagoda, both solid and painting. It is a real work of art; one of the mosst magnificent buildings in Tibet, strongly of Newari(Nwpal) architecture, erected in 1440 by Rabtan Kunsang )
(Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, 90KMs away from Gyangtse. The famous Tashillunpo monastery in Shigatse , seat of the Panchan Lama, one of the six important Gelupa monasteries in China, was built in 1447 by the first Dalailama. )
Drive to Xegar via Sakya. Qomolangma Hotel (It is 250kms from Shigatse to Xegar. Sakya monastery is located in the Zhongqu River valley about 30kms away from the Sino-Nepal Highway (Sakya-bridge).
Drive to Everest Base camp with Rongbu monastery then back to Xegar Qomolangma Hotel above 5200m high Everest Base camp is 100km from the Qomolangma Hotel.
Rongbu monastery, only 7kms on the way to the base camp, is the highest monastery in Tibet where one can get a very good view of mountain Everest from.)
Drive to Zhangmu. Zhangmu Hotel (250kms away from Xegar, Zhangmu is a little boarder town in the south slope of the Himalaya mountain range. It¡¯s a nice place to rest one or two nights there after your exhausted tour in the high plateau)
Day 09: Zhangmu exit.
- Airports picks up and drop by private Car/Van.
- All the necessary documents and Tibet entry Visa.
- The entire entrance fee while you visit monuments in Tibet and Nepal.
- All the accommodation in Tibet with Bed and Breakfast.
- Ground transportation by 4WD Land curser.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during Tibet tour.
Price not Included
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.Your travel insurance.
- Your personal equipments.
- Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and tour in Tibet.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Tips for the guide and driver.
- Anything not mentioned above