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Lhasa - Mt Everest - Kathmandu or China

A classical journey to reach the holiest place - Lhasa, center of the Tibet's hearts and minds, where Tibetans and many people of the world call it a spiritual home. From Lhasa, the road northbound takes you to the Palkhor Chorten (Pagoda of thousand-eyes) of Gyangtse, the second largest city Shigatse, enroute to the rugged terrain of Mt Everest. 
 

Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Lhasa (Tib: ལྷ་ས། Chin: La Sa) either by train or flight, will be received and transfer to hotel

Day 02 
Guided tour to Drepung in the morning, visit Sera monastery and the summer palace ( Norbulinka ) in the afternoon

Day 03
Guided tour to Potala Palace in the morning, afternoon the old town and Jokhang temple, Barkhor market.

Day 04
Drive from Lhasa to Gyangtse(Tib:རྒྱལ་རྩེ།  Chin: Jiang Zi) -  Shigatse (Tib: གཞིས་ཀ་རྩེ། Chin: Ri Ga Ze)  / 370kms / 8 hrs

Little early departure from Lhasa to Gyangtse, en route we will visit the Yamdrok lake, a scenic stop at Norjing Gangsang glacier, arrival in Gyangtse, touring the Palchor Chode monastery including the Kumbum, late afternoon continue our driving through the Nying Chu river valley, passing a lot of local Tibetan villages, we will visit local families as well, arrival in Shigatse in the evening, hotel stay ( 3800m )

Day 05
Shigatse - Shekar (Tib:དིང་རི།  Chin: Ding Ri ) / 240kms / 5hrs

Spend the morning touring Tashi Lunpo monastery (the main seat of Panchen Lama ) and the local traditional market, afternoon leave Shigatse, continue our overland trip on the friend-ship highway to Shekar with stops an route, hotel stay in, hotel stay in Shekar ( 4300m ), hotel stay

Day 06
Shekar - Rombuk / 90kms / 3hrs

Early departure, drive to Rombuk, crossing Gyawu la passs where we have sun-rising panoramic view of the greatest part of the Himalaya, continue overland trip to Romuk, afternoon excursion to of Rombuk monastery and view of Mt. Everest, spend most part of this day in Rombuk, overnight at Rombuk monastery guest house or tented guest house ( 5000m )

Day 07
Rombuk - Kyirong (Tib:སྐྱིད་གྲོང་། Chin:Ji Long) - Raso/ 370kms / 7hrs

After breakfast, we enjoy the sun-rising over Mt. Everest, further excursion and enjoy the scenery, late morning we leave Everest, head to Old Tingri, where we can have lunch break and then continue our scenic drive with Mt Cho O Yu view, drive pass by local villages, view of Mt. Shisha Pangma ( 8012m ) and Paiku Tso lake to Kyirong, Overnight at Kyirong hotel

Day 08
Kyirong / Kathmandu 145kms / 8-10hrs

After breakfast at the hotel, we continue our drive down the valley to Raso where we clear the immigration and cross border into Nepal, you will be received by Nepali driver and clear Nepali immigration and then continue driving to Kathmandu, Arrival in Kathmandu (end of the tour ).
 

This trip is specially designed for those who wants to see Lhasa and take life time journey the world highest mountain, then cross into Nepal within 8 days, you will be spending two and half days in Lhasa, the center for Tibetan religion and culture. This trip can be started from anywhere from main-land China and the best way to do this trip is to start from Xining, the capital city of Qinghai province, where you can acclimatize the high altitude at 2200m-3600m. Then take the world highest railway to Lhasa (20 HRS) traverse across the plateau with magnificent views of the mountains, wild life and lakes.  If you want to see other parts of Tibet (Amdo/Kham) or any parts of main-land China before or after this trip,  please email us and we will make a privately customized itinerary for you within shortest time.