Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour
- 13 Days
- Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Nyingtri - Tsedang – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong – Kathmandu
- Tour Type:
- Private Tour
From Lhasa, go east heading to fascinating Nyingtri. Continue the journey to Tsetang via Milin. Then go west via Friendship Highway, a classic overland journey to Kathmandu. En route, visit the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest…
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)||Pick up and transfer to the hotel.|
|2||Lhasa City||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Tibetan Carpet Workshop|
|3||Lhasa Suburb||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|4||Lhasa - Drak Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa||Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery|
|5||Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa||Namtso Lake|
|6||Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingtri||Draksum-tso Lake|
|7||Nyingtri - Lulang - Nyingtri||Lulang Forest|
|8||Nyingtri - Tsedang|
|9||Tsetang - Trandruk - Yumbulakang - Tsetang||Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace|
|10||Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse||Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery|
|11||Shigatse - Tingri - Rongphu - EBC||Tashilhunpo Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery|
|12||EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs||Everest Base Camp|
|13||Gyirong - Kathmandu||Transfer to Kathmandu via Gyirong Border|
This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.
In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
In the morning, we will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. The park is where the annual Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival' is held.
In the afternoon, you are heading to Drepung monastery, which means Monastery of Collecting Rice in the Tibetan language. It’s a white magnificent construction that looks also like a pile of rice in the distance. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, where lived more than 10 thousand monks before Tibet liberation.
On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass(5150m).
A hard ride today from Lhasa to Nyingtri for abt 8hrs or so, en route, visit the beautiful Draksumtso Lake.
LuLang means “Loong King Valley” in Tibetan language, or “a place that will make you forget your home”. It is located abt 80km from Nyingtri.
Drive from Nyingtri to Tsetang via Nang Xian along Yarlung Tsangpo for abt 8hrs or so.
Tibet has a serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also, prepare some snacks with you to bring along.
If it’s summer time (usually May~Oct), we will stay overnight at Everest Tent Camp; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.
Drive to Gyirong Port in early morning. You are required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is about 50m long. Your Nepali driver will greet you at the other side of the bridge and transfer you to Kathmandu.
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