Lhasa and Everest base camp Tour

Tour 10 Days Fly in & Drive Out

Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse/Lhatse/Shegar/Rongbuk/Everest base camp/Oldtingri/Nyilam/Zhangmu

Day

Itinerary

Service

Over Nights

01

Arrive Lhasa (3660m)You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.-hour drive along 65 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

B / B

Hotel

02

Exploring Drepung and Sera monastery

B / B

Hotel

03

Exploring  Potala and Jokhang and Barkor markets

B / B

Hotel

04

Drive 265km from Lhasa - Gyantse (3950m) Traveling by jeep along the Friendship Highway you cross the Khamba La (4794m). the drive offers you stunning views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa (7252m). You continue westwards, over another high pass, the Karo La (5045m), where you are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down, within a few hundred metres of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages you arrive in the town of Gyantse.

B / B

Hotel

05

Drive 90 km from Gyantse - Shigatse (3900m) Before departing from Gyantse, you will be taken for a guided tour to Gyantse Kumbum. views of Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa. It has many small chapels which houses an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We move on to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city, which is about 90 km away.

B / B

Hotel

06

Sightseeing & drive to Sakya  (4050m) 150km.
Today you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of  Sakya Monastery and Visit there

B / B

Hotel

07

Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 230kmGyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar.Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. After driving for 68 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk at 5000m. You can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest.

B / B

Hotel

08

Explore Everest base camp & drive to OldTingri (4390m) 80kmThis morning you have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5150m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for it. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you

B / B

Hotel

09

Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 180km You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shug La pass at 5200m. Savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. After driving for 181 km, you find yourself amidst the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter.

B / B

Hotel

10

Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 7km A few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi river brings you to the Immigration Control in Kodari. Here, you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet your Nepalese escort who will drive you to Kathmandu.

B / B