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Destination:
China, Nepal
One of the best and most popular tours which takes you to the most important corner of southern central Tibet. Stunning views of the mountains, high passes, ancient monasteries and ... moreTibetan culture; enjoy the never ending blissful journey with us.

This tour gives you an excellent and momentous opportunity to encounter with forbidden the high plateau of Tibet. Lhasa, Gyanste and Shigatse are culturally attractive city of Tibet which is remarkable feature of this tour.
This Tour provides you panoramic views of high mountains including Mount Everest (88848m- highest peak in the world), Xixapangma, Langtang, Makalu, Cho-You and Lhotse. The tour in ... moreLhasa, you will visit the Sera monastery, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkor Market. The sera Monastery is the home of hundreds of monks. Sera, the word was derived from Tibetan Tibetan and it means white rose in English. The monastery was named so in reference to the hill behind the blooming season. The great Dalai Lama used to spend his time in the sacred Norbulingka which is free from restriction to visit during this tour.

Lhasa is known as solar city because of longer time sunshine. This city is a cultural city of history more than since 1300 years past. Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet autonomous as well as known center for politics and economy.

The right side of the aircraft seat is better when you fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa. Because of glorious mountains view including Mt Everest, Mt, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt Makalu and many more. The flight routes is approximately over the world highest peak Mt Everest. It is worldwide scenic flight.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Tibet Overland Tour or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.

ITINERARY
Day1 : Arrival Kathmandu - (1360m)
You will be warm welcomed at airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. Our staff will give brief explanation about the program.

Day2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation for the trip
This day, you will visit many cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world's heritages like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuffs in this day. And Back to hotel overnight.

Day3 : Drive From Kathmandu to Zhangmu - (2300m)
We will pick up you from hotel early in the morning. It is about 5 and half hours adventures and scenic drive to Kodari which is a border of Nepal and China then onto Zhangmu. While on driving, you will have variety of landscape and mountains views passes through Nepal to Tibet. Beside these, Khasa is also one attractive and famous market center of Nepal and Tibet. And overnight at guest house or hotel.

Day4 : Zhangmu to Xegar - (4050m)
After hot breakfast, we will take a drive to Nylam through the Nylam passes at 3800m and continue via Lungla Pass 5050m until Xegar. Highlights of this drive are the views of the Bhotekosi River deep in the valley, waterfalls and the ever-present spectacular mountain scenery. Here you will see the Jugal mountain range, Mt. Xixapangma (at 8013m/ 26,282ft, the highest peak in Tibet), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29,028ft), Mt. Lhotse (8516m/ 27,940ft) and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m/ 26,899ft).Overnight at Guesthouse or Hotel.

Day5 : Xegar to Xigatse (altitude - 3900m)
The Tashilhunpo Monastery does justice to the term monastic city. It was founded in 1447 by Tsong Khapa's nephew and disciple, Gendundrub, who was the first Dalai Lama. Under the fourth Panchen Lama, it was substantially enlarged and became an important cultural and religious site. The main chapel contains a huge, 26 meter-high statute of the future Buddha. The monastery is grandly decorated with arts, ancient scriptures and scroll paintings.The Sakya monastery originally consisted of two large complexes on either side of the Trum River. Both the north monastery, founded in the 11th century and Sakya south, founded in 1268 by Phagpa, have uniquely significant status with Tibetan pilgrims. The monastery offers you libraries of spiritual books as well as artwork and a chance to see the grand residence of the monks.

Day6 : Xigatse to Gyantse (altitude - 3950m)
Gyantse, lying 264 km southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River, is of historical significance. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Today, Gyantse retains a deeply Tibetan character. The principle structures consist of a castle on a ridge overlooking the town and a walled monastic complex. The monastery includes the massive temple of Palkhor Chode and the great multi-chapel Kumbum Chorten. These religious monuments, part of Gyantse's ancient monastic town, contain some of the most extraordinary works of art in Tibet. Overnight in a guesthouse or hotel.

Day7 : Gyantse to Lhasa (altitude - 3650m)
Drive from Gyantse through Karo-la pass at 5010 meters (16,432ft) and onto the Khambala pass at 4794 meters (15,729ft). The former climbs two lofty mountains, the Nozing khang sa (7223m/ 23,691ft) and the Ralung (6236m/ 20,454ft). On this day, you will also see the wonderful Yamdrok Tso Lake (turquoise lake) and the Brahmaputra River as well as the ever-present views of the interesting and unusual landscape. Spend the night in a guesthouse in Lhasa.

Day8 : Lhasa Explore Day
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the near-by Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and other fascinating places in Lhasa.

Day9 : Drive from Lhasa city to Gongar airport, then flight to Kathmandu
We will take a drive from Lhasa to Gongar Airport about 96Km for flight to Kathmandu. And the flight will give you an eyeful of mountains; Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and others.

Day10 : Departure Day
Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

Includes

Airport pick up / drop and transfer to hotel by private car / jeep / van. (depends on group size)

Tibet travel permit 

3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city at 3 star category on the basis of bed and breakfast. 

Twin sharing accommodation during the tour (inclusive of breakfast).

Lhasa to Kathmandu airfare 

An experienced and helpful English speaking Tibetan guide during the tour.

All the entry fees of Kathmandu sightseeing by private car / van .

Kathmandu to Tibet border transportation by private jeep.

Monasteries entry permits.

Lhasa city tour as per the program.

Jeep or Van or bus (Non AC) during tours in Tibet.

All the government and applicable taxes 

Company service charge 

Farewell dinner with cultural program in Kathmandu in the end of the trip.

Exclude

Cold drinks & alcoholic beverages 

Nepal and China Visa

Travel insurance 

Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu, Tibet/China visa fee and urgent visa charge.

Lunch & dinner during the Tour in Tibet and in Kathmandu hotel.

In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
Destination:
China, Nepal
The complete traverse of the GHT Upper Trail through Nepal is the ultimate adventure. The trail stretches over a distance of about 1,700 km and passes through spectacular, high altitude ... moremountain landscapes, visiting some of the most remote villages on earth, where life remains as it was centuries back.

Trekking along the entire Upper Trail is for the fit and adventurous. It requires crossing high passes with altitudes up to above 6,100 m. Proper trekking gear and mountaineering equipment is needed and anyone attempting this trek should be physically fit and have trekking and ideally mountaineering experience. For safety, a local mountain guide who knows the terrain is essential, especially in high altitudes.
Due to the remoteness of the trek, camping is required for most parts of the adventure and it is necessary to take a tent, food and cooking equipment. But what could be better than ... morepitching your tent surrounded by the mighty snow-capped Himalayas and sleeping under the star lit sky?

Nepal's Upper Trail starts east, north of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and ends in Hilsa at Nepal's Tibetan border in the Western district of Humla. The route described below takes 156 days from East to West. It should be taken into account that there is not one official GHT route. At many points you can choose to take another trail than the one described below. Besides, you can choose to make a combination of the Lower and Upper trail, for example to avoid the high and challenging passes of the Everest Section.

Trip Facts
Trail: GHT High Route
Max. Altitude: 6146 m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Season: Spring and Autumn
Start - Taplejung; Finish - Hilsa
Type: Camping and few tea-houses and homestays
Permits needed: Trekking Permits, TIMS, etc

Itinerary - GHT High Route – Full Traverse
Day 1: Kathmandu Bhadrapur/Birantnagar by flight, drive to Ilam (Kanchenjunga Section)

Day 2: Drive Ilam to Taplejung (1820 m)

Day 3: Taplejung (1820 m) to Mitlung (920 m) 4 hrs

Day 4: Mitlung (920 m) to Chiruwa (1270 m) 6 hrs

Day 5: Chiruwa (1270 m) to Sukethum (1575 m) 5 1/2 hrs

Day 6: Sukethum (1576 m) to Amjilosa (2308 m) 6 hrs

Day 7: Amjilosa (2308 m) to Gyabla (2730 m) 5 hrs (or to Phale 3140 m, extra 2 hrs)

Day 8: Gyabla (2730 m) to Ghunsa (3595 m) 4 1/2 hrs

Day 9: Ghunsa (3595 m) Restday

Day 10: Ghunsa (3595 m) to khangpachen (4050 m) 6 hrs

Day 11: Khangpachen (4050 m) Restday

Day 12: Khangpachen (4050 m) to Lhonak (4780 m) 5 hrs

Day 13: Lhonak (4780 m) Restday

Day 14: Lhonak (4780 m) to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) 4 hrs

Day 15: Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) Restday

Day 16: Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) to Kangpachen (4050 m) 4 hrs

Day 17: Kangpachen (4050 m) to Ghunsa (3595 m) 3 hrs

Day 18: Ghunsa (3595 m) to Nango La Camp (4776 m) 5 1/2 hrs

Day 19: Nango La Camp (4776 m) to Yangma Khola (3430 m) 5 hrs

Day 20: Yangma Khola (3430 m) to Olangchun Gola (3191 m) 4 hrs

Day 21: Olangchun Gola (3191 m) to Pass Camp (4453 m) 7 hrs

Day 22: Pass Camp (4453 m) to Thudam (3556 m) crossing the Lumbha Sambha Pass (5159 m) 7 hrs (Makalu Barun Section)

Day 23: Thudam (3556 m) Restday

Day 24: Thudam (3556 m) to Kharka (2700 m) 7 hrs

Day 25: Kharka (2700 m) to Chyamtang (2187 m) 5 hrs

Day 26: Chyamtang (2187 m) to Hongon (2323 m) 5 hrs

Day 27: Hongon (2323 m) to Bakim Kharka (3020 m) 3 hrs

Day 28: Bakim Kharka (3020 m) to Molun Pokhari (3954 m) 4 hrs

Day 29: Molun Pokhari (3954 m) to Dhungge Kharka (3590 m) 5 hrs

Day 30: Dhungge Kharka (3590 m) to Cave Camp (3115 m) 3 1/2 hrs

Day 31: Cave Camp (3115 m) to Kalo Pokhari (4192 m) 5 hrs

Day 32: Kalo Pokhari (4192 m) to Kharka (4097 m) 5 hrs

Day 33: Kharka (4097 m) to Yangla Kharka (3557 m) 4 hrs

Day 34: Yangla Kharka (3557 m) to Langmale Kharka (4410 m) 4 hrs

Day 35: Langmale Kharka (4410 m) to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) 4 hrs

Day 36: Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) Restday

Day 37: Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) to Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) 4 hrs

Day 38: Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) Restday

Day 39: Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) to Sherpani Col Base Camp (5688 m) 5 hrs (Everest & Rolwaling Section; Everest Part)

Day 40: Sherpani Col BC (5688 m) to Baruntse Camp (6050 m) crossing the Sherpani Col (6146 m) 7 hrs

Day 41: Baruntse Camp (6050 m) to Honku Basin (5500 m) crossing the West Col (6143 m) 4 hrs

Day 42: Honku Basin (5500 m) to Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) 5 hrs

Day 43: Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) Restday

Day 44: Amphu Labsta BC (5527 m) to Chhukung (4730 m) crossing Amphu Labsta La (5848 m) 9 hrs

Day 45: Chhukung (4730 m) to Dingboche (4410 m) 3 hrs

Day 46: Dingboche (4410 m) Restday

Day 47: Dingboche (4410 m) to Lobuche (4910 m) 3 1/2 hrs

Day 48: Lobuche (4910 m) to Gorak Shep (5140 m) with side trip to Kala Pattar (Everest Viewpoint) (5550 m) 6 hrs

Day 49: Gorak Shep (5140 m) to Everest BC (5364 m) and back to Lobuche (4910 m) 8 hrs

Day 50: Lobuche (4910 m) to Dzongla (4830 m) 5 hrs

Day 51: Dzongla (4830 m) to Dragnag (4700 m) crossing the Chola Pass (5420 m) 6 hrs

Day 52: Dragnag (4700 m) to Gokyo (4790 m) 6 hrs

Day 53: Gokyo (4790 m) Restday, climb Gokyo Ri (Everest and Cho Oyu Viewpoint) (5360 m)

Day 54: Gokyo (4790 m) to Lumde (4368 m) 7 hrs

Day 55: Lumde (4368 m) to Thame (3820 m) 3 hrs

Day 56: Thame (3820 m) to Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) 6 1/2 hrs

Day 57: Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) to Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) 6 hrs

Day 58: Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) Restday

Day 59: Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) to Glacier Camp (4735 m) crossing Tashi Labsta La (5755 m) 8 hrs

Day 60: Glacier Camp (4735 m) to Kabug (4820 m) 5 hrs (Rolwaling Part)

Day 61: Kabug (4820 m) to Beding (3740 m) 5 hrs

Day 62: Beding (3740 m) to Dokhang (2791 m) 5 hrs

Day 63: Dokhang (2791 m) to Simigaon (2036 m) 5 hrs

Day 64: Simigaon (2036 m) to Orangdanda (2029 m) 7 hrs

Day 65: Orangdanda (2029 m) to Loting (1768 m) 7 hrs

Day 66: Loting (1768 m) to Bigu Gompa (2516 m) 4 hrs

Day 67: Bigu Gompa (2516 m) to Sano Jyandan (3127 m) crossing the Tinsang La (3778 m) 6 hrs

Day 68: Sano Jyandan (3127 m) to The Last Resort (1170 m) 5 hrs (Langtang & Helambu Section)

Day 69: The Last Resort (1170 m) Restday

Day 70: The Last Resort (1170 m) to Listi (2260 m) 5 hrs

Day 71: Listi (2260 m) to Shotang Kharka (3379 m) 7 hrs

Day 72: Shotang Kharka (3379 m) to Chogomogor Kharka (3925 m) 5 hrs

Day 73: Chogomogor Kharka (3925 m) to Kyansin (2520 m) 5 hrs

Day 74: Kyansin (2520 m) to Tembathang (2160 m) 5 hrs

Day 75: Tembathang (2160 m) to Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) 7 hrs

Day 76: Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) Restday

Day 77: Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) to Nemagchukpa kharka (3578 m) 4 hrs

Day 78: Nemagchukpa kharka (3578 m) to Panch Pokhari (4074 m) 5 hrs

Day 79: Panch Pokhari (4074 m) to Intermediary Camp (4273 m) 4 hrs

Day 80: Intermediary Camp (4273 m) to Tin Pokhari (4255 m) 4 hrs

Day 81 Tin Pokhari (4255 m) to High South Camp (4867 m) 4 1/2 hrs

Day 82: High South Camp (4867 m) Restday

Day 83: High South C (4867 m) to High North Camp (4720 m) crossing Tilman's Pass (5308 m)7 hrs

Day 84: High North Camp (4720 m) to Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) 7 hrs

Day 85: Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) Restday

Day 86: Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) to Ghoratabela (3030 m) 6 hrs

Day 87: Ghoratabela (3030 m) to Syabru Besi (1503 m) 5 hrs

Day 88: Syabru Besi (1503 m) to Gatlang (2230 m) 5 hrs

Day 89: Gatlang (2230 m) to Somdang (3258 m) crossing the Khurpudada Pass (3710 m) 6 hrs

Day 90: Somdang (3258 m) to Tipling (1890 m) crossing the Pansan Pass (3830 m) 7 hrs

Day 91: Tipling (1890 m) to Lapa Khola (1285 m) 6 hrs (Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Section)

Day 92: Lapa Khola (1285 m) to Nauban Kharka (2750 m) crossing the Mangro Bhanjyang (2936 m) 7 hrs

Day 93: Nauban Kharka (2750 m) to Kerauja (2074 m) 7 1/2 hrs

Day 94: Kerauja (2074 m) to Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs

Day 95: Jagat (1340 m) to Deng (1860 m) 6 hrs

Day 96: Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2630 m) 6 hrs

Day 97: Namrung (2630 m) to Sama (3520 m) 6 hrs

Day 98: Sama (3520 m) Restday

Day 99: Sama (3520 m) to Samdo (3875 m) 2 1/2 hrs

Day 100: Samdo (3875 m) Restday

Day 101: Samdo (3875 m) to Dharmasala (4460 m) 3 hrs

Day 102: Dharmasala (4460 m) to Bimtang (3590 m) crossing the Larkya La (5160 m) 7 hrs

Day 103: Bimtang (3590 m) to Dharapani (1860 m) 7 hrs

Day 104: Dharapani (1860 m) to Chame (2670 m) 6 hrs (Annapurna & Mustang Section)

Day 105: Chame (2670 m) to Pisang (2675 m) 5 hrs

Day 106: Pisang (2675 m) to Manang (3540 m) 5 hrs

Day 107: Manang (3540 m) to Yak Kharka (4050 m) 5 hrs

Day 108: Yak Kharka (4050 m) to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) 4 hrs

Day 109: Thorong Phedi (4450 m) to Muktinath (3760 m) crossing the Thorung La (5415 m) 9 hrs

Day 110: Muktinath (3760 m) Restday

Day 111: Muktinath (3760 m) to Kagbeni (2810 m) 5 hrs

Day 112: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Yak Karkha (3478 m) 5 hrs

Day 113: Yak Karkha (3478 m) to Santa (3777 m) crossing the Bhima Lojun La (4460 m) 8 hrs

Day 114: Santa (3777 m) to Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) 6 hrs (Dolpa Section)

Day 115: Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) Restday

Day 116: Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) to Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) crossing the Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m) 8 hrs

Day 117: Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) Restday

Day 118: Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) to Chharka Bhot (4302 m) 8 hrs

Day 119: Chharka Bhot (4302 m) Restday

Day 120: Chharka Bhot (4302 m) to Chap Chu (4320 m) 4 hrs

Day 121: Chap Chu (4320 m) to Dho Tarap (3944 m) crossing the Chan La (5378 m) 8 hrs

Day 122: Dho Tarap (3944 m) to Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) 2 1/2 hrs

Day 123: Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) to Danigar (4512 m) crossing the Numa La (5309 m) 7 hrs

Day 124: Danigar (4512 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) crossing the Baga La (5169 m) 9 hrs

Day 125: Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) Restday

Day 126: Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Phoksundo Khola Camp (3630 m) 5 hrs

Day 127: Phoksundo Khola Camp (3630 m) to campsite (3750 m) 3 hrs

Day 128: Campsite (3750 m) to Pass Camp (4717 m) 5 hrs

Day 129: Pass Camp (4717 m) to Shey Gompa (4343 m) crossing the Nagdala La (5350 m) 6 hrs

Day 130: Shey Gompa (4343 m) Restday

Day 131: Shey Gompa (4343 m) to Bhijer (3850 m) 7 hrs

Day 132: Bhijer (3850 m) to Pho (4087 m) crossing the Yambur La (4813 m) 8 1/2 hrs

Day 133: Pho (4087 m) to Pung Kharka (4650 m) crossing Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563 m) 9 hrs

Day 134: Pung Kharka (4650 m) to Chyandi Khola (4830 m) crossing the Yala La (5414 m) 6 hrs

Day 135: Chyandi Khola (4830 m) to Takla Khola (3785 m) 7 hrs

Day 136: Takla Khola (3785 m) to Thajuchaur (4050 m) 7 hrs

Day 137: Thajuchaur (4050 m) to Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) 6 hrs

Day 138: Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) to Tiyar (2418 m) 3 hrs

Day 139: Tiyar (2418 m) to Mangri (1950 m) 4 hrs

Day 140: Mangri (1950 m) to Gamgadhi (2095 m) 4 hrs

Day 141: Gamgadhi (2095 m) to Rara Lake (2980 m) 4 hrs (Rara & Jumla Section)

Day 142: Rara Lake (2980 m) Restday

Day 143: Rara Lake (2980 m) to Gamgadhi (2095 m) 4 hrs

Day 144: Gamgadhi (2095 m) to Bam (2700 m) 5 hrs

Day 145: Bam (2700 m) to Jogimara (3005 m) 7 hrs

Day 146: Jogimara (3005 m) to Piplan (1700 m) 5 hrs

Day 147: Piplan (1700 m) to Apsia Lek (3195 m) 6 hrs

Day 148: Apsia Lek (3195 m) to Punkha Khola (3010 m) 4 hrs

Day 149: Punkha Khola (3010 m) to River Camp (2100 m) 6 hrs

Day 150: River Camp (2100 m) to Simikot (2985 m) 7 hrs (Humla Section)

Day 151: Simikot (2985 m) to Dharapuri (2300 m) 4 hrs

Day 152: Dharapuri (2300 m) to Kermi (2670 m) 3 hrs

Day 153: Kermi (2670 m) to Yalbang (3020 m) 5 hrs

Day 154: Yalbang (3020 m) to Thumkot (3380 m) 5 hrs

Day 155: Thumkot (3380 m) to Yari (3700 m) 5 hrs

Day 156: Yari (3700 m) to Hilsa (3720 m) crossing the Nara La (4620 m) 6 hrs

From Hilsa back to Simikot or continue to Mount Kailash in Tibet (China)
Destination:
China, Nepal
Mt. Shishapangma(8013m) is world forteen highest mountain. Shishapangma is located in south-central Tibet, five kilometres from the border with Nepal. It is the only eight-thousander ... moreentirely within Chinese territory. Many people have been died during climbing Mt. Shishpangma but also finally Shishapangma was first climbed via the Northern Route on 2 May 1964 by a Chinese expedition led by Xǔ Jìng and his teams.
Day 01: Arrival After arrival at Tribhuwan international airport Kathmandu, The representative of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will help you to take you and check at the hotel and will ... morebrief you about your daily activities. Night at desire hotel in Katmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu

In this day we will wait for visa from Chinese Embassy. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu

In this day we will wait for visa from Chinese Embassy. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 04: Kathmandu - Zhangmu.

Then we will drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu via Kodari, border of Nepal and China

Day 05: Zhangmu - Nyalam.

We will drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam 2750m.

Day 06: Nyalam - Tingri.

Then we will drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m

Day 07: Tingri - Dopzang La (5135 M).

Then Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Then this day we will rest and prepare for the next day.

Day 09: Base Camp - Advanced Base Camp.

Then we will Hike up from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m.

Day 10: Acclimatization (Advanced Base Camp).

Then we will Rest at Advance Base Camp for acclimatization.

Day 11-37: Climbing Period.

This period is Climbing Period for Mt. Shisapangma 8012m.

Day 38: Return to Advanced Base Camp.

Then we will Hike back to advance base camp.

Day 39: Return to Base Camp.

Then we will Hike back to base camp.

Day 40: Continue To Zangmu.

Then we will drive back to Zangmu.

Day 41: Zangmu - Kathmandu.

Then we will drive back to Kathmandu from Zhangmu via Kodari, border of Nepal and China

Day 42-43: Kathmandu

You can roam around Kathmandu valley or you can do shoping. 

Day 44: Departure

After breakfast we will transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) three hour before your flight you have to reach there

Cost Include

Tibet visa and expedition permit

Peak fee and administrative fee

Three yak porters per member from BC to ABC and two yak porters from ABC to BC

Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC(advance base camp)

Food and fuel at the BC & ABC

Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, member tent, mattress, tables, chairs at BC & ABC

Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and tents for cook and kitchen boy

Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and lodging for the liaison officer and the interpreter

High way and conservation charges

Land transportation in Nepal and Tibet

All accommodation on full board basis on route in Tibet

Oxygen, mask and regulator at ABC for emergency

Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 or 4 star hotel on twin sharing on BB plan before and after the expedition

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

Nepal re-entry visa fee

Climbing equipment, food and fuel above ABC

Emergency evacuation

Personal accident insurance

Other expenses of personal nature such as: drinks, laundry, telephone call etc.

Mountain at a glance

Name of the Peak: Mount Shishapangma

Trip Duration: 36 Days

Grade: Challenging Grade 

Starts and Ends in: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Climbing, Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour

Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house) and Camping

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Trek type: Tea House

Maximum Altitude: 8046m

Season: Spring and autumn

Group Size: Min – 2
Destination:
China, Nepal
If you enjoy cycling, the Lhasa to Kathmandu Bicycle Tour is one to experience if you are nearby or be it far. The path is by no means challenging with the barren terrains which includes ... moredirt, roads rugged with rocks, tranquil lakes, and spectacular passes, regarding the fact that the trip also takes you through the mystical highlands with majestic sites of the Himalayas which gives you a taste of true natural beauty as well as a cultural experience through the nomadic lives of the people. Best Months: April - November.
The trail comprises a taste of much culture, Hinduism, Buddhism and Lamaism. Being a land that was previously forbidden, Tibet holds a unique culture that is completely mystical and ... moreauthentic that surely will overwhelm you. The company of friendly people of Tibet along the way will make it sure you pedal at your full potential with the peace in mind.

A few days rest along the way is advisable, for regaining stamina and also acclimatization. In the days for resting, one can always take tours across the cultural landmarks of Tibet like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Square, Sera, Drepung and many more temples and monasteries. This is not just a tour, it is an endurance test. Dealing with altitudes over five thousands meters about the sea level, even walking can be physically exhausting. It is always advisable to be cautious along the circuitous roads and along the high descents. A foresight of what to expect and a slight consciousness of the topography is always useful. Make sure you be alert. 

Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA) (1345meters).

Day 02 Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03 Fly to Gongar airport and drive to Lhasa (3660m)

Day 04 Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 05 Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Day 06 Start the Bike Tour 80 km

Day 07 Kamba Pass 55 km

Day 08 Karo Pass base 54 km

Day 09 Karo Pass to Gyantse

Day 10 Shigatse 94 km

Day 11 Gyachung Monastery 75 km

Day 12 Lhatse 95 km

Day 13 Shegar 75 km

Day 14 Pang Pass 67 km

Day 15 Rongbuk Monastery 35 km

Day 17 Tingri 86 km

Day 18 Lalung Pass 77 km

Day 19 Cross Thang Pass the ultimate downhill 117 km

Day 20 Back to Nepal 97 km

Day 21 Bhaktapur and Kathmandu 35 km

Day 22 Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B

Day 23 Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.

Cost Include
To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus

Four night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle inclusive of all entrance fees

Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa, monasteries entry fees

Kathmandu-Gongar (Lhasa) international flight

Three night's accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star cateory hotel in Lhasa

All accommodation during in Tibet (hotel/tented on twin sharing basis)

Full board meals prepared by our expert cook (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot drinks link tea coffee, chocolate etc

A government licensed English speaking Nepalese leader during the whole trip

Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide

Supporting crew, supporting truck and our own kitchen staff

Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all our staff

Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and all other necessary equipments.

Enough Oxygen cylinder entire of tour

Tibet border to Kathmandu (Friendship Bridge) pick up by tourist bus or jeep

All government taxes and official expense

Cost Exclude 

Mountain bike, helmet

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

International airfare other than Kathmandu - Gongar (Lhasa)

Travel insurance

Nepal Re entry visa fees.

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.

Tips for guide and support crew (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
$
2,670
/ Person
Destination:
China, Nepal
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet tour with Mount Everest Base Camp Tour is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet. The tour ... moreincludes all the important places of interest in central & south Tibet including a visit to Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp. After flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing, explore the cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse. Afterwards drive overland, in 4-WD jeeps, across the Tibetan highlands and high passes to the fabled Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp from where the view of the great North face of Mount Everest is the most spectacular of all. Tour starts with flight in and out of Lhasa.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1300 m) Arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick up you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Evening briefing and trip preparation. Overnight ... moreat Hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu visit and visa preparation Visa Preparation for Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Tour with EBC. You will be scouting touring in Kathmandu valley. Our guide will lead you Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar squire. If anybody needs to buy or get things for Kailash tour on hire, our guide will give you company. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft) by flight
Your Tibet journey will start by flight to Lhasa, then we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Recreation Treks will pick us up either from the for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa. We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours
We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Overnight in Lhasa.
Included meals: B

Day 05: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.
Included meals: B

Day 06: Gyantse to Shigatse via Gyantse (3,950m/12,956 ft): 6-8 hours
Today, we take a scenic drive to Shigatse via Gyantse . On the way, we cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Soon, we come to another pass, the Karo La Pass (5,045m). From our vehicle, we can enjoy views of huge glaciers tumbling down into the road before reaching Gyantse. In Gyantse, we visit the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong (fortress), which is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet. The continuously we drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we visit the popular Tashilhunpo Monastery which holds both historical and cultural importance for being founded by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama in 1447. After sightseeing in Shigatse we will have the remainder of the day free for resting, which will help us with acclimatization and the next day’s long drive. Overnight in Shigatse.
Included meals:B

Day 07: Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000m/16,400ft) via Sakya: 8 – 9 hours
After breakfast, we leave Shigatse for Rongbuk. On the way, we visit the Sakya Monastery which is the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After the visit to Sakya Monastery, we continue driving towards Rongbuk. Here, we visit the Rongbuk Monastery, which is located at the foot of the mighty Everest and is the highest monastery in the world. While here, we also enjoy the stunning mountainous scenery all around us. Overnight in Rongbuk.
Included meals:B

Day 08: Rongbuk to Lhasa with a visit to the Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft): 9-10 hours
We leave Rongbuk in the morning to visit the Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft). On the way, we enjoy spectacular views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289ft) and, of course, the mighty Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) also known as Mt. Chomolongma in the Tibetan side. Today, we accomplish one of the major highlights of our trip, reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest. We make approximately a 16km round trip around the Everest Base Camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the view of Everest is more than compensating. After spending some quality time at the base of the world’s highest mountain, we make Lhasa our next destination. Overnight in Lhasa.
Included meals:B

Note that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest base camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.

Day 09: Lasa to Kathmandu by flight
Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize photographs. If time permits, we can engage in shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Himalayan Recreation will take you to send further Nepal journey.
Included meals: B

Important Note:
Your safety is of paramount concern. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

What Is Included:

Airport Pick up drop up

3 night Hotel stay in Kathmandu 

Kathmandu sightseeing with guide and entry fees

Tibet Visas fee

Daily breakfast

All necessary Tibet travel permits

Pick up and drops from airport and hotel

All ground transportation

Kathmandu –Lasha-Kathmandu Airfare

Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast

Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge

English speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide

All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary

All applicable taxes and service charges

What Is Not Included

Travel insurance

Meals other than breakfast

Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)

Nepalese visa fee
$
5,690
/ Person
Destination:
China, Nepal
Experience the beautiful mountainous land of Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’ which embarks on a world-class trek to Everest’s most stunning and isolated north face on our Advanced Everest ... moreBase Camp trek in Tibet. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek in Tibet is one of the world’s utmost journeys that associates Tibetan awesome culture with the highest trekking route, so close to the summit of Mt. Everest that can be reached without the need for ice axes, crampons or any other mountaineering skills.
Trips Details Activity : Trekking tour Total Days : 18 Days Difficulty : Moderate  Start - End : Lahsa- Kathmandu, Nepal  Highest Altitude : 6,340m/20,800ft ... more
Season : April to October 
Experience the beautiful mountainous land of Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’ which embarks on a world-class trek to Everest’s most stunning and isolated north face on our Advanced Everest Base Camp trek in Tibet. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek in Tibet is one of the world’s utmost journeys that associates Tibetan awesome culture with the highest trekking route, so close to the summit of Mt. Everest that can be reached without the need for ice axes, crampons or any other mountaineering skills. 

Our Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet begins in Lhasa. After a stunning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, we will visit Potala and Norbulingka Palaces along with other innovations of the city. Then, we will drive to Shigatse and finally to Lotingri s where the actual trek begins. Also, in between, we will visit a couple of Tibetan landmarks like the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, Phalkot Monastery, Khumbum Stupa,Barkor Square, Jokhang Temple and few other historical sites which show the rich culture and history of the people of Tibet. Upon reaching the Advance Base Camp, Everest guarantees a wide view of the majestic mountain and is sure a strange yet nice experience for any adventure enthusiast. Our journey to Base Camp includes stops in the border towns of Gyantse and Shigatse and then turns off on the rough 4WD jeep road that leads to the Rongbuk Valley. On the north side of Everest at an altitude of 17,000 feet sits the modern day base camp.This is an only opportunity for you to get over the 6,000-meter mark in just your hiking boots.

Don’t delay. Advanced base camp trek in Tibet is for all who are in good shape, one who enjoys hiking and traveling and don’t have any health issues that might be worsened by spending nights at high altitudes. Give us a call right now and rely on us. We will take care of all our facilities. 

Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Day in Lhasa (3650m)
On the first day of Everest Advance Base Camp Tour, you will come across Lhasa. 70 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa will take you through Trans-Himalaya which is considered one of the most beautiful routes in the world. The flight offers magnificent views of Everest (8,848 m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. You will be received at the airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to your hotel in Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes about 45 minutes to reach the old city. You can spend the day taking rest and acclimatizing in the high altitude of Lhasa. 

Day 02: Lhasa Tour
This day, you will explore the sites in Lhasa. You will visit Monastery of Shera, Norbulinka palace- the summer house of Dalai Lama and Jokhang Temple- a spiritual center of Tibetan Village. You will then follow the pilgrimage circuit around the ancient streets of the old city near the Barkhor market and return to a hotel.

Day 03: Another day of sightseeing in Lhasa 
Early in the morning of the third day, you will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers a breathtaking view of the city and also has private rooms for the Dalai Lama, many large state rooms, and chapels. Later, you will visit Drepung -one of the largest monasteries in Tibet.

Day 04: Drive Lhasa-Gyantse (3950m)
Today we drive from Lhasa to Gyantse along the Friendship Highway, through the breathtaking views of glaciers to a few hundred meters from the road, high-altitude lakes, high passes, beautiful villages and outstanding Tibetan colors of the hills of Tibet. Our overnight accommodation is at Hotel Gyantse.

Day 05: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Before leaving Gyantse we will visit Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Afterward, we will drive to Shigatse-the second largest city in Tibet which is about 90 kilometers from Lhasa. Here we will visit the largest operating monastery in Tibet- the Tashilhunpo Monastery and explore the local market. Our accommodation will be either at Hotel Shigatse or Shandong Mansion.

Day 06: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (New Tingri: 4050m) 
Today you will drive down the road of friendship to Shigatse. We will drive through the highest pass in Tibet, La Gyamtso (5220m) to the stunningly beautiful but barren landscape of Tibet and continue on to the camps of nomadic herders before finally arriving at Shegar.

Day 07: Drive to Ronbuk (5,000 meters) 
Early in the morning, we will begin our journey from Shegar and pursue the journey to Pang La. After taking brief rest at Pang La to have a view of the amazing Himalayas, you will follow the trail to Ronbuk and eventually to Everest Base Camp.

Day 08/09: Acclimatization Day
After a perilous journey which has consumed all your energy, it will take two days to rejuvenate yourself. You will spend day 8 and 9 acclimatizing to the high altitude and the changing conditions. On these two days, you will also explore the region while also taking rest.

Day 10: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)
On the 10th day of the journey, you will trek to Everest Base Camp 1 from Everest Base Camp. On the way, you will pass through the Ronbuk glacier for about 2 hours. Everest Base Camp1 lies in the midst of hills in the granite cliffs. The glacier snout- East Rongbuk which lies 20 minutes walking distance far from camp1 is a must visit site while in Everest Base Camp 1.

Day 11: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m) 
You will continue the journey from Base Camp 1 and follow the track through piles of gravel and mud to a rocky moraine until you finally make your interim camp at 5760m altitude. 

Day 12: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
12th day will be a day for rest from the continuous climbing. You will grab this opportunity to make your body at ease, prevent yourself from High altitude sickness and prepare for further climbing. If you like, you can explore the region. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Camp II (5970m)
It takes about 3 hours of tough climbing through the southern side of the glacier at the eastern end of the Changtse Glacier junction positioned below huge cliff to finally arrive at the site where you will prepare Camp II. 

Day 14: Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II
On the 14th day, you will move along the moraine to the glacier and then to the eastern flanks of Changtse and then climb some hills. The pinnacles lie at an altitude of about 1480m, in a straight line from the third camp. The northeast ridge has remained far from most of the climbers due to their complexity. North Col at 7066 meters is located in the west to connect the Northeast Ridge of Everest and Changste. Beyond Camp III, there are barren gravel hills just beside glaciers. After spending some quality time around Camp III, you will return to Camp II which will take about 2 hours of lowering down of the hill. You will spend the night in Camp II.

Day 15: Return to Base Camp
This day, you will descend the hill further to Base Camp which must not take more than a day to complete. 

Day 16: Drive to Nyalam
Driving the total length of 215km from Base camp will lead you to Nyalam. On the way, you will pass through the Pang La pass. After having lunch at Tingri, you will head for Lalung (5124m). You will take brief rest at Lalung to enjoy the scenic beauties and then head towards the town of Nyalam where you will spend the night.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu
Taking early breakfast, you will drive through the winding road down the hill. Few miles far from Zhangmu lies Friendship Bridge over the River Bhotekoshi which separates Tibet from Nepal. You will drive for five hours to reach Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
On the last day of the itinerary, you will board a flight back to your country from the International Airport in Kathmandu. We hope to see you again and have a pleasant journey!! 

What is included?

All necessary Tibet Travel Permit(s)

Assistance in acquiring the Chinese visa (if travelling to Tibet via Nepal)

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

Hotel accommodation in towns with breakfast

Tented accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

Tibetan guide for tours in the cities

English-speaking trained and experienced Sherpa team for the trek

Fees for yak and porters for carrying luggage(s)

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation

All camping services and equipment for trekking

All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary

Travel and rescue arrangements

Medical kit with medical oxygen (carried by your trek leader)

All applicable taxes and service charges

What Is Not Included

Accommodation and meals in China

Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu outside the itinerary

Chinese visa fee

Lunch and dinner in cities Lhasa, Shigatse, Lotingri, Kerung and Kathmandu

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses, e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters

Tips for guides, drivers, cook and porters

Optional trips and sightseeing if the trip is extended to Nepal(outside the itinerary) or China

Nepalese visa

Train ticket from China to Lhasa or Lhasa to China

International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and from China to Lhasa

Personal clothing and accessories including sleeping bags

Personal use of oxygen

Equipment & Packing List
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment(s) to a minimum.

Documents

Valid Passport

Necessary visas and permits

Medical insurance

Airline tickets

Passport size photographs (minimum 4)

Note: Make copies of your passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule, and travelers’ checks. Please leave a copy with someone at home and put another copy in a separate place in your luggage.

CLOTHING
Head:

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Waterproof hiking boots with spare laces

Gaiters

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body:

Light T-shirts

Fleece jacket or pullover (Wind-Stopper products are very versatile)

Waterproof (breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket (highly recommended for Tibet trips)

Light- and expedition-weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket 

Hands:

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal)

Accessories:

Sleeping bag rated to -30 to -40 degree Celsius 

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 

Basic First-Aid Kit (Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment, aspirin, Band-Aids/bandages, blister treatment, insect repellent and multi-vitamin tablets)

Large plastic bags for keeping items inside your trek bag dry

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles 

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (small wash towel, toilet paper, etc.)

Ear plugs (as some people in your group may be prone to snore)

Toiletries:

1 medium-sized quick-drying towel

Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand washes

Extras/Luxuries:

Binoculars

Reading book

Trail map/guide book

Journal and Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game(s) like chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swimsuit (for Kathmandu)

Trip details summary
Total Days : 18 Days
Difficulty : Moderate
Start - End : Lahsa- Kathmandu, Nepal
Highest Altitude : 6,340m/20,800ft
$
4,000
/ Person
Destination:
Bhutan, China, Nepal
We encourage you to join us in a memorable and wonderful travel that comes once in a lifetime. You can feel the natural beauty, cultural diversity and religious harmony in Nepal, Bhutan ... moreand Tibet which offers you an unforeseen experience.
Our 14 days adventure begins with visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by exciting elephant back safari in Chitwan National Park and sightseeing in the ... moreamazing lake city, Pokhara where you can see the Annapurna Mountains. After that our tour will begin with the visits to popular Bhutanese landmarks such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, King’s Memorial Chhorten, Punakha Dzong (fortress), beautiful Mt. Chomolhari,ancient forts and traditional villages and many other interesting places and next is a fly to Tibet and visit popular Tibetan landmarks such as PotalaPalace, Norbulingka palace, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar and others in Lhasa. 

During the tour in Tibet we will also visit a number of impressive and beautiful Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Traveling a little beyond from Lhasa the next day we will explore the amazing Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave. Bhutan Nepal and Tibet Tour will allow all the nature lover to experience exotic culture and spectacular nature.

This trip takes you to the region’s great capitals. First to Kathmandu, Nepal; Lhasa, Tibet and then Thimpu, Bhutan. The best season for this great trip starts from April to June and all the way to early September and late Oct. we promise to take care of your all needs. Just call us and give us an opportunity to serve you.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
As our flight nears Bhutan, we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Recreation who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 and now houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong, built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. Overnight in Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, we spend 4-5 hiking to and from Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. This afternoon, we will drive to Thimphu, and spend the night.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We then pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. After lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong. Built between 1637-1638, it is the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. While there, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast we begin our drive to Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we either take a jungle safari or nature walks depending on the time of arrival. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 – 6 hours
Leave the southern Nepalese landscape for Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. As we enter Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Today, we visit Davis Falls and Shiva Cave. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara where we can do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara. We will also visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake before flying to Kathmandu for overnight stay. In Kathmandu, we take dinner together with Himalayan Glacier’s representatives.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
On our flight to Lhasa, we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa. We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours
We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17thcentury, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet.Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 – 6 hours
In the morning, we drive to Ganden Monastery, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, 57km east of Lhasa. It is the oldest and one of the ‘great three’ of the six Gelug Sect monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps a suit of armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelug Sect. During the afternoon, we drive to Drayerpa Cave located in a beautiful valley with a stunning landscape. There are more than 30 caves for Lamas who wish to meditate in a silent environment. In the evening, we drive back to Lhasa and spend the night. 

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure
Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Recreation will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure with Himalayan Recreation.

Included meals:Breakfast 

What Is Included

All airport pick-ups and drops

All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

All meals in Bhutan and Nepal

Breakfast in Tibet

Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

Sightseeing in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet by an experienced English speaking local tour guide

Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit

Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary

Company services and all required government taxes

What Is Not Included

All international flights

Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)

Chinese visa (US $175 for Americans and US $85 for other nationals)

All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)

Lunch and dinner in Tibet

Tips for guide and driver

What to Bring

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

Luggage Weight Restrictions

Druk Air has a 20 kg weight limit for checked luggage and another 5 kg weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights.

Official Papers
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of the first page of your passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought with you)

Packing List for Cultural Tours
A pair of lightweight long pants
A pair of dress pants / dresses for evening outings
A pair of Capri pants
Short-sleeved shirts/blouses
Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (while visiting dzongs (fortresses), temples and monasteries)
Undergarments (optimum number)
Socks
Pajamas
A warm jacket (if the tour is in the months of Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb.)
Sweater or light weight jacket
Windbreaker
A pair of comfortable walking shoes
A pair of sandals
A pair of dress shoes
Personal toiletries
Insect repellent
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Lip balm
Sunglasses
Prescription glasses
Visor/sun hat
Flashlight
Daypack/Fanny pack for day trips
Beach Towel
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, and prescription medications.

Optional field Gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Electronics/battery charger
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Motion sickness medication
$
3,235
/ Person
Destination:
China, Nepal
Mt. Kailash is known as a mother of all pilgrimage also known as teertha sthal and is one of the difficult treks in Asia. Kailash tour via Lhasa was also known as Kailash Yatra via ... moreLhasa is highly valued by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos and is also regarded as the divine center of the universe. For Hindus, they believe that it is on top of this amazing peak that Lord Shiva exists in a state of meditation supporting force that holds the universe together. Mt. Kailash Tour via Lhasa is now very popular among the trekkers and the place is also famous for its sacred importance, traditional significance and demanding nature.
To achieve spiritual satisfaction and sacredness to accomplish a need of absolute salvation, visiting Kailash Manasarovar through Lhasa is reaching to the Mt Kailash is amongst scenic ... moreand attractive locations. Kailash tour via Lhasa offers an exclusive mean to complete Manasarovar Yatra. Flying above the Mount Everest, reaching Lhasa and later carrying the trip from metal road till reaching the Manasarovar while enjoying the beautiful views and sites of Tibet– the Land of Dalai Lama is an experience of a lifetime for a pilgrim. After this outstanding tour in Lhasa city onward tour will be commenced passing via various culturally rich towns of nomad land.

The route to Mt. Kailash takes you through Nepal and Tibet, where one can see the temples, old stupas, traditional architectures and colorful marketplaces which are explored and appreciated. The journey to this sacred place Kailash tour via Lhasa is very significant and involves at high altitudes under unreceptive conditions with thrilling cold and stony territory. But, pilgrims have been hiking through the cold desert since time immemorial.

The locals also state to Kailash as Kang Rinpoche or a ‘Precious Snow Mountain’. Truly, this mountain is treasurable for many reasons to those of many faiths. We are sure that your Kailash Tour via Lhasa will be the best of all.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1300 m) Arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick up you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Evening briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu visit and visa preparation Visa Preparation for Kailash tour. You will be scouting touring in Kathmandu valley. Our guide will lead you Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. If anybody needs to buy or get things for Kailash tour on hire, our guide will give you company. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 Fly Lhasa. (1 Hrs. flight – 3650m) Drop you to International airport for your flight to Lhasa. It is scenic 1-hour flight over Nepal Himalayas. Our representative from Lhasa will pick up you. Transfer to Hotel and acclimatisation rest.

Day 04 Lhasa sightseeingTibetan guide will lead you today in Lhasa city sightseeing. we will see the main relics of Lhasa – Potala palace, Norbulinka, the first Buddhist’s temple of Tibet – Dzhokang, a statue of Dzhovo Shakjamuni. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05Drive Shigatse – Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) 151 KM – 4/5 hours The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views of Himalayas. For overnight, we stop in the town of Lhatse. Hotel.

Day 06 Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km – 5/6 HoursDriving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you make busy. By the late afternoon, you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for a night. Guest House

Day 07 Drive to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 4 hours Driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarovar, we will spend a night there. Mud House.

Day 08 Drive to DarchenMorning Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (4575m) 40km- 1 Hours: Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning, we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash.

Day 09 First day of Kailash round (Parikrama) Trek to Dera-Puk (5000m) 15 Km 6 HoursIt is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tonnes of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10 Trek to Juthulpuk. (4790) 19 KM – 9 hoursHardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Tour with Dolma-La (pass) of 5648m between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon, you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here). Overnight at Guest House

Day 11 End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga. (337 Km 7/8 Horus) After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. Drive via Lake Manasarovar. By the late afternoon, you will be at your lodge in Saga. Guest House

Day 12 Drive back to ShigatseDrive back to Sigatse. The 6/7-hour journey takes you through 376 km of the spectacular Himalayan landscape. On arrival, check in at the Hotel in Shigatse.
Day 13 Drive to LhasaDrive from Shigatse to Lhasa. Short drive to Historical Tibetan city again. check in Hotel and free day.

Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Early in the morning drive to Airport from Lhasa city. it is 90 KM drive and takes 2 hours. 55 minutes flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 15 Departure for Home or further trip in Nepal we transfer you to International airport for your final departure or further trip in Nepal

Cost Include

Arrival and departure arrangement

3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star hotel on twin sharing room

Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu flight in economic class

One day guided tour in Kathmandu with a guide and private transportation.

Drop and Pick up from Gonger airport in Lhasa and transfer to Lhasa

05 nights hotels in Tibet (Lhasa 2 Nights, 01/01 nights in Shigatse, Gyantse and in Lhatse on twin sharing

06 night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing based using guesthouse in Kailash region

Permits for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash round (Parikrama).

Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide.

Transportation in Van/ Bus in Tibet/ Kailash

pick up by private transportation from Kodari border to Kathmandu

Immigration formalities and other arrangements

Kailash Permit, Tibet (Chinese) visa fee

Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipment)

Down jacket and sleeping bag in returnable based

ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour

Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making parikrama of Mt. Kailash

Cost Exclude

Lunch and Dinner in Tibet (Lhasa, Lhatse)

All the foods in Kailash region (from Saga)

Personal Horse / Pony Charges and helper for three days Kailash round in case of need,)

Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.

Tips to staffs

The extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.

Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.

In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of tour, landslides, landslide & other uneventful event the extra charge for porters and transportation should be borne by you at the spot.

Equipment List

Duffel bag or back carry bag

Duffel bag or back carry bag is to put your goods which you do not use during day time of your trekking. In a case of need, you can ask him to stop. He usually walks with you and our guide.

Day bag pack

It is small bag carrying with you always. Putting Drinking water, your favorite foods, (cookies, nuts Etc.), your valuable things like passport, one pair of extra cloth, raincoat

Down Jacket

You also can hire or buy it in Kathmandu

Walking shoes

warm and walking sports shoes. it is useful for small hiking in your rest day, using at Lodge

2 pairs of warm socks

2 pairs of thin and good shocks

Hat to protect from Sun

Warm hat protection from wind and cold

Sandal for using at lodge during your stay

Warm inner trouser and warm thermo-coat Windproof trouser and Jacket

A pairs of Warm jacket and trouser

1 or 2 light wear trouser or Half paints

3/4 pairs of half T- shirt

Trekking sticks, If you have habit to walk with it

Headlight

Sun cream, lotion,

Your regular medicine

Sun glass UV protective

Tissue papers, toilet paper
Destination:
China, Nepal
During the Mount Kailash Trekking via Simikot, the trek starts from Simikot, in Nepal. You walk to the Tibet Border from where you are taken to the banks of the holy Mansarovar Lake ... moreby land cruiser from where you start the trek of Mount Kailash. This trip is recommended only for those who can trek in a very remote and difficult trekking route at high altitude. This journey offers opportunities to encounter lots of waterfalls, beautiful hills, mountains and people.
Day 01: ParoArrive in Paro. Drive to Thimphu (2330m) and transfer to hotel. Day 02: Thimphu.Sightseeing in Thimphu. Day 03: Gangtey GompaDrive to Gangtey Gompa.... more
Day 04: Gangtey Gompa - GogonaGangtey Gompa - Gogona (3100m) via Tsele-la Pass (3430m) - 7 hours.
Day 05: Gogona - Khotakha (2790m)Gogona - Khotakha (2790m) via Shobju-la Pass (3410m) - 7 hours.
Day 06: Khotakha - Chuzomsa Khotakha - Chuzomsa - 5 hours. Drive to Paro (2230m).
Day 07: ParoSightseeing in Paro.
Day 08: Departure.Final departure.
Destination:
China
This is a budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).
Tibet is vast. From point A to point B usually covers a long mileage, that’s why the cost is often high especially for single travellers. This 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest ... moreGroup Tour makes the world’s highest and most famous mountain much more approachable. With the advantage of local Lhasa travel agency, we provide you with the best deal there possibly is.

Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Hotel: Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

DAY 2 LHASA SUBURB
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Hotel: Xin Ding Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Dekang Hotel
Attraction: Drepung Monastery 
Sera Monastery
Food: Breakfast
Welcome Dinner

DAY 3 LHASA CITY
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Hotel: Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Barkhor Street 
Jokhang Temple 
Potala Palace
Food: Breakfast

DAY 4 LHASA - GYANTSE - SHIGATSE
From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Hotel: Tashi Choten Hotel
Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse
Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum
Food: Breakfast

DAY 5 SHIGATSE - TINGRI - RONGPHU - EBC
Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, 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 carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; 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.

You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny, but from here the view of Mt Everest is fantastic. 

Hotel: Rongbuk Monastery Hotel
Everest Tent Camp
Attraction: Rongbuk Monastery
Food: Breakfast

DAY 6 EBC - SHIGATSE 
After sightseeing we will drive to Shigatse afterwards. Enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.

Hotel: Tashi Choten Hotel 
Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse
Attraction: Everest Base Camp

DAY 7 SHIGATSE - LHASA
We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. 

Hotel: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel 
Dekang Hotel
Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery
Food: Breakfast

DAY 8 DEPARTURE FROM LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.

Food: Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day
INCLUSIONS

Lodgings: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

*Meal: 6 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30pm or 15:30pm from Lhasa Airport on first day;

*Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30am or 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa on last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be apply in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day

EXCLUSIONS

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Breakfast on Day 06, Lunch, Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities for guide & driver, abt USD 8/day for each of them

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS
Destination:
China
From Lhasa to Namtso Lake then back to Lhasa is abt 500km, that’s why it’s so hard for local operators as us to keep the price low for private tour especially if you are travelling ... morealone. That’s why this 5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour is so favourited by most travellers. We have strict rules of 12 persons maximum for each of our group tours to ensure the quality of service. You wont get a better deal than this. What are you waiting for?
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Hotel: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

DAY 2 LHASA SUBURB
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

A welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang that you are going to travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, culture and background.

Hotel: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel 
Dekang Hotel
Attraction: Drepung Monastery 
Sera Monastery
Food: Breakfast
Welcome Dinner

DAY 3 LHASA CITY
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Hotel: Xin Ding Hotel 
Dekang Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Potala Palace 
Jokhang Temple 
Barkhor Street
Food: Breakfast

DAY 4 LHASA - NAMTSO - LHASA
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).

On the way back to Lhasa, we can visit Yampachen Hot Spring (Entry Fee: CNY 40/person; Bathing Fee: abt CNY 50~98/person for different pools) at your own expenses if the whole group agrees. Yangbajain lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yangbajain Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath. 

Hotel: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel
Attraction: Namtso Lake
Food: Breakfast

DAY 5 DEPARTURE FROM LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.

Food: Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

INCLUSIONS

*Lodgings: 4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 4 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30pm or 15:30pm from Lhasa Airport on first day;

*Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30am or 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa on last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Lunch & Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities for guide & driver, abt USD 8/day for each of them

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS
Destination:
China
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

DAY 2 LHASA CITY
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Attraction: Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street

DAY 3 LHASA SUBURB
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Attraction: Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery

DAY 4 BIKE LHASA - GANDEN
Ride from Lhasa city to Ganden Monastery, which is abt 4hrs. About 40km east of Lhasa, Ganden is the one out-of-Lhasa sight to choose if your time is limited. Two kora are spread through the splendid 4500m-high Kyi-chu Valley(which is all visual eye candy) and you’ll liking meet more pilgrims here than anywhere else.

Attraction: Ganden Monastery

DAY 5 BIKE GANDEN - LHASA
Biking back to Lhasa. To arrive at Lhasa city in the early afternoon. No other tour arrangement for the rest of day. You are free to wander around Lhasa on your own. Maybe some last-minute souvenir shopping at Barkhor Street. Or Potala Square in the evening to see Potala Palace all lighting up.

DAY 6 DEPARTURE FROM LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
$
1,000
/ Person
Destination:
China
ITINERARY DETAILS After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see ... morePelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Then a day excursion to the holy lake Namtso. 

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Hotel: Dekang Hotel
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Xin Ding Hotel
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

DAY 2 LHASA SUBURB
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Hotel: Dekang Hotel
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Xin Ding Hotel
Attraction: Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Food: Breakfast
Welcome Dinner

DAY 3 LHASA CITY
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Hotel: Xin Ding Hotel 
Dekang Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Potala Palace 
Jokhang Temple 
Barkhor Street
Food: Breakfast

DAY 4 LHASA - GYANTSE - SHIGATSE
From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Hotel: Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse
Tashi Choten Hotel
Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake 
Karola Glacier 
Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum
Food: Breakfast

DAY 5 SHIGATSE - LHASA
We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. 

For the trip back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we have two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included by GTT. 

Hotel: Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel 
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery
Food: Breakfast

DAY 6 LHASA - NAMTSO - LHASA
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).

On the way back to Lhasa, we can visit Yampachen Hot Spring (Entry Fee: CNY 40/person; Bathing Fee: abt CNY 50~98/person for different pools) at your own expenses if the whole group agrees. Yangbajain lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yangbajain Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath. 

Hotel: Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel 
Dekang Hotel 
Xin Ding Hotel
Attraction: Namtso Lake
Food: Breakfast

DAY 7 DEPARTURE FROM LHASA BY FLIGHT/TRAIN
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.

Food: Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

INCLUSIONS
*Lodgings: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 6 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30pm or 15:30pm from Lhasa Airport on first day;

*Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30am or 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa on last day;

*On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, hard-sleeper train ticket from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS
*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Lunch & Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities for guide & driver, abt USD 8/day for each of them

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Note
Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, pls meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pickup and dropoff all tour members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT wont be hold responsible for refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, single supplement will be refunded.
Destination:
China
Ganden to Samye Trek has much to offer: lakes, beautiful alpine landscapes, herders’ camps and sacred sites, as well as two of Tibet’s greatest centres of religious culture. This demanding ... moretrek crosses over two passes over 5000m, connects two of Tibet’s most important monasteries and begins less than 50km from Lhasa.
Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway ... moreStation, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Carpet Workshop, Potala Palace

Day 3 Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden

Drive from Lhasa to Ganden Monasery which is abt 50km northeast of Lhasa. En route, we will also visited the less-known-by-tourists Dark Yerpa hermitage, abt 16km northeast of Lhasa.
Attraction: Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery

Day 4 Ganden To Samye Trek: Ganden - Yamado(5~6hrs/ 17km/ 300 ascent/ 459m descent)

This trek begins from the car park at the base of Ganden Monastery. Leave the car park and lok for the well-trodden trail heading south along the side of Angkor Ri, the highest point on the Ganden kora. After 20mins the kora branches off to the right; keep ascending to the south for another 30mins. You quickly lose sight of Ganden but gain views of Samadro village below you, before reaching a saddle, marked by a lapse(carin) 2m tall and 3m in diameter.

From the saddle, look south to see the approach to the Shuga-la in the distance. Traversing the west side of the ridge from the saddle, you briefly get views of Trubshi village below and the Kyi-chu Valley to the west. After 45mins the trail descends towards Hepu village. There are abt 30 houses in Hepu(4240m).

From Hepu, the trail climbs towards the Shugala, 3.5hrs away. Walk west downhill from the village towards a bridge crossing the Tashi-chu, near the confluence with another stream. Round the inner side of the confluence and head south upstream along the east bank. You are now following the watercourse originating from the Shuga-la.

1hr from Hepu, you reach Ani Pagong, a narrow, craggy bottleneck in the valley. Across the valley is the seasonal herders’ camp of Choden. From Ani Pagong, the trail steadily climbs for 1hr through marshy meadows to Yama Do(4490m), which offers extensive camp sites.
Day 5 Ganden To Samye Trek②:Yamado - Tsotupchu Valley(5-7hrs/ 10km/ 1000m ascent/ 450m descent)

Abv Yama Do the valley’s watercourse splits into three branches. Follow the central branch. The route leaves the flank of the valley and follows the valley bottom. The trail becomes indistinct but it’s a straight shot up to the pass.1hr pass Yama Do leave the valley floor and ascend a shelf on the east side of the valley to avoid a steep gully that forms around the stream. In another 45mins you enter a wet alpine basin studded with tussock grass.

Remain on the east side of the valley as it bends on the left. You have to negotiate boulders and lumpy ground along the final steep climb to the pass. The Shuga-la(5250m) cannot be until you’re virtually on top of it. it’s marked by a large cairn covered in prayer flags and yak horns, and is the highest point of the trek.

The route continues over the Shuga-la and then descends sharply through a boulder field. Be on the lookout for a clear trail marked by cairns on the left sides of the boulder field. This trail traverses the ridge in a southeasterly direction, paralleling the valley below.

The trail gradually descends to the valley floor, 1.5hrs from the pass and 200m below it. The views of the valley and the lake at its head are one of the highlights of the trek. Cross the large Tsotup-chu(4980m), which flows through the valley and keep an eye out for the herders’ dogs.

Day 6 Ganden To Samye Trek③:Tsotup-Chu Valley - Herders’ Camp(5hrs/ 14km/ 300m ascent/ 400m descent)

From the Tsotup-chu ford, the main watercourse flows from the southeast and a minor tributary enters from the southwest. Follow this trilbutary steeply up for abt 30mins until you reach a large basin and a cairn that offers fine views down onto Palang Tsodu lake. Stay on the west side of the basin and turn into the first side valley opening on the right. A couple of minutes into the valley you’ll pass a large group camp site.

Follow this broad valley, which soon arcs south to the Chitu-la. The pass can be seen in the distance, a rocky rampart at the head of the valley. At first, stay on the west side of the valley; there is a small trail. As you approach the pass, the trail switches to the east side of the valley.

The Chitu-la(5225m) is topped by several cairns and a small glacier tarn. Move to the west side of the pass to find the trail down and to circumvent a sheer rock wall on its south flank. A short descent will bring you into a basin with three small lakes. The trail skirts the west side of the first lake and then crosses to the eastern shores of the second two. It takes 45mins to reach the south end of the basin. Drop down from the basin on the west side of the stream and in 30mins you’ll pass a collection of cairns to the right. A further 20mins brings you the stone walls of a camp where herders have carved out level places for their tents.

Below the herder’s highest camp, the valley is squeezed in by vertical rock walls, forcing you to pick up your way through the rock-strewn valley floor. Pass a side stream after 15mins and then cross over to the west side of the widening valley to recover the trail. In 20 more mins you will come to a flat and a seasonal Herder’s Camp on the east side of the valley, which is good for camping

Day 7 Ganden To Samye Trek: Herder’s Camp - Yamalung(6hrs ) 

The trail is now wide and easy to follow as it traces a course down the east side of the valley. Walk through the thickening scrub forest for 1hr and you will come to another stream entering from the east side of the main valley. Look for the wood-and-stone Diwaka Zampa Bridge(4335m) 50m abv the confluence. The valley now bends to the right and the trail enters the thickest and tallest part of the scrub forest. The right combination of elevation, moisture and aspect create a verdant environment, while just a few kilometers away desert conditions prevail.

The next two-hour stretch of the trail is among the most delightful of the entire trek. According to local woodcutters, more than 15 types of trees and shrubs are found here, some growing to as high as 6m. Fragrant junipers grow on exposed south-facing slopes, while rhododendrons prefer the shadier slopes. The rhododendrons start to bloom in early May and by the end of the month the forest is ablaze with pink and white blossoms.

The trail winds through a series of meadows. After 402mins the stony flood plain of a tributary joins the river from the north. In another 30mins look for a mass of prayer flags and an ancient juniper tree at a place known as Gen Do. This is a shrine to the protector of the area, the goddess Dorje Yudronma. Just pass the shrine, cross a small tributary stream. In 1hr the forest rapidly thins and Changtang, the first permanent village since Hepu, pops up.

Look south to the distant mountains; this is the range on the far side of the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley. 45mins down the valley at a prominent bend in the valley is the turn-off for the Yamalung Hermitage, visible on the cliff face high abv the valley. It’s a 45mins steep climb to the hermitage. Yamalung(also called Emalung) is where the Tibetan wonder-worker Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated and received empowerment from the long-life deity Tsepame(Amitayus).

Day 8 Ganden To Samye Trek: Yamalung - Samye; Drive Samye - Lhasa;(4hrs )

From the turn-off to Yamalung the walking trail is a full-fledged motorable road and the valley much wider. In 15mins, you will reach a bridge; the road now sticks to the west side of the valley all the way to Samye, a 3.5hr walk. 20mins from the bridge you will come to the village of Nyango with its substantially built stone houses. A big tributary stream, entering from the northwest, joins the Samye Valley here.

30mins’ walk past Nyango is the village of Wango and, 1hr beyond it, the hamlet of Pisha. From the lower end of Pisha, a hill can be seen in the middle of the mouth of the Samye Valley. This is Hepo Ri, one of Tibet’s most scared mountains. The entire lower Samye Valley—a tapestry of fields, woods and villages—can be seen from Pisha.

15mins past Pisha a ridge spur called Dragmar meets the trail. On the ridge is the partially rebuilt palace where King Trisong Detsen is said to have been born. Formerly a lavish temple, it now stands empty. 20mins further down the trail is Sangbu village, from where there are good views of the golden spires of Samye. The route follows the 4WD track direct to Samye along the Margin of woods and desert: it takes abt 1hr. You finally enter the perimeter wall of Samye, abt 3hrs from Nyango.
Attraction: Samye Monastery

Day 9 Departure From Lhasa By Flight/TrainYour tour ends today.

Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
Destination:
China
Beginning at Tsurphu Monastery, this rugged walk cross several high valleys before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen Valley. Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain ... morepanoramas with visits to monasteries, this trek nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities.
DAILY ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Attraction: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

Day 4 Lhasa - Tsurphu

It takes several hours to drive to Tsurphu Monastery from Lhasa, including 2 hours bumpy road from the main road to Tsurphu. The altitude will be up to 4300m and it takes half a day to acclimatize for the following trekking.
Attraction: Tsurphu Monastery

Day 5 Tsurphu To Yangpachen Trek: Tsurphu - Leten(4hrs/ 11km/ 500m ascent)

The trek begins by heading west or up the valley. Follow the kora trail 10mins west to the lingka, a walled copse of old trees with a brook. 45min trees here are the last you will see until after finishing the trek. Just abv the copse, the valley splits: follow the northwest branch and remain on the north side of the stream.

45mins of walking through a rocky gorge along a well-graded trail brings you to Shupshading(4700m), a seasonal herder’s camp on an easily missed shelf abv the trail. After 30mins look for a line of ruined chortens to your right. After a further 10mins the valley looks like it splits; follow the main river valley(to the left) and descend to cross the stream on a stick-and-sod bridge(4890m). The trail now continues on the south side of the valley. In another 20mins you’ll pass a popular camping spot. Look out for small herds of na(blue sheep) on the slops to the north.

25mins further on, by a mani wall, the trail forks. It’s easier to take the right fork that follows the valley floor. This trail passes to the right of a small cliff, past the remains of winter ice, before swinging to the left up into the natural bowl of Leten. Several families live year-around in the drokpa settlement of Leten(5090m), braving the severe climate with their livestock. 

Day 6 Tsurphu To Yangpachen Trek: Leten - Bartso(5hrs/ 15km/ 300m ascent/ 600m descent)

It’s abt 3hrs walk from Leten to the Lasar-la. Head for the northern half of the settlement. The route climbs steeply up a short ridge, reaching the highest house. Bear northwest into a steep side valley. As you ascend, a reddish knob of rock looms up ahead. Angle to the north/right, of this formation, past a mani wall in the centre of the bowl, and leave the valley by climbing to the top of a spur marked by three carins. it’s a 45mins walk to here from Leten. The peak attached to this spur is called Damchen Nyingtri and is holy to the god ruling the environs.

As per Buddhist tradition, stay to the left of the three carins and descend sharply into a narrow valley. As you look into the curved valley ahead you’ll notice a round, bald, red peak called Tamdrim Dora; the main trail you’ll be following for the next hour or so keeps to the right of that.

Once on the valley bottom, cross to the east side of the stream and strike out north. In 15mins a side-stream enters from the west: keep following the main north branch. In another 10mins you’ll see O-Lha peak, the prominent jagged mountain to the northeast. Walk up the widening valley through arctic-like mounds of tundra for 40mins, following a minor trail. Then, as the valley floor veers west, look for a cairn on the opposite bank of the stream.

Using this carin as a marker, bear northwest over an inclined plain. The Lasar-la(5400) is a broad gap at the highest point in the plain, beside a small tarn, and is heralded by cairns and prayer flags.

From Lasar-la descend steeply into the north-running valley. There are views of the snowcapped Nyenchen Tanglha range to the north along this next stretch.

About an hour from the pass, just past a large corral, you meet a large westward bend in the valley. As you now head westwards, along the north side of the river, there are superb views of the surrounding mountains. In the north is Brize, which is a heavily glaciated peak enclosing the south side of the Yangpachen Valley, and towards the west is a distinctive pinnacle named Tarze.

30mins after the big bend the trail hits the settlement of Bartso(4950m). you will be camping around here for tonight.

Day 7 Tsurphu To Yangpachen Trek: Bartso - Dorjelng(4hrs/ 15km/ 150m ascent/ 150 descent)

Head northwest from Bartso, abt 90mins later reach the village of Tajung(4660m). Continue going northeast in the direction of Brize until a large dip appears in the ridgeline to the west, 40 mins from Tajung. Leave the trail going towards Brize and head cross-country between the ridgeline and a large hill to the right. A 20mins climb to the top of the hill to the right(east), known as Nyinga Ri(4800m), The views of the Nyenchen Tanglha Range, the distinctive flat-topped 7111m massif that gives its name to the entire range, are fantastic from here.

A short, steep descent north from Nyinga Ri will bring you to a stream at the base of a ridge, aligned east to west. Climb the ridge, from the top of it, you’ll have good views of the village just upstream of Dorje Ling Nunnery. Strike out directly across the plain for the village, taking in the awesome views of the glaciers tumbling off Brize and the fertile flood plain below. After dipping briefly into a dry gully you crest a small ridge and see Dorje Ling Nunnery(4474m) which is still abt 1hr away. You will camp near the nunnery for the night.
Attraction: Dorje Drak Monastery

Day 8 Tsurphu To Yangpachen Trek: Dorjeling > Yangpachen; Drive Yangpachen > Lhasa;(4hrs/ 14km/ mostly level)

From Dorje Ling follow the motorable road west. After 40mins or so, past a fenced area, take the right fork over a ruined concrete bridge and continues down the east bank of the stream as the valley drains into the huge Yangpachen plain. Below you to the left is the village of Tsaburing. The track quickly turns into a motorable road and runs north, paralleling the course of the Nyango-chu, which drains the upper Yangpachen Valley. The road stays close to the east bank of the silty river, skirting meadows that afford some fine picnic spots, offering encompassing views of the trans-Himalaya.

Once you’ve entered the Nyango drainage area, it’s a level 2hr walk through the giant landscape to Yangpachen Monastery. Perched on top of a ridge above the village, the 15th –century Yangpachen Monastery overlooks a broad sweep of trans-Himalaya peaks. Yangpachen is headed by Shamar Rinpoche(also known as the Sharmapa), a leading lama of the Kagyupa order, whose 14th incarnation is based in India.

After sightseeing of Yangpachen Monastery, your 4-day trek is officially comes to the end. Your vehicle will be waiting here to transfer you to the nearby swimming pool-sized Yangpachen Hot Springs which is great to ease your aching limbs. After which, transfer back to Lhasa.
Attraction: Yampachen Hot Springs

Day 9 Departure From Lhasa By Flight/TrainYour tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
Destination:
China
This trek follows the old trade route between the great Buddhist centres of Shalu and Nartang, marking a glorious chapter in Tibetan history. The trail and passes are not particularyly ... morehigh and the trailheads are easily accessible from Shigatse.
DAILY ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Barkhor Street, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Attraction: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka

Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shalu

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shalu via the fertile Nyangchu Valley.
Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Shalu Monastery

Day 5 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Shalu - Upper Lungsang(6hrs/ 19km/ 420m ascent/ 240m descent)

From Shalu Monastery(3980m) walk the motorable road south up the valley. 30mins from Shalu you will pass by and visit the Ri-puk Hermitage.

1hr or so from Shalu, the road forks: take the south fork. In the south of the road, a conical-shaped hill and a village called Phunup at its base can be made out. Gradually the trail climbs to a small white ridge. As you approach you will see a line of white cairns marking its summit(4030m). Look for the trail that ascends to the cairns, a 1hr walk from the fork in the road. From the ridge’s summit, Phunup village is to the south and the Showa-la is to the west. The trail descends gradually to enter the stream bed coming from the Showa-la, 30mins from the cairns. The climb up to the pass and descent on the other side is through some heavily eroded, waterless ravines and slopes. Bring plenty of drinking water. From the stream bed the trail soon climbs back up the right side of the valley only to drop back in and out of the stream bed in quick succession.

From the Showa-la(4170m), the second pass, the Char-la, can be seen in the range of the hills west of an intervening valley. The easy-to-go trail descends from the pass along the south side of a ravine. In 1hr you will reach the valley floor. Cross over the sandy north-south valley, intersecting a road.

The valley watercourse is dry except during summer flash floods. West of it is a poplar and willow copse, the only bit of shade in the area. From the copse, you enter a side valley, continuing in a westerly direction towards the Char-la. In a few minutes you reach the village of Manitinge, on the southern margin of the valley, and pick up the main cart track going up the valley. The track passes through the village of Siphu and, 1hr from the copse, crosses to the south side of the valley. You can glimpse the Char-la from here, which for most of the trek is hidden behind folds in the mountains.

In 30mins you will reach Lower Lungsang(4060m), a few minutes later Upper Lungsang, of where you will camp for the night.
Attraction: Ri-puk Hermitage

Day 6 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Upper Lungsang - Ngor

From Upper Lungsang the trail cuts across the valley floor, gradually making its way back to the northern side of the valley. It is at least 3hrs from Upper Lungsang to the Char-la. The terrain becomes more rugged and a gorge forms below the trail. There is a sidestream and small reservoir 45mins above Upper Lungsang. From the reservoir, the trail descends back to the stream bed but quickly exits the opposite side of the valley.

Look for a series of switchbacks on the southern side of the gorge and then follow them up. a further 15mins on, the trail crosses a gully and then another gulley in 15 more mins. The final leg to the pass is pretty much cross-country over a steep slope of raw expanse of rock. From the second gully, the Char-la can be reached in 45mins of steep uphill walking.

From the Cha-la(4550m), mountain ranges stretch to the west across the horizon and Ngor Monastery is visible directly below. Ngor is a 45mins steep descent from the pass. Sakya master Ngorchen Kunga Sangpo founded Ngor Monastery in 1429, giving rise to the Ngorpa suborder, a distinctive school of Buddhist thought. Only a portion of the monastery has been rebuilt, but what has is pleasing to behold.
Attraction: Ngor Monastery

Day 7 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Ngor - Nartang; Drive Nartang - Shigatse;(6hrs/ 19km/ 410m descent)

From Ngor, a road runs down the valley that is now suitable for all types of vehicles. 15mins from Ngor is the sizable village of Pero. 90mins from Ngor the valley and road bend to the north. 30mins further, there is a copse at the edge of the flood plain.

The road now swings to the west side of the wide alluvial valley and 30mins past the copse is the village of Dzong Lugari(3910m). The trail to Nartang Monastery, splits from the road on the northern outskirts of Dzong Lugari and heads north. From Dzong Lugari, it’s at least a 2hr trek across a broad valley to Nartang.

Your driver will be waiting for you at Nartang after you sightseeing the monastery to transfer you to Shigatse.
Attraction: Nartang Monastery

Day 8 Shigatse - Lhasa

We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 9 Departure From Lhasa By Flight/TrainYour tour ends today.

Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
Destination:
China
Tingri to Everest Base Camp is a fine alpine hiking in the shadow of the legendary Mt Everest. See wild asses and other wildlife in the valleys and pastures along the way. The best ... moretime to do the trek is from early April to late October. Walking in the shadow of iconic Mt Everest provides a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sightseeing and physical challenge.
DAILY ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Potala Palace, Tibetan Carpet Workshop, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Attraction: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.
Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse Dzong

Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri

Tour further along the Friendship Hwy to Tingri. Tingri is the nearest village to Mt Everest where guestrooms with private bathroom are available. 
Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 6 Tingri To EBC Trek: Tingri - Lungchang

Your Everest hiking begins today. Hike along Ra-chu Valley which is green during the warmer half of the year; entensive meadows support flocks of goats and sheep. Tonight you will camp at Lungchang.

Day 7 Tingri To EBC Trek: Lungchang - Lamna La

Today’s hike will be much serious and challenging as you go up into the mountains. Much uphill hiking is expected as you climb towards the top of Lamna La pass. En route,30mins or so pass Lungchang, you will reach the knobs and the disintegrating walls of the long-abandoned fort known as Ngang Tsang Drag Dog Dzong. After pass Lamna-La, the blue and purple Tsebu Mountains and the glittering white Cho Oyu massif can be seen from afar.

Day 8 Tingri To EBC Trek: Lamna La - Rongphu

Proceed to Pang-la(5350m) is a very broad summit simply delineating the parting of drainage basins over a vast plain. There are small cairns on top of the pass, seen only when you are already upon them.

Day 9 Tingri To EBC Trek: Rongphu - EBC

After sightseeing Rongbuk Monastery, continue hike to Everest Base Camp which is abt 4hrs away. At the tent camp the last glorious 4km is gentle way up and the altitude gain is less than 200m.Most people can cover the distance within one hour. Along the way you pass scree slopes, jagged ridges, and broad glacier valleys flowing with muddy water. About 1km uphill from the tent camp, on the left, is a Guru Rinpoche meditation cave.
After sightseeing at EBC, hike back to tent camp and stay overnight at nomad tent there for the night.
Attraction: Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery

Day 10 EBC - Shigatse 

After sightseeing we will drive to Shigatse afterwards. Enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

Day 11 Shigatse - Lhasa

We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. 
Other service: Local Tibetan Family Visit

Day 12 Departure From Lhasa By Flight/TrainYour tour ends today.

Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
Destination:
China
Chimpuk Hermitage is a warren of caves northest of Samye that was once a meditation retreat for Guru Rinpoche. It is a popular day hike for travellers from Samye to Chimpuk which takes ... morearound 4 or 5 hours up, abt 7km. If you are feeling fit and acclimatized, it is possible to climb to the top of the peak above Chimpuk.
DAILY ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Attraction: Pabonka Monastery, Nechung Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Day 3 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street

Day 4 Lhasa - Samye

Drive to Samye Monastery from Lhasa along the famous Yarlung Tsang River. Have a glimpse of Yarlung Valley, of which is consider the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
Attraction: Samye Monastery

Day 5 Trek Samye - Chimpuk

Chimpuk Hermitage is a warren of caves northest of Samye that was once a meditation retreat for Guru Rinpoche. It is a popular day hike for travellers from Samye to Chimpuk which takes around 4 or 5 hours up, abt 7km.

There is a small monastery built around Guru Rinpoche’s original medication cave half way up the hill. Follow the pilgrims around the various other shrines.

If you are feeling fit and acclimatized, it is possible to climb to the top of the peak above Chimpuk. To make this climb from the Guru Rinpoche cave follow the left-hand valley behind the caves and slog it uphill for 1.5hrs to the top of the ridge, where there are several clumps of player flags. From here you can drag yourself up along a path for another 1.5hrs to the top of the conical peak, where there are a couple of medication retreats and fine views of the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley. On clear days you can see several massive Himalayan peaks to the southeast.
Attraction: Chim-puk Hermitage

Day 6 Chimpuk - Tsetang - Trandruk - Yumbulagang - Chongye - Tsetang

Visit the major sights of Yarlung Valley in Tsetang today, of which is consider the cradle of Tibetan civilization. It was from Yarlung that the early Tibetan kings unified Tibet in the 7th century and their massive burial mounds still dominate the area around Chongye. 
Attraction: Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Chongye Burial Mounds

Day 7 Tsetang - Lhasa Airport

Transfer to Lhasa Airport from Tsetang for your next destination, which is almost the same mileage from Lhasa.

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