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Definitely, one of the best & the most popular of our Tibet Tours, the trip includes visits to all the significant places of interest in Central & South Tibet including the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. The highlight of the trip is a visit to Rongbuk Monastery & the Everest Base Camp from where the view of Everest is the most spectacular of all.
During the Lhasa and Everest Tour, visitors will mostly explore the Capital city of Lhasa, full of ornate, marvelous monasteries and monuments. There in Lhasa, you will visit the majestic Potala Palace, which is famous worldwide for its great architecture and historical importance. Besides the grand Potala Palace, you will also come across the popular Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Market Area, the city area of Gyantse, Tashilhump Monastery, and many important other places and monuments. Constructed back in the 17th century, Potala Palace is an amazing human creation, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Many people come to Tibet just to witness the beauty of the great Palace. It also contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. After we are finished, we have the opportunity to either walk or drive from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp, a dream for many people around the world. Upon arriving there, we feel that we are part of a piece of history. The best mountaineers around the world have had their attempt at climbing Mt. Everest (8848m), and you will see a city of tents, a landmark to people waiting for their chance to climb it.
Our Lhasa and Everest Tour provides a wonderful opportunity for the travel enthusiasts from across the globe to travel around Tibet, observe its ancient monasteries, monuments and Gompas. Tibet exploration also makes it possible to view the panoramic vistas of the mountains including the Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain peak, and other mountains like Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and Mount Cho Oyu. Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity that combines both natural and cultural wonders for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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You are welcome the Lhasa, Tibet. Our Guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. This is one of the most spectacular flights in the world as we follow the high mountain peaks before crossing over the Himalayan chain to the high Tibetan Plateau. On arrival at Gongkar Airport we are met and driven by coach to the fabled city of Lhasa Then Tsedanng, which lies at 3650 metres above sea level.
We have a relaxing exploration day in Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Visit Samye Monastery, the first monastery built in Tibet by King Trisong Detsen under the guidance of Padmasambhava & Yumbulakhang, as well as the first castle built for a Tibetan king. Overnight again in Tsedang.
After breakfast, we drive 90km to Lhasa. En route, we visit Mindroling Monastery, the center of learning for Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism & also for Lhasa Aristocrats. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet. There are many fascinating sights to see in Lhasa, and this is just the beginning. Overnight in Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, the Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace. Again, we spend the day learning about the many fascinating sites that Lhasa has to offer. There is never a dull moment throughout our tour. Overnight again in Lhasa.
We drive through Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa La Pass (5050m) & Karo La (5045m) Pass. We drive a total distance of 350km today. Upon arriving at Gyangtse, we visit Kubum Stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
The drive to Shigatse is roughly 90km. En route, we visit Shalu Monastery. When we arrive to Shigatse, we'll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy. If we have more time, we wander around Shigatse Market. Overnight in Shigatse.
After Breakfast, we will drive for Rongbuk. On the way we will visit Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, located in Sakya County, about 160 kilometers southwest of Shigatse, on the road to Tingri in Tibet. Built in 1073 by Khon Khonchong Gyalpo, on the hill side with gray earth surrounded, it means the “Grey Soil” in Tibetan.After the sakya we will drive for Rongbuk at 5000m. You can then view spectacular sights of Mount Everest. It’s a scenic drive through the highest point at Gyatchu La pass (5,220m) en-route and we continue to drive towards south from Tingri towards the Top of the world Mt. EVEREST about 80km to Rongbuk. Over night in Guest house.
After having breakfast and watching the sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Kerung. Overnight at a guest house in Kerung.
After breakfast, we drive to Zhangmu, where we take care of all of the immigration formalities, then we continue on to Kathmandu. En route, we visit Milarepa Cave. We descend from the high arid Tibetan plateau into the lush greenery of Nepal. We'll have a nice dinner in Kathmandu, and overnight in hotel.
We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!
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