LHASA CULTURE TOUR ( 7 night / 8 days Tibet )
Itinerary:
DAY 01- Wednesday - Kathmandu (1390m)
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport , welcome by our staff in Airport and transfer to Hotel and our staff will collect your passport with US$ 50 per person for Tibet Visa. & International flight ticket for re-confirmation.
DAY 02 Thrusday - Kathmandu (1390m)
Kathamndu - Sightseing with transportation by Deluxe Coach & local City guide with Entrance fees for Bhaktapur & Patan,
Day 03 Friday - Kathamndu (1390m)
Kathamndu - Sightseeing with transportation by Deluxe Coach & local City guide with Entrance fees for Pashupatnath Temple , Boudhnath Sutpa and Swyambhunath Stupa.
DAY 04 Saturday - KATHMANDU-LHASA (3650M)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Kathmandu airport. Fly by China Airlines to Gongar airport (3400m) Tibet . This 1.15 hrs. flight is very spectacular (weather permitting) with views mountains inclosing Mt. Everest 8848m, Lhotse (8516m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and Makalu (8463m). Arrival at 1330 hrs local time. It is 90 minutes drive to Lhasa (3650m). Transfer Himalayan Hotel on BB.
DAY 05 Sunday - LHASA (3650M)
Visit Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas and 7-century Jokhang Temple and explore the Barkhor market, a bustling bazar. Himalayan Hotel on BB.
DAY 06 Monday - LHASA (3650M)
Drive 20 minutes to Drepung Monastery, the largest Gelugpa sect monastery. It has plenty of historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts and crafts. Drive 20 mins to Sera Monastery situated on a slope north of Lhasa city. It is one of the three great monasteries the other two being Drepung & Ganden. Time permitting; visit Norbulingka the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. Himalayan Hotel on BB.
DAY 07 Tuesday - GYANTSE (3950m)
Drive approx. 8 hrs to Gyantse via Kampa La pass (4794m) and Yamdrok Tso (4482m) also known as Turquoise Lake (600 sq. km.), one of the three largest lakes in Tibet. Cross Karo La pass (5010m) & two other smaller passes before reaching Gyantse Town . Wortse Hotel
DAY 08 Wednesday - SHIGATSE (3900m)
Visit Phalkor monastery and Kumbum Stupa designed by Newari architects from Nepal . The former has a special influence over Buddhism owing to its unity of Gelugpa, Sakyapa & Bhuton sects. Drive 2 hrs to Shigatse the second largest city in Tibet . Visit Tashilimpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lamas. This Monastery houses the Maitreya Buddha statue weighing 275 Kgs made of Gold and 26 metres in height. Snow Leopard on BB.
DAY 09 Thursday - TINGRI (4342m)
Drive about 8 hrs to New Tingri crossing two passes; Tsuo La (4500m) and Lhakpa La (5220m). Kangen or Chomulangma Hotel on BB.
DAY 10 Friday - ZHANGMU (2300m)
Drive approx. 8 hrs to Nyalam (3500m) an important old trading post crossing Lalung La (5050m) and Nyalam pass (3800m). After leaving New Tingri there are great views of Mt. Everest (Chomulangma) and Mt. Shisapangma . This is a very scenic drive as the road cuts through the Himalaya and the dramatic changes in the vegetation and the landscape in such a short distance are truly amazing. Pema Hotel on BB
DAY 11 Saturday -KATHMANDU (1390m)
After immigration & custom formalities, drive gets you to Friendship Bridge , the border of Nepal & China . This ride may be in trucks or a 45 mins walk, depending on road conditions and weather. Cross the Bridge on foot to Kodari and after immigration & customs formalities a scenic 5 hours drive to Kathmandu on BB
DAY 12 Kathmandu (1390m)
Kathmandu free day for shopping - leisure day, hotel Harati on BB
DAY 13 Transfer to Airport for final departure
Hotel in TIBET : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Hotel in KTM: 5 Nights
 
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