In this Kathmandu to Lhasa highway drive, amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside greet you on the overland drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa. En route, visit Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, the Tashihunpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lamas, Tashihunpo is a vast complex with a golden rooftops and impressive chapels. Although having suffered the ravages of man and time, Gyantse, our next stop, with it’s unique Palkor Chode temple and Kumbum Chorten, offers a glimpse of an irretrievably lost era in some of the most extraordinary works of art found in all Tibet. In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Shoppers mustnt miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim’s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet, you fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa in a mountain flight that treats you to close-up views of the mighty Himalayas. This adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city’s many attractions.
B = Breakfast , L = Lunch, D = Dinner
We will come to pick you up at the Airport and take you to the Hotel. Briefing about the program and free evening on your own. Evening we organise meditation class.
Morning Meditation and after breakfast, Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay. B
This must be Saturday or Tuesday) Early morning drive to Kodari, we will have breakfast on the way at Dhulikhel, complete immigration and custom formalities in both border Nepal and Tibet. Stay in Naylam / Zhangmu . This is a group join tour, there will be at least 7 or more people in the trip. Please remember the guest house in Tibet is quite simple, specially until Xegar ( B)
Early morning drive to Xegar. There are couples of attractions such as ruins of dzongs, on the way we can see beautiful mountains including mount Everest. We have to go through a high pass about 5200 ( Nayalu -La) , please drink at least 3 liter of water each day while you are in Tibet. The road is bit rough, the views are great. O / N in Xegar / Lhatse (B)
Xigatse city the house of the Famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery with its golden roof, the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. O / N in Shigatse (B)
Morning sightseeing to the Tashilhumpu Monastery (seat of Panchen Lama), It has three big Temples with golden Pagoda. One of them have statue of forthcoming Buddha 13th wide and 26th ft. in height. An ample example of the Tibetan rich architectural and cultural heritage with hundreds of monks walking around chanting Om Mane Padme Hum for the world peace. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa ( the temple which have 3 style architecture , Nepali, Chinese. O/ N in Hotel, (B).
A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass with a very good view of the Yamdrok Tso Lake. Then you cross the mighty Brahmmaputra River to arrive in Lhasa.O / N in Lhasa (B),
In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. That has over 3500KG gold with its golden roof. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Jokhag is the oldest temple that has the statue of 11 years old Buddha which was given to Tsrongchang Gompo on the 7th century by the family of her Chinese queen. We will take you to Sera and Derphung monasteries around Lhasa. Shoppers mustn’t miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa, which is right on the pilgrim’s circumambulation route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet, (B)
You fly back to Kathmandu or free on your own or Optional sightseeing, free day , Afternoon we will take for Massage and Evening Join Nepali cultural show and Dinner. ( B,D)
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule we drop you to the airport and final Namaste!
All Earthbound Expeditions adventure treks are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking in Nepal, only colder (obviously).
Prices are per person excluding international flights and joining in land ( Kathmandu). These are the departure dates currently available to book online.
If our set departure dates are not appropriate for you, please contact us; we will happily customize your trip.
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|No.||Trip Start date for 2018||Trip end date|
|01||25 Apr||05 May|
|02||09 May||19 May|
|03||23 May||03 Jun|
|04||06 June||16 June|
|05||05 Sept||15 Sept|
|06||19 Sept||29 Sept|
|07||03 Oct||13 Oct|
|08||14 Oct||24 Oct|