Lhasa and Mt Everest base Camp Tour 7/8 days - 8 Days

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Tibet, the roof of the world, is every traveller’s dream. The land keeps its centuries-old traditions, mysterious religious culture, and untouched pure natural scenery. China invaded Tibet in 1950. Inside its borders and across the world, Tibetans have never stopped believing Tibet is a nation.After more than 60 years of occupation.

By the 15th century, the city of Lhasa had risen to prominence following the founding of three large Gelugpa monasteries by Je Tsongkhapa and his disciples. The three monasteries are Ganden, Sera and Drepung which were built as part of the puritanical Buddhist revival in Tibet.The scholarly achievements and political know-how of this Gelugpa Lineage eventually pushed Lhasa once more to centre stage.

The 5th Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (1617–1682), unified Tibet and moved the centre of his administration to Lhasa in 1642 with the help of Güshi Khan of the Khoshut.

Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet is a city of wonders! It’s cultural richness and absolute location is beyond any words of description. The views of the mountains like Xixapangma, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Langtang, etc. from this place is spectacular. The Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour offers art, architecture and craft works manifested in the monasteries of the city takes us back to time and lets us endeavour the peace that the Buddhist culture preaches for.

The literal meaning of Lhasa is place of Gods. The place is considered holy as it has many places of cultural significance namely Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Norbulingka palace, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery. Placed upon the Red Hill, Potala palace is an impressive palace that dominates the entire Lhasa city! This large palace is divided into two parts – red palace and white palace. White palace which was once the house of local Tibetan government is now a living quarter of Dalai Lama. It was constructed in the 17th century and features the Dalai Lama’s quarters and many vital chapels.

Jokhang temple is the oldest temple in Lhasa and is well decorated with the Tibetan features. The temple is surrounded by the Bakor Street. Visit to Jokhang temple helps you get the unique taste of Tibetan culture. Drepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet and Sera monastery has been able to preserve the Tibetan culture very well. Talking about, Norbulingka palace, it is a palace of the Dalai Lama that is grand and artistically phenomenon.

Day 1
Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive

Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep(normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 2
Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House

Day 3
Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km

Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km

Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel.

Day 5
Gyantse - Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km

Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 6
Sightseeing In Lhasa

Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7
Sightseeing In Lhasa

Day 8
Lhasa - Kathmandu

Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.

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Lhasa and Mt Everest base Camp Tour 7/8 days