Lhasa-Everest Base Camp tour.
road from Lhasa to Kathmandu offers the most awesome views
in all of Tibet and perhaps even Asia. On this journey we
will travel from the barren Tibetan Plateau to the lush, semitropical
scenery of Nepal, the scent of yak butter giving way to curry
and incense as we descend into the subcontinent. Beginning
in Lhasa, we will explore the major monasteries, temples and
sacred sites of Tibet under the guidance of our experts. We
will take part in prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local
Tibetans and discuss religious customs throughout the trip.
After exploring the Holy City, we will then take the spectacular
overland drive through Central Tibet to Nepal, stopping along
the way at Central Tibet's highlights - Yamdrok Tso, a stunning
turquoise blue lake at 4488m; Gyantse, where we'll have the
chance to view the magnificent murals of Kumbum Stupa; Shigatse,
Tibet's second largest town and home to Tashilhunpo Monastery,
the seat of the Panchen Lama. We will also make a detour to
Everest (Mt. Qomolangma) base camp and spend a day hiking
at the base of the mountain and admiring the world's highest
|Day 1 Kathmandu (Chengdu/China)
||Arrive Lhasa Airport (from
Kathmandu/Nepal or Chengdu/China).Meet Tibet Agent and
transfer to hotel in Lhasa.Rest of the day free to rest
for acclimatization. Lhasa hotel or Kyichu Hotel.
|Day 2 - Lhasa
||Guided tour of Potala Palace & Drepung
Monastery. Lhasa Hotel or Kyichu Hotel
|Day 3 - Lhasa:
|Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor
Market &Tibetan Medical Center. Lhasa or Kyichu Hotel
|Day 4 -Lhasa-Gyantse
|Drive via Yamdrok Tso to Gyangtse. Visit
Kumbun Stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
|Day 5 -Gyantse - Shigatse
|Drive to Shigatse. Enroute visit Shalu
Monastery. Visit Tashilungpo Monastery & Shigatse
Market. Shigatse Hotel.
|Day 6 - Shigatse - Sakya - Shegar
||Drive to Shegar. Enroute visit Sakya Monastery.
Visit Shegar chode, the Crystal
Monastery. Shegar Hotel.
|Day 7 Shegar - Rongbuk
|Today, we will take our diversion south
to the Rongbuk Monastery, and have ample time to view
the looming north face of Mt. Everest.
|Day 8 - Rongbuk/Everest
B.C. - Tingri
|We will hike to the Everst base camp (15
km) and enjoy views of the tallest mountain in the world.
We will return to Tingri in the late afternoon
|Day 9 Tingri - Zhangmu
||Leaving Tingri in the morning, we will
drive an entire day to Kathmandu. The altitude makes a
sudden drop once we go past Lielamu; the view along road
here includes some of Tibet's most spectacular scenery.
Nearing Zhangmu, the scenery quickly changes to lush hills
with clear water cascades - the semitropical scenery is
a marked contrast to the barren Tibetan plateau.
|Day 10 Zhangmu - Kathmandu
||We will cross the border into Nepal in
the afternoon. The altitude and climate continues to change
dramatically. We will reach Kathmandu, Nepal's capital
city, in the evening.
TOUR COST (2002):
(With Hotel Kyichu in Lhasa) 3 Star Hotel.
- 2-4 Pax - US$ 1200 per person
- 5-9 Pax - US$ 1025 per person
- 10+ Pax - US$ 900 per person
- Single supplement - US$ 250 per person.
Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu - US$ 275 per person one way.
Tibet TOUR COST INCLUDES:
share hotel accommodation; breakfast; airport/hotel/airport
transfers and other surface transportation as per
tours with local English Speaking Guide; entrance
to all monuments
visited and travel Permit.
- As Applicable:
-airport tax in Kathmandu NER 1000; airport tax
in Lhasa US$ 12 or RMB 60;
-Lunches & dinner in hotels; refreshments drinks;
-China Visa fee or Tibet Endorsement fee (varies
for different nationalies);
-Visa Rush Fee US$ 30 Per Person;
-Photography charges in monasteries;
-Nepal re-entry visa;
-any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes,
cancellation of flights,
deviation in program, or otherwise
trip cost,itinerary and other relevant information please contact