Kathmandu Tsedang Lhasa Zhamgu
DAY 01: KATHMANDU (1300M)- TSEDANG (3650M):
Fly (1hr.) to Lhasa over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer to TSEDANG and check-in to Hotel. Full rest for acclimatisation.
DAY 02:TSEDANG – LHASA:
AM: Visit Yumbulakhang and Thandruk Monastery.Then drive to Lhasa (3650M) with a visit to Samye Monastery(5-6 Hrs) O/N at Hotel
DAY 03: LHASA :
After breakfast Visit Potala Place then Visit Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazar O/N at Hotel
DAY 04 : LHASA - GYANTSE (3,950M) : 261 KM
Scenic drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake (Torquise Lake) over crossing two high passes KAROLA (5,010M) & KAMBALA (4,794M) O/N at Hotel
DAY 05:GYANTSE - XIGATSE (3,900M): 90 KM
AM: Visit to the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Pm: visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery, Tibetan market -O/N at Hotel
DAY 06: XIGATSE - XEGAR (4350M): 244 KM
Picturesque drive to XEGAR by over crossing the high pass GYTSO LA (5220M) O/N at Hotel
DAY 07: XEGAR - ZHANGMU (2300M): 244 KM
Scenic drive via NYALAMU PASS (4800M) with an opportunity to see MT. SHISHAPAGMA, MT CHO OYU, MT EVEREST from the NYALAM PASS ( weather permitting) and continue downhill drive to ZHANGMU – O/N at Hotel.
08 : ZHANGMU-FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE-KATHMANDU: 130KM
This morning, we officially leave the Friendship Highway (2300m) and cross the border into Nepal. Change your Yuan back to US$’s or Nepalese Rupees on the road here. Ensure that the Chinese stamp your passport on exit from Tibet!!!! We are met by our friendly local representative and we start our drive back to Kathmandu. We stop in a small village for lunch, then continue on to Kathmandu.
On arrival get your Nepal visa (USD25).