One of the most scenic drive in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu through the Himalayas- with a stop at base camp Mt Everest
13 Days OVERLAND ADVENTURE- LHASA TO KATHMANDU
Best time to do this trip: April, May, June, October & November. 'PRIVATELY GUIDED' TOUR- TRAVEL ANY DAY.
Featuring Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Xigatse, Xegar, Zhangmu, Kathmandu
One of the most scenic drive in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu through the Himalayas - with a stop at base camp Mt Everest.
Day 1 ARRIVE KATHMANDU- Arrive Kathmandu (4,200ft/1280mtr), the capital city of Nepal.
Day 2 KATHMANDU (B) - Morning tour of Kathmandu City. Afternoon tour of Swayambhunath and Patan.
Day 3 KATHMANDU (B) Full day tour of Pashupatinath, Bodhnath and Bhadgaon.
Day 4 KATHMANDU, LHASA (B, D) Fly Lhasa (11,500ft/3505mtr), capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the
Day 5 LHASA- (B, D) Morning visit the Potala Palace. Afternoon visit the Jokhang temple and the Barkhor bazaar.
Day 6 LHASA - (B, D) Morning visit Drepung Monastery and afternoon visit Sera Monastery.
Day 7 LHASA, GYANTSE (B, L, D) Morning drive to Gyantse (13,050ft/3977mtr), the fortress city, about 7-8 hours drive from Lhasa.
Day 8 GYANTSE, XIGATSE (B, L, D) Morning visit Khumbum Stupa and monastery, one of the best architectural works in Tibet. Later drive to Xigatse
(Shigatse- 11,800ft/3596mtr) approx 2-3 hrs. Afternoon visit Tashilunpo Monastery – the seat of the Great Pancham Lama and the largest monastery in the region.
Day 9 XIGATSE, XEGAR (B, L, D) Morning drive to Xegar (13,800ft/4206mtr), 8-9 hours drive from Xigatse.
Day 10 XEGAR, EVEREST BASE CAMP (B, L, D) Full day excursion to base camp Mt Everest north side (5-6 hours drive each way crossing a pass 16,700ft/ 5090mtr).
Day 11 XEGAR, ZHANGMMU (B, L, D) Morning drive to Zhangmu. (7,000ft/2133mtr (approximately 8-9 hours drive) better known by its Tibetan name, Khasa
Day 12 ZHANGMMU, KATHMANDU (B) Morning proceed to the Friendship Bridge on Tibet/ Nepal an hour downhill below. Upon arrival and after clearing immigration formalities you will be met and drive to Kathmandu (5 hours).
Day 13 KATHMANDU, HOME BOUND Today transfer to the airport for your home bound flight. (B)
TOUR ENDS- HAPPY LANDINGS!
LAND TOUR PRICES INCLUDE: 12 nights hotel accommodations at the mentioned or similar hotels, American Breakfast daily and mentioned meals, Sight-seeing tours with local English speaking guides including entrance fee, expert Tour Director (minimum 10 passengers) or locally hosted with minimum 2. Round trip transfers and Baggage handling, Service charges and hotel taxes
LAND TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International and Internal airfare, any passport and visa fee, any airport taxes, any camera fee at the monuments, any meals except those mentioned, any transportation except those mentioned, tips to room boys, laundry charges, telephone calls or any other charges of personal nature. Nor does it include any end of the trip gratuity to our India expert Tour Director (suggested tipping is $10 per person per day).
'PRIVATELY GUIDED'- TRAVEL ANY DAY This tour can be customized to travel any day as a 'privately guided' tour with locally hosted ground arrangements for two or more guests traveling together. Call (800) 373 0388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book this trip
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