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Trans Himalayan Journey & Everest Tour

Rongbuk Monastery And Everst

10 Days Tour of Forbidden Lhasa & Everest Base Camp
EX - Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing
Best Season: April - October

(Private tours available for Min 2 pax on request)
The breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu or via Mainland China to Lhasa & the overland route from Lhasa to Nepal border offers truly spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses & a people & culture from a bygone era. The highlight of this trip is a visit to the Dza Rongbuk Monastery & the Everest Base Camp.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu/Lhasa
Fly Kathmandu/Lhasa CA408 1025/1345
Upon arrival meet & transfer to your hotel. At 3500m, it is advisable to take your day easy. Optional walking tour of Barkhor, the bustling market place of Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa
This morning, we tour Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama & listed as a world heritage site and Drepung Monastery, the biggest monastic university of Tibet.

Day 03: Lhasa
In the morning, we visit Norbu Linka, the summer palace for the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, we cover Jokhang - the "central cathedral", Barkhor - the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets whitewashed stone homes, window and the Tibetan Medical Centre.

Day 04: Lhasa / Gyantse
Driving out of Lhasa, this long journey (8 hrs) takes you through the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau, past the turquoise lake Yamdrok and over Kampala(4794m) and Karola (5010m) Passes. After 261km, we arrive at Gyantse at 3950m, a pastoral town which is still left pretty untouched by modern expansion.

Day 05: Gyangtse / Shigatse
Visit Kumbum Stupa (an oversized chorten of over 100,000 images) & the adjoining Palkor Choede Monastery & continue a short 90 km drive to Shigatse at 3900m. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Check into hotel.

Day 06: Shiigatse / Sakya
Today we visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the biggest Gelukpa monastery & the seat of Panchen Lama. Tashi Lhunpo has one of the world's largest 9 storey bronze statue of Maitriya, the future Buddha.
In the afternoon, we drive to Sakya, the seat of the Sakyapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. The moonlike terrain with rugged mountains forms a dramatic contrast against the clear blue sky. Overnight at Sakya Hotel.

Day 07: Rongbuk Monastery
We head off the main overland route and the road rise steeply up the foothills of the Himalayas via Pangla Pass to arrive at Rongbuk Monastery, the world's highest monastery situated at 5200m, just below the Rongbuk glacier. Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse.

Day 08: Rongbuk Monastery - Everest Base Camp
We have the option to hike or drive to Everest Base Camp. Return to Rongbuk Monastery.

Day 09: Rongbuk / Nylam
After another magical sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Nylam. From the barren landscape of the Tibetan Plateau, you cross the mighty Himalayas and are greeted with the greenery of the foothills. Overnight at Nylam Guesthouse.

Day 10: Nylam / Kathmandu
We drive the last stretch of the Nepal-Tibet Highway to Zhangmu. Cross the Friendship bridge and you are back in Nepal - Kodari. Drive back to Kathmandu and check into your hotel.

Cost in USD Per Person: (MIN 2 PAX)

HOTELS TOUR COST
(Twin Share Basis on BB)
SUPPLEMENT SURCHARGE
2 PAX 3 PAX
DELUXE
Brahmaputra
USD 900 per person
Single Supplement - USD 290
US$ 300 PP US$200 PP
STANDARD
Kyichu/Dudgu
USD 800 per person
Single Supplement - USD 220
BUDGET
Mandala/Flora
USD 675 per person
Single Supplement - USD 140
AIRFARE EXTRA
(As Applicable)
KTM-LXA - USD 273 +106 (flight insurance)    
LXA-KTM - USD 273 + 96 (flight insurance + airport tax)    
CTU-LXA - USD 240    
PEK-LXA - USD 380    


(Rates subject to change without prior notice)

Also during the monsoon season the Arniko Highway linking Nepal-Tibet border is often disrupted by landslides. Additional porter or transport charges incurred due to such road disruptions will have to be borne by the clients' themselves.

Cost Includes:
● Tibet permit, entrance fees
● Twin sharing accommodation
● Daily breakfast
● All guided tours & transfers in private jeep/coach
● Kodari border pick up/drop transport

Cost Excludes:
● Airfare & airport taxes
● Insurance & emergency rescue charges
● Extra porter/transport charges in the event of landslides
● Tibet visa fee USD 116 for USA nationals & USD 200 for other nationals