Duration: 11 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 6,340 m
Best Season: April to May; September to November
Accommodation: Hotels and Lodges
Transportation: Air and Surface
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
The spiritual heart of Tibet, Lhasa, has enough to keep you intrigued for at least a couple of days.
While the former residence of Dalai Lamas, the iconic Potala Palace is an obligatory stop for all tourists, the Jokhang Temple located in the Barkhor Square is fast becoming another requisite site to visit.
The Tibetan style of debating draws many tourists to Sera, one of the great Gelukpa religious center, Sera. Sera is 4km north of Lhasa. Another great Gelukpa religious center is Drepung which is 8km to the west of Lhasa.
Another pleasant town is Gyantse, famous for its 32m high chorten, the Gyantse Kumbum. The tour continues further exploring the ancient citadels, palaces and monasteries in the Tibetan cities of Shigatse and Shegar.
The tour the moves to explore the Everest Base Camp before driving back to Nyalam.
The trip concludes with a drive to Kodari via Nyalam
This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu; transfer to hotel
Day 02: Flight to Gonkar Airport, Lhasa
Day 03/04: Sightseeing
Day 05: Lhasa-Gyantse
Day 06: Gyantse-Shigatse
Day 07: Shigatse-Shegar
Day 08: Shegar-Rongbuk
Day 09: Drive Rongbuk – Tingri
Explore Everest Base Camp
Drive to Nayalam
Day 10: Drive Nayalam - Kodari - Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu