With spectacular views of the world’s tallest peaks and awe-inspiring high altitude treks, Tibet in true sense is the ‘roof of the world’.
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.
Sera monastery, which is 4km north of Lhasa comes alive in the morning as it is most active during this time. The monastery is also famous for the Tibetan style of debating. Another interesting site is the summer palace of Dalai Lama, Norbulingka.
After touring Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar, we drive to Rongpu Monastery. It takes less than two hours walk from Rongpu Monastery through glacial moraines and sandy plain to reach the Everest Base Camp at 5,200m. The view of the North Face standing majestically is simply awe-inspiring.
On the 10
day of the tour we drive to Zhangmu via Shegar and continue our drive back to Kathmandu.