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7 days overland tour with Everest Base Camp


Tour type: easy culture tours join in basis
Duration: 7 days


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17 fixed departure dates in 2014:

April 12-18, 22-28; May 10-16, 24-30; June 14-20, 21-27; July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25; August 9-15, 16-22, 23-29; September 6-12, 13-19, 20-26; October 1-7, 11-17

 


Details of this trip:

 

North of India, Nepal, and the great Himalayas lies an ancient land unparalleled in its beauty and majesty. This land of Tibet, often referred to as the roof of the world, is the largest and highest plateau on earth. Its unique Buddhism culture, magnificent wildlife, and grand peaks have been sealed from outsiders for years. You are now given the chance to experience this land of mystery and fantasy!

 

The majority of this trip will be spent traveling the friendship highway, home to some of the most breathtaking scenery this side of heaven. Our route will lead us through seven days of rugged beauty. Along this journey we will pass through spectacular mountain peaks, numerous tibetan settlements, and more ancient monasteries than you could imagine. We will have plenty of opportunities to explore this wealth of natural and cultural allure. While in Gyantse and Shigatse we even immerse ourselves in the Buddhism culture.

 

The first three days of our journey will be spent in the old city of Lhasa. This time will allow for excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization. The awe-inspiring Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple will be some of the mains sites we see while in Lhasa.

 

The highlight of this trip for many is our visit to the Base Camp of Everest. The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen first-hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size.

 

This Tibet trip will guarantee to be the memory of a lifetime. Tibet's awe-inspiring landscape, mountain views, and vibrant Buddhism culture are unparalleled in this world.

Come join us in the roof of the world!

 

*You can start this trip entering from Kathmandu, in Nepal side, as well as from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Canton (Guangzhou), Chongqing, Kunming, Xi'an, Xining all these cities in China side by air or available trains for your convenience.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or train

Day 02: Visit Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery

Day 03: Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

Day 04 Lhasa - Gyantse [3950m] - Shigatse [3900m]

Day 05 Shigatse [3900m] - Tingri [4390m] – EBC [5200m]

Day 06 Drive Rongbuk [5000m] - Tingri [4390m] – Zhangmu [2300m]

Day 07 Drive Zhangmu [2300m] - Kodari - Kathmandu [1400m] 123km

 

Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa by air or train

Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination of the traditional hotels (Shangbala Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel or Yak Hotel, etc) or guesthouses. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.

 

Day 02 Visit Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery in Lhasa

On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4 pm quite regularly, so remind our guide not to miss it.

 

Day 03 Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundreds of years.

 

Day 04 Lhasa - Gyantse [3950m] - Shigatse [3900m]

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy Lake Yamdrok, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Then continue to Gyantse, you can enjoy ningjinkangsang snow mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyantse, have a stop in Palkhor Temple for around one hour, if you would like to have a visit (self-paid), you could go and the guide will be with you. If you don’t, you could stroll in this ancient town at leisure. After that, continue to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, have the view of the famous fertile farmers’ land.

 

Day 05 Shigatse [3900m] - Tingri [4390m] – EBC [5200m]

In the morning the guide takes about some time to issue the group the second travel permit (psb) or the guide may do it on the arrival day if time permit. the psb permit is a must travel document for the visit to Mt. Everest. Then visit Tashilumpu Monastery. After the visit, drive further in to the mountains to get to Mt. Everest Base Camp via Tingri. The road condition to the Base Camp is rough; stay overnight at Rongbuk Guesthouse, the accommodation tonight is a little simple.

 

Day 06 Drive Rongbuk [5000m] - Tingri [4390m] – Zhangmu [2300m]

This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to Everest Base Camp, we will take a local bus to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base Camp, or you can even walk to EBC. The views of Everest from so close make the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer north face of this highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest towers above you in a looming yet magical way.

After that we will get back on the friendship highway and continue our amazing journey. We will stop at old Tingri, where you can get a clear view of Mt. Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.

Our final destination for today is a small town named Zhangmu. Zhangmu is much lower in elevation and as a result is much more lush and green than what we have experienced so far.

 

Day 07 Drive Zhangmu [2300m] - Kodari - Kathmandu [1400m] 123km

We will leave Zhangmu in the morning and head to the Nepalese border. The Friendship Bridge lies at the border of China and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. It spans the impressive Bhote Koshi river. Sadly we must say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver at this point. Our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration control in Kodari and help with all the reentry formalities. The city of Kathmandu, our end destination, lies only five hours to the south.

 

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 17 fixed departure dates in 2014:

April 12-18, 22-28; May 10-16, 24-30; June 14-20, 21-27; July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25; August 9-15, 16-22, 23-29; September 6-12, 13-19, 20-26; October 1-7, 11-17

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