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Itinerary Name: [C] Join-in 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour
Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa,  local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Tourist can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude or feel free to go to Potala Square, enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

 

Lhasa River Valley

Day 2
Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street
Meal:Include dinner, Exclude lunch
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. Its situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. Its a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

  

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

 

Jokhang Temple

 

Bakhor Street

Day 3
Monasteries in Lhasa (Drepung and Sera)
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

  

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

 

Day 4
Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3900m)
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Shigatse

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance clients can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

  

Gyantse was historically Tibets third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, tourists will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.

 

Day 5
Shigatse (3900m) to Everest (5200m) via Tingri
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Tingri

In the morningtourists will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibets second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

 

Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. Then, head to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to Shegar tourists will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive, tourists will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, they will pass one of the highest Passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass they will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

 

Day 6
Everest (5200m) to Kyilong Town (2600m)
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Kyilong Town

In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.

 

After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.

   

Day 7
Exit China through Kyilong Border (2600m), then drive to Kathmandu
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:

In the morning, drive clients to the new tourist border – Kyilong, tour guide will assist clients to check out of the border. Then Nepalese driver will pick you up at the border and drive to Kathmandu city, end the services in Kathmandu city (NO Patan or Bhakatupur)