Lhasa - Everest Base Camp TourEverest Base camp via Lhasa Tour is exiting adventure of life time. Flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu or Fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa is one of the scenic flight views of snow capes including the world’s highest mountain will be just below your air bus. You will visit main cities of Tibet Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse. Most popular monasteries like Potala palace, Jokhang, Sera, Drepung and Sakya. Passing through highest passes of over 5000 miters, scenery of the landscape, typical and rural villages, nomad and typical Tibetan peoples and high altitude lakes are another beauty of Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour.
You will be processing for a Visa preparation. And rest of the day is free for you. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Early morning we decide to fly from Nepal, we get to enjoy around an hour long trans-Himalayan flight, considered to be one of the most beautiful air routes in the world. It takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Overnight stay at Lhasa.
We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. We visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Then, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1,000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Overnight in Lhasa.
After breakfast we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundreds. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs.Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism.Visit Barkhor Bazaar(market),it is the nerve centre of Lhasa.Overnight in Lhasa.
After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours to visit Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. Drive ahead to Gyangtse, you will see Karola Glacier. At 5,560 m (18,241 ft) above sea level, and with an area of 9.4 sq km (3.6 sq mi).Visit the Palcho Monastery.
Drive to the second largest city in Tibet - Shigatse. Finishing the visit in Palcho, go to climb up to the Dzong Fortress on which the Tibetan army used to fight against the British army's invasion during the early 20th century. From the top of the fortress, you can get a great panoramic views of Gyantse city.
Today we drive to Shegar. En route, visit Sakya Monastery which is divided into the south and north two parts by Trum River. It is of typical Mongol style built in mid-13th century by Phagpa. The elaborately decorated hall has rich brocades statues, and butter lamps and holds thousands of religious texts (sutras). It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history.
We drive to explore Mt. Everest. We will stop to visit Rongbu Monastery which is the highest monastery (16,500 ft) in the world en-route to Mt. Everest. When you get there, you must be convulsing by spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and of course Everest, known as Chomolungma in Tibet. Overnight Stay.
We explore Mt. Everest. Everest is shining like a goddess in the sunglow. Overnight stay at a Rongbuk.
Drive back to Zhangmu ( Nepal China Border). Overnight stay at Zhangmu. This is your last day at Tibet side.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu around 5 hours drive.