Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Tour offer tibetan culture tour and nice view of Mount Everest from base camp of Everest in Tibet Side. Using high quality Landcruisers, capable of dealing with the rugged terrain ahead, we travel south via the Khamba La pass, with its stunning views of Scorpion Lake, to Gyangtse. Here, in this largely unspoilt Tibetan town, we visit the medieval Pelkhor Chode Temple complex with its huge Kumbum stupa, and also see Gyangtse fort, scene of an assault by the British Younghusband expedition in 1904. We carry on via Shalu to Tibet’s second city, Shigatse and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, formerly home of the Panchen Lama. As we continue to Everest Base Camp we will, depending on road conditions, visit the important and unusual monastery at Sakya, before crossing over the Pang La pass to spend a spartan night near Rongbuk Monastery. Here in the footsteps of Mallory and Irving (and Tintin!) we are likely to be rewarded with unforgettable views of Everest’s northern face. Carrying on over highland passes and through some of the most stunning mountain vistas in the world we eventually cross the Himalayas and begin our descent down through cultivated foothills and back to the Kathmandu valley.
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Tour – 17 days
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Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Tour – 17 days Highlights
- Memorable Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing,
- Awesome Kathmandu – Lhasa Flight over Trans- Himalaya Everest (8848m),
- Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan giants, visit Potala Palace, Sera Monastery.
- Drepung monastery, visit Natang and Sakya Monastery,
- Norbu Linka – summer palace of His Hiliness Dalai Lama,
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Tour – 17 days Detail Itinerary
Our representative pick you up at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Tour begins 10 am to 4 pm. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Monastery and Patan Durbar Square.
Today, you will fly to Lhasa via great Himalayan views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and Gokyo Ri Himalaya etc and land to Gongar Airport, Lhasa.
Visit to Sera Monastery with your tour guide. This is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting rhythm builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important holy site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Markets can be quite a alter from other visits as you wander around the city trying every details around the stalls and you may purchase some goods that displays Tibetan culture, custom and tradition
Visit to Potala Palace and Drepung monastery will grant invaluable insights. From the Mar Po Ri Hill where the Potala Palace, the 17th century great monumental structure stands, you can get an tremendous view of entire city. Potala Palace, a huge structure, its interior space being in excess of 130,000 square meters has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, many grand state rooms and chapels. Your next visit will be to Drepung Monastery, a residence of Dalai Lama before Potala Palace which was built in 14th century and used to shelter around 10,000 monks some time ago. Tibetans’ immensely believe and respect this monastery.
Following friendship bridge and passes Khamba La Pass and one can see Yamdrok Tso Lake, Blue Lake, huge glacier and some beautiful villages.
Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold domed 35m high chorten(stupa ) and houses with several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. Kubum means 100,000 images in Tibetan. After enjoying and exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Shalu monastery built with Han, Tibetan and Indian style architecture is about one and half hour away from Gyantse on the way to Shigatse. After a brief observation of the monastery you drive further to Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery is the major attraction of Shigatse being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet.
From Shegar, you drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. Along the drive, you can laze around in the splendor of majestic views of snowcapped peaks such as Makalu and Shishapangma. After driving for 85 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk from where you get spectacular sight of Mt. Everest. The program today is to explore to Everest Base Camp through the day. Drive to EBC is allowed only for expeditions, so you need to walk 8 km (one way) or take a horse or local bus to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will also visit Ronbuk Monastery, a Buddhist pilgrimage site founded in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama in an area of meditation huts that had been in use by monks and hermits for over 400 years. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliff walls all around the monastery complex and up and down the valley. Many walls and stones, carved with sacred syllables and prayers, line the path
Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Tingri.
From the Tingri plain we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Tingri, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet's greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated.
Across Friendship Bridge where our representative will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu
Visit yourself some places in Kathmandu or shopping for family or rest at Hotel.
Today, we will see you off at Hotel and transfer to Airport toward next destination.