Lhasa Tour, Potala Palace Tour, Tour in Lhasa, Spriitual tour in Lhasa

7-Nights 8-Days Fly In Drive Out

Tibet one of those extraordinary destination where indeed adventure lurks around every corner! Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Tran Himalayan drive, through mountain, passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere. It culminates on an arid plateau - a veritable treasure trove of architectural masterpieces the Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, once the largest in the country The Jhokhang - a spiritual centre, and the awesome palaces of the Dalai Lama - Norbulinga (the summer palace) and the Potala (the traditional seat). To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks is to be transformed into another way of life. We begin the tour by travelling to Kathmandu and departing by road to the Nepal/Tibet border town of Zhangmu where we collect our Transport. The day-to-day program is outlined as follows:

Itinerary

DAY 01: KATHMANDU - LHASA (3650m)
After breakfast, 7:00 AM transfer to airport 20 min drive from hotel - Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for LHASA would be 9:50 AM NEPALI STANDARD TIME and arriving in Gonggar airport 1:00 PM CHINA TIME. Flight Kathmandu / Lhasa takes one hour ten minutes. During the flight you will see the following: YARLUNG TSANGPO RIVER, LAKE YAMDROK, MT. KANCHANJUNGA (8586m), MT. MAKALU (8463m) and MT. EVEREST (8848m). (If weather permitting). When you will arrive in Gonggar airport you will transfer to Lhasa 96 Km away by bus. O/N in Lhasa.

DAY 02-03: LHASA CITY TOUR (3650m)
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of THE POTALA PALACE, THE JOKHANG TEMPLE surrounding BARKHOR market DREPUNG MONASTERY and SERAMONASTERY. Overnight hotel.

DAY 04: LHASA - GYANTSE (3950m) - 260km.
8 hrs bus drive takes you to Gyantse crossing the Brahmaputra River, the KAROLAPASS (5010m) and KAMBALA PASS (4794m). The KAROLA climbs between two lofty mountains, NOZING KHANGSA (7223m) and RALUNG (6236m) While driving you will see the YAMDROK TSO (Turquoise Lake), which takes approx. 1hr to cross around. Reaching Gyantse and check in hotel. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 05: GYANTSE - XIGATSE (3900m)- 90km.
Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 km Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of NYANG CHU river. In the 15 Th. Century is served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit KUMBUM CHORTEN & PHKLKOR MONASTERY which was built around 1400 AD It later became the main centre for trade with British / India. Bus drive to XIGATSE, which is 2hrs. From Gyantse. We will visit TASHILUNPO MONASTERY after lunch. Overnight hotel.

DAY 06: XIGATSE - LHATSE (3950m)- 210kms.
Xigatse is very famous due to the TASHILUMPO MONASTERY the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall Cleary visible on north side of the road Lhatze is 3 hrs away over a 5220m pass near the petrol station, there is a small restaurant where tea / snakes are available. Reach Lhatse O/N in Lhatse

DAY 07: LHATSE -ZHANGMU (3600m) -370kms.
After breakfast drive to Zhangmu by bus via Nyalam and have to pass LALUNGLA (5050m) will bring us in view of MT. LANGTANG (7245m), MT. XIXAPANGMA (8013m), & MT. DORJE LAKPA (6980m), MT. MAKALU ( 8464m), MT. EVEREST (8848m), MT. LHOTSE (8516m) & MT. CHOOYU (8201m). From Nyalam to Zhangmu the road follows the BHOTE KOSHI river in the deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs drive bring us to Zhangmu. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 08: ZHANGMU -KATHMANDU (1250M - 154km
Departure at 7:00 Am from Zhangmu where after completion of Immigration formalities all check drive to KODARI (China / Nepal Border). After the completion of Immigration formalities in Nepal Immigration drive to Kathmandu. It takes approx 6 hrs drive to Kathmandu and along the way you can see good scenery of views. O/N in Kathmandu.