On this tour, you visit the well known cultural capitals of Tibet Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsethang. You explore the ancient Yarlung Valley, the birthplace of Tibetan civilization. In Lhasa, amidst the vibrant and friendly atmosphere, you visit old palaces and temples, ancient monastries which are important sites of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3650m/60km) and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Lhasa Potala Palace - visit Jokhang Temple and Bharkor Street
Day 3: Lhasa- Drepung Monastery,Sera monastery
Day :4 Drive Lhasa to Ganden monastery (4500m/60km) vist the monastery and walk around the monastery Kora and trek trek to Drupshi village -3-4hrs/Camp
Day 5: Trek from Drupshi village to the foot of Xugar La (mountain pass) (5250m)- 5-6 hrsCamp at the foot of Xugar La.
Day 6: Trek from Sumdo kang by walking for around 5-6 hrs.Campat Sumdo Kang
Day 7: Trek from Sumdo kang to Nyenpu,a name of a village and then to Samye by small tractor. Samye monastery (3600m)/ Camp or Guest house
Day 8: Visit Samye monastery early in the morning with monks chanting and then Leave for Tsetang- visit Yumbu Lhakang and Traduk temple Tsetang Hotel
Day 8: Drive to Gyantse country via Podrang La pass (5030m/127km) Guest house
Day 9: Drive to Chokor Gyet monastery (4500m/35km) and visit the monastery on the same day Camp or stay in the monastery
Day 10: Walk up to the pass and back to Chokor Gyel monastery.Ascending 5 hrs and Descending 3-4 hrs.You can view Lhamo Lhatso (4000m) from the pass top and see the vision if you are lucky enough. All the Tibetans are looking at the lake from the pass like shooting an arrow in order to get the vision for their life from the lake Camp or stay at the monastery.
Day 11: Drive Chokor Gyel monastery to Tsetang, (3600m/162m) Overnight Hotel
Day 12: Drive Tsetang- Gyangtse (3950/350km) via Yamdrok holy lake (4488m) and Karo La Glacier Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and drive to Shigatse(3900m/90km) via Shalu monastery Overnight Hotel
Day 14: Shigatse-Sakye monastery-New Tingri
Day 15: New Tingri-Everest Base Camp Day 16: Drive from Everest Base Camp-Zhangmu/ Overnight Hotel Day 17: Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu
Day 15: New Tingri-Everest Base Camp
Day 16: Drive from Everest Base Camp-Zhangmu/ Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu(1300m/155km)