Duration : 06 Night / 07 Days
Destinations :Kathmandu - Kodari - Zhangmu - Xegar - Xigatse -
Gyantse - Lhasa -Kathmandu
Day 01 : Kathmandu - Kodari (Drive Trek) Kodari - Zhangmu
morning we depart Kathmandu by surface on a scenic drive to Kodari
(Nepal-Tibet border), through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. We leave
our vehicles here and start a short walk of about one hour 30 minutes uphill
with porters to Shangmu Immigrations - known to Nepalese as Khasa, hangs on
a cliff face, its boom town architecture having a temporary look; even the
monastery roofs are sheathed in corrugated iron sheets and is situated at a
height of 2,500 m. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02 : Zhangmu - Xegar (Drive)
To Day we drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical
view of Tibetan landscape, crossing over Nyalam Pass (3,800 m) and Lalung-La
(Pass) at 5,050m, with views of beautiful Himalayan Ranges panorama
including the Mt. Everest (8,848 m) to Zhangmu (244 Kms). Also called "new
tingri", is surrounded by mountains, Zhangmu is another town that lies
in the shadow of a great fortress. Even in ruins it is majestic. Seeming to
grow out of the craggy brown rock, its sinous wall bristles with watchtowers
like stegosaurus spines. Isolated in 1855 by marvading Nepalese in search of
booty, the Gurkhas cut off the Dzong's water supply and settled in for a
long seige. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03 : Xegar - Xigatse (Drive)
Today We will continue our drive to Lhatse (T-cross to Mt. Everest), and
crossing over the Gyatsola Pass at 5,220 m, which is the highest enroute to
Xigatse (240 Kms). Xigatse is the second largest town in Tibet and the
capital of Tsang, lying 354 Kms. west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,810 m.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 04 : Xigatse - Gyantse (Drive)
Drive This morning we will visit the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Moanastery,
and continue on our drive to gyantse (90 Kms) - is a pastoral town between
Lhasa and xigatse. It is 264 Kms. southwest of Lhasa, and still retains the
charm of a traditional Tibetan town untouched by modern expansion. As a
crossroad on the principle trade route to India, it used to be renowned for
the excellence of its carpets. The compound, encircled by on impressive
wall, once contained 19 monasteries, presided over by the still intact
fortress perched atop a nearby mountain. Later in the Day visit the Kumbum
Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 05 : Gyantse - Lhasa (Drive)
We continue on a full Day picturesque drive crossing over Karola Pass at
5,010m, Kambala Pass at 4,794 m. and a colourful Yamdrok Lake, sometimes
along the Tibetan lifeline river Brahmaputra also known as yarlung Tsangpo,
to the capital town Lhasa (264 Kms).
Day 06 : Lhasa (Drive)
Day we will visit the Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it
houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha
which was brought as a gift bythe Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion
of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Surrounding the Jokhang
Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place which is the religious and
social focus of Lhasa.
Later in the Day visit the Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop
a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen
Gompa. It was expanded to its present structure during the 17th century by
the 5th Dalai Lama. This 13 story 1000 room citadel served as the
headquarters of the former "church-state" of Tibet and was home to
successive Dalai Lamas, who from the latter half of the 18th century used it
as their Winter palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 07 : Lhasa -Kathmandu (Flight)
Early this morning you will be picked up from you respective hotel to be
transferred in time to Gangaar airport to connect your flight to Kathmandu.