|Group Size:||5-10 People||Max Altitude:||m|
|Cost:||$||Duration:||18 Days/17 Nights|
|Arrival at:||Departure from:||Tibet|
|Location:||N/A||Trip Style:||Active Adventures|
With unobstructed views of the stunning north face, Tibet’s Everest Base Camp at Rongbuk is truly the best place to see the world’s highest mountain. A trek into Base Camp from Tingri could follow several routes and we are taking a more demanding route than most, but also the most rewarding in terms of scenery. We will follow a high ridge with good views of Mount Everest, to the village of Zommug and then to Rongbuk to explore the glacier.
After our trek we will travel overland to Lhasa, via the towns of Shigatse and Gyantse. Shigatse is Tibet’s second largest city and is where we visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, formerly home of the Panchen Lama. In Gyanste we will visit the medieval Pelkhor Chode Temple complex with its huge Kumbum stupa, and can also see famous Gyantse fort and ‘Memorial Hall of Anti-British’.
We will spend two days in Lhasa, once the Forbidden City, seen as the heart and soul of Tibet. A place of devout pilgrimage, it is still truly a city of wonders. The medieval feel of the city, with its ancient architecture, stalls hawking everything from prayer flags and turquoise to yak skulls, and pilgrims completing prostrations at each step of their devotional kora – this is an exotic brew that few people can resist.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel.
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Boudha, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur. O/N - Hotel.
Day 03 : Transfer to airport, fly Kathmandu/Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar Airport and drive to Tsetang. O/N - Hotel
Day 04 : Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Circuit. O/N - Hotel
Day 05 : Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries and Norbu Lingka Palace. O/N – Hotel
Day 06 : Free day in Lhasa – O/N – Hotel
Day 07 : Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. O/N – Hotel
Day 08 : Morning visit Kumbum and Pelkor Chode; then drive to Shigatse – visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. O/N – Hotel
Day 09 : Drive to Tingri. O/N – Camp
Day 10 : Trek from Tingri to Yarlung Drog – 5- 6 hrs. O/N – Camp
Day 11 : Trek from Yarlung Drog to Lamdu Drog – 4 – 5 hrs. O/N –Camp
Day 12 : Trek from Lamdu Drog – Zamphuk – 6 hrs. O/N – Camp
Day 13 : Trek from Zamphuk to Rongbuk Monastery. O/N – Camp
Day 14 : Trek from Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp. O/N - Camp
Day 15 : Day hike around Base Camp. O/N – Camp
Day 16 : Drive to Zhangmu. O/N – Hotel
Day 17 : Morning drive to Friendship Bridge and drive back to Kathmandu. O/N – Hotel
Day 18 : Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for on toward destination.