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Serene Tibet

 

For centuries this mysterious Buddhist kingdom, locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalaya, has exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West. For explorers, imperialists and traders it was a forbidden land of treasure and riches. Dreamers on a spiritual quest have long whispered of a lost Shangri-la, steeped in magic and mystery.

 

For travelers, Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet.

 
   
Day - 01 Kathmandu - Kodari - Zhangmu (Drive Trek)

This 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 Zhangmu. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day - 02 Zhangmu / Xegar

Today 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. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 03 Xegar - Xigatse (Drive)

We continue on 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)

This morning we will visit the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Moanastery, and continue on our drive to Gyantse - a pastoral town between Lhasa and xigatse. It still retains the charm of a traditional Tibetan town untouched by modern expansion.

   
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

Today 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.

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. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day - 07 Lhasa

Day free at leisure in Lhasa

Day - 08 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.

 


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