Tibet Overland tour combine Everest Base Camp.
(Fly in Lasha and drive out from Zhangmu)
01: Prior to landing in the Tribhuvan International
Airport, you could have some excelllent views of snow-capped
mountains, meet with our tour coordinator and transfer
Day 02: Explore kathmandu such
as visit Pasupatinanth, a famous temple of Hindus devotees, Boudhananth,
the Bhuddhist stupa, Swyambhunanth temple, tradtional and historical
Day 03: Fly over over panoramic
Himalayas ranges from Kathmandu to the holy city of Lhasa by China
airlines. The flight takes about 55 minutes to reach the Gongar
airport . Upon arraival at Gongar airport and transfer to
Lhasa. Check into hotel.
Day 04-06: Explore Lhasa - The Land
of Gods (11850 ft.)
Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located between
29o 36'N and 19o 06' E at the north bank of Kyichu river, a tributary
of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an altitude of 3650 meteres above
sea level. Lhasa has a history of more than 1300 years and has
been the center of politics, economy, culture and religi pung Monastery
was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa,
the founder of Gelugpa Sect. The monastery, occupying an area of
250,000 square meters with a fixed number of 7,700 monks, is the
largest monastery in Tibet. The monastery keeps many historical
relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts.
Visit Sera Monastery
Sera means "hailstone" in Tibetan. Set at the foot of the Wudu
Hill to the north of Lhasa City, Sera is comprised of a great sutra
chanting hall and a college. Situated at three kilometers distance
to a northern suburb of Lhasa, Sera Monastery was founded in 1419
by Jamchen Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of Gelugpa
Sect. The monastery was erected on a mountain slope. Sera Monastery
together with Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa are
known as the Three Great Monasteries of Tibet.
Visit Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple, situated in the center of the old section of Lhasa
called Barkhor, was built in the mid-7th century A. D. It was
later extended by successive rulers, and has now become a gigantic
architecture complex. Located in the east, and facing the west,
Jokhang is a four storeyed Temple with splendid golden roofs.
Its architecture features art from the Tang Dynasty but also
assimilated many features from both Nepalese and Indian Buddhist
Temples. The murals in the temple depict the life stories of
historic and religious characters. The temple houses many historical
relics, including statues of King Songtsen Gompo, Princess Wencheng,
Princess Bhrikuti Devi (Nepalese). "Princess Willow" (a tree),
and "The Uncle-Nephew Alliance Tablet." Jokhang is Tibet' s
spiritual center, and the holiest destination for Tibetan Buddhist
pilgrims. It houses a sitting of statue of Sakyamuni when he
was 12 years old. The circular Barkhor Street has innumerable
shops, and wayside peddlers intermingle with devotees walking
clockwise around the Jokhang. An evening walk (Kora) around the
Jokhang Temple together with the Tibetan pilgrims is a lifetime
Visit Potala Palace
The Potala, one of the most famous architectural works of the world,
sits on top of the Red Hill in Lhasa. In the 7th century, after
the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo's married Princess Wencheng of
the Tang Court, the Plalace was built to provide the Tibetan
court with a place of worship and meditation. In the mid-17th
century, it was re-built by the 5th Dalai Lama to its present
size, and became the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. The construction
took fifty years from beginning to completion.
The Potala is divided into two sections, namely,
the Red Palace and White Palace. The total height of the Potala
is 117 meters spanning thirteen storeys. The length of the Palace
from east to west is 400 meters and the breadth from south to north
is 350 meters. The building was constre.
Visit Norbulingkha Palace, the
It was built in the 18th century and served as the Summer
Palace of the 13th and the 14th Dalia Lama. the Palace is an interesting mixture
of religious and modern elements and as we walk through to see the
main throne hall, an audience hall. The Dalai Lama's Bed Room and
prayer room and the room for this mother. This colorful garden landscape
was the site of picnic and public gatherings. The Palaces are
richly decorated, creating abd atmosphere of peaceful repose.
Visit Bharkhor Market:
This is very interesting market and situated in the heart
of the old Lhasa city with its narrow streets, white washed stone
homes, windows framed in black and brightly painted wood-work and
almost everyone has got something's to sell over there.
Visit Drepung Monastery:
It lies 8km west of Lhasa on the main road, then 3km north
and steep unpaired road. Its name Drepung means" Rice Heap" was
the biggest and the richest of all monasteries in Tibet. This
Monastery is said to be the largest Monastery in the world,
housing over 10000 monks and Governed 7700 subsidiary monasteries
and was divided into four colleges, each with its chanting hall,
dormitories, kitchens and offices. It was founded in 1416 by
the disciple of Je Tsonkhapa, founder of the Yellow Hat
Gelukpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The second third and fourth Dalai
Lamas lived and were entombed here. the entire monastic communities
assemble only for special ceremonies and festivals.
Today, about 400 monks live there. Approaching Drepung, you will
see the Nechung Temple, the home of the State Oracl. The present
oracle lives in India.
Day 07: After breakfast drive
to Gyantse (13050 ft.) Check into hotel. This is a small
agricultural town famous for its wool carpets and the Phalkor Choide
Chorten, Gyantse lies between a monastery and fort. This unique
structure, built in 1414, consists of five stories representing
the five steps to enlightenment, and is topped by thirteen rings
which symbolize the stages of advancement towards Buddhahood. There
are 108 halls inside, each with frescoes and Buddha Shrines.
Enroute visit Yamadroke Lake - The Sacred
Lake (14300 ft.)
Yamadroke Lake is one of the biggest and beautiful lakes
in Tibet. We pass by this lake with about 2 hours drive along its
bank. Yamadroke means torquise in Tibetan language. In fact, the
lake looks exactly as beautiful as torquise blue during the good
weather days. This freshwater lake, unlike other Tibetan lakes, is
sweet and non-saline, extending for 624 sq. km., in the shape of
two pincers of a large scorpion. You can have a short stop on its
bank and enjoy photography here.
Visit Phalkor monastery:
Located in Gyantse and founded jointly by Kedup Je of the Gelugpa
Sect and Rabten Kunsang of the Sakyapa Sect in 1418, the Phalkor
Monastery has a special influence over Tibet's Buddhism owing
to its unification of three different sects, the Gelugpa, the
Sakyapa and Bhuton Sects, in a single monastery. The famous Kumbum
pagoda, built in collaboration with Newari artists from Nepal & Tibetan
artists, also stands in the same courtyard with nine story's,
108 doors and 77 chapels containing clay sculptures and various
murals. The pagoda is said to have 100,000 images, either sculptured
or painted, this is the reason for its name "100,000 Image Pagoda".
Day 08: After breakfast drive to Xigatse
- The Estate that Fulfils One's Wishes (12600 ft.) Check
It is situated between 29o 02'N and 88o 08'E in the southwest of
the Tibet Autonomous Region where Nyangchu River joins the Yarlung
Tsangpo River. Shigatse is the second biggest town in Tibet and
it is the center of transportation and distribution of agriculture
and husbandry products from the southeastern part of Tibet. "Shigatse" in
Tibetan means the "Estate that fulfills one's Wishes."
Visit Shakya Monastery:
It lies 143km to the Southwest of Shigatse. Shakya Monastery,
the center of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism, was founded
in 1073 by Konchok Gyalpo. During the rule of the Sakyapas the priest
patron relationship between Tibet and China was established. Skyapa
rulers reigned over Tibet for nearly a hundred years from 13th -14th
century. Many of its priceless images frescos, statures, holy scriptures
remaining today date back to the time of its founding.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery is the biggest Gelugpa monastery in the Tsang
region of Tibet. It is located in the town of Sigatse and was
founded by Gedun Drup, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of
the Gelungpa Sect. Gedun Drup is recognized as the first Dalai
Lama. It was first built in 1447 and continuously expanded by
the successive Panchen Lamas. The Ngagpa College (Tantric College),
one of its four monastic colleges, is the residence of the Panchen
lamas. The most amazing image in this monastery is the statue
of the giant Maitreya (Future Buddha) erected by the 9th Panchen
Lama in 1914. It took four years to build this monumental statue
which stands twenty six meters high and is composed of 275 Kg.
of solid gold, and a great quantity of precious things such as
pearls, turquoise, coral and amber. The 4th Panchen Lama's funeral
stupa was built in 1662 and it stands eleven meters high and
is covered in solid gold and silver.
Day 09: After breakfast drive to Xegar
(13800 ft.) Cehck into hotel.
A new Chinese commune built at the foot of the ruins of Xegar Dzong,
7 kms. from the main road. With a population of 3000, it is the
centre of this large and remote area and a base from which expeditions
to Mt. Everest and other peaks are launched.
Day 10: DRIVE Xegar to [4050M] -
RONGBUK [5000M] 68KM
Shortly after leaving Shegar, we turn off the Friendship
Highway and head south over the Pang La [5150m] towards the main
Himalayan range. The view from the top is incredible with uninterrupted
views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma. Below the pass, Everest
initially is hidden from view, but as we turn the corner into the
Rongbuk Valley it reappears, more impressive than ever. We stay
overnight at the Gompa Guest House.
Day 11: RONGBUK EVEREST BC
We spend a night here in Base camp to acclimatise, this is a good
place to read a book: just how often do you get a chance to sit
and read at 5000m and with the stunning view of Everest's north
Day 12: RONGBUK EVEREST BC
We spend another in Base camp to acclimatise, it is very important
that we take our time and gets very well acclimatised before we
go to the ABC. Towe will explore the surroundings of the Rongbuk
Everest base camp, just to get started working a little.
Day 13: TREK FROM EVEREST BASE CAMP TO CAMP 1 [5460M]
The Rongbuk Glacier is an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves;
the views of the glacier and the Himalayan peaks are some of the
most dramatic in Tibet.
Along the east side of the gslacier is the trail that expeditions
use to begin their climbs of Everest and this is the trail we are
taking. Camp 1 [5460m] is set in a barren world of moraine hills
under beautifully sculpted yellow-orange granite cliffs. The next
camp is too far to reach in a single day, so to help us acclimatise
we spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the gravely snout
of the east Rongbuk Glacier.
Day 14: TREK TO INTERMEDIATE CAMP [5760M]
The trail to the Interim Camp climbs and descents over the gravel
hills, always staying above the west edge of the ice. Intermediate
camp [5760m] is a good place to spend a night acclimatizing before
advancing to Camp 2. Nearby, the first ice seracs [ice pinnacles]
rise like white sails from the dark debris-laden surface of the
glacier we will go and take a good look at these.
Day 15: REST IN INTERMEDIATE CAMP
We spend a day here for further acclimatisation. We will of course
explore the surroundings on small excursions
Day 16: TREK TO CAMP 2 [5970M]
About two hours above the Interim camp the central ridgeline leads
in to a confusion of ice at the confluence with the Changtse glacier.
Camp 2 [5970m] is only ten minutes from here, it is set in a beautiful
location; glaciers large and small spill into the valley from every
direction and the appropriately named Sera Highway continues to
extend its unusual gravel arm trough the centre of the of the ice
Day 17: TREK TO ABC [6340M] AND RETURN TO CAMP 2
Depending on how the group feels, a decision must be made between
moving tents up to camp 3 or visiting it as a hike and spending
a second night at camp 2. Unless the group is particular interested
in sleeping in Camp 3, we return to camp 2 today, this gives us
a better chance to enjoy the walk back to base camp tomorrow.
Camp 3, the advanced base camp for the North Col route up Mount
Everest, is situated within a group of flattened gravel mounds
beside the glacier. The pinnacles, the frightening group of rock
palisades that kept the Northeast Ridge unclimbed for so long,
are just another 11/2 km. Further up from camp 3. Most amazing
of all is the ridge extending above the Pinnacles to the southwest:
the striated rock summit of Everest. The top of this mountain appears
phenomenally close; it is little more than 2400 meter higher than
camp 3. This is the closest non-climbers can get the top of Everest.
With a pair of binoculars, you are almost there…
Day 18: RETURN TO BASE CAMP
The return to Base Camp is a long down hill journey, but we complete
it in one day, if we start out from Camp 2 it is much more enjoyable
than from camp 3, we will have a chance to get our eyes off the
end of our boots.
Day 19: DRIVE RONGBUK [5000M] - NYALAM 215KM
Today we rejoin the Friendship Highway and drive to Tingri. Upon
leaving Tingri, we cross another two high passes, the Lalung La
[5124m] and the Shung La [5200m]. Once more we are rewarded with
magnificent views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho
Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Now we begin our descent from
the Tibetan Plateau to Nyalam just 30 km before the Nepalese border.
With dramatic suddenness, everything appears incredibly lush and
Day 20: After breakfast
drive to Kodari border and crosses the Friendship
Bridget. After clearance at Kodari Immigration
and drive to Kathmandu. Check into hotel.
Day 21: Free at Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departs from hotel to
Tribhuvan International airport.
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SERVICE INCLUDES :
01. All ground transfers by private vehicle as
per our itinerary.
02. 4* Star Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
03. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural
Program hosted by Manakamana treks.
04.Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley .
05. Kathmandu to Lasha flight.
06. Tibet Travel Permit Fee, Tibet Visa fee and
all other applicable fees.
07. Guided sightseeing in Lhasa (includes all
08. Shambala or similar Hotel in Lhasa on
09. All hotels on the way on B/B basis.
10. Daily wages, visa fee and insurance of staffs,
guides and porters, Yak and Yak men.
11. Three times meal a day while camping (prepared
by our kitchen crew),
12. All camping equipments such as Two men tent,
Dinning Tent, Kitchen tent, tables, chairs, mattresses and etc.
13. All other necessary equipments like Portable
Altitude Chamber (PAC) (For the altitude problem) and etc.
14. Trekking permit fees.
01. Airport Taxes & excess baggage charge.
02. All expenses of personal nature such as beverages,
telephone bill, laundry bill, mineral water, tips and etc.
03. Personal medical and travel insurance.
04. Rescue & evacuation - if needed.
05. Nepal re-entry visa
14th April and 25th April 2013
09th May, 20th May and 28th May 2013
11th June and 24th June 2013
07th July, 23rd July and 29th July 2013
02 Aug, 13 th Aug and 29th Aug 2013
03rd Sep, 15th Sep, 24th Sep and 29th Sep 2013
05th Oct, 13th Oct and 20th Oct 2013