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11-Day Himalaya Mountain Expedition

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  • Tour Code:TN03
  • Starts:Lhasa
  • Ends:Kathmandu
  • Trip Type:Overland Tour, Himalaya Mountain Expedition

Trip Highlights:Bhutan Tours offers an unique travel experience to a land filled with snow-capped peaks, glaciers, sparkling lakes, raging rivers, green terraced fields and flower-strewn valleys. The Kingdom of Bhutan lies nestled in the folds of the mighty Himalayas. Its total population is two million people strong with a mix of Bhotes, ethnic Nepalis and indigenous or migrant tribes. Buddhism pervades every element of Bhutanese history and daily life. Even the most mundane experiences are tinged with spiritual significance. If you have ever dreamt of being to Shangri La, then this tour to Bhutan Kingdom is your chance to visit a unique and hidden place that has all the qualities at the same time. Bhutan tour aims to show you the breath of mysteries and powers. If there is magic left in this world, this Bhutan tour is the way you will find it.

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Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa by Train or by Flight
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up at the airport/railway station and escort you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest so as to adapt yourself to the high altitude of Lhasa.Overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing - Potala Palace/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor
In morning, go to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. . In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. (Notice: the sequence of sightseeing might be changed basing on the reservation of Potala Palace). Overnight in Lhasa

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during the fifth dalai lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 6:00 - 7:30 in the afternoon. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrotso lake - Gyangtse - Shigatse
In early morning, drive across Kambala Pass to the dazzlingly turquoise green Yamdrok-Tso Lake, one of the three great holy lakes in Tibet. After having an eyeful of the stunning scenery, move on to Gyantse, one of Tibet's most traditional towns. En route you will also enjoy spectacular vistas of Karo-la Glacier roadside at 4960m. Another important attraction for today is Kubum monastery in Gyantse. The Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Then we move on to the second biggest city of Tibet, Shigatse, the area spiritually hosted by Panchan Lama. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 5 Shigatse - Shegar
In the morning visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In Tibet Buddhism, Panchen Lama is just the reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha. Today 600 monks live in the monastery. After the visit drive along the south route to enjoy wonderful landscapes on the way. In the south the snowy magnificent Himalayas rise, in the north line up the summits of the Trans Himalaya. Afterwards drive on the Sino-Nepal Highway to Shegar. On the way get across the Tsuo La (4,500 m) and the Lhakpa La (5,220 m). If it is clear, the snow-covered summits of Everest and Lhotse can be see. Overnight in Shegar (Dorm Bed)
Day 6 Shegar - Rongphu Monastery - EBC
In the morning visit the Rongbuk Monastery. With an elevation of 5,050 meters above sea level, it deserves to be the highest monastery in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. This hike to Everest's Base Camp is challenging, but the experience of reaching the heart of the pyramidal peak will certainly be exciting, rewarding, and unforgettable. About 6 hours will be spent on the trekking. Camping

Day 7 Rongbuk - Cho Oyu Base Camp
Drive to the foot of the Cho Oyu (8,201 m) by 4-wheeled vehicle. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world, lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. Camping

Day 8 Cho Oyu Base Camp - Paiku Tso Lake, view Shishapangma
Go to see the Shishapangma (8.046 m) today. Shishapangma is the only peak over 8,000 that lies completely on the territory of China’s Tibet. It is the 14th Highest Peak in the World. You can get an ideal view of Shishapangma from Paiku Tso Lake. Set up the camp by the Paiku Tso Lake. Camping

Day 9 Paiku Tso/ Zhangmu
Pass by Lalung La and Nyelam Tong La (5,010 m) on the way. Along the Sun Kosi valley drive to Zhangmu, the port city on the China-Nepal border. Zhangmu is a small mountain city and always covered with damp mist. The only street of the city is built by the winding 318 National Highway with multi-shaped and colorful houses on both sides. Overnight at Zhangmu

Day 10 Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu
Our Guide will drop you off at next morning at the border bridge. You are kindly required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is 50m long, then check in Nepal side. You can get the Nepal visa upon arrival with 30USD, please prepare one photo at passport size to get Nepal Visa. The next step, the Nepal tour guide will go cross the border bridge to China side which is 50m long to meet you, then you follow the Nepal tour guide to check in Nepal side, and then drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11 Depart from Kathmandu
Transfer to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport to for your flight to next destination.