Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel (BB)
Day 02: In Kathmandu- guided sightseeing tour of Patan, Swyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 03: Fly KTM/LXA. Transfer to Hotel. O/n at New Mandala Hotel or Gorkha hotel or Similar
Day 04: In Lhasa Sightseeing Tour to Potala Palace, Jhokong temple and Barkhuo bazaar (BB):
In the morning we visit Potala Palace (seat of Dalai Lama). Potala Palace is a magnificent white, black, red and gold palace; it dominates the skyline of Lhasa. The palace used to be winter home of the Dalai Lama. It has jewel, encrusted gold and silver stupas of previous Dalai Lamas. There are numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th century but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century.
Next we visit Jhokang temple and Barkhuo bazaar. Jokhang is the holiest temple in Tibet that shelter the sacred Jowo Sakyamuni statue. The pilgrims, smell of butter lamps in the air, statues of Gods in hidden annexes, and the procession of devout Tibetans through the complex are intriguing sight around Jokhang. First we walk around the holy inner circle and then make a complete circuit of the Barkor – the market that surround Jokhang. It is the best place to shop everything that are Tibetan.
Day 05: In Lhasa - Sightseeing tour of Potala palace and Jokhang Temple. O/n hotel
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilongpu Monastery. O/n at Mansarovar hotel or Wutsu Hotel or similar
Day 07: Drive to Kharta via Pang La. O/n camp
Day 08: Trek to the village of Landrubling. O/n camp
Day 09: Trek below the Shao La. O/n camp
Day 10: Cross Shao La and trek to above the Karma Tsangpo. O/n camp
Day 11: Trek through juniper forest via herders camps, cross a ridge to camp. O/n camp
Day 12: Trek to Langma La, camp on a meadow site at Pethang Ringmo. O/n camp
Day 13: Spare day at Pethang Ringmo. O/n camp
Day 14: Trek to the lake of Shurim Tso, below the Langma La. O/n camp
Day 15: Cross Langma La and trek to Landrubling. O/n camp
Day 16: Trek to Kharta & drive to Zhangmu. O/n at Zhangmu hotel or Cai Yuan Hotel
Day 17: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu, tranfer to hotel . In Kathmandu
Day 18: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
We can customize the tour to suit your requirements.
Night in Kathmandu before the tour: We suggest at least 2 to 3 nights in Kathmandu to allow sufficient time to process your China/Tibet visa.
The above itinerary and schedule is guideline only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control. We suggest at least 2 to 3 nights in Kathmandu to allow sufficient time to process your China/Tibet visa.