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Overland Tour Lhasa To Kathmandu With Ebc

Overland Tour Lhasa To Kathmandu With Ebc Packages
Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Duration: 11 Day(s) - 10 Night(s)
Tour Category: Lhasa-everest-kyirong-nepal
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

This journey is of adventure and only succeeds with your understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes and imponderables situations. It requires the participators to possess of community and cooperative spirits, and be ready to face the simple conditions. Despite careful planning, the program might be changed sometimes at short notice, which may result in possible program modifications and loss of sightseeing. It is of course the goal of you and our agency to accomplish all points of program. Besides we point out expressly that you are responsible on your own for the possible danger in the journey.

  • Culture Highlights Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse
  • Beautiful holy lake Yamdrok
  • Spectacular Everest north side and base camp with monastery Rongbuk
  • The great mountain world of Himalaya
  • 2 days sightseeing program in Kathmandu

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa: 

Today arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel

Day 02 Lhasa BL:
In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel

Day 03 Lhasa BL: 
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect., which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel

Day 04 Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse BL:
In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Pass by the 5.010 m high Karo La and the Simi La to Gyantse (approx. 3.900 m). In the afternoon visit Pelkor Chode Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse. This typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and stupas are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. The 8-storey stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world. In the afternoon drive about 90 kilometers to Shigatse (3880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang. Overnight at 3*Manasarovar Hotel

Day 05 Shigatse – Shegar BLD:
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. Then drive to Shegar (new Tingri; 4.350 m; approx. 245 km). Overnight at 2*Qomolangma Shanghai Hotel
 
Day 06 Shegar – Rongbuk BLD:
In the morning drive to Rongbuk. With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. We walk 7 km to the Base Camp and do some sightseeing there. Walking or drive by local shuttle bus to Rongbuk. Overnight at simple Guanjingtai Guesthouse

Day 07 Rongbuk – Zhangmu BLD:
In the morning walking and sightseeing around Rongbuk Monastery. Then drive over pass Lalung La (5,050 m) and Thong La (5120 m)to Chinese border Zhangmu (2350 m). Overnight at 2*Caiyuan Hotel

Day 08 Zhangmu – Kathmandu BL:
Cross the border between Tibet and Nepal to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. The city lies in the southern foot of the Himalaya Range. The geographic location and the people here are quite different from those of Tibetan cities. Overnight at 3*Nirvana Garden Hotel

Day 09 Kathmandu BL: 
In the morning visit villages Khokana and Bungmati. In the afternoon visit Patan – City of Fine Art. Overnight at 3*Nirvana Garden Hotel

Day 10 Kathmandu BL:
In the morning visit Durbar Square or Hanuman Dhoka Palace. In the afternoon visit Pashupatinath Temple by the river Bagmati and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at 3*Nirvana Garden Hotel

Day 11 Air Kathmandu – Home B:
Free till transfer to the airport and fly back home.

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