Day 1: (Friendship Bridge) Zhangmu town–Nyalam (3800m)
Leave Kathmandu early in the morning, our tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at Friendship Bridge with the TTB Permit. Take a lunch at Zangmu town and After completing the border formalities at both the Nepalese and Chinese immigration posts we drive 30 km from zangmu to nyalam and overnight in to a local guest house
(Please note: This tour starts from Zhangmu Border; if you would like help arranging transportation from Kathmandu to Zhangmu please let us know.)
Day 2: Nyalam- (Old Tinggri) (4300m)
Today’s drive takes you from the lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau. You will cross several high passes including the Lalung La (5050m) from which (if weather permits) there is a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt.Everest – a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan plateau and acclimatize for the altitude since the next day is the highest altitude of the tour.
Day 3: Old Tingri -Mt.everest Base Camp (5100m)
Early in the morning drive from Shegar to EBC during this route, you can have a glimpse of Mt.lhotse (8516m), Mt.everest (8848m), Mt.chooyo (8201m), Mt.makalu (8463m). Then arrive at Rongbu Monastery (visit is optional) which the highest monastery in the world. You will have free time to take in the enormous scenery.
Day 4: Mt.everest Base Camp-Shigatse (3950m)
Wake up in the early in the morning to see the stunning sunrise at Mt. Everest. Then drive to Shigatse and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.
Day 5: Shigatse-Yamdrotso Lake-Lhasa via Gyangtse (3900m)
In the morning visit Tashilumpo Monastery which was built in 1447, it holds the spectacular tombs of the Panchen Lamas. After this drive to Gyangtse, visit Palkor Monastery and Kumbum stupa and the 100 thousand images of buddha, visit Gyantse Dzong ,the kings fortress. After this drive to Lhasa. On the way, stop off and visitKaro La glacier, Yamdrok Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. After crossing Gangbala Pass which is over 4850m, drive along the Lhasa River and arrive in Lhasa.
Day 6: Lhasa Sightseeing (3700m)
In the morning, visit Potala Palace the highest Palace in the world and the must see in Tibet. After lunch visit the Jokhang Temple, this temple is knows as the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Then take a stroll in Barkhor Bazaar, this is a great stroll around the Jokhang with Tibetan Pilgrams, and the best place to shope for souveniers.
Day 7: Lhasa Sightseeing (3700m)
Visit Drepung monastery in the morning . Drepung means rice heap in Tibetan language, and lies 8 kilometers west of Mt. Gambo Utse, Drepung Monastery covers more than 200 thousand square meters. Once the largest monastery in the world, it was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Chojey, a leading disciple of Tsongkhapa. It was an immediate success and a year after opening there were already two thousand monks in residence and ten thousand by the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-82).
After lunch, drive to Sera Monastery, have a little hike for the beautiful valley scenery nearby and picnic there. Visit Sera Monastery which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. Sera means "The court of the wild Rose", because of the many roses planted there. Today still 200 Lamas live there. Catch the famous debate session of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.
Day 8: Depart Lhasa and wave goodbye to Tibet
Free time in the morning for you to wander around Lhasa; take a last memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to Lhasa Gongar airport and connect to your onward destination!
We will need a confirmed itinerary to Tibet.
Please send us color scans of your passport.
It will take 3-5 working days to apply for your visa and Tibet permit.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our associate will take you to the Chinese consulate to pick up your visa.
Bring a passport photo for your visa.
(note: this visa can not be extended).
-Travel flight tickets or Land Cruiser to Lhasa
-Permit for Lhasa and additional permits for travel outside of Lhasa
-Itinerary for all days in Lhasa and surrounding areas
-Registered car and driver for any trips outside of Lhasa
-All accommodations must also be booked at approved foreign tourist hotels (Let us know what level of accomodation you would like and we will book this for you, and Tibetan run establishments.)
-Proof of travel leaving the Tibet Autonomous Region
Anyone involved in organizations or activities that would disrupt the peace and prosperity of Tibet.