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Central Tibet Tour and Nature Trekking

Central Tibet Tour and Nature Trekking

Duration: 17 Days
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Central Tibet Tour and Nature Trekking
Central Tibet Tour and Nature Trekking
Central Tibet Tour and Nature Trekking

Trip Facts

17 Days

Trip Duration

March to May , Sept to Dec

Best Season

Lhasa

Starting From

Lhasa

End Point

Hiking and Drive

Transportation

Lakpa La at 5,260 m & Everest BC 5,200 m.

Max Altitude

Moderate

Trip Grade

Highlights

  • Enjoy the experience of both tour and treks in Tibet

  • Explore the cultural richness of Tibet as you visit the temples, monasteries and palaces in Tibet.

  • Visit Potala palace, Norbulingka palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung and Sera monastery.

  • Tour and treks in the best part of Tibet with scenic & cultural views

  • Enjoy an overland ride as you pass by the stunning landscape of Tibet with world's highest mountains and plateaus on sight

Overview

Central Tibet Tour and Nature trekking is an awesome way of experiencing the outstanding beauty of Tibet. Enjoy the view of the world’s largest and highest plateaus with a flight to Lhasa. All about the monasteries, culture, and tradition reflecting the Tibetan lifestyle inspired by rich Buddhist religion can be seen in this trip. On this trip get the best of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. And off course get the best views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu during the scenic flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu.

After arriving in Lhasa we will do sightseeing of famous ancient monasteries Defrung, Sera, Jhorkhang Temple, and majestic Potala Palace. After all these places are the main hub of Lhasa for prayers and offerings. Then the tour leads to Tsurpu to Ganden area over the high passes of Chiutu la. There you can have an amazing view of Tibetan landscape. Along with that, you can also visit the oldest and first monastery of Tibet. The monastery was built by King Dirsten with the help of holy Guru Rinpoche in the late 6th century. Then drive through charming Yamdork Lake, Karo la and Shigatse. There you will see the seat of Panchen Lama and a golden roof of Tashilumpo Monastery. After that from Rongbuk, a view of Everest Base camp with a tour of old Sakya Monastery.

Finally while returning back you will have an interesting drive back to Kathmandu through old Tingri, Lalung la. In Lalung la you can see pleasing views of mountains ranges Numbur, Gaurishanker, Dorji Lakpa, Shisapangma to Langtang. Looking through the scenic mountains we head towards Zhangmu border passing Nyalum town. Therefore, this whole trip is load with a lovely view of mountains, monasteries and the culture and tradition of Tibet.

So, make yourself ready for the trip and join Himal Eco Treks for this awesome Journey.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu ( 1337 m) :

    You will be met by your guide at the airport , Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Lhasa :

    In the morning transfer to airport for flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (about 10.25/13.45 ) . The approximately 70-minute flight (weather permitting) to Lhasa ( 3647 m), on a clear day a magnificent view of the Himalayas with the highest mountains in the world. From Gongkar -Airport to Lhasa (about 60 km). Shortly before Lhasa visit the Monastery Dolma Lhakang in Nyetang , which is dedicated to the female deity Tara. You stay in a hotel not far from the Tibetan Management Barkhor entfernt.Nachmittags free for rest and acclimatization ¬ Sieren ( because of the height very important) .Hotel in Lhasa

  • Day 03: Lhasa : Jokhang , Barkhor , Sera , Ramoche :

    Morning visit to the Jokhang , Tibet 's holiest site with the legendary Jowo ( winning ) Shakyamuni , on the forecourt and the Barkhor , the ritual circular route around the Jokhang . Experience the Tibetans in the integration of Buddhism into their daily lives . In the afternoon visit the monastic university of Sera . It offers the dramatic sounding disputations of the monks at , followed by a tour of the Ramoche , the tantric Faculty and pass through the Tibetan market.Hotel in Lhasa

  • Day 04: Lhasa : Potala , Dralha Lhupuk , Drepung , Norbulingka :

    In the morning you will visit the Potala ( time restrictions possible) , the impressive Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas , and the meditation cave Dralha Lhupuk where the protective goddess Pelden Lhamo is worshiped. Afternoon loading examined the Summer Palace in Norbulinka and the monasteries at Drepung .Hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 05: Lhasa - Tsurphu - Ganden :

    Drive to Tsurphu Monastery ( 3 - 4 hrs ) , the seat of the 17th (and now fled to India ) Karmapa Lama. You can acclimatize well with a hike on the kora ( circumnavigation ) attend high up to various monastic clauses (approx. 1-3 hours) and the monastery. Drive (about ?? hours) via Lhasa to Ganden . Camp , Ganden.

  • Day 06: Trekking Ganden - Drogpa ( Ganden - Samye Trek) :

    The trek starts with a climb through alpine meadows until after Drogpa (about 6 hours). The luggage is carried by yaks or ponies.Camp, Drogpa

  • Day 07: Trekking Drogpa - Chitu La ( Ganden - Samye Trek) :

    Trekking on Shuga La pass ( 5300 m) down into a vast plateau (about 5 hours) to Chitu La Pass ( 4940 m).Camp , Chitu La

  • Day 08: Trekking Chitu La - Nyango ( Ganden - Samye Trek) :

    The trek leads to Yemalung monastery and the village Nyango (approx. 5 hours)Camp , Nyango.

  • Day 09: Trekking Nyango - Samye ( Ganden - Samye Trek) :

    Through a wide valley , the view extends to the Tsangpo River. You walk down to the Samye Monastery (about 3 hours). Trekking up to the hermitage of Chimpu . There are numerous meditation caves with breathtaking views of the Tsangpo Valley. Visit the Samye Monastery, the oldest Buddhist system in Tibet from the 8th centuryCamp /Guest House, Samye.

  • Day 10: Samye - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse :

    Drive to Gyantse ( daily distance about 250 km / 5 hrs ) . Climb to the top of the pass of the Khampa La ( 4794 m) with stunning panoramic views back to the Tsangpo and advance to the Yamdrok Lake, in the distance can be seen the Nöjin Kangsa ( 7223 m). The route follows the shores of Yamdrok long , winding its way over the Karo La ( 5010m ) and the Zhimi La ( 4370 m) to Gyantse ( 4070 m). Hotel, Gyantse.

  • Day 11: Gyantse ( Pelkor Chode Kumbum ) - Shigatse ( Tashi Lunpo ) :

    Morning tour of the monastery Pälkhor Chode with unique art treasures and one of the oldest Ghökang (Chamber of protective deities ) , followed by a tour of the unique Kumbum , a walk- Stupa in the form of a multi-story mandala with 85 chambers with numerous sculptures in each chamber and a total of 27 ' 000 pictures of Buddhist deities. then shortRide ( about 2 hours) to Shigatse . Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery , the headquarters and the Grabchörten the Panchen Lama . The vast monastery town includes a wealth of art treasures , including the unique 10 meter high Buddha Maitreya. rHotel , Shigatse.

  • Day 12: Shigatse - Sakya - Rongbuk ( Mt Everest Base Camp ) :

    Interesting trip ( about 325 km / approx. 7 hours). Across the country of Sakya , past numerous impressive ruins through a varied landscape In a valley , visit the Sakya Monastery . After Lhatse ( 4055 m) ride across the Lakpa La ( 5260 m ), from where you can see Mt Everest. After Shekar ride through a simple road over the Pang La ( 5150 m) to Rongbuk ( 4998 m). Visit the small monastery of Rongbuk . Stay overnight at the Camp or a simple guest house ( without any comfort ) with views of the highest mountain in the world , Mt Everest ( 8850 m).guesthouse /House tent , Rongbuk.

  • Day 13: Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu / Khasa :

    On a clear day you can watch the sunrise on Mt Everest. On foot ( about 2 hours) or by bus to reach the Everest Base Camp ( 5200 m). Afterwards drive on an adventurous jeep track down to Tingri ( approx 75 km) in the Tingri plains . Back on the main road , take the Arniko Highway to Nepal on the Thang La Pass ( 5100 m). Wonderful views of the highest mountains of the Himalayas (Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu , Shishipagma etc.). From Nyelam (3500 m) , the journey from the Tibetan plateau goes through a large canyon down to Zhangmu (2300 m) on the Nepalese border .Hotel in Zhangmu.

  • Day 14: Zhangmu / Khasa - Kathmandu :

    Crossing the border to Nepal. The border formalities can take time . Drive back through the hills of Nepal to Kathmandu (approx. 110 km/3- 5 hours). Relative bad road in the first stretch to Barbise , after rains the roads are often impassable . Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Kathmandu.

  • Day 15: Kathmandu (reserve day if transfer from Zhangmu fails). :

    Morning visit to the old town of Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka with trip to the royal city of Patan and the Tibetan center in Boudhanath.

  • Day 16: Day for Kathmandu . Evening farewell dinner :

    It's a leisure day. You can do anything you want like shopping, walking around Thamel, yoga or rest all day long. At night HET will host a farewell dinner.

  • Day 17: Departure Day :

    Finally, it's a departure day. You will take a flight back home.

Service Includes

  • Our package is inclusive of all ground transport which includes airport transfers as well.

  • You will be assisted in acquiring visa to China.

  • Accommodation in three star hotel wherever available.

  • Tented camps or guesthouse wherever not available.

  • The package includes full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour

  • All the permit fees during the tour.

  • An experienced local guide.

  • Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.

  • First aid kit

  • All Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes

  • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.

  • International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)

  • Chinese visa fees.

  • Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.

  • Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek

  • Hot showers during the trek.

  • Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational

  • Personal trekking equipment if any.

  • Tips to tour guide, porter or driver

  • Travel insurance

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