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TTCS: 11-Day Himalaya Mountain Expedition
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Tour Highlights:
    • Suitable for the travelers who would like to have a tour both in Tibet and Nepal
    • Visit the some of the most enchanting scenery in the world
    • Meeting with the cheerful, hospitable Tibetan and Nepalese
    • Enjoy the different delicious food both in Tibet and Nepal
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  Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
  

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.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

  Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street. (B)
  

In the 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).

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Johkang Temple
Johkang Temple
  Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery. (B)
  

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.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
  Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrotso lake - Gyangtse - Shigatse Yamdrok-Tso Lake, Karola Glacier, Kubum Monastery. (B)
  

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.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Kubum Monastery
Kubum Monastery
  Day 5 Shigatse - Shegar Tashilunpo Monastery. (B)
  

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.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Shegar (Dorm Bed)

Tashilunpo Monastery
Tashilunpo Monastery
  Day 6 Shegar - Rongphu Monastery - EBC Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp.
  

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.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Camp

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
  Day 7 Rongbuk - Cho Oyu Base Camp Drive to Cho Oyu.
  

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.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Camp

  Day 8 Cho Oyu Base Camp - Paiku Tso Lake Shishapangma, Paiku Tso Lake.
  

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

Meals: None

Accommodation: Camp

Shishapangma
Shishapangma
  Day 9 Paiku Tso - Gyirong Town Drive to Gyirong Town.
  

Peiku-tso is an ideal place for tourists to enjoy the stunning reflection of Mt. Shishapangmang and listen to the faint whisper of Yarlung Tsangpo, which is 60 kilometers away from Peku Tso. It is these two features that truly distinguish Peiku Tso from other lakes in Tibet. You may be reluctant to leave here, but our destination of today is the Gyirong Town.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Local Hotel Available (Twin Sharing with simple facility)

  Day 10 Gyirong Port-Kathmandu Drive to Kathmandu. (B)
  

In the early morning, you will cross the border - Gyirong Port, our service ends at the border. Your Nepalese driver will pick you up at the border and then drive to Kathmandu.

Meals: No meals

Accommodation: Kathmandu Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

  Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu Drive to the airport & See you off. (B)
  

Transfer to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport to for your flight to next destination.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Price Includes.
    • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass
    • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
    • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
    • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
    • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by the hotel
    • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
    • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
    • Single room supplement
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