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Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3650 m)
Early in the morning, you will drive to Kathmandu Airport and take 70 minutes of flight to Lhasa. Kathmandu to Lhasa air route is taken as one of the most pleasant air routes in the world where you will get plenty of mountain views. Lowering down at Gongor Airport, you will meet with our representative who will transfer you to hotel for overnight stay.
Day02: Tour in Lhasa
Lhasa is known as the spiritual heart of Tibet. We will dedicate two entire days to explore the jewels of Lhasa. Lhasa Tour on first day starts with Shera Monastery which is one of the three major Monastery of Gelung sects. Next, we will visit Norbulinka palace, a summer retreat of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. From Norbulinka Palace, we will head towards Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre of Tibetan Village. Later, we will follow the pilgrimage circuit through archaic streets of the Ancient city close to Barkhor market from where we will return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day03: Sightseeing in Lhasa
The second day of Lhasa sightseeing begins with visit to the famous Potala Palace which is the first thing that strikes in the mind of people whenever they hear the name of Tibet. The 17th century palace, we can enjoy watching private rooms of Dalai Lama while state rooms and chapels are other attractions. From Potala Palace, we will head towards Drepung Monastery which is one of the three major university monasteries of Gelukpa sect that was built in 14th century.
Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 216km
Leaving Lhasa early in the morning, we will drive all the way to Gyantse by covering 216km of road through Tibetan plateau. We can enjoy the views of high altitude lakes while the journey continues through High Passes and glaciers. Trail from Lhasa to Gyantse passes along Yamdrok Tso Lake. We will finally make it to the town of Gyantse. Previously, Gyantse used to be the third largest city in Tibet until other cities began to grow over time. We will stay overnight at Gyantse.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Gyantse Drive to Shigatse (3900m)
After an early morning tea, we will leave hotel to explore Gyantse. The fort in Gyantse known as Gyantse Dzong is the attraction of this place. Located high above Gyantse, this Dzong was built in 14th century to protect the town from raging invaders. From Gyantse Dzong, we will move towards Kumbum where we can get the view of large gold-domed stupa. After enjoying the views of Buddhist murals and chapels, we will drive to Shigatse, historically the second largest town in Tibet. We will pay our visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery while we are in Shigatse. Tashilhunpo is the largest functional monastery in Tibet.
Day 06: Shigatse to Tingri (4350m)
After an early morning tea, we will leave Shigatse and follow nearly 300km of paved road to Tingri. From Shigatse, we will follow the Friendship Highway to Old Tingri. The trail passes through Lhatse and Shegar town. We will enjoy the view of Cho Oyu Mountain and valley and pass through local monasteries and camps of nomads to reach Sakya Monastery. The trail continues further from Sakya Monastery to Tingri where we will stay overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Lung Thang (4510m) 5hrs
EBC Trek from Tibet starts from Old Tingri. We will walk through the plain land in Tingri and move further through Ra-chu Valley where we can enjoy the views of local sheep and goats grazing in lush green vegetation in meadows. We will visit a tiny gompa in Chholun and head towards Lunthang. A remote region, this area is inhabited by sheep herders and farmers only. Stay overnight at Lung Thang.
Day 08: Trek to Lamna La (5150m) 8hrs
Trekking from this day will begin to get bit challenging. Leaving Lung Thang early in the morning, we will follow the escalating path to the top of Lamna La Pass (5150m). We will enjoy the pleasant views of surrounding mountains and valleys and stay overnight at Lamna La.
Day 09: Trek to Zommug
Initially, we will take sharp descend from the hill to reach the meadow area. We will meet several smiling yak herders on our way. Moving further through whitewashed walls, we will reach Zommug village. Much of Zommug is covered by barren land. Enjoy the views of Everest and Gyachung Kang Mountains. Animal husbandry is the major occupation of locals. Stay overnight at Zommug.
Day 10: Trek to Rongbuk (5000m)
We will head towards Rongbuk on this day. After few hours of walking through Rongbuk Glacier, we can get the close-up look of North Face of Mount Everest. We will visit the popular Dza Rongbuk Monastery which is located 15km below Everest Base Camp at the base of Rongbuk Glacier. Rongbuk is also known as a gateway to Everest. Enjoy your stay in Rongbuk.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5150m)
Early in the morning after tea, we will leave Rongbuk and follow a 9km road to Everest Base Camp. This Base Camp lies in a barren land that allows close-up look of north face of mighty Everest. We will explore around the Base Camp and stay overnight.
Day 12: Drive from Everest Base Camp to Nyalam 215km
Return trip begins on this day. We need to cover 215 km of journey to reach to Nyalam. We will follow Friendship Highway and cross Pang La pass. Enjoy the views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other peaks and mountains. Crossing Lalung La pass and Shung La pass, we will move further through Tibetan Plateau to Nyalam where we will stay overnight.
Day 13: Drive from Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu
This is our last day at Tibet as we will take an hour long drive towards Zhangmu. Crossing the Friendship Bridge along Bhote Koshi River, we will reach Immigration Post in Kodari. After completing re-entry formalities, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Araniko Highway.
Day 14: Departure
You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.
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You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu.
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Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
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