Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
At 21: arrive at railway station in Lhasa (365 m), the Capital of Tibet. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at 2*Flora Hotel
Day 2 Lhasa (B)
Free. Overnight at 2*Flora Hotel
Day 3 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (B, L, D)
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 Yamdrok (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. After arrival in Gyantse (approx. 3.95 m) visit Pelkor Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (1-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the 15th 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 recorded 14, 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. Afterwards drive about 9 kilometers to Shigatse (388m), the second largest city with 4, inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang. Overnight at 2*Gangjian Hotel
Day 4 Shigatse - Shegar (B, L, D)
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 6 monks live in the monastery. In the afternoon drive to Shegar (new Tingri; 4.35m; approx. 245 km). Overnight at 2*Mt. Everest Hotel
Day 5 Shegar - Zhangmu (B, L, D)
Today we must start early because a long way stands (260 km) before us. Get across the 5000m high Nyalmo Tong La, which is decorated with multicolored prayer flags fluttering in the wind. With clear view the Shisha Pangma high over 8000m appears on one side and on the other side the enormous Gaurisankar ranges stretch forward in the distance. Drive over the Thang-La Pass (5214m) to Nylam. Along the zigzag road we drive down Nyalam (3.6m) gradually and leave the landscape of the high plateau behind us and see the Himalayas covered in the sea of clouds. Late in the afternoon arrive in Zhangmu. Overnight at simple Shanghai Hotel
Day 6 Zhangmu - Kathmandu (B)
Cross the border between Tibet and Nepal to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.
Tour package price : USD750/per person for a group of 6 pax or more
All transfers and overland tour (Lhasa - Zhangmu by 4WD jeep);
Entrance fees for sightseeing according to program;
5 nights in hotels (double rooms; single room as requested);
Meals as stated: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Tibetan English speaking guide;
Permits for Tibet tour.
Visa fees for China and Nepal;
All costs in Nepal;
Tips for guide and driver;
Service not mentioned in the itinerary.