The Grand Himalayas - Lhasa-Mt Everest-Kathmandu 9 days

    This adventure tour presents the different faces of the mighty Himalayas. On the north side, the ever-stretching snow mountains and atrocious weather make it an inhospitable land. While the south side of the Himalayas embraces luxurious shades of green, with waterfalls and cascades flushing almost everywhere. On top of everything is Mt Everest, world's highest peak.

    Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa

    Altitude: 3,658m
     
    Get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing

    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Streets. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing

    Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 04: Lhasa-Yamdroktso-Gyantse-Shigatse

    Altitude: 3,658m-4,441m-3,900m 
    Est. Distance: 350km, about 6.5 hours' driving 
    Road Conditions: mostly tar road, winding mountain road to Yamdroktso
    In the morning, drive up the mountain road to visit the holy lake Yamdroktso. In the afternoon, go to the small Tibetan town Gyantse and visit the famous Kumbum there. Proceed to Shigatse city. Overnight in Shigatse.

    Day 05: Shigtase-Tingri

    Altitude: 3,800m-4,300m 
    Est. Distance: 250km, about 6 hours' driving 
    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road entering Tingri
    In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery - Panchen Lama's seat. In the afternoon, drive to Tingri. Overnight in Tingri

    Day 06: Tingri-Base Camp

    Altitude: 4,300m-5,200m 
    Est. Distance: 100km, about 3 hours' driving 
    Road Conditions: bumpy and broken mountain road
    Get up close to Mt Everest. Overnight in Base Camp tent.

    Day 07: Base Camp-Zhangmu

    Altitude: 5,200m-2,300m 
    Est. Distance: 340km, about 8 hours' driving 
    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road
    A day drive to the border town of Zhangmu. Enjoy the dramatic changes of the landscape and mountain views. Overnight in Zhangmu.

    Day 08: Zhangmu-Kathmandu

    Altitude: 2,300m-1,300m 
    Est. Distance: 250km, about 6 hours' driving 
    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road
    Cross the China-Nepal border, get picked up at Nepal's border town Kodari. Get transferred to Kathmandu city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 09: leave

    In the morning, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square - World's Heritage Site. In the afternoon, free in Thamel - the famous local bazaar. Fly out at night. End of the tour.
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