Day 01 : Flight from Kathmandu-Lhasa
Transfer to the airport for the flight from kathmandu to lhasa on china southwest Airlines.This one hour trans himalayan flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt.Everest and other Himalayan peaks(weather permitting).Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13.30hrs local time.After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two-hour drive to cover the 93km. to lhasa which is situated at an altitude of 3650meters(13000ft).Upon arrival we check in at the snowland hotel.right in the heart of the old city.
Day 02-04 : Sightseeing
During these three days in Lhasa we visit the Potala Palace,Drepung and Sera monasteries,the Norbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 05 : Lhasa-Gyantse
you begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse.Alone the way you cross the kamba la(4794m)and the Karo la pass(5010m),both grant spectacular views.After the kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso,also known to have your camera ready.Altitude3900m.
Day 06 : Gyantse-Shigatse
this will be a busy day.In the morning,visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a two-hour drive to Shigatse.Here see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery.The seat of the panchen Lama.Altitude 3800m.
Day 07 : Shigatse-Shegar/Lhatse
the journey todays brings you over two high passes with fine views.For lunch we stop in the small town of Lhatse.Depending on how much time we spend during morning in shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse.Altitude 4350m.
Day 08 : Shegar/Lhatse-Rombuk
begins with the Tsho la(4500m) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt.everest from Rombuk monastery.Relax tonight and stroll around the monastery.Altitude 5050m,hotel*
Day 09 : Rombuk-Laotingri
get up early and start the 2-3hour leisurely walk (one way)to the base-camp(5200m)itself.You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even from a toilet that you are unable to experience from anywhere in the world.Altitude 4200m.,hotel*
Day 10 : Laotingri-Zhangmu-Kathmandu
make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges as you cross the Lalung la pass(5050m).In the evening relax in kathmandu.