- Day 1 Kathmandu-Kyirong border-Kyirong town(2800Mts/ 168Km ) Simple hotel B. B
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive through small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, forest. Finally, we will arrive Nepal Tibet newly opened Kyirong border. Our Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the border and make the necessary immigration paper work and then continue driving to Kyirong town at the distance of 20Km. Over night in Kyirong town in simple hotel on BB .
- Day 2 Kyirong-Pekutso-New Tingri, known as Shegar. ( 4050Mts/270Km ) Simple hotel on B. B
After breakfast, you will start your journey to new Tingri You will pass by the most sacred cave of Milarepa Yogi which dates back to the 11th century and also the birth place of Milarepa. Continue driving through Gongthang la pass at the elevation of over 5000m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to old Tingri at the distance of around 100Km from Pekutso. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left . If the weather is nice, you will see Mount Everest on the way to old Tingri. You will continue driving on the friendship highway and reach new Tingri after one hour drive.
- Day 3 Shegar-Shigatse ( 3900Mts /240Km ) Yak hotel or similar on B. B
You will start your tour at around 9.30Am from your hotel and drive through big mountain passes, Gyatso la, 5200mts and Tsola, 4500mts and some beautiful villages. You will have your lunch at Shigatse and then head for the sightseeing of Tashi Lhunpo monastery.
- Day 4 Shigatse-Gyantse ( 3950Mts/90Km ) Yuthok hotel or similar on B. B
You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive to Gyantse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyantse.
- Day 5 Gyantse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa ( 3650Mts/270Km ) Simple hotel on B. B
You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.
- Day 6 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar. Simple hotel on B. B
After breakfast, you will walk to Potala Palace which takes you around half an hour walk or you can take a rickshaw to get more authentic experience but please note that rickshaw fee is not included in our cost. Visit Potala Palace. The Potala is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, and is one of Tibet's most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7 th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9 th century it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupa of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones.
After lunch, you will walk to Jokang temple. The Jokang temple is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. Located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of Budhha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays.
Walk around the ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET which is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Bhakor street which surrounds the Jokang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetable.
- Day 7 Morning, visit Dropenling work shop and a Tibetan tea shop to get more experience of how Tibetans make up the statues and have their morning tea and Sera monastery with monks debate. Simple Hotel on B.B
After breakfast, you will walk to Dropenling work shop and witness how the Tibetans build their hand-made statues made up of brass and then walk to a Tibetan traditional tea shop and have tea with local Tibetan people to get more authentic experience of your Tibet trip.
Afternoon, you will drive to Sera monastery. SERA MONASTERY was founded in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday.
- Day 8 Drive to Lhasa Gongkar airport. ( 3600Mts/55Km )
The trip service includes only one time airport transfer for the whole group and the bus to the airport will leave between 7-8 Am Beijing time according to the majority of the group members’ flight schedule. If you don’t leave for the airport according to the majority of the group’s schedule, then there will be extra fee for the airport transfer fee.
Say good bye to the most famous Palace in the world, Potala and ancient city of Lhasa. Drive along the Lhasa river which is the biggest tributary of Bharmaputra, emptied in to the bay of Bengal in India.