Tibet Highland Expedition

Chengdu to Lhasa,Mount Everest,Nepal Tour

Tibet Highland Expedition operates many Tibet adventure tours & treks from China,Nepal and Kashgar.This is one of our special package tours,taking you through three different regions & cultures.You will first fly to Chengdu where you will be warmly received by our agency and can explore Chengdu for a couple of days before moving on to Lhasa by flight or train.There you can visit the most famous monasteries and palaces in and around Lhasa such as the Potala Palace,the Norbulingka (Summer Palace of Holiness the Dalai Lama),Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery,the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor street.You then travel overland to Gyantse via Yamdraktso Lake,then to Mt.Everest Base Camp,and Zhangmu (Nepal Border).Our Nepali branch will pick you up from friendship bridge and you will be able to briefly explore Nepalese culture before flying home to your country.

Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo),habitat of giant pandas and city of cotton -rose hibiscus.Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain,Chengdu covers a total area of 12.3 thousand square kilometres(4,749 square miles) with a population of over 11 million, The biggest population city in China.

Highlights:

Duration: 16days
Destination: Places Covered:Chengdu,Lhasa,Gyantse,Shigatse,
Maximum Altitude: 5225m
Best Season: Jan,Feb,March,Aprill,May,June,Aug,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Monasteries and Bharkor,Yamdok Tso Lake,Rongbuk, Gyawu La pss,Thangla pass.

Day01:FLY TO CHENGDU
Our local driver and guide will warmly receive you at airport and Transfer to Hotel O/H

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Wuhao Temple PM:Panda zoo

Day03:SIGHTSEEING
Drive to Laoshan Dafuo and back to Hotel and rest

Day04:BY TRAIN TO LHASA

Day05:BY TRIAN TO LHASA 3650m
Our Tibetan guide and driver will receive you at trian station and transfer to Lhasa, O/H Keychu Hotel 8km

Day06:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Sera Monastery PM;Jokhang temple
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu.
Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple.

Day07:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Potala Palace, PM:Jokhang and Norbulinka
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.

Day08:DRIVE TO GYANTSE VIA YAMDOKTSO LAKE
Gyantse is located 260km far away from Lhasa and 230km away from Yatong (India Border),It is the thrid larggest town in Tibet,also this is the place where British (Young Hasband) took war with Tibetans,O/H Gyantse Hotel 260km 4-5hrs

Day09:DRIVE TO SHIGATSE VIA SHALU MONASTERY
Shigatse is located 90km far away from Gyantse and second larggest city in Tibet,also the HOME of Pancheng Lamas O/H Hotel Manasarovar 90km 1/half hr

Day10:DRIVE TO LHATSE VIA SAKYA MONASTERY
Lhatse is located 150km far away from Shigatse and it is the center of the Nepal Border and Capital city of Lhasa,Most tourists will have their lunch at this town when they travelling on friendship highway,O/H Guoliang Hotel 200km 5hrs

Day11:DRIVE TO RONGBUK MONASTERY 4950m
Rongbuk is located 100km far away from Xegar (New Tingri) and it is one of the highest monastery on the world,O/H Monastery GH 190km 5hrs

Day12:EXCURSION
Early in the morning walk to Everest Base Camp 8km (one way), (2hrs walk and get sunny photo of Mount.Everest,Then driver and guide will come to receive you at Base Camp or walk back to Rongbuk Monastery,O/H Monastery GH 8km

Day13:DRIVE TO TINGRI
Tingri is located on friendship highway and most beautiful village where you can have a very comfortable accomodation and wonderful view of highest snoew peaks, Mount.Everest, Mount.Makalu, Mount.Cho Oyu and Mount Lhotse,O/H Tingri SnowLand GH 170km 5-6hrs

Day14:DRIVE TO NYALAM
Drive to Nyalam O/H GH 150km 3-4hrs

Day15:DRIVE TO ZHANGMU / NEPAL
Located 30km far away from Nyalam and it is the last Tibetan town on friendship highway,then Exit to Nepal 38km 2hrs

Day16:DRIVE TO AIRPORT
* Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city as per above programs.
* Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser & Deluxe bus.
* Tibet travel permit.
* Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
* Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
* Monasteries entrance and EBC/Pax and Landcruiser fees as per program
* Travel insurance
* Train Ticket (Soft Sleeper) Chengdu / Lhasa
NEPAL SECTION:
- Accomodation
- Fly ticket (One way)
- Tibet visa (Group visa)
- Sightseeing
- Entrance fees
- Transport (Border,airport and city tour).
* Cold drinksalcoholic beverages,
* Lunch & dinner
* Nepal Re- entry visa,
* Tips for guide, porters, driver.
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