16 Days Tibet Trek & Tour (Fly In / Drive Out)

Itinerary

DAY 01: Kathmandu/Lhasa (3650 m). Take off from Kathmandu Airport at 10: 00 hrs. (Nepal Standard Time). Fly over the panoramic Himalayan range to Lhasa. Flight duration Kathmandu / Lhasa lasts for 1hour & 10 minutes. Take picturesque photograph of the icy peaks of the Himalayas from air while flying to Lhasa. During the flight (weather permitting) you will see the following Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Tamdrok Tso, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586m), Mt.Makalu (8463m) and Mt.Everest (8848m).  Upon touch down at the Gonggar Airpor in Lhasa, transfer to the hotel. Complete rest for acclimatization. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 2-3: In Lhasa. Two days sightseeing tours to the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Sera & Drepung Monasteries in Lhasa. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 04: Lhasa/ Namtso Lake. Drive to Namtso Lake.  Afternoon sightseeing of Namtso Lake. Overnight in a basic guest house.

DAY 05: Namtso Lake/ Lhasa. Drive to Lhasa. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 06: Lhasa/ Ganden/ Guyme. Drive to Guyme via Ganden monastery.

DAY 07: Trek towards Samye. Trek 5 ½ hrs. Overnight in tented camp.

DAY 08: Trek towards Samye.Trek 6hrs. Overnight in tented camp.

DAY 09: Trek towards Samye.Trek 5 ½ hrs. Overnight in tented camp.

DAY 10: Trek end at Samye. Trek ends at Samye and visit the Samye monastery. After excursion to Samye monastery drive to Tsedang. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 11: In Tsedang. Sightseeing tour, visit the Yumbulakhang, Dhendruk monastery and Tombs of ancient Tibetan Kings. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 12: Tsedang/ Gyantse. Drive along and meander around the holy Yamdrok Tso Lake. Pass through Khamba La (4790m) and Karol La (5110m). Overnight in hotel.

DAY 13: Gyantse/ Xigatse (3900m) 90km. Early morning visit to the Palkhor monastery and Khumbum Chorten Stupa. Drive to Xigatse, the second biggest town in Tibet, the place of the famous Tashi Lumpo Monastery the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 14: Xigatse/ Tingri. Drive to Tingri via Sakya monastery. Overnight in guest house.

DAY 15: Tingri/ Nylam. Drive to Nylam. Overnight in guest house.

DAY 16: Nylam/ Kathmandu. Drive to Kathmandu.

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