Trek Around Himalayas and discover the hidden mountain valleys of Nepal.

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8 Days
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Classic Tour of Tibet starts right from Kathmandu, then heading towards North within Central Himalaya with Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks to reach at Tamang tribe country in Rasuwa around Langtang Himal.The journey inside interesting rural farm villages and towns to enter into a newly opened frontier of Nepal / Tibet-China at Kyarong village and towns, where our Tibetan counterpart native Tibetan guide and drivers will receives you and then heading into Tibetan soil and territory for a week or more.A scenic overland drive leads on vast Tibet's tableland with amazing views to reach first at Shigatse Tibet's 2nd largest city after Lhasa, home of his holiness Panchen Lama where tour leads you to famous golden roofed Tashilumpo monastery complex and around its market square of great interest.
The tour of Gyantse Kumbum and Palkor Monastery of great significant, and then on scenic route past Turquoise Yamdrok Tsho Lake and then crossing Khamba-la pass rewarding you with grand panorama of Tibetan landscapes with snowcapped peaks.From Khamba-la. Lhasa city in the shadow of magnificent Potala Palace, with time to visit interesting sites of old monuments around Drefung-Shera monasteries with Jhorkhang Temple the oldest religious sites of Tibet.Tour includes busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square where you can observe pilgrims from all around Tibet.
 
Tibet Tour Highlights 
  • An exciting overland journey on newly opened Nepal / Tibet-China border town of Kyarong
  • Best scenery of magnificent landscapes with snow peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal
  • Collect the marvelous views of world's three highest mountains from Mt. Everest, Shisapangma with Cho-Oyu
  • Crossing high passes with grand views of Tibetan plateau and range of world highest mountains
  • Tour of magnificent Potala Palace with Tashilumpo monastery and colorful Barkhor market

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Itinerary

With an early morning vehicle, you will start the drive to Kyarong border. The journey to Kyarong is 10 hours driving journey.At Kyarong afternoon with time to relax and enjoy views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal that borders Nepal and Tibet. Kyarong, also a famous religious, historical place, home of 11th Centaury great saint and Guru Milarepa known for his tantric wisdom as well a poet and folk singer, his song are still remembered by local herdsman and villagers.

From Kyarong we enter the Tibetan part. The fine farm villages to reach on top of Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with views of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet).  Then Lalung-la drive leads on vast Tibetan plateau with high and dry terrain to Old Tingri with first glimpse of Everest and Cho-Oyo peaks, from here few hours drive to Shegar also known as New Tingri and then transfer to your hotel or lodge for overnight stop.
Larze a growing town located on Nepal-Tibet / China Friendship Highway as well on the road to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover towards Tibet's Far South West, which is near to Sakya Monastery and towards our destination at Shigatse.

From New Tingri or Shegar town, morning drive is short of few hours on good road to reach at Tibet's second largest city in Shigatse drive continues past rural farm villages and well tended fields of barley-wheat and yellow mustard.
As drive leads over the highest pass of the trip over 5,220 m at Gyatchu - La pass and then descend to Larze town, located on Kathmandu-Lhasa highway and route Tibet's South West to Mt. Kailash areas.
From Larze few hour reaching at Shigatse where hotels are much better than past few night stops, in Shigatse transfer to excellent hotels with modern facilities of Wi Fi and money change at its exchange counters.

Morning getting refreshed with breakfast, continue drive towards eastward for few hours to reach at Gyantse another large city of Tibet, where in early 19th and 20th century was a flourishing place where trade between Nepal-Bhutan and Sikkim used to take place.

Our next highlight of the journey heading towards the fabled city Lhasa, drive leads past Simi-La pass within great Tibetan plateau.As the ride progress heading towards a scenic Karo-La pass of above 5,050 m with close views of Nzongkhangsa peaks at 7,100 m high where ice falls and glaciers flows near to the road head.
The drive then goes to Nagarktse town and beyond towards beautiful turquoise Lake of Yamdrok Tsho then on high hills to reach another scenic Khamba-La pass at 4,800 m high. Super panorama of Tibetan tableland and landscapes with distant views of snowcapped peaks and of Yamdrok Tsho Lake.Then finally to Lhasa.

These two days engrossed with ever exciting tour around Lhasa important places of immense interest within its historical and religious sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built. Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum.
After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet.

Final day, today you will get back to Kathmandu again. Trip ends.

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