TIBET TOUR WITH EVEREST BASE CAMP

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel. Check-in and refresh. In the evening, enjoy Nepali dinner with cultural program.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu city, includes Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holy temple for Hindus and Buddhist in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva at the bank of holy Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa, One of the biggest Stupas in South Asia.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a city of devotees.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lhasa (3650 M)-Free Day
After breakfast, transfer to airport for 1 hour flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar airport (Lhasa), meet the local representative and transfer to Lhasa City.
Enroute, you enjoy the view of the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River. Upon arriva Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize or if you feel fine, you can go to the Potala Square to enjoy fountains with different color.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa,

Day 4: Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great King of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial Stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Later, proceed to visit Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd Great King of Tibet in the 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside the temple, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple, you can do Kora to the Barkhor Street with the local pilgrims and at the same time, you can enjoy shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 5: Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
After breakfast, proceed to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the ‘Three Great’ Gelug Monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala Palace. Afternoon, visit to Sera Monastery, s one of the ‘Three Great’ Gelug Monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The major highlight is the Monks debating at around 3 - 5 in the late afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) Via Gyantse - 280 kms
After breakfast, drive to Gyantse by crossing the Gampala Pass (4790 m) and you can enjoy Yamdrok-Tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance,  you can see the magnificent view of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m), the highest mountain nearby Lhasa . Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.
After one and a half hour's drive, we arrive at Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.

Day 7: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk via Xegar
After breakfast, drive to Lhatse, a small town.  Continue down to Xegar, if the weather is clear, you can see Mt. Everest in a distance. It will take around 4-6 hours to get to Rongbuk Monastery by passing one of the highest pass in Tibet, Pang La Pass-5050 m. From the pass, you can see the magnificent view of some of the highest mountains.
Overnight at Tent or Guest House.

Day 8: Visit Rongbuk Monastery, Explore North EBC and back to Gyantse (3950 m)
Early morning, enjoy Sunrise over Mt. Everest from the Rongbuk which is the focal point of view. You can drive to Everest Base Camp, 4kms- One way. After that, visit Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery of the world (Around 5000 m).
Return back to Gyantse.
Overnight at hotel in Gyantse.

Day 9: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (265 kms/ 6 hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa and Sightseeing
After breakfast, transfer to Gongar Airport for a flight to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu arrival and proceed for sightseeing of:
Swyombhunath Stupa also called Monkey Temple, a Stupa in a small hill of Kathmandu over viewing Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, a beautiful square where you can see the living goddess, Kumari.
After sightseeing, walk 20 minutes to Thamel via the narrow street of Ason enjoying several monuments, local shops for spices, vegetable etc.
Thamel is a tourist hub and famous for multi cuisine restaurants, bars, clubs and for shopping.
Eve: Enjoy farewell dinner at one of the nice restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu or Extend Nepal Tour
After breakfast, timely transfer to airport for departure from Kathmandu.