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Classic Tibet: Lhasa-Kathmandu Overland with Everest - the traditional route

Discover the highlights of central Tibet and make the classic overland journey across the Roof of the World.

This trip introduces you to the cultural heart of Tibet; its great monasteries, temples and palaces; remote religious centers as well as the incredible beauty of the landscape.
The great historic centers of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are not to be missed - nor are the incredible blue waters of Yamdrok Lake, Mount Everest at dawn or the winding descent into the warm forested landscape of Nepal.
 

In the heart of central Tibet the great temples, monasteries, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya are powerful testaments to a long and volatile history and to the spiritual and artistic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Skirt the turquoise lake of Yamdrok Tso, marvel at the Karo-la glacier, cross mountain passes topped by prayer flags, pass glaciers, barren hillsides and fertile valleys. Stunning views of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) and Rombuk monastery are a fitting finale to this incredible journey.before descending to cross the grasslands surrounding Paiku Tso (with great views of Shishapangma) and Kerab waterfall to Kyirong and the Nepal border.

The historic cities of the Kathmandu Valley reveal a vibrant world of color and life. The markets, bazaars and narrow streets are home to holy men, sacred cows, bicycles, street sellers… you name it, it is here.

Group Departures 2020 - Full Moon at Everest!
May 01 - 09
May 30 - June 07
June 29 - July 07
July 28 - August 05
August 27 - September 04
September 25 - October 03
October 25 - November 02

Special confirmed departure! (no full moon) April 22-30

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa & transfer to hotel
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing: Visit Drepung, Norbulinka & Sera Monasteries.
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing (walking): Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor area
Day 4: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso & karo-la glacier/ hotel
Day 5: Visit Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum.  Drive to Shigatse - visit Tashilumpo / hotel
Day 6: Drive via Sakya, visiting Sakya Gompa, to Shegar/ hotel
Day 7: An early morning departure to Rombuk to enjoy the sunrise on Everest and the Himalayan range / overnight Rombuk guest house
Day 8: drive via PaikuTso & Kerab Waterfall to Kyirong (views of Shishapangma) / hotel
Day 9: Cross border & drive to Kathmandu

Highlights
* Jokhang Temple
* Potala Palace
* Drepung Monastery
* Sera Monastery
* Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum
* Tashilhumpo Monastery
* Sakya Gompa
* Mount Everest & Qomolangma National Park

"thank you and the boys again for an amazing trip around Tibet - it will be unforgettable forever!!!"

Tibetan Expeditions - Journeys on the Roof of the World
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