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Full Moon at Everest - Lhasa to Kathmandu: the traditional route

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

Explores the cultural heart of Tibet; its great monasteries, temples and palaces; remote religious centers as well as the incredible beauty of the landscape.
Beautiful riverside samye is an important pilgrimage center; and the great historic centers of Gyantse and Shigatse are not to be missed.
Historic and cultural highlights and an absolutely stunning landscape. 

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, cross mountain passes topped by prayer flags, pass glaciers, barren hillsides and fertile valleys.
Stunning views of Qomolangma (Mt Everest
) and overnighting here on the night of the full moon is an incredible highlight of this incredible journey.
Cross vast grasslands and pass Mount Shishapangma on the route thtough the mountains to Kyirong, just before the Nepal border, where you spend a last night in Tibet.

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 2019
April 14-22
May 12-20
June 11-19
July 10-18
August 08-16
September 08-16
October 07-15
November 06-14

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 / hotel
Day 5: Visit Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum.  Drive to Shigatse - visit Tashilumpo / hotel
Day 6: Drive- via Sakya & visit Sakya Gompa to Shegar/ hotel
Day 7: Optional visit to Shegar Dzong - Drive to Rombuk & EBC / overnight Everest tent camp
Day 8:morning at Everest (optional visit to Rombuk gompa) drive to Kyirong / 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
* Full Moon at 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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