Welcome to the roof of the world and the foothill of the world highest mountain "Everest". This is an amazing trip which starts with a magnificent flight over the Himalaya with a short glimpse of Mt. Everest and takes you all the way to Everest base camp.
We take couple of days to know the mystery of Lhasa city and head towards Everest base camp. Explore huge monasteries, high altitude passes overlooking the great Himalaya, serene Tamdrok Tso lake before we finally arriving at Rongbuck monastery which is one of the highest monastery in the world situated at 4980m with spectacular view over North side of Everest. A short driver from Rongbuck is Everest base camp, explore the base camp and head back to Lhasa and once again take a spectacular flight back to Kathmandu.
Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax
"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites. Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.
Explore some of the old town out of kathmandu city and then we head toward Nagarkot a beautiful hill station with lush hill and great mountain views.
The cities in the Kathmandu Valley are made up of 3 ancient cities and Patan is located across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu city. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. According to legend the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the center of the old town.
Khokana is tiny traditional village lies about 8 km from south of Kathmandu which has hold its own tradition and culture. The village is popular for its oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Traditional weaving done by elderly ladies, men crushing seeds on the street and courtyards are the daily activities that could be seen in this farming communities.
Bungamati is also known as a winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who inhabit every winter in a big temple in Bungmati. Its large courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time. The long array of local houses attached to each other with similar style can be seen together with hanging red chilies in threads.
Overnight is at Nagarkot, a most popular hill station with great view over the majestic Himalayas and equally popular for fantastic sunrise and rural atmosphere.
Bhaktapur which is one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu valley. It is the home of true medieval art and architecture and without a doubt the most historically authentic.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (1hr) crossing over the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer by comfortable vehicle and check-in to your hotel. Remaining of the day will be rest for acclimatization.
After breakfast visit enormous Potala place and the palace of Norbulingka, respectively, winter and summer residences of the Dalai Lama followed by sera monastery which is second largest monastery in Tibet.
Visit the monastery of Deprung (founded 1416), home of the "Yellow Sect" and the temple of Nechung, home of the Oracle of Tibet that contains rare paintings which is not visible elsewhere. Later on visit the historical center of the Barkhor and the Jokhang Temple.
After breakfast depart for the Tsangpo in Chusul, from where it goes step to the pass of Kampa La (4794 m), which offers a splendid view across the azure waters of Lake Yamdrok Tso (4450 m). Arrive at Gyantse (3900 m) once the center of control of caravans heading to Bhutan and Sikkim. Visit Kumbum stupa, the largest "Chorten" existing in Tibet, with its 73 rooms decorated with frescoes by magnificent 27,000 Figure Buddhist iconography, expression of Newari. The stupa is connected to Palkor Chode Monastery. Continues drive to Shigatse.Height: 3900m
Morning visit of Tashilumpo, full of priceless treasures, which was founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447 and the historic seat of the Panchen Lama. Drive to Rongbuck and visit Rongbuck monastery.Height: 5000m
Morning visit Everest base camp and explore the area and drive to Shakya and visit Shakya monastery.Height: 4050m
Drive back to Lhasa. Remaining of the day will be free or personal activities.Height: 3650m
Drive to airport for final departure to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and relax.
Drive to the airport and farewell
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