Tibet - overland Lhasa to Kathmandu

You will begin your tour in Lhasa The Roof of the World. Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meter. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbor’s India, Nepal and Bhutan, Tibet is an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes, and high altitude desert. Still a remote frontier it offers some of the most breathtaking scenery and the highest Mountain Range on Earth.

We drive Friendship highway by Toyota Land cruiser 4 wheel drive passing through small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. The highlight of this trip is the visit to Everest Base Camp where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Everest’s north face.

Everest Base camp via Lhasa Tour is exiting adventure of life time. Flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu or Fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa is one of the scenic flight views of snow capes including the world’s highest mountain will be just below your air bus. You will visit main cities of Tibet Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse. Most popular monasteries like Potala palace, Jokhang, Sera, Drepung and Sakya. Passing through highest passes of over 5000 miters, scenery of the landscape, typical and rural villages, nomad and typical Tibetan peoples and high altitude lakes are another beauty of Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour.

The native people of Tibet strike a dramatic contrast to the landscape with their colorfully woven clothes, bright faces, infectious smiles and resilient natures. Roads wind their way to overnight destinations of Xegar, Shigatse and Gyatse where the monasteries Tashilhumpu, Phalkor and Khumbum are visited. You will find yourself in an atmosphere created by religious art, Buddhist icons, burning butter lamps, incense smoke and resident monks. Castle fortresses, cobbled streets, open air markets and Tibetan fare also set the mood.

Along the plateaus awe inspiring mountain ranges make their breathtaking presence felt on the horizon, with a view of Everest,[known as Chomolongma by Tibetan's meaning "Goddess Mother of the Universe"] seen from Tingri and the sacred mountain of the Snow Lion. The road slowly climbs to where prayerflags and mani stone cairns adorn the high mountain passes and the dazzling Glacier of Mount Nozinkangsa [7,223m] on Karo La Pass [5,010m] looms unexpectedly around the bend. After a drive around Tibet's third largest holy lake [Yamdrok Tso], The Turquiose Lake, a panoramic view can be seen from atop the Kamba La Pass [4,794m].

After passing through the countryside of Tibet ascend to the border of Nepal and the Friendship bridge that links Nepal to China. As we go through the lengthy border process we then continue by vehicle to Kathmandu. The scene changes dramatically as the road zig zags through the deep cut, lush Gorges of the Bhote Koshi River passing by whitewashed villages of flat roofed, mud brick houses with their smoking juniper chimney's, rice and corn fields, picturesque mountains and a culture steeped in history and tradition.

Departure August 2017
Days 13 days
Cost AUS$3350 twin share

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