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Forbidden Lhasa and Everest Base camp

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Best season: April-October
Max. Altitude: 5200 mts

About the Trek

The breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu or via Mainland China to Lhasa & the overland route from Lhasa to Nepal border offers truly spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses & a people & culture from a bygone era. The highlight of this trip is a visit to the Dza Rongbuk Monastery & the Everest Base Camp.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival met by representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 02: Delhi -Katmandu
Full day sightseeing of New and old Delhi historical monuments also including the parliament house, India Gate and the National Museum. Evening transfer to International airport. Fly Delhi Kathmandu. Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport in Katmandu and be met by representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast we leave for sightseeing of Kathmandu city including durbar square, Kumari Ghar, Swayambhunath stupa and Patan city (city of Art). Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Kathmandu-Lhasa
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. On arrival met by representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Day complete rest to acclimatize. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Lhasa 
This morning, we tour Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama & listed as a world heritage site and Drepung Monastery, the biggest monastic university of Tibet. 

Day 06: Lhasa
In the morning, we visit Norbu Linka, the summer palace for the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, we cover Jokhang – the “central cathedral”, Barkhor – the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets whitewashed stone homes, window and the Tibetan Medical Centre. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Lhasa / Gyantse 
Driving out of Lhasa, this long journey (8 hrs) takes you through the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau, past the turquoise lake Yamdrok and over Kampala(4794m) and Karola (5010m) Passes. After 261km, we arrive at Gyantse at 3950m, a pastoral town which is still left pretty untouched by modern expansion. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Gyangtse / Shigatse 
In the morning visit Kumbum Stupa (an oversized chorten of over 100,000 images) & the adjoining Palkor Choede Monastery & continue a short 90 km drive to Shigatse at 3900m. En route visit Shalu Monastery. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Shiigatse / Sakya
After breakfast visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the biggest Gelukpa monastery & the seat of Panchen Lama. Tashi Lhunpo has one of the world’s largest 9 storey bronze statue of Maitriya, the future Buddha.

In the afternoon, we drive to Sakya, the seat of the Sakyapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. The moonlike terrain with rugged mountains forms a dramatic contrast against the clear blue sky. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 10: Rongbuk Monastery
In the morning head off the main overland route and the road rise steeply up the foothills of the Himalayas via Pangla Pass to arrive at Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery situated at 5200m, just below the Rongbuk glacier. Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse. 

Day 11: Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Base Camp
Early morning start the hike to Everest base camp. On arrival have lunch. Later return to Rongbuk Monastery. Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse. 

Day 12: Rongbuk / Nylam
After another magical sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Nylam. From the barren landscape of the Tibetan Plateau, you cross the mighty Himalayas and are greeted with the greenery of the foothills. Overnight at Nylam Guesthouse. 

Day 13: Nylam / Kathmandu
We drive the last stretch of the Nepal-Tibet Highway to Zhangmu. Cross the Friendship bridge and you are back in Nepal – Kodari. Drive back to Kathmandu and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Kathmandu -Delhi
Departure transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport fly Kathmandu to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi met by representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Depart Delhi
On time departure transfer to International airport, fly Delhi-Home.

For tour costs and other details please contact: Sanjay/Sunil at
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