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Lhasa (3650 m.)
The capital city of Tibet, Lhasa is a city whose sights and sounds are lost in time. The Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama is 385 ft. high with 1000 shrines and 200,000 statues. They say it survived the cultural revolution only because Chou En-Lai, in appreciation of its beauty, pledged his own troops for its protection. Norbulinka Palace used to be the summer capital of the Dalai Lama. Part of it now has been turned into a museum. Jokhang Temple built more than 1300 years ago is the most revered temple in Tibet. The innermost shrine contains the oldest most precious object in Tibet -the JOWO, the Statue of Shakyamuni - The Buddha, which Prince Weng Chen brought 1300 years ago. Barkhor street is a lively market place and cultural center which attracts pilgrims, merchants and tourists. Drepung Monastery founded in 1416 was once the largest and richest monastery in Tibet. Sere Monastery is the second largest of the three monasteries in Tibet. It was founded in 1419 by disciple of Zongkaba, founder of the Yellow sect of Buddhism. Garden Monastery, the third largest monastery in Lhasa, is perched high on the mountain top with splendid views of Lhasa Valley.

Gyantse (3,950 m.)
Formerly a fort and the center of Tibet's' wool trade and a gateway to the outside world. Gyantse is the 3rd important city in Tibet today. A high rocky ridge topped by a ruined fortress runs through the middle of Gyantse dividing it into two parts. On its south-east edge is the crossroad of the old trade route either to Xigatse and Nepal or to Yadong and India.

Tsedang (3,600 m.)

Tsedang, 220 kms. South of Lhasa at an elevation of 3,600 meter, is located in the Yarlung Valley. The Samye Monastery of Tsedang was built in the 8th century by Padmasambhava, the great disciple of Buddha himself and is the oldest in Tibet.

Xigatse (3900 m.)
The second largest town in Tibet, its main attraction Tashilhunpo Monastery- the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas. As one of the great centers of Buddhism, Xigatse often rivaled Lhasa and is one of Tibets' farming areas. The monastery was founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama and its highlight is the Maitreya Hall housing a 27 meter tall gold plated bronze image of the Maitreya Buddha on a lotus seat.

Xegar (4350 m.)
Xegar is a check-post on the Lhasa route, nearby is the Shakya Monastery, the oldest and the most important Bon Po Monastery in Tibet.

Zhangmu (2500 m.)
Zhangmu (or Khasa in Nepalese ) is a small trading post near the Friendship Bridge on the Tibet - Nepal boarder, 85 km. from Kathmandu city.

Sample Program A.

Day 01: Kathmandu-Tibet
Fly by China Southwest Airlines 55 minutes flight from Kathmandu (1100 m.) to Lhasa (3600 m.). Transfer (one hour drive) and check in to hotel. Free day for acclimatization and rest.
Day 02-04: Lhasa
Three fullday sightseeing tours of Lhasa covering Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor bazaar, Potala Palace Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka Palace.
Day 05: Tibet-Kathmandu Departure
Transfer from hotel to Gonggar Airport for flight back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

Sample Program B.

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lhasa
Fly by China Southwest Airlines 55 minutes flight from Kathmandu (1100 m.) to Lhasa (3600m.). Transfer (one hour
drive) and check in to hotel. Free day fo acclimatization and rest.

Day 02: Lhasa
Morning sightseeing tour of Sera Monastery. Afternoon tour of the Jokhang Temple, Norulingkha and Barkhor Bazaar.

Day 03: Lhasa
Morning sightseeing tour of Potala Palace. Afternoon tour of the Drepung Monastery.

Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (259 km). Sightseeing and overnight at Gyantse.

Day 05: Gyantse-Xigatse
Drive from Gyantse to Xigatse (93 km.). Sightseeing and overnight at Xigatse.

Day 06: Xigatse-Lhasa
Drive from Xigatse to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Lhasa
Free day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa-Departure
Transfer from hotel to Gonggar Airport for flight back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

Sample Program C.
Day 01: Kathmandu-Lhasa
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight across the Himalayas to Lhasa's Gonggar airport. Drive to Tsedang. Tsedang Eis regarded as the cradle of Tibetan History. Place of interest - Mt. Gongpori the legendary abode of monkeys believed to be the ancestors of Tibetan. Overnight at hotel in Tsedang.

Day 02: Lhasa-Tsedang

Visit Yumbulagang - the first royal palace of ancient Tibetan Tsampo Kings. Samye Monastery - the oldest monastery in Tibet-believed to have been built in the 8th century by Padmashambava, the founder of the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. Overnight at hotel in Tsedang.

Day 03: Tsedang-Gyantse
Drive to Gyantse via Yamdruk Lake. Visit Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. Overnight at hotel in Gyantse.

Day 04: Gyantse-Xigatse
Drive to Xigatse, the second largest town in Tibet. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery - the seat of the Panchen Lama and the local market. Overnight at hotel in Xigastse.

Day 05: Xigatse-Lhasa
Drive to Lhasa via the Northern highway. Visit to Norbulinka Palace. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 06: Lhasa
Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala Palace - the Palace of Dalai Lama originally built in 7th century. Visit Barkhor Bazaar and Jhokhang Temple - The most sacred and oldest temple in Tibet.

Day 07: Lhasa
Sightseeing in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery : the greatest monastery in Tibet once hosted 7,730 monks built in 1416.

Day 08: Lhasa-Departure
Transfer from hotel to Gonggar Airport for flight back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

Sample Program D.

Itinerary for 8-day Zhangmu-Everest Base Camp-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa Tours:

A private English speaking guide, a private driver and a private air-conditioned vehicle will be arranged at each destination.

Private tour is more flexible and valuable, you could spend more time at places you feel like.

Day 1 Mon 05/May/14

Friendship Bridge / Zhangmu

Upon you arrive in the friendship, our local guide will meet you and then escort you to the hotel in Zhangmu. Enjoy the rest of the day.

Accommodations: Local 2-star hotel-arranged by Blue Mountain Tours & Travel

Day 2 Tue 06/May/14 (B, )

Zhangmu / Tingri

Drive via Old Tingri and enjoy the panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayan Range on the way to Tringri.

Tips: The drive will take most of the day, so be sure to bring plenty of snacks and tell the driver whenever you want to take a break to stretch your legs or take pictures.

Accommodations: Local 3-star hotel-arranged by us BMTT.

Day 3 Wed 07/May/14 (B, )

Tringri / Rongbuk Monastery / Everest Base Camp

Although it's just 100km from Tingri (Shegar) to Everest Base Camp (5,200m), it takes about 4 hours since the cracked winding roads demand great caution. But the views are stupendous on a clear day and feature a huge sweep of the Himalaya range including peaks over 8,000m, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to the Base Camp, the first sight of the mighty Everest will be stunning. All the hardship you bear along the way will be well worth it. The best time to watch Mt. Everest's are early morning and late evening when the sun is rising or setting, bathing Everest in light.

Visit Rongbuk Monasteryi which is located at the foot of Mount Everest, and has earned the title of the world's highest monastery standing at 4,980 meters high.

Tips: If you stay overnight near Rongphu Monastery either in a tent or guesthouse, it takes about a 2 hour trek from the monastery to the first base camp. Obviously, it can be quite cold there, so pack warm clothes. If you take a shuttle bus from Rongphu monastery to the Everest base camp (8km) it should take about 15mins. At night, visitors can get up to take photos of Mt. Everest surrounded by the moon and stars. Be sure to get up early to see the sunrise over Mt. Everest. April is probably the best time to visit Mt. Everest as the sky tends to be clear and the weather relatively good.

Accommodations: Tent or guesthouse-arranged by us. BMTT

Day 4 Thu 08/May/14 (B, )

Everest Base Camp   / Shigatse

Get up earlier in the morning, if you were lucky, enjoy the sunrise at the platform of EBC. In the afternoon, you’ll drive to Shigatse and stay there overnight.

Tips: If you are particularly interested in history or architecture, it may be worthwhile to do a bit of research in preparation for this visit.

Accommodations: Local 3-star hotel-arranged by us ( BMTT).

Day 5 Fri 09/May/14 (B, )

Shigatse / Gyantse / Lhasa

After breakfast, you will visit the Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers.

Then drive to Gyantse and visit the Pelkor Monastery to admire fancy frescoes, statues and sculptures. Afterwards, drive back to Lhasa. En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is awesome.

Tips: The road condition is fairly good so the 90km drive from Gyantse to Shigatse should be pleasant. Please do not hesitate to tell the driver that you want to take a break to stretch your legs or take pictures on the way.

Accommodations: Local 3-star hotel-arranged by us ( BMTT)

Day 6 Sat 10/May/14 (B, )


In the morning, we will visit the Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks. And then to the dark Yerpa, and the Ganden monastery.

Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

Accommodations: Local 3-star hotel-arranged by us (BMTT)

Day 8 Mon 12/May/14 (B, )

Lhasa / Exit

Transfer via: T28 (13:48/8:19, 42 hours and 31 minutes)-arranged by us ( BMTT) 

Today is free for you until you are escorted to the train station for the overnight soft-sleeper train to Beijing. and we have a sight seeing tour in Beijing according to your days and fly back from Beijing to your final distination.

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