Day 1: Kathmandu to Kerung via Rasuwagadi (4200m, 170km)
Highest Altitude: 4200 meters
Total Distance: 170 kilometers
From Kathmandu, we will drive in a jeep towards Rasuwagadhi. The early morning drive passes through fresh rivers, beautiful villages, and admirable Himalayan views. Rasuwagadhi is a newly established Nepal Tibet border. It will take us 6 to 7 hours to reach there.
After completing the immigration, we will continue to drive to Kerung. Overnight in Kerung.
Day 2: Kerung to Tingri/Lhatse(4350m, 244km)
Highest Altitude: 4350 meters
Total Distance: 244 kilometers
From Kerung, we will drive to Tingri/Lhatse. On the way, we will drive through Nyalam, 3800 meters, and Lalungla pass, 5050 meters. You will see amazing Himalayan views of Jugal Himal, Mt. Chisapangma, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Cho Oyu. enjoying a pleasant ride over the friendship highway, we will reach Lhatse.
Overnight in Lhatse.
Day 3: Lhatse to Xigatse(3900m, 244km)
Highest Altitude: 3900 meters
Total Distance: 244 kilometers
On this day, we will drive from Lhatse to Xigatse. Xigatse is a big city. There is a big monastery called Tashilumpo monastery. This is the second largest monastery in Tibet. At the monastery, you can see the amazing Tibetan artworks and Tibetan-Buddhist religion.
Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.
Day 4: Xigatse to Gyantse(3950m,90km)
Highest Altitude: 3950 meters
Total Distance: 90 kilometers
On this day, we will drive from Xigatse to Gyantse. In the morning, we will visit the Tashi Lumpo monastery and Xigatse Bazaar.
Gyantse is a beautiful place lying, lying towards the southwest of Lhasa. Gyantse is a place of historical significance. It lies on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River. There is a monastery in Gyantse that also includes Palkhor Chode, a big temple and the great multi-chapel Kumbum stupa. You will see some amazing artworks at the monastery. Gyantse is a wonderful place for overnight stay.
Day 5: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m, 264km)
Highest Altitude: 3650 meters
Total Distance: 264 kilometers
From Gyantse, we will be trekking to Lhasa. We will drive via two high mountain passes: Karo La at 5010 meters. and onto the Khamba La pass at 4794m. We will drive over two mountains: Nozing Khang Sa, 7223 meters and Ralung, 6236 meters. On the way, we will see Yamdrok Tso Lake. The lake is magnificent. The splashing Brahmaputra River is another attraction.
Driving along the amazing hills, mountains, and a variable landscape is interesting. After hours of driving, we will reach Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 6/7: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
You will have two days for sightseeing tours in Lhasa. There are several monasteries, museum, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and many other places to visit. We will have an amazing tour in Lhasa Tibet.
Day 8: Lhasa to Kathmandu
We will drive to the airport in Lhasa. From Lhasa airport, we will take a flight to Kathmandu airport. The flight is highly scenic. You will be flying over the Tibetan and Nepalese Himalayan ranges. We will see amazing views of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and others.
After one hour and twenty-five minutes of flight, you will reach Kathmandu airport.