We are back and missing Nepal desperately! Our trip was wonderful, thanks to your careful planning. We did all that we hoped to, and more. What makes Nepal so special is that is has so many different facets – nature, wildlife, history and culture.
Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks & Expedition (P). Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: + 977-1-4700085, 4700234,
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At the high plains of Old Tingri meet up with the trek crew and start trekking to North Everest Base Camp. The trek will take you up the historic expedition route from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery crossing the Langma La pass (16,900 ft). Later hike up to the North Everest Base Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier set directly below the massive north-face of Mount Everest. After gazing at the worlds highest mountain scenery from Rongbuk drive by way of the amazing Himalayas Highway to Kathmandu in Nepal.
Overland driving, trekking and camping in Tibet in altitudes between 4390m (14400ft) and 5150m (16,900ft). Overland travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu, in Nepal, with 6 days of trekking in the North Mt. Everest Base Camp area. The trek portion will be supported by a Nepali Sherpa team that includes a camp cook who will prepare all meals. All camping equipment will be provided. While trekking, clients carry small day-pack only and walk at easy pace as this trek is designed for a more relaxed pace. All equipment and luggage will be carried by yaks and/or truck.
Departure : On Request.
Main Season : April - November
Accommodation : Tented Camp
Duration : 15 Days
Maximum Height : 4790 m.
Entry : Zhangmu (Nepal Tibet Boarder)
Exit : Lhasa
Day 01 : Drive to Border, Cross Border And Drive to Nyalam
After an early morning departure from Kathmandu we will begin our drive with a short trip through alluring Nepalese countryside. We will soon reach the border and complete all the necessary paper work. After this is finished we will ascend a string of steep switchbacks on our way to Nyalam. Mossy gullies and beautiful cascading waterfalls surround us along the way.
Day 02 : Rest Day at Nyalam For Acclimatization
Our third day is a day for you to rest and enjoy Nyalam. We must properly acclimatize before we move on. You can also explore the small temple and historic sites which surround the city.
Day 03 : Drive to Tingri
Today is another amazing driving day as we view the sharp contrast of lush lower hills to the barren landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. Along the was we will cross Lalung La pass, where views of Everest and much of the Himalayan range are first seen. Tonight we will stay in the small town of Tingri.
Day 04 : Trek to Lungthang [4510m]
Our trekking adventure begins today as we make our way through the Tingri plain. Throughout the day we can visit a small gompa in Chholun. Tonight will be spent in a comfortable campsite in Lunthang. This bleak region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.
Day 05 : Trek to Lamna La [5150 m]
The challenging trekking really starts today as we ascend into the mountains. Much uphill walking is done as we climb towards the top of Lamna La. Camp will be made right near the top of this pass.
Day 06 : Trek to Zommug [4790 m]
In the morning we descend steeply into lush vegetation. The only other people we will encounter are yak herders and their families. Camp will be made in the small village of Zommug. Truly amazing views can be seen as the sun sets in this barren town.
Day 07 : Trek to Rongbuk
On our last day of trekking we will wind our way to the end destination of Rongbuk Everest Base Camp. Along the way we can also visit the Dza Rongbuk monastery and gompas. They are truly ancient sites, but nothing compared to our night camping at Everest Base Camp.
Day 08 : Exploration at Rongbuk Glacier
Our eighth day will be spent enjoying the barren yet awe-inspiring surroundings of the Everest Base Camp. It is a life changing experience to stare up into the world's largest mountain.
Day 09 : Drive to Shegar
As we leave the wondrous views of Everest behind we drive a short distance to Shegar. Along the way we cross the Pang La pass, with more views of the Himalayas. Tonight will be spent in the comfortable Hotel Quomolongma.
Day 10 : Drive to Xigatse
Our day today will be spent along the Friendship Highway as we cross the highest pass of our journey, Gyatmso La, and head through Lhatse. We continue on with a short drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.
Day 11 : Sightseeing & Drive to Gyantse
Not a minute is wasted as we have a full morning of exploring the local markets and monasteries. It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. A short drive will take us to the city of Gyantse. We will be given the opportunity of experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient Dzong fort. The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses surround it. Even if you are no art connoisseur these ancient murals and architecture will amaze you. Another comfortable night will be spent in a hotel in Gyantse.
Day 12 : Drive to Lhasa
Today is an amazing day of driving as we head towards Lhasa. Numerous passes, such as Khambo La and Kharo La, provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pas Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. Our final destination is a first rate hotel in Lhasa.
Day 13 : Sightseeing in Lhasa
Haven't you always dreamed of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries? Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you everything there is to see in some of these renowned sights. First off we will explore the beautifully preserved Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you see of Tibet are of these buildings with their white washed walls and golden roofs. To this day several hundred monks live and study in this architecture. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka.
The Norbunglinka is another astounding piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of Lhasa, the Barkor, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you can experience more Tibetan culture and even purchase some amazing crafts.
Day 14 : Sightseeing in Lhasa
To explore some of the ancient quarters of the Dalai Lama we will visit Potala Palace in the morning. Be prepared for astonishment as this grand palace has been around since before the 17th century. To add even more history and culture we will also visit Drepung Monastery. Once home to over 10,000 monks, the Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to see. Miraculously it was one of the few sights to escape the Cultural Revolution without widespread damage.
Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu
Today we will go to the Kathmandu airport and end our wondrous journey. This is a sad day for many. However, the memories will last for a lifetime.