Tour Type: Lodge/Camping
Tour Grade: ▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 5220 m.
Best Season: October - November, March - May
In Dhulikhel, known for its fantastic view on the Himalayan peaks, we tune in for the coming days.
Then we leave for the land of the wide and lonely plateaus and the deep valleys between the Himalayas and the Trans Himalaya. After a spectacular flight you will land in the Yarlung valley and drive to Lhasa, the spiritual center Tibet, visited by pilgrims from far and wide. We have two full days to experience Lhasa.
Past the Yamdrok Lake and across the passes of the Karo La (5010m) and the Simi La we drive to Gyantse and Shigatse. Here we will visit the famous monasteries of Palkhor Chode and Tashilunpo. The drives cross the passes offer magnificent panoramic views. We drive across the 5200m Pang La to the starting point of our trek east of Makalu and Everest. We wander through the green forests and pastures of the Karta valley past clear mountain lakes and ascend to the passes of Shao La (4970m) and Langma La, which at 5270m is the highest pass on our trek. With clear weather we can see the north side of Makalu and Chomolonzo and the east and north side of Everest. Equally impressive is the flora on the wide meadows.
After the trek we drive in jeeps to Rongbuk, the monastery at the foot of Everest. The north face of Everest is breath taking. We have plenty of time to discover the Base Camp of Everest and the vicinity. Later we return via Tingri and Zhangmu to Katmandu.
DAY 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on (BB)
DAY 02: Kathmandu, hotel on B/B
DAY 03: Flight: Ktm - Lhasa, transfer to hotel (BLD)
DAY 04: Lhasa: S/S - Potala Palace, Barkhor, hotel (BLD)
DAY 05: Lhasa: S/S - Norbulingka, Sera Monasery, hotel (BLD)
DAY 06: Drive to Gyantse, hotel (BLD)
DAY 07: Drive to Xigatse - Segar, hotel (BLD)
DAY 08: Drive Segar - Kharta, camp
DAY 09: Trek to Dampu, camp
DAY 10: Trek to Shaola - Dangyebe, camp
DAY 11: Trek to Thangsumpa, camp
DAY 12: Trek to Pethang, camp
DAY 13: Trek to Pathang,- Ringmo - Pathang, camp
DAY 14: trek to Chougouringmo, camp
DAY 15: trek to Langma La - Dreusse, camp
DAY 16: Trek to Kharta, camp
DAY 17: Transfer Kharta - Rongbuk, camp
DAY 18: Around Rongbuk and Base Camp, camp
DAY 19: Transfer Rongbuk - Old Tingri, camp
DAY 20: Transfer Old Tingri - Zhangmu, hotel (BLD)
DAY 21: Cross border, transfer to Kathmandu, hotel (B)
DAY 22: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel (B)
DAY 23: Final Departure, transfer to Airport
Note: B=breakfast, BB=bed-breakfast, BLD=breakfast-lunch-dinner