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					LHASA MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP KATHMANDU OVERLAND
                      TOUR
                                          (11 days)


True to its nickname, “the Roof of the world”, Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with
an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan
range which separates it from its neighbors, India, Nepal and Bhutan, Tibet is more or less
an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes, and high altitude
desert      that    goes      as       far     as      the     eyes      can       take    it.

On this Tibet overland tour you have three days (i.e. 4 nights) in Lhasa to acclimatize and to
absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage and to explore this history-laden city to its core.
You will be expertly guided around the most significant and ancient Gompas (monasteries)
of Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse by your Tibetan guide, who will instruct you on the intricacies
and mysticism of Tibetan Buddhism. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich
Buddhist culture, Tibet would certainly be a unique mystical destination to visit.

You drive down Friendship highway by a luxury Toyota land cruiser 4 WD passing through
small Tibetan settlements where you get upfront views right from your vehicle of nomadic
herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains amidst a backdrop of awe-inspiring
mountain                                                                           peaks.

A special highlight of this trip is the visit to the Everest base camp where you will be
rewarded with panoramic and breath-taking views of Mount Everest from the north
side.This overland tour will be a mystical delight that will be remembered by the fireside
for many winters to come.



TRIP FACTS
Trip length: 11 Days
Grade: Overland tour
Starts in: Lhasa
Ends in: Kathmandu
Group size: Maximum 12
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
Maximum altitude: 5220m
OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrive in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 02 - sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 03 - sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 04 - in Lhasa, free day for acclimatization
Day 05 - drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km
Day 06 - sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km
Day 07 - sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km
Day 08 - drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 68km
Day 09 - explore EBC & drive to Tingri (4390m) 65km
Day 10 - drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km
Day 11 - drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km



Contact us at enquiry@explorehimalaya.com for more information

http://www.explorehimalaya.com/tibet_overlandtour1.php

				
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