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Tibet - Your tailor-made trip

Day 1

Welcome at the airport in Kathmandu (or Changdu) and transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel.
Day 2

Guided visit of Kathmandu. (Or visit of Chengdu). Night at the hotel.
Day 3

around 1h flight
Transfer to Kathmandou (or Chengdu) airport. Welcome at the airporTag 80 Km away from Lhassa, and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon to relax and to acclimatize (3500 m) in the Tibetan capital. Night at the hotel.
Day 4

Guided tour of the monasteries and of the major monuments of Lhassa essential to visit as well as the surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5

7h drive
We use the famous Friendship Highway in direction to Gyantse, via the Yamdrok lake. Visit of Gyantse. Night at the hotel.
Day 6

3h drive
Road to Shigatste. Visit of the imposing Tashilhumpo monastery. Night at the hotel.
Day 7

6h drive
Visit of the Sakya monastery. Night at the guest house.
Day 8

5h drive
We leave the Friendship Highway to take one of the two tracks leading to the Everest base camp. We're going through two passes which are allmost aTag 5000m of altitude. On the way, visit of the villages of Tash Dzom and Pasum. Visit of the Rongphu monastery. Night in a guest house, with a very basic comfort.
Day 9

5h drive
Road in direction of the Everest base camp (5200 m). Visit the site. Then we take the Lamna La track to Dingri. On the way, we're going through the Lamna La pass (5100 m). After going through the pass, visit of few nomadic camps (Drokpas), and few tibetan villages. Night at Dingri in a guest house, with a very basic comfort.
Day 10

8h drive
The Friendship Highway leads us towards the Sino-Nepalese border through mountain passes over 5,000 m in lunar landscapes. Lunch in the village of Nyalam (3700 m). A few kilometers before the border town of Zhangmu-Kodari, a complete change of decor awaits you, while the zigzagging trail descends: mineral landscapes give way to lush, clean landscapes of southern Himalayas. We head to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11

Free day to explore the tourist district of Thamel. Night at the hotel.
Day 12

Transfer to the airport. End of our services.
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