Nepal - Tibet
This trip starts from Nepal, continues in Tibet and ends in Nepal.
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Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
We are transferred to our hotel in our luxury coach. Welcome drinks and ceremony at hotel.
Welcome Dinner with traditional fare and cultural show.

Day 02 : Kathmandu
Morning half day of sightseeing tour to take in the important historical and cultural attractions of old Kathmandu - the palace of the medieval Malla kings “Hanuman Dhoka” and the temple dedicated to the living goddess “Kumari” are the highlights. We then proceed to Bouddhanath Stupa.

After lunch sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City. Return to Kathmandu and visit Thamel, the tourist hubbub of Kathmandu with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants famous in guide books as the hippie haven of the seventies.

Day 03 : Kathmandu - Lhasa
We take our flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu International Airport. We arrive in Gangor airport where we are met by representatives of MALLA TRAVEL & TREK SERVICES and then drive for 2 hours to Lhasa. We relax today in our hotel as a measure against high altitude sickness, which can be induced by exertion. (3 meals included)

Day 04 : Lhasa
In the next two days we visit all the important religious and cultural sites of Lhasa: Potala Palace,  Jokhang Temple famous for housing the statue of little Buddha, the Jowo; Norbulinkha, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama; Sera and Drepung Monasteries; Barkhor Bazaar to visit the local market-place and shop for souvenirs. Our representative in Lhasa will hand us our exact tour itinerary in Lhasa. (3 meals included)

Day 05 : Lhasa
We continue with our tours today (3 meals included)

Day 06 : Lhasa - Gyantse
We start our road journey today crossing the Karo La pass (5010 m) which takes us though many interesting villages and towns and eventually back to Nepal over the Himalayan passes. Our first stop is at Gyantse, a town on the old trade route between Shigatse and Yadong. The Gyantse Fort, Palkhor Choden Monastery and Kumbum stupa are the highlights. (3 meals included)

Day 07 : Gyantse - Shigatse
Today we come to the second largest town in Tibet after Lhasa and the seat of the Panchen Lamas. The Tashilumpo Monastery which houses the 86 ft. tall statue of Maitreya or the coming Buddha is the highlight. (3 meals included)

Day 08 : Shigatse - Xegar
Today we arrive at the trade post of Xegar or old Tingri north of the Himalayas. This is the launching site of Himalayan expeditions in Tibet. (3 meals included)

Day 09 : Xegar - Zhangmu
Today we drive over the high Lalung La pass (5050 m.) and pass from the arid Tibetan plateau to the greenery of the sub-Himalayan region. We come to Zhangmu at the Nepal border and spend a night. (3 meals included)

Day 10 : Zhangmu - Kathmandu
We cross the international border into Nepal at Friendship Bridge Kodari. Transfer to International Airport and depart or continue journey in Nepal. (Breakfast only included)