8 Day Shangrila Tour to Tibet (Fly in/Fly out)
Day 01(Sat) Kathmandu (1,300m) to Lhasa (3,650m):
Fly to Lhasa crossing over the panoramic Himalayan ranges (1.hr), then transfer and check–in to your hotel. Rest and acclimatize overnight in hotel.
Days 02-03(Sun-Mon) In Lhasa:
Two full-days sight-seeing tour of Lhasa temple and Barkhor bazaar, Potala palace, Drepung & Sera monasteries. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04(Tue) Lhasa to Xigatze (3,900m) – 280km:
Drive to Xigatse, to the west of Lhasa, through the northern road. The drive is scenic as the road lies along the valley formed by the Bhramaputra river (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 05 (Wed) Xigatze to Gyantse (3,950m) – 90km:
Morning sight-seeing tour to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumu monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbumstupa and Phalkor monasteries. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 06 (Thurs) Gyantse to Tsedang (3,400m) – 29km:
Full-day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m) and colorful Yamdrok Lake. Continue drive along the Tibetan Bhramaputra river (Yarlung Tsangpo) to Tsedang. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 07(Fri) Tsedang to Samye and Tsedang – 140km.
Early morning drive by the side of the Bramhpurta River, crossing the river by a locally made motorboat (1 hr.). Continue a short (30m) drive by a truck to Samye monastery. Explore Samye and drive back to Tsedang. Late afternoon visit Yumbulkhang and Thandruk monastery (if time permits). Overnigth stay in hotel.
Day 08(Sat) Tsedang to Kathmandu
Early morning drive (2hrs) to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu.