Provide us your correct international flight details). Please meet our Guide and driver who will be waiting outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal. Our Guide will be holding welcome banner with your name and our company name Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expedition at the Kathmandu international airport and take you to your hotel.
If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet shows us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking office representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rep will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings. Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast we visit Swayambhunath, Buddhanath and Pashupatinath Temple. All places are the most important places of worship in the valley. Frequented by a multitude of pilgrims and sadhus from all over the Indian subcontinent, these sanctuaries are, with the picture of Nepal, places of contest: Hindus and Buddhists gathered in one place of worship, sadhus and monks in search spiritual, families assistant in recollection cremation of a parent, Brahmin priest officiating at a religious ceremony, snake charmers seeming to come straight out of a children's storybook, quarrelsome monkeys ... to better grasp Nepal a visit to these places of worship is imperative. Next, we drive to Nagarkot in order to enjoy fantastic view of the Himalaya.Nagarkot is one of the most famous viewpoints. Nagarkot is located 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level.
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Today early morning we enjoy the best sunrise views over the Himalayas and amazing surrounding landscapes. After breakfast, we leave hotel and hike from nagarkot to Changu Narayan, which takes approximately 3-4 hours. Which is very beautiful and scenic hike with the views of local village, forests and valley views. En route, we visit bhaktapur and pause to meet a local Newari community and learn about their enduring cultural traditions.Then, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to your Kathmandu hotel by late afternoon with the remainder of your day at leisure.
In this tour, you have opportunity to see both Mountains & sunrise over Himalayas from Nagarkot and also visit 2 Heritage site Bhaktapur Darbar Square and Changunarayan Temple (one of the oldest Temple in Nepal). In the evening, there will be welcome dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy Nepali food with Traditional Nepali Cultural dance and folk music.
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Today the time has finally come: Our overland journey up to the roof of the world begins. On the Pasang-Lhanu-Highway you drive along the river Trisuli to the border town of Rasuwa Ghadhi. Here you say goodbye to your Nepalese tour guide and cross on foot (about 100 meters) the Rasuwa Bridge, which is also the border crossing. Welcome to Tibet! Your Chinese tour guide is already waiting for you. Our destination today is the Tibetan city of Kyirong. Here, at an altitude of 2,350 meters, there is a very mild and subtropical climate, which is rare for Tibet. 185 km. stay overnight at Guest House.
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M) also know as jia Tsuo pass, the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west.
The endless expanse of the Tibetan highlands and the snow-capped peaks that stand out against the deep blue sky accompany us on our journey. We cross the Jia Tsuo Pass, which is about 5,200 meters high, and reach Shigatse at an altitude of 3,900 meters during the day. Depending on the road conditions, we visit the monastery-like Sakya monastery on the way. 240 km
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Morning we do sightseeing tour to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Through the fertile plain of the Nyangchu River we drive to Gyantse at 4,070 meters altitude. On the way we visit the monastery Shalu. Once in Gyantse, we visit the Phalkor Monastry with the famous Kumbum Stupa, a walk-in reliquary. This stupa with its unique murals is one of the most impressive buildings of Tibetan architecture. A Tibetan family gives us insights into their kingdom on the way. 100 km
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Today we Drive to Lhasa from Gyantse by Southern Friendship highway. Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo). You will pass by the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain. Where you can see colorfully decorated yaks and Tibetan farmers to till the land use horses.
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In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.
In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
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Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery, which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
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