Tibet is one of the world’s most extraordinary destination and there is adventure indeed lurking around almost each and every corner. Lhasa The capital lies high in the arid wilderness of the Tibetan mountains, it’s name the “Roof of the World” is no idle statement. The valley bottoms of Tibet are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere .It’s snow covered plateau are the highest in the world , and apart from the Everest , which Tibetans see from ‘the other side’, many mountains are over 15000 feet.
The mild and pleasant climate in central Tibet is the main highlight that makes this area available for tourists year around. This route offers the epitome of Tibet with some of the most impressive visions: snow-capped mountains and holy lakes, splendid monasteries and palaces, original villages and unsophisticated people. With the better road conditions and accommodations along the way, it is now the most popular route.
The lure of Lhasa, capital on the roof of the world, cannot be under-estimated and it is truly a fascinating city, fully justifying its reputation. Dominated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Potala Palace and bustling with pilgrims circling the sacred Jokhang Temple it is a feast for the senses.
You can fly from Kathmandu (Nepal) or Chengdu (China) to Gonkar airport of Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by the Tibetan guide and drive to Tsetang (58miles, 2 hrs). Check in hotel and take rest for the acclimatization.
Visit the Yambulakhang Palace, Traduk temple and ancient tombs of Tibetan Kings in Chongye Valley.
Drive to Lhasa. En route, Samye Monastery.
Visit Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulinghkha Palaces , Drepung and Sera Monasteries, Jorkhang temple, Traditional Tibetan Hospital , Barkhor street etc .
To Gyantsevia Yamdrok Tso and driving over two high passes, Kamba La (15,700 ft) and Karo La (16,500ft), en route sightseeing of Drolma Lakhang Monastery and Samding Monastery in the shores of Yamdrok Tso Lake.
Visit the highlights of Gyantse such as Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa and in the afternoon drive to Shigatse-the second largest city of Tibet after Lhasa. After refreshment, visit Tashilunbo Monastery -the principal seat of Panchen Lama.
Return drive to Lhasa via New Road, following the Yarlungdzangbo River and visiting Yundrungling Monastery in Tradruk.
Transfer to Gongar airport for your flight to onward destination