This is the essential central Tibet, and the perfect way to see it. We start with 3 nights in Lhasa itself, visiting the Potala, the Jokhang, the Barkor market, the Norbulinkha and all the great Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the area. Then we set off on a 5 day journey taking in the very best of this great Buddhist homeland. Day one takes us to the vast scintillating Yamdrok Lake on the way to Gyantse; visit ...See more
This is the essential central Tibet, and the perfect way to see it. We start with 3 nights in Lhasa itself, visiting the Potala, the Jokhang, the Barkor market, the Norbulinkha and all the great Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the area. Then we set off on a 5 day journey taking in the very best of this great Buddhist homeland. Day one takes us to the vast scintillating Yamdrok Lake on the way to Gyantse; visit famous Pelkhor and Kumbum stupa. Shigatse is the next stop where we visit the great Tashilunpo monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama. After Shigatse, we drive towards Sakya, an ancient monastery and head towards Everest base camp North face. The next two days cover the high plateau approaching the great spine of the Himalaya, Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. The two 5000m road passes are quite unbelievable viewpoints. The contrast as we descend into the green foothills of Nepal is another eye-opener. This is a week so well spent, taking in the all the cultural essentials yet still giving an insight into the remote and wonderful location that shaped its very existence.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Days 02-03: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa drive to Gyantse. Overnight at Gyantse.
Day 05: Gyantse drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Day 06: Shigatse drive to Shegar. Overnight at Shegar.
Day 07: Shegar drive to Sakya. Overnight at Sakya.
Day 08: Rongbuk (Everest Base Camp), Overnight at Rongbuk.
Day 09: Rongbuk drive to Zhangmu. Overnight at Zhangmu.
Day 10: Zhangmu drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 11: Eco Trip Nepal representative will drop to international airport for onward journey.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Eco Trip Nepal representative will transfer to hotel, Cultural highlights Tibet tour briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
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What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org