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Journey through the Himalayas: Lhasa to Kathmandu along the Friendship Highway
17 days from £5,260pp
Explore Lhasa's Potala Palace.
Visit the working Sakya Monastery.
Journey from the Tibetan plateau into Kathmandu.
Take in views of Mount Everest's north face.
- Everest Base Camp
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu
Today you can enjoy a tour with your driver and guide, taking in Kathmandu's sights and attractions. You'll also visit the impressive Swayambhunath Stupa situated on a hill in the west of the city. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys that live on the hill.
Day 4 Kathmandu
You have the full day at leisure today. We suggest exploring the city on foot, walking between Dunbar Square and Thamel. Alternatively, relax in the Garden of Dreams - a neo-classical garden just outside Thamel.
Day 5 Tsetang
Your private driver takes you to the airport this morning ready for your flight from Kathmandu to Gongkar Airport in Tibet. On arrival, you're met by your Tibetan guide for the drive to Tsetang. The afternoon should be taken at a leisurely pace as you adjust to the high altitude.
Day 6 Tsetang
Day 7 Lhasa
This morning you're driven in a private vehicle to the capital, Lhasa. On arrival you check into your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to wander through the Tibetan bazaar and streets of the old city.
Day 8 Lhasa
Visit the superb Potala Palace this morning, which is the seat of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon, explore Sera Monastery, where you may be able to watch the monks debating. Later you visit Lhasa's only nunnery, near Barkhor Square.
Day 9 Lhasa
Day 10 Gyantse
Day 11 Gyantse
Day 12 Shigatse
You're driven in a private vehicle to Shigatse this morning, via Shalu Monastery. In the afternoon you also visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the former seat of the Panchen Lama. Afterwards you have some time at leisure to wander around and visit the local markets.
Day 13 Xegar
Day 14 Everest Base Camp
Day 15 Gyirong
Day 16 Kathmandu
Day 17 International return flight
Kathmandu , International return flight
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