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.
- Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp Region
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Day 1 Kathmandu
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 Tsetang
Day 6 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 7 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 8 Lhasa
Day 9 Gyantse
Day 10 Gyantse
Day 11 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 12 Xegar
Day 13 Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp Region
Today, enjoy the passing scenery on the drive towards the Himalaya, eventually arriving at isolated Rongbuk Monastery, which sits in the shadow of Everest. You'll spend the night here at an altitude of 5,000 m (16,400 ft).
Day 14 Gyirong
Day 15 Kathmandu
Day 16 Return home
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