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From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

1. From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

• Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and arrive at the Gonngar Airport. Transfer one hour to Lhasa and enjoy a full night's rest for acclimatization at a hotel. • Day 2-3: Two days of sightseeing in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery with a guide. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and the high passes, Kora LA (5,010m) and Kamba La (4,794m). After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Gyantse with visits to Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery. In the evening, take a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Xigatse through the typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 5: Shigatse - Xegar (4,200m) Wake up and head off to visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula, a pass of 5,200m. Settle in for an overnight at a hotel. • Day 6: Xegar to Ronbuk (4,980m), 90 kilometers  Embark on a scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, and enjoy an overnight at a guest house.   • Day 7: Ronbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kerong Hike up to Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding area. Travel back to Ronbuk and then drive to Kerong for overnight at a hotel. • Day 8: Kerong to Kathmandu Head toward the Rasuwagadi border and, after necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu on the magical Friendship Highway to conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.

Xining Private Day Trip

2. Xining Private Day Trip

At 9.00 am, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. Then you will be driven to Kumbum Monastery that is 25 km from Xining. Kumbum is one of the six biggest Tibetan Monasteries. The founder of Yellow Hat Sect, Tsongkhapa was born here and grew up here before he went to Lhasa. You will view the Stupas, Teaching Hall. The amazing butter sculpture exhibition will impress you in the monastery. Afterwards you will be transferred to a local restaurant to have your lunch. Continue to Dongguan Mosque in Xining, that is the biggest mosque in Xining with traditional Chinese architecture, that differs from Arabic style. You guide will take you to visit a local market near the mosque, where you can see all kind of veggies, fruits, meat being sold here. Afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel where the trip concludes.

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