Duration: 8 Days
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Immerse yourself in an obscurely 8 days tour to Lhasa, a city of natural wonders and Everest Base Camp, the world's highest glittering mountain. Deep in the picturesque Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa is a jewel of a terminus. Admire the bewildering sights of the Mountains Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Everest, Xixapangma and concede the magnificent culture and history of Tibetans during your exploration to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palace is the biggest manmade garden in Tibet which is known as the summer palace of Dalai lama. Drepung Monastery, the "great three"Gelug University Gompas of Lhasa along with sera monastery and Garden monastery built by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden. Jokhang temple, the most sacred temple in Nepal considered as the ethereal heart of the city located on Barkhar street are a major attraction and scrutinize the world’s highest brewery as well.
Everest Base camp, the world's highest Mt. Everest (8848m) a thrilling adventure owing to an awe-inspiring panorama of stunning mountains, Glittering lakes, marvellous icefall and eccentric Sherpa's culture and lifestyle will undoubtedly set your journey to be exceptional. Mostly Everest Base camp is the dream destination of many travellers who come across the world to set foot on the most stunning place ever. Standing right behind the world's summit and adjacent by the other Himalayas is the resplendent experience you will get once in a lifetime!!!! The unparalleled beauty and holiness, splendid Buddhist monasteries to fabulous lakes, glorious temples, mountain vistas, rich Tibetan culture, beautiful landscapes, the scenic drive are what Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour is made of.
This tour of Lhasa is the ultimate tour for travellers. Not only the cultural as well historical allurement of Lhasa Gyantse and Shigatse but includes stupefying Everest Base Camp, too. The trip terminates at the remarkable foot of Mount Everest. No matter which places of Lhasa you visit, there is always a place that can startle you and betide the depot of your soul.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
After you arrived in Lhasa, you will be welcomed by our Tibetan Guide. Then, you will be dropped off at your hotel at the time to enjoy the scenery along the drive. Check into the hotel and take some rest and get ready for tomorrow's trip!! Overnight at the hotel.
The stirring journey begins to Sera monastery one of Tibet's largest monasteries was founded in 1419 by Jamgyang Choge, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. Look at the Buddha statues and amazing murals as well the spectacular views over the monastery filled with roses. Get to know more about the sera monasteries from the monks. Then, you will be moved towards Norbulingka Palace, the biggest manmade garden in Tibet which is known as the summer palace of Dalai lama. The typical park is worth appreciating the stunning scenery on the highland and admiring the palace buildings over 200 years old. Later on, the last destination of the day is Jokhang temple surrounded by Baekhar street, the most famous and holiest temple in Tibet. It is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetans Pilgrims. Explore all around the streets and temple then head to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Start your day with a visit to Potala Palace, renowned as the world's heritage site built over a palace erected by Songsten Gampo over the red hill, dzong fortress in the city of Lhasa. Witness a glorious building containing private quarters of Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand staterooms and many important sanctuaries. Thangka is one of the most Tibetan-style paintings you'll ever see during a visit. After getting more info about the palace head into another monastery, Drepung Monastery, the "great three"Gelug University Gompas of Lhasa along with sera monastery and Garden monastery built by Jamgyang Choge Tashi Palden. known as the largest monastery, deprung in the 20th century with 10,000monks. keep your eyes on the numerous treasures like statues, murals, Buddhist classics. Your tour takes an end and you will drop off at the hotel.
In the morning, get in a car and start your journey from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, visit Gampala pass (4790 m) and take a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m) You will witness a lake surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance, you can have splendid vistas of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa . Later, enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang a prayer flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, you will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third-largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second-largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, the last visit will be at traditional Barley Mill and observe the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Overnight at the hotel.
The destination you will be reaching today is Shegar, the small town where you will be granted eminent glimpses of Mountains all the way. As you reach Gyatso La Pass, enjoy the scenery and take some pictures to make lifetime memories. Then head for the ultimate destination Shegar, an elevation of 4300 meters. In Shegar, you can hike up to the Shelkar Monastery and up along the ruins of the old fortress. At the top, there is a nice view of the mountains surrounding you, including a view of admiring Everest. The distance from Shigatse to Shegar is 250 kilometres (156 miles). Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast you will leave shegar and drive south crossing over pangla la pass 5200m overlooking the majestic Himalaya, eventually arrive at Rongbuck. Explore Rongbuck monastery with the eye-catching view of Everest. Then, enjoy this opportunity to continue further to Everest base camp (5150m) and explore the barren and dry land but it truly is a tremendous place with spectacular views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289ft) and, of course, the mighty Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) also known as Mt. Chomolungma in the Tibetan side. The trail is comparatively challenging with the steep and icy trails with rocky dunes and moraine. On reaching the Everest base camp the glimpse of Khumbu icefall and the sight of soaring Everest make you awe-inspiring for a while for sure. After capturing enough photographs and making thousands of memories head back to Shegar for a night's stay.
Drive to Kerung by over-crossing the high pass of Lulang La (5,050m) from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). After then, check in to the hotel.
The day when you will return back to Kathmandu with a scenic drive throughout the green lush countryside. Enjoy your last drive in Nepal and leave behind kerung. Upon reaching you will be dropped off at the hotel.
All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
Airfare from Kathmandu to Lhasa in economic class.
Three star category hotels with breakfast in Lhasa and Shigatse as per itinerary.
Best available Guest House with breakfast at Xegar, Rongbuk and Kerung.
Tibet Travel permits and Chinese group visa.
Highly experienced English speaking guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance etc.
Local bus transport from Rumbuk - EBC – Rumbuk
All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as per itinerary
All applicable taxes and service charges
Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu
Lunches and dinners during the tours
International airfare other than Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Nepal entry and re-entry visa
Personal shopping, laundry, WiFi internet, unless hotels provide free.
Tips for guide and driver