Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 12 Nights/13 Days
Max. Altitude: 5200M
Destination: Tibet Nepal
Region: Tibet
Activity: Special Travel Packages
Theme: Spiritual Tours

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Tibet-Everest Base Camp-Medieval Nepal

This journey is a 13 days but absolutely rich of precious sacred sites both in Nepal as well in Tibet. The first days will be dedicated to the fascinating and spiritual Valley of Kathmandu, immersed in between Palaces of Newari architecture, temples, medieval cities and stupas: a rich visit of the most important places of this sacred Valley. Then we’ll immediately fly to Lhasa to continue to the Kingdom of Yarlung. And from here starts our Tibetan adventure in search of major historical sites full of secular wisdom scattered in the Classical Tibet: Samye, the Potala, the Jokhang, the monastic universities and the Palace of Norbulinka, Gyantse, Shigatse and the Panchen Lama’s Monastery, Sakya Monastery till we arrive,  after passing the highest pass of the entire route, Gyatso La at 5250 meters, to Shergar. The day later: the Everest Camp Base! After a spectacular view of the north face of the highest mountain in the world, we’ll be ready to go back to Kathmandu overland.

 

In all this, your knowledge of Buddhist philosophy will be increased by simple daily late afternoon Teachings on different topics in order to permit you to have a precious insight of Buddhism and some meditation wisdom pills. Tibet – Everest Camp Base – Medieval Nepal: a real holiday of culture and spirituality !!

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Arrival in the Nepalese capital, meeting with our organization and transfer to the hotel. Time available for relax. Buddhist Teachings: Introduction to Buddhism

  • Hotel Vajra
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Days dedicated to visiting the city and the Kathmandu Valley. The city with Durbar Square full of pagodas, temples and medieval palaces; the temple of Pashupatinath, the wonderful stupa of Bodhnath and the panoramic hill with the temple of Swayambunath, the main Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage centers of all Nepal. The two medieval cities of Patan and Bhakthapur located a few kilometers from the capital, places full of charm and history where you can perceive the life of Nepal still far from the rhythms of modernity. Buddhist Teachings: Become your own therapist Buddhist Teachings: The Bodhisattva’s Path

  • Hotel Vajra
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Transfer to the airport and departure with the flight to Lhasa. Arrival and continuation to Tzetang (2 hours), in the ancient Kingdom of Yarlung. Hotel accommodation and afternoon available for acclimatization to the altitude of 3200 meters. Visit to the Yumbulagang Palace. Buddhist Teachings: Heart Sutra

  • Hotel Tsetang
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3200 meter

Excursion to Samye Monastery located north of the YarlongTsangpo River. Crossing of the river on traditional open boats (about 2 hours) and reach the monastery built in the second half of the 8th century by the master Guru Rimpoche. Samye has a Mandalic form which represents the Buddhist universe; the main temple is built on 4 levels and reveals frescoes and statues of rare beauty At the end of the visit, continuation to Lhasa (190 km - about 4 hours) located at 3600 meters above sea level. Buddhist Teachings: Kundalini and Reincarnations

  • House of Shambhalaor Tashitakge Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

Days dedicated to visits to the most important monuments and temples of Lhasa and surroundings. Lhasa is the country's greatest religious center, the capital of Tibet since 1642 of which the undisputed symbol is the Potala, residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Chinese invasion of 1959. The Potala, a structure with imposing dimensions, it is at the same time a monastery, palace, temple and fortress with very high red walls, spiers, roofs covered with gold foil and a thousand rooms adorned with rich decorations. Visit of the old Lhasa with the Jokhang temple considered the "spiritual heart of the city" and the most sacred in Tibet and excursions to the universities of Sera and Drepung (ancient seat of the "Yellow Sect") and to the Palace of Norbulingka, former summer residence of the Dalai Lama. Buddhist Teachings: Our unbelievable precious life: Meditation on Death Buddhist Teachings: Heart Sutra

  • House of Shambhalaor Tashitakge Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

Beginning of the crossing of the Himalayan chain from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Nepal. Departure by off-road vehicles for the city of Gyantze (250 km - about 5 hours) along the panoramic road located on the slope of the Kampa La pass (4800 m-asl), from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the waters of Lake Yamdrok. Continue along the lake to go up the Karo La pass (5010 m asl) enclosed between two glaciers. Arrival in Gyantze (3900 m-asl) once a control center for caravans bound for Bhutan and Sikkim. Buddhist Teachings: Become Your Own Therapist

  • Gyantse Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3900 meter

Morning dedicated to the visit of the hermitages and the ruins of the fortified castle, of which you can still see the ancient structure overlooking the town. The fortress is connected to the monastic center of PalkhorChoid by a bastion reminiscent of the Great Wall of China. Attached to the monastery is the Kum Bum, the largest "chorten" existing in Tibet built according to a design depicting a mandala which has 73 rooms frescoed by 27,000 figures of Buddhist iconography. In the afternoon continuation to Shigatse (90 km - about 2 hours), the second city of Tibet and feud of the Panchen Lama, responsible for the Tashilumpo monastery. Visit to the monasteries of the city and the market. Buddhist Teachings: Serving Others as Highest Happiness

  • Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3940 meter

Transfer to Shegar (241 km - about 6 hours) and along the route detour of about 20 kilometers to reach Sakya. Visit of the Bon Po monastery, characterized by its walls painted in red, white and black stripes. After passing the highest pass of the entire route, Gyatso La at 5250 meters above sea level, we reach the village of Shegar. Accommodation in a modest guesthouse Buddhist Teachings: Compassion and Universal Education

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 4350 meter

Excursion to Rongbuk (5150 m-slm), home of the highest Tibetan monastery, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the north face of the highest mountain in the world: Everest (8848 m). Walk around the "roof of the world" before descending to Tingri (4300 m asl). Buddhist Teachings: Subdue Your Mind

  • Tingri Qomolangma Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 4300 meter

Long transfer stage to the Nepalese border of Zangmo (220 km - about 7 hours), crossing the Lalung La Pass (5050 m asl), where, weather permitting, you can observe the spectacular peaks of the 8000 Himalayans. Long descent towards Zangmo, handling of customs formalities and continuation to Kathmandu (about 3 hours) entering the lush Nepalese forest. Hotel accommodation. Buddhist Teachings: Tantra

  • Hotel Vajra
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Departure from Kathmandu, transfer to airport before 3 hours of your flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

Airport/hotel/airport transfer by air conditioned vehicle in Nepal 4 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vajra in Kathmandu with full board basis on twin sharing Guided tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local guide, air conditioned vehicle and all entrance fees Kathmandu-Lhasa flight ticket with airport taxes Kerung-Kathmandu transfer by jeep or bus Accommodation in Tibet as mentioned in the program with full board on twin sharing All necessary Tibet entry and road permits Tour Leader/Buddhist Teacher English speaking 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide Transportation in Tibet by good conditioned Minivan or Van & Bus No of Pax All entry fees to the sites and monasteries Yamdrok Lake conservation fee Karola glacier conservation fee Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle Everest Environmental Protection Vehicle fee Oxygen in case needed

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like drinking water, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Personal travel insurance All international flights Tibet Visa Fee Euro 105 per person Tips for guide, driver etc. Emergency evacuation All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Cost Include' section) Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses

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