Today morning drive to Pokhara. On arrival check in at hotel Temple Tree Resort for 03 nights.
The afternoon is free to relax and stroll the local market by the lake.
Pokhara: The clarity of water and the sight of Himalaya hilltops makes Pokhara every mountain lover’s paradise. Considering the multiple choices of accommodation, food and roaming around, it is best place to reenergise yourself after a three day excursion to Himalayas. The much needed rest after a tricky hill ride on a bus demands the rest alongside famous Lake of Pokhara. The lakeside is filed with the paddle boats and seems inviting you for a joyride through the refreshing lake waters. The majestic Himalayas offer a clear snapshot of their glory while sitting alongside the Pokhara lake or sipping hot beverages on your bed inside the hotel room. The laid back lifestyle of Pokhara provides the rejuvenation to tired travellers and gives a new perspective to explore the remaining Nepal with full zeal. World famous Gurkha Museum deserves a short visit and provides significant details about their stories of bravery.
Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel
Today sightseeing of Pokhara. The unique flavour of the mountain life could be felt while enjoying a stay alongside the famous lake Fewa. Surrounded by the paddle boats alongside the lake, this place seems inviting you for joy ride in the cool morning breeze. The perfect Himalayan backdrop adds the much needed thrill to your nature loving excursion.
Early in the morning, get a unique experience of Sarankot Hill. Embrace magnificent views of the Mt. Fish and all other noted mountain hilltops (depending on the current weather scenario). After the hilly excursion, afternoon will be the time to witness the interesting pursuits at Pokhara’s Davi’s fall. The Tibetan camp lets you get deeper into the lives and legacy of the local Tibetan people.
Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel
Enjoy a free day.
Today take an early flight to Kathmandu and afternoon sightseeing of Kathmandu visiting UNESCO Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breathtaking Newari architecture, centuries old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites along with dedicated tourist-friendly accommodation and restaurants. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Kathmandu Durbar square: Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world’s oldest cities. The old pard of the city, with narrow medieval streets and lovely little shrines, centers around the Durbar Square. It is also known as Kantipur. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap-the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with it’s array of temple overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Swaymbhunath: Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath also called Boudha, Bouddhanath or Baudhanath or the Khāsa Caitya) is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is known as Khāsti in Nepal Bhasa, Jyarung Khasyor in Tamang language or as Bauddha by speakers of Nepali. Located about 11 km (6.8 mi) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
This classic itinerary is for a week holiday to EBC. Enjoy two days to explore the life of Lhasa and get acclimatized to high altitude before they travel to Everest Base Camp. On the way from Lhasa to EBC, tourists will go past many of amazing attractions which will make your eyes busy, such as Yamdrotso Lake, Glaciers, Heritage Town Gyantse and Shigatse, magnificent Himalaya Ranges etc.
On arrival at Gongkar airport drive to Lhasa (3600 meters) 65 kms.
You will be met at Gongkar airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3660 meters). It takes around 1 hour to reach the old city.
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Also known as the “winter palace”. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. is a 13th storied complex monument rising to a height of above 117m which houses 10,000 shrines and over 200,000 images and about 1000 rooms.As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Barkhor Market (Bazaar): The most popular Barkhor Market (Bazaar) is a square where Tibetan handicraft items, Buddhist artifacts, carpets, paintings etc. are all in sale for your delight.
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass.
Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will 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, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together.
*Visit the Everest Base Camp and take the closest picture of Mt. Everest.
*Back to Shigatse
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.
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