Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3650 m.): 7 hours
You will departure from Kathmandu in the early morning to Nepal – Tibet boarder enjoying the great local landscapes driving along the friendship highway. There will be immigration formalities both Nepal and Tibet side then after you will continue drive up the steep switch back road to Nyalam. Stay a night in Nyalam with a very basic gust house (dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 02: Drive from Nyalam to Tingri (4350 m.): 5 hours
Morning breakfast then commence the journey towards Tingri which goes across the Tibetan plateau with stunning Mountain views from Lablung-La pass (5050m). Of course, Tingri is an old town, from where you will be able to watch more views of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu. Overnight in Tingri with a very basic guest house (dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 03: Drive from Tingri to Rongbuk village (4920 m.) – 4 hours
Today you will reach to Mt. Everest Base Camp today, Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world lies. It is situated some 8 kms from Everest Base Camp. You will be able to view the magnificent valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu that can be seen from the guest house. Overnight in Rongbuk with a very basic guest house (Dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 04: Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900 m.) – 8 hours
There will be a morning excursion to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. As usual after the breakfast, we head to Shigatse, which is one of the historical towns of Tibet. On the way, you will enjoy Sakya Monastery, which is one of the largest Monasteries in Tibet for Sakyapa group of Mahayani Buddhism. In Shigatse, you will visit the Tashilungpu Monastery; this is the official Panchen Lama’s residence, built in 1447. Overnight in Shigatse at a comfortable hotel with attached bath rooms.
Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3950 m.): 2 hours
After the visit in the Tashilungpu Monastery of Shigatse, there will be a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sites – Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong. Overnight in Gyantse at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 06: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (3650 m.) via Yamdruk Tso Lake: 7 hours
The main feature of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake (Yamdruk Tso). After crossing the Kamba- La, Karo La and the Yarlung River (Brahmaputra), the journey ends in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 07: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace and Norbulinkha Palace (the summer Palace of Dalai Lama). Overnight at a same hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery and Tibetan medical center. Overnight at a same hotel.
Day 09: The tour ends / Departure from Lhasa to your desired destination.