Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and preparation for the expedition, checking climbing equipment and briefing at hotel. Evening Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
Early breakfast at the hotel. Today we arrive at Tibet. Lunch at the border, on the Nepali side. We continue our drive to Nyalam. Overnight at a hotel, our first overnight in China. (2,300 m / 127 km)
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa (3650 m) 280 km.
After breakfast we are going to visit the Potala and Norbulinka Palace, Deprung and Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaa.
Today we drive to Yamdrock Tso Lake (3950 m) and visit Kampu Monastery (4870 m).
From Kampu Monastery (4870 m) we head towards Base Camp (5320 m).
Kampu Monastery trek to Ninchin Kangsa base camp (5320 m).
Advanced Base Camp (5300m) trek to Base Camp (4700 m). From base camp we drive to Gyantse (4070 m).
We drive to Tingri (4350m). It has an area of 3859 km2 and about 60.000 inhabitants (2003). Its administrative headquarters, the parish of Gyantse, is the third largest city of Tibet. It lies 4070 m above sea level at the “Friendship Highway”. In the center of Gyantse there was originally a mountain fortress. In the 14th Century it was rebuilt and expanded. The most famous monastery in Tibet is Kumbum, the largest stupa in Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.
We drive to Kodari and cross the border. Drive to Kathmandu (1350m).
Recommend tour in Kathmandu. After breakfast, visit to Swayambunath(Monkey Temple) enjoying the beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley. The stupa is the largest sanctuary of the Newari and Buddhists, perched on a panoramic hill over the Kathmandu valley. In the evening, we go for a farewell dinner with the expedition crew.
We will stay in hotel while in the cities, and we will camp during the rest of the expedition.
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