DAY 1 Kathmandu Lhasa
On arrival at Lhasaa Gonggar airport at around 13.30 local time, meet our Tibetan guide who will drive you to Lhasa (93 km). Overnight hotel.
DAYS 2 4 Lhasa
Visit the Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka and, of course, the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor Market.
DAY 5 Lhasa Gyantse
Begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4,794m) and the Karo la pass (5,010m), both with spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. You'll definitely want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3,900m.
DAY 6 Gyantse Shigatse
A busy day. In the morning visit the Gyantse Stupa and monastery, followed by a two-hour drive to Shigatse. Here you will see the giant Buddha image in the famous Tashilumpo Monastery the seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3,800m.
DAY 7 Shigatse Lhatse
The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For Lunch, we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude 4350 m. / 4000m.
DAY 8 Lhatse Rombuk
The trip begins with the Tsho La (4,500m) and ends with a truly stunning view of Mt Everest from Rombuk monastery (5,050m). Spend the evening relaxing or take a stroll around the monastery.
DAY 9 Rombuk Lao Tingri
Get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the famous base-camp (5,200m). In the early afternoon, head to Lao Tingri (4,200m). This is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view. Overnight hotel.
DAY 10 Lao Tingri Zhang Mu Kathmandu
Make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross over the Lalung La pass (5,050m). In the evening relax in Kathmandu.