Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3,660 m/ 12,005 ft),
Our Tibet guide will welcome you at Gonggar Airport. Drive to Lhasa (3,650 m / 11,972 ft) after Immigration formalities which take around 45 minutes. Checked in your hotel and rest day to get acclimatized with the high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa,
You will start your tour after breakfast at hotel. The Tibetan guide will give you information about driving rules in Tibet. This day you will visit around to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. Drive back to Lhasa hotel and overnight.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa,
You will visit Potala Palace with your guide. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Then you will visit Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses
Day 04: In Lhasa,
Breakfast at your hotel and you will be visiting around Barkhor Square. You can get some souvenir in that old city. In addition you can watch pilgrims as they circumambulate the Jokhang.
Day 05: Ride to Gyantse (3,950 m / 12,956 ft), 261 km,
This day you will ride along the Friendship Highway, cross Khamba La Pass (4,794 m / 15,725 ft). On the way savor majestic views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa (7,252 m / 23,787 ft) would please you being there. After having lunch at Naghaste you come across Karo La Pass (5,045 m / 16,548 ft). Riding and passing through beautiful scenarios and landscapes you will reach Gyantse and overnight over there.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Gyantse & ride to Shigatse (3,900 m / 12,792 ft), 90 km,
This day you make it by visiting Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong which is a 14th century historical fort overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Similarly, Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After driving few hours you will reach Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet at 3900 meter. Tashilhunpo Monastery, Tibet’s one of the largest functioning monasteries is famous attraction of Shigatse city.
Day 07: Sightseeing & ride to Shegar (4,050 m / 13,284 ft), 244 km,
Your journey starts after having breakfast at hotel riding through Friendship Highway. The beautiful views of town of Lhatse and Gymasto La Pass (5,220 m / 17,121 ft) motivate you to move forward. In addition plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible on the trip to Shegar. Similarly Makalu to Shishapangma welcomes us at Shegar.
Day 08: Ride to Rongbuk (5,000 m / 16,400 ft) and back to Shegar (4,050 m / 13,284 ft), 68 km,
This day we can explore Everest Base Camp (5,150 m / 16,892 ft) in the morning. The Base Camp is dry and barren but the splendid view would definitely make you feel in paradise. Ride back Shegar and overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Cross the Gyatso-La Pass back to Shigatse,
The 1447 built Tashilunpo monastery is the home of the Panchen Lama. It is - without doubt - one of the most impressive of all Tibetan monasteries and not just for its gold covered roofs and the Buddha gilded with 250 kg / 551 lbs of gold.
Day 10: Ride to Damxhung (7,111 m / 23,324 ft), 80 km,
We ride back to Lhasa on the northern leg of the Friendship Highway and along the Brahmaputra before turning north. A rarely travelled road trough rural Tibet and across the highest pass (5,400 m / 17,716 ft) takes us to Damxhung.
Day 11: Ride back to Lhasa (3,660 m/ 12,005 ft),
Our journey rides up towards Namtso Lake (4,718 m / 15,475 ft), the world's highest and Tibet's second largest salt water lake. Later on we head back to Lhasa.
Day 12: Final departure from Lhasa,
After farewell bid, drive to Lhasa Airport and fly back for onward journey.