Monasteries to Nepal
The preceding options have been condensed into a minimal time to allow those with constraints to see as many sites as possible. This tour combines all the areas covered in both of the preceding trips and is a more complete introduction to the history and culture of Central Tibet.
We will transfer directly to Tsedang from Lhasa airport so as to see the early sites of the Yarlung dynasty and the first Monastery of Tibet, Samye. Then we move on to Lhasa for three full days of sightseeing that will allow us the flexibility to make the visit up to Ganden or even to other smaller retreat sites or monasteries in the area.
On the 7th day we will commence the drive towards Nepal via the old road to Gyantse. The journey will cross five passes over 15,000 feet (4,500m), run alongside the sacred Yamdrak-tso, and give us time to visit the important monasteries of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya. Our final day in Tibet will run along the northern fringe of the high Himalaya with views of Everest before we plunge into the valley leading to Nepal. Please see the more detailed description of all these sites in the itineraries above (Major Monasteries).
The last night at Zhangmu will allow an early and easy transfer across the border and on to Kathmandu the next day.