THE EVEREST - 'CHHOMOLUNGMA' MOTHER GODDESS OF THE EARTH

Duration : 12 Days 11 Nights
Months : March-May/ September-February

Mt. Everest, the name itself speaks volumes. It is the highest peak on earth and stands snow less at the peak even during winter because of its steep slope. Just to have a glimpse is a dream indeed, to stand at its base camp and face the blatant beauty from a closer proximity is an experience of a lifetime.

A journey to Everest is the dream of many a mountaineer trip takes the traveler to the classic, early approaches to north side. After a spectacular flight close past the summit and other giant snow-covered Himalayan peaks we began to Lhasa, the spiritual and cultural center of Tibet. We go to monasteries of Sera and Drepung and visit ancient palace sites the (Potala, Jokhang, and Norbulingka). After a visit to Samye first monastery, we drive over to Gyantse and Shigatse, exploring its monuments, before Shekar for our approach to Mt. Everest. We then drive up over the Pangla pass for panoramic views of Everest and her sister peaks before descending to the Rongbuk valley and its monastery which is reputed to be the highest in the world. The setting of the monastery with its full view is simply magnificent. As we walk up to the base camps, the majestic bulk of Mt. Everest with all its grand features and historical mountaineering memories fills up the head of the valley. We retrace our route to the Tingri plains and after a final look at Everest, continue our journey over the high passes back to Kathmandu.

 

I T I N E R A R I E S


 ITINERARY

 

 

DAY 01 : Fly to Gonggar airport & drive to Lhasa

 

DAY 2/3 : Tour of Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple, Bakhor market, & Drepung Monastery Over night halt in a Tsedang hotel

 

DAY 04 : Drive to Tsedang visiting Samye enroute Over night halt in a Tsedang hotel

 

DAY 05 : Drive to Gyantse, visit Kumbum Stupa & Monastery Over night halt in a Gyantse hotel 

 

DAY 06 : Drive to Shegar Over night halt in a Qomolangma hotel

 

DAY 07 : Tour of Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple, Bokhor market, Potala Palace & Repung Monastery

 

DAY 08 : Drive to Rongbuk Monastery Over night halt in a Rongbuk Monastery guest house

 

DAY 09 : Excursion to Everest base camp Over night halt in a Rongbuk Monastery guest house

 

DAY 10 : Drive to Tingri. Over night halt in a Tingri hotel

 

DAY 11 : Drive to Zhangmu. Over night halt in a Zhangmu hotel

 

DAY 12 : Drive to Kathmandu

 

 

 
 

 

 

TOP

 

[ site map ]

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

MARCOPOLO WORLD TRAVELS, Tibet Road, Gangtok -737101, Sikkim, India.
Phone : 91-3592-204116/ 229407/ 221723 ; Fax : 91 - 3592 - 205078 ; Email : sikkiminfo@yahoo.com