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KHAM PROVINCE AND LHASA TOUR BACK VIA ZANGMU (NEW ROUTE)
Kham is a land apart from the rest of Tibet. Its climate, geography, flora & fauna and isolation all lend it a unique, almost magical atmosphere. Traditional life seems less disturbed here than in central Tibet. The stone village and vertical prayer flags resemble those in Bhutan and the unusually shaped chortens (stupa) seems more at home in Mustang. The scenery often resembles more the Swiss Alps or Rocky Mountains than the high Tibetan plateau.
History  
The area around Chamdo was one of the first settled in Tibet, as attested to by the 5000-years-old Neolithic remains at nearby Karo. Fossilized millet hints at a 5000-years tradition of agriculture in the region.
Kham was the home of many holy men including the founders of the Drigungpa and Karmapa School. In 1070 many Buddhist fled persecution in central Tibet to Kham, where they set up influential monasteries, later returning to central Tibet to appear head the so-called second diffusion of Buddhism in Nepal. It is opened for tourist just one year before since 2004).

Day to Day Itinerary
Day - 01 Arrive in kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day - 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day - 03 Lhasa to Bagsum –Tso (3540 m)
Day - 04 Bagsum – Tso to Bayi (2990 m)
Day - 05 Bayi to Pomi (3000 m)
Day - 06 Pomi to pasho (m)
Day - 07 Pashu to Markham
Day - 08 Markham to Litang (4680m)
Day - 09 Litang to Ganzi (3400m)
Day - 10 Ganzi to Manigango
Day - 11 Explore Around Manigango
Day - 12 Manigango to Derge (4000m)
Day - 13 Derge to Chamdo (3600m)
Day - 14 Chamdo to Tengchen (4200m)
Day - 15 Tingchen to Sok DZONG
Day - 16 Sok D Zong to Nagchu (4500m)
Day - 17 Nagchu to Namtso Lake (4718m)
Day - 18 Namtso Lake to Phondo and Via Reting Monastery (4100m)
Day - 19 Rateng to Lhasa
Day - 20 Sightseeing around Lhasa
Day - 21 Sightseeing around Lhasa
Day - 22 DEPART LHASA
Early morning breakfast at hotel & transfer to Gongar Airport to connect flight to KATHMANDU/CHENGDU/XINING.
(Those going via overland to Nepal border will continue with the trip as follows:)
Day - 23 LHASA-GYANGTSE (3990 M), 350 KMSDrive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m & Karo la (5045 m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day - 24 GYANGTSE-SHALU-SHIGATSE (3860 M), 90 KMS
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery.Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy & Shigatse Market.
Day - 25 SHIGATSE-SAKYA-SHEGAR/DINGRI (4350 M)
Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) & Gyatso la pass (5220 M). En route visit Sakya Monastery.
Day - 26 SHEGAR-RONGBUK(5050 M)
Drive via Pangla pass (5200 M) to Rongbuk Monastery, world's highest monastery situated at 5200 M. O/N Rongbuk Guest House.
Day - 27 EVEREST BASE CAMP
We have the option to hike or drive to Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk Guest House.
Day - 28 NYALAM
After watching sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Nylam. Nylam Guest House.
Day - 29 NYALAM-ZHANGMU-KATHMANDU
Drive to Zhangmu & on to Kathmandu. En route visit Milarepa Cave. We descend from the high arid Tibetan plateau into the lush greenery of Nepal.
 

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