Day 01: Fly
Kathmandu to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa. Afternoon rest
for acclimatization in hotel. O/n in hotel.
Day 02-03: SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA
Full day sightseeing tour of Lhasa with POTALA PALACE, JOKHANG
TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZZAR, DREPUNG & SERA MONASTERY. O/n in hotel.
Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Draksumtso
(260 km) via small town of Kongpo Gyamda north of Bayi and northeast
of Lhasa. This is an area of stunning natural beauty of forests
and clear running streams abound, and there are incredible lakes,
epitomized by the Island Lake of Draksum tso. O/n hotel.
Day 05: Drive Draktsum Tso to
northeast of Kongpo Bayi (127 km). Kongpo is the name given to
the Nyangchu river and the area of Brahmaputra into which flows,
extending from the high Mamzhong La pass (5,000 m) west of Gyamda
to Menling in the south west of and the massive snow peaks of
Namchak Barva and Gyala Pelri in the southeast. O/n in guesthouse.
Day 06: Drive Bayi to Pome (230
km) crossing over the Serkhyen La pass (4,700m) into the flowering
Rongchu valley. There are spectacular views of mount Namcha Bawa
(7,756 m) and MT Gyala pelri (7,150m) to the east and northeast
Day 11: Drive Pome to Basho
(200 km), the highway from POME to BASHO continues to follow the
PARLUNG Tsangpo up stream through alpine forests landscape for
Day 07: Drive Basho to Dzogong
(190 km), it is the valley of salween south of Basho and those
of its tributaries, the Le-chu and the Yuchu (south of Pomda ).
Day 08: Drive Dzogong to Markham
(160 km), this truly memorable journey combines the route from
Lhasa to Dechen in Tibet border of Yunnan with the plunging glacier
of the sacred mountain Karwa Karpo (6,740m) in to the rich flowering
landscape of Dechen County and Yunnan.
Day 09: Departure to Dechen.