|8 Days||2-12 Pax||Click view Departure|
|Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa|
|Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tashilumpo Monastery|
Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station in the afternoon, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet
|Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service||Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service|
Day 2: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa- Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism- Johkang Temple (video), where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.
|Potala Palace||Johkang Temple|
Day 3: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery- Sera Monastery (video), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating (video) among monks is famous all across Tibet.
|Drepung Monastery||Sera Monastery|
Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake (video), according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse (video) , you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery (video). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.
|Yamdrok Lake||Pelchor Monastery|
Day 5: Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7-8 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Views along the way to Mt. Everest
Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast, our guide will go to tourism bureau in Shigatse to apply for PSB permit for Mt. Everest, which will take about 1.5 hour. After obtaining the permit, we will drive directly towards Mt. Everest. On the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world-Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view (video) is fantastic when weather is good.
|Rongbuk Monastery||Mt. Everest Sunset|
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-EBC-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Green Bus to EBC, Everest Base Camp
Schedule today: Wake up early in the morning to view the very fantastic sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you will have opportunity to hike at the EBC to discover the charm of the highest place you may reach through your life, if you think hiking is too tough, you can just take the green bus to the EBC. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.
|Mt. Everest Sunrise||Mt. Everest Base Camp|
Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, visit Tashilumpo Monastery (video) which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Afterwards, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra River; the free time is on your own.
|Tashilumpo Monastery||Brahmaputra River|
Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.
|April - June.25||June.26 - August||September - Oct.15||Oct.16 - March|
|USD 760 p/p||USD 880 p/p||USD 835 p/p||USD 730 p/p|
|Group Pick-up Time at airport||09:30 - 10:30||12:30 - 13:30||15:30 - 16:30|
|Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel||06:30 from hotel||08:30 from hotel||12:30 from hotel|
|A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
|Lhasa (Day1,2,3,7)||Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel||3*|
|Shigatse (Day4 & 6)||Zangba Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel||3*|
|EBC||Guesthouse or Yak hair tent||Basic|
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