Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station, 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，Barkhor Street
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa - Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. 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 UNESCO. 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
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Pelchor Monastery, Karo Glacier, Gyantse Pelkor
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: Gyantse -Shigatse –Old Tingri
Highlights: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Shigatse, our guide will go to tourism bureau in Shigatse to apply for PSB permit for Mt. Everest, which will take about 1.5 hour. In Shigatse we can 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.
After obtaining the permit, we will drive to Old Tingri via Lhatse and Shegar.
|Tashi Lhunpo Monastery||Tashi Lhunpo Monastery|
Day 6: Old Tingri - Lungchang (12km trekking)
Highlights: the Ra-chu Valley
Schedule today: In the morning we trek from Old Tingri to the Tingri plain. On the road, we will we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and packs of sheep and goats while pass part of the Ra-chu Valley. If you like you can also pay a visit to a small Monastery in Choelun.
Day 7: Lungchang - Nam-la (21km trekking)
Highlights: Nam-La Valley
Schedule today: In the morning we will go on with more challenging trekking tour as we go up into the mountains. Much uphill walking will be in front of usand we will climb towards the top of Nam- La. It is nice to have a glance of Nam-La Valley when Trekking towards Nam-La Pass.
Day 8: Nam-la –Zommug (22km trekking)
Highlights: the sunset of barren village
Schedule today: In the morning we will trek toward Zommug and enjoy the view of the yak herders and their families. If the weather is good you will have a great view of the sunset in Zommug village.
Day 9: Zommug-Rongbuk-EBC (15 km trekking)
Highlights: Rongbuk monastery, Green Bus to EBC, Everest Base Camp
Schedule today: In the morning head to the highest monastery in the world - Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunrise view (video) is fantastic when weather is good. Then go to Everest Base camp. If the weather is good, 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.
|Trekking the Everest Base Camp||Rongbuk Monastery|
Day 10: Everest Base Camp- Shigatse
Highlights: Rongbuk Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, you can 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. Before leaving EBC, you will visit the highest monastery in the world - Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunrise view (video) is fantastic when weather is good. And then we will drive back to Shigatse .
|Mt. Everest Sunrise||Everest Base Camp|
Day 11: Shigatse-Lhasa
Highlights: the Bhamaputra River
Schedule today: In the morning, we will head to Lhasa through the friendship Highway. It is about 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).Enjoy the view on the road.
|Brahmaputra River||Brahmaputra River|
Day 12: Depart from Lhasa
Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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