Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa
Highlight: Arrival & Pick-up &Acclimation
Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station today, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can take rest or 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, Jokhang Temple，Barkhor Street
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or land mark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter palace since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism- Jokhang temple where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every comer of Tibet. Inside Jokhang temple you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Both sits 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- Gyantse -Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Lake Yamdrok , Pelchor Monastery ,Tashi lhunpo monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, 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, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet - Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery. Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion. Then we will head to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, and we’ll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery there which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
|Lake Yamdrok||Tashi lhunpo monastery|
Day 4: Shigatse- Lhatse-Shegar-Everest Base Camp
Highlights: Gyatso Pass, Rongbuk Monastery
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 is fantastic when weather is good.
|Rongbuk Monastery||Mt. Everest Sunset|
Day 5: Everest Base Camp-Shigatse
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(from tent to Base camp 4/km one way) 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 6: Shigatse- Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)
Highlights: the Brahmaputra River
Schedule today: In the morning, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra River (the Yarlung Tsangpo River), the Longest and largest river in Tibet); the free time is on your own.
|Tashilumpo Monastery||Brahmaputra River|
Day 7: Depart from Lhasa
Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.
Interested in This Tour?
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
Dear Akihiro Minamiguchi,
Good day to you. This is Nancy from Budget Tibet Tour. We can provide this tour as private tour or join in tour. If you travel alone I recommend you to take join in tour, which I will send you the details to your email, please check it. thanks and have a nice day to you.
Email to Nancy about any question or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side
You’re getting closer to your dream Tibet vacation! Fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.