Day 1: Arrival Upon Lhasa 24th Dec
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization
|Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization||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
Day 2: Lhasa City Tour 25th Dec
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa- Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism- Jokhang Temple, where you will see 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.
In the evening, we’ll prepare a welcome dinner to celebrate Christmas and the coming New Year, you’ll experience local Tibetan style meal and enjoy it with group members, overnight in Lhasa.
|Potala Palace in Lhasa||Christmas|
Day 3: Lhasa City Tour 26th Dec
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, where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating among monks is famous all across Tibet.
|Sera Monastery||Drepung Monastery|
Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel) 27th Dec
Highlights: Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor 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.
|Yamdrok Lake||Pelchor Monastery|
Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7-8 hours on wheel) 8th Dec
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 is fantastic when weather is good.
|Rongbuk Monastery||Sunset in Mount Everest|
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery - EBC-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel) 29th Dec
Highlights: 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. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.
|Everest Base Camp||Everest Base Camp|
Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel) 30th Dec
Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, visit Tashilumpo Monastery 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||Tashilumpo Monastery|
Day 8: Leave Lhasa 31st Dec
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, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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