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Shoton Festival plus Mt. Everest

Shoton Festival plus Mt. Everest
9 Days
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Lhasa - Gyatse - Shigatse - EBC - Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jorhkang Temple, Ganden Monastery, Great Buddha Exhibition, Yamdrok Lake, Rongbuk Monastery, Mt. Everest, Tashilumo Monastery

Trip Day By Day

Day 1-2 Lhasa city tour
Day 3 Great Buddha Exhibition
Day 4 Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Norbulingka Park
Day 5 Lhasa - Gyatse - Shigatse
Day 6 Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery
Day 7 Rongbuk Monastery - Shigatse
Day 8 Shigatse - Lhasa
Day 9 Tour End.

Detailed Itinerary of the Shoton Festival plus Mt. Everest

Day 1: (28th, Aug)

Activity today: Arrival in Lhasa, Pick-up service from Lhasa train station or airport and then transfer you to the hotel reserved for you. Have a good rest in the hotel to better acclimatize yourself.

Pick-up at Lhasa train station Pick-up at Lhasa train station

Day 2: (29th, Aug)

Activity 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 - Johkang Temple, 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.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 3: (30th, Aug)

Wake up early, if you like, to experience the most zealous enthusiasm of Tibetan people's faith towards Buddhism, because today is the first day of Shoton Festival, and people will wake up very early to rush to Drepung Monastery in order to get a good position to view Great Buddha exhibition show. In the afternoon, drive you to see Sera monastery, the very exciting Buddhism scripture debating among lamas will go on there in the afternoon.

Great Buddha Exhibition Lamas Debating

Day 4: (1st, Sept.)

Activity today: Today, in the moring we will firstly drive to Ganden Monastery that is 65km away from Lhasa city. The monastery is the ancestry monastery for the Gelug sect of the Tibet Buddhism. Now Gelug sect is the most influential sect of Tibet Buddhism. The valley where the monastery located is very beautiful , we will do a short trekking ( 2 hours) there and in the afternoon, we drive to Norbulingka Park to watch the interesting Tibetan Opera Show.

Ganden Monastery Tibetan Opera

Day 5: (2nd, Sept.)

Route: Lhasa - Gyatse - Shigatse (360km)

Activity today: Drive to the historic town of Gyantse via the turquoise Holy Lake of Yamdrok, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess; in distance you can also see the snow capped 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 (Optional). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.

Yamdrok Lake Kumpa Stupa

Day 6: (3rd, Sept.)

Route: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery (340km)

Activity 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 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

Day 7: (4th, Sept.)

Route:  Rongbuk Monastery - Shigatse (340km)

Activity 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.

EBC EBC

Day 8: (5th, Sept.)

Route: Shigatse - Lhasa (270km)

Activity today: In the morning, visit Tashilumo 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; the free time is on your own.

Tashilumo Monastery Tashilumo Monastery

Day 9: (6th, Sept.)

Route: Lhasa - Next destination

Activity today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

 

5 star hotel 4 star hotel 3 star hotel Single Room Supplement
$ 1528 $ 1314 $ 1131 $630/$428/$238
What's included in this price?
1. All kinds of required Tibet permits, such as TTP and ATP.
2. Well maintained tourist vehicle with driver according to the group size.
3. English speaking local Tibetan guide throughout the tour.
4. Star ranked hotel depends on your budget.
5. All entrance tickets fee to all the scenic spots in the itinerary.
6. Breakfast provided by the hotel.
7. Pick-up and drop-off service at airport or train station in Lhasa.
8. Food and accommodation for guide and driver.
9. Guide and vehicle's entry fee to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Train or air tickets to and leaving Lhasa.
2. Lunches and dinners.
3. Tips to guide

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user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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