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Itinerary Name: [B1] Join-in 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour
Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa,  local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Tourist can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude or feel free to go to Potala Square, enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

 

Lhasa River Valley

Day 2
Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street
Meal:Include dinner, Exclude lunch
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. Its situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. Its a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

  

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

 

Jokhang Temple

 

Bakhor Street

Day 3
Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

  

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

 

Day 4
Lhasa – Gyantse - Shigatse
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Shigatse

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m), which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains.

 

Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hours drive, clients will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.

 

Day 5
Everest Base Camp
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Rongbuk monastery

Drive to Lhatse where tourists can take lunch. Then drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, tourists can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, arrive at Rongbuk monastery. But on the way there, clients will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. From that pass, enjoy view all of the five highest peaks in the world.

 

Day 6
Everest Base Camp Return to Shigatse
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Shigatse

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

 

Day 7
Shigatse - Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

Today, explore Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours.

 

Day 8
Depart from Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:

Transfer clients to the airport or train station.