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Tour code: RET-LT01

8-Day Best of Tibet Tour Lhasa Yamdrok,Shigatse ,Mt.Everest

Mouth:

All Year Around

Destination

Mt.Everest

Operates

Fixed Departure Date

type

Culture & Minorities

●  Easily schedule your flight or train to Lhasa from Chengdu/Beijing/Xi’an/Xining/Shanghai/Shangrila/Chongqing
 Expore one of the most historic, holy cities--Lhasa
 Search for treasures at Barkhor Street 
●  Pass through the breathtaking natural scenery of the Tibetan plateau, such as turquoise Yamdrok Lake
●  Admire the once ina lifetime view the world’s hightest mountain--Mt.Everest
 Gain insights about Tibetan culture and history from your friendly local Tibetan guide


  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info


Potala Palace  Was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.The 5th Dalai Lama started its construction in 1645 after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel pointed out that the site was ideal as a seat of government, situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa It may overlay the remains of an earlier fortress called the White or Red Palace on the site, built by Songtsan Gampo in 637. Now this place is a icon in Tibe

Everesst Base Camp


Shigatse: also known as Xigaze is the second-largest city in Tibet it is this ancient holy city that is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, one of the spiritual leaders in Tibet, No.318 National Highway and the China-Nepal Highway connect Shigatse with the outside world while opening up the outside world to people living here. Nowadays, the area is an important Tibetan communication hub and an air of modernization pervades the area.

                 

                                                                   

Yamdrok lake,  Holy lake, Yamdrok tso  Tibet
Yamdrok Lake:  is freshwater lake. it is one of the three largest scacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake has an outlet stream at its far western end.  Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people,the principle being that they are the dwelling place of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers. Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes, thought to be divinatory, everyone from the Dalai Lama to local villagers makes pilgrimages there


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Tibet Food -- Tsamba  is the basic Tibetan meal , a kind of dough made with roasted-barley flour. Tsamba is a Tibetan and Himalayan Nepalese staple foodstuff, particularly prominent in the central part of the region. It is roasted flour, usually barley flour and sometimes also wheat flour. It is usually mixed with the salty Tibetan butter tea. 

Tibetan food







Day 01  Arrival in Lhasa


Upon arrival at Gonggar airport/Lhasa Train Station, meet and transfer to your hotel . Get settled, rest and acclimatize. Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight (or tomorrow night). If you join-in our fixed departure tour this is the time to introduce you to the whole gang that you are gonna travel with. There are like-minded travellers sharing the same passion for outdoors and exporing Tibet.

Day 02    Lhasa Suburb


Today you'll visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. Morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by our operate team. Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in Tibetan spiritual culture. The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves. Visit Sera Monastery, where you can watch monks debate in the courtyard. And then Kora (pilgrim trail circling a scacred place) that offers a panoramic one-hour walk with views of the Lhasa Valley.

Day 03   Lhasa City


In the morning, visit the Tibet's colossal Potala Palace, a striking thousand-room monument that dominates the Lhasa skyline Potala Palace, Visit the sacred Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple and join thousands of pilgrims from all over Tibet and rest of Himalayas on a stroll through Barkhor a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, Lined with shops, restaurants and many tucked away temples and monasteries.

Day 04   Lhasa--Yamdrok Lake--Gyantse--Shigatse


From Lhasa, drive south, climb up to Kambala Pass (4794m) and drive along the shores of Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest lakes in Tibet, an oasis for migrating wildlife. Islets within the lake are home to flocks migratory birds and grazing land for the nomads. Cross Karo la Pass (5010m), which boast spectacular views and descend into Gyantse, visit the famous stupa-pelkor Chode Monastery Gyantse Kumbum. one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. The mutli-storied kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Later afternoon, drive to Shigatse.

Day 05   Shigatse -- Tingri -- Rongbuk Temple/Everest Base Camp


Drive from Shigatse to Everest is only about 350km, but need around 10--12 hr on the bumpy road. Rongbuk is the hightest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is still a good poin to observe Mt.Everest. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous view. 

Day 06    Everest Base Camp--Tingri--Shigatse


If the weather cooperate, you will see sunrise at EBC. Once at Rongbuk, we have the option of either walking (approximately two hours) or take a horse cart to the Everest Base Camp, a pile of thick clouds, just  like a white marshmallow floats lightly above the peak of Mt.Everest, which is known to be the miracle of the highest flag cloud in the world..  Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse.

Day 07   Shigatse (Tashilunpo Monastery)--Lhasa


At Shigatse, we visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the principal seat of Panchen LamaTashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447.  Hop on your vehicle drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa

Day 08   Departure


After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway




        

INCLUSIONS

  • ● Accomodation as listed or similar  (6 Nights twin room en suite in 3★/4★; 1 night dorm bed at 
  •    guesthourse or nomad tent)
  • ● 6 breakfasts,  1 welcome dinner in Lhasa
  • ● All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • ● Airport/Train station transfer
  •    Lhasa train station:   free pick-up at any time on Day 01, free drop-off at any time on Day 08
  •    Gonggar airport:      free pick-up at 12:30pm or 15:30pm from Lhasa Airport on Day 01
  •                                   free drop-off at 09:00am or 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa on Day 08
  • ● Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • ● Entrance fees for sights, parks, restricted areas covered by the trip
  • ● Tibet Travel Permit
  • ● Travel accident insurance.   

EXCLUSIONS

  • ● Chinese visa
  • ● Flight/Train into or out of Lhasa
  • ● Breakfast on Day 06, and  lunch, dinner 
  • ● Single Supplement
  • ● Optional tips and gratuities
  • ● Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight is without our free service time
  •     Nov-Apr:   USD 60/vehicle   
  •    May-Oct:   USD 70/vehicle
  •    Aug:           USD 80/vehicle

  • ● The certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance, so we will notice the 
  •    details at the time of booking


  •  Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • ● An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommendeds
  • ● Please check here to see how to apply your Tibet Travel Permit
  • ● Due to the special political circumstance, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective situation,
  •    including natural disasters, war, riot, strikes, public health emergencies, government  action
  •    major traffice jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions templorarily closed  etc. 
  •    resulting in change of itinerary or cancel the whole tour, the cost will be paid by traveller. 
  • ● Get a special price if you have more than 3 people join in the group
  • ● This tour is open for you to join in.  What 's the Join-in Group


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