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10 Days Lhasa -Everest Base Camp -Namtso Lake Tour

from: $1130Duration: 10 Days

Group Size: 2-15 pax

Visiting: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / EBC / Namtso Lake

Departure Date: All Year except in March

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse Kumbum, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Mt Everest Base Camp, Namtso Lake, Yampachen

Itinerary Details Includes & Excludes Date & Price
Must-seeing scenic spots along the way, west to Everest Base Camp, north to Namtso Lake, this group tour is suitable for those who have longer vacation, and pursue both nature and adventure wonders in Tibet!

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa by flight or train [3650m]
You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing [B] + [D]
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. A "Welcome Dinner" is arranged for today. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]
About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4 Lhasa / Gyantse [3980m] / Shigatse [3840m], 360km, 6-7hrs drive [B]
Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. After one and a half hour's driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Day 5 Shigatse / Rongbuk Monastery [4900m] / E.B.C [5150m], 340km, 6-7hrs drive [B]
Morning visit lively local market in Shigatse while your guide assist you process the PSB permit at local PSB office, afterwards start driving to Rongbuk via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5200m] & Gawu la pass [5250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt. Makalu [8463m], Mt. Lotse [8516m], Mt Everest [8844m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8201m] and Mt. Shishapama [8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and is consisted by both monks and nuns, where is still a good point to see Mt. Everest. Sunset at Mt. Everest is another highlight of today if in good weather. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk guesthouse (dorm beds only).

Day 6 Rongbuk / Shigatse [3840m], 340km, 6-7hrs drive
Get up early this morning, and if you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. To hike from the Tent guesthouses community to the E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours (8km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus (In winter season our driver will drive you up to Base Camp). Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7 Shigatse / Lhasa [3595m], 300km, 6hrs drive [B]
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 8 Lhasa / Namtso Lake 250km, 5hrs drive [B]
Namtso Lake located at Damxung, which is a pure pasturing area in Tibet. Where there’s a chance to find yaks and Sheep scattered on the vast grassland. Before arriving the lake, the snow- capped Nyenchen Tonglha Mountains will catch your eyes, after we finally reached the lake, the deep blue endless water makes you feel you are staying at the side of seashore. The Sunset of the lake in good weather is extra bonus if staying one night at lake. Overnight at Lake side.

Day 9 Namtso Lake / Lhasa 250km, 5hrs drive
In the morning, get up early and view the mighty sun rise of the holy heavenly lake, we people are too small. Stroll along the lakeshore and get a peace far from the city. Then drive back to Lhasa city, you may enjoy the Yampachen Hot-spring(on your own) on the way back. Overnight at Lhasa

Day 10 Lhasa airport / train station dropping off [B]
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Welcome Tibetan dinner
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Group Tour Departure Dates for 2018
Apr   7    11   15  18  22   25  27  29 
May 2  5  8   13  16  23  27  30 
Jun 3  6 11 13 17 20 22 26
Jul 1  4 8 11 15 18  22   25 
Aug 1  5 8 12 15  19  22  26 
Sep 2  5 12 16 19  22   28   30 
Oct 3  7 10  14  17  21  24  28 
Nov 6  9 13  16  20  23   27   
Dec 4  7 11  14   18   21   25  28 

Price Quotation:

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) - 1130 1238 1208 -

 Single Supplement:

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) - 151 172 172 -

Note:

1. 3-star hotel in Lhasa & Shigatse; dorm-bed tent or guesthouse at Everest Base Camp & Namtso.

2. the exchange rate of USD to CNY is based upon the prevailing rates in China.