Lhasa is the top place in Tibet to see world famous cultural relics, Nyingchi is the area of most beautiful bautral scenery in Tibet. This 11 days Tibet tour conbines Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Everest Base Camp into one package to see some best things in Tibet.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Day 2 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4Lhasa – Gyantse: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum
Day 5 Gyantse – Sakya: Sakya Monastery
Day 6Sakya – Everest Base Camp
Day 7Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Day 8Shigatse – Lhasa: Everest Base Camp (EBC), Rongbuk Monastery
Day 9Lhasa – Nyingchi: Basom Tso Lake
Day 10Nyingchi: Great Cypress Nature Reserve, Mt. Nanjia Bawa, Lunang Forest
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Sweet meet with your local driver at either train station or airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Or take a rest and get use to the high altitude. Day 2 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors. Today you will have chance to try Tibetan Tea in a local tea house. In the evening a welcome dinner will be waiting for you.
Day 3 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, start your visit with Drepung Monastery, located 11km away from Lhasa city, that 700 years old monastery is one of three greatest monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, which located at the north top of Lhasa city, about half hour drive from Drepung Monastery. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery. Transfer back to your hotel when tour finished.
Day 4 Lhasa – Gyantse Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Gyantse
After breakfast board the van and drive to Gyantse. On the way you will pass through the Gampala Pass and have a chance to see one of three sacred lake of Tibet – the Yamdrok-tso Lake. And then arrive at Gyantse in about 4hrs driving. In Gyantse, we will get to see the Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Day 5 Gyantse – Sakya Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Sakya
In the morning board the car and drive to Sakya. After arrival pay a visit to the famous Sakya Monastery, an important monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is honored as “the 2nd Dunhuang” due to large numbers of delicate mural.
Day 6 Sakya – Everest Base Camp Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Tent or local guest house
In the morning drive to Rongbuk Monastery. On the way we will top at Lhase at noon time. Lhase is s small town where you can have lunch and have a short time sightseeing. After the stop continue driving, in the van you will witness the lofty Mt. Everest in distance. After 4-6 hours driving we will reach Rongbuk Monastery. Day 7 Everest Base Camp – Shigatse Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Shigatse
Get up in the early morning to appreciate the sunrise of Mt Everest. The rest of the day would be a trek from tent or guest house to Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is about 4KM trekking each way. Local bus is available if long distance trek is too much. Back from EBC, you will visit Rongbuk Monastery. It is the monastery of highest altitude in the world. Then drive back to Shigatse.
Day 8 Shigatse – Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Today we will drive for about 6 hours along the well known Friendship Highway and head to Lhasa. Please relax yourself and enjoy the Tibetan Plateau scenery in the van. Day 9 Lhasa – Nyingchi Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nyingchi
In the morning board the car and drive to Nyingchi. Not far from Lhasa City we will visit Basom Tso Lake which is surrounded by snow mountains.
Day 10 Nyingchi Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nyingchi
Today we will spend one day to explore Nyingchi. In the morning we will firstly visit Great Cypress Nature Reserve to see the 2500 years old King Cypress. Then we will drive to Sekyim la Pass. On the way you will see Mt. Namjia Bawa in distance. Then you will visit Lunang Forest to enjoy beauty of plateau forest. Day 11 Nyingchi Departure Meal: Breakfast
Say goodbye to Tibet, transfers to airport or train station for your next destination. If your flight/train departs Tibet from Lhasa. We will transfer you back to Lhasa and the airport/train station see off will be on the next day.
*Tibet travel permit
*Entrance tickets to sites listed
*Professional English speaking guide
*Licensed driver and tourist van in good condition
*All transfer and airport pickup/drop off
*One shared oxygen tank each van
*Tourist insurance Price Excludes:
*Flight or train arriving/departing Lhasa
*Meal not listed (Average meal cost USD 3-15 per person per meal )
*Gratuities to guide and driver
*Single room supplement
*Optional activities and personal expense Notice:
*You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with the altitude of Tibet.
*We are happy to leave hotel booking to your own interest if you like. If you book the hotel on your own, the tour cost would be much lower.
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