This tour takes you to visit Everest Base Camp, three large cities of Tibet - Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse, Namtso Lake, Rongbuk Monastery and Yamdrok-Tso Lake. Tourists can enjoy plenty of natural scenery like the beautiful sacred lake Yamdrok-Tso and the Karo glacier with amazing views of the highest mountain in the world; Mt. Everest. Furthermore, the trek takes you to Namsto Lake, the second largest alpine saline lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4718 meters above sea level. The lake's surrealistic beauty will take away your breath in no time. Furthermore, this trek covers all the main Lhasa tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, Sera Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum, and the Shigatse Tashi Lhunpho monastery.
Note: We need your exit ticket (train ticket or plane ticket) from Lhasa for the Visa process.
|All transportation by private vehicle.|
|accommodation throughout the tour in the best possible hotel or guest house including breakfast.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder tour guide|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.|
|Tibetan travel permit fees|
|Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.|
|Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
Trek starting in Nepal, going to Everest Base Camp and Tibet.
The trip starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Kerbung, please note: on the way we cross the Nepal-China border. Get ready early in the morning as our staff will pick you up form your hotel to start the drive along the mountain road headed towards the Nepal - China border. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the countryside and remote villages in Nepal. Once we arrive at the border, complete all necessary formalities in Nepal and China immigration before we continue our drive to Kerung town. Overnight accommodation will be in a guesthouse.
After having your breakfast, we continue our drive as we head towards Tingri. Along the road, sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountains. AS you cross the Tongla pass (5100 m), you will be mesmerized by the mountain vista of Himalayan ranges. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
This morning, you'll be traveling to Rongbuk which takes around 3 to 4 hours. In Rongbuk, we will visit the Rongbuk Monastery which was built by a local lama in 1899 and is the famous for being the highest temple (in altitude) in the world. Walking forward form Rongbuk Monastery, you will see the famous Rongbuk Glacier Zone (which is the largest among all the hundreds of glaciers formed around the Mt. Everest. In the evening, view a majestic sunset of the golden Everest peak. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Today is a special day as you'll be at the foot of Mt. Everes. You can leave your luggage in the guest house were we spend the night and hike for 3 kilometers to take a bus to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy your time in Base Camp and return to Rongbuk. After returning to Rongbuk, collect your luggage before we'll head towards Tingri via the same route. Overnight accommodation will be in a guest house.
Our destination for today is Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. Early in the morning, we travel to Shigatse. The road is full of turns and twists so if you have the tendency to get car sickness try to sleep or get some medicine. On reaching Shigatse, check-in to the hotel and get ready for some sightseeing. In Shigatse, visit the official seat of the Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo monastery, which is also the largest and most influential Gelug monastery in the Shigatse prefecture. Here, you will see a giant statue of the Future Buddha, the largest of its kind on earth (26,2 meters high and 11,5 meters wide). The statue is decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers. After our visit, return to the hotel and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
After breakfast, you'll travel to Sakya. On reaching Sakya, we'll visit the Sakya monastery, which is the center the Sakya sect. In Tibetan, the word Sakya means "gray soil", which refers to the weathered gray earth on the Bonbori Hill where the monastery is located. Sakya monastery is famed as the 'Second Dunhuang' due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and Thangkas. Afterwards, we'll head towards Gyantse to stay the night. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
In the morning, we'll visit the mysterious Palcho monastery where three of the important Tibetan Buddhist sects coexist in harmony. The monastery is followed by Kunbum, which is 35 meters high and has 76 small chapels displaying over a hundred images of Kriyatantras. Kundum is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet. Lastly, we will visit the Gyantse Dzong fortress, which was used by the Tibetan army to fight against British army in the early 20th century. Later on, we'll leave Gyantse and head towards Lhasa. Along the road, you will be able to see the beautiful Karola glacier on the left side of the road. A bit further we'll make a quick stop to admire the beauty of the holy Yamdrok Lake, which is the largest fresh lake (675 sq. m.) in the northern Himalaya mountains. On reaching Lhasa, check-in to the hotel and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
After having your breakfast, we begin exploring Lhasa by visiting the beautiful Petal and Norbulingka Palaces, better know as the winter palace and summer palace, respectively. Built in in the 17th century, Petal Palace proved amazing views of he entire city and it houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palaca houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. The next sight we'll visit is the Tibet Traditional Hospital, which is the center for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
After breakfast, we will leave Lhasa and drive to Lake Namsto, one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, you can view some of the snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha mountain ranges. Furthermore, if you travel in the summer, you will be able to see the nomads with their yaks and sheeps grazing on the flourishing grasslands. During the drive, you can enjoy the view of the Sky-Road Railway with a snow mountain background. From the Lagen La Mountain Pass (5190 m) you will be able to have a stunning view of Namsto Lake. Later on, we can do a leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy the sunset at Namtso. At night, you can enjoy the night view of the milky way at the lake shore. Overnight accommodation will be in guest house.
Today, you have a free day which you can use to explore Namtso Lake and its surroundings. In the morning, you can walk along the lake shore to Tashi For Island to explore the meditation caves. Spend your day exploring around the lake shore. Overnight accommodation will be in a guest house.
After having your breakfast, we make our way back to Lhasa. It is a long drive so use this leisure time to relax and have some rest as we drive along a scenic road towards Lhasa. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
After breakfast, we'll visit Depung monastery, Sera monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is the world's largest monastery and is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past. However, these days there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera monastery is a preserved monastery made of whitewashed walls and golden roofs. The main attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating, which is done every day from 3 to 5 pm, apart form Sundays. Jokhang temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni when he was twelve-years-old. Furthermore, we'll stroll through Barkhor Bazaar, a local market with open-air stalls, shops and crowds of pilgrims. The bazaar is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Our Tibet agent will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport/railway station regarding your departure time. Have a safe journey onwards.
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