Tibet - Itineraries
Lhasa-EBC-Lhasa 8 days
Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa, depending on the transport you use, you are greeted by our tour guide at the airport shuttle stop or train station exit, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the altitude.
Day 2 – Visit Potala Palace
Starts in the morning from the religious Potala Palace(3700m ) built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present palace was renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visitJokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhor Street in the evening and sending back hotel afterwards.
Day 3 – Drepung Monastery or Sera Temple
Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery which is the largest example of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities in the summer season. Then, our guide will take you to visit local Tibetan family and Tibetan carpet workshop.
Day 4 – Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse
7 hours driving
Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. See the dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake along the way (highland lake 4441m) from the summit of the Kamba-la pass(4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet. When arrive at Gyantse, we'll visit Pelkor Chode Monastery. The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode(10,000 Images Stupa), Later transferred to Shigatse for the night.
Day 5 – Shigatse, Shegar, Old Tingri, Rongphu Monastery, EBC
8 hours driving
Sets off in early morning for Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar(4378m), cross over Gyatsola & Pangla Pass, where you will see the Himalaya mountain ranges(5220m) in a clear day. Rongphu is the highest monastery(5154m) in Tibet, ideal for sightingMt.Everest. Afternoon we'll start trekking from Rongphu to E.B.C(5250m), it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take a local sight seeing bus(own expense). Stay overnight at Rongphu guest house.(dorm bed)
Day 6 – Rongphu, Shegar, Shigatse
7 hours driving
At dawn, If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at Everest base camp, In late morning we'll start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Day 7 – Shigatse, Lhasa
7 hours driving
Morning we'll visit the Bachen Lama sanctuary in Tashilunpo Monastery, which was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. And then the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo river by the Nepal friendship highway. Stay overnight at Lhasa.
Day 8 – Goodbye to Lhasa
Morning drop off at the airport shuttle stop or send to the bus station for train.
Even if there is only yourself, we can still help you to join a group to cut down the tour package price !!!!