Classic Tibet Everest Leisure travel: Lhasa Everest Lhasa in 9 days
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9 days Tibet Tour Rough schedule fly in & out
Day01 Fly to Lhasa Gonggar Airport, to be picked up and transfer to Ancient Lhasa city, o/n in Hotel
Day02 Lhasa highlight sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Tsamkhung Nunnery, Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day03 Lhasa highlight sightseeing: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day04 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Tso-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse (350km)
Day05 Shigatse, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Local free market-Shegar Town
Day06 Shegar-Rongphu Monastery-hike about 4 km to the Campsite of Everest Base Camp, o/n in the tent
Day07 Trek about 4 km to Everest Base Camp from Campsite, back to Rongphu (about 8 km), drive back to Shigatse
Day08 Shigatse-Lhasa,free afternoon in Lhasa
Day09 Lhasa-airport transfer, fly out of Tibet
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Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Welcome to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. Our local Tibetan guide will meet you at Lhasa airport or railway station and then transport you to your hotel in downtown Lhasa. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the old town center, Barkhor, which is Tibet's ancient market area around the sacred Jokhang Temple. You will see many Tibetan locals making ritualistic prostrations on the square. Lhasa has an elevation of 3600 meters (12,000 feet). Tonight you will stay in a comfortable hotel, such as Shambhala Palace, House of Shambhala, Shangbala Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Yak Hotel, or Heritage Hotel, etc. They are all within walking distance from the Barkhor square and popular among foreign tourists.
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Tsamkhung Nunnery, Sera Monastery
After breakfast, you will visit Jokhang Temple, the holiest and most famous Buddhist temple in Tibet. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses a vast collection of precious Tibetan artworks and religious artefacts. You will walk around in this fascinating temple alongside pilgrims from every corner of Tibet. You will smell the yak butter candle offerings and hear the sound of pilgrims chanting mantras. Then, you will visit the quiet nunnery of Tsamkhung, where you can listen to the morning prayer during meditation time. In the afternoon, you will go to the 600-year-old Sera Monastery, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophical debates in a unique manner, which is mesmerizing to watch for every visitor. You will finish the afternoon by doing a small hike on the pilgrimage circuit near Sera Monastery.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery
You visit Tibet's most iconic architecture today, the Potala Palace. It is the winter residence of Dalai Lama and currently a UNESCO world heritage site. Inside Potala Palace, you will see both the public and private quarters of Dalai Lama and imagine the way of royal life here. In the afternoon, we will visit Drepung monastery, another important Gelugpa monastery. You can do another pilgrimage circuit on the hill and enjoy the good views before returning to down Lhasa.
Day04 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Tso-Karola Glacier-Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda)-Shigatse (350km)
Around 8:30 am, we will leave Lhasa for the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snow capped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet—Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery. Another important site on the way to Gyantse is the Karola Glacier, if weather permitting, we have opportunity to take high quality photos of the glaciers. it must be exiting! After our sightseeing in Gyantse, we will take about 2 hours slow and safe drive to Shigatse city which is the second largest city of Tibet.
Day05 Shigatse-Shegar Morning tour in Shigatse, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Local free market, after lunch, we drive about 240 km to Shegar where to stay for one night before we stay in the high altitude of Rongphu Monastery area or the campsite near the Everest Base Camp, this helps for the high altitude trip. accommodation in Shegar Qomolangma Resort or similar one if late booking.
Day06 After breakfast in Shegar, we drive about 100 km to Rongphu Monastery (if you do not like to do the trekking and want to stay in guesthouse in Rongphu area, it is no problem) and if you like little bit adventure, we can hike about 4 km from Rongphu Monastery to the Campsite of Everest Base Camp, o/n in the tent, enjoy the view to Everest peak, hope you can take photos of sun set of Everest.
Day07 Trek about 4 km to Everest Base Camp from Campsite (for those not like the trekking, we can take the local environmental bus for the 14 km roundtrip transfer between Rongphu Monastery and Base Camp) , take photos of Mt Everest, back to Rongphu (about 8 km), drive back to Shigatse around 9 pm, accommodation in 3 star hotel.
Day08 Shigatse-Lhasa (280km)
Get back to Lhasa around 3 pm, have some leisure time on your own. You can walk around in Barkhor Bazaar, do some necessary personal shopping, sightseing what you missed.
Day09 Lhasa-airport transfer,final departure