Explore-Tibet-Trekking-Review Summer 2014
Travelers' Name: Mr. & Mrs Lassen Family (see handwriten Tibet Ganden Samye Trekking + Everest base camp Landscape adventure summer 2014 review)
Tibet Travel Period: July9-July21, 2014--the outline of their Tibet adventure as below
Wednesday July9 Day 01 Arrival at Lhasa by flight from Beijing (Beijing Capital airport-Terminal2---China southern airline flight CZ3183 7:20am-2:00pm), to be picked up and transferred to downtown Lhasa, --Dhood GU hotel (Potala view room), rest for acclimatization
Thursday July10 Day 02: Highlights Lhasa walking tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor, hotel as above
Friday July11 Day 03: Lhasa-Ganden Monastery (70km), (if you prefer, you can do some hiking up to Mountain Ankori) - visit Ganden- then drive 7 km to camp at Trubshi Village (Nomad people village) - camping
Saturday July12 Day 04: Trekking: Trubshi Village- -Yama Do (4800m),5-6 hrs., about 17 km (450m descent,300m ascent)- --camping
Sunday July13 Day 05: Trekking: Yama Do-Shuga la (5250m)-Chitu gang (4907m)-Tsotup Chu Valley [4700m], 5-7 hrs,10km--- camping
Monday July14 Day 06: Trekking: Tsotup Chu Valley-Chitu La (5100m)-Nyagarsumdo- Herder’s Camp, 5 hrs,14km--- camping
Tuesday July15 Day 07: Trekking: Herder's Camp-Nyango (4-5hrs)-Yamalung Hermitage (forests view) - drive to Samye (total of 39km) route: Herder Camp-Gen Do-Yamalung Hermitage-Nyango-Wango-Pisha-Dragmar-Sangbu-Samye (we arrive at Samye Monastery around 12:30 pm, after lunch in local restaurants by yourself, then we will drive to visit Yamdrok Lake –Karola Glacier-Gyangtse ( 240km, taking about 5 to 7 hours, we will arrive at Gyantse around 8:30 pm)- Stay in Gyangtse Yeti hotel.
Wednesday July16 Day 08: Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery+Kumbum Pagoda)-Shigatse city-Shegar town, o/n in Shegar Shanghai Everest hotel (Shegar Everest hotel is anyway the best available hotel, another same standard hotel is called Shegar Shanghai Everest hotel).
Thursday July17 Day 09: Shegar-Mt Everest Base camp (about 100 km landscape driving) (Enjoy the view of sunset of Mt. Everest if weather permitting -one night camping in the local warmer nomad’s people’s “Tent Guesthouse” which is with heating service inside.
Friday July18 Day 10: Enjoy the view to Mt. Everest peak (sunrise photos if weather permitting) - along the central Nepal-China highway)-drive back to Shigatse around 7 pm, o/n in Shigatse Manasarovar hotel (3 star hotel) or Tsamba Hotel or similar one if late booking
Saturday July19 Day11: back to Lhasa (280 km along the central Nepal-China highway)-free afternoon in Lhasa, o/n in hotel as above
Sunday July20 Day 12: at 9:55am, we will check out of hotel and we will transfer you to Lhasa railway station (around 10:30am) to board the train for Lanzhou, the train number is T166, and it leaves at 11:15am (soft sleeper and booking confirmation code: E701247713), travel on the train
Monday July21 Day13: the train arrives at Lanzhou railway station at 12:31 noon time, have your own leisure time in the afternoon before you take taxi to airport to catch the flight HU7250 from Lanzhou to Guilin, 9:20pm, and the flight lands at 00:45 am mid night.