Join 7 Nights/8 Days Tibet tours with EBC in June & July 2019-2020
A. Itinerary in Detail (8 days Days)
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa(3650m)
Arrive in Lhasa either by flight or train. Tibetan guide will greet, receive you there and drive to your hotel. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa. Take a rest to acclimatize in high altitude after check in hotel. It also possible to walk around Potala Square, and get amazing photos of Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast, and sightseeing tour first visit the Potala Paalce is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet Potala palace has 1000 chambers, the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, tour to Jokhang temple built by the 33rd great kind of Tibet in 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Barkhor Street is the local Tibetan street around Jokhang temple; you can walk with pilgrims and locals, and shopping local Tibetan souvenirs there.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast and continue Lhasa tour to visit Drepung monastery, one of the great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet built in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace. In the Afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet built in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) 270KM, 6hours
Breakfast and drive to Shigatse cross over the Kambala pass (4790m) with the view of Yamdrok Lake (4400m) is surrounded by many snow capped mountains. Lunch in Gyantse, the third largest historical city of Tibet, and visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum here, and then continue drive to Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. You will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, the second largest incarnation lama in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 5:Shigatse to Rongbuk Everest (5200m)365Km,7-8hrs via Tingri
Breakfast and drive to Rongbuk monastery Everest via Lhatse ad Shegar, the small town we stop for lunch. The view of the Mount Everest can see in the distance if the weather is clear from Shegar. Driving on the way to Rongbuk Monastery, we will cross one of the highest pass in Tibet called Pang La pass (5050m) that offers the top five highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Shisapangma. Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.
Day 6: Everest Base Camp to Shigatse (3900m)400Km, 9-10hours
Morning enjoy the sun rise on the top of mount Everest, and it’s magnificent full view standing like a snow capped pyramid in front of you at Rongbuk. This is the vantage point to see the grand view of Mount Everest. Breakfast and you may trek to Everest Base camp 4km one way. It is also possible to go by local bus. After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that we drive back to Shigatse, and stay overnight in Shigatse.
Day 7:Shigatse to Lhasa (3650m)318Km, 6hours
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Brahmaputra River, the Longest and largest river in Tibet. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 8: Lhasa Airport or Train Station.
Breakfast and Tibetan tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. Say good bye to Tibet Himalayas and Lhasa.
-Airport pick up and departure transfer
-Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
-All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
-English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group
-Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size Twin Sharing accommodation with breakfast and if you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
-Tourist accident/casualty insurance
-First aid kit
– Flight or Train ticket
– Lunch and dinner during Tibet tour, it costs about USD $3 – $15 per person for one meal in Tibet.
– Tips for tour guide and driver
– Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (Please do the best to avoid the alcoholic
beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
– Tibet China group paper visa
Important Note and Optional Activities
20th, 24th, 27th & 30th June 2017
& 1st, 4th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th & 29th July 2017