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Photographic Tour: Lhasa-Shigetse-Everest-Namtso

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Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights 

Tour Type: Private Tours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Size: From1-12

Total Fair: From 00$ 

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Tour price for 1-12 people, 00USD per person.

Discounted price of 00USD per person from 

November 1st to April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 90USD.

Itinerary in short

Day 1: Arrival and pick up, either, at the Gongkar airport or at the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung and Sera monastery.

Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse, stopping on the way to visit the Tashi Lhunpu monastery.

Day 5: Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery.

Day 6: Rongbuk to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 7:  Shigatse to Gyantse, stopping in Yamdrok Lake, Karola. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa to Namtso lake

Day 9: Namtso Lake to Lhasa

Day 10: To Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: You will arrive at Lhasa either by fly or by train. Your Tibetan guide and driver will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs. drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. Check in the hotel and relax the rest of the day to acclimatize your body to the new altitude and alleviate the jet lag. ​Day 2: In second day we will visit the Potala Palace so, most likely, you will be challenged climbing up the Potala Palace (3,700m above sea level) but you will get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas. You will hear the story of the Dalai Lamas and see the chapels where the Dalai Lamas studied, rested, and worked. You will also get to see the former Dalai Lamas’ graves, beautifully decorated. Continue your tour to the Jokhang Temple, within walk distance from the Potala Palace. It is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. You will see many pilgrims nearby the temple. Entering the first floor of the temple and absorbing the religious atmosphere, you will see pilgrims donating butter lamp in front of Buddha’s statue. While learning about more Buddhism and Lamas, you will gain a feeling of the vast history of Tibetan Buddhism. You might also listen to red-robed Lamas praying. You will walk up to the roof of the temple, take some pictures of the gold roof and enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Lhasa while observing pilgrims praying in front of the temple. Finally, we will join in the local traditional pilgrimage route with a relaxing walk in a large circular path around the Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street. The street is filled with pilgrims taking part in religious activities and street vendors selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods and religious items. If you like you can also ask your tour guide to arrange a visit at a Thangka workshop, and marvel at the fabulous Thangka artwork. We’ll take you back to your hotel. ​ Day 3: In the morning you will visit Drepung Monastery. Deprung monastery is one of the world’s largest monasteries, housing more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama prior to moving to the Potala Palace. Destruction has taken place at different times, but you can still fully enjoy it. You can walk through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes of monks’ apartments, which are more like a typical village. This unforgettable day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery. It was built in the 15th century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who was a disciple of Tsongka pa. The monastic colleges in Sera house several hundred monks from different parts of Tibet. The famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks takes place every afternoon except on Sundays. We’ll take you to your hotel ​ Day 4: Drive fromLhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get aglimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m), which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains.Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists will visitthe famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’sdrive, clients will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city inTibet. ​ Day 5: We’ll begin the day driving to the Rongbuk Monastery in Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC). Even though it is a long drive, the views are spectacular on a clear day, you can see the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks over 8,000, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to the Rongbuk Monastery, the first sight of the mighty Mt. Everest will simply leave you speechless. All the hardship you bore along the way will be all worth it. The best times to watch Mt. Everest’s are early morning and late afternoon when Everest is shining like a goddess in the sun glow. ​ Day 6: We will wake up early morning to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world. After breakfast, take a sightseeing to tourist  base comp near the Ronbuk Monastery .The top part of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round, when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like a white pyramid. You’ll get to see a famous unique natural formation of clouds that hang at the peak of Mt. Everest, known as “Flag Cloud”. The “flags” will appear around the peak in various shapes and sizes and will move freely according to the wind-direction .over night Hotel in Shigatse. Tips: In a long-term effort to safeguard the fragile eco-system of Mt.Everest Region, the Everest Base Camp was relocated to near Rongbuk Monastery, according to the latest policy carried out by local government in Tibet in Jan 2019. Meanwhile, the previous address of EBC was abandoned and taken as part of the core protected zone of Himalaya natural reserve, which is forbidden to entry.However, to our clients, the overall EBC tour experience was not compromised at all and there was no need to worry about it. Standing at Rongbuk Monastery (5154m), the world’s highest Buddhist monastery, you enjoy the best vantage point for a panoramic view of the incredible pyramid-shaped summit of lofty Mt. Everest. Close-up enough to make your jaw drop. While touring the world’s highest peak at EBC, you may also contribute to responsible travel in Tibet and play your part in easing the meltdown of Everest Glaciers, due to global warming and increasing man-made pollution.Hopefully, you will find the latest Everest protection policy understandable and work with us to preserve the environment of mighty Himalayas and enjoy the trip to Mr. Everest. ​ Day 7: Today, exploreTashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha – the biggestgilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of allthe Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will driveback to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours. ​ Day 8: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (240km, 5 hours ) In the morning, drive fromLhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, clients can see Nyenchen Thanglha( snowmountain ranges )and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheepdensely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lakewhich is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake.You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shoreis fantastic to see the stars. ​ Day 9: Namtso Lake to Lhasa (240km, 5 hours) Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore; you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explorethe meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, tourists mayenjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa. ​ Day 10: This is your last day of this ten days trip, so your guide will take you to the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa

Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 

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Important  notice when you visit the Potala palace

To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.

 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week

 Service included and Excluded in the group tours

The following 15 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries    permits to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the  itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle  to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share  

 a room with another member but if you prefer to be by  yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational  and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train  station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after    your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters

 

What to bring

 

Warm Clothing

Tibet features a large temperature

difference between morning and

evening, even in June and July.

Please carry sufficient clothes,

such as down jacket and sweater.

Sleeping Bag

It is necessary for those entering

Tibet by road or visiting outside Lhasa.

Ginger Powder

Hotels in most locations outside Lhasa may have less-than-sanitary beds and bedding. Sprinkling some ginger powder on your bed can prevent louses from disturbing your sleep.

Sunscreen

Ultraviolet rays are strong on the

Tibetan Plateau.Therefore,sunglasses

and sunscreen products are required.

Ration and Beverage

It is best to prepare sufficient

highcaloric rations,such as biscuits, chocolates and candies, as well as plenty of drinking water. Incidents such as car breakdowns happen from time to time in Tibet.

In case of emergency, please bring

with you enough food and water.

Hotel imformation

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