Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
our tour guide will be awaiting for you at the airport or the train station and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Upon arrival, take rest for altitude acclimatization.
Day 2: Sera monastery , Norbulingka Palace and Drepung Monastery
In the morning, start your explorations by visiting Sera monastery: Sera Monastery, founded in 1419, is one of the 'great three' university monasteries of Tibet, to witness the "Monk Debates" on the teachings of Buddha and the philosophy of Buddhism. Then visit Norbulingka, literally: "The Jewelled Park", a palace and surrounding park, which served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas.Then, in the afternoon,you can visit Drepung Monastery. This monastery, located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is another of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.. After returning in the afternoon or early evening, stay in Lhasa city.
Day 3: Visit Jokhang Temple , Barkor Market Street and Potola Palace
After breakfast, visit the world's highest of the ancient castle architecture - the "pearl of the plateau," said Potala Palace, which was founded in the seventh century AD, from the Dalai Lama of Tibet has been a political and religious center, a collection of real physical store and the Dalai Lama's gold pagoda and a large number of valuable paintings, Thangka, Buddha, is a concentrated expression of Tibetan culture; the afternoon visit the Tubo Dynasty built the first temple period - Jokhang Temple, it enshrines the Princess Wen Cheng brought the 12-year-old life-sized Buddha image, the hearts of the Tibetan people the most sacred prayers of a statue of Buddha. Then strolls Lhasa most ancient street - -Barkor Market Street , here is mostly sells local and Nepalese, the Indian handicraft and the native products.
Day 4: From Lhasa to Gyantse and then to Shigatse .
Travel from Lhasa to Gyantse monastery and stupa by crossing the Kamba la (4794m.) and the Karol la pass (5010m.) after which you will see the spectacular Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquiose Lake, and then to Shigatse. Shigatse contains the huge Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama. It is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas. In the 2nd week of the 5th lunar month (around June/July), Tashilhunpo Monastery is the scene of a 3-day festival and a huge thangka is displayed. Stay overnight in Shigatse.
Day 5: travel to Everest Camp
Morning, after breakfast, start driving from Shigatse along the road then the passes approaching Everest camp. Stop at Old Tingri town for lunch and a short rest. The road is a bit rough, on the way you will cross over Gyatsola Pass at 5,220m., which is the highest enroute pass. Afternoon travel to Everest Camp, taking about 2 hours. Spend the night at Everest Camp tent guesthouse (dorm beds in the tent). Note: The entrance fee to Everest Camp is 180rmb/per person. You will have a chance to see the sunset here over the majestic Himalayan peaks.
Day 6: In the morning, you will see the sunrise from Everest Base Camp, then start driving back to Old Tingri, the old traditional town. Spend overnight at Old Tingri.
Day 7:Old Tingr----Zhangmu ---- end (Nepal)
Old Tingri to Zhangmu. This is the customs town and port of entry located in Nyalam County on the Nepal - Tibet border, just uphill and across the Bhote Kosi River from the Nepalese town of Kodari. At 2300 meters above sea level, Zhangmu has mild and humid subtropical climate, which is a rarity for Tibet. Travel from Zhangmu to the China-Nepal Friendship Bridge, where you enter Nepal,Your wonderful Tibet tour ends.