Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Our guide will meet you at the arrival hall of Ghongkhar Airport or Lhasa train station and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Free the rest of the day for you to rest and relax and adjust to the high altitude.
Day 2 Visit Jokhang Temple , Barkor Market Street and Potola Palace
After breakfast, our Lhasa day tour starts with the visit of the world's highest of the ancient palace architecture - the Potala Palace, the "pearl of the plateau,".You will visit the Jokhang Temple in the afternoon. It is also a UNESCO's World Heritage site. Jokhang Temple is also called Dazhaosi . After that you will stroll on the Barkhor street , usually regarded as the "Window of Tibet" is famous for its shopping.
Day 3 Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/Shigatse(7 hours driving)
Today, you will leave Lhasa for Shigatse. The journey will pass through the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley. You will move westwards and pass by the famous Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m on the way to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery .
Day 4 Shigatse/ Lhatse/ Tingri (Shegar)( 240km, 4 hours driving, asphalt road in good condition , 4050m, 8-15 centigrade)
Morning time to visit TashiLumpo Monastery which was Built in1447 , spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas .Drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. On the way you will pass the checking point with your TTB permit, travel permit and passport, and purchase the entrance of Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Tingri.
Day 5 Tinggri/ Rongbu Monastery/ Evrest Base Camp/ Tingri (320km, 8 hours drving, Rough road, 4980m, -5-10 centigrade)
Early in the moring 07:00am to drive from Tinggri to E.B.C with most good road, During this route,you will have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more,such as:Mt. Lhotse(8516m),Mt. Everest(8848m),Mt. Qowowuyag(8201m),Mt Mayalu(8463m). Then arrive at Rongbu Monastery. It's cold from here to E.B.C. At Rongphu Monastery view to Mt. Everest it is fabulous and splendid.
After walking for a few minutes arrive the place, get on the animal carriage then use half of an hour arrive at Everest Base camp ( Or you also can trekking to Base Camp around 1.5-2hours one way. It is interesting and much more warm, but is hard to breath). Hiking up to the top of the photo point take pictures for the splendid- Mt. Everest. Then late in the afternoon around 16:00pm go down from E.B.C back to Tinggri. Overnight in Tingri.
Day 6 Tingri/ Lhatse/ Shigatse/ Lhasa (580km, 6 hours, asphalt road in good condition)
After with the good rest for whole nights at Tinggri, driving back with the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa .
Day 7 Send you to Lhasa airport or train station.Your wonderful Tibet tour ends.