Trekking from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp

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This Trip Visits: Lhasa → Gyantse → Shigatse → Old Tingri → Lhatse → Everest Base Camp → Shigaste → Lhasa
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Detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (alt. 3600m)

Airport picking-up and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa

Day 2: Tour of Lhasa [B]

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple& the Barkhor

Day 3: another day tour in Lhasa [B]

Highlights: Norbulinka, Tibet Museum& Sera monastery

Day 4: Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse

Drive to Gyantse, the famous historical city in Tibet, along the Kyichu River. On the Ganba La (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m). Upon arrival, have a tour to Gyantse Dzong, then the Pelkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Then continue to drive to get to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 5: Shigatse/Old Tingri

In the morning drive to Old Tingri (4.350 m; approx. 300 km) over Tso-La (4500m) and Gyatso-La (5252m). On the way, if the time is permitting, make an excursion to visit the Sakya Monastery (4.280 m). Sakya, the master monastery of the Striped Sect, is well famed with its long history, large-scale construction complex and great influence in Tibet history. Its North Monastery was built in 1073 and named Sakya (meaning “gray” in Tibetan) as it was situated on a gray mountain. What we see today is the Sakya South Monastery built in 1269 by Phagpa. The outside walls of the monastery were painted with red, white and gray, symbolizing Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani. In the afternoon arrive in Old Tingri, meet trek guide and crew. Camping

Day 6: Trekking Old Tingri—Lungchang

O/N: Camp only [B+L+D]
Start trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and Lungchang villages (4350 m).

Day 7: Trekking Lungchang—Drokpa

O/N: Camp only [B+L+D]
Continue trek to Drokpa (4860 m) encampment below Lamna La.

Day 8: Trekking Drokpa—Draka Chu

O/N: Camp only [B+L+D]
Cross over Lamna La (5075 m) to Draka Chu River (4730 m).

Day 9: Trekking Draka Chu—Rongbuk

O/N: Camp only [B+L+D] Trek up Drakaa Chhu River to Rongbuk Monastery (5030 m). With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters (29,021 ft) above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers.

Day 10: Rongbuk/ Shigatse

After the morning view of the Mt. Everest, we may drive our way back to Shigaste. Today will be a comparative long driving en route.

Day 11: Shigaste/ Lhasa

Today we may drive back to Lhasa on the middle highway, enjoy the plateau scenery along, after arriving Lhasa, the rest time is free at your own disposal.

Day 12: Say goodbye to Lhasa

Departure transfer to see off, tour services end and Tibet welcome you back forever. Tour ends in Lhasa

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