8 day tour to Lhasa/Mt.Everest Base Camp/Lhasa

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Fly to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the high altitude.
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Day 1:  Arrival / Lhasa

Fly to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the high altitude.


Day 2: Lhasa city one day tour

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace(3700m) built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.


Potala Palace


Day 3: Lhasa city one day tour

Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery which is the largest of the monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment.


Norbulingka

Day 4:  Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse (7 hours driving )

Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Chode Monastery

Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. On the way, dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake (4441m)can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass(4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet. When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery. The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode(10,000 Images Stupa)(4040m). Later transferred to Shigatse.

Day 5: Shigatse- Shegar-Rongphu Monastery- E.B.C (7-8 hours driving , road condition is not good )

Place & Transport: Shigatse- Shegar- Rongphu Monastery- E.B.C
Today's Activities: Rongbu Monastery, Mt. Everest

Early morning start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar(4378m), cross over Gyatsola & Pangla Pass, where you will see the Himalaya mountain ranges(5220m) in a clear day. Rongphu is the highest monastery(5154 m ) in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon start trekking from Rongphu to E.B.C(5250 m), it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take a local sight seeing bus(pay by yourself). Overnight at Rongphu guest house. (dorm bed)


Mt. Everest

Day 6: Rongphu- Shegar- Shigatse (6-7 hours driving )

Place & Transport: Rongphu- Shegar- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Mt. Everest

If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. Late morning start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.


Day 7: Shigaste- Lhasa (7 hours driving )

Place & Transport: Shigaste- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery

Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Then the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo river by the Nepal friendship road. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 8: Exit

Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: End the trip

Morning Airport dropping off, end the trip.

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