8 Days Mt. Everest Exploration

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On the land of sunshine, people are impressed with pilgrims creeping upward the Potala Palace, chanting lamas in red robes, glacier-topped peaks, a boundless vista of intermountain grassland dotted with yaks, turquoise-like lake, sweeping viaducts connecting valleys. Absolutely, you can expect more in the tour.
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Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by air, get the first impression of Tibetan daily life
Highlights: spectacular scenery and typical Tibetan villages along the way
Welcome to Tibet! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted with a Tibetan scarf Hada in a traditional way which will bring you good luck in the following days. Then transfer to your hotel. Just lie on bed for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink more water. Look forward to the second day’s sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
First day of sightseeing from Lhasa’s cardinal mark—Potala Palace. You first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. Drop a visit of Jokhang Temple in the afternoon, which is the spiritual center of Tibet and one of the oldest building. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple which is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then you will visit Barkhor Bazaar nearby the temple, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet also there is a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, catch the famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery
Today visit once world’s largest monastery housing with about 10,000 monks--Drepung Monastery, about 8km west of center Lhasa. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Then drive to Sera Monastery to catch the “Buddhism Scriptures Debating Session” in Sera which is very famous.
Day 4: Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Palkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Tashilumpo Monastery
In the morning we will pick you up at the hotel and drive to Gyangtse. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the turquoise-like Yamdrok Lake which is regarded as one of the 3 holy lakes. You can enjoy Ningjinkangsang Snow Mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyangtse, visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa-the only monastery that houses monks from different sects. Later drive to Shigatse, the hometown of Bachen Lama. Upon arrival, visit Tashilumpo Monastery which sprawls on the slope of Mount Niser, southwest of Shigatse, exhibits lots of rare and invaluable articles. Then you could explore the free market or go to the characterized Tenzin Guesthouse to taste the yak tea or drink beer
Day 5: Shegar / Rongbuk Monastery / Everest Base Camp
Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery
In the morning pick up at the hotel and drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp. On the way the stupendous view will seize your sight. In a clear weather, you could have a clear view of 3 mountains above 8000m and many others above 7000m near Shegar. En route visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery on earth. Then take the local minibus or hike to the base camp (10km). When arrive at the base camp, walk around to shoot valuable photos and appreciate the beautiful views of Mt. Everest. Many tourists like collecting some stones as the souvenirs. If you are lucky enough, you could see a fantastic view of the moon illuminating the mountain in the night.
Day 6: Everest Base Camp / Shigatse
Highlights: beautiful sunrise
In the morning view the sunrise of the Mt. Everest. Later drive back to Shegar. Have a lunch here and then drive back to Shigatse. Upon arrival in Shigatse, free time at your disposal. After a nice journey to the base camp, you will enjoy a good sleep in a nice hotel here.
Day 7: Shigatse / Lhasa
Highlights: Yarlong Tsangpo River
In the morning pick up at the hotel and drive back to Lhasa along the grand Yarlong Tsangpo River. Upon arrival in Lhasa, free time at your disposal.
Day 8: Finish the unforgettable tour in Tibet
Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport and say goodbye

Please contact our trip advisor if you have any question about the itinerary. We will reply to you within one workday.

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