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9 Days Classic Trip from Lhasa to EBC with Namtso

9-Day Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri, Everest Base Camp, Namtso Lake, Lhasa
join in group tour, Tibet Odyssey Tours provide you with the most classic join in group tour:10 days trip to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake, Shigatse, Tashilunpo Monastery and EBC which involves all the awe-inspiring attractions.
  • Tour Code: gp-05

From $925

Suggested Itinerary

DAY
1

Arrive in Lhasa

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: None

Your tour guide will greet you upon your arrival at Lhasa airport to transfer you to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude.
Travel tips:
Because Tibet lies at such a high altitude, it is important to remember to take everything slowly to minimize the symptoms of altitude sickness. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep that first night – you should feel fine by the next day. However, if you feel extreme discomfort, please notify your tour guide immediately.
DAY
2

Lhasa City Sightseeing - Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Street

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: Breakfast   None  

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa. After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism. To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.
Tips for Visiting Potala Palace
1. The number of visitors to the palace is strictly limited to 2,300 per day. Visitors can only visit during the time specified on the admission ticket.
2. Admission tickets to visit the Potala Palace are sold out almost every day, so it is strongly recommended to book your tickets several days in advance. 
3. There are many steps at the Potala Palace, so it’s best to take it slowly to avoid possible altitude discomfort.
4. Visitors should respect the rules while visiting. Do not wear hats, wear revealing clothes or step on thresholds as these actions violate local customs.
5. Photography and the taking of videos are forbidden inside the Potala Palace.V 6. A security search will take place at the entrance to the palace. Explosives, flammables, knives, lighters and even water bottles are not allowed inside the Potala Palace.
DAY
3

Lhasa City Sightseeing - Sera Monastery – Drepung Monastery

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Today features visits to 2 of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung Monastery is located on the hillside west of Lhasa – at one time the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks living there. A pleasant walk up the hill leads to the solemn ambience inside the monastery’s many halls and chapels. After Drepung, we will move on to the Sera Monastery. The main highlight of the Sera Monastery is watching the crowd of monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day except Sunday, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills – a very impressive sight to behold, as the monks are very animated as they debate the various attributes of Buddhist scriptures.
DAY
4

Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Gyantse (Kumbum Monastery) – Shigatse

Accommodation: Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: Breakfast   None  

This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karol la Pass. Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier before continuing along the southern Friendship Highway to Gyantse, where you will be able to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late in the afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse, the location of the Tashilunpo Monastery.
DAY
5

Shigatse – Tingri – Rongphu Monastery – Everest Base Camp

Accommodation: Overnight at Guest house or Tent

Meals: Breakfast   None  

After breakfast we’ll set out towards the peak of the world – Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse and traveling via Lhatse and Tingri, you will see some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world – incredibly blue skies, floating high clouds, endless grasslands and the highest mountain peaks in the world. We’ll also stop by the Rongbuk Monastery – the world’s highest altitude monastery before spending the night at the Everest Base Camp. 
Travel Tip:
Due to the high altitude, it is possible that you may have some symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend that you stay well hydrated, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery to minimize your symptoms.
DAY
6

Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

Accommodation: Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: None

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise at the Everest Base Camp before we journey back through the spectacular scenery to spend the night again in Shigatse.
DAY
7

Shigatse - Tashilunpo Monastery – Lhasa

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: Breakfast   None  

We will get an early start today to visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. After visiting this ancient monastery, one of the most important sites in Tibetan Buddhism, then we will head back to Lhasa.
DAY
8

Lhasa - Namtso Lake – Lhasa (500 kilometers, 10-hour drive time)

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Hotel (Twin Sharing)

Meals: Breakfast   None  

We will leave your hotel early in the morning and it takes about 4 hours to get to Lake Namtso. Along the way there are some places to stop for taking pictures. When we get to the Lake, it is around lunch time and we can enjoy the view to the Lake. about 2 hours leisure time beside the lake, we will drive back to Lhasa around 8 pm. To experience the natural views of Tibet is a dream of many tourists. Today is a great day for witnessing Tibet’s natural beauty. Mountains, grasslands, and the holy Namtso are on order for today. Namtso, one of the famous Tibet tourists’ attractions, is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans.
DAY
9

Transfer to Lhasa Airport – Departure from Lhasa

Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Your day will be free until we pick you up to take you on the 90-minute drive to the Lhasa airport for your departing flight.

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Price Guide

Price Includes:

  • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass
  • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
  • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
  • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
  • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast provided by the hotel
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
  • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
  • One Welcome dinner in Lhasa

Price Exclude:

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
  • Places not listed in the itinerary
  • Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
  • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
  • Single room supplement

Booking Instructions

 1.Reservations

1) Send your request through our website form or send us an email at inquiry@tibettravel.com . With each inquiry, please include the following information: 
a. Your desired destinations;
b. Departure date
c. Length of your trip
d. Your name, email address and country of citizenship.
We will confirm your inquiry with a reply within 24 hours.
2) You can call us directly at our service center at +86-28-85012991 (landline) or +86-18889089998 (mobile)
3) You can come to our office in Chengdu in person to make reservation
We highly recommend you that you reserve your tour at least 30-50 days before the actual travel date. We will send you a letter of confirmation 
via email once you have confirmed your booking with us, informing you of the your proposed flights, hotels and your trip details.
 
2. Payment Methods
We can confirm your tour reservation with a payment of 30% of the total tour cost plus 100% of the cost of any flights or train tickets required for your tour. You can then pay the balance due for your tour to our local staff after your arrival in Lhasa. 
 
3. Luggage Allowances
The regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China states that, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg (44 pounds) for economy class flights, 30kg (66 pounds) for business class flights, and 40kg (88 pounds) for first class flights, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft.

4. Itinerary changes and cancellations
We make every effort to operate tours as listed on our website, however, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary, or substitute the activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We also have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for every reason, like unforeseen circumstances, or circumstances beyond our control. In this cases we will re-book you on different day, however if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full field claim. 
 
5. Meals
All of our tours include a daily breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not included as we prefer to give the freedom to our clients to try the local food by themselves. Meals are usually served at the hotel. Dinner may also be served at a local restaurant. Although we cannot guarantee special meal requests, we will do our best to provide you with specialized dietary needs for meals as well as your special needs for hotel rooms such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bed sizes, etc.