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8 Days Lhasa-Yamtroktso-Shigatse-Mt Everest-Namtso Lake Tour

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8 Days Lhasa-Yamtroktso-Shigatse-Mt Everest-Namtso Lake Tour

We will take you to fulfill your lifetime adventure to the highest mountain in the world-Mount Everest, and enjoy two of Tibet's holiest lakes: Namtso and Yamdrok Lake.

Highlights:
Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery,Barkhor Street,Yamdrok Lake,Mount Everest,Tashilunpo Monastery,Namtso Lake
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DAY 1   Arrival Lhasa
Altitude: 3650m Distance: 100km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you check in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.
Travel Tip:
With its much higher elevation, some visitors may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend taking everything slowly, getting plenty of rest the first day and staying very well hydrated by drinking plenty of water to minimize the effects of the high altitude. Usually, you will fine by the second day, but if you do experience severe and/ or worsening symptoms, please contact your tour guide or a member of our staff immediately.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Lhasa

DAY 2   Lhasa City Tour -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Altitude: 3650m
Potala Palace
Initially built in 641 AD and listed as a world heritage site in 1994, the Potala Palace is the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet. The halls, murals, statues and mountain views will make you shocked even if you are not a Buddhist.
Jokhang Monastery
The Jokhang Monastery is the final destination for pilgrims. A statue of the 12-year-old Sakyamuni, who lived in India in the fifth century BC, and who was the creator of Buddhism, is collected in the monastery. This is the reason why Buddhists consider Lhasa a Sacred Land.
Barkhor Street
Located near the Jokhang Monastery, the Barkhor Street was only a place for Buddhists to do a religious circumambulation in ancient times. Nowadays, tourists can buy exquisite souvenirs on the street, such as handicrafts, costumes, tea, prayer wheels and Tibetan incense.
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.
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.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Lhasa

Potala Palace

Jokhang Monastery

DAY 3   Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Shigatse
Altitude: 3650m Distance: 380km, about 7 hours’drive
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.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Shigatse

Yamdrok Lake

Karola Glacier

DAY 4   Shigatse – Gaoula Pass – Rongbuk Monastery – EBC
Altitude: 5100m Distance: 340km, about 7 hours’ drive
After breakfast we’ll set out towards the peak of the world – Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse 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:
Today’s food and lodging is poor. 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.

Meals: Breakfast   / Dinner  

Accommodation: Rongphu Temple Guest House or EBC tent

Mount Everest

Rongbuk Monastery

DAY 5   Everest Base Camp- Ghazora Pass– Shigatse
Altitude: 3650m Distance: 380km, about 8 hours’ drive
We will get an early start today to cross the Ghazora Pass, also known as the Dingri Boundary, At an altitude of 5248 meters. After that you will 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, we will drive to Shigaste hotel.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Shigatse

Tashilunpo Monastery

Tashilunpo Monastery

DAY 6   Shigatse Tashilumpo Monastery - Nimu - Mountain Donggula - Yampachen Grassland in northern Tibet – Damxung County
Altitude: 4700m Distance: 330km, about 6 hours’drive
Yampachen: Far View
Located in Damxung County and 90 kilometers northwest of Lhasa, Yampachen is the first wet steam field developed in mainland China and the highest geothermal power station in the world.
Grassland in northern Tibet
It is located among the Kunlun Mountains, Tanggula Mountains and Gangdise Mountains.It is not only a paradise for wildlife, but also a culturally place with rich sedimentary layers.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Damxung

Yampachen

Yampachen

DAY 7   Damxung Namtso Lake – Tsurphu Monastery– Lhasa
Altitude: 3650m Distance: 350km, about 7 hours’drive
Today is a great day for witnessing Tibet’s natural beauty. Namtso Lake, one of the famous Tibet tourists’ attractions, is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans.
Tsurphu Monastery is a gompa which serves as the traditional seat of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in Gurum in Doilungdêqên District, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was built in the middle of the valley facing south with high mountains surrounding the complex.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Comfort standard hotel in Lhasa

Namtso Lake

Tsurphu Monastery

DAY 8   Lhasa Departure
Altitude: 3650m Distance: 100km, about 1.5 hours’drive
Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: None

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Price Includes.
    • 1 Transportation
      7-15 seats regular tourist buses.
      Because overall reception capacity is relatively limited and local vehicles are relatively old in Tibet, the condition of the vehicles is not as good as that of other cities in China. Sometimes air conditioners in vehicles cannot work normally due to Tibet special climatic conditions;
      In certain part of roads, it requires limited speed (for example, It needs to take at least two driving hours to complete the appointed kilometers), so the driver will randomly choose the stopping place to rest.
    • 2 Accomodation
      Lhasa: Lhasa Hongshan Hotel or similar for 3 nights
      Shigatse: Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar for 2 nights
      Mount Everest Base Camp -Tibetan Tent for 1 night (6-8 people sharing)
      Damxung Namsto Holy Goat Manor Hotel or similar for 1 night
    • 3 Meals
      a. All breakfasts
      b. Two featured meals: Tibetan welcome banquet in Lhasa & The world’s highest altitude hot pot experience in EBC
      Please take care of other meals by yourself; if you give up the meal due to your own reasons, the meal fee will not be refunded. If there are travelers who are not used to dining in Tibetan areas, they can prepare their own meals.
    • 4 Guide
      Professional English-Speaking local tour guide
    • 5 Entrance ticket
      Ticket price from May 1st to October 31st for your reference:
      Potala Palace CNY200/ Jokhang Temple CNY85/ Yamdrok Lake CNY60/ Karola Glacier CNY50/ Rongbuk Monastery CNY30/ EBC CNY160/ EBC Environment Protection Vehicle Fee CNY120/ Tashilumpo Monastery CNY100/ Namtso Lake 225/ Tsurphu Monastery50
      We guarantee travellers visit the first entrance of the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. If there is an emergency and cannot visit, we will negotiate with tourists to exchange scenic spots. If the price is temporarily adjusted by the scenic spot, tourists are required to make up the difference. If the scenic spot cannot be visited due to policy reasons or weather conditions, the ticket fees will be refunded.
    • 6 Tibet Permits
      Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Border Pass
    • 7 Travel Insurance
      Travel Accident Insurance, Vehicle Seat Insurance, Travel Agency Liability Insurance
    • 8 Pick up and Drop off
      Pick up and drop off at the airport (or train station)
    • 9 Oxygen and Water
      a. A container of Oxygen per person for emergency use
      b. 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
      c. 4L Medical oxygen cylinder with car
    • 10 Service fees
      a. All taxes, fees and handling charges
      b. Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
Price Excludes.
    • 1 Single Room Supplement
      Two people in a room. If travellers need to stay in a single room, he must make up for the price difference for the single room.
    • 2 Room Loss Fee
      The room fee incurred during the itinerary change needed to be paid by own.
    • 3 Personal Expenses
      Laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • 4 Force Majeure
      Due to irresistible objective reasons and non-travel agency reasons (such as natural disasters, wars, strikes, etc.) or airline flight delays or cancellations, consulate visa delays, insufficient number of travllers and other special conditions, travel agency has the right to cancel or change the itinerary, everything beyond Expenses (such as visa fees, accommodation, meal and transportation fees, air ticket fees adjustments, etc.) The travel agency has the right to charge travellers additional fees.
    • 5 Tips to the guide and driver
      Tips are not required but expected, we suggest 30 CNY per person per day to the guide and another 30 CNY per person per day to the driver.
    • 6 Transportation
      Flight/Train tickets in and out of Tibet
Our Service
We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.
Cancellation Policy

Once the deposit is paid, your trip is confirmed. If you need to change or cancel your itinerary, please contact your travel consultant by email, phone, instant messenger, etc. There will be a charge for Cancellation or modification. The policy is as follows:

1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

Early Birds Discount

Our incredible discounts will help you save more on your next trip. Not only will you enjoy early bird discount. What’s more, if more than 16 people(including 16pax) sign up at the same time, there is no charge for one person. These two promotions can be used in combination to help you save much more on your next adventure.

Our primary concern is always customer satisfaction. Despite our discounts are quite incredible, our service remains at its usual high standard.

We are pleased to offer these three kinds of promotions after receiving your reservation deposit:
Enjoy 10% discount - sign up above 180 days before departure date;
Enjoy 5% discount - sign up 90~180 days before departure date.

Reviews
 EBC-Brizil-0009

Hi Kay.

I'm in China yet, but I'm going back to Brazil the day after tomorrow. The Tibet's tour was AWESOME ... Everything was perfect! The guide was very smart with very good English, take care with everyone, the best guide in Tibet(he is a small Tenzin)  

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 EBC-Australia-0004

Hello Alex! !  

We had the most amazing time in Tibet and we hope to come back for more!! Thank you so much for organizing everything so well! We are very easy travelers so this trip was luxury for us! Hahaha We have the last day in Chengdu today and tomorrow going back home! I will email you a detailed feedback in a couple of days and will email as well a great group photo with the Mt Everest in the background! our tour guide and the whole group were fantastic. We become friends with everyone in the group:) For now few pictures from my iPhone but will email better ones from home ! (they are on the camera) 

 

 EBC & Namtso-Canada-0003

Dear Amy,

THANK YOU very, very, much for all your help and assistance for our Tibet tour. Without you I may not have managed without more tears. The tour was an amazing adventure to say the least and a trip neither Grace nor I will ever forget. Lobsang was the BEST. thank you for him too. He went out of his way to make sure we were all happy. A hard group to please! He is such a beautiful person. I hope you meet him one day. I seem to dream of Tibet every night. THANK YOU Amy also for the contacts places to go in Chengdu. A beautiful experience. Despite the typhoon in Hong Kong we did eventually get home safely. Lots of love to you : ) : )

Kind Regards, Berni & Grace

 

 

 EBC&Namtso&Nyingchi-Spanish-0006

Hello Alex,  

I am sorry that it took me so long to give you a feedback, I was pretty busy the recent days weeks and hope you can understand that.  
Let's come to the feedback.
Tour guide: The tour guide (Ms. Qimei) was excellent! Her English speaking ability was very good. Additionally, she was welcoming, friendly and could score with profound knowledge about culture, history and environment.
Driver: The driver was all the time friendly and drove according to the rules. we all felt very safe during the trip.
Hotels: The hotels were also well chosen. The breakfast matched the western standard.
Vehicle: The vehicle was overall very comfortable.  
Additional comment: Overall, I was very happy with the tour. The only thing, I would have wished for is to have had a detailed itinerary beforehand. Sometimes I was not sure, how exactly the next day was planned.  
Best regards, Nweth Sureshkumar 
 Lhasa-Germany-0017

Dies ist das wichtigste in Lhasa, wenn nicht ein verschwendetem Reise gemacht haben, oder auch beim nächsten Mal wieder zu sehen. Nehmen Sie es langsam, da gibt es viele Treppen und Dinge zu sehen sind.


Tipps: Wenn Sie in Lhasa sind, gehen Sie zum Potala Palast an ihrem letzten Tag in Lhasa. Erstens, es gibt viele Treppen steigen, also wenn Sie noch zum Eingewöhnen haben, werden Sie wahrscheinlich leiden im Aufstieg. Zweitens, wenn Sie die Hauptattraktion erst einmal sehen, die anderen Kloster/Palace werden können dem Vergleich nicht standhalten. Drittens kommen Sie wieder in den Abend nach Sonnenuntergang zu nehmen Sie den nächtlichen Blick auf dieses Hotel.

Ticket ist eine Postkarte, die man nach Hause schicken. angebracht ist ein 80Cent Briefmarke, nur ganz oben auf der Rest zurück nach Hause zu schicken.

Potala Palast wurde im 7. Jahrhundert erbaut und war der heutige Größe im 17. Jahrhundert erweitert. Es liegt ca. 114m m hoch, mit 13 Etagen des Wohnbereichs, Tempel, Beerdigung stupas und monk Schlafräume. Wie von Anfang 2014, es gibt ca. 70 seltsame monk dort lebenden, er es mehr als eine Touristenattraktion als einen funktionellen Palace/Kloster. Mein Reiseführer ist sehr nett. Wir haben eine schöne Zeit verbracht. Das ist der Grund, warum wir in Lhasa.

 EBC-USA-0005
Dear David,  
This 8 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable. Organization of this tour has been perfect and I was very lucky to join a group with a funny young Chinese lady and 4 very pleasant Germans. it is the ideal size of a group for a good We have all really appreciate our guide, Tashi Peida. For his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion. his very good English level and above all, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile. He is more than a guide: a friend The timing has been well managed by Taishi to avoid loss of time on road and to arrive on the Everest tent camp in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset. Accommodation is 3 hotels has been perfect everywhere. The only negative point is that we have understood that our driver didn't have the proper licence to drive our minibus. This is the reason why we had a second driver to go through some check points  Regarding your personal service, David. let me give you the same rating than the level of my worry at the beginning of the preparation of this tour: ) : ) Thanks a lot for your patience and your efficiency to obtain my Tibet Visa and a train ticket at the last minute. Great job. I only regret not to have had the pleasure to meet you in Lhasa. Anyhow, take good care my dear friend!
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