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8 Day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour-Budget

  • Tour Code: CT-806B
  • Destination: Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest
  • Price:from only $821
  • Categories: Budget _ Standard

Features:
• Best price
• Guaranteed departures
• English-speaking guide
• A/C vehicle
• Free airport/railway station transfer

Itinerary

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Arrive at Lhasa airport, meet your guide and driver, and then transfer to Lhasa city. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yearlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet with highest elevation in the world).
After check in our Lhasa hotel, the rest time is free for relax and Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Hotel: 3 star De Kang Hotel or similar

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
(Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet).
In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery - Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and you may join in too with the help your guide.
 
Meal:Hotel Breakfast
 

Day 3 Lhasa Shigatse by road

Highlights: Tashilump Monastery
We will depart today from your hotel in Lhasa around 08:00. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road; after arrival in Shigatse, we will first go to apply the Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) with your original passport presented which usually takes abt 30mins before sightseeing. Bear with us.
Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.

Meal: Hotel breakfast
Hotel: 3 star Manasarovar Hotel

Day 4 Shigatse Tingri Rongbuk Tent Camp

Optional: Rongbuk Monastery
Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also prepare some snacks with you to bring along.
You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny, but from here the view of Mt Everest is fantastic. You can choose to just hang around Rongbuk to take photos or visit it at your own expense of CNY 25/person.
Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right.
After sightseeing there, if it’s summer time (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Rongbuk/Tent Camp, Dorm bed

Day 5 EBC Shigatse

Highlights: Everest Base Camp
We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.
Everest Tent Camp is the furthest point vehicles can drive to. From here you will have to take the shuttle bus for the last glorious 4Km which is incredibly incredibly scenic. You’re hemmed in by high grey ridges to the east and west and as you look to the south, Everest’s north face dominates the skyline.
Endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp(elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber
up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at
the base camp marker, reads ‘Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp’.
We will drive to Shigatse afterwards. Just as the way of the day before, you will also spend abt 10~12hrs hrs or so on the road.

Hotel: 3 star Manasarovar Hotel

Day 6 Shigatse Gyantse Lhasa by road

Highlights: Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Yamdrok Lake
Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.
En route we will drive pass by Mt Nojin Kangsang and its Karola Glacier.
Yamdrotso Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: 3 star Dekang Hotel

Day 7 Depart Lhasa

Pick up from your hotel lobby and transfer to the airport or railway station for next destination.

Meal: Hotel Breakfast

Price

Group Size Validity Price Per Person
1 travelerNov. to Apr.
May to Jun.
11-31 Oct.
Jul. to Sep.
1-10 Oct.
Aug.

Remarks

Notes:
• Prices are per person, double occupancy basis and breakfast.
• FREE transfer service from airport-Lhasa at 3:20 pm and Lhasa-airport at 12:00 pm ONLY.

Guaranteed Departures
Jan. 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 29
Feb. 5, 12
Apr. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 23, 27, 30
May. 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 29
Jun. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Jul. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Aug. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Sep. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Oct. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26
Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hand-selected hotels, double occupancy basis
• Meals as specified
• Tibet travel permit

 

Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• A la carte meals
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides.

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