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9 days Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, and Yarlung Valley Tour with Everest Base Camp


Tour type: Classical tours join in basis

Duration: 9 days

Land cost inside Tibet: US$1100/per person (4pax on wards)

Single supplement US$200 (if request a single room)

 

16 fixed departure dates in 2013:
20-28 April; 10-18, 22-30 May; 2-10, 15-23 June;
1-9, 6-14, 16-24 July; 4-12, 14-22, 20-28 August; 6-14, 18-26 September; 5-13, 15-23 October; 2-10 November
 

 

Details of this trip:

 

Our first stop on this incredible classic tour will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of astonishment for years to come!

First rate accommodation will be provided in a traditional Tibetan hotel located conveniently close to nearly all major attractions in Lhasa. It is not easy to get bored in Lhasa as there is so much to see and explore. What an incredible experience it will be!

All our traveling will be done in four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers. Our informative and welcoming guides will lead you through this amazing country of Tibet. Stops will be made along the way in the small towns of Gyantse, Shigatse, and Tsethang. Allow yourself to relax in these extraordinary towns and immerse yourself in the rich buddhist culture. The last part of our journey is spent in exploring the Yarlung Valley, or valley of the tombs. You can learn a lot from these Tibetan people. It will be even easier to enjoy tibet as nothing but the best Tibetan hotels will be provided for you.

The highlight of this trip for many is our visit to the Base Camp of Everest. The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen first hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size.

This Tibet trip will be guaranteed as the memory of a lifetime. Tibet's awe-inspiring landscape, mountain views, and vibrant buddhist culture are unparalleled in this world.
 
Come join us in the roof of the world!


 

ITINERARY

Day 01 Fly or train into Lhasa [3680m]

Day 02 Visit Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery in Lhasa

Day 03 Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Day 04 Drive Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyangtse. Visit Yamdrok Lake, Gyangtse Dzong, Kumbum.

Day 05 Drive Shigatse to Roungbuk, visit Thashilungbu Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery.

Day 06 Visit Everest Base Camp then drive back to Shigatse.

Day 07 Drive Shigatse to Tsethang.

Day 08 Visit Samye Monastery, Yarlung Valley Yungbulakang Palace, Tanddruk Monastery.

Day 09 Departure for your next destination.

 

Detail Itinerary:

 

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa by air or train
 

Once you arrive at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination of the traditional hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.

 

Day 02 In Lhasa

 

On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly, so remind our guide not to miss it.

 

Day 03 In Lhasa

 

A trip to tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung Monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout hundreds of years.

 

Day 04 Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Shigatse

 

Today's trip is little bit demanding but fascinating, we will cross two high passes over 5000m Khambo La and Kharo La plus one beautiful lake - Yamdrok Tso provide wondrous views of the Himalayan Range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pass Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. When reach Gyantse, we will be given the opportunity of experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient dzong fort. The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are no art connoisseur you will be amazed by these ancient murals and architecture. After the visit in Gyantse we will continue another one and half an hour easy drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in tibet, overnight stay will be at the tibetan hotel.

 

Day 05 Thashilungbu Monastery & drive to Mt. Everest

 

In the morning we will explore the Thashilungbu Monastery. Thashilungbu Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to last through the cultural revolution nearly unscathed. Then our four wheel drive vehicles will takes us south towards the main himalayan range while passing over Pang La. The view from the top of Pang La is truly stunning. One is able to see all the way from Makalu to Shishapangma. In the afternoon we will descend into the Rongbuk Valley and Everest will jump quickly into view. This is your first chance to catch a glimpse of this awe-inspiring mountain. We will spend the night at the local guest house.

 

Day 06 Everest Base Camp & back to Shigatse

 

This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to Everest Base Camp, we will take a eco-bus to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base Camp. The views of Everest from so close make the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer north face of this highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest towers above you in a looming yet magical way. In the afternoon, drive back to Shigatse, and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the tibetan plateau.

 

Day 07 Drive Shigatse to Tsethang



You’ll take a slightly different route this morning to Tsethang. So sit back and enjoy another full day of breathless mountains under an endless himalayan sky.

 

Day 08 Visit Sayme Monastery, the valley of the old civilization, Yarlung Valley



We will cross the widest part of Yarlung Zangpo River and visit the first monastery in tibet Samye Monastery, 2 hours on a local boat just to cross the river and another half an hour by local tractor or truck to finally reach samye. A birds eye view down from the Yungbulakang Palace, an amazing architectural site perched on a cliff give you most wonders of how ancient Tibetan people live in such a peaceful wide open valley. A visit to Tibetan kings tombs, the massive burial grounds and unique antique looking Tanddruk Monastery leave you a dream of its passed glory. It is one of the oldest buildings in all of Tibet! You will spend your last night sleeping well back in Tsethang.

 

Day 09 Departure for your next destination



Early morning departure for Gongka Airport. As you may expect the striking mountain views surround you the entire time. An amazing way to end a life-changing journey! Come join us in this land of religion and history!

 

Price on join in basis (4pax onwards)

 

US$ 1100/per person

 

Single supplement: US$ 200 (if request a single room)

 

 

Cost included: 3 stars standard hotel near Barkhor Bazaar, such as Dhood Gu Hotel, Kailash Hotel, Yak Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Norzeng Hotel, Shambala Hotel, Gorkha Hotel, or similar with BB basis in Lhasa & best available en route with breakfast; transportation by 4wd land cruisers or bus according to the group size; guided sightseeing tours with all entry fees, Tibet travel permit; airport or train station transfers; Tibetan english speaking travel guide.

  

Cost not included: train & airtickets into/out of Hhasa(note: we can offer you the tickets booking if needed); lunch & dinner; tips for your guide and driver.

  




16 fixed departure dates in 2013:
20-28 April; 10-18, 22-30 May; 2-10, 15-23 June;
1-9, 6-14
, 16-24 July; 4-12, 14-22, 20-28 August;
 6-14, 18-26 September; 5-13, 15-23 October; 2-10 November
 

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