Lhasa Shigatse Mt.Everest Namtso Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Tour Code:
H01
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private escorted tour with guide & vehicle at your service exclusively and the itinerary can be tailor-made to your exact liking.

Everyone wants the best itinerary in their Tibet Tour, and this is one of the good choices. Tourists can see the most popular scenic spots of Tibet, the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, then Tashilhunpo Monastery and Rongbuk Monastery in Shigatse. Except for the above arrangement, there are two highlights in this route. One is the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, you can spend one night at the Everest Base Camp so that you can get close to it. The other one is Namtso Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and also the highest salt lake in the world. The great scenery will get you drawn absolutely.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wonder around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

After rest one night, today you will recover sufficiently to launch your Lhasa city tour, with a close contact with Lhasa, the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

At first, you will go to the Potala Palace, which is the symbolic place of Lhasa and also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was built by the 33rd. the great king of Tibet in the 7th. century. The gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet are the most worth seeing in Potala Palace.

After lunch, you are going to Jokhang Temple, which was founded in the same time and by the same king with Potala Palace. From outside, you can see many pilgrims making prostrating in front of the temple. From inside, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at his age of 12.

Barkhor street is the next destination that women love a lot. Because it’s a famous busy walking street where they can go shopping. There are many distinctive shops that sell different Tibetan stuff, like handicraft, Thangka, and so on. Except for shopping, tourists can also join the Kora with pilgrims and locals, to explore Tibetan

religious culture more deeply.

There is still one more important thing---the welcome dinner, which will be arranged tonight. We hope all the tourists will enjoy this tour and have an unforgettable memory.

Optional:

You can go to visit the Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center if time is enough. You can also watch the Tibetan Culture Show in the evening for USD60 per person at your own expense.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Potala Palace
The golden roof of Jokhang Template. From here,  you will also have a good view of Potala Palace.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drepung monastery, which means Monastery of Collecting Rice in the Tibetan language. It’s a white magnificent construction that looks also like a pile of rice in the distance. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, where lived more than 10 thousand monks before Tibet liberation.

In the afternoon, tourists will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate starts around 3 to 5 p.m. It’s very attractive even if you don’t understand what they are talking about at all. If the debate is not your type, you can also see the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Budda inside of the monastery. Besides, the sight in Sera monastery is very good because you can see roses around. That’s why people also call it “the court of wild rose”.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse (4040 m), 262km, approx 5hrs

You will go to Gyantse from Lhasa today.

Firstly, you can have a glimpse of Yamdroktso Lake during the way to Kampala pass (4790m). This is the holy lake surrounded by plenty of snow-capped mountains. And special views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar ( 7191m)---the highest mountain near Lhasa, comes out later soon.

You will see the Korala Glacier when we pass it on the roadside. After hanging pray flag at Simila Mountain pass, we will arrive in Gyantse, the third largest city in Tibet after Lhasa and Shigatse.

Then tourists can visit Pala Manor, located in Banjue Lunbu village, about 4km southwest of Gyantse. It’s the main estate of Para family, the full name of Paji Lacan, which is a rich Tibetan aristocratic family in the old time. And Para Manor is the only well-preserved manor of three old Tibetan nobles so far.

Stay overnight in Gyantse

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
Day 5 Gyantse-Shigatse(3840m), 96km, approx 2hrs

After breakfast, we shall visit Pelkor Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and then see the Gyantse For-tress from a distance.

Gyantse Dzong, the hero city that witnesses the history of the fierce fighting. It was 1904, British troops started to attack China here, and Tibetan people defended for their homeland with simple weapons. The bloody war lasted for more than three months. This is also the basic story of the famous movie named “Red River Valley”.

The last spot of the day is Shalu monastery, the only monastery in Tibet that combines Tibetan and Chinese styles in its design.

Then we will start to go to Shigatse. It normally takes one and a half hours to drive from Gyantse to Shigatse, where we may visit the traditional barley mill and have the unique sights of barley field ( in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Pelkor Chode Monastery
Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibe
Day 6 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk –EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

Before we drive to Lhatse to have lunch, we will visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama.

After passing Tsola Pass (4600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5248m), we will enter the National Nature Reserve of Mt. Everest, from where tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m),

And then we will go directly to Everest Base Camp (5200m). You can see the amazing sunset of golden Everest peak at the lodging area if the weather is good.

Stay overnight at EBC in summer ( May- Oct.)

Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house in winter ( Nov.- Apr.)

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
Day 7 EBC-Shigatse , 350km, approx. 7hrs

The great sunrise of Everest Peak is far out of your imagination. Enjoy the peaceful and wonderful morning you’ve never had. After that, we will go to the Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world. Then we may trek to EBC from lodging area. You can have a good look at Mt. Everest from EBC and take clear photos of it. In the end, we will start to return to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Mt. Everest
everest tour
Day 8 Shigatse-Namtso lake (4600m), 380km, approx 7.5hrs

Namtso lake is one of the three most holy lakes in Tibet. It’s also the third largest salt lake in China and the highest lake in the world. The name of Namtso means “lake from heaven” in the Tibetan language. And the gorgeous landscape is really like from heaven. You can enjoy one night here, and please get up early to feel the special sunrise the next day.

Stay overnight in guestroom at the lakeside

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake
Day 9 Namtso–Yampachen(4300m)–Tsurphu(4300m)–Lhasa(3680m), 310km, approx 6 hrs

Today may be the most relax day during this journey because tourists are going to Yampachen. Located 92km from Lhasa city, Yampachen is rich in geothermal energy and is known for hot spring bath. People enjoy the blue sky and white cloud when taking a bath in therapeutic hot spring. How romantic the feeling is!

After the bath, you will go to visit Tsurphu Monastery, the last attraction in your tour. It’s the main monastery of Karma Kargyu. And the remarkable system of Tibetan Buddhism reincarnation was originated from there.

Then after driving about 2 hours, you will get back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Yampachen hot springs
Tsurphu Monastery is a gompa which serves as the traditional seat of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 10 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.

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Troc***

2017-08-18

Salve, stavo visitando il voatro sito e sarei interessata al tour H01 e vorrei informazioni in merito anche tramite e-mail va benissimo. Grazie della disponibilità.

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amy

2017-08-19

Dear Trocchi Francesca Romana, 

From your inquiry in Italian language, I checked the words on Google, if I understood you correctly, seems you are interested in taking our 10 Days Lhasa Shigatse Mt.Everest Namtso Tour(H01), this is a private tour,so I will send you the itinerary with quotation of it by email soon. 

tama***

2017-08-03

LHASA SHIGATSE MT.EVEREST NAMTSO TOUR date between 19.05 and 02.06.2018 we are two women

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amy

2017-08-03

Dear tamara ederer, as you are only two persons, I highly suggest you join our  10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour to reduce the cost by sharing expenses with other travelers. 

Davi***

2017-07-26

Hello: We're looking to book a private tour for 2 persons in July 2018. Could you let us know how much this is, and what is inclusive. Thanks David

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amy

2017-07-26

Dear David Mohel,I’m happy to hear that you are interested in taking our 10 Days Lhasa Shigatse Mt.Everest Namtso Tour, this is a private tour,I'm going to quote you and send you the detailed price inclusions & exclusions by email shortly. 

Brig***

2017-07-25

Hi , we are interested in your tour of 10 days . We are 2 women We'll arrive from Chengdu . Could you arrange a private tour or group tour for us and give us the price for the next month of May . Do you have already specifics dates of departure for the group tour . Thank you

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claire

2017-07-26

Hi, Brigitte!

About the tour you’re interested in, I can arrange a group tour for you, which can lower you budget a lot especially for 2 people. If you would like to join this group tour in August, 2017, there is an existing 10-day group tour and you can get 7% discount, which starts on 19th August, 2017.

Best wishes,

Claire

Jenn***

2017-07-23

Hi there- I'm looking at the 10 day tour Availability from Sept 7-20 for 2 people and would like to inquire the cost and availability for the tour during this timeframe. are tips extra? I would also like to ask if i get altitude sickness- are there alternative plans or details of what the arrangement can be? Thanks Jenn

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claire

2017-07-24

Thanks for sending us the inquiry about your Tibet Tour! This is Claire from Great Tibet Tour. I am glad to be at your service! 

About the tour your submitted on our website, is a private tour, which is more expensive for 2 travelers. We have the fixed 10-day group tour, which the itinerary is similar with the private one and it can lowered your budget a lot. And there is an existing 10-day group tour and its date of departure is on 12th Sept. If you’d like to join in it, you will leave Lhasa on 21th Sept. Would you mind it? 

Sincerely,

Claire

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