|Tour Code: TTR-06
Destination: Trekking from Tingri to Everest Base Camp
Tour Price: From $/ ?? p/p
Availability: Daily, but early booking is highly recommended!
|Trekking Route: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shgiatse-Old Tingri-Lungchang-Lamna La-Zommug-Rongbuk-EBC- Lhasa|
Trekking from old Tingri to the Base Camp Mt.Everest. You will accomplish 70km/44miles in 4 whole days; the route of trekking is on a high-elevation region with altitudes ranging between 4,400meters to 5,300meters, surely a great challenge for some normal travelers. But on the way to Everest Base Camp you will have enough time to explore the valleys and glaciers below the massive of Mt. Everest and view the most magnificent view of the highest mountain in the world.
|Day 1: Arrival-Lhasa(3650m)|
|Lhasa airport or train station pick-up by our local guide and driver, than transfer you to the local 3-star hotel, the rest of the day is free on your own.|
|Day 2: Full day Lhasa tour to Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street (B)|
Hotel pick-up in the morning, then spend the whole morning to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the mythical halls, exhibition chambers, figures of the Buddha.
In the afternoon, touring to the holy temple in Tibet – the Johkang Temple, which was built during songtsen gonpo’s period by princess of wencheng in Great Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).
The circular pilgrim way around Jokhang temple is named barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city. The barkhor market is one of the most famous sites throughout Tibet, and it is the ideal place to buy traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and traditional Tibetan clothes, etc.
|Day 3: Full day Lhasa tour to Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery (B)|
Drepung monastery is located at the foot of a holy mountain and was established by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was used to the home of 10,000 monks and it was the centre government before fifth dalai lama and then, the government was moved to the famous Potala palace. later on, you can also visit the Nechung monastery which located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet.
In the afternoon, go on visiting to the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choeje (a follower to Songtsen Gonpo). The highlight is that the Monk debate is held there in the courtyard at around 6:00-7:30.
|Day 4: Lhasa to Yamdrok-tso lake and Gyantse (3,950meters) (B)|
Hotel check-out and leaving for Gyantse in the morning, today we will travel 300 km/188 miles on the expressway. While we travel on the top of Mt. Gangbala, you will see the fabulous shade of turquoise, Yamdrok lake shaped just like a coiling scorpion with deep clear water in the color of blue.
After 3 hours driving, we will arrive at our destination-Gyantse, visit Kubum Monastery first, which is 35 meters high with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes. Later on, drive to the local hotel to check in.
|Day 5: Gyangtse/Shigatse/Old Tingri (B)|
Morning drive to Shigatse, that is 90km/56miles from Gyangtse. Visit Tashilunpo Monastery, it’s the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, then drive along the Friendship expressway to Old Tingri via Lhatse and Shegar. While on the way, you may have a good view of Cho Oyu. Overnight at Old Tingri.
|Day 6: Trek to Lungthang (4,510 meters) in 5 hours for 12km/8miles (B)|
|Our trekking begins Old Tingri, it goes through the Tingri plain, going along a part of the Ra-chu Valley, then we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and groups of sheep and goats. Throughout the day we can visit a small gompa in Chholun. Tonight will be spent in a comfortable campsite in Lunthang. This bleak region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.|
|Day 7: Trek to Lamna La (5,150 meters) in 8 hours for 21km/13miles (B)|
|Big challenging trekking really starts today as we go up into the mountains. Much uphill hiking is on our way as we climb towards the top of Lamna La. And we Camp beyond the top of this pass.
Stay overnight in Tent
|Day 8: Trek to Zommug (4,790m) (B)|
|In the morning we descend steeply into lush vegetation. The only people we might encounter are yak herders and their families. Camp will be settled in the small village of Zommug. Truly amazing views can be seen as the sun sets in this barren town.|
|Day 9: Trek to Rongphu(4,980meters) Monastery and EBC(5,100meters) (B)|
Today, we will drive to Rongphu Monastery, it’s the highest monastery in the world, and hike from the Monastery to Everest Base Camp. The highlight today is to camp at the Everest Base Camp.
|Day 10: Rongphu to Shegar, Lhtase and Sakya (B)|
In the morning, descending down to the Monastery and drive to Lhatse, then follow the way to Sakya, we will make a stop at Xiqian Hotspring while on the way.
Stay overnight at Sakya Monastery.
|Day 11: Sakya to Lhasa (B)|
|The last program for this trip is visiting the famous Sakya Monastery, The Sakya institution inside Sakya Monastery is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was right here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings left from then. Later on, drive to back to Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
|Day 12: Leave Lhasa (B)|
|Hotel check-out and pick-up based on your flight info, then transfer to the airport/train station for your next destination. Lovely tour ends!|
1. Airport/train station – Hotel – Airport/train station Transfer in Lhasa
2. All breakfast from day 2 to 12
3. Transportation in Tibet:
- Train station pick up and Airport drop off, Private Mini Van
- Lhasa City transportation, Private Mini Van or taxi according to group size
- Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest base camp-Trekking-Rongpuk-Sakya-Lhasa: 4WD
- Luggage carrying on trekking: 4WD
4. All hotel and camping accommodations:
- Comfortable Hotels in Lhasa, Gyantse
- Guest house in Sakya
- Tent during trekking
5. Guide: Local Tibetan English-speaking Tour Guide
6. All sightseeing and entrance fees listed in itinerary
7. All Necessary Permits
8. Travel Insurance only for accident
9. Entrance fees for drivers, tour guide in Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
10. Oxygen supply on Vehicle, 5 small bottles for each traveler
1. Single room supplement
2. Tips to the guide and driver
3. Meals are not marked in Itinerary
4. Any airfares and train tickets
5. Any fees not mentioned above