|Tour Code: TTR-01
Destination: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Everest Base Camp
Tour Price: From $/ ?? p/p
Availability: Daily, but early booking is highly recommended!
|Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by air or by train[3660M]|
|After flying or taking train a long time to Lhasa, our Tibetan Tour guide will welcome you at the airport, a private car will take you to your final destination – Lhasa. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring the old town in Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
|Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa|
Morning section to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha. Made of precious metal. Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess Wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand Buddha, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit.
Overnight in Lhasa
|Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa|
The circular pilgrim route around Jokhang temple is called Barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city. The Barkhor market itself is the most active in all Tibet, and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc.
Overnight at Lhasa
|Day 4: Drive Lhasa-Gyantse|
Driving towards Yamdrok-tso and Gyantse Kumbhum monastery (300km) running through a black asphalt highway. It is better to leave early in the morning and in about one and half hour way, from the top of Mt. Gangbala, you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. Then reached to our day’s final destination Gyantse, visit Kubum monastery which is 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. you can visit every chambers in the monastery.
Overnight in Gyantse
|Day 5: Drive Gyantse [3950M] – Sakya [4500M] 230km|
Visiting the unique TashiLhunpo monastery(90km), driving through black smooth tar road to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery, then to Lhatse Visit the famous Tashilhunpo monastery and is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa. Then in evening you can visit the famous tibetan market below the Shigatse Zong. Then drive to Saykya County where the Sakya monastery located, The Sakya tridition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya’s great library written in gold.
Overnight in Lhatse.
|Day 6: Drive Sakya [4500M] – Rongpuk [5000M] 256km|
In the morning, you will visit Sakya Monastery, which is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya’s great library written in gold. After explore Sakya Monastery, driving direct towards the Mount Everest base camp(180km)Rough road upto mount Everest.\ You can take your lunch from here and drive direct to Everest base camp. From the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful sun rising from the top of great Himalayan Mountains. Overnight in Rongpuk Tent Guest House
|Day 7: Rongpuk Everest|
|Today you will slowly begin to acclimatize. It is better to walk to Base Camp to do some sight warm-up exercises.|
|Day 8: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 [5460M]|
Your first challenging trek will be made to Base Camp 1(5450m). Going through the Rongpuk Glacier along the way to C1. The views around this massive glacier are some of the best in the world. We will take a trail that rises to the east side of this ice cap and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. The trek is fairly short, but the high altitude may still be hard for many so relax today and enjoy exploring this amazing area.
|Day 9: Trek to Interim Camp [5760M]|
|Our trekking trail today will meander over gravel hills to the west of the glacier. Another scenic day awaits us as we spend the night at the interim camp. Ice pinnacles surround us in all directions. What an amazing experience!|
|Day 10: Trek to Camp 2 [5970M]|
Today we ascend even farther into the intricate maze of ice as we meet up with the Changste glacier. It is such an incredible experience to be hiking on the world’s highest mountain! Today our camp is even more beautiful than past sites. We are surrounded on all sides by varying glaciers and hanging ice. The Serac Highway protrudes a gravel point into the center of these amazing ice formations
|Day 11: Trek to ABC [6340M] and return to Camp 2|
|It is completely up to you today whether you want to spend the night at Base camp 3 or simply hike there during the day and return to Base Camp 2. The walk will be much more enjoyable tomorrow if we stay at the second base camp. However, if you wish we can spend the night at an even higher altitude and impressive location. Camp 3 lies in the center of flattened gravel mounds next to the glacier. Today we can observe many of the challenging pinnacles, ridges, and even the rock summit of Everest. Camp 3 is only 2400 meters from the top. What a sight it is to finally arrive at nearly the highest point in the world!|
|Day 12: Return to Rongpuk Monastery|
|Today is a long day as we cruise downhill back towards the first base camp. Wonderful sights abound as we leave this amazing peak.|
|Day 13: Rongpuk-Shigatse 450km|
|Make your way back to Lhasa, stay one night at Shiagtse.|
|Day 14: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa 280km|
|Continue your way back to Lhasa|
|Day 15: Leave Lhasa by air or by Train|
|See you off at Lhasa train station or at airport, end the trip.|