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8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt Everest Group Tour

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    Day 1: Arrival

    Pass By: Great Tibet Tour, No.23, Row 11, Zhaji Unit 5th Alley, Zhaji Residential Quarter, Zhaji E Rd, Lhasa 850000 China
    Pick up and transfer to the hotel

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 2: Lhasa Suburb

    Pass By: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje.

    Pass By: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 3: Lhasa City

    Pass By: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

    Pass By: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days.

    Pass By: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 4: Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

    Pass By: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.

    Pass By: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

    Pass By: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
    Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 5: Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, approx 7hrs

    Pass By: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
    n the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the new zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

    If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will stay overnight at the nomad tents of the new Everest Base Camp; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only the dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the guesthouse

    Day 6: EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 6hrs

    Pass By: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
    You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

    Pass By: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
    In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery the home of Panchen Lama. It was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, and is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, the northern way to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo valley.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the 3/4 star hotel

    Day 8: Depart from Lhasa

    Pass By: Great Tibet Tour, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Lasa Shi, Chengguan Qu, No.674, Group 3, Lalu Community, Xuexin Village Street
    Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a great trip in Tibet. Thanks to Tashi our guide, who is very knowledgeable about Tibetan history and Buddhism in particular, his stories made the sites we visited even more spectacular. The combination of monasteries and a visit to Mt Everest base camp...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JoostMarliePepijn
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Me and my father took this tour and it was truly an amazing experience. I really loved Tibet and it's wonderful people, and the guides were just awesome. The girls at the travel agency also really took great care of us, and any issue we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Tommy O
    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    Definitely a trip to tick off the bucket list. Our tour guide Dhargye was very knowledgeable and gave our tour group a great insight into Tibet and it's culture!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank employeerich
    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    This is my first trip to Tibet. Tibet is the place I have been yearning for, but there are too many problems that need to be solved until I get help from Nina. She planned a perfect route and solved all the documents and ticket...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank CaseyMB66
    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    I am not used to travelling with a tour, however, since foreigners need to book a tour in order to be able to visit Tibet I decided to book via GreatTibetTour. The tours were very well organized and the hotels we were staying in were...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank ClaudiaScheinecker
    Cherry C, Manager at Great Tibet Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thank you for your beautiful words and feedback. We will convey your thanks to your guide. And we are always trying to provide the best service to all of our clients including you. Sincerely hope we could serve you or your friends next time in...More

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