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10 DAYS LHASA GYANTSE SHIGATSE EVEREST NAMTSO GROUP TOUR

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Day 1: Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

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

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing

Pass By: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

Pass By: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Pass By: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Pass By: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit which is the crowded central market of Lhasa since long time ago, in the early days it was the most famous local market but now it has changed into the tourist gift shopping center.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 4: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (3840m), 360km, Approx 7hrs

Pass By: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
From Lhasa to Gyantse is about 264km, you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), where you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise color and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance

Pass By: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
About two-hour-distance away from Yamdrok Lake is Karola Glacier. It isn’t a big glacier, but the white glacier is spectacular from the highway, and it is close enough (about 300 yards) to walk from the highway.

Pass By: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
Arriving at Gyantse, you will visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede monastery. This magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, which is not only architecture but also has old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Day 5: Shigatse -Tingri -Ronbuk –EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx. 7hrs

Pass By: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in a 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.

Pass By: Rongbuka, Banbar, Qamdo, Tibet, China
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.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Rongpuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)

Day 6: EBC-Shigatse

Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
Breakfast is not included this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. cost CNY 30. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. on your own.

When you get up, you will see a striking view of luminous peaks highlighted by the sun and definitely, which is the best time to get some nice shots of the Everest sunrise.

After sightseeing, you will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Day 7: Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, Approx 5hrs

Pass By: Tashilhunpo Monastery, 7 Jijilangka Rd, Sangzhuzi Qu, Rikaze Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China
In the morning, drive to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which is founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. After that, you’ll drive back to Lhasa.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 8: Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)- Dangxiong, 340km, Approx. 6hrs

Pass By: Namtso Lake National Park, Namtso Lake, Damxung County China
In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of NyenchenThanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after passing NagelaPass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. In the afternoon, you will do leisure trek around Tashi Island. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake. Then we will drive to Dangxiong for and accommodation. Starting from 2019, all the guesthouses at the lakeside will be removed due to the environmental protection.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Dangxiong, Guesthouse/3★

Day 9: Dangxiong - Lhasa, 164km, Approx. 4hrs

Pass By: Yangbajin Geothermy, Yangbajing Town, Damxung County 851500 China
n the morning, we will head back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 10: Lhasa Departure

Pass By: Great Tibet Tour, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Lasa Shi, Chengguan Qu, No.674, Group 3, Lalu Community, Xuexin Village Street
Send off to the airport

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to say that my tour arranged by GTT is one of the memorable trips in my life. Tibet is a mysterious place and people there are very welcoming. I choose to take a train to Tibet from Chengdu. The 36-hour train journey...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just had a 10 Days Lhasa EBC and Namtso Lake tour with Great Tibet Tour . It was a great experience! We booked the trip with Catherine. She helped us every step of the way. Whenever I had a question, she...More

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greattibettour9, Trip consultant at Great Tibet Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Joan, Thanks for your feedback so quickly. We are very glad to be your choice of service. It is really kind of you to share your experience with us. It will help us do better in the future for more clients. Best Regards Catherine

Reviewed 18 July 2019

My sister and I booked 10 Days Lhasa EBC and Namtso Lake tour with Great Tibet Tour. We both enjoy our tour in Tibet. Our guide Dajie is very nice, patient and knowledgeable. Dajie is not only explained the Buddhist culture and Tibetan history but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

My son and I have been wanting to do this trip for several years and we finally got a chance to do it. It is a bit scary booking a tour thousands of miles away but Great Tibet Tour made it easy and helped every...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

We contacted several tour companies, before we settled with GTT. They always respond promptly, with an genuine interest o find solution to our enquiries. They are also flexible with payment. We didn't have to pay the remaining fee till we arrived at Lhasa. Our tour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Cherry C, Manager at Great Tibet Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

Dear Jessie, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed the tour. We will convey your thanks to your guide and driver. Hope we could serve you or your friends/family in the future! Have a great day!

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