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Day 1: DAY1. LHASA ARRIVAL [3650M]

Pass By: Lhasa Railway Station, Liuwu Country, Doilungdeqen County 851400 China
Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city

Day 2: DAY2. LHASA SIGHTSEEING

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
We begin​s visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of the three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city

Day 3: DAY3. LHASA SIGHTSEEING

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala Palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s a tradition to do a picnic in its beautiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city

Day 4: DAY4. LHASA – SHIGATSE [354KM, 3840M]

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored​ Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day.

We visit the Ralung monastery, which was once the biggest Buddhist college in Tibet and home of many great Tibetan Yogis from Drukpa Kagyu sect including Jetsun Ling Repa, Jetsun Tsangpa Gyare, Jetsun Tsang Nyon, Jetun U Nyon, Jetsun Drukpa Kunley. They are no tourist and sometimes not even locals so Ralung monastery is one of the most peaceful monasteries with beautiful landscape.

Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon travel to Shigatse with a driving duration of 1 hour 10 minutes through the beautiful farming culture in Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel

Day 5: DAY5. SHIGATSE – NEW TINGRI [250KM, 4300M]

Stop At: Sakya Monastery, Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800 China
The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [5220m] and the opportunity to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Sakya Monastery which is is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect founded in 1073 and one of four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Its powerful abbots governed Tibet during the whole of the 13th century until they were eclipsed by the rise of the Gelukpa Sect. Its Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples we have seen before.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 2-star Roof of the world hotel at Pelber

Day 6: DAY6. NEW TINGRI – RONGBUK [100KM, 5000M]

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
Exciting day today: we continue driving towards Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of the Everest and the highest monastery in the world. We enjoy amazing views of several peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest from the top of the Pang-la pass [5150m].

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Yak hair tent dormitory or Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse (No private bathroom, No Shower)

Day 7: DAY7. EVEREST BASE CAMP – SAGA [300KM, 4490M]

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
In the morning we reach one of the major highlights of our trip, Mt. Everest North Base Camp [5250m] (trekking or take a bus). After spending some time at the base of Mt. Everest we drive North West crossing high passes with enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks like Shishapangma and wild Peikutso lake.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 2-star Saga Hotel

Day 8: DAY8. SAGA – DARCHIN [490KM, 4556M]

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today we enter in the semi-nomadic regions of Tibet’s far west. We will enjoy the authentic Tibetan landscapes during this long drive journey through the biggest and highest plateau in the world. We follow Yarlung Tsampo River West (also called the Brahmaputra in India) until the lake Manasarovar, one of the three most sacred lakes in Tibet. Hindus believe that whoever bathes in it will clean all their sins and provide good karma. Drive 30km to Darchin.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 9: DAY9. TREK TO DIRA-PUK MONASTERY [20KM, 5-6H, 5050M]

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today our trek starts from Darchen town and tracing the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the Mount Kailash at an average altitude of 4700 m with a duration of 20 km.

You will pass by many local Buddhist pilgrims doing kora along your way and several Bon pilgrims in the anti-clockwise direction.

After the 4hours trek, we will reach to Tamdin(4780m) where nomadic tents serve simple lunch and boil water. From there it is only 4 km to Dirapuk monastery but between this stretches has the some of the best scenery of the entire kora.

Dirapuk was rebuilt in 1985 located
on the north side of the Lha-Chu River facing to the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirapuk name originally comes from a word Dira that means female yak horn and Puk means cave that in a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 10: DAY10. TREK TO ZUTUL PUK MONASTERY, [18KM, 6-8H, 4820M]

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today is the most challenging part of the trek where we will cross two passes, though they are not too steep, the altitude is the main reason for tiring and slow, the duration is 18 km and the altitude is 4790 m

After we cross Dikpyala 5000 m & Dromala 5500 m, the passes are remarked by heaps of prayer flags and Cairns.

Spending some minutes on the pass to view and relax is worth, as you are on the backside of the Mt. Kailash and offers a great view of Mount Kailash.

After the pass, you will hike down into the long valley and stop lunch at Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.

Zuktrulpuk monastery 4790 m, also known as miracle cave is built by two Religious figure Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa and Bon Jetsun Naro Bonchung.

You can witness the spiritual beauties footprint and handprint of Jetsun Milarepa inside the meditation cave.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 11: DAY11. TREK TO DARCHEN - LAKE MANASAROVAR [14KM, 3-4H]

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today is the easiest day of the trek, the duration is 14 km from Zutrulpuk monastery to Darchen town. No any climbing up, it's all hiking at an almost flat altitude of around 4500m

After arriving at Darchen town, drive to Lake near the Chiu Bird monastery for the night.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 12: DAY12. SPENT A FREE DAY AT LAKE MANASAROWA

Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, 35 miles East of Pulan County, Burang County 110001 China
Today you will spend a free day at Lake Manasarovar to explore the lake and relax after the trek around Mount Kailash.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 13: DAY13. LAKE MANASAROVAR SAGA

Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, 35 miles East of Pulan County, Burang County 110001 China
After spending the morning at the Lake Manasarovar exploring the lake, we will drive to Saga town. The duration is around 400km. On the way, we will stop for photos of sand dunes and beautiful natures.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 2-star Saga Hotel

Day 14: DAY14. SAGA SHIGATSE

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
Saga is one of the bigger towns near the Mount Kailash region. From Saga, we will drive to Namring town via the northern route enjoying the beautiful landscape.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4-star Gesar hotel

Day 15: DAY15. SHIGATSE – LHASA [272KM]

Stop At: Lhasa Amusement Park, No.30-32 Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama. We recommend doing Kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery. Also, you can walk around the local market. After driving back to Lhasa through southern friendship highway.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city

Day 16: DAY16. TIBET DEPARTURE

Stop At: Lhasa Amusement Park, No.30-32 Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa on your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
Duration
16 days
Inclusions
  • 16x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 15 nights
  • All travel permits for Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off 
  • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary
  • Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  • All administrative fees
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • One box of mineral water plus shared 
  • Oxygen tank in the car
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Sakya Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Manasarovar
  • Entry/Admission - Lhasa Amusement Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs, etc)
  • Tips to the driver and guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travelers must book the tour a month in advance to issue the Tibet Travel Permit
  • Passport and China visa scans for issuing the Tibet Travel Permit
  • China Tibet group visa will be issue by us with extra cost if Travelers travel to Tibet from Nepal
  • Tibet Travel Permit situation may change anytime so if we cannot get the Tibet travel permit on time than tour will be cancel even few days before the arrival
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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JorgeRCA
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TOP AGENCY if you’re looking for a full experience in Tibet
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24
A Great Travel Experience.
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jojoandbella
21
We had an excellent tour of the monasteries and the Everest base camp with our superb guide Gelek!
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11
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Journey of Spiritual Discovery and Enchantment
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34
Great 8 days Private Tour from Lhasa to EBC
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Hong Kong, China
186
10-day tailored trip - Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Namtso Lake - Fantastic guide and driver!
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10
Amazing time, perfect organisation and competent tour guide
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unforgettable trip
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