8 Day Tibet & Mt. Everest Adventure
Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri, and Mt. Everest Base
Tibet is a unique part of China. For western tourists, the trip to Tibet is a physically challenging, spiritual enriching journey. But it is also harder to plan than anywhere else in China. Besides the Chinese entry visa, foreign tourists are requested to have Tibet Travel Permit to enter into Tibet. As a designed travel agency, we will take care of your travel documents as well as offering the most competitive price to take you all the way to the roof of the world. The following program can be combined with extension inside China, or in Nepal based on passengers' request.
Guaranteed daily departure based on two people or more
Tour code: 8TIBET
Day 1 Arrive Lhasa (L, D)
Arrive at Lhasa Gong Gar Airport. You will be greeted by your Tibetan tour guide and drive two hours to Lhasa City. Check into Lhasa Hotel, and take the rest of the day necessary to adjust the high altitude.
Day 2 Lhasa (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will begin your exploration to this Holy City. Visit the Potala Palace, where the Dalai Lama used to preside. In the afternoon, visit the Jorkang Temple, which is located at the very center of the Lhasa city. Later you can stroll along the Barkore Street where Tibetan shops present Tibetan medicines, hand-made crafts, etc.
Day 3 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Today's sightseeing includes the Tsepung Monastery, one of the biggest in Tibet. Then you can visit a nearby Tibetan Carpet Factory. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Temple, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
Day 4 Lhasa to Gyantse (B, L, D)
After breakfast, your adventure begins. Today, you will driven on unpaved mountain road to Gyantse. Gyantse is a famous Tibetan town in the south west of Tibet. Along the way, you will have opportunity to visit the Yomdrok Lake, one of the Holy Lakes in Tibet. After a picnic lunch, you will continue onto Gyantse in the late afternoon. Check into hotel. Clean up and take a rest.
Day 5 Gyantse to Shigatse (B, L, D)
Morning will be Gyantse visiting. Gyantse is famous for its Kumbu Monastery and the ruins of Zhongshan. The murals in Kumbu Monastery is regarded as the world art treasure.
Day 6 Shigatse (B, L, D)
The second largest city in Tibet, well known for its unique Western Tibetan customs and culture. Visit the Tshilunpo Monastery, which is the residence of Banchan Lama. It hosts the world largest bronze statue, which is built in 1904 for Qianba Buddha. For the rest of the day, you will visit the New Palace of the Banchan Lama and the local market.
Day 7 Shigatse to Tingri (B, L, D)
Today travel through the Western part of Tibet to get to Tingri. Total length of driving is about 7 hours. The scenery along the way is really fantastic. Check into Tingri Hotel.
Day 8 Mt. Everest Base Tour (B, L)
In the early morning, you will be driven to the base of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. You may climb to the limit allowed (1 st Base). The local regulation allows only those professional mountain climbers to go the second and third base site on the Everest Mountain. After the visit, you can choose to drive to China - Nepal border to exit from Kathmandu, or drive back to Lhasa to exit into Mainland China.
B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner
2008 Dates & Cost:
2 - 5
6 - 9
10 & over
April -June, Nov
July - Oct
Tour cost includes:
- 7 night hotel accommodation in best hotel in town with daily breakfast
- Round trip transfers between airport & hotel with baggage assistance
- Private escorted trekking sightseeing tours, English speaking guide & admissions
- Private escorted drive by 4 x 4 land cruiser
- Meals that are listed in the itinerary
- Tibet permit if you have the visa to enter into China
- The transportation into and exit Tibet
- Chinese visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratitude
- Lhasa airport tax
- Travel Tips to Tibet
When to travel in Tibet
The best season for travel to Tibet is from April to October. July and August are the raining season and the scenery is beautiful, yet the heavy rain will cause a result of bad road condition. Winter is also a good time to visit places along the Yalutsangpo valley, such as Lhasa, Tsetang, Nyinchi, Gyangtse & Shigatse, for the day time temperature is about 15 above zero (about 60 F).
The most important concern of the visitors to Tibet is the mountain sickness, because the average elevation of Tibet is about 4000 meters above sea level. If you have never been to highland before, you may feel a little bit uncomfortable when you first arrive, such as headache, dizzy, heavy breathing, tired and insomnia, for the air there contains less oxygen. But these uncomfortable feelings will disappear automatically after one or two days. Those with heart diseases or high blood pressure should be much more careful and better consult your doctor before going to Tibet.
Adapting to Highland Climate
In order to adapt to highland climate quickly, please take everything easy and have a good rest; drink much more water, better not to smoke or drink alcohol; keep warm to avoid catching cold; prepare some pain-killers for necessary use.
Traveling in Tibet, you need to bring some warm clothes, for the temperature differs much during the day and night. Even in Summer time, sweater and jacket are necessary
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