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Tour To Mt. Everest Base Camp

Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

There are many world famous high mountains in Tibet, including the highest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest and the second highest mountain in the world – Mt. Chogori. We provide various Tibet Adventure Tours, including Ngari, Sichuan to Tibet, and Yunnan to Tibet. Tourists could challenge themselves in the wild and enjoy the interest of camping in the nature.

This Tibet Tour offers you the chance to reveal the most primitive and miraculous Tibet. You can explore the history Tibet in the historical sites with rich relics. This expedition tour is relatively harder, but will be much more worthy.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Ganden Monastery , Sera Monastery , Rongbuk Monastery , Mount Everest , Yamdrok Lake 

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa: 

We will drive to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River and enjoy the Tibetan style dwellings on our way. Then we will take a rest and adapt ourselves to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None

Day 02: Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street:

We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace in the morning. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. It is a free market and a famous circumambulation in Tibet.

Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None

Day 03: Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery – Norbu Lingka:

In the morning, we will make a visit to the largest monastery of Gelug Sect – Drepung Monastery. It was the residence of Dalai Lamas before the construction of Potala Palace. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery which was noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Then we will tour to the Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas – Norbu Lingka.

Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None

Day 04: Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse:

The whole journey is 360 km and the highest altitude is about 5100 meters. We will make our way to the largest city in Tsang – Shigatse, via Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir (which was praised as Little Yamdrok Lake). We can also take an overview of Zongshan Castles and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse.

Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None

Day 05: Shigatse – Saga:

Saga is an important transfer station in Ngari Prefecture. We can taken an overview of Mt. Gosainthan and Mt. Everest and enjoy the amazing natural landscapes on our way.

Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent in SagaMeals:None

Day 06: Saga – Payam - Mapam Yumtso:

Payam is a small town with rich Tibetan flavor on the grassland. You can enjoy the Tibetan dwellings and characteristic folk clothes. It presents you an idyllic landscape with flocks and herds. Then we will make our way to Lake Manasarovar, a famous holy lake in Tibet.

Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None

Day 07: Lake Manasarovar(Mapam Yumtso) – Tarchen:

Mapam Yumtso means undefeatable jade lake in Tibetan. It is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world with an altitude of 4587 meters. It is also one of the most highly respected holy lakes in Tibet. A large quantity of pilgrims would circumambulate around the lake every year. Then we will drive to Taqen after we appreciate the landscapes of Mapam Yumtso in the morning.

Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent in TarchenMeals:None

Day 08: Tarchen - Payam – Saga:

We will drive to Saga after we enjoy the majestic beauty of the sunrise of Mt. Kailash in the morning.

Accommodation:Guesthouse in SagaMeals:None

Day 09: Saga – Old Tingri:

We will make a visit to the jade holy lake – Peggu Co and enjoy its natural landscape.

Accommodation:Guesthouse in old TingriMeals:None

Day 10: Old Tingri –Rongbuk Monastery - Mt. Everest – Xegar:

We will drive to Xegar after we make a visit to Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Accommodation:Hotel in XegarMeals:None

Day 11: Xegar – Shigatze:

We will make a visit to Sakya Monastery – the main monastery of Sakya Sect. It has a history of more than 900 years and is rich in cultural relics, among which the Buddhism scriptures are most noted.

Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None

Day 12: Shigatse – Lhasa:

We will pay a visit to the residence of Panchen Lamas – Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. Then we will back to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River Valley.

Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None

Day 13: Leave Lhasa:

We will transfer you to the airport or the railway station.

Accommodation:NoneMeals:None

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

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  • Transfers between airport/train station, hotels and Scenic Spots while the whole sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.

Guide: 

  • English-speaking local tour guide, your kindly friend in Tibet
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary

Accommodation:

  • 3 to 4 star hotel in Lhasa according to your request, guesthouse or tent in other areas according to the specific condition

Travel Permits:

  • All Tibet traveling permits
  • Travel Insurance

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

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  • Transportation to and from Tibet
  • Meals
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Personal Expenses like beverages, mini bar, laundry, telephone cost, etc
  • Tips to driver and tour guide as your wish.

NOTES FOR YOUR TIBET TOURS:

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Before you go

Permits: 

  • Passport, Tibet Entry Permit, Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Allowance.

Health Care: 

  • Tourists should take care of your body before you enter into Tibet. People who caught a severe cold, respiratory system diseases, heart diseases, hypertension or asthma are not advised to tour to Tibet.

Personal Belongings:

  • Portable and practical. Forbidden objects and dangerous goods are banned. Flashlight is rather needed since sometimes you have to set off early in the morning and back to your hotel till late at night. You should also bring some daily necessities with you since the accommodation conditions might be pretty poor. Multifunctional Cross-shaped Knife could be used to peel the fruits, open the drinks and canned food.

Enough Cash: 

  • There are only few banks in Lhasa and Shigatse such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Agricultural Bank of China due to the limited conditions. Thus tourists are suggested to take enough cash instead of credit card. You can exchange for cash in such banks but foreign currency exchanging service only offered by Bank of China and a few hotels. It’s not convenient to withdraw money in other area of Tibet and even only cash can be accepted. 

While in travel

High Altitude Sickness: 

  • The high altitude sickness is a normal phenomenon on plateau, and you shouldn’t be too worried about it. Generally, these symptoms would disappear in one or two days after you adapt to the plateau environment. You should sleep enough and drink much water. During the adjustment period, you should not do some violent activities; appropriate clothes should be worn so as to prevent yourself from the cold.

Political Issues: 

  • Political issues are very sensitive in Tibet. It is not advisable to discuss the Tibet issue with the local Tibetans.

Not Do in Photography: 

  • You should also realize that not all the Tibetans would like to be photographed, especially the Tibetan women. You’d better ask for their permission before you take pictures.

Traditions and Customs: 

  • Tour guide will detail the folk customs and taboos of Tibetan nationality and the Hui nationally, which we couldn’t violate.

 

 

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