Everest Pilgrimage Journey

LH05: 10 Days Private Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Dingri - the Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Namtso Heavenly Lake - Lhasa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the sacred Potala Palace & meet local Tibetans in their home to experience local lifestyle
  • Observe debating sessions of Buddhist doctrines among the Lamas in Sera Monastery
  • Mt. Everest - the highest peak in the world is truly a breathtaking sight
  • Namtso, one of the famous holy lakes for Tibetans to make spiritual pilgrimages
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to Tibet! Our top-notch guide will meet you at the airport according to your flight schedule. After a warm greeting, you will be escorted to the comfortable hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is reserved for you to have a rest at the hotel to acclimatize to the high altitude. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Xinding Hotel
Day 2 Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park. (B+L)
Lamas holding dabates of Buddhist doctrines in Sera Monastery
Our first destination is the Drepung Monastery, which is known for its grand scale and vital role in Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After having lunch, we head to the Sera Monastery, where you are able to see lamas holding group debates of Buddhist doctrines. The last stop today is the Norbulingka Park. Being used as the Summer Palace of successive Dalai Lamas, this park has integrated the essence of Tibetan architecture, murals and decorations. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Lhasa
Potala Palace, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, A Nunnery. (B+L)
This morning is dedicated to the Potala Palace and Tibet Museum. With the topmost point reaching 3,767 meters, the ancient Potala Palace is absolutely an architectural wonder combining palace, castle and temple. The rich collections of prehistoric cultural relics, Buddhist statues, scriptures, tangkas and various artifacts in Tibet Museum help you get a more comprehensive understanding of local culture. This afternoon, we explore the Jokhang Temple, the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street and a Nunnery. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse
Lhasa-Gyangtse transfer. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Palkhor Monastery, Gyangtse Old Street. Gyangtse-Shigatse transfer. (B+L)
Potala Palace
After breakfast, we will leave for Gyangtse, which is about 230 kilometers away from Lhasa. En route, we stop off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, one of the holy lakes in Tibet, to admire and take photos of its beautiful scenery. In Gyangtse, we will visit the more than 580-year-old Palkhor Monastery and Gyangtse Old Street. We then continue driving to the hotel in Shigatse. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Gasar Hotel
Day 5 Shigatse - Dingri
Tashilunpo Monastery, New Palace of Panchen. Shigatse-Dingri transfer. Sakya Monastery, Lhatse County. (B+L)
Gyangtse Old Street
Today's trip starts with the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery in 1601. We can appreciate not only the grand palace and statues here but also fabulous mural paintings. Next we visit the New Palace of Panchen, a tranquil summer resort built in 1954. After having lunch, we set off to the hotel in Dingri. On the way, we will visit Sakya Monastery - the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and then walk around at Lhatse County. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Everest Hotel
Day 6 Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery. Dingri-Shigatse transfer. (B+L)
An exciting day comes. We will travel to the 5200-meter high Everest Base Camp, where we can get an up-close view of the Mt. Everest, the supreme point of the world. We will also visit the Rongbuk Monastery, which is the world's highest monastery. Afterwards, we drive back to Shigatse and it is about 6 hours' ride. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Gasar Hotel
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa
Shigatse-Lhasa transfer. A Tibetan family visit. (B+L)
As we make our way back to Lhasa, we will cross and get glimpses of some small villages and mountains. We will take a short break at the hotel in Lhasa and then visit a Tibetan family to learn about the local's daily life. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Xinding Hotel
Day 8 Lhasa - Namtso Heavenly Lake
Namtso Heavenly Lake. (B+L)
Our clients visiting the Everest Base Camp
Being considered as one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, Namtso has always been a sacred site for devout pilgrims. Besides, it ranks among the five most beautiful lakes in China. We will take a scenic drive (about 5.5 hours) to Namtso Heavenly Lake. En route, we see flocks of yaks and sheep, and pass over the more than 5000-meter Nagenla Mountain. After a short interval at our guesthouse, we are treated to the sheer beauty of Namtso Heavenly Lake. We are able to enjoy the sunset view if weather permits. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Local Guest House
Day 9 Namtso Lake - Lhasa
View the sunrise over the lake. Drive back to Lhasa, stop over at Yangpachen. (B+L)
Namtso Heavenly Lake
You may get up early to view the haunting sunrise over the lake. On our way back to Lhasa, we will pass by Yangpachen, which is famous for its geothermic hot springs. We can stop over for a brief visit if you are interested. We'll return to the hotel in Lhasa in the afternoon. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Xinding Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Lhasa
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. Wish you a pleasant trip! (B)
Today our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant journey to your next destination! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
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Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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