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7 Days Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Shigatse-Mt Everest Tour

Lhasa-Yamdrok lake- Everest Base Camp- Lhasa

From $ 845/Pax
TOUR CODE: G-Tibet-002
TOUR TYPE: Group,Off The Beaten Path,Photography

Summary

During this tour, tourists will visit Lhasa highlights including Potala Palace, Johnkang temple and then drive all the way to Everest base camp including Yamdrok lake, Kharola Glacier, Gyantse Kumbum and Tashilunpo monastery

Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival Lhasa
Altitude: 3650m   Distance: 100km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you check in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Standard/Comfort hotel in Lhasa
Travel Tip:
With its much higher elevation, some visitors may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend taking everything slowly, getting plenty of rest the first day and staying very well hydrated by drinking plenty of water to minimize the effects of the high altitude. Usually, you will fine by the second day, but if you do experience severe and/ or worsening symptoms, please contact your tour guide or a member of our staff immediately.

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour -Potala Palace, Canggu Temple, Barkhor Street
Altitude: 3650m 
Potala Palace
Initially built in 641 AD and listed as a world heritage site in 1994, the Potala Palace is the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet. The halls, murals, statues and mountain views will make you shocked even if you are not a Buddhist.
Canggu Temple
Located in the city of Lhasa Tibet, Canggu Temple enjoys a high reputation in Tibetan Buddhism. This temple is not only a Gelug temple of Tibetan Buddhism but also the only nun temple in Lhasa. There are some tea houses, restaurants, clinics nearby. Most of them are charitable , with high in quality and low in price.
Barkhor Street
Located near the Jokhang Monastery, the Barkhor Street was only a place for Buddhists to do a religious circumambulation in ancient times. Nowadays, tourists can buy exquisite souvenirs on the street, such as handicrafts, costumes, tea, prayer wheels and Tibetan incense.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard/Comfort hotel in Lhasa
Potala PalacePotala Palace
Tips for Visiting Potala Palace
1. The number of visitors to the palace is strictly limited to 2,300 per day. Visitors can only visit during the time specified on the admission ticket.
2. Admission tickets to visit the Potala Palace are sold out almost every day, so it is strongly recommended to book your tickets several days in advance.    
3. There are many steps at the Potala Palace, so it’s best to take it slowly to avoid possible altitude discomfort.
4. Visitors should respect the rules while visiting. Do not wear hats, wear revealing clothes or step on thresholds as these actions violate local customs.
5. Photography and the taking of videos are forbidden inside the Potala Palace.
6. A security search will be taken place at the entrance to the palace. Explosives, flammables, knives, lighters and even water bottles are not allowed inside the Potala Palace.

Day 3 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Shigatse
Altitude: 3650m   Distance: 380km, about 7 hours’drive
This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karol la Pass. Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard/Comfort hotel in Shigatse
Yamdrok lakeTashilunpo monastery
Day 4 Shigatse→Gawula Pass→Rongbuk Monastery→EBC
Altitude: 5100m   Distance: 340km, about 7 hours’ drive
After breakfast we’ll set out towards the peak of the world – Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse you will see some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world – incredibly blue skies, floating high clouds, endless grasslands and the highest mountain peaks in the world. We’ll also stop by the Rongbuk Monastery – the world’s highest altitude monastery before spending the night at the Everest Base Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: EBC tent or guesthouse
Travel Tip:
Today’s food and lodging is poor. Due to the high altitude, it is possible that you may have some symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend that you stay well hydrated, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery to minimize your symptoms.
Everest Base CampEverest Base Camp
Day 5 Everest Base Camp- Gyatso La Pass– Shigatse-Tashilumpo Monastery
Altitude: 3650m   Distance: 340km, about 7 hours’ drive
We will get an early start today to cross the Gyatso La Pass, also known as the Dingri Boundary, At an altitude of 5248 meters. In the afternoon we will drive back to Shigaste to visit Tashilumpo Monastery.
Tashilumpo Monastery
Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation-the Panchen Lama. The immense complex is a rambling warren of chapels, shrines, and halls linked by mysterious alleyways and steep staircases. At the center of the monastery is a courtyard that was used as a theater for religious dances. Just off the great courtyard in Tashilumpo’s main hall, where, like the explorer Sven Hedin, we may hear “the monks…intone a chant…enthralling, mystical, full of yearning…soothing as a cradle, intoxicating as wine, and sedative as morphia.” We'll visit this dark and evocative chamber and its many side altars, as well as a distinctive red building called the Jamkhang Chenmo, which houses a massive yet lyrical 90-foot tall statue of Maitreya, the Future Buddha, built in 1914 by the Ninth Panchen Lama while Europe was madly at war.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard/Comfort hotel in Shigatse
Everest Base CampEverest Base Camp
Day 6 Shigatse-Jokhang Temple – Lhasa(By tourist bus or by train to Lhasa)
Altitude: 3650m   Distance: 340km, about 7 hours’ drive
We will get an early start today to drive from Shigatse back to Lhasa.
Jokhang Temple
The Jokhang Temple is the final destination for pilgrims. A statue of the 12-year-old Sakyamuni, who lived in India in the fifth century BC, and who was the creator of Buddhism, is collected in the monastery. This is the reason why Buddhists consider Lhasa a Sacred Land.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard/Comfort hotel in Lhasa
Tashilunpo monastery
Day 7 Lhasa Departure
Altitude: 3650m   Distance: 100km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

Price Guide

Price for join in in group tour : From USD 845/Pax - Valid til Dec. 31, 2022

Service Inclusions
1 Transportation :7-17 seats regular tourist buses according to group size.
2 Accommodation- 3 star hotel on twin share basis
3 Meals
a. All breakfasts
b. One featured meal: Tibetan welcome banquet in Lhasa;
4 Professional English speaking Tibetan tour guide
5 Entrance ticket
6 Tibet Permits
7 Travel Insurance 
8  airport/train station Pick up and Drop off 
9 Oxygen and Water
a. A container of Oxygen per person for emergency use
b. 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
c. 4L Medical oxygen cylinder with car
10 Service fees

Service Exclusions                                                                                               
1 Single Room Supplement
2 Personal Expenses 
Laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
3 Force Majeure
Due to irresistible objective reasons and non-travel agency reasons (such as natural disasters, wars, strikes, etc.) or airline flight delays or cancellations, consulate visa delays, insufficient number of travelers and other special conditions, travel agency has the right to cancel or change the itinerary, everything beyond Expenses (such as visa fees, accommodation, meal and transportation fees, air ticket fees adjustments, etc.) The travel agency has the right to charge travelers additional fees.
4 Tips to the guide and driver 
Tips are not required but expected, we suggest 30 CNY per person per day to the guide and another 30 CNY per person per day to the driver.
5 Transportation 
Flight/Train tickets in and out of Tibet

Notice

1. Travelers with severe high blood pressure or heart disease should not go to Tibet. Please do not bring serious colds into Tibet. Don’t go before the serious colds recovered!
2. Tibet is located in the plateau and most of the travelers might have plateau reaction. Please pay attention to rest and have proper diet (do not eat too full, because it will increase the burden of the stomach). travelers can be appropriate to take some drugs, such as: Gaoyuan An, Rhodiola, Nuodi Kang; travelers with serious can appropriately take oxygen or hanging saline.
3. Because of the long drive in Tibet, travelers will spend a lot of time in the car, and inevitably can not eat on time, please bring some snacks and biscuits during drive.
4. Due to the special conditions in Tibet, please pay attention to keep warm. On the first day of arrival, please do not try to take a bath. Taking a bath will accelerate blood circulation and increase the body's demand for oxygen.
5. Tibet has a strong sunshine, especially dry climate, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm and other essential are necessary.
6. From April to November is the best time for sightseeing.
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