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10 Days Expedition Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp

Trip Length
10 Days
Route
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Shegar-EBC-Lhatse-Lhasa
Attractions
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Debating, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Gyantse Old Town, Tashilumpo Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp
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Overview

The majority of this trip will be spent traveling the Friendship Highway, home to some of the most breathtaking scenery this side of heaven. Along this journey we will pass through spectacular mountain peaks, numerous Tibetan settlements, and more ancient monasteries than you could imagine. We will have plenty of opportunities to explore this wealth of natural and cultural allure.

The highlight of this trip is Mt. Everest Base Camp.The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen first hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size.This Tibet trip will guarantee to be the memory of a lifetime.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Sunset of Himalayas in TibetToday's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Jokhang TempleToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Drepung MonasteryToday's highlights:

Drepung Monastery, Sera Debating, Norbulingka

Details:

Morning time will be spent visiting Drepung monastery which is on the hillside west of Lhasa. Drepung is a Gelugpa monastery. To reach it, you have to climb up a small hill which will be a kind of interesting.

Later, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given.

Rest time would be spent in Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace.

Day 04 Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso-Gyantse

Karola GlacierToday's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Nunnery

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.

On the way to Gyantse, have a look at the Karola Glacier. Visit the Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda. Besides Pelkhor, we will also visit a Nunnery to watch the chanting.

Day 05 Gyantse-Shigatse

Local Tibetan People in Gyantse Farming for A Harvest YearToday's highlights:

Dzong Castle, Shalu Monastery, Family Visit, Tashilhunpo Monastery

Details:

Morning visit the historical city Gyantse, you will have great chance to appreciate the Old Town's sunrise at Dzong Castle. After some time spent in Shalu Monastery.

Drive to Shigatse. On the way to Shigates have a mountain village family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life.Vsit Pachen Lama's seat palce, the great Tashilhunpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet.

Day 06 Shigates-Shegar

Road to EverestToday's highlights:

Sakya Monastery

Details;

Drive to Shegar. Visit Sakya monastery en route.

Day 07 Shegar-Mt. Everest Base Camp

Highest Mountain in the world-Mount EverestToday's highlights:

Rongbuk Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp

Details:

After hours of driving we arrive at the highest monastery of the world, the Rongbuk monastery. Upon arrival, take carriage or hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp. You can appreciate the spectacular Himalayan and the highest mountain in the world-Mt. Everest.

Day 08 Mt. Everest Base Camp-Lhatse

Sunrise of Mt EverestToday's highlights:

Morning View of Mt. Everest, Springs in Lhatse

Details:

Get up early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise of Mt. Everest if the weather allows. The best season to have the chance is May and October. 

Drive to Lhatse. If time permits, go to enjoy the springs in Lhatse.

Day 09 Lhatse-Lhasa

Everest Wildlife Seen in TibetToday's highlights:

Back to Lhasa

Details:

Long hours driving back to Lhasa. It's 450km from Lhatse to Lhasa via Shigatse, and the road is paved well, but you still need to get up early today.

There will be maximum speed limit of 40-50km per hour between Lhasa and Lhatse via Shigatse, which means we need to drive 8-9hrs for the 450km distance to arrive in Lhasa.

Day 10 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

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