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8 Days Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Mt. Everest Tour From:$908

Tour Code:CTG-GJ04

Destination: Lhasa Mt.Everst

    Itinerary

    Day01 Arrival in Lhasa(B)

    [3658m] high ,1.3 hrs’ driving from airport and 20minutes from the train station.
    Be greeted by your Tibetan guide in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station and transfer to hotel in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude.
    Accommodation: New Mandala hotel***
                   JingCheng International hotel****

    Day02 Lhasa City sightseeing

    Visit Drak Yerpa 2.5 hr,Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves. Visit Sera monastery in the afternoon. It’s one of Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice.
    Accommodation: New Mandala hotel***
                   JingCheng International hotel****

    Day03 Lhasa (B)

    Visit Potola Palace 1hr. Both of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Jokhang Temple 1hr that is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
    Accommodation: New Mandala hotel***
                   JingCheng International hotel****

    Day04 Lhasa—Gyantse[4040m]—Shigatse [3836m],360KM 5hrs Drive (B)

    It will take you about 1.5 hours to drive up to Kambala pass[4794m high] from Lhasa, you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.
    Then drive about 1.5 hours and arrive at the foot of Naiqinkangsang Snow Mountain. It is one of the holy mountains of Tibet. If you look up to the Snow Mountain you'll see the beautiful "flag cloud"(the creature of the wind and the snow) floating and shining in the air.
    20 minutes’ drive later, Karo-la Glacier will be in your eyes. It has a good fame of “Ice Queen” on the roof of the world. It is about 5,600 meters north of the main peak of Karo-la Mountain. You’ll have a long-distance of this masterpiece of nature. You’ll arrive at a valley and see Manlha Water Control Project from a distance later on. It is located in Gyantse County. It consists of a dam, flood water discharge tunnels and a power station. The power station’s installed capacity reaches 20,000 kilowatts. The project will provide irrigation for more than 43,000 hectares of farmland.
    After lunch in Gyantse, drive to Pala Manor. Pala Manor is the best-preserved manor in Tibet. It’s about ten minutes’ driving from Gyantse downtown. It will show you the lifestyle of the previous wealth owners’ family. The Pala Manor we see today still has 57 houses on an estate of 5000 square meters. The maze of rooms is richly decorated with exquisitely carved beams and painted rafters. You can feel how extremely luxurious life they had then. However, by contrast to the luxury of the lairds, the whips, ankle-irons and punishment cells that were used for controlling and persecuting the poor slaves and their low, narrow, wet and dark rooms will deeply astound you forever. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse.
    Accommodation: Holy Land hotel***
                   Jiumu Yamei International Hotel****

    Day05 Shigatse—Lhatse [4021m]—Shegar [4300m] (B)

    Day05 Shigatse—Lhatse [4021m]—Shegar [4300m] (B)
    Visit Tashilump Monastery in the morning and then drive to Rongbuk Monastery in the afternoon(Optional). The visit of Tashilump Monastery is subject to change to Day07 due to the permit arrangements.
    It’s bumpy road with stone paved from Shegar to Rongbuk monastery and it needs about 3 hours’ drive. The other roads are quite paved. After your arrival, rest for acclimatization at the guesthouse of Rongbuk monastery, explore around and visit the highest monastery in the world on your own expense or enjoy the stunning sunset if the weather is good.
    Accommodation: Tent Guesthouse

    Day06 Mt.Everest Base Camp[5200m]—Shigatse 390KM 6.5hrs drive(B)

    Get up early, you can enjoy the stunning sunrise at the top of the world and take some precious photos of Mt.Everest if the weather is good enough. Then drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp[5200m] and touch the roof of the world. Drive back to Shigatse in the afternoon.
    Accommodation: Holy Land hotel***
                   Jiumu Yamei International Hotel****

    Day07 Shigatse/Lhasa  300KM, 4.5hrs drive(B)

    Enjoy the desert scenery and the scenery along the Brahmaputra. You can also see devout Christians prostrating and measuring their pilgrimage route with their flesh and blood on Tibetan Plateau if you’re lucky.
    Accommodation: New Mandala hotel***
                   JingCheng International hotel****

    Day08 Lhasa/Departure B

    Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or train station. Your Tibet tour ends.
    Tour Quotations
    Nov-May.31 June.16-July.15  Sept.1-Octo.31 July.16-August.31
    3 Star Hotel $758 $828 $908
    4 Star Hotel $878 $988 $1108
    Inclusions:
    • 1. Tibet Permit Charge
      2. Breakfast
      3. Land Transportation charge
      4. 7 nights accommodation fee
      5. English tour guide service fee
      6. Sightseeing Entrance ticket as listed in itinerary
    Exclusions:
    • 1 China Visa
      2 International and China domestic airfare and taxes and train ticket to Lhasa
      3 Lunches and Dinners 
      4 Personal expense such as telephone charge, oxygen fee in Tibet 
      5 Expense which caused by uncontrolled situations
      6 Tips to drivers and guides
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    • 1 Doreen Lee
    • Q:Are your tours quoted in US$?
    • A: You are correct; all the price is quote as US dollar.
    • 2 Q: linda utami
    • We are looking for groups no private tours. Do you have groups for that?
    • A: Yes, we provide both private tours and joint tours in China
    • 1 Doreen Lee
    • Q:Are your tours quoted in US$?
    • A: You are correct; all the price is quote as US dollar.
    • 2 Q: linda utami
    • We are looking for groups no private tours. Do you have groups for that?
    • A: Yes, we provide both private tours and joint tours in China
    • 1 Doreen Lee
    • Q:Are your tours quoted in US$?
    • A: You are correct; all the price is quote as US dollar.
    • 2 Q: linda utami
    • We are looking for groups no private tours. Do you have groups for that?
    • A: Yes, we provide both private tours and joint tours in China
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