Tibet Lasha With EBC Tour

Trip Duration

8

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5200m

Accommodation

Hotel

Transportation

Flight/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Tibet Lasha With EBC Tour Introduction

We all travel for the moments, moments that set your heart racing and make your eyes widen, just like watching the sunrise over the Everest Base Camp.

Some offer you that “wow” moment, like watching the locals as they prostrate around the Johkang Temple, worshiping before a 26m gold Buddha at Tashilunpo Monastery, or marveling at the turquoise waters of Yamdrok-to.
Others are a touch more low-key, like following monks, mendicants, and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, taking during a prayer service, or some monk-debating at Drepung and Sera. This fabulous adventure tour includes these moments to make your own special story to inform. If you simply book one vacation all year, make it count with this unforgettable journey to at least one of earth’s most remote corners.

The driving route from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp crosses several high passes. There are most visiting Cultural Tibetan villages on the way. The tour itinerary also covers beautiful Yamdrok Lake and Karo La glacier.

This tour is often a personal or group joining tour. The simplest time of the tour is from April to October. thanks to Tibet government rule, the whole of march month isn’t ready to travel in Tibet. The month of November to February is a cold season in Tibet, so drive to Everest Base camp might block thanks to heavy icefall.

Highlights

Climb the beautifully amazing Gyantse Kumbum, a monumental chorten with mural-filled chapels.
Go down into the beautiful bowels of the Potala, the impressive citadel of the Dalai Lamas.
Join the shuffling, murmuring pilgrims around the shrines of the Jokhang, the spiritual heart of Tibet.
Follow monks, mendicants, and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, Lhasa’s fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit.
Take in a prayer service or some monk debating at Sera and Drepung, two of the most important and most intact of Tibet’s great monasteries.
Marvel at the turquoise waters of Yamdrok-tso, one among Tibet’s most sacred lakes.
Worship before a 26m gold Buddha at Tashilumpo Monastery, a walled complex the dimensions of a village.
Sleep in nomad tents and gaze upon the north face of Mt. Everest.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa, get the primary impression of the Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Day 2: Lhasa Highlights Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
  • Day 3: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery
  • Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3880m) via Gyantse (3950m)
  • Day 5: Shigatse (3880m) to amazing Everest Base Camp (5200m)
  • Day 6: EBC (5200m) and repel to Shigatse.
  • Day 7: Shigatse back to Lhasa
  • Day 8: Finish This Amazing Tour and Depart from Lhasa

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa, get the primary impression of the Tibetan lifestyle.

Welcome to Tibet, the roof of the world!
Your Tibet journey starts with a warm Tibetan-style greeting from your local guide who will present you with Hada (traditional Tibetan scarves). Then you will be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city in the comfort of your private and comfortable vehicle.
For many of the way, you follow the Kyichu River, you’ll see Tibetan homes with their trapezoid-shaped windows and fluttering prayer flags, and Tibetans walking beside the roads wearing their distinctive national costumes.
Do have a comfort stop near Nietang Buddha where an enormous statue of Buddha has been carved out of a stone cliff-face centuries ago.
One of the primary buildings you’ll see as you enter the town is the Potala Palace, sitting majestically on a hill dominating Lhasa. Stay at the hotel after arrival for adapting to the high altitude. it’s helpful to require things easy for the primary few days and check out to drink some water just and now.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Highlights Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

After breakfast, we attend the Potala Palace, a golden feather upon the roof of the planet, which Tibetans proudly claim to be the prime miracle since the creation of this world.
It’s visible from any distance, with the golden roof shining within the sun, spend one hour wandering around inside this magnificent building exploring the rooms previously employed by the Dalai Lama and therefore the many Buddhist icons within.
In the afternoon we go inside the Jokhang Temple. The Jokhang, like most of the larger temple structures, has various individual temples within it dedicated to specific enlightened beings, protectors, high lamas, or saints. Images, both sculpted and painted, are everywhere. Every inch of the wall and ceiling is amazingly painted with beautiful images of clouds, beings, mandalas, or decorative patterns.
Colorful silk banners, three stories high, persevere in various places. Color, pattern, and pictures crowd around you. The central image inside the building may be a 30-foot-high gilded image of Maitreya Buddha.
Then stroll around the back alleys of the Barkhor Street area of Old Lhasa. The streets smelled of butter and incense while hordes of pilgrims shuffled along the most Kora (circumambulations) around Jokhang Temple. If someone just walked at a traditional pace, one kora would take about 15-20 minutes.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery

In the morning tourists will have a tour of Drepung Monastery, the ever largest monastery with quite 10 thousand monks, Buddhist debates often occur there.
Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the monastery the look of a heap of rice. As such, it had been given its name which, within the Tibetan language, means Monastery of Collecting-Rice. study the lives of Tibetan monks there.
The afternoon is spent touring Sera Monastery, having a tough hike for the gorgeous valley scenery nearby, and picnics there, within the afternoon, visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been a crucial Buddhist seminary.
As roses are planted everywhere within the monastery, it’s also called “the court of untamed rose”. Today still 200 lamas sleep in there. Attend the famous debate session of the monks ( from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) before returning to Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3880m) via Gyantse (3950m)

After a complete exploration of Lhasa, you’ll have a chance to urge lost within the endless Tibetan landscape while you are taking a quick hike along the turquoise waters of Lake Yarmouk, one of the four holy lakes in Tibet.
This dazzling lake is usually first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la (4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and it’s shaped kind of like a coiling scorpion. Far within the space is the large massif of Mt. Nojin Kangstsang (7191m). Afterward, pass by the 5,010 m high Karo-la and thus the Simi La forward to Gyantse (3,950m).
Visit Pelkor Monastery also because the luxurious Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) is nearby, both of them inbuilt the15th century and situated within the northwestern fringe of Gyantse.
In the afternoon drive about 90 kilometers to Shigatse (3880m), the second-largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and thus the normal capital of the Tsang. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 5: Shigatse (3880m) to amazing Everest Base Camp (5200m)

Today, we have an early start to drive westwards the Friendship because of Rongbuk. On the road, the drive is crammed with magnificent scenery and crosses some extremely high passes including Gyatsola (5248m).
The road to Everest diverts off the newly paved Friendship highway near the town of Shegar and turns into a bumpy gravel trail, which remains 90km to urge to Rongbuk. After 4 to 6 hours then you’ll reach Rongbuk monastery.
On the because of Rongbuk Monastery, if it’s in clear weather, you will have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt Makalu (8463m).
Stay overnight at a tent or guest house.

Day 6: EBC (5200m) and repel to Shigatse.

Day 6: EBC (5200m) and repel to Shigatse.

Open your eyes and awaken to the first sunlight shining over the pyramid-shaped summit of imposing Mt. Everest. Take your camera for an amazing shot and stroll to the Rongbuk Monastery, exploring this world’s highest Buddhist compound.
If you’d like, you’ll do the meditation and knowledge of the unparalleled tranquility and harmony there. otherwise, you’ll interact with monks and nuns with the help of a guide to seek out out more of their unique spiritual life.
The temperature can get bitterly cold within the first morning. Do wear enough clothes like your down jacket, scarf, and mittens to protect against acute coldness.
Finally, jump into our tour vehicle and greet the world’s highest peaks through the mirror of the van. By following the roads on Oldest Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway, we head back to Shigatse.
Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse back to Lhasa

Today, you’ll take a rather different route back to Lhasa along the Yarlung Tsangpo River, be wrapped again within the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.
Follow the Friendship way back to Lhasa from ShigatseYarlung Tsangpo River along the way.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8: Finish This Amazing Tour and Depart from Lhasa

Free time at your disposal this morning, explore the bustling markets of the Barkhor to buy a few souvenirs for your families and friends.
After lunch, our guide will transfer you to the airport or railroad station and assist you to get on board.

Includes

Arrival and departure arrangement
Accommodation in twin sharing rooms.
Tibet travel permit
An English-speaking Tibetan guide
Entrance fees of sightseeing and Everest Base Camp
Comfortable transportation as per group size
Every morning breakfast.

Excludes

Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses
Emergency evacuation just in case of need
Bottled drinks, bar bills
Personal trip insurance
Any tipping

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