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Meet your guide at Lhasa Railway Station or LhasaAirport. FromLhasaAirporttoLhasacity, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station toLhasacity, abt 20mins.
After transfer to hotel, try to rest & drink as much water as you can to better acclimatize the high altitude.
Highlights: Potola Palace,JokhangTemple,Barkhor Street
This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole ofLhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautifulLhasaRiver, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glisteningJokhangTemple.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it calledBarkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
Highlights: AM-- Subject to change! one of these three: Drepung Monastery,Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery
· PM-- Sera Monastery
AM: Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.
Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasais the shrine ofTibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine ofLhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa inLhasais just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to theYerpaValleyis about16 kmnortheast ofLhasaon the northern bank of theKyichuRiver. From there, it is another10 kmto the famous ancient meditation caves.
Ganden Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of
Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers ENE from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4,300m.
PM: Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb ofLhasaCity. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery
It takes you about 1.5 hrs to drive fromLhasatoKambalaPass[4794mhigh], visit Yamdrok Lake there, which is one of the three holy lakes inTibet.
Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of7,191 m(23,592 ft) between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over6,000 m(19,685 ft) surrounding it.MountNojinKangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elevation5,560 mor18,241 ft) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.
Palkhor Monastery lies about 230 kilometers south ofLhasaand 100 kilometers east of theShigatsePrefecture, at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.Overnight in Shigatse
Highlights: Tashilump Monastery
Optional: Rongbuk Monastery
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning. It is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace andKelsangTemple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.
Drive to Rongbuk Monastery in the afternoon. It’s bumpy road with stone paved from Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery which takes abt 3 hrs’ drive. 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.
Overnight in Guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery or nomad tent in EBC.
Highlights: Everest Base Camp
Get up early, you can enjoy the stunning sunrise at the top of the world. Then drive to Mt.Everest Base Camp [5200m] and touch the roof of the world. Drive to Shigatse in the afternoon.
Overnight in Shigatse.
Optional: Dolma LhakhangTemple
On the way back toLhasa, we offer optional visit to Dolma Lhakhang Temple at your own expense.
Dolma LhaKhangTemple is a monastery in Nyethang founded most probably by Atisha. It is located in twelve miles southwest ofLhasa.
Price Per Person Nov-Apr May Jun,Jul,Sep,Oct Aug
(3 star hotel ) $797 $902 $975 $1030
1 Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver .
2 Free Lhasa airport pick up at 3pm and drop off at 12pm.
3 Budget / 3 Star hotels available in Lhasa, Shigatse; Budget hotel in Lhatse; Budget hostel / 2 star hotels in Zhangmu; tent / monastery guest house available at Rongbuk / E.B.C (dorm bed)
4 Local English-speaking Tibetan guide.
5 All personal entrance tickets listed in the itinerary (also including the sightseeing bus up to E.B.C from Rongbuk).
6 All necessary Tibet permits (TTB + PSB).
1 Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access,fax, telephone calls etc.
2 Optional attractions that are not specified in the itinerary (such as the entrance tickets to the Norbulingka Summer Palace and Tibet museum in Lhasa city if you want to visit).
3 Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
4 Flight or train tickets in and out of Lhasa.
5 Lhasa train station transfer and the private airport transfer at your request.
6 Tips for the guide and driver(General Standard: normally 50-80RMB/day for the guide, 30-50RMB/day for the driver).
Lhasa Man Zai hotel
Shigatse yak hotel