Lhasa – Gyantse –Shigatse – Everest Base
7/8 days tour in Tibet including visiting of Lhasa, the highest city in the world, the highest monastery in the world as well as overnight at Everest Base Camp! Make your dream come true!
Welcome to Lhasa, capital of Tibet located at the height of 3650 meters!
Sera Monastery, founded in 1419, is one of the ‘great three’ university monasteries of Tibet, to witness the “Monk Debates” on the teachings of Buddha and the philosophy of Buddhism.
The Jokhang temple was constructed by King Songtsän Gampo probably in 642. The famous Buddhist Master Atisha taught here in the 11th century and it has been considered the most important temple in Lhasa ever since, remaining a key centre of Buddhist pilgrimage for centuries.
The Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple, and was the most popular devotional circuit for pilgrims and locals. Now the area is famous for its multitude of market stalls, selling everything from devotional goods to silk cloth to trinkets and jewelry. There are also many restaurants selling both native and international cuisine
The Potala Palace, which has 13 stories of buildings, containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues. The site was used as a meditation retreat by King Songtsen Gampo, who in 637 built the first palace there in order to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China. The Dalai Lama and his government moved into the White Palace in 1649 and was used as a winter palace by the Dalai Lama from that time on.
Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquiose Lake
Shigatse – the highest city in the world!
The huge Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama. It is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas. In the 2nd week of the 5th lunar month (around June/July), Tashilhunpo Monastery is the scene of a 3-day festival and a huge thangka is displayed.
Old Tingri town: Places like Tingri will give you a true sense of what the real people of this area endure, with smiles on their faces, every day. This place will change you.
Gyatsola Pass at 5,220m., which is the highest enroute pass
Mt. Everest Base Camp (5200 meters!) and Himalayan peaks.
Rongbuk Monastery which is the highest monastery in Tibet, for breath-taking views of Mt. Everest
|WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING|
Documents for Tibetan permit:
2) Scanned copy of passport in color
3) Scanned copy of visa in color
4) Scanned copy of entry stamp in color
5) a) Scanned copy of work permit in color (with work visa)
b) Scanned copy of university enrollment in color (student visa)
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions or unforeseeable events. If Tibet closes its border and no permit can be issued, full refund will be provided.
How to book:
1) FIll up the booking form on our website: www.wanna-travel.com/book-now/
2) Send us a copy of your passport
3) BOOK YOUR SEAT by making 50% downpayment (the other 50% of the price needs to be paid 10 days before the trip)
4) Receive confirmation by email
Cancelation policy: in case of cancelation, the deposit is not refundable and cannot be used for another trip unless the replacement has been provided.
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 13764884661
Day 1 - Lhasa
Take a flight or train to Lhasa.
Transfer to hotel, have a rest and get adjusted to high altitude. Stay in 3-Star Hotel (Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel))
Day 2 - Lhasa
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Free time in the afternoon (we also offer 2 free activities for your choice)
Lhasa to Gyantse by road (253 KM), Gyantse to Shigatse (86 KM)
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse (Zangba hotel or Manasarova hotel)
Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery (400 KM) - EBC
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive we will pass one of the highest Pass in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest pick in the world. Drive 2 more hours until we reach EBC. (Overnight at Rongbuk tent guesthouse, dorm beds 4-6 people sharing)
Mt.Everest base camp - to Shigatse (400 KM)
Have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse
Shigatse to Lhasa by road
In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. After that we will go back to back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. Stay at Lhasa (Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel). The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Dinner in a local Tibetan family will be arranged.
Viist Sera monastery in the afternoon.
Drive from Lhasa to airport/train station