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Lhasa to EBC & Namasto Lake Tour

Views of the Mt Everest and the Best of Lhasa Like Never Before

The Himalayan ranges separate the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. This is a trip which gives you an opportunity to explore the beauty of the world's highest peaks – including the highest Mt. Everest – and then get into Tibet and see the best it has to offer. Get ready to feast your eyes on the spectacular beauty of lakes and spend time at the Everest Base Camp. There are chances that this tour will change the way you look at the world. Rediscover yourself! After your arrival in Lhasa, get some time to settle and then acclimatize yourself to the new weather. Make a visit to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of his Holiness Dalai Lama. Next, proceed to Barkhor Street where you'll come across pilgrims performing their rituals. After visiting the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery, head for Shighatse which is the second-largest city in Tibet and has many Buddhist monasteries that are worth exploring. Next, get ready to reach the Everest Base Camp from where you'll soak up the wonderful views of the Mt. Everest from close quarters. Get another day to experience the sunrise over the Mt. Everest. From the Everest Base Camp, go to visit the Rongphu Monastery, located close by.

Get back to Lhasa so that you can undertake a road journey to the Namtso Lake, a highly sacred lake in Tibet. The Namtso Lake is also the highest salt water lake. Enjoy your time trekking around this picturesque lake. After some more trekking in Lhasa, drive to the airport to fly back home.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Lhasa

    When you arrive in Lhasa (3650m) either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

  • Day 02 : 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 collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of 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 kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. A group of foreign travelers visit Potala Palace Visiting Jokhang Temple with our local guide will help you get a better understanding about Tibetan culture and religion.

  • Day 03 : Lhasa

    In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama's palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. Afternoon, Sera Monastery, It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Monk debate held in the courtyard of Sera monastery Courtyard of Drepung Monastery.

  • Day 04 : Shigatse

    Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m),and tourists 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. We head westward along the lake and drive towards Gyantse. Gyantse was historically 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 (3900m), which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we'll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Welcome to Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Nowadays, there are still over 800 monks living and studying in Tashilhunpo Monastery.

  • Day 05 : Everest Base Camp

    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. Day 05 Everest Base Camp

    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 Tingri 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 then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that's pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

    Stay overnight at tent (5200m) or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

    Take a life-time trip to Everest Base Camp with local guide Mount Everest as seen from the Rongbuk Monastery - the highest monastery in the world.

  • Day 06 : Shigatse

    In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and 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 from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus.

    After visiting base camp, tourists can tour Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect.

    It will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take photos against Mt.Everest. Enjoy your group tour to Everest Base Camp.

  • Day 07 : Lhasa

    Today, we will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. 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). Appreciating the beautiful scene of Yarlung Tsangpo River en route. Friendship Highway to Mt. Everest.

  • Day 08 : Namtso Lake

    In the morning, take a 250 kms drive from Lhasa to famous Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges)and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars.

    Namtso Lake is also a famous sacred Buddhist site. Enjoy the spectacular starry sky at lakeshore.

  • Day 09 : Lhasa

    Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa.

  • Day 10 : Depart Lhasa

    The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

What’s Included

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Private air vehicle with driver & staff assistance

09 nights in Handpicked hotels, Camps, Guest houses

09 Breakfasts, 09 Lunches, 09 Dinners

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Monument & Museum entrance, Trekking and entry permit

Expert local tour escort for whole tour

Trekking

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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Trip Highlights

Lhasa to EBC & Namasto Lake Tour

Travel Style

Active

Duration

10 Days

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US $750
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Start Point

Lhasa

End Point

Lhasa

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