9 Days Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Shegar - Rongbuk Monastery - Mt. Everest - Shegar - Lhasts - Lhasa Tour

  • Tour Code: TT-208  
  • Destinations: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Shegar - Rongbuk Monastery - Mt. Everest - Shegar - Lhasts - Lhasa
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Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa (Gongar) airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hours drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatize yourself to high altitude. (D)

Day 02: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street)

Potala Palace, Tibet
We begin our discovery of this mystical land of snow from its heart - Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely.
In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lhasa (Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Carpet Factory)

Decoration on Potala Palace
This morning we tour the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. Followed sightseeing is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After then, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we go to carpet factory; carpet is one of the most famous handcrafts in Tibet. (B, L, D)

Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Today, drive to Gyantse, a typical Tibetan town southwest of Lhasa. Often called "Heroic City", it was originally capital of a 14th century Kingdom. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the four holy Lakes of Tibet. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Gyantse to Shigatse

Palkhor Monastery , Tibet
We will begin our exploration of Gyantse from the Palkhor Monastery, founded in 1418, is notable for its superb Kumbum, which is a magnificent six-story and 115 ft (35 m) high chorten, honeycombed with little chapels, it is a typical Tibetan architecture. Drive to Shigatse where we visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is a huge monastic compound of golden-roofed venerable buildings; it was founded in 1447 by Genden Drup, retrospectively titled the 1st Dalai Lama. Since 1642, it has been the seat of the Panchen Lama. And then, your guide will escort you to hotel.    (B, L, D)

Day 06: Shigatse to Shegar

Sakya Monastery, Tibet
Today we drive to Shegar. En route, visit Sakya Monastery which is divided into the south and north two parts by Trum River. It is of typical Mongol style of resembling castles with thick walls and watchtowers and was built in mid-13th century by Phagpa. The elaborately decorated hall has rich brocades statues, and butter lamps and holds thousands of religious texts (sutras). It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. (B, L, D)

Day 07: Shegar to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Mt. Everest, Tibet
The guide picks up you in the hotel. Today we drive to explore Mt. Everest. We will stop to visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery (16,500 ft) in the world en route to Mt. Everest. When you get there, you must be convulsing by spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and of course Everest, known as Chomolungma in Tibet. Everest is shining like a goddess in the sunglow. Drive back to Shegar.  (L, D)

Day 08: Shegar to Lhasa

Today, we drive back to Lhasa. (B, L, D

Day 09: Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we tailor-made for you. (B)

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CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
GyantseGyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3
LhasaLhasa Hotel 5Tibet Hotel 5Xinmanzhai Hotel 3
ShegarEverest Hotel 3Everest Hotel 3Everest Hotel 3
ShigatseShigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Shandong Hotel 3


Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
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1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe39970Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe1899-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe1598-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire

Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

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