15-day Lhasa- Everest Base Camp-Mount Kaiash Tour

Potala Palace Jokhang Monastry Barkhor Street Drepung Monastery, Sera Monaster,the Pelkor Monastery, the Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, the Everest Base Camp, Tashilunpo Monastery, the Rongpuk Monastery, far view of the Gyantse Fortress, far view of Mountain Himalaya.
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  • Tour Code: LSG-12
  • Pick-up Point: Hotel in Lhasa
  • Tour type: Group tour

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Lhasa is one of the most attractive and featured cities in the world. Not only because of its high altitude of 3650 meters above the sea level, but also because of its impressive heritages, unique culture and spiritual religion. Lhasa, the mysterious alluring land, attracts millions of tourists to visit Tibet. The Everest Base Camp allows you to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.The 15-day tour will lead you to experience the unique Tibetan culture, genuine friendliness of the people and enjoy exotic aura of mysterious palaces and incredible spectacular beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.

FEATURES

  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and Chinese Lunch are included.
  • Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Streeet, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery.
  • Visit the Pelkor Monastery, the Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, the Everest Base Camp, Tashilunpo Monastery, the Rongpuk Monastery.
  • far view of the Gyantse Fortress, far view of Mountain Himalaya.
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TOUR ITINERARY

D1 Arrive in Lhasa by plane or by train

Today's Highlights

Airport/train station to Hotel transfer, rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude

You are warmly welcome to Tibet by saying Tashi Delek at the Train station/airport by our professional employee and send you to reserved hotel in Lhasa. Then have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.

D2 Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace/ Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street

Today's Highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Street

Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels.

Potala Palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark. This massive 13-storeyed building built as the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It was the highest building prior to the early period of last century. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town.

Afternoon we will visit the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, and at Barkor Kora,which is the most famous Kora in Tibet,we can buy Tibentan traditional or religious things.

Jokhang Temple is the most sacred religious structure in Tibet. Jokhang, refers to "Buddha's House" in Tibetan language, and the Temple is named after the main statue enshrined that is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple has a great importance in Tibet's Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.

D3 Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery/ Sera Monastery

Today's Highlights:

Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Today, we will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. If we are very lucky,we may even come across Sera Monastery’s Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard at around 3;00-5:30 in the afternoon.

Drepung Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, which is the largest monastery in the world. It is housed 7,700 monks and built in 1416. The monastery is considered as one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' along with Garden and Sera. Another is Sera Monastery, built in 1419.

Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" in Sera is a big draw to all visitors interested in Buddhist culture.

D4 Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Shigatse (10 hrs, 370km)

Today's Highlights:

Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Gyantse Kumbum

Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, where spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. And in Gyantse, Kubum monastery is also a famous we can not miss.

The Yamdro-tso Lake is the largest freshwater lake at the foot of the Himalayas, which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m). It is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

D5 Shigatse - Tingri (10hr, 290km)

Today's Highlights:

Rongpuk Monastery, far view Peaks of Himalayas.

In Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. Then forwards to world highest pass Gyatso-la pass with 5200 m above sea level, and then drive to Tingri, the entrance of Himalayan Nature Reserve.

D6 Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (3 hrs, 90km)

Today's Highlights:

Far View of Mountain Himalaya, The Rongpuk Monastery.

There is only 2-3hours driving from Tingri to Rongpuk through 90km new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to E.B.C, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; pass the wild grassland, the torrent and soaring mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can see the panorama of Himalaya range and among mountains you can see 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m), and even majestic view of golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset.

D7 Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (13hrs, 460km)

Today's Highlights:

The Everest Base Camp.

We need to take the old tingri road to Sagar County. From the old Tingri, you can see the Mt. Everest andMt. Shishapangma which is at 8012m was the least of the world's 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road condition worsens from old tingri and runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, with its enormous sand dunes and the closely neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and langtang to the south. Leaving the bum-chu basin, it then descends into the depression of Pelkhu tso Lake (4600m), a cobalt blue lake. Today we drive to Saga, a small town 69km from the Phelgu tso.

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Tibet. The views of Everest from the Tibet Base Camp trek are the best in the world, better than Nepal. South Base Camp is in Nepal, and North Base Camp is in Tibet which is used when climbing via the northeast ridge. It provides help for climbers, where climbers can have a rest for several days.

D8 Saga to Lake Manasarova to Darchen(14hrs, 550km)

Today's Highlights:

Drive from Saga to Darchen

Moving towards the Drongpa County, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra River, which is about 167km from the Saga town. At about 50km from today’s destination Darchen, we will make a small detour to Lake Manasarovar, the holy lake of Tibetan and Hinduism. You can relax around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the lake. In the summer time, flocks of swans will gather on the lake, bringing grace and life to the area. You can also see so many Tibetans and Hindus praying and circling around the lake shore, snow capped mountains on the background and hundreds of swans gathering on the lake, attracting hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world. In late afternoon, we will reach Tarchen, a small town at the foot of Mt. Kailash. Tour guide will assist tourists to arrange trekking yaks and porters and doing some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Overnight at local guesthouse in Darchen twon .

D9 Trek Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 20km)

Today's Highlights:

Trek day one (Outer circuit) - Darchen to Drirapuk(11km)

The Traditionally pilgrims undertake 52 km trekking circuit around Mount Kailash, commencing at Darchen (4574m) and crossing the Dolma-la pass on the second day of the three day walk. 8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with environment-friendly bus (40minutes), we get to a village called Sarshung, where porters are waiting for their clients. After two hours, we come upon a grassy plain populated by nomads. For this turn in the valley it is another two hours at least before reaching Drirapuk(4920m). You need to camp or can rest in monastery's guest house made from cement with a few good facilities than others in Drirapuk. At the opposite side of Drirapuk, there you can see small monastery with its guest house little cleaner than others. Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

D10 Trek Day Two - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 20km)

Today's Highlights:

Trek day two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk(22km)

The second day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la pass lying 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk. The peak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu valley floor, taking about one hour from the pass. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today's final destination with no shelters on the way. It is better to walk on the right side of the river and finally get to Dzultripuk (with miracle cave of milarepa). It is advisable to get there before other groups because limited numbers of rooms are available there in Dzultripuk. Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning's departure. Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

D11 Trek Day Three- Dzultripuk to Darchen (14km, 3-4hours)

Today's Highlights:

Trek day three- Dzultripuk to Darchen(11km)

Today, we will go through Milarepa's cave, where the temple and shrines have been built around. Then we walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours. At the ending point of the valley, the driver will come to pick you and take you back to Darchen. Stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Tarchen.

D12 Drive from Darchen to Saga (530Km, 14 hours)

Today's Highlights:

Drive from Darchen to Saga( 530Km)

Drive back along the incoming road.

D13-14 Saga to Shigatse to Lhasa (2 days, 750km)

Today's Highlights:

Drive from Saga to Shigatse, Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa

Drive back along the incoming road.

D15 End the tour, Airport drop off.

Your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport, end the service.

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
1. All necessary permits to Tibet, including Entry Permit, Alien's travel permit, Militery permit
2. Meals as specified in the itinerary -Breakfast during most part of the trip
3. Local tour Transfers,4WD,Mini Van or Tourist Bus according to Group Size and seasons
4. Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
5.Accommodations: -Economy Hotel sharing twin room basis in major cities: Lhasa/Shigatse/Old tingri -Basic guest house in remote area or while trekking
6. Service Charge & Government Taxes
7. Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
8. Welcome Tibetan Style Dinner in local restaurant.
9.Environmental bus between Rongbuk Monastery and EBC
10.Water and hot water provided when necessary along the trip
11. Necessary oxygen provide at Mt. Everest Base Camp.
12. Airport/train station picking up and dropping off in Lhasa 13. Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary.
Price Excludes:
1. Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 7 USD/day in total.
2.Lunch and dinners are not included
3.Breakfast at Rongpuk Saga and Darchen is not included
4.Full board during the trekking
5. Porters, trekking animals ( Yaks) during the trekking
 
Note:
1.The price may be appropriately discounted when you book except 26th June to 15th October.
2. You could pay a bit extra money if you want to upgrade the criterion of room.
3. Children under 6-year-old accompanying the adult are charged free.
4. The tour is guaranteed to depart for six persons. If you travel alone, please contact me and we would make sure whether the tour is guaranteed.

5. The Price is for one place in twin share room including breakfast, please take notice of the single room supplement. Single supplements are 230 dollars.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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