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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Everest Base Camp Trek in TibetTour Name:         Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet
Tour Code:          M69D318
Duration:            12 Days & 11 Nights
Destination:        Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Old Tingri, trek to Rongbuk, Mt. Everest Base Camp
Features:            The trek starts from Old Tingri by the Sino-Nepalese Friendship Highway to the Base Camp of the North-Face of Mt. Everest. You will accomplish this trek in 4 full days on foot that will give you plenty of time to marvel at the splendid mountain sceneries on the Tibet Plateau up to the Base Camp of Everest. Before the epic walking, you will also visit the culture and natural highlights of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, Tibet's most popular destinations.  
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Arrive in Lhasa, be met and transferred to hotel. Free at own leisure for altitude acclimation. N/A Lhasa Kyichu Hotel



Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit. B, L Lhasa Kyichu Hotel



Visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park and see monk debating at Sera Monastery. B, L Lhasa Kyichu Hotel


 Lhasa - Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse. On the way visit Yamdrok Lake, and Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Chorten in Gyantse. B, L Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel


 Shigatse - Old Tingri

Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse, drive to Old Tingri and explore Sakya Monastery en route. B, L, D Local Hotel


Trek to Lungchang. B, L, D Camping Tent

Lungchang - Lamna La

Trek to Lamna La. B, L, D Camping Tent

 Lamna La - Zommug

Trek to Zommug. B, L, D Camping Tent

 Zommug - Rongbuk

Walk to Rongbuk Monastery. B, L, D Camp or Lodge

Rongbuk - Lhatse

Take a shuttle bus to explore the Base Camp of Everest, driven to Lhatse in the afternoon. B, L, D Local Hotel

  Lhatse - Lhasa

Leave for Lhasa. B, L, D Lhasa Kyichu Hotel


Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Lhasa
You will be greeted and received by your Tibetan guide and driver with Hadda (snow white silk ribbon for Tibetan to greet distingue guests). Transferred to your hotel in the city and free at own leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day02 Lhasa (B, L)The Potala Palace,Lhasa,Tibet
Today you will have a full day guided tour in Lhasa. You will first of all visit Potala Palace, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. Then you will admire Jokhang Temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. Walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit and do some shopping if desired. 

Day03 Lhasa (B, L)Norbulingka Park,Summer Palace of Dalai Lama
Visit Drepung Monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416AD and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. After that you will be transferred to Norbulingka Park, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. Additionally you will be transferred to visit Sera Monastery, which was created in AD1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. Here in Sera, you have chance to see the grand occasion of the Buddhist monk debating at one big courtyard. Lunch served at a good local restaurant and dinner will be arranged at your hotel.

Day04 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse (B, L)Yamdrok Yumtso Lake,Tibet
In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. The Yamdok Yumtso, one of the three largest lakes of Tibet, lies about a hundred kilometers' distance to the southwest of Lhasa, is within Langkamu county, with an area of 638 square kilometers and a coastal line of 250 kilometers. The deepest point is 60 meters. To the interior of the lake ten or so hilly islands stand independently one from the other which give homes to flocks of wild ducks. A lot of colorful ducks and geese are swimming on the surface of the lake. There is also plenty of natural fodder for the fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kilograms. That is why it is called "the Fish Store of Tibet". The coast of the lake is an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture. Then drive further over the 5,010 m high Karo La and the Simi La to Gyantse (approx. 3.950 m). on arrival, you visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) close by. Built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse, Pelkor Monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and stupas are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded 14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. The 8-storey stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world. Kumbum Stupa opens 8 doors, which are decorated with relief sculptures of lively flying dragons, running lions and walking elephants. It is a master-piece of the joint efforts of the Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese. Later in the afternoon we arrive in Shigatse (3880m)

Day05 Shigatse - Sakya Monastery - Old Tingri (B, L, D) Sakya Monastery is a treasure house for Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism
In the morning visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447. The monastery is the biggest Gelugpa monastery in the Tsang regions of Tibet, sprawls on the slope of Mt. Niser, south-west of Shigatse. Tashilhunpo is associated with the Gelugpa order and is one of the six great Gelugpa institutions along with Drepung, Sera and Ganden in Lhasa and Kumbum and Labrang in Amdo. It is probably the largest functioning monastic institution in contemporary Tibet and is an impressive place to explore. Then drive to Old Tingri and stay overnight.

Day06 Trek to Luangchang (B, L, D)Trek starts from Tingri for Mt.Everest Base Camp in Tibet
The trek begins in Old Tingri and you pass through Lunja as you head south towards Everest in the distance. The high flat plain typical of Tibet allows for gradual elevation gains during the day. A water-powered barley mill is passed along the way. Camping for the night

Day07 Walk to Lamna La (B, L, D)
The challenging trekking really starts today as we go up into the mountains. Much uphill walking is done as we climb towards the top of Lamna La. And we Camp beyoud the top of this pass. Overnight Camping for the night

Day08 Trek to Zommug (B, L, D)Trek to Base Camp of Mt.Everest in Tibet
On this third day of trekking, you will continue along the way towards the main road. The village of Zommug is one of the highest occupied villages in the world. The elevation drops only slightly as we approach the main road. We will camp in the high valley near Zommug as we continue towards Rongbuk. Camping for the night

Day09 Trek to Rongbuk (B, L, D)Trek from Tingri to Rongbu Monastery,Tibet
Today you will connect with the main road and continue on to the Rongbuk Monastery. The trek will take 4-6 hours. With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Overnight camp or in local lodge/guesthouse

Day10 Mt.Everest Base Camp, drive to Lhatse (B, L, D)Mt.Everest in Tibet
From Rongbuk you will take a local horse cart to Everest Base Camp. We will arrive at Everest Base Camp in the morning and be face-to-face with Chomolungma (the Tibetan name for Everest.) Relax enjoying the spectacular view or stop by one of the local support tents for a cup of tea. Mount Everest, meaning "Goddess" in Tibetan is the highest mountain on earth with an altitude of 8, 848.13 meters. Its snow peak sends out silver radiance year after year. Its waist is hidden in the clouds. The optimum weather to visit Mt. Everest is from April to June, a golden period for mountaineers. Each year, a great number of brave robust mountaineers come from all over the world to visit and climb Mt. Everest, hope to fulfill a life-long wish by climbing onto and looking over from the world's highest peak. The Base Camp has become the most popular trekking destination in Tibet and is an increasingly popular itinerary on a Land Cruiser trip to the border. You will return from Everest Base Camp and rejoin your local vehicle for the return drive to Lhatse where you arrive in the evening to spend the night.

Day11 Lhatse - Lhasa (B, L, D)Farmers Harvesting in Shigate,Lhasa
Today is a long driving day. The distance to Lhasa is about 500km that requires 8-9 hours driving through spectacular scenery. At night you will enjoy a Tibetan Culture Show during your dinner time at a good Tibetan restaurant. Good appetite!

Day12 Depart Lhasa (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Journey ends.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room/tent/guesthouse/local lodge (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a seasoned English speaking local trek guide during the walking and for culture visits in the itinerary (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Adequate packing animals such as horses/or yaks and porters for baggages/outdoor gears during the trekking;
08). Professional outdoor sleeping tents with mattress during the trekking (twin shared basis);
09). Kitchen tent, toilet tent and folding table and chairs during the camping days;
10). Three meals a day prepared by professional outdoor cook during the walking;
11). Tibet local travel permits such as Tibet Entry Permit (TTB), Alien's Travel Permit (PSB) and Military Permit etc. when applicable;
12). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
13). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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