- Explore the Everest Base Camp to view the beautiful scenery of Mt. Everest
- See the beautiful sacred lake Yamdrok tso and karo glacier
- Visit the highlights of Lhasa City: Potala Palace and Jakhong Temple
- Visit the two of the Three Great Gelug monasteries: Sera and Drepung Monasteries
Tourists can see natural scenery like the beautiful, sacred lake of Yamdrok Tso and Karo glacier. Explore the Mount Everest Base Camp and view the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. In Gyantse, you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery. In Shigatse, you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
For a detailed day-by-day itinerary we kindly refer you to the itinerary tab. We look forward to providing you with an excellent tour to Lhasa and Mount Everest Base Camp.
Your guide will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you can have a rest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel.
First you will visit the Potala Palace - the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century. You can explore a collection of gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas, and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. 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. You can then do kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Overnight you will stay at Lhasa Yak Hotel.
Today, you will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery, also one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey. Do not miss the Monks´ debates at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel.
We will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m), and tourists will get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. The tour moves on to Gyantse where we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After driving 1.5 hours, we arrive in Shigatse where we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery, but on the way there, you will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. From that pass, you can view all of the five highest peaks in the world.
In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to the base camp 4km one way, or go to EBC by local bus. After that drive back to Shigatse.
We will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours. Stay overnight in Lhasa or leave for the airport.
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you to board your flight/train. - See more at: https://www.bookmundi.com/lhasa/5-days-lhasa-ganden-monastery-group-tour-1374#sthash.aoizoZza.dpuf
- Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits
- Admission fee of tourist sites listed in itinerary
- Professional local guide
- Accommodation at a 4-star or similar hotel in Lhasa
- Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- Chinese visa
- Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- The transportation to Lhasa and departure