Note: If your arrival time is different from others and you don’t want to wait for the free shuttle bus, then we can arrange private airport pick up/transfer for additional cost CNY400. It is free for train station pick up / transfer. Please let us know your arrival time and detail information of flights/train.
Meals & Accommodations: As Specified in the itinerary
Our guide will be greeting you at airport/ train station and transfer you to. Now, you are at in the holy city Lhasa yet we suggest you to drink lots of water and take a good rest at your hotel room to avoid altitude sickness and dehydration. Adventures are lying head so get prepared!
In the morning, you are visiting the cultural heritage Potala Palace which is built in 7th century and later rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama. After lunch, pay visit to the holiest temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during king Songtsen Gonpo’s reign by princess Wencheng and its famous Barkor Street, where you can appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, tradition Tibetan clothes and ritual activities around.
After breakfast, we will to visit Drepung Monastery, which is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home for 10000 monks. Drepung has became famous since after Gaden Podrang was initiated there by 5th Dalai Lama until the administration shifted to Potala Palace. After having lunch, trip continues to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most interesting of this monastery is Buddhist monks’ debating held during the afternoons in their courtyard.
You will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. The 7200m Mt. Nojing Gangsang can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Gyantse via Karola glacier. Gyantse, elevation 3950m, is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and for the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Tibet.
Drive from Shigatse in the morning. 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, we will drive to Rongpuk monastery which is close to Everest base camp E.B.C. passing the wild grassland and high mountains. You can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more, that is, Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everes (8848m), Mt. Qowo O-ya (8201m) and Mt Magalu (8463m).
Overnight: Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse or Tent guesthouse, EBC
We will drive through beautiful landscapes along the Himalayas to Gyirong town.
Overnight: Kyirong/ Gyirong Town
Our tour guide and driver will take you 24km from Gyirong town to the Rasog bridge and our Nepal staff will receive you on other side of the bridge and drive you to Kathmandu. The tour is officially ends here