10 Days Lhasa, Everest and Namtso Lake Tour

Professional English Speaking Guide

Max Group size of 12 people

All accomodations included

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Price of tour: $1240*

* (Price can be 10% lower or higher depending on the season. Please tell us your preferred travel month in the booking form)

Short tour summary

If ten days exploring the ancient, windswept landscape of the Tibetan Plateau, and experiencing its ancient and mysteries customs and culture sound like your adventure, then come join us for this 10 Days Lhasa-Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake journey! From the bustling Bakhor Street exploding with sights and sounds akin to the ancient silk road, to the dark and secretive Johkang Temple filled with the devote from every corner of Tibet, you will feel the heartbeat of Tibet and its people. Along with the exciting capitol, the tour will journey through the landscape to holy lakes and commanding views of Mt Everest from its basecamp in the north! Come and fill your senses with all the sights, sounds, and colors of this enigmatic world.

Tour highlights: Potala Palace | Jokhang Temple | Barkhor Street | Drepung Monastery | Sera Monastery Debate | Yamdrok Lake | Karo-la Glacier | Rongbuk Monastery | Everest Base Camp | Tashilumpo Monastery | Namtso Lake

Day by day schedule:

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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Upon your arrival in the sacred city of Lhasa, our warm and friendly staff will greet you with a traditional Hada offering, symbolizing a gesture of goodwill. A one-hour drive will bring you to your selected accommodation within the city. Take it easy and allow yourself time to acclimatize to the high altitude, ensuring a comfortable start to your remarkable journey in Lhasa.

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Day 2: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery(B/D)

Embark on a cultural odyssey with a visit to the revered Drepung Monastery, an iconic Tibetan Buddhist site steeped in tradition. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the vibrant debates at Sera Monastery, where monks engage in spirited discussions, accompanied by enthusiastic hand-clapping and animated arguments. Gain an insightful perspective into the ancient traditions of Tibetan Buddhism as you absorb the spiritual atmosphere and passion surrounding these profound rituals. Please note that a welcome dinner, hosted in a Tibetan restaurant, is planned either on this day or the next. Our guide will coordinate and provide details accordingly.

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Day 3: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple(B)

Marvel at the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Potala Palace, an architectural masterpiece perched atop Marpo Ri hill. A symbol of Tibetan history and culture, the palace unfolds a narrative of religious devotion and political significance. In the park beneath the Potala Palace, witness and perhaps join in the traditional dances. Continue your journey to the spiritual heart of Lhasa. Explore the sacred Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stroll through the lively Barkhor Street, an ancient circuit that encircles the Jokhang Temple, where traditional Tibetan goods and handicrafts abound. Finally, experience with a visit to a sweet tea house, a cherished element of Tibetan social culture. Savor the distinct flavors of Tibetan tea and engage in social interactions with locals and fellow travelers.

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Day 4: Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake to Shigatse(B/L)

Wake up early and have breakfast at your hotel in Lhasa before checkout. Load your bags into your vehicle, and start the scenic journey from Lhasa to Shigatse. En route, be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s sacred lakes with crystal-clear waters surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Pause at a quaint farmhouse situated along the tranquil shores of Yamdrok Lake, where you’ll relish a home-cooked Tibetan meal amidst the stunning rural landscapes. Continue your exploration to the awe-inspiring Karola Glacier, a radiant symbol of Tibet’s rugged allure. By late afternoon, arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, concluding a day rich in natural wonders and cultural discovery.

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Day 5: Everest Base Camp(B)

The Tibetan Everest Base Camp is located at an elevation of approximately 5,200 meters above sea level. En route to Everest Base Camp, stop at Gawula Pass, a designated viewpoint that provides breathtaking vistas of Mount Everest and the adjacent Himalayas peaks. Transition to an eco-friendly bus Everest Base Camp, designed to navigate the winding roads with minimal environmental impact. Weather permitting, the climax of your day awaits as you reach Everest Base Camp. Witness the sun bidding farewell to the world’s highest peak. As the daylight fades and the stars emerge, relish the tranquility and majesty of this remote Himalayan sanctuary, creating a connection with nature that resonates deeply.

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Day 6: Ronghuk Monastery to Shigatse(D)

Visit Rongbuk Monastery, initially established as a meditation retreat for monks and currently shared by both monks and nuns. Observe their ritual practices characterized by monks engaging in chanting and traditional instrument performances. On the return journey to Shigatse, take a brief detour to Dingyal County, where you can marvel at the impressive views of Mount Lhotse and the eastern slope of Mount Everest. Conclude the day with a special dinner featuring Tibetan singing and dancing performances, providing a delightful cultural experience.

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Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa: Tashilunpo Monastery (B)

In the morning, explore the grandeur of Tashilhunpo Monastery. As the principal seat of the Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo holds immense religious significance for Tibetan Buddhists. It serves as a center for Buddhist learning, meditation, and religious ceremonies. As the day unfolds, begin your journey back to Lhasa, tracing the meandering path along the picturesque Yarlung Zangbo River.( Customers may return to Lhasa from Shigatse by high-speed train.)

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Day 8: Lhasa to Namtso Lake(B)

Begin your journey north from Lhasa, marvel at the sweeping vistas of the Damxung grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see, dotted with the colored tents of nomadic herders and their livestock. As you drive across this wild expanse, the snow-capped peaks of Nyenchen Tanglha loom ahead. Upon arriving at Namtso Lake(4,718m) Scenic area, embark on an electric vehicle to the lake shore. You will also visit the island of Tashido, take in close-up panoramas of the immense azure waters, and wander cliff-side paths among fluttering prayer flags. Finally, drive back to your overnight accommodations in Damxung

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Day 9: Drive back to Lhasa: Chimelong Nunnery, Tsurphu Monastery(B/L)

Today marks your departure from Damxung as you journey back to Lhasa. Your first stop today is at Chimelong Nunnery, located in a picturesque valley along the route. Wander its grounds surrounded by scenic snowcapped peaks and encounter the resident community of devoted Buddhist nuns. Afterwards, continue on to visit Tsurphu Monastery, the historic seat of the Karmapa lineage situated in a solitary grassland setting. Marvel at its distinctive architecture and glimpse rare artifacts that trace centuries of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Before making your way back to Lhasa, take time to relax and refuel with a farm lunch on the grasslands(or at the restaurant in the monastery).

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Day 10: Departure from Lhasa

We will arrange your transfer to the airport or train station as your tour comes to a close.

Included in the price

  • Application for Tibet Travel Permit
  • Airport and train station pickup and drop service at designated times
  • Services of a Tibetan English-speaking guide
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • Accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels in the cities of Lhasa and Shigatse with breakfast, based on double occupancy; tent guesthouse at Everest Base Camp with dormitory-style bedding; economy hotel in Damxung
  • Meals as specified above (including 2 farm house lunches and 2 dinners)
  • Entrance fees (including Mount Everest and Namtso Lake Eco Cars)
  • Travel insurance
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Oxygen supply

Excluded from the price

  • Flights or trains to and from Tibet
  • Additional meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement for solo travelers requiring a single room or unable to find a roommate
  • Tips (We recommend a gratuity of $7 per day per person, to be shared between the driver and guide.)

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