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Duration

8 Days

Activities

  • Religious and Spiritual Tours
  • Cultural and Historical Tours

Accomodation

  • Twin sharing

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8 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa tour begins from Lhasa-the historic capital of Tibet, the golden sunshine and blue sky is the dreams of many travelers all over the world, it is also the pilgrimage destination of all Tibetans, mingling with local pilgrims around the Barkhor street is an extra-ordinary feeling. This tour brings not only the historic palaces and operating monasteries, but lines of breath-taking natural sceneries, such as turquoise water Lake Yamdrok, mighty Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and great peaks of Himalayans, will surely enrich the knowledge of the high plateau and its geography, gradually come across the rich culture of western Tibet and then to world summit Mt. Everest. In gist, this tour covers rich cultures and traditions, historical sites and natural beauties of Tibet.

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Itinerary

Arrive at Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal. While flying from Kathmandu, enjoy the amazing views of the Himalaya, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan valleys. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport or train station, meet our Tibetan guide who will escort to Lhasa. After 1.5 hours scenic drive along the Brahmaputra River and Lhasa River finally reach wonder city, Lhasa. If going Lhasa by train, it takes around 20 minutes drive to reach the hotel in Lhasa city. Check into hotel. Take it easy today and have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast, have an easy visit to Potala Palace- the highest palace in the world and is Lhasa’s cardinal landmark which offers an awesome view of entire city. It is the ideal example of architectural work and is mostly renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. After then visit Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market- Jokhang Monastery is the most revered and sacred shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devotees. Barkhor Market is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Monastery and is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight at Lhasa. 

Today tour begins with a visit to Drepung Monastery- the largest monastery among the great three Gelugpa university monasteries which was used to be the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala Palace. After then visit Sera Monastery- the second largest Gelugpa university monasteries in Tibet, is well preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Finally, visit Norbulingka- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight in Lhasa.

Today, start journey by jeep along the Friendship Highway crossing the Kampala pass [4794m], from where enjoy the fabulous view of Yamdrok Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. After then drive westwards over another high pass Karo la pass (5,045 m) from where have a amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar Glacier standing proud at 7252m. The unforgettable view of fan-shaped turquoise water of the lake and Nyenchen Khangsar Glacier is the wonder of day. Passing through beautiful valleys and colourful Tibetan villages arrive in the town of Gyantse and visit Gyantse Kumbum- an extraordinary architectural masterpiece with a large gold-domed stupa and its nine levels rise in the manner of a step pyramid made it one of the most distinctive temples in the world. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

Early morning start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola[5200m] & Gawu la pass[5250m], from the top of the Gawu la enjoy the spectacular view of Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks Mt. Makalu [8,463m], Mt.Lotse [8,516m], Mt.Everest [8,844m], Mt.Cho Oyu [8,201m] and Mt.Shishapama [8,020m] from Left to right. Climbing up and down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to the Rongbuk. Visit Ronbuk Monastery- the highest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is a good point to see Mt.Everest. Enjoy the marvelous, unique and face to face view of Mt. Everest with the famous Ronbuk Glacier (one of the largest glaciers) nearby, which would be definitely the great lifetime experience. 

Morning enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest (if weather is clear). After breakfast drive 16 km round trip by local bus to the Everest Base Camp or can do trekking from the Tent guesthouses community to Everest Base Camp, which will take about 2 hours (6km). The dream of travel enthusiasts comes true while reached in a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering to the sky. Late morning or early afternoon starts driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

Morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery one of the six big monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the home of the Panchen Lama, which is located on the hillside overlooking Shigatse northwest of the town. The main structures found here are the Maitreya Chapel and Kelsang Temple. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.

Today is the departure day from Lhasa. After breakfast, free till departure time. Transfer to the airport or train station for onward journey. 

Inclusion

    Price Includes:

    • All transportations as per the itinerary
    • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lhasha
    • All necessary Tibet Travel permit
    • Accommodation in Twin sharing basis
    • All fees for sightseeing and monuments as per the itinerary
    • English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
    • Daily breakfast
    • All government taxes and service charge

    Price Excludes:

    • Chinese Visa and Nepal Visa
    • International flight fare
    • Meals other than breakfast
    • Travel Insurance
    • All the personal nature expenses
    • Tips for guide and driver

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Annapurna round trek was well organized by Raj from BDEx. Gide Amrit Pandey is very skilled and intelligent. Weather on the trek was rather different so we were about ready to turn back from Pissang. Nevertheless next day was clean and we immediately decided to continue. Finally we did Thorang La 5416 m. On the way we saw many people coming back because of deep snow. I am happy that we were lucky to pass Thorang La on second day after it was opened. Many thanks for the trip to BDEx and my guide!!!

Mikhail Grevtsev

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