Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It’s nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is the site of the hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha.
At once mysterious, beautiful and inaccessible, it is the home of myth, tradition, legends and a simple, friendly people. Come with us while we trip on the unusual in this beautiful land…
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Arrival / Lhasa
Arrive at Gonggar airport, to be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel in Lhasa city (1.5-hour drive). After checking in the hotel, rest in the afternoon to get adapted to the high altitude – Tibet is at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, The Barkhor Street
Check out Lhasa’s cardinal landmark, the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the flourishing Barkhor Street.
The summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Park, the ancient Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery are part of the schedule – a religio-cultural bouquet like no other.
Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse (B)
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse visiting the dazzling Yamdrok Lake and a Tibetan family home for some traditional food on the way. Tour the 15th century Palcho Monastery and Pagoda in Gyantse before going to Shigatse (about 90 km, 1.5-hour drive). Overnight at Shigatse.
Shigatse / Tingri (B)
In the morning, you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery with the golden statue of the giant Maitreya (Future Buddha) and free market. Tour Shigatse and then drive to Tingri. Overnight at Tingri.
Tingri / Shigatse (B)
Mt. Everest(Qomolangma), The Base Camp of Mt. Everest, Drive to Shigatse
In the morning, enjoy the sunrise from the mighty Mt. Everest, the tallest in the world. Then drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest for you to take a close look at this great mountain. If you are lucky, the weather may permit you to see the biggest and the most well perserved glacier–Rongbu glacier. After gazing with awe at the majesty of nature,get transferred back to Shigatse.
Shigatse / Lhasa (B)
Drive back to Lhasa and relax while reminiscing about this fabulous trip into a magical land.
Departure from Lhasa (B)
Free at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.