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Classical Everest Base Camp Tour

 
Tour Code: LXAP013   Sunrise at Mt. Everest
Trip Duration: 8 days  
Departure Day: Daily  
Visiting: Tibet, Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Tingri  
Summary: This tour takes you to appreciate the exotic culture, majestic highland landscapes, snow-capped mountains, different Tibetan life. It will be your memorable travel on the roof of the world.  
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival / Lhasa

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Debating at Sera Monastery, Tibet TourWelcome to Tibet! Your local guide will meet you upon your arrival in Gonggar airport and will escort you to Lhasa. On the 2-hour drive way, you'll enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

Day 2  Lhasa  (B,L)

This morning, we tour Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama & listed as a world heritage site. Then visit a Tibetan Family. In the afternoon visit the debating of Buddhism in Sera Monastery.

Day 3 Lhasa  (B,L)

Jokhang Monastery, Lhasa TourIn the morning, we visit Norbulingka Park, the summer palace for the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, we cover Jokhang Temple - the "central cathedral", Barkhor - the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets whitewashed stone homes. Have a walk on Barkhor Street, the bustling market place of Lhasa.

Day 4 Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse (B,L)

Today you will be transferred from Lhasa to Gyantse (5.5-hour drive).

En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is awesome. Then proceed to drive to Shigatse.

Day 5 Shigatse / Tingri / E.B.C (B,L)

After breakfast, you will be driven to visit the Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers.

Everest Base CampThe drive to the Everest Base Camp (5200m), it takes about 4 hours since the cracked winding roads demand much caution. But the views are stupendous on a clear day, and feature a huge sweep of the Himalaya range including peaks over 8000, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to Base Camp, the first sight of the mighty Everest simply leaves you speechless. All the hardship you bear along the way makes sense at this while. The best moments to watch Mt. Everest's are early morning and late evening when Everest is shining like a goddess in the sunglow.

Rongbuk Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Everest, and has earned the title of the world's highest monastery standing at 4,980 meters high. Overnight in Rongbuk.

Day 6 E.B.C / Shegar / Lhatse (B,L)

After view the sunrise of the Mt. Everest, drive about 4 hours to back Shegar. Have a lunch here, then drive back to Lhaste. Tonight we will have our accommodation here. In Lhaste, there is a quite characterized Farmer's hotel, where they can offer Tibetan dancing and singing show for free. You can have a funny night here after visiting the stunning beautiful Mt. Everest

Day 7 Lhatse / Lhasa(B,L)

Drive back to Lhasa today

Day 8 Lhasa / Exit (B)

Transfer via: - By your own arrangement

Today will be free for you to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Lhasa Shangbala Hotel Xinding Hotel Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Shigatse Shigatse Hotel N/A N/A
Tingri Rongbuk Monastery (No star) N/A N/A
Lhatse Lhatse Hotel (2 star) N/A N/A
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