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13-Day Tibet Adventure to Lhasa - Tsetang - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Dingri - the Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu - Katmandu

  • Code: CT-L/S505
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Potala Palace, Tibet
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet with the altitude of 3,650 meters. Your Tibet adventure will start from your landing at the airport. Our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. If you arrive early in the day, we suggest you have a good rest to fit in with the new environment and the high altitude.
Day 02: Lhasa
Visit the Tibet Museum, you will also have opportunity to visit the process of how to make carpet in the Carpet Factory. Continue to visit the Sera Monastery, one of the three biggest temples in Lhasa and famous for the lamas' debating. From Monday to Friday, the debating will be held here in the afternoon, which is a kind of study way or a kind of ardent discussion about Buddhism knowledge of lamas. They are divided into different small groups as two or three persons, one lama stand and ask questions and another lama sit on the ground and answer. This is one kind of debate full of challenging; both sides are always very intense and they use different or gestures to strengthen the debating, travelers can be easily infected. And then visit the Norbulingka Park, the summer resort of Dalai Lama, it is a botanical garden with the best scenery and the largest scale in Tibetan man-made botanical garden. (B+L)
Day 03: Lhasa
Visit the landmark of Lhasa, the living and working place of Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace in the morning. It is not only famous for its grand construction, but also enjoys high reputation because of its very large amount of collections of precious cultural relic. The whole building was built against the mountain and occupies an area of 100,000 square meters; you may see its majestic appearance from a very long distance. Visit the Jokhang Temple in the morning, it is said that you are considered not to have been to Tibet if you do not visit Jokhang Temple. It is regarded as the most important temple in Tibet's history. Most of the Tibetan Temples belong to different Buddhism religious sects but all of them regarded the Jokhang Temple as the holy place and it is respected by each of sect. After visiting it, our guide will show you around the Barkhor Street, which is the most prosperous local market in Lhasa, many shops selling all kinds of daily necessities and souvenirs; it is a good place for the locals and travelers to wander around at ease. The last destination is the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital. (B+L)

Sera Monastery, Lhasa
       Our clients at the Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Photo by Bob and Marion Smith

Day 04: Lhasa - Tsetang
In the early morning, take car to Tsetang. On the way, you will stop at the ferry of Yarlung Tsangpo River and take boat to visit the first monastery in Tibet, it is the Samye Monastery. The boat trip will take one hour and you may also need to share a boat with other travelers or local people, sometimes, their livestock will also take the same boat, since no other boats are available and the boats are limited in quantity. Once you are in the other side of the river, you also need to take the local micro-truck for about 20 minutes to reach the final destination. The local condition is limited, but it is full of interest and novelty, the local living condition and the local people will come to your sight one by one when you are on the truck. Lunch will be served at the only restaurant near Samye Monastery, the quality may not meet your standard and we suggest you make some preparation for that. Then back in the same way and take car to continue your journey to Tsetang. Visit the Yumbu Lakang and the Trandruk Monastery in the afternoon. Yumbu Lakang is the first palace in Tibet and you can overlook the first field in Tibet from Yumbu Lakang. (B+L)
Day 05: Tsetang - Gyangtse
Pack you luggage and leave for Gyangyse in the early morning. On the way, Visit the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and the Karola snow mountain. When visiting these two sites, you will be shocked by the mystery of the nature, the water of the lake just looks like the sapphire enchased in the mountains. The riverhead is from the nearby Snow Mountains, but this lake does not have an exit, the snow melting and the water evaporation achieve dynamic balance, and you can not see the panorama of this lake from every aspect. Our guide will leave some free time for you to appreciate their beauty and you may take some photos. There is no qualified restaurant on the way, and lunch box may be offered. After your check-in at the hotel in Gyangtse, visit the Palkhor Monastery and Gyangtse Old Street. The Palkhor Monastery is a pagoda-shaped temple and more than 100,000 figures of Buddha are in the temple. This temple is also famous for its fancy Buddhism mural with extensive subjects. Go out the temple and our guide will show you the old street of Gyangtse and will give you some general ideas of the loving condition of the local people. (B+L)
Day 06: Gyangtse - Shigatse
In the morning, continue your journey to Shigatse and have a short break at the hotel, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six biggest monasteries in Tibet. It is the working place of Panchen Lama and the most famous Buddha figure 26.2 meters in height and 11.5 meters in width. Then have a look at the New Palace of Panchen, it is the living place and the summer resort of Panchen Lama.  (B+L)

Tushilunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Tushilunpo Monastery, Shigatse

Day 07: Shigatse - Dingri
Take car to Dingri. On the way, visit the Sakya Monastery and the Lhatse city. The Sakya Monastery used to be the political force which ruled the whole Tibet. Now the monastery treasures large amount of Buddha figures, the murals of Yuan Dynasty, large collections of literature, history, medicine and geography, and is complimented as the second Dunhuang. Then visit the old Lhatse city and some local Tibetan dwelling houses there. Follow the advice from our guide and have a good rest in the evening for next day's exciting adventure. (B+L)
Day 08: Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Dingri
In the morning, you will be transferred to visit the great Everest Base Camp. On the way, you can visit the Rongbuk Monastery, where your car can not proceeds any longer and you need to change a gharry to continue your journey to the Everest Base Camp. Do not forget to take your camera when you get there to memorize this great moment. Back to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 09: Dingri - Zhangmu
Take car to Zhangmu, on the way, you can ask your guide to stop when you want to visit the sights along the way or where you want to take photos. Tonight, you will stay at a hotel in Zhangmu. (B+L)
Day 10: Zhangmu - Katmandu
Our guide will check the opening time of the border and transfer you to pass the Friendship Bridge of China and Nepal. You will pass the bridge by yourself and our guide in Nepal will wait for you and pick you up from another side of the bridge. You will be transferred to Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where another kind of different culture is waiting for you to experience. (B+L)

Drupung Monastery, Lhasa
Drupung Monastery, Lhasa

Day 11: Katmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hinduism Temples in Katmandu, it is the place for the Hinduism to hold their cremation ceremony. And then visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square. Durbar means the royal palace. In Nepal's royal history, there once were three sons of one king, they built their own small countries by distributing the whole country into three parts, and built three durbars separately. And the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is complemented as the treasure house of the Nepal Art of middle aged century. There are many temples near each square and you may have a glance at them and experience the local people's daily activities. Then visit the Golden Temple, it was said that this temple was first built in 12's century and the whole temple is plated with copper, no one dare to look its magnificence straightly under the sunlight. Many rare Buddhism murals are also existed inside. (B+L)

Day 12: Katmandu
Katmandu Durbar Square is the smallest square among the three Durbar Squares, but it is the most exquisite and beautiful one. The best time to experience it is in the morning, when there are less travelers but more local people, you can see most of them do their pilgrimage in the morning, the ding and ring of the temples may be the best music in this morning. Then, visit the Swayambhunath Pagoda, a must-see sightseeing sport in Katmandu, where you may overlook the whole Katmandu Valley. You need to climb more than 300 stone steps to visit this temple, the both sides of the mountain road are the heavenly places for monkeys, you may play with them if you have something to eat in hand. Then visit the Buddhanikantha Temple and the Bouddhanath Stupa, The largest nummular stupa in the world. (B+L)
Day 13: Departure from Katmandu

This great adventure tour will come to an end today and we hope you have enjoyed the tour with us. According to your flight schedule, our guide will transfer you to the airport properly and help you with the check-in procedure. He/she will say good-bye to you at the airport. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
LhasaFour Points by Sheraton Lhasa   Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel   
TsetangTsetang Hotel   Tsetang Hotel   
GyangtseGyangtse Hotel   Gyangtse Hotel   
ShigatseShigatse Hotel   Shigatse Hotel   
DingriEverest Hotel   Everest Hotel   
ZhangmuZhangmu Hotel   Zhangmu Hotel   
KatmanduYak and Yeti or Annapurna or Radisson   Manaslu Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
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2-5 $3260.00 $3130.00 $3100.00 $2980.00
6-9 $2650.00 $2520.00 $2490.00 $2360.00
10 & above $2240.00 $2100.00 $2090.00 $1970.00
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