An overland journey to Everest Base Camp

Yumbulagen, Tibet Tour, China TourDay 01 Lhasa arrive (B)

Fly to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalayas, Tibet has had a unique hold on the imagination of the West. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa (B, D)

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Tonight you will have a chance to stroll on Barkhor Street to mingle in the crowds and enjoy the market activity.

Potala PalaceDay 03 Lhasa (B)

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" in Tibetan means "the hill of rice", because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After enjoying a local Tibet-style lunch, you will visit Sera Monastery. Sera means 'Hailstone' in Tibetan, and legend tells that it hailed during the foundation of this famous monastery.

Day 04 Lhasa / Gyantze / Shigatse (B)

Drepung MonasteryDrive to Gyantze, the once fortified city at the junction of two major caravan routes: one to India and the other to Nepal. Pass the giant Yamdrok Yamtso Lake, the holy lake of the Tibetan people. Visit the Palkhor Monastery and the ten-thousand-Buddhist Pagoda. Then continue drive to Shigatse and check in the hotel.

Day 05 Shigatse / Tingri (B)

After breakfast, you will. After a rest from the drive, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama who is the second holiest man in Tibet. Travel through the Western part of Tibet to get to Tingri. The scenery along the way is really fantastic. Check into hotel and have a rest. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and make preparation for the sightseeing next day.

Day 06 Tingri / Base Camp / Shigatse (B)

Tashilhunpo MonasteryDrive to the Everest Base Camp via the famous Rongbuk Monastery, located half-way up the mile-wide, 20-mile long valley at 16,500 feet, is accessible today by vehicle over rugged road. Then drive to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the ruins of the nunnery of Sherab Chholing and the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Drive back to Shigatse in the evening.

Day 07 Shigatse / Lhasa (B)

Drive back to Lhasa and enjoy a leisure day.

Day 08 Lhasa departure (B)

Transfer to airport and board your departure flight to next destination. Service completes.

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