12 days EBC Namtso lake-Lhasa

Short itinerary;

12 days- Lhasa – Everest Base Camp-Namtso lake-Lhasa

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by train or flight

Overnight in Hotel( Lhasa)

Day 2: Lhasa (Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 4: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Norbulingka)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 5: Lhasa (Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 6: Lhasa-Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier -Gyangste

Overnight in Hotel(Gyangste)

Day 7: Gyantse – visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery-Shigatse-visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 8: Shigatse-Sakya Monastery-Everest Base Camp

Overnight in Guesthouse or tent city guesthouse(Everest )

Day 9: Everest Base Camp-Drive back to Shigatse

Day 10: Shigatse -Damxung

 Overnight in Hotel( Damxung)

Day 11: Damxung – Namsto lake -Lhasa

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 12: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast but for the guesthouse breakfast is not included
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner plus guesthouse breakfast
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary;

12 days- Lhasa – Everest Base Camp-Namtso lake-Lhasa

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by train or flight

Arrival at train station or airport in Lhasa, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel( Lhasa)

Day 2: Lhasa (Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square)

Jokhang temple rooftop

Jokhang temple rooftop

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths. Evening explores city by yourself.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 4: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Norbulingka)

Potala Palace

Potala Palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 5: Lhasa (Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery)

Sera monastery monks debate

Sera monastery monks debate

Morning visits to the Ramoche temple, It’s the sister temple to the Jokhang, which is completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 6: Lhasa-Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier -Gyangste

From the middle of Gampala pass  view

From the middle of Gampala pass view

Morning visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery Gyantse’s pride is the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of the entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After you enjoy exploring Gyantse.

Overnight in Hotel(Gyangste)

Day 7: Gyantse – visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery-Shigatse-visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Gyangtse Kumbum stupa & Phelchoe monastery

Gyangtse Kumbum stupa & Phelchoe monastery

Morning visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery Gyantse’s pride is the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of the entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After you enjoy exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Having driven to an altitude of 3900 meters, you find yourself at Shigatse, the second-largest city of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 8: Shigatse-Sakya Monastery-Everest Base Camp

Sakya Monastery

Sakya monastery

In the morning, drive to Sakya monastery and make an excursion to visit Sakya Monastery (4280m). Sakya Monastery is unique because of its medieval Mongolian architecture. Walk up the kora path alongside the monastery to see the ruins of the older buildings, from which you can see great views of the monastery and surrounding valley. After Stop lunch and at Lhatse you will have the first views of mighty Himalayans from the pass of Gyatso La(5400m) after Lhatse and a distant view of Mt. Everest from its viewing point soon after the climb down Gyatso la, shortly after the border checkpoint at Shegar, turn off the Friendship Highway and drive toward the south in the valley, cross over the Gawu la pass[5250m] through zigzags road, from the pass you will amaze the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its mighty peaks beyond 8000m, Mt.Makalu(8463m), Mt.Lotse(8516m), Mt.Everest(8844m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8201m) and Mt.Shishapama(8020m) from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then finally the day’s destination – Everest Base Camp located in the Rongbuk valley. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world and it consists of both monks and nuns. We suggest you bring your sleeping bags for the night if available as the local tent guesthouses reuse the blankets for several weeks due to their poor facility. Overnight at local tent guesthouses except for the end of Oct-Mar where the tent guesthouses close and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouse is available.

Overnight in Guesthouse or tent city guesthouse(Everest )

Day 9: Everest Base Camp-Drive back to Shigatse

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Drive back direct to Shigatse without Sakya monastery

Day 10: Shigatse -Damxung

Northern Tibet

Northern Tibet

Morning drive to Namsto lake and half of the way return to Lhasa by friendship highway and after Nyimo then turn to Yangpachen area. On the way, you can explore the very nice view of Tibet’s Northern grassland area and also you can explore the local villages and small lakes. Once you arrive at Yanpachen view of Nyench thangla range and after drive to Damxung town

 Overnight in Hotel( Damxung)

Day 11: Damxung – Namsto lake -Lhasa

From Namsto lake view of Mount Nyenchen Thangla

From Namsto lake view of Mount Nyenchen Thangla

Morning drive to Namsto lake . Namsto lake is known as Heavenly Lake and one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet; the largest lake throughout Tibet and the second saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake. The tour then takes you to Lake Namtso, the second-largest saltwater lake in China. The surrounding snow-capped peaks are far in the distance than drive back to Lhasa . On the way, you can explore local villages and nomads’ life. Also, you see the Mt Nenchenthala ranges(7162m). .

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 12: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and end the Tibet part tour

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast but for the guesthouse breakfast is not included
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner plus guesthouse breakfast
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.