Pick up from the airport. About 1 hour drive to Lhasa.
Check-in hotel and rest. There will be a Short talk from the organizer about the tour and information and tips.Welcome dinner.
sightseeing in Lhasa – Jhokhang and Sera
Morning we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts thousands and thousands of pilgrimage from all over Tibet and around the world,it was built by the great King Songten Gampo.
In the afternoon we visit one of biggest monasteries in Tibet, belongs to Gelugpa or yellow sect, Sera monastery which was built in the year of1419 by “chamchen Chojie” a disciple of Tsongkapa. They are very famous in‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating.
Sightseeing – Potala-Norbulingka
In the morning we will visit Potala palace, served both as administrative centre and religious centre. in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king “Songtsen Gampo” and later renovated by 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. You can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(sputa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of Mandela, figures of the Buddha.
In the afternoon we will visit Norlbu Lingka the summer palace of Dalai Lamas. Norbu Lingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture.
Lhasa-Gyantse O/N Gyantse 3900m
Today you will drive about 300KM to Gyangtse. Take a look at Yamdrok Yumco Lake on the way and overlook Kalais Kora Glacier. Yamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred metres below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m).
In the afternoon, you will arrive in Gyangtse and go for the tour of Palkhor Temple, built in the 15th century, is situated in the west of Gyantse Town with mountains enclosing form three sides of the east, west and north. Its uniqueness is that its three sects of Buddism-Shaja, Ningma and Guolu stayed harmoniously under one roof.
Gyantse-Shigatse-O/N Shigatse 3800m
Drive about 90KM to Shigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet. It’s also the home town of Banchen Lama. In the afternoon, you will drop a visit of Tashilumpo Monastery. Tashilumpo, sprawls on the slops of Mt. Niser, southwest of Shigatse. It covers an area of about 300,000 square meters. There are many valuable and rare historical articles in the monastery,En route, visit Shalu Monastery, which the construction was started in 1027. Its architecture is of typical combination of the Tibetan and Chinese styles with archways, carved pillars, tilled roofs and the Song and Yuan style murals.
Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery-Mt. Everest-O/N Base camp 5200m
Today we drive to Mt. Everest and overnight here. it takes about 7 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.
Shigatse-Namtso lake-O/N Namtso 4700m
leaving Shigatse to Namtso Holy Lake. While on the way, beautiful Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain will accompany us. Today, we will have chances to escort at the grassland, visit the nomad family and walk into the tent to drink the fresh yak milk, talk with the Tibetan Children, etc. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake'. It is famous for its high altitude and beautiful scenery. Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, Namtso Lake is the biggest lake throughout Tibet, also one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. With 4,718 meters (15,475 feet) above sea level and covering 1,900 square kilometers (735 square miles), the lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
Namtso- Yangbachen-Lhasa-O/N Lhasa 3650m
Free morning on your own, you can trek along the lake to Tashi Island to explore meditation caves .Later on, drive to Dmxung for lunch. In the afternoon, touring at Yangpachen hot spring while on the way back to Lhasa. Yangpachen is famous for its richness of terrestrial heat. Not only Yangpachen owns common hot springs and fountains, but also various geysers, boiling springs, and hot-water lakes, which is rare in the world. Now it has a thermoelectricity plant, green houses, and hot spring baths, attracting more and more tourists. Drive back to Lhasa after visiting. Overnight in Lhasa.
Lhasa departure (by train or air)
Hotel check-out & pick-up by your guide and driver again, then transfer you to the airport or train station, lovely tour ends!