8D7N Adventure Tibet Tour with Mt. Everest Camp Lhasa / Shigatse / Dingri

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  • Travelling to Lhasa, Rikaze and Tibet (Xizang)
    Minimum of 2 persons
    Activities include City Tour, Cultural, Nature & Scenery and Shopping
    Includes Hotel Transfer and Meals
    Travelling period Every day from December 18th, 2014
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  • Hotels in Package

    • Our Services Includes:
      • Tibet permit – Tibet Permit application (With clear scanned passport and visa is required)
      • Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room with daily breakfast.
      • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
      • Private Local English speaking Tour Guide & Driver.
      • All Transfers & Transportation with private air-con vehicle unless otherwise stated.
      • Entrance Fees to scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Our Services Do Not Includes:
      • International Flights (quoted separately).
      • Visa for China Compulsory for most nationalities prior arrival.
      • Meals other than mentioned above.
      • Personal Expenses, (drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.)
      • Travel Insurance. (We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance that covering emergency medical evacuation)
      • Other Services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Lhasa

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your Private Tour Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa (B/L)

Highlights: Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery.




  • Norbulingka (2.5 hours):
    • Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". Constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama, it later served the whole government administration. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both administrative and religious purposes.

  • Sera Monastery (3 hours):
    • Located in the northern suburbs of Lhasa, The Sera Monastery is a complex of 4 structures; the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges. It was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (13551435), a disciple of Tsongkhapa. 'Sera' means wild roses and was called this because the monastery was surrounded by wild roses. One of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place.
      • Tips: Everyday (except Mondays) at 15:00, there is a debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery. The debating is held in the grounds and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate, but it is advised to keep quiet.

  • Drepung Monastery (3.5 hours):
    • Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong). The grand Shonton Festival is hold in the early part of August every year. That is the busiest day there with crowds of people. It is an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of this festival.



Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa (B/L)

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple.




  • Potala Palace (1 hour):
    • Former winter home of the Dalai Lama, a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs leading through countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques. You will climb past the White Palace into the Red Palace, where the file of pilgrims offering silk scarves, coins or yak butter to burn in the shrines combine to make this an unforgettable experience. Note: you need to be fit for the long stairways.

  • Barkhor Street (2 hours):
    • Built about 1,300 years ago, The Barkhor (pilgrims’ circuit) is found in the heart of Lhasa encircling the Jokhang Temple. In the past, it was a designated circumambulation circuit, "a saint’s road" in the eyes of Tibetans. Many people call the Barkhor “the window of Tibet” as it exhibits typical Tibetan life. Watch the pilgrims, wearing their local dress from many different parts of Tibet, as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple with prayer wheels, or prostrate them near the front gate. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colourful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade.

  • Jokhang Temple (2 hours):

    • Smaller and more manageable than the Potala, this 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is at the heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray here regularly; the Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng in the 7th century.



Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa - Shigatse (B/L)

Highlights: The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake.




  • The Palgor Chorten (1.5 hours):
    • Pelkhor Choede (Kumbum), also named Palcho Monastery, is very different from other monasteries. Built as a Tibetan monastery, its structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. In addition, it is famous for the architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art. It lies about 270 kilometers (168 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill.



Then your private tour guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse.




  • Yomdrok Lake (2 hours):
    • Dotted with a dozen islands and abundant in natural resources, Lake Yamdrok has the highest power station in the world, and is also the largest habitat for water birds in Tibet, attracting countless swans and gulls every summer.



Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 5: Shigatse - Dingri (B/L)

After Breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Dingri.Highlights: Tashilunpo Monastery.




  • Tashilunpo Monastery (2 hours):
    • Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by Gyalwa Gendun Drup (1st Dalai Lama) and is a historically and culturally important monastery. Its name means “heap of glory” or “all fortune and happiness gathered here”. Painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. Tashilunpo Kloster represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the Last Tibetan spirit. 5 story temple which contains a 26 meters (86ft) sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Jamba Chyenmu) id inside the grounds of the monastery. The statue was cast from 6,700 ounces of gold and over 115,000 kg of copper, making it the biggest copper Buddhist statue in the world.



Overnight in Dingri.

Day 6: Dingri - Shigatse (B/L)

Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery (with Mt. Everest).




  • Everest Base Camp:
    • Mt. Everest, called Mount Qumulangma in Tibetan Language, is the highest peak of the Earth and probably the most coveted mountain in adventurous travelers’ eyes. Journey to Mt. Everest Base Camp is a both physical as well as psychological challenge to you 5200mt (17000ft), but it will definitely reward you with the most unparalleled views – a panorama of Himalayan peaks - and never-forgotten beautiful memories.

  • Rongbuk Monastery (with Mt. Everest) (1.5 hours):
    • Rongbuk Monastery is the highest on earth at an altitude is 5,100 meters (16728 feet),. Visitors will get a great view of Mt. Everest depending on the weather.
      Mt. Everest, called Mount Qumulangma in the Tibetan Language, is the highest peak on the Earth and probably the most coveted mountain in adventurous travelers' eyes. A journey to the Mt. Everest Base Camp is a both physical as well as psychological challenge to visitors, but it will definitely reward them with the most unparalleled views – a panorama of Himalayan peaks - and never-forgotten beautiful memories. On May 8, 2008, the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympics was taken to the peak and lit by a group of Chinese mountaineers, making it the first time ever for the Olympic torch to be lit on the "top of the world".



Then, your private tour guide and driver will escort you from Dingri to Shigatse. Arrive Shigatse, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa (B/L)

After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa. Arrive Lhasa, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8: Lhasa - Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure until your transfer to the Lhasa airport in time for your departure flight.

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