• Lhasa tour potala palace 1
  • Lhasa tour Norbulinka Palace
  • jokhang temple 2
  • yamdroktso Lhasa famous journey
  • Tibet everest tour Rongpuk Monastery
  • Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery
  • lhasa tour Sera Monastery monk Debate
  • Tibet Lhasa Jokhang temple
  • Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Landscape highlight tour

Here is the day to day itinerary for the 8 Days Lhasa Everest Base camp group tour in 2020.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your Tibetan guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and try to get acclimatized gradually to high altitude. If you feel fairly good, you may walk in the downtown Barkhor streets or further to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet,  to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option.  Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.

Optional:
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Drepung monastery, Sera monastery(B)

In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. 

You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60 USD)-you can check out the Wenchen Prince Cultural Program at night

Stay overnight in Lhasa

event_available  Day 4: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Kampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok (4400 m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191 m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse,  we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse

event_available  Day 5: Shigatse (3900 m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilhunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600 m), and Gyatsola Pass(5248 m). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198 m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200 m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.

Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 6 EBC (5200 m) and return to Shigatse (3900 m)

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse (3900 m) to Lhasa (3650 m)350 km(B)

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Depart from Lhasa(B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.