10 days
Duration
Central Tibet
Location
8/10
Physicality

Mt. Everest is ranked the highest mountain in the world and it attracts thousands of visitors each year. Namtso lake, the blue turquoise shape is the second largest salted one after Qinghai’s Kokonor and Tibetans consider it to be one of four sacred deity lakes.

Regardless of its popularity, we manage our tours to show you the best of Everest and Namtso lake as the the locals see it.

More about Mt. Everest and Namtso Lake tour

ARRIVE Lhasa airport/train station
DEPARTURE Lhasa airport/train station
ALTITUDE 3650 – 5200 meters
TOUR COST Contact us for exact trip cost
HIGHTLIGHTS
  • Historical sights in Lhasa
  • Ganden Monastery
  • Namtso lake
  • Yamdrok lake and Karola glacier
  • Sights in Gyangtse, the cultural town
  • Panchen Lama’s Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Rongphu Monastery
INCLUDED
Tibet travel permits Transportation
Accommodation Entrance fee
Pick-up & drop-off Professional guide
A welcome dinner 2bottles of mineral water/day (1liter)
Oxygen cylinders First aid & kit
NOT INCLUDED
Meal
Travel insurance
Any domestic & international train/flight fare
Guide gratuity

If you already have planned lists to travel to Tibet, just discuss with our Tibet trip advisor and you will be assisted at customizing the best Tibet itinerary.

Additional information

DestinationLhasa and Beyond, Mt. Everest
DatesMay-Nov
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Day 1: Arrive at Lhasa

Upon arrival at Lhasa Airport or train station you will be met by our guide and transferred to hotel at center of the old city. You can walk around Barkhor street in the evening time with pilgrims.

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Day 2: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

In the morning, go to visit the Potala Palace which is built in 7th century and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during king Songtsen Gonpo’s reign by princess Wencheng and its famous Barkor Kora, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc. Overnight in a medium Hotel.

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Day 3: Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries

After breakfast, go to visit Drepung Monastery, which is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once the home of 10000 monks and Ganden Podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the administrative center during fifth Dalai Lama and later moved to Potala palace. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is its Buddhist monk’s debating held in the courtyard. Overnight in a medium Hotel.

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Day 4: Visit Ganden Monastery and Norbulingka

Drive out just after breakfast early in the morning to see Ganden Monastery, the first-ranked from among the six Gelug sect monasteries. Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa School, built Ganden Monastery in 1409. Ganden Monastery was famous for its abbot throne holder who was traditionally recruited on the basis of his knowledge by a gathering of monks even from Drepung and Sera Monasteries. After visiting Ganden drive into Lhasa to visit Norbulingka – the summer palace of successive Dalai Lamas.

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Day 5: Drive to Namtso Lake and return to Lhasa

In the morning, drive to Namtso Lake (4719m). Namtso lake, the blue turquoise shape is the second largest salted one after Qinghai’s Kokonor and Tibetans consider it to be one of four sacred deity lakes. After visiting the so-called Namtso, we will return to Lhasa late afternoon.

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Day 6: Set out for Gyangtse to Shigatse. 375km

In the morning you will drive to Shigatse. Enroute, you will across Kambala pass (3975m), Yamdrok Youtso Lake, Karola Glacier and Semila Pass. Stop at every sight to take photos until arriving in Gyangtse. Gyangtse is renowned for Pelkhor Monastery and the stupa. Gyangtse Zong is located on top of the hill, was once the adminitration of central Tibet. We will drive more 90km to Shigatse through Tibetan villages aside the road. Stay overnight in Shigatse (3750m).

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Day 7: Drive to Rongphu Monastery

After breakfast at Shigatse, we will drive to Rongbu Monastery (5150m) near by EBC (5200m) . On the way, we will cross the cultural town Lhatse, Gyatsola Pass (5248m), and Shegar cover 245km.  A little from Shegar we will a head into huge mountains and passes to cover 102km until Rongphu monastery, the highest monastery in the world. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

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Day 8: Hike 1 hour to Everest Base Camp and drive to Lhatse

Before sunshine, we will hike around one hour to the view-point and you can take amazing photos of Mt. Everest with first sun rise. After exploring there, we will drive way back towards Lhatse. Before stay in a hotel, we will visit Sakya Monastery.

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Day 9: Drive from Lhatse to Lhasa

On the road, visit Tashi Lhumpo Monastery in Shigatse, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas. Tashi Lhunpo is one of the four major Gelupa sect monasteries and is currently home to 700 monks. You will arrive at Lhasa late evening and drop in hotel.

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Day 10: Transfer to Airport or Train Station

Your local guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station to connect to your next destination.
Namtso Lake
Mt. Everest
trip to Lhasa

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
October 5, 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time and great feel for Tibet. Namtso was the most beautiful in Asia and Mt. Everest was something-else that one should visit one time in his/her life. We would highly recommend Adventures In Tibet Travel and Tour Company to have an authentic trip in Tibet!

October 5, 2016

I had an incredible experience with Adventures in Tibet. As a traveller, I didn’t realize how much incredible history lies in the Tibet highland plateau. Whether it is faraway home, or your visiting for the first time, Tibet belongs on your to-do list! This was a perfect way to spend a vacation on roof of the world!

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