8-Day Golden Route of Lhasa-Shigatse-Mt.Everest
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8-Day Golden Route of Lhasa-Shigatse-Mt.Everest

8-Day Golden Route of Lhasa-Shigatse-Mt.Everest

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Duration: 8 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Rongbuk Monastery , Sakya Monastery , Mount Everest , Yamdrok Lake
Update: Jan. 20th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    (70 kilometers away from the airport and 30 kilometers away from the railway station)
    We will pick you up at the airport or the railway station and present you a Hada which would bring you good luck. Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which has an altitude of 3658 meters. You can take a break for acclimatization in the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None
  • Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the regime of Songtsan Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace. The main constructions of the Red Palace are the Buddhism stupas and chapels while the White Palace acted as the residence of Dalai Lamas.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple (1 hour) which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street (half an hour) which around the Jokhang Monastery. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 3: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse (360 km)

    We will leave Lhasa for Yamdrok Lake through Gambarak Mountain Pass (4780 meters above the sea level) after breakfast. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It covers an area of 638 square kilometers with an altitude of 4441 meters. The landscapes of mountains and lakes here tops in southern Tibet. Then we will make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse via Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir on our way to Shigatse – the largest city in Tsang.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 4: Shigatse – Sakya Monastery – Xegar (300 km)

    We will make a visit to Sakya Monastery on our way to Xegar after breakfast. Sakya Monastery is the main monastery of Sakya Sect with a history of more than 900 years. It collected rich historical and cultural relics, among which the Buddhism scriptures are most noted.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 5:Xegar – Mt. Everest Base Camp – Xegar

    We will set off for Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery above the sea level in the world. Rongbuk Monastery is a special monastery belongs to Nyingma Sect. Both the monks and nuns live in the monastery. It is 5100 meters above the sea level and is only about 20 kilometers away from the top of Mt. Everest. It is the best place to appreciate the landscape of Mt. Everest. Then we will back to Shigatse via Xegar.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 6:Xegar – Shigatse (240 km)

    We will back to Shigatse along the national road of China and Nepal. We can appreciate the natural landscapes on our way.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 7:Shigatse –Yarlung Zangbo River Valley – Nyemo County- Lhasa (280 kilometers)

    We will back to Lhasa along the international road of China and Nepal after breakfast. We could appreciate the unique valley landscape of Yarlung Zangbo River Valley on our way to Lhasa.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 8: Leave Lhasa

    We will transfer you to the airport or railway station after breakfast.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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