2013 Mt. Everest Itinerary
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2013 Mt. Everest Itinerary

Update: Apr. 11th, 2013

Mt. Everest

2013 Mt. Everest Itinerary

D11 Tingri (Xegar) – Rongbuk Monastery – Mt. Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

In the early morning we will go ahead to the highest natural reserve area of the world – Mt. Everest Natural Reserve Area. Rongbuk Monastery is available in Mt. Everest Natural Reserve Area. Rongbuk Monastery was originally built in AD 1899 by Red Sect (Nyingma Sect) of Tibet Buddhism, stands about 5100 meters high. It is situated in the north of Mt. Everest at the end of the Rongbuk Glacier, acted as the highest monastery throughout the world. It is only about 20 kilometers far from Mt. Everest. Standing here, you can easily appreciate the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Everest in front of you, as it is supposed to be the best place for sightseeing. You can take an eco-car to Mt. Everest Base Camp, or go hiking there as you wish. Which one do you prefer? Anyway, it could be a fantastic and incredible experience to spend some time on the roof of the world, right? The amazing natural sceneries along the way compose of the deep valleys, risk and steep cliffs, and strange huge rocks. If you are lucky enough, you could overlook the powerful flying clouds around Mt. Everest. The best time to sightseeing Mt. Everest is the early morning, as the sunrise glow is the so romantic and charming. In the evening, we will drive back to Shigatse Prefecture.

Tips: As the weather is so changeable in Mt. Everest Base Camp that tourists are highly suggested to take enough thick clothes such as the down jacket even in winter. Your skin care products are also necessary and important when you stand high place with thin air. Rongbuk Monastery is the best geological location to sightseeing Mt. Everest. Do not take any photos when we pass Lulu Border Checkpoint.

D12 Shigatse – Lhasa City

After breakfast, we will visit great Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Prefecture – one of the top 6 monasteries of Gelug Sect in Tibet Buddhism history. It is the permanent residence of successive Panchen Lama's. Generally speaking, it will take you about one hour and a half to finish enjoying.

Tashilhunpo Monastery was originally built in AD 1447 and respected as one of the major 6 monasteries of Yellow Sect (Gelug Sect). It composes of crowded and coterminous palaces and high floors, which was constructed back against the high mountains. It was decorated by the golden roof, red walls and other colorful paintings. Tashilhunpo Monastery looks so magnificent and solemn when you overlook it quietly and peacefully. Many great Buddha statues are greatly enshrined and worshipped inside Tashilhunpo Monastery. The sound of chanting sutras is peaceful and solemn. A large number of pilgrims and believers from home and abroad come here every year to pray to the Buddha devoutly. If you do believe in Buddhism, you will get this chance to understand Tibetan Buddhists' life and touch the most religious and great building in southern Tibet.

Tips: A perfect Tibet tour relates to not only the breathtaking and unique sceneries along the way, but also the local history and culture in Tibet. You'd better read some about Tibet Buddhism before we start today's journey.

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