10 Days Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Dingri, The Everest Base Camp
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Lhasa,
you will be met by our guide and
transferred to your Hotel. Our
guide will greet you at the airport
outside the luggage claim area,
holding a sign with your name
on it. Visit the Nietang Buddha
on the way.
Tour to the Potala Palace, the
Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka
and visit a Tibetan family.
Palace: The chief residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This immense religious and administrative complex is situated atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters; its 13 stories of buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.
Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is one of three famous monasteries in Tibet. As a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, Sera is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism, sometime in the history it housed about 6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s. Norbulingka means "treasure park" in the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000 square yards, with 374 rooms inside. As a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the
Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum
and visit the Barkhor Street.
Temple: The most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple was built for the king's bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist statues and images she has brought to Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Established in 1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world with many cultural relics. At its peak, more than 10,000 people lived in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection of cultural relics including Buddha statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals, gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.
Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple, it is a famous commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history of more than 1300 years, visitors can find all kinds of fantastic commodities here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks, prayer wheels.
||Lhasa - Gyangtse
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Gyangtse in the morning.
Visit the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
on the way, enjoy the snow mountain
scenery. Visit the Gyangtse Old
Street and Palkhor Monastery.
Yumtso Lake: Yamdrok Yumtso
is an outflowing lake which is
connected with the Yarlung Tsangpo
River. Yamdrok Yumtso has an elegant
view and it is said that a fairy
maiden left the Heaven and turned
into the lake on earth. There
are more than 10 islands in the
lake, the large ones can hold
5 to 6 households while the small
ones are only 100 square meters
Monastery: Palkhor Monastery
is a kind of typical Tibetan Buddhism
monastery architecture combined
stupa and temple, with temples
in the stupa, stupas in the temple.
The stupas and temples stay harmoniously
and bring out the best in each
other. Its architecture fully
represents a typical style of
monasteries from thirteenth century
to fifteenth century in Later
Tibetan area, which is also the
unique monasteries with both the
temple and stupa being kept well
- Shigatse (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Shigatse - the second
largest city in Tibet. Visit the
New Palace of Panchen and
the Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Monastery: Tashilhunpo Monastery,
also called the Heap of Glory,
is one of the Six Big Monasteries
of Yellow Hat Sect in Tibet. Tashilhunpo
is the seat of the Panchen Lama
since the Fourth Panchen Lama
took charge in the monastery,
and there are now nearly 800 lamas.
- Dingri (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Dingri.
Visit Sakya Monastery.
Monastery: Construction of
the Sakya Monastery was begun
in 1073 by Kung Gung Quijiepuo
on the orders of Basba. It resembles
a castle in typical Yuan Dynasty
style. The monastery contains
over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan
books on astronomy, medicine,
calligraphy, and history.
| Dingri -
Everest Base Camp - Dingri
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to the Everest Base Camp.
Visit Rongbuk Monastery. Drive
back to Dingri in the afternoon.
Everest: Mount Qomolangma,
also called Mt. Everest, is the
highest peak in the world. Its
Tibetan meaning of 'Goddess the
Third' adds more mysterious color
and magic power to the subject.
As a result, it has intrigued
all kinds of people since it was
first discovered. Pilgrims trek
long distances to present a pious
worship, climbing enthusiasts
run great risks to challenge its
high altitude and the common tourists
also yearn for a reverent look
at this holy peak.
Monastery: Rongbuk Monastery
is located in the Shigatse Region,
southwest of the mysterious Tibet
Autonomous Region, and to the
north of the oblate Mt. Everest,
the highest peak in the world.
Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears
like a lofty pyramid surrounded
by mountains that touch the sky.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive back to Shigatse.
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Drive back to Lhasa.
from Lhasa (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport ready
for your departure. We wish you
have a pleasant journey home.
2. Hotel Accommodation
3. Tour Price
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1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
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3. Your travel date;
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luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor
making tour package to make it do exactly
what you want, if you have any request,
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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides