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9 nights/10 days Tibet with EBS ( Everest Base Camp) Fly in / Fly Out

9 nights/10 days Tibet with EBC (Everest Base Camp) Fly-in / Fly - out

Day 01  Arrival Lhasa and acclimatization

Welcome to Tibet at Gonggar Airport! Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic, cultural and transport center of the region. Lhasa covers an area of close to 30,000 square km. It has a downtown of 544 square km and a population of 400,000; 140,000 of its people live in the downtown area. Lhasa is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui peoples, as well as many other ethnic groups, but the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population. 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Here, air is extremely pure and the sky is deep blue. This day would be kept for your acclimatization. It is advisable to drink plenty of water and have a good sleep for next day’s program.

 Day 02  Lhasa sightseeing [B]
Potala Palace and Jokang Monastery today, then walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Day 03  Lhasa sightseeing [B]

Visit Drepung Monastery for the whole morning, later after lunch, visit Sera monastery.  We can do the Sera Kora walk of about 1 hr and then catch the famous debate session (if the debate session is in process) of the monks before returning back to Lhasa. 

Day 04 Lhasa/Yamdrok Yumtso/Gyantse, 300km [B]
Drive to Gyantse, the famous historical city in Tibet, along the
Kyichu River. On the Ganba La (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m).  
Gyantse, some 200km southwest of Lhasa, is one of the least Chinese-influenced towns in Tibet and is worth a visit for this reason alone. Gyantse is famous for its wool carpets and palkhor choide chorten.
Visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa.  

Palkhor Monastery built in 1427, is notable for its superb Kumbum (10,000 images) Stupa, which has nice tiers and, according to the Buddhist tradition, 108 chapels. The lower tiers contain excellent murals. The dzong (old fort) that towers above the village offers a fine view over the valley. The monastery houses monks from Gelugpa, Sakyapa and Kahdampa order. It is very strange that they eventually got along with each other although they quarreled and fought. The monastery is the only monastery that houses monks from different orders in harmony. As a result, its structural style, deities enshrined and murals are very special.  

Later, take a short hike to Gyantse Dzong. There are amazing views of Gyantse, the monastery compound at the end of town and the surrounding Nyang-chu valley. 

Day 05 Gyantse/Shigatse, 90 km / Lhatse 150 km [B]
In the morning, drive to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet and also the hometown of Panchen Lama.

Visit Tashilumpu Monastery, the main attraction of Shigatse city and its free market.

Afterwards continue drive to Lhatse, upon arrival, visit Xiqin Hot Springs (4010 m), one may enjoy some easy hiking in this area. It is said lots of illness can be cured by taking a bath in the hot spring. It is the perfect place for a relaxed solitary time. Don't forget to wash up your face and hands with the spring water as it contains medicinal values or you may have a dip there (self-paid).

Day 06 Shigatse/Shegar, 310 km [B]
Morning continue driving to Shegar via
Gyatsola Mountain Pass (5220m). It takes 6 -7 hours to reach there covering a distance of 310 km. The road is bumpy and dusty. Visit Sakya Monastery en route.

Day 07 Shegar/Everest Base Camp [B]

Early morning to drive to Rongbuk Monastery. Then hike up to Everest BC. Rest of day own leisure time, you could take a little bit of time to explore the glacier. Check in the only hotel near Rongbuk or you could try to camp there if you are interested in.

Today one may enjoy hiking from Rongbuk Monastery to EBC and around EBC to explore the glacier, if the weather is good, one may also camp there.

Day 08 EBC/Shigatse [B]
Early morning, witness sunrise at the Everest (weather permitting). Later, enjoy the stunning views of Mt.
Everest, drive back to Shigatse, a long drive. 

Day 09 Shigatse/Lhasa [B]
In the morning, drive back to Lhasa along Yalung Tsangpo River, upon arrival, the free time at your disposal.

Day 10 Leave Tibet [B]
In time, transfer to the airport/train station for your onward journey to the next destination / back home. Thank you very much for choosing Oriental Vacations and Journeys for your Tibet Tour!

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