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Travel to the must visited sites in Tibet, including Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery then head to the peak of the world – Mt.Everest for a lifetime sightseeing and unique camping experience at the Mt.Everest Base.

Day 1Arrival in Lhasa

You are warmly welcome to Tibet by saying Tashi Delek at the Train station/airport by our professional employee and send you to reserved hotel in Lhasa. After checking in, the rest of the day is for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. Avoid strenuous physical activities during this first day since that may cause high altitude sickness.

Guide Tips: 1) avoid vigorous activities but do take some leisurely walks in the city to acclimatize to the air and high altitude of Lhasa city (altitude of 3600m); 2) do not drink liquor in the arrival day, instead plenty of water and fruits are recommended.

Day 2Lhasa

Meals: B

Morning visit to the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet's pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.

In the afternoon, you'll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

Day 3Lhasa

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, we start today tour with a morning visit to the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas and also the largest Tibetan garden – Norbulingka Park. The luxuriant trees and flowers, cool ponds and comfortable palaces make Norbulingka the best place for a summer retreat. Then drive about 5km westward to the Drepung and the Sera. If we are very lucky,we may even come acrossSera Monastery’s Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard at around 3;00-5:30 in the afternoon.

Day 4Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse

Meals: B,L

A morning drive about about 1.5 hours, you will arrive at the famous holy Yamdrok Lake, where Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, one of the "Three Holiest Lakes" in Tibet. Then we will move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, where spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. On the way, you can enjoy a far view of Karo-la Glacier of 4960m. And in Gyantse, there are two famous monasteries could not be missed: Kubum monastery and Tashilunpo monastery, one of the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, containing the world's largest gilded copper image (26m high) of future god Jampa.

Tips: 1) pack some food and drinks for today's long drive; 2) wear suitable clothes, headgear, and glasses to protect yourself from the strong sunlight, wind and possible cold.

Day 5Shigatse/Everest Base Camp (EBC)

Meals: B,L

Before spending about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, Then drive along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 6Everest Base Camp (EBC)/Tingri/Lhatse

Meals: B,L

Get up early to catch the beautiful sunrise over the stunning landscape around Everest. The morning sunlight shining on the highest peak of the world makes it appear like a golden pyramid. On clear days, you also have a chance to witness the God-given sight of “flag clouds”.

After watching the sunrise, you will take the eco-bus to Everest Base Camp (EBC), located about 8km from Rongbuk Monastery. EBC is the most important base for mountaineers planning to climb even further to the top of Mount Everest. Take a closer view of Mount Everest from the Base’s elevated sightseeing platform with its many colorful Buddhist prayer flags waving in the breeze to witness the clear face of giant Mount Everest in all of its glory.

At the end of this visit return to the Rongbuk area and drive back to Lhatse County along the road you arrived on. After arrival at the day’s destination, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest and explore on your own.

Day 7Lhatse/Lhasa

Meals: B

Wake up in the peaceful atmosphere of Lhatse and after breakfast head for a visit to the famous ancestral monastery of the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism - Sakya Monastery. Sakya, in Tibetan, means “gray and white earth”, So you will see here many temples and walls painted in gray and white. Sakya Monastery is also known as the “Second Dunhuang” because of its rich collection of arts and historical relics, including more than 24,000 Buddhist books, 3,000 Thangkas, and many Buddha statues, porcelains, wall paintings, etc.

We will then leave Lhatse and drive about 3 hours to Shigatse where you will have lunch and a short rest. Then another drive of about 5 hours on a well-maintained highway back to Lhasa.

Day 8Lhasa Departure

Meals: B

Today is free relax for you until your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport, end the service

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