Day 1 Guangzhou to Lhasa by train
Board the train in Guangzhou station to Lhasa. There is only one train to Lhasa which leaves at 11:40am and arrives in Lhasa at 15:45 on the third day. You will spend 3 days and 2 nights on the train journey
Day 2 On the train to Lhasa
You are still on the train to Lhasa but today you shall reach Xining in late afternoon. Xining is also the start point for Qinghai Tibet high plateau. From this point, you can also experience high plateau view such as view of Qinghai lake, Mt. Qilian and keke xili. The view is breathing takenly beautiful. After you reach Golmud, the train will povide oxygen to help you to get acclimatized with the altitude
Day 3 Arrive Lhasa
After 3 days 2 nights train journey, you will finally shall arrive Lhasa. Our guide and driver will be waiting for you in the train station and take you to our reserved hotel. You can have a free exploration for Lhasa for this rest of the afternoon.
It is recommend to have no achohol, no shwoer for the first day, otherwise , it is easy to fall sick with altitude sickeness. It is normal if you feel a little bit headache and a little bit difficult to catch up the breath. The symptoms will gradually reduce after some time of adjusting. If you feel server reaction, just let our guide know and wee will take you to see a doctor
Day 4: Lhasa city tour
Today we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.
is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.
: If you want to, we can arrange the Wencheng Princess Show at night. Price starting from 60 USD.
Day 5: Lhasa city tour
Today we will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
is known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Around the temple, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple. If you want to, we can do kora with local pilgrims.
We will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street
where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.
Later we will have welcome dinner together with the whole group members.
Day 6: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
Today we will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse. On the way, we will pass Gangbala Pass and have bird view of the beautiful Yamdrok Lake
(1 of 3 Holy Lakes in Tibet). Later on we will pass Karola Glacier
and Manda Dam on the roadside. After we arrive in Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery
and enjoy the far view of Gyantse Fortress.
Day 7: Shigatse-Everest Base Camp
In the morning, we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery
-home of Panchen Lama. After passing Tsola and Gyatsola Pass, we will enter Everest Nature Reserve. At Jawula Pass, we will have astonishing view of the Himalaya Range. Afterwards, we will proceed to Everest Base Camp
and stay the night at Rongbuk tenthouse. Weather permitting, we can watch the sunset of Everest from the base camp.
Day 8: EBC-Shigatse
Getting up early if you want to see the sunrise of Everest. In the morning, we will also visit the highest monastery with nuns and monks living together on earth-Rongbuk Monastery
. Drive back to Shigatse.
Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa
Today we will drive back from Shigatse to Lhasa following the Yalong Valley and enjoy the scenery of on the way.
Day 10: Tibet departure
Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time.