Day 1 & 2 Home to Shanghai China
You will arrive Shanghai in the afternoon, and we stay at airport hotel for catching our next morning flight to Lhasa in Tibet.
Accommodation: Shanghai Airport Hotel
Day 3 Lhasa (D)
Welcome to Lhasa! Upon arrival at the airport, your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Jardin Secret Hotel or similar
High Altitude Acclimation Tips: 1) go for some leisure walking to acclimate the high altitude but avoid strenuous activity after arrival; 2) you’d better not have bath, in case of catching a cold; 3) drink more water, and have some fruit; 4) have a good rest.
Day 4 Lhasa (BLD)
Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark - Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple
Tips of today: 1) there are 1,080 steps up to climb to the top of Potala Palace, so don’t walk in a rush, which may cause high altitude sickness; 2) taking photos is not allowed inside the palace; 3) today you will be mainly outside, please bring some water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses with you.
Day 5 Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa (B)
We’ll take an exciting trip to the holy lake Namtso. You will arrive at Namtso Lake around the early afternoon. Take some rest and throw yourself into the incredible landscape of holy lake.
We drive back to Lhasa for accommodation.
Tips of Today: 1) the altitudes of Namtso Lake region is about 5, 000 meters, so you should be fully prepared for high altitude sickness. Do remember to keep warm all the time and avoid strenuous activity;
Day 6 Lhasa – Gyantse– Shigatse (BL )
Today, you will leave Lhasa and drive total about 7 hours from Lhasa to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. The first site you will reach is the holy Yamdrok Lake - the largest fresh water lake in the northern of the Himalaya Mountains.
Continuing your trip, you will get to the historical city of Gyantse. After lunch we visit the mysterious Palcho Monastery. After the Gyantse sightseeing, keep drive about 3 hours, you will arrive at your hotel in Shigatse. Have a good rest!
Accommodation: Gesar Hotel or similar
Tips of today: 1) wear warm clothes to prevent from cold and wild; 2) pack some food and drinks with you because you will spend much time on the road.
Day 7 Shigatse - Mount Everest (BL)
Today, you will leave Shigatse for the final destination of your Tibet trip - Mount Everest. Located about 5100 meters above the sea level, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best location to take some great photos of the front face of Mount Everest. The rest of today is free for you visit the Rongbuk Monastery and explore surrounding landscape.
Accommodation will be arranged at Rongbuk guesthouse or local tent.
Tips of today: 1) prepare more food and drinks for long driving; 2) bring a warm and thick coat for low temperature in Everest; 3) avoid strenuous activity to prevent from high altitude sickness.
Day 8 Mount Everest - Shigatse (B)
Wake up early to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world. After breakfast, you will take a sightseeing bus to the Everest Base Camp which is about 8 km from Rongpuk Monastery.
After the Everest Base Camp visit we back to Shigatse City.
Accommodate in Shigatse City.
Tips of today: 1) sunrise usually starts around 6:30 am to 7am on Mount Everest; 2) keep warm all the time.
Day 9 Shigatse – Lhasa (BL)
Today after breakfast, you will firstly take a visit to the official seat of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery which is also the largest and most influential Gelug Monastery in Shigatse prefecture. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth ( 26.2 meters high and 11.5 meters wide ), decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers.
Then drive back to Lhasa (5 hours) along the legendary Yaluzangbu River, the mother river of Tibet. On the halfway, you will take a visit to Nyemo Tunba which was the home of Tunmi Sangbuzha who invented the Tibetan character as well as the famous Tibetan Tibetan Incense. Take a good rest in Lhasa.、
Day 10 Lhasa- Shanghai (BL)
After breakfast, you will firstly go to visit the beautiful Norbulingka which used to be the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas in the ancient time, and now is a public park. It is famous for its Potrang, the private palaces of former Dalai lamas with grandiose Tibetan architecture style. Next, drive to the western outskirts of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Drepung Monastery is also respectfully known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”.
In the afternoon, we will fly to Shanghai and stay at airport hotel.
The Etiquette of Visiting Monastery: 1) you shouldn’t wear short and uncover shoulders; 2) taking off your sunglasses and hat before entering the chapels; 3) taking photos is usually not allowed inside the chapels.
Day 11 Shanghai to Home (B)
Today is free for you until you board your flight home.
Land Only Price: CAD$ 1800 P/P
The price is based on double occupancy, single supplement is $550
1. Entrance fees
2. Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned transportation with English speaking guide service.
4. Pick-up and drop-off service from airport as specified on the itinerary
5. Meals as specified on itinerary
1. China visa fee and Tibet entrance permit total of $210p/p. mail service available at extra cost where applicable.
3. Tipping to tour guides, drivers.
4. Porter fees $35 p/p for whole trip.
5. Travel Insurance. (It is available. Please inquire W Holidays)
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages and telephone call; Excess baggage.
7. Optional tours
8. Arrival and departure international airfares and all domestic airfares in China, and will be added later upon request.
Price and itinerary are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum 10 participants to operate each optional tour.
Guaranteed departure from at least 10 people in a group.
$300 deposit is required at booking and is non-refundable. Payment made by cash or cheque is required. Credit card payment option is not available.
Departs on every Thursday from April 2019 to Jan 31 2020
11-Day Tibet Tour with Mt. Everest