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11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour

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11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car
  • Travel agency liability insurance
  • First aid kit in the Car
  • All government taxes

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver and guide
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (On average a meal in Tibet cost USD 5 per person)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended)

Important Notes:

Travel Gear: Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the price for each morning you are in Tibet. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.

Eligibility: Participants must be in good health and be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages and monasteries.

Responsible Tourism: Tibet Highland tours is local-owned, and Tibetan staffed. All of our guides and drivers are local Tibetans who have been working in tourism for many years. It is a top priority for us to support as many Tibetan-owned businesses as possible. During this tour, all of the hotels you will be staying at in Tibet are locally-owned. The preservation of the culture of Tibet, as well as the protection of the environment of Tibet, are extremely important to us. In fact, when we are not out leading and arranging journeys across Tibet, we are working with local Tibetans in numerous eco-tourism and conservation projects.

Summary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa

Day 2 – Full-day Lhasa: The Jokhang, Barkhor, Sera Monastery

Day 3 – Full-day Lhasa: Potala Palace , Norbulingka

Day 4 – Lhasa – Yangpachen – Namtso Lake – Lhasa

Day 5 – Lhasa – Samye Monastery

Day 6 – Samye Monastery – Tsetang

Day 7 – Tsetang – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse

Day 8 – Gyantse – Shigatse

Day 9 – Shigatse – Pelbar

Day 10 – Pelbar – Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Basecamp

Day 11 – Rongbuk Monastery – Zhangmu / Kodari

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  • Best Time: April to January
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11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet

Arrive in Lhasa, Tibet via plane or train. Upon your arrival in Lhasa (3700m), you will be welcomed by our English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver. We will then bring you to your hotel.

Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 2: Lhasa 1-day City Discovery Tour

Today we will visit Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet, and the surrounding Barkhor Square and streets.

In the afternoon, we will go to Sera Monastery to watch the monks debate in a traditional and lively manner.

Overnight in Lhasa.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 2_Jokhang temple

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 3: Lhasa 1-day City Sightseeing Tour

Our first attraction of the day is Potala Palace, the winter palace of the past Dalai Lamas.

We will also drop by the summer palace of the past Dalai Lamas, the Norbulingka.

Overnight in Lhasa at Shambhala Palace.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 4: Lhasa – Namtso Lake – Lhasa (480km)

After breakfast we will proceed to Yangpachen, where you can relax in the natural hot spring pool.

Next, we will drive to Damxung and through vast grasslands to Namtso lake, “Heavenly Lake.”

Overnight in Lhasa at Shambhala Palace.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 4_Namtso Lake

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 5: Lhasa – Samye Monastery (150km)

Today, we will drive for 150km towards the east through some sand dunes to Samye monastery.  Samye Monastery is Tibet’s 1st monastery built in the 8th Century.

Overnight in Samye at Monastery guest house.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 5_Samye Monastey

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 6: Samye Monastery – Tsetang (50km)

On day six of our 11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour, we will drive 50km to Tsetang. We will first visit the famous Yumbulakang Palace. Later we’ll also have the chance to visit visit Tradruk Temple.

Overnight in Tsetang.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 6_Yungbulakang Palace

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 7: Tsetang – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse

Our first stop on today’s 280km journey will be the banks of Yamdrok-Tso, the sparkling turquoise lake, for photos.

Continuing our expedition to Gyantse town, we will cross Kamba-la Pass (5050 m) and Karo-la Pass (5045 m) where we can see Nojin Kangsang Peak.

Upon arriving in Gyantse (3950m), we will visit Kumbum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery. At the same time, we can also admire the imposing Gyantse Dzong (fort) overlooking Gyantse town.

Overnight in Gyantse.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 7_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 8: Gyantse – Shigatse

After breakfast, we will drive 90km from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m elevation).

In Shigatse, we’ll drop by Tashilhunpo Monastery to see the future Buddha’s golden shrine.

We will also walk around Shigatse Market and view the panorama of grand Shigatse Dzong (fort).

Overnight in Shigatse.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 8_Tashilhupo monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 9: Shigatse – Pelber (New Tingri)

On day nine of our 11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour, we will leave Shigatse and drive to Shelkar. We will cross the Tsou-la Mountain Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Mountain Pass (5220m).  If the sky is clear, you can get your first glimpse of Mt. Everest from these spots.

At the end of the day’s 230km journey, we will reach Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m elevation) in the evening.

Overnight in Pelber.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 9_shigatse

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Day 10: Pelber – Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Basecamp (100km, 4 hours)

On the scenic drive from Pelber to Everest Base Camp, we will cross the Gau-la Pass (5200m) and see 4 mountains above 8,000 meters: Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m).

Later, we will get to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world (4km from Everest Basecamp).

Overnight at Everest Basecamp area at Yak hair tea tent dormitory.

11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. Day 10_Everest Base Camp

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 11: Rongbuk Monastery – Zhangmu / Kodari

This is the final day of our 11D10N Lhasa to Kathmandu, Namtso Lake, Samye, EBC Private Tour. We will drive to Zhangmu, crossing over Lalung-La Pass at (5,050m) and Nyalam Tong La Pass (3,800m), taking in beautiful panoramas of the Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest.

The journey from Everest Base Camp to Zhangmu (Chinese border) / Kodari (Nepalese border) will take approximately 8 hours.

After crossing the Friendship Bridge on foot, our Nepal partner will transport you to Kathmandu, Nepal (approximately 4 hours, 150km).

If you’re looking for the same duration but non-Everest Base Camp tour, consider the 11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour or 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour.

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