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13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour

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13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma 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

Day 3 – Full-day Lhasa: Potala Palace , Sera Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa – Drepung Monastery, Nechung Monastery, Ramoche Temple

Day 5 – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse

Day 6 – Gyantse – Shigatse

Day 7 – Shigatse – Sakya Monastery – Shelkar (New Tingri)

Day 8 – Shelkar – Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Base Camp

Day 9 – Everest Base Camp – Old Tingri

Day 10 – Old Tingri – Lake Paiku – Mt. Shishapangma – Old Tingri

Day 11 –  Old Tingri – Shigatse

Day 12 – Shigatse – Lhasa

Day 13 – Depart from Lhasa

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13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

As you arrive in Lhasa, our English-speaking Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the airport. We will then escort you to the hotel for check in.

You can spend the rest of the day exploring Lhasa old town at your own leisure.

 

Day 2: Lhasa one-day discovery tour 

Your first attraction today will be the famous and popular Jokhang Temple. The Jokhang is arguably the second most-visited attraction in Lhasa.

Afterwards, you will walk the small streets of the historic Barkhor for some souvenir shopping and sightseeing.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 2_Jokhang Temple

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 3: Lhasa one-day exploration tour

This morning, we will visit the most significant and notable landmark in Tibet, the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon, we will go to Sera Monastery where you can witness Buddhist monks debating in the monastery courtyard. While at the vicinity, you could go for a 1-hour trek around the monastery.

 

 

Day 4: Lhasa one-day immersion tour

We’ll start off by exploring Drepung Monastery. Drepung Monastery used to tbe the largest monastery in the world. Right below the monastery is Nechung Monastery, the State Oracle of Tibet’s former home.

Later in the afternoon, we will visit Ramoche Temple and a small convent in the Tibetan Quarter.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 3_Sera Monastery Assembly Hall

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Day 5: Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse (260km, 5.5 hours)

Today we will start our journey out of Lhasa. First and foremost, we will stop by Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s most sacred and beautiful lakes. You will also be able to admire the great Mount Nojin Kangsang, standing tall at 7000 meters.

After visiting the lake, we will drive to Gyantse town. Gyantse is well known for its military fort on top of a hill and its Pelkor Chode Monastery.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 5_Yamdrok Lake

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Day 6: Gyantse – Shigatse (90km, 1.5 hours)

Today we will depart from Gyantse to Shigatse, the second largest city in Shigatse.

In Shigatse, we will explore Tashilhunpo Monastery and trek the path around it with other Tibetan worshippers.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 6_Tashilhunpo Monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 7: Shigatse – Sakya Monastery – Shelkar (New Tingri) (290km, 6 hours)

On day seven of our 13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour, we will head from Shigatse to Shelkar (new Tingri).

On our way to Shelkar, we will stop by Sakya Monastery, established in 1268.

From Sakya Monastery, we will continue our journey towards Shelkar.

Upon reaching Shelkar, we will walk around Shelkar Monastery and hike up to the remains of the old Shelkar Dzong.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 7_Farmers in Tingri

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Day 8: Shelkar – Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Base Camp (125km, 4 hours)

From Shelkar, we will set out for Mt. Everest Base Camp. As we cross the Pang La Pass, you will have an all-encompassing view of the Himalayan Mountains. We will then reach Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world at 5km above sea level. A few kilometres after Rongbuk Monastery, you will finally reach Mt. Everest Base Camp, which lies at 5200m.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 8_Rongbuk Monastery

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Day 9: Everest Base Camp – Old Tingri (80km, 3 hours)

Today we will leave the Everest region for the small town of Old Tingri (4335m elevation).

Along the way, you will pass Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. You will also get million-dollar views of the other Himalayan peaks. Going through this route, we will also explore some small villages.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 9_Mount Everest Base Camp

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Day 10: Old Tingri – Lake Paiku – Mt. Shishapangma – Old Tingri (280km, 5 hours)

This morning, we will take a day trip from Old Tingri to the remote Himalayan Lake Paiku. This amazing lake lies at an elevation of 4585m and is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan Mountains.

Next, we will go near Mt. Shishapangma, the 14th highest peak in the world at 8013 meters. You will get an up-close view of this peak and many other peaks over 6000 meters.

Later, we will return to Old Tingri for the night.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 10_Lake Paiku

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Day 11: Old Tingri – Shigatse (295km, 6 hours)

Day eleven will be the day we make our trip back to Lhasa by driving towards Shigatse.

Upon arriving in Shigatse, we will have ample time to walk the scenic path around Tashilhunpo Monastery. You could also explore the streets in around Shigatse.

13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Day 11_Tashilhunpo Monastery monks

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Day 12: Shigatse – Lhasa (260km, 6 hours)

On day 12 of our 13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour, we will complete our trip back to Lhasa.

You will have your last shot at experiencing Lhasa and Tibet today.

 

Day 13: Departure from Lhasa

This is the last day of your 13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour. Nothing lasts forever, so does our time together. We will transfer you to the airport or train station for your next journey.

See you again!

If you think this itinerary is not long and exciting enough, check out our 16D15N Lhasa to Xinjiang Western Tibet Private Tour or 19D18N Changthang Crossing Private Tour.

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