HIGHLIGHTS

- The landscapes of the Tibetan high plateau, the high Himalayan passes and the turquoise lake ...
- The view of Everest from Rongbuk Monastery
- The Holy city of Lhasa and its spiritual high places
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: April - November
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Highest Altitude: 5000 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel

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Day
Arrival in an airport of Gongar - Drive to Lhassa (60 KM) -  and check-in at the hotel located a few steps from the Bhakor Market. Free time to relax or acclimatize by strolling in old Lhasa.
- Accommodation: Hotel Tibet Heritage or similar
Visit to famous sites of Lhasa: The Potala Palace which was the seat of the Dalai Lama until 1959. It houses an impressive collection of Buddhist art works. At 2 min. from our hotel, in the heart of the old town, the Jokhang Temple where pilgrims from the confines of the Tibetan world come.
- Accommodation: Same Hotel
Morning ascent to the great monastic university of Drepung which housed more than 7000 monks in a maze of chapels, temples and oratories. In the afternoon, visit to the monastic university of Sera where there are always rhetorical contests and philosophical debates.
- Accommodation: Same Hotel
On the way to Gyantse, discovery of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrok in a mountain setting, where yaks and sheep graze. Visit to Gyantse, one of the most beautiful towns of central Tibet where farmers and ranchers meet for a picturesque market. Visit to a monastery with extraordinary frescoes and to the famous 72-chapel stupa (Kumbum). On the way, visit to the village of Shalu and its monastery. Then short drive to Shigatse (1 h 30 min.).
- Drive : 391 km., 7 – 8 h.
- Accommodation: Hotel
Drive to Rongbuk crossing 3 passes. From the Rongbuk Monastery, stunning view of Mount Everest
- Drive: 350 km., 8 h.
- Accommodation: Guest House

Transfer by private vehicle to a small village 20 km from Rongbuck and the collective electronic bus and mandatory to go and back to Rongbuck.
Road to Sakya, which means “the grey land”. It used to house the Sakya school which reigned over Tibet in the fifteenth century. It is an impressive and strange place in Mongolian-style. Its library is probably the most important in Tibet.
- Accommodation: Hotel
Return drive to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra river.
- Drive: 5 h
- Accommodation: Hotel
Free day and transfer to the airport for return flight.
End of our services.

What's included

- Transfers by private vehicle, according to the itinerary
- Nights in hotels in Tibet, indicated in the itinerary
- Stay on a B&B basis in Tibet
- An English-speaking Tibetan guide for the whole stay in Tibet
- Visit to the sites and monasteries, according to the itinerary
- Entrances fees to the sites, according to the itinerary
- All permits in Tibet, according to the itinerary
- Oxygen bottle available

What's not included

- Lunch and dinner (+/– $10/meal) in Tibet
- Stay and visa in China or anywhere else
- Additional document delivery to your transit town in China
- Flights / Trains
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Extra price in August
- Personal expenditures, beverages, tips
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