9 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake 2017-11-07T09:44:19+00:00

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake 9 Days

  • 9 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake
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Attractions of Tour:

Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka (the Summer palace), Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Nechung monastery, Ganden monastery (optional), Drak yerba hermit, Yamdrok lake, Gyantse monastery, Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Rongbuk monastery, Everest base camp and Namtso lake.

Experiences:

  • Visit the Everest base camp on the north side in Tibet at ease due to accessible to the road
  • Explore all the tourist spot on the friendship national highway.
  • Visit Lhasa and explore the daily life of Tibetans in the Lhasa city.
  • Explore the various architecture marvels of Tibet.
  • Drive along with the Yarlung Tsangpo river and Yamdrok Lake.
  • Eat different Tibetan fast food with your Tibetan friend.
  • Drive towards the gigantic Everest and see the sunshine on the Everest.
  • Visit the holy lake of Namtso and hiking around the Tashi-Do island.
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake 9 Days map

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake offers a unique advantage of exploring most of the attraction Tibet has to offer to international travelers. Everest in Tibet side has a huge advantage for the travelers as it offers a motorable road till foot of Everest

In this tour, you spend some days in Lhasa. Where you will visit all the culture center and monastery in Lhasa including Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka (the Summer palace), Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Nechung monastery, Ganden monastery. You will then drive on friendship highway towards Nepal. On this way, you will visit Gyantse town, Shigatse city, and Sakya monastery. Then you will visit the Everest base camp.

At the Everest base camp, you will visit spent a night in the tent guest house near Rongbuk Monastery.  After the Everest base camp, you will visit the Namtso Lake. you will stay at the Lake for a night before coming Back to Lhasa.

prayer flag on the roof top on Tibet

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa,  Elevation: 3600 meters

Upon you arrival in Lhasa, you will be received by your guide at the airport or train station respectable and he/she will transfer you to your hotel. it is highly recommended every traveler take some rest upon arrival in Lhasa. after some hours of rest, you can explore the Bakhor street and Tibetan quarter surrounding your hotel.

jokhang temple build by Songtsan gampo

Day 2: Lhasa, Visit Jokhang temple, and Sera monastery 

In the morning you will be visiting the Jokhang Temple, it is the first attraction in all our itineraries as its a holiest temple in Tibet and Himalaya for Buddhist. In this 1400 century old temple you will be greeted by the hundreds of devotees offering to the statue of lord Buddha call jo.

In the afternoon you will go to the sixth-century old monastery of Sera. this is one of the three biggest monasteries in Lhasa. In the monastery, during weekdays you can witness the monks debating on Buddhist philosophy and it is a very good opportunity for travelers to take pictures.

DREPUNG-monastery

Day 3: Lhasa,  Visit Potala Palace, and Drepung Monastery 

You will begin the day with a visit to Potala Palace. this towering iconic building is the largest functional men made structure in Tibet. build in the seventh century and serve as the residence of Tibetan rulers and Winter palace for Dalai Lamas. After lunch, you will go to Drepung, another of Tibet’s huge monastic complexes. The pilgrimage circuit around Drepung takes about an hour or so and offers spectacular views.

tashi lhunpo monastery,

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigaste  Distance: 350kms  Elevation: 3980m

After breakfast, you will hit the road and begin the next part of your Tibet adventure. From Lhasa, you will drive along the scenic Kyi-chu River Valley and then ascend to the top of the 4794 meter Kamba La Pass, which has a breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake and 7191 meters Mt. Nojin Kangtsang. You will then descend and drive along the lakeshore before making your way back up to the Karo La, a beautiful glacier that comes down almost to the roadside. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Gyantse.

You will begin by exploring Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa, the largest Buddhist pagoda in Tibet. This beautiful monastery lies within a walled complex in the Gyantse Old Town. A short hike to the top of the wall offers an excellent panoramic view of the monastery, town and the snow-covered mountains in the distance. Afterward, you will make the short drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second-largest city. Along the way from Gyantse to Shigatse, you can stop at a couple of interesting farming villages to experience traditional Tibetan culture. In Shigatse, you will visit the huge monastery of Tashi Lhunpo. The excellent pilgrimage route around the monastery takes about an hour and has fantastic views.

Mighty Mount Everest viewed from the Tibetan side

Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Farming Villages—Shelkar—Everest Base Camp Distance: 240kms  Elevation: 4315m

Today’s destination is the Mount Everest Basecamp. Along the way to Shelkar, you will see more farming villages and beautiful landscapes. You will cross over the 5248 meter Gyatso La Pass, which has great views of the Himalaya Mountains. That afternoon you will arrive in the small town of Shelkar.  we will further continue the journey to the Everest Base camp.

From Shelkar we will begin driving up the 5050 meter Pang La Pass. On clear days, this pass offers a stunning panoramic view of the Himalaya’s. You can see four 8000 meter peaks from this Mountain Pass including Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest. You will continue on to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters. Rongphu has an unbelievable view of Everest! From Rongphu, you will then go to Everest Base Camp to stay the night while gazing out to the world’s highest peak.

smiling Loins at Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse; Tibet travel

Day 6: Everest—Farming Villages—Shigatse   Distance: 350kms  Elevation: 3840m

After watching the sun rise on Mt. Everest, you will begin the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop at some farming villages as well as the small farming town of Lhatse. You will arrive in Shigatse with enough time to explore the main market street there or to hike the pilgrimage path at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery again.

Namtso lake from hill top

Day 7: Shigatse—Yarlung River—Namtso Lake Distance: 380kms  Elevation: 4749m

We will leave earlier in the morning to have best of the journey. Today we will start from Shigatse, we will drive 380 Kilometers to Namtso Lake. On the Way, there is a hot spring in a place called Yangbachen. We will spend some time in the hot spring bath in one of the world highest hot spring. After some time at the hot spring, we will continue to the Namtso Lake. At Namtso Lake we will stay in a local Tibet guest house.

Lhasa

Day 8: Namtso Lake—Lhasa Distance: 250kms  Elevation: 4749m

Your last full day in Tibet will take you back to Lhasa. You will arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon with time to explore Barkhor Square, rub shoulders with Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims and walk around the mighty Potala Palace one last time.

Potala palace

Day 9: Departure from Lhasa

You will be transferred to the airport or train station to depart Tibet for your next destination.

All of our travel routes are built with altitude acclimatization in mind to reduce the risks of altitude-related illness.

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We are fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. We have a privilege to be able to host you in Tibet, yes we also understand that we have a responsibility in protecting and contributing back to nature and our local follow people and economy.

We are a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa.  Our agency is 100% staffed with local Tibetan tourism professionals. We only hire local Tibetan guides and other tours crews. We used service from local business only. 100% of the travel money goes to local Tibetan families where you are visiting. We use 20% of the net profit into Environmental conservative projects with local governments and individuals.

We are all born in Tibet. We know how important Tibetan environment is for the eco-system of the entire world. We will love of mountains, glacier, and rivers. We will do our best to reduce environmental impact from your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

    • No Plastic Bottles in the tour
      We will provide your drinking water in a bigger container, each and every traveler are request to bring their own reusable water bottle. In this way, we can reduce hundreds of water bottles each tour against few big container, which we can later reuse.
    • Incentives on guide and Driver
      We provide incentives to our guides and drivers base on their initiatives in conserving the natural environment. We often decide not to hire guide how are unethical toward sustainable and responsible tourism.
    • Staff Training every winter
      Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism, we always use this window of opportunity provide skills required for Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management from by fritz institute. We also work closely with individuals from Tibetan Village project, Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
    • We plan a tree for every three tours.
      Every spring we plant trees for every three tours we organize in Tibet. Tibet’s weather is very harsh for a young sapling to grow with a help. So we would buy the trees and ask local farmers to adopt trees. We Tibetan consider planting a tree helps themselves in holistically. So far are we are very successful in planting trees against the small number of tours we organize. We hope in future we will work closely with local government to plan trees with their help.
    • Smaller group size
      We do not believe in touristy tours for Environmental Impact. Traveling in groups of small numbers has less impact on committed in an area than traveling in the 60s to 70s people together. So all our tours are less than 12 people normal road travel and less for trekking tours
    • Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
      During your trekking in Tibet, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects.

Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

  1. We nothing leave nothing behind.
    We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
  2. We protect the grassland
    A little destruction on Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours we will not make drainage surrounding your tent, rather we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors to prevent rainwater getting into your tent. We will not dig the grassland and put small tent to make a toilet. Even when we try to the put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the nature. Maybe you are you will not enjoy the natures call in the wilderness for sometimes.
  3. Collecting the garbage along the way.
    We have a saying in Tibet, if you can’t help, don’t harm. Here is our helping part. We always extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all and they have a free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

We always identify our business as a social enterprise. We dedicate 30% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we will buy a huge amount of winter cloth from the market for small children to donate to schools. In this way, we are providing the warm winter cloth for children and encouraging them to go to school.

Any purchase related to business, we do with the local business. We also encourage travelers to purchase the products directly from the local producer, which is why we always trees for guide to take the visitor to the local handicraft centers and producers.

Whenever there is someone need for medical help. Our company staff member would gather money for it. The management has decided how much ever is donated by our staff, Company will double that amount by donating the equal amount, what has been collected from the staff’s members. And all our staffs are very generous.

We always inform all our clients about local customs, beliefs, and ethics. So that it would be easier for our home visit, and culture programs.

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