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Lhasa—Shigatse—Mt. Everest—Zhangmu in 10 days


Tour Brief:

Trip Length: 10 days

Starting City: Lhasa

Ending City: Lhasa

In this10 days tour,you have a chance to go the border of the china and Nepal--Zhangmu,Rongphu Monastery,Tashilunpo Moanstery and have a simplic view about Mt. Everest, and overview the beauty of the Yamdroktso Lake which is also the holy Lake in Tibet.Never to lose this chance to enjoy the beauty of Tibet.

Tour Itinerary:

Day01: Arrive in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Service Provided: Meeting at the Airport or the Rail Station.

The guide will meet you at Gonggar Airport or Tibet Rail Station, and transfer you to Lhasa city. After arrive in Lhasa, rest and acclimatize.


Day02: Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.

---Potala Palace: The Potala Palace, which is now on the list of Chinese national key protected cultural relics, is the most valuable storehouse in Tibet. It is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts. The Palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scripture, Buddha figures, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry treasured up, they are of great cultural and artistic value. In 1994, the Potala Palace was declared the United Nations World Cultural Heritage site.Perched upon the Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, it is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet.

---Jokhang Temple: Constructed in the 7th century AD to house the statues of Buddha that princesses Bhrikuti from Nepal and Wen Cheng from Tang Dynasty China brought as gifts for their future husband, King Songtsan Gampo. The temple has been enlarged many times over the centuries and now also houses statues of King Songtsan Gambo and his two famous foreign brides. However, the original statue of Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha that Princess Wen Cheng brought from Chang’an over 1300 years ago is definitely it’s most sacred and famous possession, and is perhaps the most venerated religious artifact in all of Tibet. The temple, a splendid four-floor building facing west under a gilded rooftop, is located on Barkhor Square in the center of the old section of Lhasa.

--- Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.


Day03: Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery . Overnight in Lhasa.

--- Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong).

--- Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place.


Day04: Lhasa- Shigatse.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. LhasaYamzhoog Yumco Lake –Qu Xu—China Nepal Highway---Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

--- Yamzhoog Yumco Lake: Yamzhog Yumco covers an area of 678-square kilometers, at 4,441 meters above sea level. It is one of three holy lakes, the others being Namtso and Mampang Yumco. It is the largest inland lake at the northern foot of the Himalayas. Yamzhog means upper pastureland and "co" mans Lake in Tibetan. When overlooking the Yamzhog Yumco Lake, one might envision a gigantic sapphire within surrounding mountains.

---Tashihungpo monastery:As an important cultural relic protection site, the Tashihungpo Monasteryis located on the southern slope of the Nyimari Mountain northwest of the city of Xigaze.It's the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in western Tibet.and the main stage where generations of the Panchen Lama carried out religious and political activities. It is one of the four main monasteries in Tibet with the other three in Lhasa .


Day05: Shigatse---Tingri.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Lhasa—Tingri. Overnight in Tingri.


Day06: Tingri--- Rongphu Monastery--- Nylam---Zhangmu.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Visiting the Rongphu Monastery. Overnight in Zhangmu.

---Rongphu Monastery: Rongphu Monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level, the highest of its kind in the world. Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.


Day07: Zhangmu---Trade Market--- Friend-ship Bridge--- Nylam--- Tingri.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Tingri.

---Zhangmu: Also known as Kasa, Zhangmu perches on a mountainside 10km (6 miles) inland from the Friendship Bridge across the Bhotekoshi River (Sun Kosi River). The small town has become the major trading post between Tibet and Nepal.Zhangmu is going to undergo major construction to meet the demands of the booming tourism and border trade.Every day, hundreds of Chinese and Nepalese merchants conduct business under this agreement. Local Sherpas lease their houses to the merchants thus sharing in the profit of the border trade.


Day08: Tingri--- Sakya Monastery---Shigatse.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Sakya Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse.

--- Sakya Monastery: Sakya reached its heyday in the second half of the 13th century, when it was showered with gifts and privileges and given control over all Tibet by Kublai Khan, the Mongolia emperor of China. A separate sect of Tibetan Buddhism, named Sakyapa, also took from here. Sakye is reputed as the "Tibetan Dunhuang", for its great amount of Mongolian fineries, porcelain, statues, fresco, precious Tangkas and original Buddhism Scriptures.


Day09: Gyantse---Palkhor Monastery---Gyangze Anti-British castle ruins--- Palha Manor---Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Lhasa.

--- Gyantse: Gyantse lies in the south of Tibet Autonomous Region, east of the Xigaze prefecture and the upper part of Nianchu River, covering 3,771 kilometers with a population of 56 thousand. Gyantse means in Tibetan "peak of success".

--- Palkhor Monastery: Lying about 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Shigatse, Pelkhor Choede (Palkhor Monastery or Palcho Monastery) is a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture.

Pelkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. Those three sects get along well with each other though they once quarreled and fought. The Bodhi Dagoba, the Main Assembly Hall, murals and Zhacang (hall for the monks) in the monastery are the most renowned.

--- Gyangze Anti-British castle ruins: The most renowned of Gyangze, or as a "Hero City", the glory here, there were some epic resistance humiliated history. Gyangze County in the center at the top, with a castle tower, which is famous at home and abroad in the mountains of British sites "in the Fort Hill." It is a resounding alias, called "Hero City." Here still retains Gyangze people in 1904 to defend the homeland territory of the British fort. Nearly a century ago, Gyangze people here wrote to resist foreign aggression, defend the motherland's sovereignty and territorial heroic chapters.

--- Palha Manor: Palha located in the Banjorlhunbo Village of Jangra Town 4 kilometers southwest of Gyangze County. Palha was originally the chief of a tribe in Budan. Palha Manor is only the best-preserved noble manor in Tibet.There are 57 rooms,including prayer room.bedroom,guesthouse,etc.,and all of them are decorated with gold,jade articals and silvers,making it looks grand and magnificent.In addition,many precious foods,dishwares,import liquors & white vinegars,rare costumes exhibiting there take on a vivid picture of Palha's luxury.


Day10: Leave Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, transfer you to the airport or the railway station.

Pack your luggage and get ready for leaving. The guide will transfer you to the airport. Say goodbye to Tibet .

Tour Price:

Tour Standard                    Price               Accommodation

Standard Tour             5080RMB/per            2 star hotel

Luxurious Tour           5230RMB/per            3 star hotel


Regards: The price is not fixed price. We will be setted a right price. The price depends on your number, your tour itinerary and some specific circumstances.


Price Inclusion

1 Entrance fees/ meals as listed in the itinerary.

2 A english-speaking guide, experience driver and 1 jeep/car for tour transportation.

3 Hotels as listed in the itinerary.

4 Luggage transfers between airports/rail station and hotels.


Price Exclusion:

1 Entry or exit Tibet international, domestic airfare or train tickets.

2 Visa fees and all necessary Tibet travel permits.

3 Personal expenses.

4 Meals: any meals which are not specified.

5 The gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.


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