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Mysterious EBC 8 Day tour

 探寻神秘珠峰八日游

Tour Code:XZP-CYTT-2
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Type of Tour:SIC Tour
Group Size: 2 - 30people
Season: All year around available. Four seasons
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route:
Lhasa
Tour Grading:Moderate
Highlights:
Lhasa, —“the Roof of the World”, Namuco Lake, mysterious,
How can you imagine the moment when you facing the highest mountain of the world--Mt. Everest?

 

Day and day itinerary

Day 1:Arrival Lhasa                                  
Place & Transport:Acclimatization & flight or train

Today's Activities:Fly or take train to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Our excellent tour guide and experienced driver will meet you at the airport or train station with Tibetan Traditional presenting Hada ceremony and a souvenir picture, and then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and acclimatization.

Note: Today is very important for our respected tourists to acclimate the high altitude. You are suggested to drink some more water and eat some fruit which will help you to acclimate the high altitude. Please do not do much exercise or activities. Please do not smoke and drink alcohol if possible.

 

Day 2:Lhasa city

Place & TransportPotala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibet Medical Factory, Barkhor Street& Full auto

Today's Activities:  Usually our first stop is Potala Palace, which built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence.

After lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place.

Then you will visit the traditional Tibet Medical Factory to witness how the miraculous Tibetan medicine was produced.

After Supper, you are suggested to ramble over the Barkhore Street. This is a famous local handmade crafts market. You can choose and buy some little present to your families, relatives and friends.

Note: As you may know, to protect the Potala Palace, there is a restriction of 2000 tourists everyday and only one-hour- sightseeing for each tourist. So we may do the converse tour as Jokhang Temple first in the morning and Potala Palace in the afternoon or may changed the schedule with Day 3 in the high season (From April to October)in Tibet. In the early morning and evening,hundreds or thousands of pilgrims or lacal religious people come to the Jokhang Temple and circle around the Barkhore Street. You will appreciate how consecrated the city is and how religious the people is!!!

 

Day 3:Lhasa city                            

Place&Transport:DrepungDrepung Monastery  Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tibetan Museum & Full auto

Today's Activities: We will begin our tour at Drepung Monastery which is used to be the most large monastery in Tibet where lodged more than 10000 monks at its summit in the morning.

After that, you will visit the Sera Monastery which is famous for its Buddhism scriptures debating in the afternoon. You will finish today's activity after visit the Tibetan Museum, the exhibition center of Tibetan traditional handicrafts. 

Note: Today is very easy. But you will experience how the Lamas study the Buddhism scriptures and also touch the real life of local Tibetan people.

 

Day4:Lhasa/Shigatse                             
Place & Transport Yamdrok Lake, Pelkhor Monastery & Full auto

Today's Activities:Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. On the way, Yamdrok-tso Lake can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass (4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet (the other two are Namtso Lake and Manasarovar Lake). When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery. The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode(10,000 Images Stupa). Arrive at Shigatse later for rest.

Note: The Yamdrok Lake and the Pelkhor Monastery are the highlights of today's activities.

 

Day 5:Shigatse/Rongbuk monastery                                
Place & TransportRongbuk Monastery& Full auto

Today's Activities:Early morning start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola & Pangla Pass, where you will see the Himalaya mountain ranges in a clear day.

Rongphu is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon start trekking from Rongphu to E.B.C, it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take a local sight seeing bus (pay by yourself).

 

Day 6:Rongbuk monastery--EBC/Shigatse
Place & TransportEBC Sunrise& Full auto

Today's Activities:If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. Late morning start driving back to Shigatse.

Day7:Shigatse/Lhasa                           
Place & TransportTashilunpo Monastery & Full auto

Today's Activities:Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Drive back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo River by the Nepal friendship road in the afternoon. Then, our guide will take you to visit a local Tibetan family and Tibetan carpet workshop for free.

Day8:Lhasa–Next Destination
Place & TransportDepart Lhasa &Flight or train

Today's Activities:Morning Airport or train station dropping off. End the trip.

Note: As for the recent restriction of tour into Tibet, Foreigner tourists are required to book the return or leaving flight/train. Otherwise the TTB will not issue the Tibet Enter Permit.

2011 Seat-in coach Regular  Tibet's tour

Service include

1. All necessary documents and Permits

2. Transportation on Day 4 to Day 7

3. Entrance fees for guide and car to Mt.Everest base camp

4. Tour guide: English speaking Tibetan guide

5. Presenting Hada celebration

6.  A bottle of Oxygen for emergency use

Service exclude

1. Flight/Train in and out of Tibet

2. Airport /Train station Pick up, transfer to hotel

3. Hotel to airport /train station send off

4. Transportation of Day 2 & Day 3

5. Entrance fees

6. Meals, usually 5USD/pax.Meal

7. Personal consumption, like calls, laundry service,etc.

8. Tips for tour guide and driver (usually 5USD/day.pax)

NOTE

1.The departure date means the day you arriving in Lhasa.

2.Our quote is based on twins bed room, if someone donot like to share a room with others, one should pay additional room supplement as below.

 

3.Price and online booking (Unit:CNY/pax) 

Type Adult (age 12+) Infant (age 0-2) Child (age 3-12) Schedule Online booking
April 2011 1700 400 550 11Apr,18/Apr,25/Apr,29/Apr
May 2011 1700 400 550

2/May,8/May,9/May,13/May

16/May,23/May,30/May

June 2011 1700 400 550 06/Jun,13/Jun,20/Jun,27/Jun
July 2011 2150 400 550 04/Jul,11/Jul,18/Jul,25/Jul
Aug 2011 2150 400 550

01/Aug,08/Aug,15/Aug,22/Aug

29/May

Sep 2011 2150 400 550 05/Sep,12/Sep,19/Sep,26/Sep
Oct 2011 2150 400 550

03/Oct,10/Oct,17/Oct,24/Oct

31/May

   3 to 12 year-old child (not including 12 years old) only including Airport/Train station pick-up and send-off,Tibet permit, guide service.
The child under 2 years old is only including Tibet permit, guide service.
The child above 12 year old (including 12 year old) is charged as the adult.

 
5. Popular tourist site entrance fees for reference as below

Tourist Site

Tourist site (in Chinese)

Price

Note

Potala Palace

布达拉宫

100

Jokhang Temple

大昭寺

85

Barkhor Street

八角街

Free

Drepung Monastery

哲蚌寺

50

Sera Monastery

色拉寺

50

Norbulingka Park

罗布林卡

60

Ganden Monastery

甘丹寺

40

Namtso Lake

纳木措

120

Off-season 50

Yampachen

羊八井

30

Hotspring bathing 98

Yamdrok Lake

羊卓雍措

40

Palkhor Monastery

白居寺

40

Tashilunpo Monastery

扎什伦布寺

55

Sakya Monastery

萨迦寺

30

Rongbuk Monastery

绒布寺

25

Mt.Everest

珠穆朗玛峰

180

Yombulakang

雍布拉康

30

Samye Monastery

桑耶寺

60

Basumtso Lake

巴松措湖

100

Off-season 50

Giant Cypress Garden

巨柏园

15

6. Train Ticket

We can help you book the train ticket begins from the following cities:

Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi'an

For the departure date and price, please reference to the following Appendix.

7. Optional Namtso One Day tour in summer Season

Tour Itinerary

Trip detail: We will begin our heavenly Namtso Lake after breakfast bathing in the splendid sunglow. Namtso Lake is one of the most famous three holy lakes (the other two lakes are Yamdrok Lake and Lake Manasarovar). Namtso Lake is a mountain lake at the border between Damxung County of Lhasa Prefecture and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Namtso Lake is a beautiful paradise for photographers. On our way back lhasa,we will pass by Yampachen hot spring. If you would like, you can get there to have a swimming and wash off your tired.

Note: Namtso Lake is at an elevation of 4718m. So please make sure you get enough acclimatization of high altitude. If you will swim at Yampachen hot spring, 1-2 hour is enough because of short of oxygen.

Entrance fees of Namtso Lake is 120RMB, Yampachen 30RMB, hotspring bathing 98RMB.

Tour cost

Group Number

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5-8 pax

Above 9 pax

Price(RMB.p.p)

2600

1600

1300

1100

950

800

Service include a car with a English speaking tour guide.

 

         2011 Seat-in coach Regular  Tibet's tour