Lhasa Namtso lake EBC tour is one of the most popular trips in Tibet offers awe-inspiring landscapes, ancient cultures, medieval cities and Majestic Mt. Everest. At the historic valley of Lhasa, ancient monasteries full of rich Tibetan architecture, historic fortresses, the serene turquoise lakes and the charming Tibetan people warmly welcome you. The 'Lost Horizon' in literature and the 'Forbidden City' for the past several centuries is still a city of several wonders. The must-visit places in Lhasa are the legendary Potala palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, Tibetan Medical Centre and so on; the list goes on as far as time permits you.
Lhasa Namtso lake EBC tour starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa over Mt. Everest. A bonus to this wonderful tour is a journey out of Lhasa to the alluring and beautiful Namtso Lake. The world famous lake is considered the highest-located salt water lakes of the world and one of the most beautiful lakes of entire Tibet. From Namtso Lake the journey continues towards Shigatse through Yangpachen valley. In Shigatse, we can visit the Tashilhunpo monastery, previously the home of Panchen Lamas, among other attractive places. Further on we can trek towards Everest Base Camp (5364m), from where you can see the Mountains Everest (8848m), Pumori (7161m) and Lhotse (8516m) at a very close range. On the way to the base camp, we will come across diverse culture and ethnicity of the Tibetan people and the rich flora and fauna preserved in the Chomolungma (the Tibetan Name for Mount Everest) National Park. Leaving the base camp behind, we drive along the Friendship Highway to Nyalam and then to Zangmu, a border town with Nepal. From here, we will enter the lush green Sunkoshi valley, which leads us to Kathmandu.
Lhasa Namtso Lake EBC tour Fact
Trip Duration: 09 days Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour Mode of Tour: Drive in and fly out. Trip starts: Lhasa fly in Trip ends: Kathmandu- Tibet boarder Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 15 Accommodation: Hotel and Guest houses stay BB Basis Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini Van High lights of trip: Exploring ancient Lhasa, breathtaking Namtso Lake, stunning Everest Base Camp, visiting Potala Palace, guided sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and adventure overland journey with marvelous views and beautiful cultural experience of dry plateau…
Lhasa Namtso Lake EBC tour – Outline itinerary
Day 01: Fly or train into Lhasa - 3650m.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa – Namtso lake:
Day 05: Namtso Lake – Shigatse
Day 06: Shigatse – Sakya Monastery
Day 07: Sakya Monastery – Everest base camp
Day 08: Excursion from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp (12km)
Day 09: Day 09: Drive Rongbuk to Zhangmu
Day 10: Zhangmu – Kathmandu.
Trip Cost: If you wish to make this tour as a private trip with your family, friends and colleagues then please send us an email and let us know how many members are there in your group to do this trip and the category of accommodation you want to use in Lhasa and en route, and then we quote the best price as per your requirements.
Note: : If you wish to join this trip in Kathmandu you have to arrive 2 days prior to trip departure dates (But you need to provide us copy of your passport at least 25 days before the trip departure). Or if you wish to start in Lhasa, you can arrive Lhasa on the date mentioned above or earlier.
Lhasa Namtso Lake EBC tour – Detailed itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by Air or Train
The spectacular one hour flight from Kathmandu or a train journey from mainland China to at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station; meet your Tibetan guide and an easy one hour or half hour drive to Lhasa – capital city of Tibet. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and acclimatizing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02-03: Lhasa City Sightseeing:
Visit in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple & Barkor street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Rimoche Temple, Tibetan Medicine Institute & overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa – Namtso Lake:
Drive Lhasa to Damshung, and forwards to Namtso Lake, literally heavenly lake, which is the biggest lake in Tibet and the second biggest salt lake in China as well as the highest lake in the world (4748m). It’s one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans, excursion around the lake and Tashi Hermitage, overnight lodge at lake side.
Day 05: Namtso lake – Shigatse:
Drive from Namtso Lake, the journey continues towards Shigatse through Yangpachen hot spring to Shigatse via Da Zhu Ka ferry, visit the Tashilhunpo monastery, previously the home of Panchen Lamas & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse – Sakya Monastery:
AM visit Tashilunbo Monastery, drive to Sakya Monastery & Overnight at Sakya guest house.
Day 07: Sakya – Rongbuk Monastery:
AM visit Sakya Monastery, drive to Xegar, visit Xegar Dzong, continually drive to Rongbuk Monastery Overnight at Rongbuk guest house.
Day 08: Everest base camp hiking:
Excursion from Rongbuk to Everst Base Camp (12km): You can take carriage for one way, and return by walk. Overnight at Rongbuk Guest House.
Day 09: Drive Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2500m):
Drive (400kms) via Nyalam crossing two spectacular passes- The Lalunga la (5050m.) & Nyalamu-la (3800m.), visit Melaripa’s Cave en route, forwards to Zhangmu. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Zhangmu – Kathmandu:
After China Custom formalities in Zhangmu, drive 123kms down to Friendship Bridge. From here, you will enter the lush green Sunkoshi valley, which leads you to Kathmandu.
Tibet Travel Permit fee of Tibet
Guided tour as per program
All Monastery entrance fee
Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
Best available guest houses en route with breakfast basis
Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 or mini bus
Group visa fee for Tibet
Necessary drop and pick up by private vehicle
Lunch and dinner along the trip
Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lhasa) and airport taxes
Emergency rescue evacuation cost
Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
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