Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake is a package tour that propounds the sightseeing of amazing city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Jokhang Temple, the famous Barkhor Street a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang Temple along with the numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines, the spectacular sight of Sera and Drepung Monasteries along with the breathtaking holy Lake Namtso are also included in the tour. The main highlight of the tour Everest Base Camp encounters the Holy Lake Yamdrok in its way.
Lhasa located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is considered to be highest region in the world and often called as “the roof of the world”. Offering the spectacular Potable Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Market and Norbulinka Palace Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
What to Expect?
Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake offers the sightseeing of amazing city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Jokhang Temple, the famous Barkhor Street a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang Temple and the spectacular sight of Sera and Drepung Monasteries along with the breathtaking holy lake Namtso and the majestic Everest Base Camp.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake starts after arrival in Lhasa where you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today we start our sightseeing program around Lhasa including Potala Palace, Tibet Museum and Norbulingka Palace. The Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. Norbulinka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. It is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with the best scenery and the most historical sites in Tibet. Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbulingka and covers an area of 23,508 square meters. The museum building is a pioneering institution in the history of the region. The complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Excursion in Lhasa
After breakfast we continue our sightseeing tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monasteries. The Jokhang temple is located in Central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timber complex with a golden top. The Jokhnag Temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of Local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery is situated 5km north to Lhasa. The magnificent monastery covers an area of 114,964 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). The Drepung Monastery is 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is Largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa (3650m) – Shigatse (3,900m)
Enjoying the Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake, today at the beginning we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325km from Lhasa and might take about 5-6 hours. We pass via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the Glacier is truly spectacular. Then we drive for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gyantse and might take about 2-3 hours, we pass through the typical Tibetan countryside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse (3,900m) – Everest Base Camp (5,000m)
In the morning, we visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we leave Shigatse and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. After that, we pass Tsola Pass (4,600m), and Gyatsola Pass (5,248m). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, we can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5,198m).Then we drive along the road to Everest Base Camp (5,200m). You get close view of the Mt. Everest peak along with the sunset of golden Everest peak in case of clean weather. Overnight at Camp.
Day 06: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse (3,900m)
On the sixth day of Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake, in the morning, we see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits.Then we visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse.
Day 07: Shigatse (3,900m) – Lhasa (3,650m)
Today after breakfast we begin our drive back to Lhasa which is 351 km from Shigatse and might take 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa-Namtso Lake – Lhasa
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso, one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, we see snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland (in summer). Besides we enjoy the view of Sky-Road Railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass (5,190m), we view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake. Then we drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Departure
Your Everest Base Camp Tour with Namtso Lake terminates today so drive for Gonggar airport and catch your flight for onward destination.
- Private transportation as per the group size
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
- Daily breakfast
- Everest base camp entry permit
- All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
- Tibet travel permit
- Lunch & Dinner
- Train or Air fare of any sectors
- Insurance of any kind
- Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!