10 Days Tibet All In: Tibetan Culture Wonders, Everest Base Camp & Stunning Nyingchi
Chengdu – Lhasa-Shigatse – Xegar – Rombok – Nyingchi
A complete divine journey for travelers who want to experience both the cultural and natural landscapes in limited time. Apart from viewing the wonders in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will discover the alpine lakes, blue skies, snow-capped mountains, amazing sunrise and sacred sites, and deeply devoted pilgrims on your way to Mt. Everest. Towards the end, unravel Nyingchi, a hidden gem and little known as the “Switzerland in Tibet” where the landscape is featured in diverse forms and colors with giant snow mountains sitting in wild forests, pure lakes reflecting colors of seasons and wild flowers blooming in the valley.
ARRIVE – CHENGDU
Upon arrival in the evening, Divine representative will receive you and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Chengdu.
Day 2 | B | Hotel
CHENGDU – LHASA
Early morning transfer to airport and take flight to Chengdu. Flight will be 2 hrs. Arrive at Gonggar Airport meet and transfer to Lhasa, it takes about 1 and half hour drive. Upon arrival check in hotel and have good rest. Afternoon sightseeing tour to visit Potala Palace & Norbulikha Monastery. Late afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at Lhasa.
Situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa, Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. Potala is named after a holy hill in South India is a Sanskrit word meaning “Abode of the Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Mercy).” Legend has it that in the 7th century, to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty (618B.C. – 907B.C.) of China, the then Tibet King Songtsen Gampo built a 9-storey palace with a thousand rooms up on the Red Hill and named it Potala. Later, with the collapse of the Songtsen Gampo Dynasty, the ancient palace was almost destroyed in wars. What we see at present is the architecture of the Qing Dynasty (1644B.C. – 1911B.C.) and the continuous expanding work outcome since the 17th century.
King Songtsem Gampo (617 – 650, the 33rd king of Tibet) who build the Jokhang Temple and it is Included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.
Day 3 | B | Hotel
LHASA – LAKE NAMTSO – LHASA
After breakfast drive to Lake Nam Tso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side.
Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake and one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. After noon drive back to Lhasa. On the way back to Lhasa visit Norbulikha Monastery.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Construction began in the 1740s. Norbulingka, meaning ‘Treasure Park’ in Tibetan, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km (about 0.6 mile) southwest of Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.
Day 4 | B | Hotel
LHASA – SHIGATSE – XEGAR (4000m)
After breakfast drive all the way to Xegar (7 hrs). Overnight at Xegar.
Day 5 | B | Hotel
XEGAR – ROMBOK (5000m)
Drive will takes about 4 hrs. Check into basic guest house. Afternoon some rest and late afternoon catch the sunset.
Overnight at Rombok.
Note: Accommodation will be basic in this place.
Day 6 | B | Hotel
ROMBOK –MT EVEREST BASE CAMP- SHIGATSE
After breakfast get ready for base camp adventure – an unforgettable trek to Mt Everest Base Camp (5500M). The ride will takes about 2 and half hour. The route will be mostly uphill but very gradual. Upon reaching Mt Everest Base camp you can spend 30 min to take some photos and explore. After that trek back to Rombok it will takes about 1 and half hours. After that drive to Shigatse Drive will takes about 4 and half hrs. Overnight hotel.
Day 7 | B | Hotel: Four Point
After breakfast drive to Gayantse and short visiting one of the monastery. Today crossing 2 passes The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) and you will also pass by the most fascinating natural lake Yamdroke Tso. After that drive to drive to Lhasa. Upon reaching check in hotel. Overnight at hotel. Afternoon some free time to explore the Lhasa City.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 8 | B | Hotel
LHASA – NYINGCHI (3100M)
Today we drive along the National Highway No. 318 from Lhasa to Bayi Town (Nyingchi). On the way, we will drive over the Mila Pass (5013m) and reach Kongpo Gamda town. Then head to the Basom Tso, 360km east of Lhasa. Then continue to drive along the Nyiyang River head to Bayi town.
Basom Tso, situated at 3,500 meters above sea level, originates from Nyching Tangha Mountain and is 12 kilometers long. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and trees are reflected upon the lake’s rippled surface. There are small islands in the middle of the lake with Lamaist temples built upon them.
Overnight in Bayi Town.
Day 9 | B | Hotel
NYINGCHI TOUR – CYPRESS FOREST & MT. NAMJIA BAWA
Today, firstly we are about to visit the Great Cypress Nature Reserve area, which is 15 kilometers southeast of the Bayi Town, The king cypress in the reserve is about 50 meters tall and is about 2,500 years old. Then we will drive to Sekyim la Pass (4720m) and enjoy the great Mt. Namjia Bawa (7,700m) in the distance. Then, continue to drive to the bushy Lunang Forest with an elevation of 3700m, and it is a typical highland meadow strip, and both sides of Castle Peak from low to high from the dense bushes, spruce trees and pine. The distant clouds, the snow-capped mountains, the endless pines and the quiet pastoral displayed a beautiful landscape. Drive back to Nyingchi.
Overnight in Nyingchi.
Day 10 | B
NYINGCHI – CHENGDU – DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to airport connect flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival in Chengdu meet up with Divine Representative for local city tour. Afternoon transfer to the airport according to your flight.
Day 11 | B, L, D | Hotel
Nagarkot – Kathmandu
Awake in the morning to the cold but stunningly spectacular sunrise over Nagarkot Hill. The first ray of the sun firing the peak glimmering red, slowly lighting the Himalaya range. Mt Everest in the far east and Langtang and the Dhaulagiri peak in the west.After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.
On the way visit Patan Durbar Square which is one of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley, famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu Temples. Watch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals.
Arrive in Kathmandu for lunch and check in hotel.
After lunch, visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world’s largest Stupa built in the fifth century AD.. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. All the Buddhist throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Afternoon explore Asan Tol. It is one of the most well-known historical locations in the city and is famed for its bazaar, festival calendar and strategic location. The bazaar attracts shoppers from all over Kathmandu because of the tremendous variety of merchandise sold here, ranging from foodstuffs, spices and textiles to electronics and bullion. Asan is also one of the popular tourist spots in the city because of its architectural sights and charming ambiance.
Day 12 | B
Kathmandu – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for fly out according to your flight schedule.
• Regular all ground Transportation though out the trip in Tibet
• All necessary airport/hotel/airport transfers.
• Accommodation in Tibet twin-sharing basis with breakfast
• Tibet Travel Permit
• One night hotel in Chengdu/Kathmandu
• Everest Base camp permit
• Entrance fees for all the sightseeing tour, monasteries entrance fee with English speaking Tibetan tour guide as per itinerary
• All international and domestic flight tickets
• China visa (if required)
• Meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Travel insurance
• All alcoholic and other beverages
• All personal expenses
• Liabilities of loss, theft and damages