Curious about Tibet - Tour to Tibet with Curiosity
On the land of surrounded snow mountains, we called the roof of the world you are curious about Tibet and its interconnectedness spiritual culture. We would take you tour and you will find new insight about Tibetan mysteries of living and dying.
Day1: Arrival/ Acclimatization (3650M, stay in Lhasa)
Day2: Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (3650M, stay in Lhasa)
Day3: Lhasa sightseeing visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (3650M, stay in Lhasa)
Day4: Drive to Gaden Monastery/ Gyama village - Lhasa (3650M, stay in Lhasa)
Day5: Drive to Namtso- Lhasa (3650M, stay in Lhasa)
Day6: Drive Gyangtse- Shigatse (3840M, Stay in Shigatse)
Day7: Shigatse- Rongbuk Monastery- EBC (5150M, stay in rongvuk guesthouse or tent at EBC)
Day8: EBC- Old Tingri (4250M, stay in Snow leopard hotel)
Day9: Old Tingri- Zhangmu (2250M, stay in Caiyuan Hotel, Zhangmu hotel in Zhangmu)
Day10: Departure from Zhangmu
Detail Trip Itenirary from day to day
Day1: Arrival / Acclimatization
Pick up you from airport or train station and your guide will most likely to meet you in your rented vehicle and then transfer to hotel in Lhasa.
Day2: Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala, Jokhang
The sightseeing will be arranged by your local guide regarding with the applicable with the Potala Ticket which is very during the high season. Actually in the morning time we visit Potala as Jokhang Temple is rush up by the local pilgrims. Potala palace is remarkable, which was constructed in 637 AD by the great king of Tibet Songtsan Gampo, the first king of united Tibet and later reconstructed and served as winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Jokhang temple – for most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important in Tibet. It is in some regards Pan- sectarian, but is presently controlled by the Gelugpa School. It was founded during the reign of king Songtsan Gampo. Zuglakhang in Tibetan house of science of compassion and wisdom, the spiritual heart of Tibet, people do pilgrimage for days, weeks, months and years to see this holiness of a spiritual center of Lhasa.
Day3: Lhasa sightseeing visit Drepung and Sera Monastery
Usually we visit the Drepung in the morning and Sera in the after noon where we can watch the monks debate which is only in the afternoon time. Drepung monastery is one of the three great Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet. Drepung is the largest of all tibetan monasteries. Freddie Spencer Chapman reported ,after his 1936 -37 trip to Tibet, that Drepung was at that time the largest monastery in the world and housed 7,700 monks , but sometimes as many as 10,000 monks. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choeje Tashipalden (1397-1449) of Lama Tsongkhapa main disciple. Sera – Drepung, Sera – one of the great Gelugpa School of learning center and famous debate session of monks on Buddhist sciences of philosophy, metaphysics, psychology and epistemology. The history of sera monastery is strongly connected to master lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of Gelug order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist sacred scriptures. It was under his divine tutelage that his disciple Jetsun kunchen lodroe. Richen Senge established the Sera monastery complex in early 15th century AD.
Day4 Ganden monastery and Gyama village
Ganden monastery is one of the greatest Gelugpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wang bur mountain, is at a distance of 36 km from ENE the Potala palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4,300 m. Ganden means” joyfulness “and is the Tibetan name for Tushita. The heaven where the bodhisattva Maitreya is said reside. Gyama valley is abroad agricultural tributary of the Kyichu River, situated to the east of Lhasa. Barley fields sprawl across this valley floor, which is splendid with small villages, settlements and temples, including the shrine commemorating the birthplace of the great king Songtsan Gampo. Gyama village is at a distance of 60 km from east of Lhasa and is one of the finest treks in central Tibet.
Namtso Lake is the second largest salt water lake in Tibet and one of the most beautiful natural sides in Tibet. It is over 70 km long, reaches a width of 30 km and is 35 m at its deepest point. When the ice melts in the late April, the lake is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the mountains about one and half an hour to get Yangpachen for a short stop to view of awesome nomadic life style and pass by Damshung town and the 5, 150m. Lhagan La Pass and reach Namtso. By the lake you can view of the peak of Nyanchen Tangla (7162 m). It is said that the holy lake and holy mountain are couple of lovers, who all together guard the vast pasture and cattle. The most interesting there you can experience the real Tibetan nomad life style and wild species. Namtso is at a distance of 250 km from Lhasa. Come back to Lhasa in the evening.
Gyangtse is a town located in Gyangtse County, it was historically considered the third largest most prominent town in Tibet. drive from Lhasa to Gyangtse , On the Kampala Pass ( 4,796m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok (4441m) , one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet . On the way you can see Ningjing Kasang Snow Mountains and Carola glacier from a distance. Gyangtse is at a distance of 260km from Lhasa. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Gyangtse and tour around Palkor choerten monastery which was built in the 15th century. Kumbum choeten (literally 100,000images) of the monastery, the largest choerten in Tibet. We will continue travel around 90 km to Shigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet. It is also hometown of the Panchen lamas . In the afternoon, you will visit Tashilunpo monastery ‘the city is located at an altitude of 3,840m (12,600ft) at the confluence of the Yarlong Tsanpo (Brahmaputra) river and the Nyang river ( Nyangchu ) in west Tibet and was the ancient capital of U-tsang province . It is also the name surrounded county. Tashilhunpo monastery founded in1447 by Gaden Drupa the first Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally monastery next to Shigatse. The monastery is traditionally seat of successive Panchen lamas .stay overnight ***hotel
Day7: Everest base
We will continue our journey to MT. Everest base camp (5200m ) is at a distance of 350 km from Shigatse .At 5, 150 meters (16,900ft ) it is breathtaking view of MT. Everest ‘holy mother “ is the earth’s the highest mountain , with peak at 8,848 meters ( 29,029ft) above sea level. It’s massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse , 8,516m ( 29,940ft ), Nuptse ,7,855m (25,771ft) and Changtse , 7,580 (24,870ft). Stay overnight at Rongbuk guest house or local tent.
Day8: EBC – old Tingri
Journeys continue to old Tingri, is a small town approximately 75 km from EBC. It is an altitude of about 4,300 m and approximately (14,107ft) it is known for its spectacular views of mount Lhotse, mount Makalu and mount Cho Oyo which comprise four of the six highest mountains in the world. Stay there over night at old Tingri * hotel a good guest house!
Day9: Old Tingri – Zhangmu
This is end of our journey. We will drive to Zhangmu friend-ship highway, Tibet border. Zhangmu lies at an average altitude of 2300 m. stay overnight in *** hotel Zhangmu
We will drive you only 7 km away from Zhangmu to border and there is check point. Your Nepali guide and driver will meet you the Friend –Ship Bridge highway and transfer you to Kathmandu. Tour ends. We hope to see you again. We wish you all the best for your very happy journey onwards.