Tibet combo tour is about covering all major attractions around Lhasa and Tibet. This is a best classic tour itinerary to visit Lhasa, Everest Base camp and the holy Namtso lake. Their surrealistic beauty is breathtaking.
If you are not used to the high altitude, then this could be one of the best tour packages for you. The Tibet combo tour includes all the Lhasa main tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashilhunpo monastery.
Visitors can see much natural scenery like beautiful sacred Lake Yamdrok Tso and Karo glacier with beautiful views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world from Everest Base Camp.
The tour is private and can be customized upon the choice of our guests. A private guide will be there with you throughout the trip. You can upgrade the hotels as per your requirement of the luxury.
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- Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
- Potala Palace, winter palace of The Dalai Lama.
- Namtso Lake; heavenly lake and also the highest salt lake.
- Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre for Buddhists in Tibet.
- Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet.
The Tibet combo tour starts with your first day of arrival in Lhasa. Our office representative will meet and greet you at Lhasa airport and transfer to the hotel. From the second day, you will visit for a city sightseeing around Lhasa. You will visit Potala Palace and the Jokhang temple.
You will also explore different monasteries like Sera monastery, Drepung monastery and Rongbuk monastery. An excursion around the EBC will make your tour memorable. Also, You will visit Namtso lake on the eighth day. Finally, you will drive back to Lhasa. On the last day, we will drop you back to the Lhasa airport for your onward journey.
Arrival in Lhasa
After arriving in Lhasa, a local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.
The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site – Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It’s situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It is a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artefacts.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual centre for Buddhists in Tibet. Next, to the temple, there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewellery.
Lhasa Monasteries Sightseeing
In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery. It is one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as the Dalai Lama’s palace in Drepung before moving to the Potala Palace.
In the afternoon, you visit Sera Monastery. It is also one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.
Drive to Shigatse
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m), surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s drive, clients arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.
Everest Base Camp
Drive to Lhatse where tourists can take lunch. Afterwards, drive to Shegar. If the weather is clear enough, tourists can view Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, arrive at Rongbuk monastery. On the way there, clients will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. You can enjoy the view of all the five highest peaks in the world.
Drive to Shigatse
In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt. Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mt. Everest. You can either trek 4 kilometres from your tent to the Everest Base Camp or go there by local bus. Then drive back to Shigatse.
Drive to Lhasa
On the seventh day, explore Tashilhunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama. It was built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Buddha of the future) in the world. It also includes a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, that takes around 6 hours.
Drive to Namtso Lake
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, clients can see Nyenchen Tanglha (Snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yaks and sheep densely-populated around the mountainside. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake, which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do very relaxing trekking around the lakeside and Tashi Island.
To spend a night at the lakeshore is fantastic to see the stars.
Drive to Lhasa
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake Shore; you can trek along the lake Shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Damxung to have lunch.
In the afternoon, tourists may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pools filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa.
Transfer clients to the airport or train station.
- All necessary travel permits for Tibet. (Excluding the Chinese visa)
- Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation with an experienced local driver during the tour.
- Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation between the airport/train station and Hotel at the designated period of time.
- Experienced Local Tibetan private guide.
- 7 nights of 3-star hotels twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), 2-night Dorm or Big Tent with humble accommodation at Rongbuk Everest area and the shore of Namtso Lake.
- One welcome dinner in Lhasa.
- All admission fees of tourists sites listed in the itinerary.
- Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet.
- Chinese visa.
- Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at Rongbuk at Namtso Lake.
- Tips to driver and tour guide.
- Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels.
- Tibet visa fee. ($85 for rest of the world, $175 for US and Canadian citizens).