【2024】Tibet itinerary—Lhasa-Yanghu-Everest Base Camp-Namtso (Classic 8-day tour)

A must-do classic itinerary for Tibet travel in 2024 – If you have limited vacation time but are eager to visit many magnificent attractions, this itinerary will perfectly meet your needs. These include the Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as the spectacular Yangtze Lake (Yamdrok Yumcuo) – one of the most beautiful holy lakes. In addition, don’t forget to experience the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Everest Base Camp! This classic itinerary will allow you to perfectly realize your dream of Tibet.

1. Featured points of the 8-day classic itinerary of the 2024 Tibet itinerary

  • Classic itinerary, a must-go! must go! must go!

  • Take a dip in the two sacred lakes [Yamdrok Lake] and [Namtso Lake]

  • Close contact with [Mount Everest (Mount Everest)]
  • Easy tour of Lhasa city [Potala Palace], [Jokhang Temple], [Barkhor Street]...

  • There is no price increase for single registration, and more discounts for multiple registrations.

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  • Pure travel, no shopping in stores is guaranteed throughout the journey

  • From consultation to departure, we will give you a relaxing and hassle-free Tibet travel itinerary

  • Exclusive one-on-one travel specialist who understands your needs best and answers your questions immediately

2. Tibet itinerary 8-day classic tour attractions and considerate travel agency services

Guaranteed reservation to visit the Potala Palace, free of charge

Free application for Tibet entry permit and other necessary procedures for entering Tibet

Excellent native speaking tour guides will be arranged throughout the journey (Cantonese, Chinese and English tour guides can be selected)

Use qualified and safe tourist vehicles throughout the journey, not black-brand vehicles, and each vehicle is equipped with a cylinder oxygen tank

【Everest Base Camp】It is one of the highest and most mysterious camps in the world and a base for climbing Mount Everest. Going here can not only enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, but also experience the magnificent mountain atmosphere and feel the greatness and fragility of life. A trip of a lifetime not to be missed!Jokhang Temple]Located in the center of Lhasa, it is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Tibet and the center of religion and culture【Potala Palace】Once the Dalai Lama's winter palace, its grand architecture and breathtaking views make it one of Lhasa's most famous tourist attractions.【Bajiao Street】In the ancient commercial district, the winding alleys are filled with a variety of commodities and Tibetan culture. Visitors can shop, taste delicious food and feel the strong Tibetan customs here.【Gambala Snow Mountain】Magnificent snow-capped mountains, located near Lhasa【Yamdrok Yongcuo】One of the most beautiful plateau lakes in Tibet, with crystal clear water and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is a peaceful paradise【Gyantse】An ancient city with rich cultural heritage and religious buildings, such as Zongshan Anti-British Site and Baiju Temple【Shigatse】Tibet's second largest city, known as the "Sun City", has a long history and religious culture, and tourists can visit local temples and explore this ancient city.【Lazi】A small town surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes such as Tingri and Xiegel mountainous areas.【Gaura Pass】The only way to Everest Base Camp, offering spectacular mountain and glacier views【Everest】The tallest mountain in the world, also known as the "Peak of the Goddess", is a coveted goal for many climbers and explorers【Tashilhunpo Temple】One of the most important temples in Tibet and the residence of the Panchen Lama, it has a long history and religious significance【Yarong Valley】Beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular natural landscape, ideal for hiking and nature exploration【Namtso】The largest plateau lake in Tibet, with crystal clear water and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is a charming tourist destination.【Lhasa】The capital of Tibet, it is home to rich cultural and historical heritage such as the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple.

3. Introduction to Tibet’s 8-day classic itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa airport pick-up/accommodation: Lhasa comfortable hotel

Today is the gathering day. Friends from all over the country flew to Lhasa Gonggar Airport together. The staff picked everyone up at the airport according to the flight arrival time and took them to the Lhasa hotel to rest.

Day 2: Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street/Accommodation: Lhasa Comfort Hotel

In the morning, visit the world’s highest ancient castle-style building complex【Potala Palace】, is the residence of the Dalai Lama for generations and the center of Tibetan political and religious power.
Before climbing to the Potala Palace, you have to climb 1080 steps. Although it will be a little tiring, you can overlook the entire city of Lhasa and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the process, which makes us forget about our physical fatigue!
In the afternoon visit the holy place in the heart of Tibetan Buddhist believers【Jokhang Temple】.

“Going to Lhasa without going to the Jokhang Temple means you haven’t been to Lhasa!”

These are the words of the famous Lama Nyima Tsering in the Jokhang Temple, and they are also a view shared by almost every traveler. The Jokhang Temple combines Tibetan, Tang, Nepalese and Indian architectural styles and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture.
After leaving the Jokhang Temple, you can walk around the Jokhang Temple clockwise, imagining that you are a Tibetan who is turning around the Pakhor, or you can【Bajiao Street】Go shopping at the handicraft market, or simply walk slowly on the streets and feel the warmth of the City of Sunshine, or find a sweet teahouse and learn from the tranquility and contentment of your Tibetan friends.
[Intimate reminder]
Tickets for the Potala Palace are pre-purchased and have visit time restrictions. We will flexibly adjust the itinerary sequence based on the actual reserved visit time. There will be a security check procedure when entering the Potala Palace: no dangerous items are allowed, and no photography is allowed after entering the Potala Palace.


Day 3: Lhasa - Yamdrok Yumcuo - Karola Glacier - Gyantse - Shigatse/Accommodation: Shigatse Comfort Hotel

Today is a day where you can’t stay in bed! After everyone had breakfast together, we were about to set off from Lhasa and cross the 4,900-meter-high mountain.【Gambala Snow Mountain】, to the highest freshwater lake in the world【Yamdrok Yongcuo】go ahead.

【Yamdrok Yongcuo】Known as the most beautiful water in the world, the blue lake is connected with the snow-capped mountains in the distance, making people feel relaxed and happy.
The car detoured around Yamdrok Yumcuo and passed by the location of the movie "Red River Valley"【Karora Glacier】, the glacier just beside the road is breathtaking.

Go all the way to the Anti-British Heroes Town【Gyantse】, this is an ancient city with a history of more than 600 years, and it is also a transportation fortress from front Tibet to back Tibet. overlooking[Zongshan Anti-British Site], and visit the Baiju Temple, the only one that integrates the three major sects of Tibet and is famous for its exquisite murals and sculptures. Then drive to Tibet’s second largest city [Shigatse] and stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 4: Shigatse-Gyaula Mountain-Rongbuk Monastery-Everest Base Camp/Accommodation: Everest Tent

Get up in the morning and drive to Everest Base Camp, passing by【Lazi】,【Dingri】of xiegel, to【Xiegel】when, standing【Gaura Pass】, you can overlook the majesty of Mount Everest, and then arrive at the highest temple in the world【Rongbuk Temple】, this is the best angle to look up at Mount Everest. continue to go【Everest Base Camp】Go forward and gaze up close at Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at an altitude of 8,848 meters.
At night, stay in the tent area of the Everest Base Camp. When the night covers the earth, you can walk out of the tent and enjoy the bright moonlight and brilliant starry sky when you are awake.
[Intimate reminder]
Mount Everest is 5,200 meters above sea level. You may experience discomfort and difficulty falling asleep at night. This is normal. Please do not panic. Continue to slow down your pace, relax your mood, and feel the beauty of Mount Everest. Your symptoms will gradually ease.

Day 5: Everest Base Camp-Jiatso La Pass Observation Deck-Tashilhunpo Monastery-Shigatse/Accommodation: Shigatse Comfort Hotel

The night before, whether you had a good night's sleep or had trouble sleeping. Everyone must get up early to welcome the dawn of Mount Everest! While the peaks are still sleeping in the dawn, Mount Everest has been covered with the dazzling morning glow like a goddess's costume.

Accompany【Everest】The first ray of light rises through the majestic, majestic and winding Himalayas for thousands of miles, and climbs over the 5,200-meter-high Gawula Mountain in desolation and silence.
In addition to Mount Everest (elevation 8848), in the distance there are also Labji Kang (elevation 7367), Cho Oyu (elevation 8201), Lhotse (elevation 8516), and Makalu (elevation 8463). Waiting for the snow-capped peaks in the world, you can look at the majestic and solemn Shishapangma Peak (8012 meters above sea level), the only top mountain in the world with an altitude of over 8,000 meters that is entirely located in China. With nostalgia for Mount Everest, return in the majestic, majestic and winding Himalayas【Shigatse】.

Day 6: Shigatse-Tashilhunpo Monastery-Lhasa/Accommodation: Lhasa Comfort Hotel

After breakfast, visit the resting place of the Panchen Lama’s soul and one of the six major monasteries of the Yellow Sect.【Tashilhunpo Temple】, was also the residence of the Panchen Lama for generations, and was once the center of political power in the important region of Tibet.
The temple houses the world's largest seated bronze Buddha statue "Jamba Buddha" (Maitreya Buddha), which is 28 meters high. Then return to Lhasa.

There is no need to rush on the way back, slow down and【Yarong Valley】Stop, queue up quietly in the cradle of Tibetan ancient civilization, and let the rivers, icebergs, pastoral pastures, river valleys, alpine vegetation...everything within sight be hidden in the crystal-clear blue sky, as if it were nothing. The specks of darkness not far away are not flaws, but the beautiful reflection of sunlight penetrating through the white clouds.

Day 7: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa/Accommodation: Lhasa Comfort Hotel

In the early morning, drive through the prairie in northern Tibet, enjoy the colorful prayer flags flying on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway; climb the Naganla Mountain at an altitude of 5190 meters to reach the "Tianhu", the first of the three holy lakes in Tibet【Namtso】, with an altitude of 4718m, is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the second largest saltwater lake in my country.

To the south is the Nyainchen Tanglha Mountains, which are covered with snow all year round. To the north and west are plateau hills and a vast lakeside. The grasslands surrounding the lake are rich in water and grass. The lake water has high salt content and is rich in wild animal resources within the basin, including yaks, Goats, etc.; the lake water is clear, contrasting with the surrounding snow-capped mountains, and the scenery is beautiful, like a crystal pearl inlaid on the thousands of miles of Qiangtang grassland.
In the evening, with the afterglow of the setting sun, we returned【Lhasa】

Day 8: Transfer to Lhasa

After the trip, take a flight or train on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to return to your warm home

[Documents] All Tibet application documents are processed.
[Tickets] The Potala Palace ticket reservation is guaranteed to be successful (the ticket fee is RMB 200 per person and must be paid on site).
[Vehicle] Tourist vehicle with regular license plate and equipped with cylinder-type oxygen cylinder. It includes the driver’s food and accommodation expenses, road and bridge tolls, fuel expenses, and Everest vehicle entry fees. Free time to take care of yourself.
[Accommodation] Stay in regular foreign-related standard hotels and guest houses in special remote places (such as Everest Base Camp and Namtso) throughout the entire journey.
[Meal] Breakfast is provided by the hotel. The guest house does not provide breakfast.
[Tour guide] Excellent Chinese/English/Cantonese... and other tour guide services, including the tour guide's food and accommodation expenses.
[Insurance] Travel agency liability insurance and travel personal accident insurance.

[Transportation] Round-trip transportation costs from the departure point to Tibet (booking service is provided).

[Tickets] Tickets need to be purchased on site (please refer to the ticket fees).

[Meal Fee] Order and pay by yourself (about 30-60 RMB per meal).

[Others] Personal expenses and all expenses not mentioned in the fee included.

Tibet is a special autonomous region, and the government has the right to open or close tourist attractions at any time.

If an attraction is closed, we will discuss with the group members and provide other alternatives after receiving the notice.

In the event of temporary hotel requisition, we will provide hotels of the same class and arrange the most suitable alternative.

If the itinerary may be changed due to force majeure factors (climate, road conditions, political factors), we reserve the right to change the itinerary, and the resulting over-expenses will be borne by the participants.

Without reducing the number of attractions in the itinerary, our company has the right to change the order of tours based on actual conditions.

This itinerary is a shared group itinerary and is subject to availability and is based on the payment confirmation time. If the number of people does not reach 6 people 10 days before departure and the group is canceled, you can choose another time to confirm the group, or get a full refund of the money paid.

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