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8 Jours de Voyage Privé Lhasa – Yamdrok – Gyantse – Shigatse – Shegar – Rongbuk / Everest – Shegar - Shigatse - Lhasa
In Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, we have two days for the attractions: Potala, Jokhang, Norblinka and Sera. And from Parla Lupu Monastery we'll enjoy the magnificent view of Potala Palace. We could circle around the Tibetan holiest Monastery Jokhang with pilgrims, who come from all over Tibet and the Tibetan cultural areas of Kham-Amdo of the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan. Many pious Tibetans measure the way on the Barkhor market with their body length.
On the scenic drive to Gyantse and Shigatse we will experience the magnificent scenery, pass by the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and cross over the passes Kamba La (4,794m) and Karo La (5,010m). Then visit the unique Kumbum Pagoda in Gyantse and Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse.
On the adventurous drive to Everest, we will enjoy the magnificent landscape between Himalayas and Transhimalaya. Rongbuk Monastery, at the foot of the spectacular north of Everest, is a highlight of our journey. Seeing from the Tibetan side, Everest is a lot more imposing than from the south.
Originalité
Tibet Adventure Tour to Everest
JOUR
1

Arrive in Lhasa

Welcome in Tibet – the roof of the world

Today arrive in Lhasa (3650 m), the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water.

Overnight at 3*Yak Hotel
Pilger auf der Barkhor Strasse
Pilger auf der Barkhor Strasse
Photo par Liu Bin
JOUR
2

Lhasa

Potala Palace – landmark of Lhasa, Jokhang and Barkhor Street

In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship every day. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Overnight at 3*Yak Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
Potala Palast
Potala Palast
JOUR
3

Lhasa

Panoramic view over Potala, Norbulingka, Debate in Sera

In the morning visit Parla Lupu Cave Monastery, located on the slopes of Yaowang Mountain, was built in the 7th century. It is 22m high and from here you can have a wonderful panoramic view over Potala palace. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous.

Overnight at 3*Yak Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
Norbulinka
Norbulinka
JOUR
4

Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse

Karo La Pass and Glacier, holy lake Yamdrok, Palkhor with Pagoda Kumbum

Drive to Gyantse. On the Kamba La (4796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok (4,441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. On arriving, visit Pelkor Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the 15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse. This typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and stupas are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded 14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. The 8-storey stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world. Afterwards drive about 90 kilometers to Shigatse (3880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang.

356 km
6 hours 41 minutes
Overnight at 4*Mulunlazong Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
Yamdrok See
Yamdrok See
JOUR
5

Shigatse – Shegar - Rongbuk/Everest

Tashilhunpo Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, Sunset on Qomolangma (Everest)

In the morning visit the Tashilunpo, "Mountain of Happiness". Tashilunpo is also one of the six major temples of the Gelug Sect. Shigatse is the seat of the Pantschen Lama. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China. Then drive to Shegar, crossing the paths to Yalung La (4.520 m) and Gyathso La (5.220 m). Continue (90 km, 2 hours) to the Rongbuk monastery (5,154 m), where you can see the steep north side of Qomolangma. On the way at Pang La (5150 m), the view is magnificent: from left to right Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse and Cho Oyu. Rongbuk is the largest monastery in this region and was built at the beginning of the 20th century. You can also admire the spectacular sunset on Everest (Qomolangma) in good weather.

334 km
6 hours 6 minutes
Overnight in a simple Rongbuk guesthouse
Petit-déjeuner
Everest (Qomolangma), Himalaya
Everest (Qomolangma), Himalaya
JOUR
6

Rongbuk – Shegar – Shigatse

Sunrise over Qomolangma (Everest), Paiku Tso Lake

Today you will wake up early to have a clear view of the unforgettable sunrise over Qomolangma (Everest). Drive back to Shigatse.

334 km
6 hours 6 minutes
Overnight at 4*Mulunlazong Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
Everest (Qomolangma), Himalaya
Everest (Qomolangma), Himalaya
JOUR
7

Shigatse – Lhasa

Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse, traditional manufacture for Tibetan incense

In the morning visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelugpa, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In Tibet Buddhism, Panchen Lama is just the reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha. In the afternoon drive back to Lhasa. On the way visit a traditional manufacture for Tibetan incense in small town Tunba by the Yarlung Tsangpo River.

273 km
4 hours 58 minutes
Overnight at 3*Yak Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
Landschaft Tibets
Landschaft Tibets
JOUR
8

Leave Tibet

Travel to next destination

Today transfer to airport or railway station, leave Tibet.
Petit-déjeuner
Pilger auf der Barkhor Strasse
Pilger auf der Barkhor Strasse
Photo par Liu Bin
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Hotel, program and itinerary are subjected to change without prior notice.
We must point out that, as everywhere in this region you counter a very basic tourism infrastructure. You stay overnight mostly at simple hotels/guesthouses. Long journeys on bad roads and on high altitude and delays require good physical fitness, resilience and flexibility of the participants. Program and route changes due to unforeseen events are expressly reserved. If you desire the unknown and have an understanding of contingency, this is the right trip for you.
Images Liées
Potala Palace | Photo par Liu Bin
Norbulinka | Photo par Liu Bin
Debate in Sera | Photo par Liu Bin
Yalung Tsangpo and Simila Valley | Photo par Liu Bin
Simila Pass | Photo par Liu Bin
Karola Glacier | Photo par Liu Bin
Gyantse Dzong Castle | Photo par Liu Bin
Gyantse Dzong Castle | Photo par Liu Bin
Kumbum Stupa of Palkhor Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Buddha Statue in Kumbum Stupa of Palkhor Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Prayer Wheels of Palkhor Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Tashilunpo Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Barkhor Street | Photo par Liu Bin
Barkhor Street | Photo par Liu Bin
Barkhor Street | Photo par Liu Bin
Jokhang Temple | Photo par Liu Bin
Potala Palace | Photo par Liu Bin
Palkhor Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Palkhor Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Prayer Flags | Photo par Liu Bin