Drigung Namtso Everest Tour

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Tibet Shambhala Adventure organizes unique and authentic Tibet tour. Drigung Namtso Everest tour is a very special Tibet tour that shows you the most famous destinations of Tibet including holy Lhasa city, Drigungthil monastery and Tridom hot spring, located to the northeast of Lhasa city, Namtso lake which is located to the north of Lhasa, Mount Everest and Everest base camp in Tibet, located to the west of Lhasa city. Drigung Namtso Everest tour is a Tibet tour that loops you around Ganden monastery, Drigung monastery, Namtso lake and then to the Everest base camp in Tibet. You will be visiting Lhasa city for two full days and then continue your Tibet tour towards Drigung monastery. On the way, you will visit Ganden monastery which is the mother monastery of the Gelukpa sect, founded by Tsongkapa. Visit Drigungthil monastery which is the largest monastery of Drigung Kagyupa school and one of the oldest Drigungpa monastery. You will take a bath in Trido hot spring, visit the nunnery and then continue your tour to Namtso lake which is the second largest lake in Tibet. On the way, you will visit Reting monastery. Continue your Tibet tour to Lhasa and then to Everest Base Camp through Tsetang, the cradle of Tibet, visiting Samye monastery and Traduk temple and Yumbu Lhakang. Continue Tibet tour to Gyantse and Shigatse. Gyantse and Shigatse are the most well known cities in the Tsang region or western Tibet, visiting Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of the Penchen Lama and the largest monastery in Shigatse. After crossing several big mountain passes, you will finally reach Rongbuk monastery and the Everest base camp from Tibet side. It will more another very exiting moment of your Tibet tour when you see the Mount Everest and it's north side Base Camp. You will take a short hike from Rongbuk monastery to Everest base camp and you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest while you are trekking to the Everest base camp from Rongbuk monastery. Rongbuk monastery is the highest monastery in the world.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
02Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor BazarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Day 04 Lhasa Lhasa to Tridom Nunney (4325m/170km )Visit Ganden monastery, Drigungthil monastery, Tridom hot springHotel in TridomLocal TibetanBB
05Tridom to Reting monastery (4,100m/120km) G.HVisit Tridom nunnery, Reting monasteryMonastery lodgeLocal TibetanBB
06Reting monastery to Namtso Lake (4718m/180Km)Visit Reting monastery, Damshung county, Namtso lakeGuest house in NamtsoLocal TibetanBB
07Namtso to Lhasa (3650m/250km)Hiking around Namtso lake, Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
08Lhasa to Tsetang (3600m/160km)Visit Samye monastery, Yumbu Lhakang and Traduk templeHotel in TsetangLocal TibetanBB
09Tsetang to Gyantse (3950m/340km)Yamdrok holy lake, Karola glacier, Noejin Kangsang snow mountain, GyantseHotel in GyantseLocal TibetanBB
10Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m/90km)Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum stupa in Gyantse, Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in ShigatseHotel in ShigatseLocal TibetanBB
11Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery (5000m/340km)Lhatse county, Gyatso la and Pangla pass, great view of Everest, Rongbuk monasteryGuest house in Rongbuk monasteryLocal TibetanBB
12Rongbuk monastery to Old Tingri (4300m/70km)Hiking to Everest base Camp, visit Rongbuk monastery, Old TingriHotel in Old TingriLocal TibetanBB
13Old Tingri to Dzangmu border (2500m/180km)Great Himalayan view at Tongla pass, Nyalam county, Dzangmu border, Kathmandu

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • One local English speaking Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Namtso lake conservation fee
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • Oxygen incase need in the vehicle

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainalnd China side
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01 Flight Kathmandu - Lhasa Gongkar airport,3600Mts, 60Km . Yak hotel

    You will be met our Tibetan guide and accompany to Lhasa city. There are 60Km from Gongkar airport to Lhasa and you will see yarlungTsangpo( theBharma Putra ), Nyethang stone carved Buddha and Lhasa Kyicu river. Check in the hotel and free afternoon for acclimatization.

  • Day 02 Lhasa sightseeing, Potala Palace, Jokang&Bhakor Same hotel

    You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and sightseeing to Potala Palace and Jokang temple and Bharkorstreet . Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama,built originally in the 7th century and expended to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17 th century. The Potala Palace is thirteen stories high and it has more than 1000 rooms. Jokang temple was built in the 7 th century by one of the greatest Tibetan Kings called SongtsenGampo. The temple is located just in front of your hotel and you can visit the Barkorstreet after the sightseeing of Jokang temple.

  • Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing, Drepung& Sera monasteries Same hotel

    At around 9.30, you will be picked up by your guide and driver and then accompany you to the foot of Bhumpari hill by driving for around 10 minutes. Start your hike from the foot of the hill and it takes you around half an hour walk to get to the first stop where there are numerous prayer flags. You will have a fantastic view of the whole Lhasa city including the golden roof of the PotalaPalace . After you are done taking photos of the whole Lhasa city from Bhumpari, you can come down to bus parking area and then drive you back to hotel along Lhasa river with the most beautiful view of Lhasa city from the otherside of the Lhasa river. You will be met our Tibetan guide at around 3 Pm and then accompany to JatsonLhachu orphan school by 20 minutes drive. There you can visit the school with more than a hundred students learning different things like writing, handicrafts etc. Drive back to AniTsangkung which is to the south of Jokang by 10 minutes walk. Tsangkung is the biggest nunnery in the centre of Lhasa and it has a very revered cave dates back to the 7 th century in which the 33 rd Tibetan King SongtsanGampo meditated.

  • Day 04 Lhasa - Ganden( 4,500m ), TridomNunney (4325Mts ) House of Shambhala

    Today you will be driving to Gaden monastery at the distance of 60 Km . Ganden Monastery: It is the first monastery of the yellow hat sect, founded in the 14th century by Tsongkapsa himself up in a hill . You can see beautiful Tibetan villages and yaks while you are driving up to the monastery from Lhasa . You will continue to Tridom at the distance of 61Km with a very similar scenery including villages.

  • Day 05 Tridom - DrigungThil Monastery (4,150mts) - Reting monastery 4,100mts ( 120km ) G.H

    Today you will be driving to DigungThil monastery first at the distance of 10Km and DhigungThil monastery is the mother monster of Dhigung Kagyupa sect and it has more than 600 years history. After finishing the sightseeing there, you will be driving to Reting Monastery at the distance of around 120Km via Chakla pass and it will take you between 3 and 4 hrs to get there. Reting is the Monastery of the Kadam pa sect in Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Dom Tonpa in the 11th century. The monastery is beautiful located in the sandal wood, like surrounded by a small sandal wood forest.

  • Day 06 Reting monastery - Namtso Lake, 4718Mts, 180 Km G.H

    Today we will be driving to Lake Namtso , 180Km , takes you there around 4 hrs. You will start the visit to Reting Monastery for an hour starting from 9 Am and then at around 10Am you will head towards to Namtso Lake and get you there around 1 Pm.

  • Day 07 Namtso - Lhasa , 3650 Mts, 250Km Yak hotel

    Explore the lake and Tashi Do hermitage with numerous caves that you can visit while walking around Tashi Do hermitage and then return to Lhasa at the distance of 250Km and takes you back around 4. You can also visit a primary school on the way back called DoelungDongkar school. There is not a nice place to be camped on the way because of the rail way.

  • Day 08 Drive from Lhasa-Samye monastery-Tsetang.(3600Mts/ 160Km ) Tsetang Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at 8 am and drive along the Lhasa river where it joins the Bharmaputra river at Chushur bridge. Continue your Tibet tour along the Barhmaputra river and reach Samye monastery. Visit Samye monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet. After the Samye monastery sightseeing, you will have lunch in the monastery restaurant and then continue your journey to Tsetang. We will directly drive to YumbuLhakang which is 30Km outside of Tsetang town. Visit YumbuLhakang and Traduk temple on the way back.

  • Day 09 Drive from Tsetang to Gyantse.(3950Mts/ 360Km ) Yeti Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 8.30Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdroklake and Karola glaciers.

  • Day 10 Gyantse - Shigatse, 3,900mts Mansarovar hotel

    Today you will be visiting Palchoe monastery which was built in around 15 th century by local Chieftain RebtanKunsang as well as the Kubum Stupa for RebtanKunsang's mother's death. After that you will be driving to Shigatse at the distance of 90 Km which will take you around two hrs and enroute visit Shalu Monastery which was built in around 10 th century by LotonDorjeWangchuk. Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Tsang region and it was built in around 15 th century by the first Dalai Lama GedrunDrup and it is one of the 6 biggest Gelukpa Monasteries in Tibet . In the afternoon, you will be visiting the old market of Shigatse from which you can see lots of different of Tibetan traditional things from the market.

  • Day 11 Shigatse - Rongbuk monastery, 5000Mts, 340Km G.H

    Today you will be driving to Rongbuk monastery at the distance of 340Km and it will take you around 7 hrs to get to Rongbuk monastery.

  • Day 12 Rongbuk monastery - Dingri, 4390Mts, 70Km Snow Leopard hotel

    Visit Rongbuk monastery where it has more nuns evethough it is a monastery. Explore Everest Base camp from Rongbuk Monastery by walk which will take 1 and half hrs. Drive to Old Dingri at the distance of 60 Km via Pangla pass 5200Mt

  • Day 13 Dingri - Dzangmu, 2300Mts, 180Km -Dzangmu-Ktm, 1300Mts, 128 Km

    Today you will be driving at the distance of 180 Km with a view of great Himalayas range including mount Everest, Joyo, Shisha Bangma etc. It will take you around 3hrs and half to reach the border. Walk across Friendship Bridge , meet by our representative from Nepal , clear immigration procedure and obtain your Nepali visa & transfer to Kathmandu . Driving up and down in the forested mountain with beautiful villages on the slops of the both side mountains.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • One local English speaking Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Namtso lake conservation fee
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • Oxygen incase need in the vehicle

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainalnd China side
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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