Yellow Stone

Timeless Tibet


Skeletal Itenerary
Day 1Chengdu - Lhasa(3700m) by air
Day 2Lhasa
Day 3Lhasa - Yamdrok - Gyantse - Shigatse (360km / 8 - 9 hrs)
Day 4Shigatse - Shegar (300 km / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 5Shegar MT. Everest (110km / 3 - 4 hrs)
Day 6Everest - Shigatse (355km / 7 - 8 hrs)
Day 7Shigatze - Lhasa (280 km / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 8Lhasa - Xining
Day 9Xinning
Day 10​Xining - USA
Detail Itenerary
Day 1
Chengdu - Lhasa(3700m) by air

Fly to Lhasa, Arrival at Gonggar airport and meet assist at the airport & transfer to Lhasa. The rest of time fee at leisure to adjust the altitude.

Hotel: Jardin Secret Hotel or similar

Day 2

Today we will visit the highest palace in the world — Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa. Later, in the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide us one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple we will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity. After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street. Then we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given. (B/L/D)

Day 3
Lhasa - Yamdrok - Gyantse - Shigatse 360 km / 8 - 9 hrs

Today we will continue our journey to other places of Tibet. About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso. Drive to historical city Gyantse. On the way, we can see the Karola Glacier. Visit Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda. Besides Pelkhor. After then, continue drive to Shigatse. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Shigatse Hotel or similar

Day 4
Shigatse - Shegar 300 km / 5 - 6 hrs

Today will continue drive to Shegar. On the way, visit Sakya Monastery. The Sakya Monastery has a history of more than 900 years and is the leading monastery for the Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. A number of cultural relics and artifacts in the Sakya Monastery ensure that it is a historical and cultural museum, presenting its glittering past to all visitors. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Qomolama Hotel or similar

Day 5
Shegar MT. Everest 110 km / 3 - 4 hrs

Today break away from the Friendship Highway and travel towards Rongbuk Monastery near the Mount Everest Base Cam. Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world and has been rebuilt considerably in the past decade. From here, you can see stunning views of Everest and the surrounding Rongbuk Valley. Spend rest of the day exploring to the Everest. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Guest house

Day 6
Everest - Shigatse 355 km / 7 - 8 hrs

Today we will drive back to Shigatse, On the way have a family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Shigatse Hotel or similar

Day 7
Shigatze - Lhasa 280 km / 5 - 6 hrs

This morning visit Pachen Lama's seat place, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet. Then, have a look at the Local Market. After lunch, drive back to Lhasa and the rest time is fee at leisure. (B/L)

Hotel: Jardin Secret Hotel or similar

Day 8
Lhasa - Xining

Board the Holly Train to Xian. Enjoy the outside altiplano view. (B)

Overnight: Holly Train, soft berth:(4pax in one compartment)

Day 9

Arrive Xining in the morning, City tour in Xining, Hot Pot dinner this night (L/D)

Hotel: Sanwant Hotel Xining (5*level) or similar

Day 10
Xining - USA

Depart for homebound or having an extension to elsewhere. (B)


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