|Group size:||Minimum 4 people||Max-Altitude:||5,250m/17,220ft|
|Arrival on:||Lhasa, Tibet||Departure from:||Lhasa, Tibet|
|Meals:||Breakfast during the entire tour|
Lhasa Tour with EBC and Namtso Lake is a 10-day adventure that takes us to beautiful Tibetan cities and towns like Tsedang, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Rongbuk. We will also accomplish one of the major highlights of our tour, reaching the Everest Base Camp, on the 9thday of our trip. Lhasa Tour with EBC and Namtso Lake covers popular Tibetan landmarks like the amazing Potala, Norbulingka and Yambulakhang palaces, Tibet Traditional Hospital, Barkhor Bazaar and Gyantse Dzong (Fortress). We also visit a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung, Jokhang, Samye, Khumbum, Phalkot, Shalu, Tashilhunpo and Sakya. Each of these monasteries has their own history and religious importance. Another important aspect of this tour is the opportunity to explore Chim Phu caves and Namtso Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, also believed by many as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Note that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest base camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
We will be staying at Yarlung River Hotel in Tsedang, Kyichu Hotel in Lhasa, Yeti Hotel in Gyantse , Gesar Hotel in Shigatse and Rongbuk Monastery Guest House in Rongbuk. It is also possible to upgrade to a better hotel in Lhasa, but the accommodations in other cities and towns are the best available ones. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional US $ 390.
The higher the altitude the lesser will be the oxygen in the air. Our body needs a few days to acclimatize to this less-oxygen environment. During this tour we will be spending first four nights in Lhasa which will give us plenty of time for acclimatization. We will also be driving in high altitude areas during the rest of our journey. Therefore, exercising or jogging regularly, preferably in high altitude for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea. Himalayan Glacier still recommends its guest(s), especially those with known heart or lung or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are all symptoms of AMS.
The following basic equipment check list should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
The documents provided below are a must and should be with you at all times.
Note: Himalayan Glacier will organize all the necessary permits. You can get a visa for Nepal upon landing at the Kathmandu Airport. We will also help you acquire a Chinese visa in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to enter Nepal via Tibet (China), we recommend you to acquire a Chinese visa from your home country. Please visit Tibet Entry Procedures for more information.
We also recommend that you make copies of your passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule, travelers check numbers, etc. Leave a copy with someone at home and put another copy in a separate place in your luggage.
In Tibet the weather is cool during summer (with cold winds) and excruciatingly cold in winter. Since you will not be staying in one place for long, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.
Note: It’s always a good idea to keep electronics warm and dry, so storing them in sealed water-proof bags is recommended. Also, note that the electrical current in Tibet is 220v, AC 50 Hz. There are numerous different plug types used in Tibet, so it might be easier to purchase an adapter once you get there.
Medical supplies/ First Aid
Take an adequate supply of any prescription medication(s) you use regularly and consult your doctor before the trip. Most over-the-counter medicines are available in Lhasa but are more difficult to obtain outside of urban areas.