Everest Base Camp Travel Review of the 2nd Group in December 2016
Gazing closely at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, i.e. Mt. Everest (8844.43m) is truly one of the very reasons for international tourists to visit Tibet. As the most pupular travel route in Tibet, travelling from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp involves landmark attractions in Tibet. From magnificent Buddhist monasteies, to turquoise alpine lake and jaw-dropping Himalyan mountain vistas, etc, tourists can enjoy distinct natural wonders and intriguing Tibetan customs on the roof of the world.
Snap Photos before Visiting Potala Palace
For better acclimatization to high altitude in Tibet, normally the day tour including visiting iconic monasteries like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, etc. is arranged the day after your arrival. As the landmark of Tibet, Potala Palace used to be the winter palace and residence of Dalai Lamas. There are all together 432 steps to go up to get to the palace. As a rule, once you get inside the palace or the 'no-photo' zone, you have to complete the tour in an hour. The Potala Palace has hundreds of rooms, statues, paintings, and many solid gold burial vessels for the past lamas. The craftsmanship is fantastic. There is a constant flow of pilgrims visiting and they are fascinating to watch. The view from the top of Potala Palaceb is breathtaking and you can see the Lhasa city and surrounding mountains around Lhasa valley. This place should be on everybody's bucket list.
Climb to the Rooftop of Jokhang Temple
Though Potala Palace is the most iconic architecture of Tibet, the spritual heart of Tibet truly lies in Jokhang Temple. The reason is largely because it houses the life-size statue of 12-year-old Shakyamuni, brought by Nepali princess when she came to Tibet to marry Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and numverou precious Buddhas and legendary stories. The Jokhang Temple is located in the middle of the old town, right on the Barkhor street circuit. You will be deeply moved by intense religious atmpsphere and crowds of fervent pilgrims doing full-body prostration. Climbing to the rooftop of the temple, you can enjoy the superb view of old Lhasa town and maginficent Potala Palace afar.
Enjoy the Welcome Dinner with Other Group Members
Travellling within the join-in group, tourists can share cost with other group members and make friends with global tourists. A group contains no more than 12 tourists. It’s often the case that the strangers will end up becoming good friends after your Tibet tour ends.
Happen to Enjoy the Gigantic Buddha Unfolding Ceremony in Ganden Monastery
Travelling in Tibet during its traditional festivals is the best way to experience Tibetan tradition and customs. Ganden Ngacho Chenmo or Butter Lamp Festival is a special day that commemorates the death of Lama Tsongkhapa. Tibetans will light butter lamps in monasteries, temples and their homes to remember this great lama. As our clients tour the Ganden monastery, they happen to see the gigantic Thangka Buddha unfolding ceremony in Ganden Monastery, one of the " Three Great " Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa.
Roam around the Lhasa Street at Night with the Guide
Tibet weather features dramatic temperature change between day and night due to the high altitude. Our guide Tenzin took our clients out for a nice stroll at night on Lhasa street.
Enjoy the Panorama of Majestic Himalayan Range at Gawu La Pass(5198m) in Shigatse
Compared with the mountain scenery in Nepal, Tibet promises even grander mountain vista of imposing Himalayas. As tourists enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, you will pass the Gawu La Pass where the top 5 highest mountains along the Great Himalayas stand side by side and are completely exposed to your sight. Most notable ones are Makalu(8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8844.43m), Cho Oyo8201m), Shishapangma(8027m),etc.
Witness the Proposal at Everest Base Camp(5200m)
The highlight of tour would definitely be gazing at the Mt. Everest(8844.43m), the world’s highest mountain, near Everest Base Camp(5200m). Surprisingly, one of our clients had a prefect plan to proprose to his adorable girlfriends. What a wonderful place to do so! All the group memebers witnessed such touching moment before the lofy Mt. Everest.
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