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Everest Tour Review of 12th Group in January, 2017

Editor Date: January,24 2017

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As one of the ultimate destinations for Tibet tour, visiting Everest Base Camp remains high on many people’s bucket lists. From fluttering colorful prayer flags, golden-roofed monasteries, to turquoise alpine lakes, mind-blowing Himalayan montain range, etc. Tourists will get thrilled by stunning topography and profound Tibetan Buddhist culture. And Jan is a special time for Tibet tour. The previous touristy attractions and streets were flocked with pious Tibetan pilgrims, and excitiing tradtional Tibetan festivals can also be seen.

Reveived Our Clients at Lhasa Gonggar Airport

Gonggar Airport tourists

As a common practice, our guide will wait for and pick up our clients at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa railway station. Then, a white silk scarf call “Hada”, symbolizing purity, respect and good wishes, will be given to our clietns. Shortly after that, the guide will escort clients to hotels back in Lhasa city.

Walked with a Tibetan Granny as Our Client Toured Potala Palace

Potala Palace granny

Overlooking the entire Lhasa city, Potala Palace(3750m) is the highest Buddhist structure in Lhasa. It involves a long hike (around 432 steps) to reach the entrance of the palace. Therefore, it’s a small challenge for the new-arrivals in Lhasa(3650m). Normally, touring Potala Palace will be arranged on the second or thrid day of your arrival in Lhasa. In this way, tourists can get acclimatized to the high altiitude.

Enjoyed the Superb Vista of Potala Palace on the Rooftop of Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple view

To Tibetans, the holiest Buddhist compound is undoubtedly the Jokhang Temple. The enshrined life-size statue of Sakyamuni, crowds of pious Tibetan pilgims and priceless Buddhist artifact, etc. are the highlights of Jokhang Temple. Do climb to the rooftop of the temple to view the panorama of old Lhasa city and famous Barkhor Bazzar down below.

Took Pictures before Touring Ramoche Temple

Touring Ramoche Temple

Widely believed to be a hidden gem in Lhasa, Ramoche Temple together with Jokhang is the most important Temples in Lhasa as they house the two most important Buddha statues brought to Tibet by Brikuti and Wenchen in the 7th century. It only takes about 15min walk from the Jokhang Temple in the Barkhor area of Lhasa. Ramoche Temple is the academy of Gelugpa sec, which qualifies monks to study the Buddhist scriputures. Like Jokhang Temple, Ramoche is full of life with feverent Tibetan pilgrims and world-wide visitors.

Huge Crowds of Tibetan Pilgrims Travelling on Lhasa Street

Travelling on Lhasa Street

In winter season, most of the Tibetans, esp nomads will be free for heavy farm work. They will travel from afar to visit their holy monasteries and temples in Lhasa. So, you will be able to experience the strongest religious atmosphere and traditional Tibetan festivals, free from crowds of international tourists.

Toured Prestigious Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse City

Toured Prestigious Tashilhunpo Monastery

As the towering Buddhist stie in Shigatse City, Tashilhunpo Monastery is definitely a must visit. Established in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, Tashilhunop Monastery is the traditional throne of the Panchen Lamas - the 2nd highest ranking of the high lamas in Tibetan Buddhism behind the Dalai Lama. This massive Buddhist academy is well-preserved with its various chapels , stupas, statues and shrines. You can still see plenty of monks studying inside. Do not miss the the magnificent statue of the "Maitreya Buddha", the world’s largest staue of Future Buddha and listen to monk’s chanting inside assemble hall.

Enjoyed the Tibetan Noodles at Local Restaurnt in Shigatse

Tibetan Noodles

As you move closer to remote Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, the food and accommodation facilities would become growingly basic.

Excitement Exploded As Our Tourists Reached Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve

Everest Natural Reserve

Shortly after you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, the epic Himalayan Mountain Vista will unfold one after another to visitors. You will be able to see the top 5 highest mountains along breathtaking Himalayas, such as Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishamapa. Meanwhile, Gawu La Pass (5198m) and Rongbuk Monastery (5154m) and Everest Base Camp (5200m) are the top three places to photograph Mt. Everest (8844.43m), the third pole of our planet.

Mission Accomplished, Safely Arrived at Everest Base Camp (5200m)

Everest Base Camp monument

Our clients document their memorable journey by snapping photos with EBC landmark. Actually, travelling from Lhasa to EBC is not that easy. You will to have lengthy ride and breathe thinner air compared than that of Lhasa. However, the immensely beautiful Himalayan Mountains, and photogenic alpine lakes and Tibetan villages and monasteries, etc. still make it the most popular destination for Tibet tour. Two-thumbs up for a visit.

Tibet Vista, the pioneer of Tibet tourism for global tourists since 1984, receives around 4,000 foreign tourists each year with over 97% excellent reviews from our clients.Contact us for your next Tibet travel, and we will do every effort to ensure you a pleasant and authentic journey.

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