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Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Travel Review of the 23rd Group in June 2016

Latest Update: October,11 2018

himalayan range

Shigatse, the second largest city next to Lhasa in Tibet, is home to world’s highest mountains, a unique land loaded with infinite opportunity for adventure. Compared with south Everest Base Camp(5364m) in Nepal, north Everest Base Camp(5200m) in Tibet promises grander panoramic view Mt. Everest (8844.43m).

On the way to EBC, tourists will get amazed by the mind-blowing scenery of Himalayan range. You literally find it hard to stop pressing your shutter button not to document distinct Tibetan culture and natural wonders at extreme altitude.

Let’s recall the sweet memory of 23rd group members of June who wisely chose the most classic 10-day Tibet tour package of Lhasa, Namtso and EBC.

Potala Palace: Our First Impression of Holy City Lhasa

potala palace

“Being able to visit the most iconic architecture of Tibet Potala Palace made my dream come true.”

Once used as the winter palace for Dalai Lama, Potala Palace consists of white palace and red palace. Inside you can see successive Dalai Lama’s chapel and tombs and awful lots of Buddhist treasure, murals, etc. Ascending to the top of red palace gives you outstanding panoramic view of the old city of Lhasa. For new arrivals who is still acclimatizing to high altitude, it is advisable to move slower and stop multiple times for a rest when climbing the long steps.

Scaling the long and grand steps of Potala Palace

potala palace

“Slowly and Steadily”

Join the ceaseless flow of Tibetan Pilgrims for Kora around Potala Palace

kora at potala palace

To all foreign tourists, following the footsteps of Pilgrims while circling the sacred religious sites is definitely a special experience to be remembered for entire life.

Take a Selfie with Our Knowledgeable Guide Khamsang inside Jokhang Temple

tibetan jokhang temple

Jokhang Temple is the spiritual heart and center of pilgrimage in Lhasa and entire Tibet. Tourists will be deeply impressed by the pilgrims’ prostration. Tibetans, young and old, line up to add yak or vegetable butter oil to butter lamps inside the temple. Outside, crowds of pilgrims and global tourists were circling and shopping in the bustling Barkhor Street.

Chat with Locals in Jokhang Temple

tibetan jokhang temple

“Having great fun, Chatting with locals”

Passing the Nagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), Iconic Gateway to Enter Namtso Lake

tibetan nagenla mountain pass

“So excited, the sacred Namtso Lake seemed to be within easy reach down below the mountain pass.”

Nagenla Mountain Pass is the highest pass travelers need to pass before reaching Namtso Lake and its altitude is 5190m, quite close to that of Everest Base Camp (5200m).

Lie Back and Listen to the Gentle Whisper of Sacred Namtso Lake

namtso lake

Get up Early in the Morning to Enjoy the Stunning Sunrise of Namtso Lake

sunrise at namtso lake

Namtso Lake (4718m) is one of the top three holy lakes in Tibet and another two are Yamdrok Lake(4441m) in Shannan and Manasarovar Lake(4588m) in Ngari, western of Tibet. while the best place to photograph sunrise or sunset of Namtso Lake is at Tashi Dor Island.

Visit the Local Community in Shigatse

tibet shigatse local family

Displaying the real life of Tibetans to tourists is an important feature of Tibet tour organized by Tibet Vista. By visiting local community or helping the farm work locals, tourists can benefit the local community economically and learn more about genuine Tibetan life.

Play with Tibetan Kids

tibetan kids

Stop at the Entrance of Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve

mount everest national nature reserve

The excitement overflows from tour bus.

Explore the Meditation Cave inside Rongbuk Monastery (5154m)

rongbuk monastery

With an altitude of 5154m, Rongbuk Monastery is the world’s highest monastery, the prototype of monastery submerged by floods in the movie”2012”. It was only 8km away from Everest Base Camp.

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5200m) from Rongbuk Monastery

trekking to mount everest

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