7-Night Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, 1. Airport Expressway Entrance2. Lhasa Railway StationTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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This is a classic multi-day tour that provides the opportunity to visit from Lhasa to Everest Base camp. The tour will get you acquainted by covering all main tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Tashi Lhunpho monastery. Tourists can also see natural scenery like the beautiful, sacred lake of Yamdrok Tso, and Karo glacier, and beautiful views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, from Everest Base Camp.
Day 1: ArrivalYour guide will pick you up at the airport/ train station and take you to the hotel. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 2: Lhasa City (B,D)The tour will firstly bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where you can kora with pilgrims and locals. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 3: Lhasa City (B)Today, you are going to visit Sera monastery and Drepung monastery, which are two of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, together with Tashilunpo Monastery. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 4: Lhasa-Shigatse (B)Tourist will visit from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m), and will get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Tourists will stop around the roadside and explore Korola Glacier (5030m). The texture and the tip of Korola Glacier can be clearly seen. The tour moves on to Gyantse where you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After 1.5 hours, you will arrive in Shigatse. Stay in Shigatse 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 5: Everest Base Camp (B)You'll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s Travel Permit, and then drive to Lhatse where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. You'll pass Gawula Pass(5050m), one of the highest passes in Tibet. From that pass, you can view all of the five highest peaks in the world. After 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery. Stay in EBC Guestroom tent.Day 6: Everest Base Camp Return to ShigatseIn the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then drive back to Shigatse. Stay in Shigatse 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa (B)You will start your day by heading to the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven 175 miles (280km) back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley through Friendship Highway. It takes about 6 hours. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option). Day 8: Departure (B)Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

What’s included

  • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese L visa)
  • The invitation letter of China L Visa (from one of China cities) or Tibet Group Visa (from Kathmandu)
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • 6 nights of accommodation at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
  • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation at base camp or Rongbuk Monastery
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • First aid kit
  • Liability travel insurance
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Winter care service(from Nov.15 to Feb.15): Hot Water bottle and Electric blanket to keep warm at Rongpuk Guest House

What’s not included

  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller (when there is no another traveler to share twin room with you)
  • Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa (from Nepal)
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
  • Lunch and Dinner

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Your guide will pick you up at the airport/ train station and take you to the hotel. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 2: Lhasa City (B,D) The tour will firstly bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where you can kora with pilgrims and locals. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 3: Lhasa City (B) Today, you are going to visit Sera monastery and Drepung monastery, which are two of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, together with Tashilunpo Monastery. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 4: Lhasa-Shigatse (B) Tourist will visit from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m), and will get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Tourists will stop around the roadside and explore Korola Glacier (5030m). The texture and the tip of Korola Glacier can be clearly seen. The tour moves on to Gyantse where you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After 1.5 hours, you will arrive in Shigatse. Stay in Shigatse 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 5: Everest Base Camp (B) You'll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s Travel Permit, and then drive to Lhatse where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. You'll pass Gawula Pass(5050m), one of the highest passes in Tibet. From that pass, you can view all of the five highest peaks in the world. After 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery. Stay in EBC Guestroom tent.
Day 6: Everest Base Camp Return to Shigatse In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then drive back to Shigatse. Stay in Shigatse 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa (B) You will start your day by heading to the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven 175 miles (280km) back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley through Friendship Highway. It takes about 6 hours. Stay in Lhasa 4-star hotel or 3-star hotel (Option).
Day 8: Departure (B) Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.
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