8-Day Best Everest Group Tour with Flexible Lhasa Tour Booking after Arrival

Multi-day & Extended Tours, East Beijing Road (at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel, nearby House of Shambhala). This is to be reconfirmed to to your own hotel in Lhasa

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This classic 8-day Everest group adventure tour itinerary offers you the maximum flexibility to explore Lhasa on your own before going out of Lhasa for Everest Base Camp. Travelers can have some free days in Lhasa or just visit few must-see attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets,Norbulinka and Sera Monastery. The trip to and from Everest will cover visit to Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery in Gyantse and Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse city. After initial flexible tour or totally free days with good acclimatization to the high altitude, you will enjoy the stunning alpine landscapes covering around 1400 km (870 miles) driving in 4 days. Mt. Everest, the roof top of the Tibet highland Plateau attracts tens of thousands of travelers and adventurers around the world every year.
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa by yourselfFrom Lhasa airport, it is very easy to book the Airline Shuttle bus ticket with Chinese currency (RMB 30 per person) at the ticketing office just beside the main gate when you check out of Lhasa Gonggar Airport. The one hour shuttle bus takes you to the final bus stop nearby Potala Palace. From here please take taxi or pedicab to your hotel. Rest well for acclimatization. Hotel by yourselfDay 2: Book Optional Day Tour by yourself: Norbulinka and Sera Monastery, hotel by yourselfDay 3: Book highlight day tour before arrival in Lhasa: visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Streets, hotel by yourself Day 4: Lhasa -Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse- Shigatse (354 km, 4-5 hours)Today we drive in the west direction to reach the Shigatse city. First we will drive along the wind mountain road to cross the Kampa-la pass (4797 m) and then to Karo-la Pass (5050 m), where Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7026 m) Glacier lies beside the main road. In the middle, we will enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of the holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we will continue to drive to Gyantse town, where we will visit the best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside the Pelkor Chode Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar if late booking  Day 5: Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (340 km, 7-10 hours)Today we will head to EBC. First, we will reach Shegar.After that, we will drive to the campsite. And we may trek 4 km about 1 hour to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively you can take a local bus if you do not walk (the bus fee RMB 25 per person is to be paid by yourself). If weather permitting, the glorious sunset of Mt.Everest will be the highlight of the day. Overnight: Nomad Tents (if available) or Guesthouse at Tashitsong or Rongphu (depends on season and availability)Day 6: Everest Base Camp - Shigatse (340 km, 7-10 hours)Wake up early for the Everest peak sunrise view if weather permitting! After breakfast on your own, we can trek or take the local bus to Everest B.C to have closer view to Mt. Everest peak. And then around 10:30 am we will visit Rongphu Monastery, after that we will drive back to Shigatse. The actual time arrangement will be reconfirmed with tour guide and driver per the weather situation in the season. Overnight: same hotel as above Day 7: Shigatse-Tashilhunpo Monastery-Lhasa (272 km, 7-10 hours) Day 8: Final Departure

What’s included

  • All Tibet Travel Permits (Covering your whole duration in Tibet)
  • English-speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Transport by shared tour van or coach with driver
  • 2 nights of 3-star hotel accommodation in Shigatse (including breakfasts)-twin-share room basis
  • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp (dormitory basis-without breakfast)
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car
  • Bottled Mineral water (two bottles per person a day, 500 ml/bottle)
  • Travel agency's liability insurance

What’s not included

  • Tour activities on day 2 and day 3
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Single room supplement ( US$70 per single room surcharge for two nights at Shigatse, if using triple room in Shigatse city, there is no single supplement cost)
  • All Lunch and dinner, breakfast near Everest B.C
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), etc.
  • China Visa (for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal, additional cost US$150 per person on Non American/Canadian Citizen basis, and US$260 p.p to be charged for American/Canadian citizen basis)
  • Traveler's individual travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa by yourself From Lhasa airport, it is very easy to book the Airline Shuttle bus ticket with Chinese currency (RMB 30 per person) at the ticketing office just beside the main gate when you check out of Lhasa Gonggar Airport. The one hour shuttle bus takes you to the final bus stop nearby Potala Palace. From here please take taxi or pedicab to your hotel. Rest well for acclimatization. Hotel by yourself
Day 2: Book Optional Day Tour by yourself: Norbulinka and Sera Monastery, hotel by yourself
Day 3: Book highlight day tour before arrival in Lhasa: visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Streets, hotel by yourself
Day 4: Lhasa -Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse- Shigatse (354 km, 4-5 hours) Today we drive in the west direction to reach the Shigatse city. First we will drive along the wind mountain road to cross the Kampa-la pass (4797 m) and then to Karo-la Pass (5050 m), where Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7026 m) Glacier lies beside the main road. In the middle, we will enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of the holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we will continue to drive to Gyantse town, where we will visit the best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside the Pelkor Chode Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar if late booking  
Day 5: Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (340 km, 7-10 hours) Today we will head to EBC. First, we will reach Shegar.After that, we will drive to the campsite. And we may trek 4 km about 1 hour to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively you can take a local bus if you do not walk (the bus fee RMB 25 per person is to be paid by yourself). If weather permitting, the glorious sunset of Mt.Everest will be the highlight of the day. Overnight: Nomad Tents (if available) or Guesthouse at Tashitsong or Rongphu (depends on season and availability)
Day 6: Everest Base Camp - Shigatse (340 km, 7-10 hours) Wake up early for the Everest peak sunrise view if weather permitting! After breakfast on your own, we can trek or take the local bus to Everest B.C to have closer view to Mt. Everest peak. And then around 10:30 am we will visit Rongphu Monastery, after that we will drive back to Shigatse. The actual time arrangement will be reconfirmed with tour guide and driver per the weather situation in the season. Overnight: same hotel as above 
Day 7: Shigatse-Tashilhunpo Monastery-Lhasa (272 km, 7-10 hours) 
Day 8: Final Departure
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