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8 Days Lhasa & Everest Base Camp Tour

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What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by flight or train [3650m]

Stop At: Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, Gonggar, Shannan, Tibet, China
Welcome to Tibet-the roof of the world! Our guide will meet you at airport or train station. Then drive to downtown of Lhasa and transfer to your hotel. Have a good rest for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy and drink enough water for the first day. Be noted the first day’s acclimation is extremely to ensure you a good health status for the following tour. Overnight in Lhasa.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel near Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Morning, you'll visit Drepung Monastery (founded in 1416), once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks at its peak and one of the "great three" Gelugpa school in Lhasa. It's located on the Gambo Utse mountain, and walking up to the hill is pleasant, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the afternoon, you'll have a chance to witness the famous 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' session at Sera Monastery (founded in 1419) which is held as per a set schedule at 3:00pm everyday except Sunday.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: You'll enjoy a welcome dinner gathering with all travel mates in the group after the sightseeing activities.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel near Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Stop At: Potala Palace, 35 Beijing Middle Rd, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China, 850000
Today, you’ll have a tour to Lhasa's cardinal landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site-Potala Palace. Renowned as one of the great wonders on earth for its elaborate architecture built at an elevation of 3700m, this awe-inspiring palace will not disappoint you.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the afternoon, pay a visit to Jokhang Temple, the most respected religious place in Tibet. Thick with the smell of incense and yak butter, you’ll witness a throng of prostrating pilgrims cramming outside the temple. The temple is the masterpiece of Tibetan, Chinese and Nepalese architectural techniques.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Take a stroll around the Barkhor Street, the oldest bazaar in the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel near Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa / Gyantse [3980m] / Shigatse [3840m], 360km, 6-7hrs drive

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
The turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
The Karola Glacier, one of Tibet's three major continental glaciers, is located on the boundary of Langkatse and Gyantse counties. Around 71 km from Gyantse, it's situated to the north of the main peak of Karola Mountain.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
You will visit the Pelkhor Monastery and the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Shigatse

Day 5: Shigatse / Rongbuk [4900m] / E.B.C [5100m], 340km, 9-10hrs drive

Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world and is consisted by both monks and nuns, where is still a good point to see Mt. Everest.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
Enjoy the sunset of Mt. Everest at Rongbuk Monastery is another highlight of today if in good weather.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk guesthouse (dorm beds only).

Day 6: Rongbuk / Shigatse 340km, 9-10hrs drive

Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
Get up early this morning, and if the weather's good enough, you could have a chance to see the sunrise of Mt. Everest from Rongbuk Monastery and view the peak glittering in the sunshine. It's hard to peel your gaze away from the stunning view of the magnificent north face of the world’s tallest peak - Mt. Everest (Qomolangma as its Tibetan name, meaning "Goddess Mother of Mountains"). Rongbuk Monastery is the furthest place we could reach in the Qomolangma scenic area.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Shigatse

Day 7: Shigatse / Lhasa 270km, 6hrs drive

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
Tashilunpo Monastery was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the First Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery next to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. And the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Lhasa near Barkhor Street

Day 8: Lhasa / Next Destination

Pass By: Lhasa Gonggar Airport International Departure, Gonggar, Shannan, Tibet, China
Today, Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pickup from Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 09:30am, 13:00pm, 16:00pm
See off to Lhasa Gonggar Airport from hotel: 06:30am; 08:00am; 12:00pm
Departure Time
9:00 AM
8 days
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Airport or train station pick-up and send off in due time
  • Twin share room of three star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse dorm bed room in Rongbuk
  • Breakfasts in Lhasa and Shigatse, one welcome dinner in Lhasa
  • Professional English-speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size
  • All Tibet Travel Permits
  • All entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Vehicle and personal entry permit for Mt Everest Nature Preserve
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • One bottle of mineral water
  • Oxygen supply in the van
  • Entry/Admission - Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Karola Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
  • Chinese visa application fee
  • Flight or train to and from Tibet
  • Single supplement if there's no one else share the twin-bed room with you
  • Breakfast in EBC, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for guide and driver
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

My friend and I booked our tour through Violet at GTT who we found to be very helpful and knowledgable. Nothing was too much trouble for her and on our birthdays she even arranged for a birthday cake to be delivered to our hotel room...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank emmakinghorn
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Hi! I just finished a trip with my family (mother, father, brother and husband) to Tibet. I want to write this review to thank the agency GTT and especially Violet for arranging this tour for us and helping us with all our questions. If we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

When I was planning my Tibet trip, I was lost among the offers of the many tour organizers. All of them say they are experienced, they are professional. As travellers are currently not allowed to enter into Tibet individually, you have to trust and choose...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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