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Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp 8 Days Tour

Price from USD 850 p/p

April to December Best Time
12 Group Size
5200 Max Altitude
Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest base camp

This tour will take us to visit Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and the highlight-Everest Base Camp. It covers almost all the major cities in Tibet and most of the important attractions are included. If you have enough time, the 8 days tour to Everest is a perfect choice as we will start from Lhasa city (one of the lowest place in Tibet) and then go to higher place gradually and then at last to Everest. On the way, we will visit temples, mountains, lakes, glaciers, etc. This is one of the most popular

DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
Day 1 : Lhasa Arrival
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing of Potala Palace, Johnkang temple, Bakor street
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing of Drepung monastery and Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Day 5 Shigatse- Everest base camp
Day 6: Shigatse- Everest base camp
Day7: Shigatse- Lhasa
Day8: Lhasa departure
Itinerary Details

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the airport/train station and welcome you and take you back to Lhasa city for check-in. You will see the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa River on the way back. After you arrive the hotel, the rest day is for you to rest and get acclimatized. If you feel well, it's OK to walk around or nearby but it's suggested to take good rest so you can be prepared for the sightseeing next day.

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Today we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.

Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery                 

Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.

Sera Monastery Sera Monastery                         

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Today we will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Potala Palace Potala Palace            

Jokhang Temple is known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Around the temple, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple. If you want to, we can do kora with local pilgrims.

Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple                       

we will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.

Later we will have welcome dinner together with the whole group members.

Barkhor Street Barkhor Street

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse

Today we will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse. On the way, we will pass Gangbala Pass and have bird view of the beautiful Yamdrok Lake (1 of 3 Holy Lakes in Tibet). Later on we will pass Karola Glacier and Manda Dam on the roadside. After we arrive in Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and enjoy the far view of  Gyantse Fortress.

Yamdrok Lake Yamdrok Lake

Day 5: Shigatse-Everest Base Camp

In the morning, we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery-home of Panchen Lama. After passing Tsola and Gyatsola Pass, we will enter Everest Nature Reserve. At Jawula Pass, we will have astonishing view of the Himalaya Range. Afterwards, we will proceed to Everest Base Camp and stay the night at Rongbuk tenthouse. Weather permitting, we can watch the sunset of Everest from the base camp.

Tashilunpo Monastery Everest Base Camp

Day 6: EBC-Shigatse

Getting up early if you want to see the sunrise of Everest. In the morning, we will also visit the highest monastery with nuns and monks living together on earth-Rongbuk Monastery. Drive back to Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa

Sunrise of Everest Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery

Today we will drive back from Shigatse to Lhasa following the Yalong Valley and enjoy the scenery of on the way.

Day 8: Tibet departure

Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time. Tour ends.

Price Guide

Discount

1. 3 pax booking together get 5% discount.
2. Booking 3 months in advance get 5% discount.
Notice: 2 discounts cannot be used together.

Price Includes
1.   Local Transfer: from 5-23 seat depending on the group tour size
2.   Accommodation (3-star sharing twin room)
3.   Local English speaking guide
4.   Entrance tickets listed above
5.   Tibet Travel Permit 
6.   Daily Water
7.   Oxygen supply when needed
8.   Welcome dinners
9.   Service fee
10. Government tax
11. Travel Accident Insurance
12. Pick-up service and drop-off service at fixed time
13. Permit delivery fee inside China
14. Eco bus fee at Everest

Price Excludes
1. Tips to guide and driver
2. Meals 
3. Your own expenses
4. Single room supplement
5. Domestic/international train/flight to and leave Tibet

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