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8 Days Lhasa-Everest-Lhasa Tour

8 Days Lhasa-Everest-Lhasa Tour

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8 DaysDuration
5200mMax Altitude
Comfortable Tour Pace
Flexible - best from April to NovemberDeparture Date
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Brief Introduction

This tour includes all of the best sights, sounds, and smells Tibet has to offer. The expedition to the great Mt. Everest, one of earth’s most remote corners, could also give you a chance to view the sunrise and sunset there. You can do nothing but feel marvel for the nature’s masterpiece.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa [3658m]

You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2 Tour of Lhasa

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, Potala-Palace.jpgso we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3 Tour of Lhasa

About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery.jpgonce world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, 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. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Overnight in Lhasa.

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

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River.Yamdrok Lake.jpg On the Kamba La (4796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy Lake Yamdrok (4441 m), one of the four holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Then continue to Gyantse, you can enjoy Ningjinkangsang Snow Mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyantse, pay a visit to Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, which is famous for its very unique architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art.

Day 5 Shigatse / Rongbuk Monastery [4900m] / E.B.C [5150m], 340km, 6-7hrs drive

Morning visit lively local market in Shigatse while Rongbuk-Monastery.jpgyour guide assist you process the PSB permit at local PSB office, afterwards start driving to Rongbuk via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5200m] & Gawu la pass [5250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt. Makalu [8463m], Mt. Lotse [8516m], Mt Everest [8844m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8201m] and Mt. Shishapama [8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and is consisted by both monks and nuns, where is still a good point to see Mt. Everest. Sunset at Mt. Everest is another highlight of today if in good weather. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk guesthouse (dorm beds only).

Day 6 Rongbuk / Shigatse [3840], 340km, 6-7 hrs drive

Get up early this morning, and if you are lucky enough, Everest Base Camp.jpgyou will see sunrise at E.B.C. To hike from the Tent guesthouses community to the E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours (6km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus (In winter season our driver will drive you up to Base Camp). Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

 

Day 7 Shigatse / Lhasa [3595m], 300km, 6hrs drive

Morning visit Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular Tashihlunpo Monastery.jpgtombs of Panchen Lamas, sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afterwards drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8 Tour Ends

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and take a last memorable look at the holy city before being transported to the airport/train station.

 

Includes & Excludes

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc

Tour FAQs

※What is a Private Tour?
 
A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.
 
Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.
 
When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.
 
※Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off
 
We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.
 
※Accommodation Choices
 
For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.
 
※Meal Choices  
 
Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.
 
It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.
 
The price would be different according to different food:
 
1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.
2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 
3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  
4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too! 
 
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