TTE003 8 Days Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp
Classical 8-day Mt. Everest Base Camp Adventure
Tour Code: TTE003
Tour Catalog: Private Tour
Trip Length: 8 days
Tour Price: From USD / person
Group Size: >2
Day01 Arrive in Lhasa by plane or by train, Acclimatize to high altitude
Day02 Lhasa Sightseeing, visit Potala Palace,Johkang Temple,Barkor Kora
Day03 Lhasa Sightseeing, visit Sera Monastery,Drepung Monastery
Day04 Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/Shigatse, visit Yamdrotso Lake,Pelkor Monastery
Day05 Shigatse/Lhatse/Shegar/Rongpuk Monastery
Day06 Rongpuk-Everest Base Camp-Shigatse
Day07 Shigatse/Lhasa, visit Tashilunpo Monastery
Day08 Leave Lhasa, airport or train station drop off
Day01:Arriving in lhasa by the means of train or airplane.
Our agency will arrange your tour guide and an experienced driver to welcome you with a white scarf and saying Tashi Delek to you when you arrive in Lhasa airport. They will send you back to your well reserved hotel in lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day02:Visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street
Potala Palace is the land mark of Lhasa and is recently considered one of the seven wonders of the world. In november 2000,the UNESCO put the Potala Palace architecture group into the world heritage list. Afternoon section visiting to Johkang temple, built during songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty. The most interesting thing in Jokhang is the sacred goat head in the Jampa chapel which is believe to 'self-arisen' ie not man made. Then explore the famous Barkhor street and enjoying around the busiest street in whole Tibet.
Relax a night in Lhasa.
Day03 Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery/Drepung Monastery
Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government centre during fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during fifth dalai lama. By the time you can also vist the Nechung monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet.
In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section.
Day04:Driving towards the Shigatse, visit Yamdro-tso Lake and Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse.
Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama.
The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery.
Day05:Driving towards the Everest base camp and relax a night at Rongbok guesthouse.
It is not easy to travel upto Everest natural preserve. Like you need two permits to visit base camp. the first is the usual PSBtravel permit and second, a park-entry permit for everest nature preserve,can be brought at Qomolangma nature preserve San chen guesthouse in shekar. The entry fee is 180Y per person and 400Y per jeep upto Everest base camp. Enjoy your remaing time at Everest base camp.
Overnight in Ronguk
Day06:Sightseeing around the narrow valley of Everest base camp and return back to Shigatse
Early in the moring to see the sunrise from Rongphu then to view Mt. Everest. It is fabulous and splendid.After walking arrive the place get on the animal carriage then use half of an hour arrive at Everest Base camp ( Or you also can trekking to Base Camp around 1.5-2 hours one way. It's interesting and much more warm, but hard to breath). Hiking up to the top of the photo point to take pictures of the splendid- Mt. Everest. Then late in the afternoon around 13:00 go down from E.B.C back to Tingri by friend-ship highway back to Shigaste.
Day 7 Shigatse/Lhasa
We spend about 4 -5 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, on the way, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world's largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa.
Drive along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day08: Lhasa to Airport, fly to your Next Destination
A private car will take you to the airport for your flight to next destination.
On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer in China, you can extend your trip to other parts of China like Guilin, Shanghai etc. – if you need, please ask us.
1. All Breakfast in Hotel
-Private Pick up and Drop off
-Day 2, Day 3: Lhasa City transportation
-Day 4-Day 7: Lhasa-Everest base camp-Lhasa
3. All hotel and camping accommodations:
Budget Class: Hostel,dorm bed
Comfort Class: 3 Star Hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, Guest house in Rongpuk.
4. Guide: Local Tibetan English-speaking Tour Guide
5. All sightseeing and entrance fees listed in itinerary
6. All Necessary Permit
7. Travel Insurance only for accident
8. Entrance fees for drivers, tour guide in Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
9. Car Parking fee and entrance fee in Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
10. Oxygen supply on Vehicle
11. Government Tax
13. Hot Water Bottle supply in Winter time
14. Delivery fee of Tibet permits
15. Bottled drinking water supplied in Vehicle
1. Single room supplement: Comfort Class: 90-120USD/person;
2. Tips for the guide and driver
3. Lunches and dinners, appro.4USD/meal
4. International and domestic airfare, Train, en route stopovers
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