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9 Days EBC Family Adventure

9 Days EBC Family Adventure

(TEFT002) Lhasa - Gyantse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa

  • Tourist Stylefamily with kids and the elderly

    Altitude 3865-5200m

  • Tour Type

    private EBC family tour

  • Trip Level

    Moderate - suitable for ones with average level fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 yrs.

  • Best Time to Go

    April, May, early June, Sept. Oct, early Nov.


No tour is more precious than a family tour with your kids and loved ones. Your kids and family members will have a rare chance work with each other to explore the world’s summit. You family will get to know the exotic life and customs of Tibetans. The interesting food, praying monks, unfamiliar language and amazing Himalayan scenery and many active travel activities will fill your journey with lots laughter and endearing moments.

Top Highlights

  • Explore iconic Tibetan monasteries

  • Enjoy the leisurely life in local tea house

  • Visit Tibetan family and learn to make home-made Tibetan dishes

  • Gaze at the world’s highest mountain at Everest Base Camp

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)

Upon your arrival in Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will be greeting you at airport or train station with auspicious white Hada. Then you will be transferred to hotels in Lhasa. The guide will briefly introduce the itineraries and remind you about other dos and don’ts for new comers. To quickly get acclimatized to Tibetan plateau, it’s better to have a good rest in the hotel.

Tip: Since your arrival in Tibet, our Tibetan guide will provide extra care for the kids and the elderly, and follow their healthy condition throughout your stay in Tibet.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Day Tour (B)

Our first stop is to visit the Potala Palace, the UNESCO world heritage site and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Walking slowly along the long stone steps to the White and Red Palaces, you can explore the former residence of Dalai Lama and his meeting room and religious chamber. You can see the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. A bird's-eye view of Lhasa city and Lhasa valley from the top of Potala Palace will take your breath away.

After we have lunch and then we will head to holy Jokhang Temple. It’s the most sacred Buddhist site in Tibet. Outside the temple, you will witness pious Tibetan pilgrims, young and old, prostrating themselves in front of Jokhang and long lines of Tibetans following the Barkhor circuit. Inside, travelling in dim butter light, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. You may reach the top of Jokhang Temple to enjoy the panorama of old Lhasa city and great vista of Potala Palace.

Then we may do the kora by circling the Barkhor Street with pilgrims and locals and buy the some souvenirs. It’s a great chance to taste sweet tea and local snacks and soak up the atmosphere in local Tibet tea house in Barkhor Street. Later, you can take your family to explore interesting products like yak meat, yak butter in Tromzikhang, the famous farm produce market.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa to Ganden Monastery and Trubshi Village (B)

Today, you will visit Ganden Monastery and the Tibetan Village Trubshi(About 3400m) nearby. It takes 1.5 hour driving from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery. Ganden Monastery is the first and primary monastery of Gelug sect in Tibet and the monastery covers a mountain side and is home to hundreds of Monks. It is very interesting to go for Kora (religious circuit) around the monastery and you can enjoy the stunning vista of Lhasa valley and panoramic view of Ganden Monastery.

Then walk about 15 minutes to go into Tibet Village and Tibetan Family. You can communicate with the family member and take part in their daily home work like cooking Tibetan Food, etc. Later, we will drive back to Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse 263km (B)

Today, we begin to head westward. Shortly after leaving Quxu county, we will pass the turquoise Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet. You can enjoy the scenic ride along the zigzag road with turquoise lake and snow-capped Mt. Nojin Kangtsang accompanying you right beside. We will stop at Gangbala Pass(4790m) to enjoy the panorama of Yamdrok Lake. You can take your kids to cuddle adorable lovely Tibetan mastiffs.

After having lunch at Nagarze, we will keep moving to Karola Glacier. Standing right beside the highway you will closely enjoy the massive icy glaciers and white stupas before. Then, we follow the road to pass Simila Mountain pass. You may hang an auspicious hang prayer flag on the mountain pass and view manla reservoir.

Finally we will arrive in historical Gyantse town. The first sight that comes to your sight would be the awe-inspiring vista of Gyantse Fortress. We will make a visit to Palcho Monastery. It’s the only Tibetan monastery that three different religious sects coexist in one monastery. The Nepali-style Kunbum stupa is the star attraction inside the religious compound. You can climb the nine-story stupa and visit Tsulaklakang Monastery right beside.

Stay overnight in Gyantse

Day 5: Gyantse to Shigatse 94km (B)

In the morning, we will take leisurely stroll in the old street in Gyantse and have a visit of the monument of Gyantse Fortress. It tells the heroic war against the aggression of British troop in 1904.

Then, we will keep moving from Gyantse to Shigatse. We about to visit prestigious Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. The monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama and it remained the traditional throne of the Panchen Lamas.

You can see the world’s highest future Buddha statue and see monks doing their chores, and chanting the Buddhist mantra. The massive well-preserved monastery gives you an insight in the glorious history of Tibetan Buddhism. Later we will visit Tsampa mill and see how Tsampa is made in the traditional way.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 6: Shigatse to EBC around 340km (B)

Today, we will cover a long ride to Rongbuk Monastery and trek 4km to EBC. Rise early to begin the ride, we will venture into the soaring Himalayan Region. On the way we will pass three famous mountain passes, i.e. Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass (4528m) and Gawu La Pass (5198m). We will stay longer at Gawu La Pass to enjoy the stunning world’s top 4 highest peaks along Himalayan Range, namely, Mt. Everest (8844.43m), Cho Oyo(8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m).

Then we keep travelling to Rongbuk Monastry, the highest Buddhist site in the world. And check in the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery. Later we can explore Rongbuk Monastery and trek 4km to EBC (5200m) to get a closer view of Mt. Everest and finally trek back to the guesthouse.

Tips: Due to the extreme altitude, do walk slowly and do not exert yourself to avoid acute altitude sickness. EBC can get extremely cold at night and daybreak, do wear enough clothes when enjoying the twilight of Everest. Our well-trained guide will monitor each tourists’ health condition along the way.

Stay overnight in the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery

Day 7: EBC to Shigatse around 380km

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will ride motorcycle back to Shigatse.

Tips: if you prefer to continue your journey further to Kathmandu, Nepal. We can also arrange the motorcycle tour to Nepal from EBC.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 8: Shigatse to Lhasa 350km (B)

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally we will drive back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 9: Departure from Lhasa(B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

Service Guide

Service Included:

  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Personal knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide;
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel or budget hostel, guesthouse or tent. Please tell us your accommodation preference when submitting the enquiry; we will arrange the best-value hotels for you.
  • Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary;
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary;
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • First aid kit;

Service Excluded:

  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Chinese visa (Note: we could help you with the Chinese visa application, like providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies, etc that you may need. )
  • Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
Why This Tour?
Kham Sang

"Only experienced Tibetan guides, with a family themselves, will be travelling with you. They will provide considerate help for your family. You can have plenty of chances to interact and communicate with locals and learn and make Tibetan food yourself and travel like locals. The exposure to profound Tibetan culture and working with family members to explore Mount Everest will make lots of cherished memories. "

Recommended by Tibetan Family Tour Expert , Kham Sang

Why Travel with Tibet Vista

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  • A Wide Spectrum of EBC Travel

    Running EBC tours for over 10 years, Tibet Vista boasts the widest spectrum of EBC travel in both Tibet and Nepal. From thrilling EBC trek to Everest photography, cycling to EBC and family tour to EBC, and even climbing Mount Everest, etc. you have plenty of options.

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    Forget about tedious and complex travel preparations, we offer one-stop service for your EBC tour such as travel documents, flight, and Tibet train and hotel booking, and shuttle service, etc. especially useful for the long journey between Nepal, Tibet and China. All the cost is transparent.

  • Travel Like a Local with Tibetan Travel Experts

    Passionate about adventure, our seasoned Tibetan guides are committed to bringing you the most authentic Tibetan experience. Following their footsteps, you can enjoy the off-the-beaten tracks and travel as a local. They will treat you as a bosom friend and ensure you a safe and pleasant journey.

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