7 Days A Week Tour to Everest Base Camp
(TET001 ) Lhasa-Gyantse-shigatse- Everest Base Camp
Escorted by private guide and vehicle; leave 365 days a year!
Easy - suitable for all levels of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
Trip Level Guide:
- Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
- Moderate - suitable for ones with average level fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 yrs.
- Moderate to Strenous - suitable for ones physically fit; have experiences of high altitude trek.
- Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
Travelling from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is the hottest Tibet tour of all time. If you are used to highland travel and only have one week to spend in Tibet, this is a viable itinerary to fulfil your long-awaited Everest tour.
You can fully sock up the intense Buddhist atmosphere in Lhasa. Amazing Potala Palace, holy Jokhang Temple, and devout Tibetan pilgrims, bustling Barkhor Bazaar, etc. It's a fantasy for cultural explorers. The road trip from Lhasa to EBC acquaints you with star attractions like Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and Tashilhuno Monastery.
Of course, nothing equals the thrills upon seeing Rongbuk Monastery and Mount Everest so up-close at Everest Base Camp.
At a GlanceDay 1
Arrival in Lhasa（3650m）Day 2
Lhasa tour (B) : Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor StreetDay 3
Lhasa (3650) to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse (B)Day 4
Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)Day 5
Everest Base Camp (5200m) return to Shigatse (3900m)Day 6
Shigatse(3900) to Lhasa(3650m) (B)Day 7
Depart from Lhasa (B)
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 dont's for newcomers. To quickly get acclimatized to Tibetan plateau, it’s better to have a good rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa tour (B) : Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
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, traveling 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 some souvenirs. Never miss the chance to enjoy the tasty sweet tea in local tea house and visit Tromzikhang , the famous farm produce market.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa (3650) to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse (B)
Today, we will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m), you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance, you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass;
Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Nepali-style Kumbum stupa. After one and a half hour's driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
Stay Overnight in Shigatse
Day 4: Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)
We'll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien's travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours' drive, then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass the famous Gawu La Pass (5198m) where you will view the top 4 highest peaks in the world.
Tips: Our well-trained Tibetan guides will closely follow each client's response to altitude ascent and provide timely help when needed.
Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.
Day 5: Everest Base Camp (5200m) return to Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise over the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. You can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse
Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 6: Shigatse(3900) to Lhasa(3650m) (B)
Today, we are supposed to back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 7: Depart from Lhasa (B)
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
- 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;
- 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.
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