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Famous Lhasa Everest Lhasa Budget Trip 8 days

This budget Everest Base Camp tour blends Tibet culture and history with some of Earth’s most spectacular scenery! After 3 days easy cultural sightseeing tour in Lhasa, you will get acclimatized to the high altitude and oriented with Tibetan culture. The drive to base camp takes two days, making several stops. First at Shigatse city which is the 2nd largest city in Tibet. We will apply alien's travel permit on day4 afternoon and we will leave Shigatse the early morning on day5, drive about 340 km to get to Rongphu monastery, then we may trek 4 km or take local bus to campsite to have the night stop. At campsite we may have opportunities to visit Mt. Everest sun-set. After morning sightseeing in Everest B.C on Day6, we will drive back to Shigatse city. Finally our last day highlight trip will be the Gyantse-Lake Yamdrok trip.

8 days Tibet Budget Everest Tour Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets, Drepung + Sera Monastery, Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery, Mt. Everest Base Camp, Gyantse, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake

Day1: Lhasa arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel, get well acclimatization
Day2-3: Lhasa city highlight tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang, Drepung & Sera Monastery)  
Day4: Lhasa--Shigatse (280 km landscape along central highway)-visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, o/n hotel
Day5: Shigatse-Rongphu Monastery (340 km driving, altitude 5000 m)-Campsite (4km to Mt. Everest), 
Day6: Sunrise photo shooting, Mt. Everest B.C-Shigatse (340 km landscape tour)  
Day7: Shigatse-Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery+Kumbum Pagoda)-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa
Day8: Lhasa & Return Home 

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Prices are more reasonable but not the lowest; Service quality is always our concern;

100% small group size tour (less than 12 pax) to maintain service quality and avoid mass tourism;

Instant support to all members before, during and after the trip;

Absolutely no forced shopping or tourist trap and No Hidden Cost;

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Budget Lhasa-Everest-Lhasa Group Tour Details

Day01 Arrival in Lhasa, hotel transfer and rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m] o/n in Dhood Gu Hotel or similar 3 star hotel if late booking

Day02 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, hotel as above

Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinities. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and she a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment which will be remembered for your rest life time. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once the home to the Dalai Lama. Well another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locoates at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where is the residence of many local people.

Day03 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: visit Drepung and Sera Monastery.

After breakfasts in hotel, we will drive to west Lhasa city section (about 11km) and give a visit to the Drepung Monastery, which was once the world's largest monastery. Housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in between the rocky ridges which are just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched many years.

In the afternoon, the site we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just 5km to North of Lhasa city and is home to several hundred lamas. Its famous debating activities happen around 3-4pm quite regularly every working day and we will not give it a miss.

Travel tips: Sera Monastery highlight sightseeing is to visit the Monk's debating activity which happens from 3 pm to 5:30pm normally from Monday to Saturday. If Day03 is on Sunday, we could visit Sera Monastery on Day 2.

Day04: Lhasa-Shigatse (280km, 4-5 hrs): Meals: [Breakfast]
Today's activities: 
Landscape driving from Lhasa to Shigatse city, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar good 3 star hotel

Tips: this afternoon, our guide will take your passport to try to obtain the PSB permit (Alien's travel permit) to Everest Area, it will take about half hour (pending the queue at the office), and you may either wait in the vehicle or just walk around. The application could be arranged next morning alternatively.

Day05 Shigatse [3900m], Shegar-Rongphu Monastery-Campsite (4 km to Everest B.C)

Today's activities: Landscape driving from Shigatse city to Rongphu Monastery, 4 km trekking from Rongphu Monastery to Everest Base camp.

O/n in Tent or guesthouse,Accommodation: Campsite tent or guesthouses in Rongphu (Everest Base Camp Region Accommodation), note: the toilet in Everest Base Camp region is quite simple and not clean. 

Day06: Rongbuk-Campsite, trek 4 km to Everest Base Camp Meals: [Breakfast by yourself]-Shigatse
Today's activities:  Everest Sunrise and last peak at Everest ( 8 hours of drive)
Wake up this morning below the stunning north face of Mt. Everest (8844.43 m), the tallest mountain on earth. For those tourists want to go to Base Camp in the morning to have closer view to Everest, we can take the local environment tour vehicle to Everest. B.C and after shooting the photos, we come back to Campsite and then we drive back to Shigatse (340km), and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar good 3 star hotel
 
Day07: Shigatse city-Gyantse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa, Meals: [Breakfast]  
Today’s activities: Yamdrok Lake (100km from Lhasa), Southern part of Tibet Plateau (3 hours of drive)
In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba  La (4794 m), you'll see  the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below; one of the three holiest  lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt.  Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045m). 
Accommodation: Yak Hotel or Dhood Gu Hotel or Guesthouse per your requests
Note that: if someone of you needs to leave Tibet today by an afternoon flight, it is workable and we can transfer to airport for your flight and then drive back to Lhasa. 

Day08: Lhasa & Return Home, Meals: [Breakfast]
If your flight or train is in the afternoon, enjoy the free time in the morning! You can walk around the ancient Barkhor Streets; do some necessary easy shopping for your family and/or friends and/or love before being transported to the airport or station.

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