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. Our first stop is 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
Tour Program Outline
|Day1||Get to Lhasa, transfer to hotel||Rest for high altitude acclimatization||3-4 star hotel|
|Day2||Lhasa Highlight day tour||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets, Tibetan tea house||3-4 star hotel|
|Day3||Lhasa Highlight day tour||Drepung and Sera Monastery||3-4 star hotel|
|Day4||Lhasa-Shigatse (280km, about 4-5 hours)||landscape trip, Tibetan streets, Tashilhunpo Monastery||3-4 star hotel|
|Day5||Shigatse-Shegar-E.B.C (5200m),about 10 hours||Landscape along the way, Campsite view to Moutain Everest||Campsite Tent|
|Day6||E.B.C-Shigatse city||EB.C 4-8km trek, view to peak of Everest,driving back||3-4 star hotel|
|Day7||Shigatse-Gyantse (90km)-Karola Glacier-Yamdrok-Lhasa||Pelkhor Monastery,Kumbum Pagoda, Karola Glacier,Lake Yamdrok||3-4 star hotel|
|Day8||Free time in Lhasa, Lhasa-final departure||have a safe trip to next destination|
Travel Tips: The best weather to see Everest North face is April,May,September and early October. While the month of June, July and August is the monsoon season in Tibet. Whether you see the peak or not depends on your luck. However if you can get up earlier in the morning, you will have more chances to have better view, so please try any single chance of enjoying the sceneries. Most of our clients saw Everest Peak even in summer.