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EBC-QP- Everest 4 days Group Tour from 755$
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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. 

Travelers looking for a budget Everest Tour tour no longer have to settle for crowded group tour buses! Tibet budget travelers often feel that they are faced with limited options. But here we have been working to open up new group Tibet travel opportunities for travelers looking to cut costs without sacrificing quality.

Special Note:

Lhasa city tour is not included, people book Group tour EBC-QP (Everest Base Camp Qualification Pass) must book minimum Lhasa city tour of permits only service at least to be able to join the departures below. And the tour starting date is from Day1). All departures below are 100% confirmed.


    Tour  Program  Outline                                

            Daily activity                              

Day1 Get to Lhasa, transfer to hotel Rest for high altitude acclimatization hotel by yourself
Day2 Lhasa Highlight day tour Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets, Tibetan tea house hotel by yourself
Day3 Lhasa Highlight day tour Drepung and Sera Monastery hotel by yourself
Day4 Lhasa-Shigatse (280km, about 4-5 hours)-optionally: Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery)-Shigatse city landscape trip, Tibetan streets, Tashilhunpo Monastery (or optionally Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery-Shigatse city 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 (Optionally Tashilhunpo Monastery-Shigatse-Lhasa via G318 road).  Pelkhor Monastery,Kumbum Pagoda, Karola Glacier,Lake Yamdrok (Optionally we visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and drive back to Lhasa if we visit Gyantse on Day4) hotel by yourself
Day8 Lhasa-final departure by yourself have a safe trip to next destination

Booking Options Conditions:

You may book Option 1) The EBC Group tour out of Lhasa (EBC-QP- Everest 4 days Group Tour)

You may book Option 2) Full Standard Service version: Lhasa Everest Lhasa (8 days around 1050US$ p.p) (For travelers who do not book via viator, please book the whole trip directly from us)---Many departures a month and all are 100% Guaranteed!

You may book Option 3) This is the minimum package: A Tibet travel permit + Option 1

You may book Option 4) Any extra tour plus+Option 1

You may book Option 5) EBC-QP (To be available on Viator) plus Option 1

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

EBC-QP- 3 nights 4 days Everest Base Camp Tour (from and to Lhasa)-up to 12 travelers per group


Day01 Arrival in Lhasa, hotel transfer by yourself and rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m]

Airport to Lhasa downtown transfer by yourself. You can take the cheap shuttle bus to Lhasa which is just RMB 30 per person. After checking in hotel, you’d better rest well for high altitude acclimatization. Travel tips: you are suggested to buy some necessary high altitude medicine to help get well acclimatized. However if you feel quite good, you may walk little bit in Barkhor Streets area to have first impression of Tibetan people’s daily city life.

Accommodation recommended for you to book by yourself: Snow Heaven Hotel (Xue Yu Tiantang International Grand Hotel) or Tashi Takgye Hotel or Rama Khapo Hotel or Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or Shambhala Palace or similar one  

Day02 Highlight walking sightseeing tour in downtown of Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar

Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with the vicinities. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and it is 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. Serving as the winter palace for the Dalai Lama for several centuries, Potala Palace contains hundreds of murals, painted scrolls, sculptures, historical and religious documents, and other rare objects. Today another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locates 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 Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where the residence of many local people is.

Accommodation: by yourself

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, about 4-5 hrs.): Meals: [Breakfast]

Today's activities: Landscape driving from Lhasa to Shigatse city, Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is 280 kilometers from Lhasa to Shigatse city. We will leave Lhasa around 8 am and get to Shigatse city around 2 pm. We can have lunch somewhere on the road and we will have stops where it is good to take pictures and rest. From 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm we would visit Tashilhunpo Monastery.

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 according to the local PSB situation.

Please be noted that, since Both Gyantse and Shigatse are in the tour program, we would possibly visit Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glaicer and Gyantse before the Everest Base Camp and visit Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery after the EBC adventure. However all the sightseeing activities are the same. 

Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking 

Day05 (B) Shigatse [3900m] - Shegar-Rongphu Monastery (340 km landscape driving)-Campsite (campsite is 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.

Accommodation: Campsite nomad tent house or guesthouses in Rongphu (Everest Base Camp Region Accommodation), note: the toilet in Everest Base Camp region is quite simple and not clean. 

Day06 (B) Campsite-Everest Base Camp (4 km trekking), drive 340 km back Shigatse (about 9-11 hours)

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 Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking

Day07 (B) Shigatse city-Gyantse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa (350 km, 7-8 hrs.)  

Today’s attractions: Pelkhor Choede Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake

In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. At Gyantse city, we are going to visit Pelkhor Choede Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda. 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 Kangsang (7191m) and the staggering Karola Glacier (5045m).

Please be noted that, if we visit Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier and Gyantse at the beginning, we will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery today and then drive back to Lhasa via the G318 road. 

Accommodation:  hotel by yourself

Day08Lhasa & Return Home--Final departure by yourself

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. 

Please be noted, private pick up and drop offer service is upon requests and fee is to be charged separtely during inquiry.

Fixed Departures and Price

2016---Prices are based on double occupancy, 1 person siging up, 100% assured departures-- each tour group has no more than 12 travelers. 

MonthArrival/Departure DateBooking statusDouble OccupancySingle Supplement
July  July3-12-upon inquiry Full US$875 US$70
July4-11 2 vacancies US$875 US$70
 July8-15 4 vacancies US$875 US$70
 July12-19 5 vacancies US$875 US$70
 July15-22 3 vacancies US$875 US$70
 July18-25 3 vacancies US$875 US$70
 July22-29 4 vacancies US$885 US$70
 July25-Aug.1 3 vacancies US$885 US$70
 July28-Aug.4 vacancies US$885 US$70  
August   Aug.1-8 3 vacancies US$920 US$70
 Aug.5-12 3 vacancies US$920 US$70  
 Aug.7-14 5 vacancies US$930 US$70 
 Aug.11-18 2vacancies US$920 US$70
 Aug.15-22 3 vacancies US$920 US$70
 Aug.22-29 5 vacancies US$920 US$70
 Aug.26-Sept.2 2 vacancies US$900 US$70

3 vacancies

US$900 US$70
September Sept.2-9 5 vacancies US$880 US$70
Sept.4-11 3 vacancies US$880 US$70 
Sept.6-13 2 vacancies US$880 US$70
Sept.9-16 4 vacancies US$870 US$65 
Sept.12-18 5 vacancies US$870 US$65
Sept.16-23 3 vacancies US$870 US$65
Sept.19-26 4 vacancies US$870 US$65
Sept.23-30 5 vacancies US$870 US$65 
Sept.26-Oct.3 3 vacancies US$870 US$65
Sept.28-Oct.5 3 vacancies US$870 US$65
Sept.30-Oct.7 2 vacancies US$870 US$65
October   Oct.2-9 6 vacancies US$870 US$65
 Oct.3-10 5 vacancies US$870 US$65  
 Oct.7-14 3 vacancies US$870 US$65
 Oct.11-18 2 vacancies US$870 US$65
 Oct.14-21 3 vacancies US$870 US$65
Oct.17-24 5 vacancies US$870 US$65
Oct.20-27 3 vacancies US$850 US$65
Oct.22-29 2 vacancies  US$850 US$65
Oct.24-31 3 vacancies US$800 US$65
Oct.29-Nov.4 5 vacancies US$800 US$65
November Nov.5-12 6 vacancies US$790 US$65

Nov.12-19 Open US$790 US$65
Nov.19-26 Open US$790 US$65
Nov.21-28 1 person booked US$790 US$65
Nov.26-Dec.3 Open US$730 US$65

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Service Details

Please be noted that, for clients who booked our service via platform for the special group tour offer-(guide+permit service only), they need to book this additional full package seperately only with our agency soon after they confirm the booking via viator platform.

Tibet Everest Budget Tour (outside of Lhasa only) Inclusions

  • Local Expert Tibetan travel guide
  • Transportation outside of Lhasa (from van to mini bus according to group size with reliable local driver)  
  • One Oxygen cylinder in the car (10 L) for tour group emergency use
  • All sightseeing entrance tickets;
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at 3- to 4-star hotels in Shigatse as recommended in the program above, and tent guesthouse dormitory basis at campsite which is 4 km to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
  • All breakfasts outside of Lhasa 
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits (Tibet entry travel permit is not included but you need to deal with our agency if you book this trip with us) (Chinese visa for entry to Tibet from Nepal or mainland China)
  • Travel Agency Liability travel insurance

Exclusions--Please book our EBC-QP on viator (or optionally book our full service version to include the service items below.

  • Airport-Lhasa-Airport (or railway station) pick up and drop off
  • Hotel and meals in Lhasa
  • Local Expert Tibetan travel guide in Lhasa and Entry permits (clients can book this only via our viator platform product-the link is here:)----Please note, if you do not book it via viator to get this qualification to join, you will need to book our full service version, or at least EBC-QP plus permit service at least. 
  • Chinese visa (when you apply China visa, please never mention you are going to visit Tibet)
  • Food and drinks unless specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Tipping (recommended)
  • Fee for Tibet Group Visa, if required (see Additional Info)

Please read more of the full service version of this trip (by booking the full service version of this trip, we will also include the hotel, city sightseeing transport and entrance tickets in Lhasa), you are welcome to sign up this top-wanted new products. Any questions please contact us now. 

Special note about this booking condition: Travelers can have the free days in Lhasa to wait to join this trip, but they have to sign tour booking with us to thus we can help them apply all necessary travel permits to cover their whole schedule in Tibet.  

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