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10 Days Standard Everest Group Tour 2017

Highlights

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. 

Normally our group size is 6-10 traveler basis, maximum group size is 12 pax. Based in Tibet, we have a wide scope of pure Tibetan travel service team partners and your Tibet group tour is in the right hand. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

We are never beaten on price and quality! Should another Tibet tour operator offer the identical itinerary at lower cost please email the identical itinerary to us and we will match it. Our email address: service@tibetctrip.com

Travelers also can book an optional minimum Everest Group tour package here: http://www.tibetctrip.com/group-tours/tibet-everest-budget-travel.html

10 days Tibet Budget Everest Tour Outline (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day 1: Lhasa arrival Pick up and transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery,
Day 3: Potala Palace, Norbulingka (Summer Palace)
Day 4: Lhasa-Yamdrok Tso, Karola Glacier, Gyantse Monastery-Gyantse 260 km
Day 5: Gyantse – Shigatse Tashilompo Monastery 90 km
Day 6: Shigatse –Sakya Monastery- New Tingri 290 km
Day 7: New Tingri – Mt. Everest North Face Base Camp (EBC) 100 km
Everest Base Camp (trekking or take bus, 5200m)
Day 8: Rongbuk (visit Rongbuk Monastery)-Shigatse
Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa 280 km
Day 10: Leave Tibet

Highlights:

  • Small size group tour (average 6-8 travelers basis, and up to 12 travelers at most)
  • Local Tibet travel expert guide
  • Leisured and featured Everest group tour with lower price
  • Guaranteed departures and easy for you to select to book

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Itinerary

We would optionally drive to Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse on Day4 and put the Tashilhunpo Monastery on the Day7 on the way back to Lhasa. Potala Palace sightseeing schedule is based on the tickets, we reserve the right to change the sightseeing attractions sequence accordingly, but we do not skip any attractions in the confirmed itinerary.

Normally our group size is 6-10 traveler basis, maximum group size is 12 pax. Based in Tibet, we have a wide scope of pure Tibetan travel service team partners and your Tibet group tour is in the right hand. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 2: Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 3: Summer and Winter Palace of Dalai Lama
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel

Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse (260 km, about 4-5 hours)
Adventure starts: First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Finally, we arrive at Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley.
Overnight at Yeti or Gyantse Hotel

Day 5 Gyantse-Shigatse, 90 km, about 2 hours
In the morning we visit the Gyantse Dzong and then we drive North-West to reach second largest city in Tibet. We visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery. We have incredible panorama view of the valley and impressive Dzong (fortress). Also, you can walk around local market.
Overnight at Gesar Hotel or Tashi Choeta Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel

Day 6 Shigatse-Sakya Monastery-New Tingri, 290 km
The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [5220m] and the opportunitty to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Sakya Monastery which is is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect founded in 1073 and one of four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Its powerful abbots governed Tibet during the whole of the 13th century until they were eclipsed by the rise of the Gelukpa Sect. Its Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples in we seen before.
Overnight at Snowland Hotel or Tingri Everest Hotel

Day 7 New Tingri – Everest North Face Base Camp,120Km, 5000m
Exciting day today: we reach one of the major highlights of our trip, Mt. Everest North Base Camp [5250m] (trekking or take bus). From New Tingri we continue driving towards Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of the Everest and the highest monastery in the world. We enjoy amazing views of several peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest from the top of the Pang-la pass [5150m]. Overnight at tourist camp site located a few km after Rongbuk Monastery and from where we have direct views of Mt. Everest.
Overnight at guesthouse tent (dorm bed without bathroom). Sleeping bag is recommended.

Day 8: Rongbuk – Shigatse, 334Km, 3840m
After spending some time at the base of Mt. Everest we visit Rongbuk Monastery and then drive back to Shigatse.
Overnight at Gesar Hotel

Day 9 Shigatse – Lhasa, 272Km, 3650m
Our last day of our tibetan traverse goes along the Yarlung Tsampo (Brahmaputra) River. This is the most direct route to Lhasa and part of the Friendship Highway. Free time for the rest of the day in Lhasa.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel

Day 10 Final departure, tour ends
Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa by your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.

Dates & Price

Group Tour Departure Date and Price 2017--Fair Price,Better Customer Care

2017---Prices are based on double occupancy, 1 person can sign up (6 nights single room supplement ranges from US$180 to 250$ upon requests)---- Normally our group size is 6-10 traveler basis, maximum group size is 12 pax. Based in Tibet, we have a wide scope of pure Tibetan travel service team partners and your Tibet group tour is in the right hand. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2017 & 2018

Arrival Dates Price Per Person/Booking Status
2017/5/15 USD 1100/6 vacancies
2017/5/22 USD 1100 /6 vacancies
2017/6/5 USD 1100 /4 vacancies
2017/7/4 USD 1200 /2 vacancies
2017/8/3 USD 1200/ 3 vacancies
2017/8/17 USD 1200/ 4 vacancies
2017/8/26 USD 1100/ 6 vacancies
2017/9/5 USD 1100/ 2 vacancies
2017/9/19 USD 1100/ 3 vacancies
2017/9/29 USD 1100/ Open
2017/10/10 USD 1100/ 4 vacancies
2017/10/19 USD 1100/ Open

Discount:

1.) 5 % off for 3-4 pax per booking
2.) 5 % off for booking the tour 120 days in advance.
More special promotion, please talk with your TripAdvisor.

(Note: the above preferential promotion can only be applied by either one of them. And the above price is also availble to tourists with Indian passport.)

We would optionally drive to Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse on Day4 and put the Tashilhunpo Monastery on the Day7 on the way back to Lhasa. Potala Palace sightseeing schedule is based on the tickets, we reserve the right to change the sightseeing attractions sequence accordingly, but we do not skip any attractions in the confirmed itinerary.

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Service Details

Service Included
All travel permits for Tibet
Handpicked Tibetan local guide
Transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary (vehicle ranging from mini bus to 23 seats tour coach)
Free airport pick up (at 12:30 and 4:00 pm) and drop off (8:30am and 1:30pm) service
 All administrative fees
 All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
 Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
 Accommodation in Lhasa as listed in above itinerary: Economic Hotel on sharing twin-room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa and Shigatse (we reserve the right to book any one of the listed accommodations as specified as above); Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk (dormitory basis for one night);
 Meals as specified as above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
 One-time welcome dinner for the group;
 One box of mineral water per day, shared Oxygen tank in car (for EBC trip when outside of Lhasa)
 Airport Shuttle Transfer for the specified time)
Service Not Included
Flight or train to and from Tibet
Chinese visa
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tipping to tour guide

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