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Everest Budget Tibet Highlight Trip 3 Nights 4 days

Highlights

This is a part of the standard 7 nights 8 days Everest Group tour. Travelers can have flexible initial days in Lhasa before joining this famous trip. We have every Wednesday and Saturday departures from Lhasa. Be sure you have 3-4 days flexible in Lhasa before joining this landscape adventure.

Day 1: Lhasa -Yamdrok Lake-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse (354 km, about 10-12 hours)
Accommodation: Shigatse city Gesar hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 2: Shigatse- Shegar-EBC (340 km, about 7-8 hours)
Accommodation: You can choose to stay at nomad tent house near Campsite or guesthouse near Rongphu Monastery 
Day 3: EBC to Shigatse city (340 km, about 7-8 hours)
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 4: Shigatse city-Tashilhunpo Monastery-Lhasa (272 km)
Accommodation by yourself

  • Best 1400 km Landscape trip of Tibet in 4 days;
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits (covering your whole time in Tibet);
  • Small group size (average group size is 6-8 pax), in rare cases up to 12-14 pax at most;
  • Low price is guaranteed!

Itinerary

Day1

Lhasa - Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse (354 km, 12 hours)

Today we will start the driving in the west direction to reach the 2nd largest city in Tibet, the Shigatse city. First we will drive along the wind mountain road to cross the Kampa-la pass (4797m) and then to Karo-la Pass (5050m), where Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7026m) Glacier lies beside the main road. In the middle, we will enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of the holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we will continue to drive to Gyantse town, where we will visit the best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside the Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong Cassle overlooking the valley. The one and half hour journey to northwest of Gyantse takes us to Shigatse city finally before dinner.Overnight: Gesar Hotel or similar if late booking  

Day2

Shigatse - Mt. Everest Base Camp (211 mi/340 km, 9-11 hours)

Today we will head to Everest Base Camp. First, we will reach Shegar and visit Rongphu Monastery. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and from there you can see Mt. Everest like a pyramid. After that, we will drive to the campsite. And we may trek 4 km around one and half hours to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively you can take a local bus to get there (the bus fee RMB 25 per person is to be paid to the bus directly if you prefer to take bus). If weather permitting, the glorious sunset of Mt.Everest will be the highlight of the day. Overnight: Nomad Tents house or Rongbuk Monastery guest house (depends on the season and availability, dormitory basis)

Day3

Everest Base Camp - Shigatse (211 mi/340 km, 8-10 hours)

Wake up early to be ready for the Everest peak sunrise view! After breakfast on your own, we can trek or take the local bus to Everest B.C to have closer view to Mt. Everest peak, This may takes 2-3 hours for the whole sightseeing. And then around 10:30 am, we will leave the campsite to Shigatse. The actual time arrangement will be reconfirmed with tour guide and driver per the weather situation in the season. Overnight: Gesar Hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar category hotel if late booking (twin share room basis)

Day4

Shigatse - Lhasa (272 km, 7-9 hours)

We will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama, while the seat of Panchen Lama nowadays. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo. Also you can walk in the local Tibetan traditional market. After we finish the trip, we will drive back to Lhasa.Overnight: hotel by yourself

Accommodation: hotel by yourself

Dates & Price

Fixed Departure Date and Price (Every Wednesday and Saturday, April 11-Nov.15 2018) Prices are based on double occupancy, average group size is 8 pax, up to 12 travelers at most. Including Tibet Travel Permit & Alien's Travel Permit fee

Departure Dates Price Per Person/Minimum 2 pax to sign up at a time
April 11-June 27 USD $620
June 28-Sept.15 USD $740
Sept.19-Oct.13 USD $720
Oct.20-11.17 USD $615

Welcome to sign up your departure earlier!

Service Details

Price includes
  • All Tibet Travel Permits (Covering your whole duration in Tibet)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by shared tour vehicle with driver
  • 2 nights of 3-star hotel accommodation in Shigatse (including breakfasts)-twin-share room basis
  • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp (dormitory basis-without breakfast)
  • All entrance tickets fee  
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car
  • Bottled Mineral water (two bottles per person a day, 500 ml/bottle)
  • Travel agency's liability insurance
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation in Lhasa
  • Single room supplement ( US$70 per single room surcharge for two nights at Shigatse)
  • Lunch and dinner, breakfast near Everest B.C
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), etc.
  • China Visa (for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal, additional cost US$145 per person on Non American/Canadian Citizen basis, and US$260 p.p to be charged for American/Canadian citizen basis)
  • Traveler's individual travel insurance

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For supplier to apply your permits, the booking date should be at least 20 days prior to arrival date in Lhasa
  • Travelers must provide the Actual LHASA arrival date and LHASA departure date with cities name (Eg. Sept.10 Chengdu to Lhasa, Sept.19 Lhasa to Shanghai)
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement (two nights in Shigatse US$70 per single room user) is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Traveler needs to provide photocopy of valid passport and China visa at least 20 days before Lhasa arrival date
  • Traveler needs to provide contact name, phone number, and hotel or residential address in mainland China before entering Tibet for Travel Permits delivery (This could be your hotel address or living address in China)
  • All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need additional Tibet Group Visa (TGV requires additional cost ranging from USD$150 to USD$250 depending on traveler's nationality and 3 working days of processing time). Local tour operator can assist you with obtaining the TGV in Kathmandu
  • All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler if they travel from mainland China to Tibet
  • During this tour, the altitude you will travel is ranging from 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) to 17,060 feet (5,200 meters) above sea level. It is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude regardless of age, gender, and fitness level. It is highly recommended that you discuss with your doctor prior to tour departure and also start a exercise regimen in the weeks leading to your trip. Moreover high altitude medicine is suggested.
  • Rest breaks are available at any time throughout tour if you find walking to be too strenuous due to the elevation
  • Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Tibet weather changes often and this may result to road condition change, local tour supplier reserves the rights to adjust and optimize the actual tour itinerary according to the local weather, climate, road and travel policy situation.

 

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