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Top 3: 8 Days EBC Tour-Famous Small Group Tour of Tibet
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8 Days Tibet Everest Group Tour

     

Welcome to join 8 Days Tibet Everest Base Camp Group Tour! This tailor-made EBC group tour covers highlights in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery, and other famous sites from and to Everest Base Camp, such as Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery. Mt. Everest, the roof top of the Tibet Plateau attracts tens of thousands of travelers and adventurers around the world every year. When you choose us, you choose small size quality Tibet group tours for a private Tibet tour experience.

Brief Itinerary 

Day 1: Lhasa arrival. Scheduled shuttle bus transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization(airport: 09:30, 13:30, or 16:30, train station: anytime). Overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel or similar.

Day 2(B): Lhasa highlights tour. Visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace(Dalai Lama’s winter palace), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets. Welcome Tibetan group dinner. Overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel or similar.

Day 3(B): Lhasa sightseeing. Visit two important Gelugpa monasteries: Drepung monastery and Sera Monastery(watch famous monk debate). Overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel or similar.

Day 4(B): Lhasa-Shigatse(370km). Visit holy lake Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse(best Tibetan paintings in preservation). Overnight at Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar.

Day 5(B) Shigatse- Everest Base Camp(340km). Landscape driving and arrive at Everest around sunset. Overnight at campsite guesthouse.

Day 6 EBC-Shigatse(340km). Watch sunrise at Everest, light trekking, enjoy the magnificent scenery, and visit Rongbuk Monastery. Return to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar.

Day 7(B) Shigatse-Lhasa(280km). Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery(seat of Panchen Lama). Return to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa Yak Hotel or similar.

Day 8(B): Depart from Lhasa. Scheduled shuttle bus transfer to airport/train station(airport: 06:30, 08:30 or 12:30, train station: anytime) and leave for your next destination.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2018 & 2019

Class/Price for Per Person  Jan. 1 to
Feb.28
Apr.1 to
Jun.24
Jun.25 to
Aug.28
Aug.29 to
Oct.16
Oct.17 to
Nov.15
Nov.16 to
Dec. 31
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels) 850 US$ 930 US$ 1050 US$ 990 US$ 930 US$ 850 US$

Tibet Tour Itinerary Details

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa, hotel transfer and rest for altitude in Lhasa [with an altitude of 3650m]

Your guide/driver will meet you at airport or Lhasa railway station you’re your name sign. 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 in Downtown: 4 star standard hotel of Snow Heaven Hotel or Or Ganggyan Hotel or similar (room on double occupancy) 

Day 02 (B) 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: same as above 

Day 03 (B) 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 Day 3 is on Sunday, we could visit Sera Monastery on Day 2. 

Accommodation as above

Day 04 (B) 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.

Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar category if late booking 

Day 05 (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 EBC/Rongphu Monastery

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. 

Day 06 Campsite-Everest Base Camp, drive 340 km back Shigatse (about 9-11 hours)

Today's activities:  Everest sunrise and enjoy the views 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 

Day 07 (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).

Accommodation:  same as above 

Day 08 (B) Lhasa & Return Home

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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Travel Services Detail

Price Includes:

1. All travel permits for Tibet
2. English speaking Tibetan tour guide
3. All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary (vehicle ranging from mini bus to 29 seats tour coach)
4. Airline shuttle bus for Pick up and drop off between hotel and airport
5. All administrative fees
6. All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
7. Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
8. Accommodation
-Economy Hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa and Shigatse;
Hotel in Lhasa: as above
Hotel in Shigatse: as above
Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk;
9. All breakfasts at hotels when available (except at EBC base camp)
10. Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
11. One-time welcome dinner for the group
12. One box of mineral water, shared Oxygen tank in car

Price Excludes:

1. Transportation costs to and from Tibet
2. Chinese visa fee
3. Lunch and dinner
4. Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
5. Tips to the driver and guide

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:
As for Lhasa Gonggar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time.
So, our travel agency can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gonggar airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.

The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins:
Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm (for flights arrival at airport before 12:20pm) Please join on this time.

The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes:
Pick up tourists from hotel around 11:00am (for flights which depart after 13:30pm)

All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists’ arrival and departure would be free.

Exception
If tourists want shuttle service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, they are required to pay extra 50US Dollar/airport for airport shuttle bus service, which needs a report to travel consultant when booking the tour. If any clients need private vehicle pick up or drop off. It is US$100 one way (no more than 4 people at a time)

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