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8 Days Tibet Everest Group Tour

Highlights

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 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.

Itinerary

Day1 Arrival in Lhasa by train or flight. Rest for acclimatization in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m]
If you book with 3 or more people at a time, we will arrange a private pick up. Otherwise you will take the cheap and convenient airline shuttle bus (RMB 30 per person) to downtown Lhasa bus stop (nearby east gate of Potala palace), and then you will be taken to your hotel. After checking in hotel, you’d better rest well for high altitude acclimatization. Travel tips: you are suggested to prepare some altitude medicine such as "Diamox" before arrival, or buy some necessary high altitude medicine after arrival to help get well acclimatized. However if you feel quite good, you may walk little bit in Barkhor Streets area or Potala Square to have first impression of Lhasa.Accommodation in downtown Lhasa hotel.  

Day2 Walking sightseeing tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with the vicinity. 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 worshipers. 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. You will stay overnight at 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option).

Day3  Tour in Lhasa (by mini bus 15-23 seats): Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
In the morning we visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung Monastery is one of the great Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. It housed thousands of monks in its heyday. Today, the monastery houses a great number of cultural relics and many religious traditions. In the afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. This is one highlight attraction for travel in Lhasa Tibet. Accommodation in Downtown: Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel    

Day4 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     

Day5 Shigatse-(340 km)-Everest 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.    

Day6 Campsite-Everest Base Camp-Shegar-Rongphu Monastery-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 the sightseeing, we are going to visit Rongphu Monastery, then we drive back to Shigatse (340km), and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.

Accommodation: Gesar Hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Zangba Hotel (we reserve the right to book either one per the final group size and room availability)  

Day7 Shigatse city-Lhasa (272 km, 6-7 hrs.) Today’s attractions: Tashilhunpo  Monastery

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
Accommodation: same as above    

Day8 Fina departure
Free airport drop off at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm, if your departure is quite different, you can book a private car or take the airport shuttle bus 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.

Dates & Price

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2018 & 2019

Class/Price for Per Person 

Jan. 1-Mar.31

Apr.1 -Jun.24

Jun.25 -Aug.25

Aug.26-Oct.15

Oct.16-Nov.15

Nov.16-Dec. 30

Deluxe Hotel

From

US$955

From

US$1030

From

US$1150

From

US$1075

From

US$1020

From

US$935

Economic Hotel

From

US$ 865

From

US$930

From

US$1050

From

US$990

From

US$930

From

US$850

Examples of Deluxe Hotel:
Lhasa Accommodation option:

  • Tashi Nota Hotel
  • Snow Heaven Hotel
  • House of Shambhala
  • Shambhala Palace
  • Xiangbala Hotel
  • Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Tashi Choeta Hotel, Zhangba Hotel
    Everest Base Camp: Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

Examples of Economic Hotel:
Lhasa Accommodation option:

  • Tashitakge Hotel
  • The Tibet Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel
  • Kyichu Hotel, Heritage Hotel
  • Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel,
  • Dekang Hotel

Shigatse Accommodation option:

  • Shigatse Gesar Hotel
  • Shigatse Tashi Choeta Hotel
  • Shigatse Shandong Mansion
  • Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel
    Everest Base Camp: Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse 

Service Details

Price includes
  • 1) English-speaking local Tibetan guide 
  • 2) All group transportation by shared tour van with experienced driver 

  • 3) Airport/train station transfers on arrival and departure days at scheduled times
  • 4) All accommodation as specified in the itinerary (twin share hotels in cities, dorm style guesthouse at EBC. Additional single supplement applies to single travelers staying in 1 room.)
  • 5) Breakfast at hotels when available (B)
  • 6) All entrance tickets for attractions included in the itinerary

  • 7) Oxygen cylinder in the car 
  • 8) Bottled mineral water (two bottles per person a day, 500 ml/bottle) 

  • 9) Travel agency's liability insurance 
  • 10) Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa 

  • 11) All Tibet travel permits

Price Excludes
  • 1) Flight or train to and from Tibet
  • 2) Chinese visa
  • 3) Meals not specified above
  • 4) Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • 5) Tips to the driver and guide

Please be noted that: For an upgraded private tour, our trip consultant will work with you instantly and provide you with the best deal and tour solutions.

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

As 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 travelers between accommodation and Gonggar airport twice a day at a designated time below. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.

The free airport pick-up and drop off time is as follows:
Free Pick up time  at 09:30 am; 13:30 pm; 16:30 pm

Free drop off time at 06:30 am; 08:30 am; 12:30 pm

Exception:

If passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use public transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.

If tourists' picking-up/dropping-off time differs from our scheduled time, they can choose to pay private transfer from 60USD/car

Normally our group size is 6-10 traveler basis, maximum group size is 12 pax. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

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