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8 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 4-6 traveler basis. 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 Tibetan or big Chinese travel agency 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

For the small size 4-6 pax Everest group tour, 2 pax per booking is needed (the Maximum group tour size is 12 travelers per one group, if the group booking for the same departure date has more than 12 pax, we will devide the group to a smaller group). Tibet tour price varies from different group size. So it is important for you to contact with us in advance for this important information. Tibet group tour market price is very anoying now. Thanks for choosing us.

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

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 2 Lhasa highlight Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3 Lhasa highlight Tour - Drepung monastery, Sera monastery
Day 4 Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3900m)
Day 5 Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200)
Day 6 EBC (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
Day 7 Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m)
Day 8 Final departure

Highlights:

  • Small size group tour (average 4-6 travelers basis)
  • Local Tibet travel expert guide
  • Attractions: Mt. Everest, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monastery, Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Palkhor Monastery
  • 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.

Day1

Arrival in Lhasa, rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m]

Your guide/driver will meet you at airport or Lhasa railway station with your name sign. 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: Economic Accommodation of Snow Heaven Hotel (It is called Xue Yu Tiantang International Hotel) or Ganggyan Hotel or similar hotel such as Yak Hotel or Dhood Gu Hotel (room on double occupancy)

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 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

Day3

Tour in Lhasa (by mini bus 15-23 seats): 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. 

Accommodation as above

Day4

Lhasa-Shigatse (by mini bus 15-23 seats, 280km, about 4-5 hrs.)

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 Zangba Hotel or Gesar Hotel (we reserve the right to book either one for a budget group tour according to the two hotel's resources status.

Note: If travelers have specific requests, please do let advisors know in advance, if you want to upgrade to the top level best such as: The Qomolangzhong Hotel or Shigatse Hotel or similar higher category hotel, additional cost will be charged--and this is to be reconfirmed by Your Trip Advisor.

Day5

Shigatse-Shegar-Rongphu Monastery (340 km)-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 (4 km trekking or by local environmental bus), 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 Zangba Hotel or Gesar Hotel (we reserve the right to book either one for a budget group tour according to the two hotel's resources status.

Note: If travelers have specific requests, please do let advisors know in advance, if you want to upgrade to the top level best such as: The Qomolangzhong Hotel or Shigatse Hotel or similar higher category hotel, additional cost will be charged--and this is to be reconfirmed by Your Trip Advisor.

Day7

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

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

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 4-6 traveler basis. 

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2017 & 2018

Class/Price for Per Person Jan. 1 to
Mar.31
Apr.1 to
Jun.23
Jun.25 to
Aug.25
Aug.26 to
Oct.15
Oct.16 to
Nov.15
Nov.16 to
Dec. 30
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels) 840 US$ 950 US$ 1000 US$ 990 US$ 920 US$ 840 US$

Arrival Dates Price Per Person/Booking Status
2017/4/1  USD 945 /Full booked (3 full groups)
2017/4/5 USD 945 /2 vacancies
2017/4/7 USD 945 /4 vacancies
2017/4/10 USD 950 /2 vacancies
2017/4/13 USD 950/ 3 vacancies
2017/4/14 USD 950/ 4 vacancies
2017/4/15 USD 950/ 6 vacancies
2017/4/16 USD 950/ 2 vacancies
2017/4/17 USD 950/ 3 vacancies
2017/4/18 USD 950/ Open
2017/4/20 USD 950/ 4 vacancies
2017/4/21 USD 950/ Open
2017/4/22 USD 950/ 3 vacancies
2017/4/23 USD 950/ 4 vacancies
2017/4/25 USD 950/ 4 vacancies
2017/4/27 USD 1000/ 2 vacancies
2017/4/28 USD 1000/ 6 vacancies
2017/4/30 USD 1000/ 4 vacancies
2017/5/1 USD 1000/ Open
2017/5/2 USD 1000/ 4 vacancies
2017/5/4 USD 950/ 3 vacancies
2017/5/5 USD 975/Open
2017/5/7 USD 975/ 5 Vacancies
2017/5/9 USD 975/Open
2017/5/11 USD 975 Vacancies
2017/5/12 USD 990/Open
2017/5/15 USD 990/ 6 vacancies
2017/5/16 USD 990/Open
2017/5/19 USD 990/ Open
2017/5/20 USD 990/ 3 vacancies
2017/5/22 USD 990/ Open
2017/5/23 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/5/26 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/5/27 USD 990/ 5 vacancies
2017/5/29 USD 990/open
2017/5/30 USD 990/Open
2017/5/31 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/6/2 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/6/3 USD 990/ 6 vacancies
2017/6/6 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/6/9 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/10 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/13 USD 990/ 4 vacancies
2017/6/15 USD 990/ 5 vacancies
2017/6/16 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/17 USD 990/ 6 vacancies
2017/6/19 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/20 USD 990/ 7 vacancies
2017/6/22 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/23 USD 990/ Open
2017/6/24 USD 990/ 5 vacancies
2017/6/27 USD 990/ 6 vavcancies
2017/6/29 USD 990/ 6 vavcancies
2017/6/30 USD990/ Open
2017/7/2 USD1050/ 4 Vancancies
2017/7/4 USD 1100 / 2 pax Confirmed
2017/7/5 USD 1100/ Open
2017/7/6 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/8 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/11 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/12 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/14 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/15 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/16 USD 1050/ 7 vavcancies
2017/7/18 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/19 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/20 USD 1050/ 6 vacancies
2017/7/21 USD 1050/ 2 vacancies
2017/7/25 US$ 1050/ open
2017/7/26 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/28 USD 1050/ Open
2017/7/29 USD 1050/ Open
2017/8/1 USD 1050/ Open
2017/8/2 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/4 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/5 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/8 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/9 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/11 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/12 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/15 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/16 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/18 USD 1100/ 5 vacancies
2017/8/19 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/22 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/23 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/25 USD 1100/ Open
2017/8/26 USD 1050/ Open
2017/8/29 USD 990/ Open
2017/8/30 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/1 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/2 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/5 USD 990/ 4 pax confirmed
2017/9/7 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/8 USD 990/ 2 pax Confirmed
2017/9/9 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/12 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/14 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/15 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/16 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/19 USD 990/ 1 pax confirmed
2017/9/21 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/22 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/23 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/25 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/26 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/28 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/29 USD 990/ Open
2017/9/30 USD 990/ 2 pax confirmed
2017/10/1 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/2 USD 990/ 1 pax Confirmed
2017/10/3 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/5 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/6 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/10 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/12 USD 990/ Open
2017/10/13 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/17 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/19 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/20 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/21 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/22 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/24 USD 950/ open
2017/10/26 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/27 USD 950/ Open
2017/10/28 USD 950/ 1 pax confirmed
2017/10/31 USD 950/ Open
2017/11/3 USD 950/ Open
2017/11/7 USD 950/ Open
2017/11/9 USD900/ Open
2017/11/14 USD 850/ Open
2017/11/18 USD 850/ Open
2017/11/21 USD 850/ Open
2017/11/23 USD 850/ 3 pax booked
2017/12/2 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/7 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/8 USD900/ Open
2017/12/12 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/15 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/16 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/21 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/26 USD 900/ Open
2017/12/30 USD900/ Open
2018/1/1 USD 900/ Open
2018/1/15 USD 900/ Open
2018/2/1 USD 900/ Open
2018/2/8 USD 900/ Open
2018/2/15 USD 900/ 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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Price includes
  • 1) All travel permits for Tibet
  • 2) English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • 3) Transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary (vehicle ranging from mini bus to 23 seats tour coach)
  • 4) Free airport pick up (at 12:30 and 4:00 pm) and drop off (8:30am and 1:30pm) service
  • 5) All administrative fees
  • 6) All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
  • 7) Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
  • 8) 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);Note: If you DO NOT want to share one room with another traveler but stay in one room in Lhasa and Shigatse city by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement; Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk (dormitory basis for one night);
  • 9) Meals as specified as above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • 10) Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary;
  • 11) One-time welcome dinner for the group;
  • 12) One box of mineral water per day, shared Oxygen tank in car (for EBC trip when outside of Lhasa)
  • 13) Airport Shuttle Transfer for the specified time)
Price Excludes
  • 1 Flight or train to and from Tibet
  • 2 Chinese visa
  • Meals not specified
  • 4 Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • 5 Tips to the driver and guide

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 12:30 and 4:00 pm-- Please join on this time.

Free drop off time at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm -- Please join on this time.

Exception

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

  • If travelers want shuttle bus 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 400RMB/car for private airport transfer service, which needs a report to travel consultant upon booking.
  • If travelers come before or after the designated schedule, they are required to pay extra 400RMB/car for private airport transfer service or 250RMB for train station, which needs a report to travel consultant upon booking the tour. the same rule applys to the departure.
  • If travelers miss the free shuttle transfer service as a result of flight delay or flight change and need a private pick up or drop off service, extra 400RMB/car for airport transfer/250RMB for train station transfer is required.
  • If travelers miss the free shuttle service and do not want to pay a private transfer fee of RMB400 per car, travelers can take airline-shuttle bus transfer by themselves (RMB 30-35 per person). The airline shuttle bus is just beside the Lhasa Gonggar Airport Gateway and it is available for every flight. And from the airline shuttle bus stop (about 500 meters to the east of Potala Palace), travelers can pay RMB 10-20 to take taxi or pedi cab to hotel by themselves (our guide or agency operator will meet you in hotel lobby).

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.

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