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8 Days Standard Everest Group Tour on Every Wednesday and Sunday led by Tibetan Guide-Lowest Price Guaranteed

Highlights

Welcome to join 8-day Tibet Everest  Base Camp group tour on every Wednesday and Sunday! This tailor-made EBC group tour covers highlight Lhasa attractions of Potala, Jokhang, Barkhor, Norbulinka and Sera Monastery, and other famous sites from and to Everest Base Camp, such as Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor and Tashilhunpo Monastery. Mt. Everest, the roof top of the Tibet highland Plateau attracts tens of thousands of travelers and adventurers around the world every year. With the Tibet travel permits and departure fixed at least 20 days in advance, travelers can join the EBC group tour even just 2 days in advance from us and pay the tour cost upon arrival in USD or Chinese Yuan in cash. As based in Lhasa, we focus more on quality service rather than on advertisement.

EBC group Tour outline

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa, pick up and rest well at hotel 
Day 2: Visit Norbulinka-Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and Sera Monastery, O/n in hotel 
Day 3: Walking tour to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Streets,O/n in hotel 
Day 4: Lhasa -Yamdrok-Tso (Lake)-Karola Glacier-Gyantse- Shigatse (354 km, about 12 hours), O/n in hotel
Day 5: Shigatse -Lhatse-Shegar (New Tingri)-Everest Base Camp (340 km, about 7-10 hours) Overnight: Nomad Tents (if available) or Guesthouse at Tashitsong or Rongphu (depends on season and availability) 
Day 6: Everest Base Camp -Rongphu Monastery- Shigatse (340 km, 7-10 hours) Gesar Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel 
Day 7: Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery)-Lhasa (272 km, 6-7 hours)   
Day 8: Final Departure at at 06:30 am; 08:30 am and 12:30 pm at your hotel

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

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)-

US$ 955

US$1030

US$1150

US$1075

US$1020

US$935

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

US$ 830

US$915

US$1030

US$975

US$920

US$830

  • Minimum group size 4 pax, maximum group size 12 pax, if there are only 2 pax finally, additional US$150 per person to be upgraded as private tour.
  • For travelers who already purchased this product permits on Viator, 50$ permits application fee deduction applies to all price options above! Enjoy your booking with us!
  • EBC Group Tour Accommodation Options A or B

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashi Norta Hotel, Snow Heaven Hotel, House of Shambhala, Shambhala Palace, Xiangbala Hotel

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Tashi Choeta Hotel, Zhangba Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashitakge Hotel, The Tibet Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Heritage Hotel or Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Gorkha Hotel, Dekang Hotel 

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Shigatse Shandong Mansion, Manasarovar Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

 

Highlights:

  • Tibet Ctrip Travel Service ExcellenceDeparture on Every Wednesday and Sunday
  • Low price guaranted
  • We are recommended by TripAdvisor with Certificate of Excellence of 2016 & 2017
  • Reputable Accommodation Options in Lhasa (We select better downtown hotels recommended by TripAdvisor)
  • Pure Tibetan tour guide and driver

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. We reserve the right optimize the actual operation according to the local road trafic situation, weather/climate, travel season and possible travel policy instant change.

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.

Day1

Arrival in Lhasa by train or airfare, rest for altitude 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 per booking on option A or option B

Day2

Tour in Lhasa (by mini bus 15-23 seats): Norbulinka and Sera Monastery

Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it 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. You will stay overnight at 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option). 

Day3

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). 

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.

Group Tour Departure Date and Price 2018---Low Price Guarnateed-Departure on Every Wednesday and Sunday

For travelers who already purchased this product permits on Viator, 50$ permits application fee deduction applies to all price options! Enjoy your booking with us!

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

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)-

US$ 955

US$1030

US$1150

US$1075

US$1020

US$935

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

US$ 830

US$915

US$1030

US$975

US$920

US$790

Minimum group size 4 pax, maximum group size 12 pax, if there are only 2 pax finally, additional US$150 per person to be upgraded as private tour.  

EBC Group Tour Accommodation Options A or B

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashi Norta Hotel, Snow Heaven Hotel, House of Shambhala, Shambhala Palace, Xiangbala Hotel

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Tashi Choeta Hotel, Zhangba Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class  

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashitakge Hotel, The Tibet Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Heritage Hotel or Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Gorkha Hotel, Dekang Hotel 

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Shigatse Shandong Mansion, Manasarovar Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

How to book:

1) Travelers can book with us directly at least 20 days before arrival date

2) Travelers can book and secure the EBC tour permits and departure on viator (8-Day Everest Group Tour On Every Wednesday and Sunday) and book with us even upon arrival (or just 3-5 days prior to Lhasa arrival date). For travelers who want to arrive before and/or after the scheduled dates, please inform us clearly for us to arrange the appropriate Tibet travel permits.

3) For travelers who already purchased this product permits on Viator, 50$ permits application fee deduction applies to all price options! Enjoy your booking with us!

Reputable Hotel Options

Option A) Reputable and Comfortable hotel (recommended on TripAdvisor) in Lhasa: House of Shambhala, Shambhala Palace, Tashi Norta Hotel, Snow Heaven Hotel 

Option B) Comfortable Hotel in Lhasa: The Tibet Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Heritage Hotel or Tashitakge Hotel, Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Gorkha Hotel, Dekang Hotel 

Dates & Price

Group Tour Departure Date and Price 2018---Low Price Guarnateed-Departure on Every Wednesday and Sunday

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2017 & 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

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)-

US$ 955

US$1030

US$1150

US$1075

US$1020

US$935

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

US$ 830

US$915

US$1030

US$975

US$920

US$790

Minimum group size 4 pax, maximum group size 12 pax, if there are only 2 pax finally, additional US$150 per person to be upgraded as private tour.  

EBC Group Tour Accommodation Options A or B

Option A) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa: Deluxe Class (4-Star Hotels)

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashi Norta Hotel, Snow Heaven Hotel, House of Shambhala, Shambhala Palace, Xiangbala Hotel

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Tashi Choeta Hotel, Zhangba Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

Option B) using comfortable hotel in Lhasa  Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

Lhasa Accommodation option: Tashitakge Hotel, The Tibet Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Heritage Hotel or Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Gorkha Hotel, Dekang Hotel 

Shigatse Accommodation option: Gesar Hotel, Shigatse Shandong Mansion, Manasarovar Hotel

Everest B.C Campsite tent house or Rongphu guesthouse

How to book:

1) Travelers can book with us directly at least 20 days before arrival date

2) Travelers can book and secure the EBC tour permits and departure on viator (8-Day Everest Group Tour On Every Wednesday and Sunday) and book with us even upon arrival (or just 3-5 days prior to Lhasa arrival date). For travelers who want to arrive before and/or after the scheduled dates, please inform us clearly for us to arrange the appropriate Tibet travel permits.

Service Details

Price includes
  • 1) English-speaking local Tibetan guide 
  • 2) Transport by shared tour van or coach with driver 

  • 3) Lhasa Accommodation according to the price options (twin share room basis)
  • 4) Single room supplement applies during hotel in Lhasa and Shigatse if there are individual travelers who cannot find the other same sex traveler to share the room, single room supplement ranges from 180 to 250 USD per hotel option A or B 

  • 5) One night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp (dormitory basis-without breakfast) 
  • 6) All entrance tickets 

  • 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) Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • 12) Inclusions All Tibet Travel Permits (Covering your whole duration in Tibet)

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 09:30 am; 13:30 pm; 16:30 pm

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

Exception

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

  • 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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