This private 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. Our first stop is at Shigatse city which is the 2nd largest city in Tibet. For cheaper tour price, you can consider to join our Everest Group Tours (up to 12 travelers in one mini bus at most)
Tour Program Outline
|Day1||Get to Lhasa, transfer to hotel||Rest for high altitude acclimatization||3-4 star hotel|
|Day2||Lhasa Highlight day tour||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets, Tibetan tea house||3-4 star hotel|
|Day3||Lhasa Highlight day tour||Drepung and Sera Monastery||3-4 star hotel|
|Day4||Lhasa-Shigatse (280km, about 4-5 hours)-Yak Mountain hiking||landscape trip, Tibetan streets, Tashilhunpo Monastery (or Yak Mountain hiking)||3-4 star hotel|
|Day5||Shigatse-Shegar-E.B.C (5200m),about 10 hours||Landscape along the way, Campsite view to Moutain Everest||Campsite Tent|
|Day6||E.B.C-Shigatse city||EB.C 4-8km trek, view to peak of Everest,driving back||3-4 star hotel|
|Day7||Shigatse-Gyantse (90km)-Karola Glacier-Yamdrok-Lhasa||Pelkhor Monastery,Kumbum Pagoda, Karola Glacier,Lake Yamdrok||3-4 star hotel|
|Day8||Free time in Lhasa, Lhasa-final departure||have a safe trip to next destination|
Flexible stops on the way
Arrival in Lhasa
Arrival in Lhasa, hotel transfer and rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m] o/n in 4 star hotel
Lhasa Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinities. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and she 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. Well another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locoates 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 Barkor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where the residence of many local people is.
Lhasa Highlights: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.
Lhasa-Shigatse (280km, 4-5 hrs.): Meals: [Breakfast]
Today's activities: Landscape driving from Lhasa to Shigatse city, Tashilhunpo Monastery-optionaly we an do the yak mountain hiking if we do not visit Tashilhunpo monastery. We will get to Shigatse around 4:30 pm
Shigatse [3900m], Shegar-Rongphu Monastery-Campsite (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.
Rongbuk-Campsite, trek 4 km to Everest Base Camp Meals: [Breakfast by yourself]-Shigatse
Today's activities: Everest Sunrise and last peak at Everest ( 8 hours of drive)
Shigatse city-Gyantse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa, Meals: [Breakfast]
Today’s activities: Yamdrok Lake (100km from Lhasa), Southern part of Tibet Plateau (3 hours of drive)
Lhasa & Return Home, Meals: [Breakfast]
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.
Private Tour Price is just for reference only, Please inquire for detailed quotation
1. Price on double occupancy
2. Comfortable hotels in cities and guesthouses in other remote places.
3. Flight and train tickets are not included
4. Tour cost for reference only, please inquire for detailed quotation
5. The more people you have, the cheaper it is.
|Suggested time to visit||Price(per person)|
|April 10-November.10||From 1100 USD|
|Best time to visit|
|April 20-June 20, September-October|
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