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Highlights

Top 1: Lhasa Everest Lhasa Private Trip 8 days 

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) 

Days

    Tour  Program  Outline                                

            Daily activity                              

Accommodations
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

Highlights:

  • Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets;
  • Drepung + Sera Monastery, Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery;
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp, Gyantse, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake, Yak Mountain hiking
  • Flexible stops on the way

Itinerary

Day1

Arrival in Lhasa

Arrival in Lhasa, hotel transfer and rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m] o/n in 4 star hotel 

Day2

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.
Accommodation: 3 star to 4 star basis per clients personal requests

Day3

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.
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.

Day4

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
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar good 3 star hotel
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.

Day5

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.
O/n in Tent or guesthouse,Accommodation: Campsite tent or guesthouses in Rongphu (Everest Base Camp Region Accommodation), note: the toilet in Everest Base Camp region is quite simple and not clean.

Day6

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)
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

Day7

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)
In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. 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 Kangtsang (7191m) and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045m). 
Accommodation: Yak Hotel or Dhood Gu Hotel or Guesthouse per your requests
Note that: if someone of you needs to leave Tibet today by an afternoon flight, it is workable and we can transfer to airport for your flight and then drive back to Lhasa.

Day8

 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.

Dates & Price

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 visitPrice(per person)
April 10-November.10 From 1100 USD
Best time to visit
April 20-June 20, September-October

Service Details

Price includes
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits;
  • Tibet travel permits delivery;

  • Entrance tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary

  • Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included);?

  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;

  • Lodging: available from 5 star hotels to budget guesthouses;

  • Pick-up and drop-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;

  • Oxygen container in car;

  • Lodging and meals for guide and driver;

  • First aid kit;

  • Liability travel insurance;

Price Excludes
  • Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended);
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);

  • International and domestic flight/train;

  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet ranges from US$4 to US$20 per person per meal);

  • Gratuities for the guide and driver;

  • Services not mentioned above

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