Visiting the Mt. Everest Base Camp is the everyone’s dream, we organize a short trip to Mt. Everest base by giving you considerable amount of time to acclimatize the altitude in Lhasa. Mean while you will visit the main attractions in Lhasa, then drive through the remote areas by visiting the Lake Yamdrok, karola Glacier and Pelchoe Monastery, then drive to Mt. Everest base camp and stay an overnight there. There is an option of hiking around Mt. Everest Base Camp. The best time to visit for a clear sky in the month of April, May, June, September, October, November, December, January and February.
|DAY||DISTANCE / TIME||ACTIVITY / ATTRACTIONS||DESTINATION|
|Day 01.||60km from Airport / 1 hr 15km from Train Station / 30 mins||Arrival in Lhasa||Lhasa / 3650m|
|Day 02.||Around 5 hrs||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street||Lhasa / 3650m|
|Day 03.||Around 5 hrs||Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery||Lhasa/ 3650m|
|Day 04.||350km / 7 – 8 hrs||Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor choede Monastery,||Shigatse / 3850m|
|Day 05.||350km / 8 – 9hrs||Gyatso La pass, Pang la Pass & Mt. Everest Base Camp||EBC / 5000m|
|Day 06.||350km / 8 hrs||Rongbuk Monastery & Mt. Everest Base camp||Shigatse / 3850m|
|Day 7.||280km / 6 hrs||Yarlung Tsangpo River known as Upper Brahmaputra River||Lhasa / 3650m|
|Day 08.||60km to Airport / 1 hr 15km to Train Station / 30mins||Departure from Tibet|
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa Tour
Your arrival in Tibet will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and Tibetan driver by presenting a white scarf (Khada in Tibet) at the Airport or the Train Station. This is a very traditional way of welcoming a friend in Tibet. The Distance from Airport to Lhasa city is about 60km and from the Train station to Lhasa is about 15km. We take the first day easy for acclimatize the altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 02. Lhasa Escorted Tour
After your breakfast at the Hotel, our meet you at the hotel lobby and will escort to visit the Potala Palace, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. It was built in the 7th Century by the King Songtsan Gampo and later, in 17th Century the palace was extended the building to the present size and then, became the palace of the Dalai Lamas and also used as the Tibetan local administrative center of the Dalai Lama. This palace is the largest and intact group of ancient buildings in Tibet, which is listed in the world heritage. In the afternoon, our guide will take you to visit the Jokhang Temple which is located in the heart of Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is considered as the holiest temple in Tibet, where there is the image of Buddha Sakyamuni which has the history of 2500 years. It is also the main worshiping place for Tibetans and Buddhist. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 03. Lhasa Escorted Tour
In the morning, we are going to visit the Drepung Monastery. The Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Geluk pa school in Autonomous Region of Tibet. During the 17th century the monastery had housed more than 10,000 monks and it was became the palace of Dalai Lama. There are 7 colleges in the monastery and big assembly hall for all the monks. In the afternoon, after the lunch we drive to the Sera Monastery, which was built in the 14th century by the disciple of Tsonga Pa who is the founder of Geluk Pa school or the seat. The most interesting thing to witness in this monastery is the debating of monks. They are debating on the Buddhist philosophy and it is very helpful for the monks to sharpen their mind. The debate will be held from Monday to Saturday from 3:00pm to 5pm, though no debate on Sunday. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04. Lhasa – Gyantse – Gyantse - Shigatse;
Today is the time to depart from Lhasa to explore the remote parts of Tibet. In the Morning our guide and driver will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On way to Shigatse we will come across the Kampa La pass (4700m) and will have an awesome view of Lake Yamdrok and the Nyenchen Kangsar Range, the highest peak has 7,300m height from sea level. Then driving near by the turquoise colored lake Yamdrok after another half an hour, then reached in Nangkhar Tse where you can have some lunch. After the lunch, driving through the beautiful valley to see the Tibetan nomadic camps, Karola Glacier (it is the 7th largest glacier in TAR). Crossing the Simi la pass and a man-made lake for hydroelectricity. After your arrival in Gyantse, we visit the Phelchor Choede Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Gyantse Kumbum is the most magnificent building in Tibet and the shape of the building is very familiar with solid or three dimension mandala. Continue drive to Shigatse after the visit and stay overnight in Shigatse.
Day 05. Shigatse – EBC;
This day we have a long drive to Mt. Everst Base camp by passing two high passes called Gyatso La pass & Pang la pass or Gyalwo La pass, which is having elevation of 5150m height from the sea level. Then, drive further to the Mt. Everest Base Camp and stay an overnight there. There is an option of hiking around the Mt. Everest Base camp. The Sunset view of the Mt. Everest is the most wonderful thing that you will experience. Also visit the Rongbuk Monastery & Zha Rongbuk Monastery, Overnight at EBC;
Day 06. EBC – Shigatse;
In the Morning, we will explore the Mt. Everest base camp & then, drive back to Shigatse through the same route. Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 07. Shigatse – Lhasa;
Today we can take it little easy to drive back to Lhasa. In the morning we visit the Tashi Lunpo Monastery, which was built by the 1st Dalai Lama called Je Gendun Drup in 1447. Tashi Lunpo Monastery is the largest monastery in the Tsan Region and later the monastery had become the palace for the Panchen Lamas. The main attraction of the Monastery is the Statue of future Buddha Maitreya, which is the last statue in Tibet was built in 1914 by the 9th Panchen Lama. In the afternoon, we drive back to Lhasa through the friendship highway. There is an option to visit an Incense Cottage factory owned by Tibetans, the most stunning thing is to see the watermill used for making the incense. After you arrive in Lhasa, you can have some to visit around Lhasa city and explore the Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 08. Departure from Lhasa;
Today is the end of the trip and we highly suggest our travelers to give a short time to fill the evaluation form to improve our quality service for the future. Then, our guide will be waiting at the Hotel lobby and take you to the Airport or Train station accordingly.
- Tibet Travel Permit & other necessary documents;
- Entrance ticket fees for all the sights listed in the itinerary;
- Tibet Tourism Transportation with an experienced local Tibetan driver:
- A Tour Guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
- Accommodation: listed in the tour itinerary;
- Transfer services between Airport or Train station & Hotel;
- Oxygen cylinder for the group;
- Meals: only breakfast is included at the hotels;
- Government Taxes and services charges
- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
- Two bottle of water per traveler per day
Tour Cost Excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner;
- Personal Expenditure; (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
- Flights or Train Tickets;
- Gratuities for the guide and driver;
- Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa( travelers who are coming from Tibet) & its services fee