Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Price:
From $850
Tour Code:
G04
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).

This is our most popular itinerary, Which is also a once-in-a-lifetime experience to view the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest, with 8848m above sea level. After spending your first 3 days in Lhasa city for main tourist sites visiting, we will get ready to start the journey to Everest. We’ll stop by holy Yamdrok Lake, the glistening Karola Glacier and Khumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Shigatse. From there we’ll go up to over 5000 meters and spend a night at Everest Base Camp. If weather permits, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and glorious sunrise before return to Lhasa.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From airport to downtown Lhasa, it takes about 1.2hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Bakhor street is in the center of Lhasa old town.
Jokhang Temple
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

Then visit Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, approx 7hrs

In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongbuk guesthouse

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 6hrs

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, you can take the eco-bus to the Everest Base Camp. If you like trekking, you can do a short trek from the tent guesthouses community to the actual Everest Base Camp. For the 4km, it will take you about 1.5-2 hours on your physical condition. After sightseeing, we will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Mt. Everest
everest tour
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery the home of Panchen Lama, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, the northern way to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo valley.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 8 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-04-01 ~ 2017-06-30 2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31
$910 $1020 $910 $850

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-04-01 ~ 2017-06-30 2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31
$950 $1090 $950 $870

Discount Policy

You can enjoy one or both discount policies below, if you situation fits the terms.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 8% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 4% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2017-06-30 $910 2 Book
2017-07-03 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-04 $1020 1 Book
2017-07-07 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-10 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-12 $1020 2 Book
2017-07-14 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-17 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-21 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-24 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-25 $1020 5 Book
2017-07-28 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-07-29 $1020 2 Book
2017-07-31 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-04 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-07 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-10 $1020 2 Book
2017-08-11 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-14 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-17 $1020 1 Book
2017-08-18 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-21 $1020 2 Book
2017-08-25 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-08-28 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-01 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-04 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-07 $1020 2 Book
2017-09-08 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-11 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-12 $1020 6 Book
2017-09-15 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-16 $1020 1 Book
2017-09-18 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-09-23 $1020 4 Book
2017-09-25 $1020 2 Book
2017-09-29 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-10-02 $1020 4 Book
2017-10-06 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-10-09 $1020 open for booking Book
2017-10-13 $910 1 Book
2017-10-16 $910 open for booking Book
2017-10-20 $910 1 Book
2017-10-23 $910 1 Book
2017-10-27 $910 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $910 open for booking Book
2017-10-31 $910 2 Book
2017-11-03 $850 open for booking Book
2017-11-06 $850 1 Book
2017-11-09 $850 1 Book
2017-11-10 $850 open for booking Book
2017-11-17 $850 open for booking Book
2017-11-23 $850 1 Book
2017-11-24 $850 open for booking Book
2017-12-08 $850 open for booking Book
2017-12-15 $850 open for booking Book
2017-12-22 $850 open for booking Book
2017-12-29 $850 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

*Lodgings: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

                  1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

*Meal: 6 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Breakfast on Day 06, Lunch, Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities to guide and driver according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

jaso***

2017-06-25

i qould like to trip tibet in august/2017. i have a dificulty to walk without some body's assistance walking very slow. can you arrage personal helper for wheel chair. and to assisting me to go up and down steps. if do how much is it per one day service?

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amy

2017-06-25

Dear Jason Chundeug Choo, according to your situation, only a private tour is most suitable for you that means our tour guide and driver just serve for you in the trip with a private vehicle, they could walk very slow as well to assist you and NO need to rent a wheel chair for this, I will send you my suggested itinerary by email soon.

Dona***

2017-06-20

My wife and I are considering a visit to Tibet and Nepal in late October-early November 2017. We are intrigued by this tour. Is it suitable us at age 73 in reasonably good health but I have a bad left knee that keeps me from hiking steep trails? Would the stay be in the Rongbuk guesthouse or the Nomad Tent? We would prefer the former. We have China visas. Thanks for answering these questions.

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amy

2017-06-20

Dear Donald C. Peters, as long as you don’t have serious hypertension, heart troubles, illness of lungs or respiratory problems, it’s quite fine to travel to Tibet at the age 73 but I personally still suggest you to have a physical examination before going to Tibet. 

So nice to hear you are interested in joining our most popular 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Group Tour in later Oct-early Nov, usually no hiking in this itinerary but some of travelers like trekking, then you can do a short trek with them from the tent or guesthouses community to the Everest Base Camp, if not and you could take eco-bus to Everest Base Camp as well, so no worry about your left knee problem. We usually arrange travelers to live in Rongbuk guesthouse after Oct.

Pasi***

2017-06-19

Hi, me and my girlfriend are coming to Tibet on 29th or 30th of July (30th prefered) and were thinking about booking the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour from you. What should we know before arriving? Is the trip itinerary as detailed on your webpage or might there be changes during this season? How do we get the travel permit to Tibet? Is the price given on your webpage final? We are flying to Lhasa from Beijing.

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amy

2017-06-19

Dear Pasi Mänttäri, yes you two could join our 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour starting on 29th July is better, because there are two travelers in this group so far and guaranteed departure. 

The tour itinerary, cost and departure date all won’t be changed once tour booked because it’s a group tour as it involves other travelers, so please no worry about this.

Since you take flight from Beijing to Lhasa, you will be required to present original Tibet permits to board flight which will be checked at Beijing airport, so we will post your original Tibet permits to your hotel in Beijing or a place where you can receive in China after we got them here. 

Yes, the price we provided on our website is final. 

Rach***

2017-06-18

I am interested in joining the 8 day Lhasa - EBC tour on either August 10 or 11. I am traveling solo but would like to join a group. What is the best price for a single woman for either of those starting dates? Thanks you for letting me know. -- Rachel

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amy

2017-06-18

Dear Rachel Sens, as a solo traveler, I highly suggest you to join our 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Base Camp Group Tour starting on 10th Aug based on your schedule, there are 2 travelers in this group so far, it would be great if you could join them.

Stev***

2017-06-17

Explore with my adult daughter. A bonding experience.

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penny

2017-06-20

Dear Steven Condon, please kindly let me know more information as below so that I can provide you the proposal accordingly:

 

1. When you plan to do this tour?

 

2. How many days you would like to stay in Tibet?

 

3. What kind of accommodation you would like to stay in, the Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star)/economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest house?

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