Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Tour Code:
H02
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private escorted tour with guide & vehicle at your service exclusively and the itinerary can be tailor-made to your exact liking.

This is one of our two most popular packages. This itinerary covers nearly all primary attractions of Tibet, such as The Potala Palace, Barkhor street, Jokhang Temple, etc.. Besides, tourists can see a wonderful view of holly lake Yamdroktso and Karola Glacier. In the end, the most exciting thing is to spend one night in Everest Base Camp, from where you can get a close-shot of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wonder around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

After rest one night, today you will recover sufficiently to launch your Lhasa city tour, with a close contact with Lhasa, the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

At first, you will go to the Potala Palace, which is the symbolic place of Lhasa and also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was built by the 33rd. great king of Tibet in the 7th century. The gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet are the most worth seeing in Potala Palace.

After lunch, you are going to Jokhang Temple, which was founded in the same time and by the same king with Potala Palace. From outside, you can see many pilgrims making prostrating in front of the temple. From inside, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at his age of 12.

Barkhor Street is the next destination that women love a lot, because it’s a famous walking street where they can go shopping. There are many distinctive shops that sell different Tibetan stuff, like handicraft, Thangka, and so on. Except for shopping, tourists can also join the Kora with pilgrims and locals, to explore Tibetan religious culture more deeply.

There is still one more important thing---the welcome dinner, which will be arranged tonight. We hope all the tourists will enjoy this tour and have an unforgettable memory.

Optional:

You can go to visit the Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center if time is enough. You can also watch the Tibetan Culture Show in the evening for USD60 per person at your own expense.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Potala Palace is the landmark architecture of Lhasa, Tibet
Pious worshipers kowtowing in front of Jokhang Temple. It's a religionary tradition of Tibetan people.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drak Yerpa, a place may not be that famous but with its own advantage. It consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves. There are some holes that kind of arrows left in the cliffs are believed to prove that the legendary hero Gesar of Ling had visited this valley.

In the afternoon, tourists will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate starts around 3 to 5 p.m. It’s very attractive even if you don’t understand what they are talking about at all. If the debate is not your type, you can also see the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Budda inside of the monastery.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa
Sera Monastery
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

You will go to Shigatse from Lhasa via Gyantse today.

Firstly, you can have a glimpse of Yamdroktso Lake during the way to Gampala pass (4790m). This is the holy lake surrounded by plenty of snow-capped mountains. And special views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m) ---the highest mountain near Lhasa, comes out later soon.

You will see the Korala Glacier when we pass it on the roadside. After hanging pray flag at Simila Mountain pass, we will arrive in Gyantse, the third largest city in Tibet after Lhasa and Shigatse. We shall visit Pelkor Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and then see the Gyantse Fortress from a distance.

It normally takes one and a half hours to drive from Gyantse to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk–EBC(5200m), 350km, aprox. 7hrs

Before we drive to Lhatse to have lunch, we will visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama.

After passing Tsola Pass (4600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5248m), we will enter the National Nature Reserve of Mt. Everest, from where tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m),

And then we will go directly to Everest Base Camp (5200m). You can see the amazing sunset of golden Everest peak at the lodging area if the weather is good.

Stay overnight at tent camp in summer (May- Oct.)

Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house in winter (Nov. - Apr.)

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Day 6 EBC-Shigatse , 350km, approx. 7hrs

The great sunrise of Everest Peak is far out of your imagination. Enjoy the peaceful and wonderful morning you’ve never had. After that, we will go to the Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world. Then we may trek to EBC from lodging area. You can have a good look at Mt. Everest from EBC and take clear photos of it. In the end, we will start to return to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Mt. Everest
Rongbuk Monastery
Day 7 Shigatse–Lhasa, 280km, approx 6-7hrs

We will visit the last attraction of this itinerary today---Yungdrungling Monastery, a typical Buddhist monastery. And then, the driver will take you to your hotel in Lhasa. It costs 6-7 hours because of the speed-limit regulation.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Yungdrungling Monastery
Yungdrungling Monastery
Day 8 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Gabr***

2017-10-16

I intend to go to Tibet on November, 19th and join any group.

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Caroline

2017-10-16

Dear Gabriella Cristina,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry! We have an 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour, which will start from 23rd. November. I am wondering if you are interested in joining it.

Davi***

2017-09-28

arrive from Shanghai on 1st June 2018, leave on 8th June 2018. Hostel/guesthouse

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Caroline

2017-09-29

Dear David,

   Thank you for sending us an inquiry! Since you have three people, you can either join our 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour or have a private tour only designed for you based on your interest.

Shar***

2017-08-28

hi, We plan to visit Tibet during national holidays. we are thinking of 8 day tour. can you please suggest an economical package as we are students and cannot afford a costly tour.

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penny

2017-08-28

Dear Sharan, according to your situation, I think our 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour should be suitable for you. Each of you can pay only US$990 (discounted price) with the 3-star hotels.

Tiag***

2017-08-24

What is the price of Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour - 8 day ?

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julie

2017-08-24

Hello Tiago, I’m delighted you are interested in the 8 days Mt.Everest tour, for this tour route, we have both group tour travelling with other visitors and private tour with an individual tour guide and driver.  I 'll send you the cost via email soon. Regards, Julie

Jon ***

2017-08-23

We plan to arrive in Lhasa on October 24, 2017 and would like to do an 8 day EBC small group tour, ending and departing Lhasa on October 31. Is a tour available at this time? Please confirm the cost. Thank you.

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amy

2017-08-23

Dear Jon Koster,

It would be nice if you could arrive in Lhasa one day earlier and join our 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Group Tour starting on 23rd Oct and tour ends on 30th Oct, because there is one traveler in this group so far, hope could join this date. 

The price is USD910/person based on 3 star hotel double room for later Oct.

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