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
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
Rongbuk 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

everest tour
Everest Base Camp
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 for your next destination.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Crai***

2017-05-29

Hello, l'd like to either join a small group or travel individually for ~8 days starting June 22nd approximately. l'd like to know how long it takes to obtain appropriate documentation. l'll be in San Francisco so l am sure PRC has a consulate there. lt's really just a matter of how long the special permits take for US passport holder to get PRC visa and Tibet travel permit. Thank you. C. Feeney

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penny

2017-06-08

Dear Craig, usually we need to submit the documents (the copies of your passport and China visa) to apply for the necessary permits for you about 15 days before your tour starts and can obtain the permits about 10 days later. Yes, please get the China visa from your local Chinese Embassy first and not to mention any information on Tibet in your Visa application. Otherwise, I'm afraid your local Chinese Embassy will refuse to issue the China visa to you directly. Please call your local Chinese Embassy to inquire the necessary materials you need to provide for the Visa and let me know if you ned any help from us.

We do have the 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour on June 22nd you can join. More details please find in the email.

laur***

2017-05-13

My husband and I are interested in getting quotes from multiple agencies to compare prices and find the best price on private tours that include Everest Base camp. We would prefer a private tour but we are not sure that we can afford it. We prefer a room with a private bath. ( We realize that doesn't exist at EBC and are comfortable staying in one of the tents on that portion of the tour. ) We will be traveling by train from Xian. If possible we would also like a quote for a soft sleeper from Xian to Lhasa if your company does that.

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penny

2017-05-13

Dear Laura, thanks for telling me your travel plan for Tibet! I absolutely will provide you our best price to help you cut down your cost based on the high quality service. Yes, you're right and it's not possible to have a room with a private bath at EBC. No problem for you would like to take the train from Xi'an to Lhasa and we can help you book the soft sleeper train tickets. But I need to know your approximate/exact travel dates first and then provide you the price accordingly. I designed an itinerary in Tibet for you and sent to you by email, please check!

siti***

2017-04-07

Hi, sorry for my bad english. Do you have trip for 7 days? If yes how much it cost. What is include & exclude in your tour. Do you help me to buy a plane ticket from shangri la & train ticket to xian, how much it cost?. I would like to stay at guest house/budget hostel but must have private bathroom & kettle except in EBCa For your infomation I cant walk quickly, I am using a splint to help me walk, but I love to visit EBC. I plan to visit tibet on 14 sept 2017. Thank you.

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julie

2017-04-10

Dear Siti, Yes, we’d like to buy flight from Shangri la to Lhasa and train ticket from Lhasa to Xi’an after you booked tour with us, i will send you price via email. You mean you are looking for a 7 days tour to EBC? In this case, you’d better take a private tour. And it's a driving tour, you don't need to walk too much. Yes, except guesthouse at EBC, star-rated hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse have private bathrooms. Regards!

Alin***

2017-03-29

Me and my boyfriend are planning to to a Mount Everest Basement Tour at the start of May.

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amy

2017-03-29

Dear Alina Hesse, 

According to your preference and schedule, taking our 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour is greatly perfect, i will send you tour itinerary and cost by email soon. 

Krys***

2017-03-14

Hello, My girlfriend (Yang Yang) and I are investigating the possibility of making the trek to Everest Base Camp this year at the end of April/beginning of May. I wanted to open a conversation about whether it is possible for us to do so within our time frame. Right now, we are based in Seoul, South Korea — with May 1-5 off for vacation. This means that we can leave anytime in the evening of April 28 from Seoul—and hopefully fly out from Kathmandu by May 7. Is there any way that we could do a 7-day trek to Everest Base Camp (possibly including driving part of the way) if possible? We are both in moderately good shape, willing to train however is necessary, and motivated to do as much as we can! Thank you so much for your help. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Krys & Yang Yang

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penny

2017-03-14

Dear Krystian, I think it's no problem for you and your girlfriend to do a short trek to Everest Base Camp at the end of April/beginning of May. According to your time frame, I suggest you just only trek from the Rongbuk Monastery to EBC. To be honest, it's not possible for you to do a 7-day trek (possibly including driving part of the way) to Everest Base Camp.

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