Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Lhatse-EBC-Shigatse-Lhasa
Season:
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Tour Type:
Private Tour
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This excursion contents three parts. Firstly, tourists can visit Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region. People can see the world-famous attractions, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and so on. Secondly, people are going to see the Everest Base Camp. Except for the gorgeous view of the majestic Mt. Everest, the world highest monastery--- Rongbuk Monastery is also worth seeing. The third part, the last as well, is to go to Sakya County where tourists can visit Sakya Monastery. When you are back to Lhasa, you can visit local Tibetan family.

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 busy 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.

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
Jokhang Temple
Day 3 Lhasa-Shigatse(3840m)- Lhatse(4050m), 420km, approx. 8hrs

Today you will leave Lhasa and head to Lhatse via Shigatse. After breakfast, there will be a long time driving along the road due to the strict speed limited regulation. You can take some photos on the road.

When you arrive at Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama. It's the largest monastery in Shigatse and one of the four Gelug monasteries in Tibet. Then you will go to Lhatse county.

Stay overnight in Lhatse

Tashilunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Day 4 Lhatse-Tingri -Rongbuk – Tent Camp (5200m), 190km, approx. 5hrs

After one night rest, you are going to the world-known Everest Base Camp today. You will pass old Tingri first. Then you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery (5154m), which is the highest monastery in the world. You can get a great view of Mt. Everest from there. And if the weather is good, the amazing sunset of golden Everest peak will get you intoxicated.

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

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
Day 5 EBC-Sakya(4316m)-Shigatse, 350km, approx. 7hrs

Then we can drive you to EBC from the tent camp, it remains only 4km. You can have a good look at Mt. Everest from EBC and take clear photos of it. The great sunrise of Everest Peak is far out of your imagination. Please get up early to enjoy the peaceful and wonderful morning you’ve never had.

After that, you will go back to Shigatse via Sakya County.There are many different Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in Sakya County, the most famous one is Sakya Monastery, the main monastery of Sakyapa. It was built in Tubo Dynasty, the wall is colorful with red, white and cyan paint. That’s why Sakyapa is also called Colorful Buddhism.

After 3 hours driving, you will arrive at Shigatse and spend one night there.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

everest tour
Sakya Monastery
Day 6 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx. 6-7hrs

We will start to go back to Lhasa today. It takes 6-7hours to get to Lhasa from Shigatse with the speed limited regulation. But the view is good along the road, so, get your camera ready. And it's better to prepare some snacks to bring along.

When you arrive Lhasa in the late afternoon, you can visit local Tibetan families to enjoy the happy time with these hospitable people.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Other service: Local Tibetan Family Visit
Day 7 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.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

The ***

2017-12-13

Advise for me tour: Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour (7days). I have 2 peoples, i am Vietnamese. Thanks.

Rita

2017-12-15

Dear Duy,

The 7-day Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour is a good offer for tourists who want to discover the unique charm of Tibet from a different way compared with normal packages.

According to your information, may I know more about your Tibet travel plan?

1. When are you going to have this tour?

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

Lydi***

2017-11-05

Hello I will be attending my son's wedding in Bali on April 21, 2018. Before that I have a tour booked starting April 1 which starts in Beijing and ends in Tokyo. I was interested in possibly going to Nepal and Tibet before taking the train from Lhasa to Beijing to hook up with my April 1 tour. This tour sounds interesting. I am a single woman traveling alone. I would like to know what the cost would be for this tour. Also, if you have any other suggestions, possibly for a combined Nepal/Tibet itinerary. Thank you. Lydia

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penny

2017-11-05

Hi Lydia, congratulations to your son! If you plan to come to Tibet from Nepal, you're required to get the "China Group Visa" from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. We'll arrange all the necessary Tibet permits for you and you just need to send us the copy of your passport. Once you book the Tibet tour with us, we'll prepare an official Invitation Letter to give to our partner in Kathmandu. After you arrive in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With Invitation Letter & your passport, we can obtain your China Group Visa after 3 working days. In this case, I'm afraid you have to stay in Kathmandu for about 4 days at least (1st day arrival, 2nd day applying for the China Group Visa, 3rd day waiting, 4th day getting the Visa and go ahead to Lhasa on the next day). Please note that the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu only accepts the visa applications from 10:00~12:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Moreover, they'll not work on weekends and holidays.

Lydia, I wonder if you can travel to Tibet in April? Actually, the foreign tourists have not been allowing to visit Tibet in March since 2008. We also can arrange the tour in Nepal for you, but let's finalize your Tibet trip first, ok? The 7 days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour is wonderful and you can get more information from the email I've sent to you.

Leli***

2017-10-23

Hello, I am interested in a Mt. Everest EBC tour. I am a solo traveller, US citizen and living in Delhi. I would likely fly out of Kathmandu to enter Lhasa. I would only like to participate in four days of the EBC tour, which includes the days of transport from Lhasa to EBC and then back to Lhasa. I would like to complete sight-seeing on my own time and can arrange hotels by myself. What is the appx. cost of the tour for these four days?

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penny

2017-10-23

Hi Lelia Jo Dusthimer, since you'll come to Tibet from Nepal, you're required to get the "China Group Visa" from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. We'll arrange all the necessary Tibet permits for you and you just need to send us the copy of your passport. Once you book the Tibet tour with us, we'll prepare an official Invitation Letter to give to our partner in Kathmandu. After you arrive in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With Invitation Letter & your passport, we can obtain your China Group Visa after 3 working days. In this case, I'm afraid you have to stay in Kathmandu for about 4 days at least (1st day arrival, 2nd day applying for the China Group Visa, 3rd day waiting, 4th day getting the Visa and go ahead to Lhasa on the next day).

Lelia Jo Dusthimer, you'd better stay 2~3 days in Lhasa to acclimatize high altitude instead of going to EBC directly. Besides, according to the regulation of Tibet government, the foreign tourists are not allowed to travel in Tibet (even if in Lhasa city) by yourselves. But you can arrange your own hotels.

I suggest that you can consider to do our 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour.

Silv***

2017-10-19

Hi there, We are interested in the Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour 7 days tour and would like to know what is the price per person and when you have dates for group tours available in December. Thank you. Regards, Silviya

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Caroline

2017-10-19

Dear Silviya,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry! Before I quote to you, may I know what kind of accommodation would you like to get?  The Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star), economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest house?

Delt***

2017-09-07

To do the Lhasa Shi gates Everest base camp Sakya tour

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penny

2017-09-07

Dear Delton Ketu, according to your request, I've already sent you the outline itinerary of our 7 days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour for your reference.

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