Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour

7 Days
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Private escorted tour with guide & vehicle at your service exclusively and the itinerary can be tailor-made to your exact liking.

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.


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
The golden roof of Jokhang Template. From here,  you will also have a good view of Potala Palace.
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

Tashilhunpo 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

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

Then you may trek or take the eco-bus 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

Sakya Monastery
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 have dinner with them, to enjoy the happy time with these hospitable people. It can really help you to taste the authentic Tibetan lifestyle.

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 for your next destination.

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I'd like to flight from LIJIANG on 6th of August and Flight back to Beijing on 13th of August I love your Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour and I would like to be quote and I'm single pax, but if you have already a small group I can think to make the trip whith them hope see you soon Massimo Pastore




Dear Pastore Massimo, I'm glad to hear you are interested in taking our 7 Days-Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour, this is a private tour. As a solo traveler and I highly suggest you to join our 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Base Camp Group Tour starting on 6th Aug based on your schedule, with cheaper cost as well by sharing expenses with others, there are 2 travelers in this group so far and hope you could join them. 



Hello, We would like to travel by plane from Beijing to Chengdu then catch a train to Lhasa. We would like to travel between 30th of September and 8th of October 2017.




Dear Chay Brown, according to your schedule and preference, taking our 7 Days-Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour is good choice, this is a totally private tour, i will email you detailed itinerary and cost of it soon.

The train runs between Chengdu and Lhasa every other day all year around. The train Chengdu-Lhasa in Sep & Oct, the tickets are available on odd number dates only such as on 29th Sep, 1st Oct or 3rd Oct, it takes around 43 hours. 



Hello, I am planning to take a 7-10 days trip to Tibet starting at the beginning of July/ end of June. I would definitely like to visit Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, and the Mount Everest camp. With secondary priority Namso Lake, Ngari and Tsedang. I would like to keep my budget around 800USD, taking a flight to Lhasa from Shanghai. I already have a Chinese residence permit and health insurance, as I am currently living in China. As I'll be traveling alone, is it possible for me to join other tour-groups? Thank you very much! Edoardo Amadei




Dear Edoardo Amadei, thanks for all the information you provided! According to your situation, I suggest you may consider to join our 9 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour which will start on 30 June. The price is US$1130 with the 3-star hotels and the single supplement is US$140.



I´m from Brazil and I´m going to Tibet next month. I´ll be in Tibet for 7 days, I need a tour for this days My flight are: From (CTU)Chengdu,Chengdu ,China Data : 31 mar 2017 Hora : 0950 To (LXA)Gonggar,Lhasa ,China Data : 31 mar 2017 Hora : 1150 From (LXA)Gonggar,Lhasa ,China Data : 06 abr 2017 Hora : 1515 To (PVG)Shanghai,Pudong International ,China Data : 06 abr 2017 Hora : 2115 Could you help me? Tks




Dear Suzane, so far our 8 Days Everest Group Tour startin on 1st April is best for you to join, I will send you cost of it soon by email. 

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