Disabled Friendly Everest Base Camp Tour
- 10 Days
- Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
- Tour Type:
- Private Tour
High altitudes, rough roads and lack of access make Tibet a hard place for people with mobility difficulties. Monasteries in particular often involve a hike up a hillside or steep, very narrow steps. Great Tibet Tour is a team in Lhasa with experience and compassion of arrange such tours especially for you! This 10-day itinerary is designed slow-paced with abt 1 or 2 attractions a day which will allow you to enjoy Tibet leisurely. Mt Everest awaits. Don’t let anything stop you..
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Arrival in Lhasa||Pick you up from Lhasa Gonngar Airport|
|2||Lhasa City||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|3||Lhasa Suburb||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|4||Lhasa - Gyantse||Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier|
|5||Gyantse - Shigatse||Pelkor Chöde Monastery|
|6||Shigatse - Tingri||Tashilhunpo Monastery|
|7||Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC - Tingri||Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp|
|8||Tingri - Sakya - Shigatse||Sakya Monastery|
|9||Shigatse - Lhasa|
|10||Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train||Send off to airport/railway station|
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 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.
Traveling from Gyantse to Shigatse will lead you through the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.
Tour further along the Friendship Hwy to Tingri. Tingri is the nearest village to Mt Everest where guestrooms with private bathroom are available.
Abt 3km from the Friendship Hwy, you get to the village of Chay. From Chay, it’s a winding drive up to Pang-la (5050m). The view here are stupendous on a clear day, and feature of a huge sweep of the Himalay a range, including Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. The road then descends past a couple of photogenic villages and runs done in to the fertile Dzaka Valley and Tashi Dzom village. The dirt road then runs up the wide valley, to Pagsum village. The next main village is Cho Dzom and from here the road turns south towards Rongphu. The first view of Everest appear half an hour before you arrive Rongphu. After sightseeing Rongphu and Everest, return back to Tingri for the night.
Head from TIngri to Shigatse today, and a detour to visit Sakya Monastery, which is abt 25km off the southern Friendship Highway, accessed via a good dirt road through a petty farming valley.
We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road.
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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