Disabled Friendly Everest Base Camp Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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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 arranging 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.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa - Gyantse
5 Gyantse - Shigatse
6 Shigatse - Tingri
7 Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC - Tingri
8 Tingri - Sakya - Shigatse
9 Shigatse - Lhasa
10 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the 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 wander 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 City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday...

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. 

Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 5 Gyantse - Shigatse

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.

Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Day 6 Shigatse - Tingri

Tour further along the Friendship Hwy to Tingri. Tingri is the nearest village to Mt Everest where guestrooms with private bathroom are available. 

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls
Day 7 Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC - Tingri

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.

Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa. It is founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in 1902, distinctively housing both monks and nuns.
It is nice to watch the sunrise and the sunset at EBC. And if you couldn’t fall asleep at night, it is worthy to enjoy a spectacular starry sky on a clear night.
Day 8 Tingri - Sakya - Shigatse

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.

The mural in this monastery is exquisite beyond compare.
The bell hanging on the roof stands for peace and prosperity.
Day 9 Shigatse - Lhasa

We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00 am. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. 

Day 10 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

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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Susw***

2018-04-19

Hi there,I hope you're well, I don't have a concrete date yet but could you please tell me how much this trip is? I have some mobility issues and I walk with a walking stick but am very keen on going if possible! I look forward to your response.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 10-day Disabled Friendly Everest Base Camp Tour which is a private tour. Yes, we could arrange it for you. Please check the following itinerary.

I need to know more information before quoting.

1. When will you do this tour? Different month, the price is different as well.

2. What kind of accommodation would you like to get? The comfortable (4-star), or the economy class (3-star)?

It will be so much appreciated to have all the answers.

If you have any further questions or doubts, please let me know without hesitation.

 

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