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 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..

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa
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/Train
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

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. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
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. 

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
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” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
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 has guesthouse for the tourists. There are lots of tents nearby as well. Tourists need to be careful on the belongings.
The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
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.

Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery
Day 9 Shigatse - Lhasa

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. 

Other service: Local Tibetan Family Visit
Day 10 Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train

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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