Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Price:
From $1070
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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This tour will lead you to explore the most featured sites of authentic Tibetan culture in the holy city Lhasa like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple etc. After that, head straight to Gyantse and Shigatse in the west, experience the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet, by driving along the stunning turquoise color lake Yamdrok and blooming Nyenchen Kangsar glacier under the sunny plateau climate, you will never waste every single minute by discovering new experiences and wonders on the way to Gyantse and Shigatse. Undoubtedly more magnificent than any of her Himalayan neighbours, Mt Everest viewed from Tibet, unobscured by other mountains, it’s hard not to feel awed by one of nature’s boldest achievement. Then a day excursion to the holy lake Namtso which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the second largest alpine saline lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4,718 meters above sea level.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (3840m), 360km, approx 7hrs
5 Shigatse -Tingri -Ronbuk –EBC(5100m), 350km, approx. 7hrs
6 EBC-Shigatse
7 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx 5hrs
8 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)- Dangxiong, 340km, approx. 6hrs
9 Dangxiong - Lhasa, 164km, approx. 4hrs
10 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes about one hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 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 you ll-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shoyou r if you can help it. As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

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.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as you ll as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (3840m), 360km, approx 7hrs

From Lhasa to Gyantse is about 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), from there you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise color and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. About two hours away from Yamdrok Lake is Karola Glacier. It isn’t a big glacier, but the white glacier is spectacular from the highway, and it is close enough (about 300 yards) to walk to from the highway. Arrival at Gyantse, you visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede monastery, this magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, it is not only you ll known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Ronbuk –EBC(5100m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

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

Rongbuk Monastery has guesthouse for the tourists. There are lots of tents nearby as well. Tourists need to be careful on the belongings.
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent, it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC-Shigatse

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.

When you get up, you will see a striking view of luminous peaks is highlighted by the sun and definitely, it is the best time to get some nice shots of the Everest sunrise.

After sightseeing, you will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

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.
The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
Day 7 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, drive to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which is founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. After that, you’ll drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls
Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
  • Breakfast
Day 8 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)- Dangxiong, 340km, approx. 6hrs

In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of NyenchenThanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass NagelaPass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. In the afternoon, you will do leisure trek around Tashi Island. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake. Then we will drive to Dangxiong for and accommodation. Starting from 2019, all the guesthouses at the lakeside will be removed due to the environmental protection.

Stay overnight in Dangxiong, Guesthouse/3★

It's the third largest saltwater lake in China.
Namtso attracts many tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm.
  • Breakfast
Day 9 Dangxiong - Lhasa, 164km, approx. 4hrs

In the morning, we will head back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Yampachen hot springs is always filled with white fog like a fairyland in the mortal world.
The mineral content of the hot springs is high. Soaking can treat a variety of diseases.
Day 10 Lhasa departure
Tour ends today. Tour guide and driver will drop you to the Lhasa airport or railway station for your next stop.
  • Breakfast

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31
$1070 $1130 $1280 $1240 $1130

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31
$1120 $1180 $1360 $1320 $1180

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates 12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

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2019-04-01 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-04 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-08 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-11 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-15 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-18 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-22 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-25 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-04-29 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-02 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-06 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-09 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-13 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-14 $1130 5 Book
2019-05-16 $1130 2 Book
2019-05-20 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-23 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-27 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-05-30 $1130 2 Book
2019-06-03 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-06-06 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-06-10 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-06-14 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-06-17 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-06-20 $1130 2 Book
2019-07-01 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-04 $1280 4 Book
2019-07-08 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-11 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-18 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-25 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-08-01 $1280 open for booking Book
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2019-08-08 $1280 open for booking Book
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2019-08-15 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-08-22 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-08-29 $1280 open for booking Book
2019-09-02 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-05 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-08 $1240 2 Book
2019-09-09 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-12 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-16 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-19 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-23 $1240 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 $1240 open for booking Book
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2019-10-10 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-10-14 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-10-17 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-10-24 $1130 open for booking Book
2019-10-28 $1130 1 Book
2019-10-31 $1130 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

* Lodgings: 7 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

                  2 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

* Meal: 7 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

* Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

* Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first & last day;

* Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

* Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

* Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;

* Travel Agency Liability insurance;

* Government Tax;

* Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

* Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

* Oxygen tank for emergency use;

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 60/vehicle/time.

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Note

* Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

* If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, pls meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

* We need to pick up and drop off all tour members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

* Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visit has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

* Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, single supplement will be refunded.

* The accommodation conditions on Everest is kind of basic due to the geographic and climatic situation. As we try to bring you the best tour experience, the double room of Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse will be our first choice for you to stay overnight there. However, there are limited numbers of those rooms, which are not accepted a reservation in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. Thus, when the standard rooms run out, we would arrange all the group members to stay in the multiple bedded rooms of Rongbuk Monastery or the nomad tent at EBC tent area. Both of them provide dorm beds only. If you don’t want to share the room with others, you could pay the price difference of the vacant beds.

* All members of the same group must be with the same tour guide during the whole trip. So all members must follow the same itinerary and visit the same attractions. If anyone requests to change the scheduled arrangement for own reasons, you need to get permission from other members and accept the possible payment change if any.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Henr***

2019-02-27

To Cherry. I would like to book the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse MT Everest Lake Namtso, ten Day group Tour, with the single room supplement for the 28th of October 2019. Would you please book the train tickets for me in and out of Lhasa, in hard sleeper, Window Seat. Kind regards from Henrik Gether-Caspersen.

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Cherry

We can book the round trip train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa for you.

Henr***

2019-02-25

To Cherry, thank's for your e-mail, I've decided on the 31st of October departure, When does the train tickets to Lhasa need to be booked? and how much is the single room supplement? Kind regards from Henrik Gether-Caspersen.

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Cherry

We can open this group tour with the departure date on Oct.31st for you if you book the tour with us 150 days in advance. 

Train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure. 

Henr***

2019-02-23

I'm thinking of doing the 10 Day group Tour in mid october, is the weather at it's Best at That time?, and taking the train to Lahsa from Beijing in both directions, is it cheaper than flying? Kind regards from Henrik

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour in Mid October. Mid October is also a good time to have this tour. Taking a train to Lhasa is cheaper than flying to Lhasa. 

We have 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour with the departure date on Oct.14th and Oct.17th. Which one do you prefer?

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 

Paul***

2019-02-22

I am looking at a 10 day tour in 2020 around April

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nance

Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 10 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour in April 2020

Pete***

2019-02-17

Hi, we are looking at booking the 10 day tour, and asking if you can book the train from Beijing to Lhasa to meet the start of the tour, and also book a flight to Chengdu at the end of the tour. We are interested in knowing the prices. Thanks

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nance

Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 10 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour on July 4th.

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