Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Price:
From $850
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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This is our most popular itinerary, which is also a once-in-a-lifetime experience to view the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest, with 8848m above sea level. After spending your first 3 days in Lhasa city for main tourist sites visiting, you will get ready to start the journey to Everest. You’ll stop by holy Yamdrok Lake, the glistening Karola Glacier and Khumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Shigatse. From there you’ll go up to over 5000 meters and spend a night at Everest Base Camp. If weather permits, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and glorious sunrise before return to Lhasa.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, approx 7hrs
6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 6hrs
7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs
8 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From airport to downtown Lhasa, it takes about 1.2hrs; 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 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.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit 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 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 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.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tibetan traditional handicrafts can be found in Barkhor Street, such are prayer wheels, Buddhist statues, carpets, and thangkas.
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.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638Km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - 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.

If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

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

Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa. It is founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in 1902, distinctively housing both monks and nuns.
Rongbuk Monastery has guesthouse for the tourists. There are lots of tents nearby as well. Tourists need to be careful on the belongings.
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 6hrs

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, we can drive you to the Everest Base Camp. After sightseeing, we will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
Since there is a very simple post office at EBC, you can send postcards  from this highest place to your families, your friends, and even to yourself.
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery the home of Panchen Lama, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, the northern way to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo valley.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
  • Breakfast
Day 8 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1020 $910 $850

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1090 $950 $870

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

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2018-09-21 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $1020 2 Book
2018-09-28 $1020 5 Book
2018-09-29 $1020 6 Book
2018-10-01 $1020 4 Book
2018-10-05 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-10-08 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $910 2 Book
2018-10-15 $910 5 Book
2018-10-17 $910 3 Book
2018-10-19 $910 3 Book
2018-10-22 $910 6 Book
2018-10-26 $910 open for booking Book
2018-10-29 $910 2 Book
2018-11-02 $850 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $850 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $850 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $850 open for booking Book
2018-11-30 $850 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $850 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $850 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $850 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-18 $ 4 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: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

                  1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

*Meal: 6 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 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 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.)

* 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. Each of you is suggested to tip 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, please 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 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 visits have 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, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Mr S***

2018-09-10

I'm interested in a 7=10 day Lhasa to Mt Everest back to Lhasa.for 2 people. I will be traveling Xian to Lhasa, Arriving in Lhasa either on the 25,or the 26 of October 2018 Can you please provide cost and tour start dates

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to join our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We have two set groups at the end of October. One starts on 22nd. another one is on 29th. Please check which one you prefer.

Will***

2018-09-07

My wife and I would love to take the 8 day Mt Everest 8 day tour, but with my vacation schedule, I wouldn't be able to do the full 8 days because of the time difference. My flight will not arrive in Hong Kong until 530pm at the earliest on a Saturday. We would like to start the tour where it begins on Day 3 to day 8. Will this be an issue? Also, my wife is from China so she would not need the permit for Tibet only I would need all of the permits. Would you be able to help us with this? Also, do you know how long the flight is from Shenzhen to Lhasa? Thank you, William Powell

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nance

Yes, due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts. Usully, it takes 12 working days to get your Tibet permits. For very urgent application, it takes 2-working days to get your Tibet permits and costs $USD385/person. And also, when we get your Tibet permits, we will mail your Tibet Permits to your hotel at a China city by Air express. In this way, you can join our 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour(https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-tour/lhasa-gyantse-shigatse-mt-everest-group-tour-421) on Sept 14th. May I know how long it is for your vacation?  : ) 

Also, as your wife is Chinese people, she don’t need a Tibet Permits to enter Tibet, but if she go to Shigatse and EBC in Tibet, she also need to apply for Boader Permit(边防证)in her home city. It tales about 30mins get this Boader Permit in her home city. If she don’t have enough time to apply for it, we can also help her to get Boader Permit in Lhasa. 

For flight info, as there is no direct flight from Shenzhen to Lhasa, you can fly to  Chongqing from Shenzhen first, then fly to Lhasa on the same day. It takes about 3 hrs, and stopover about 2 hrs in Chongqing airport.  : ) 

Pete***

2018-09-06

I will be in Chengdu 13 Oct - 15 Oct. Intend to fly to Nixing on 15 Oct for the train ride to Lhasa. Travelling alone. Kindly quote a price for the 8 day Tibet tour including train tickets. Thank you.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We have this tour with the departure date on Oct.15th and Oct. 17th. Which departure date do you prefer?

We can book the train ticket from Xining to Lhasa for you. 

Zair***

2018-09-05

Hi, I am looking for a tour of Tibet that includes EBC for approximately 7-10 days. It is for 2 people and we would prefer 4* - 5* Hotel accommodation where possible. We arrive in China (Shanghai) on the 16th September', so starting 19 or later would be ideal. Many thanks in advance for your help. Zair

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to do a 7~10 Days Tibet Tour includes EBC.

May I remind you that we need at least 12 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 2~3 days to send the original Tibet Travel Permit to you. So, I am afraid you are just allowed to join the tour on or after Sep.24th. We have 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour with the departure date on Sep.24th and 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour with the departure date on Sep.28th. Which one do you prefer?

Jess***

2018-09-02

I need the Tibet permit for foreigners. There can be additionally 1 foreigner and 1 Chinese signing up for the same group. I want to fly into Lhasa on 9/24 as late as possible, and fly out of Lhasa to Shanghai on 10/1 as early as possible. Thanks, Jesse

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour with the departure date on Sep.24th. 

We can apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you.

May I remind you that we need at least 13 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 2~3 days to send the original TTP to you by express. There is no much time left. 

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