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, we will get ready to start the journey to Everest. We’ll stop by holy Yamdrok Lake, the glistening Karola Glacier and Khumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Shigatse. From there we’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.

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 was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
  • 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.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
  • 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, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. 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 Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. 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(5200m), 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

At the site of Rongbuk Monastery, you can view the highest mountain of the world brightly shining and clearly sparkling. The snowy peak seems happily to touch the blue sky.
To celebrate Sakyamuni’s birth, Saka Dawa Festival is held in Rongbuk Monastery on every April 15th according to Tibetan calendar. You can watch monks do Tibetan dances there.
  • 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 Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
  • 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)

2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$910 $1020 $910 $850

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$950 $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 Dates12-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
2018-05-24 $910 1 Book
2018-05-25 $910 open for booking Book
2018-05-26 $910 1 Book
2018-05-27 $910 8 Book
2018-05-28 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-01 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-04 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-08 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-10 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-11 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-13 $910 7 Book
2018-06-15 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-18 $910 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $910 2 Book
2018-06-25 $910 5 Book
2018-06-29 $910 open for booking Book
2018-07-02 $1020 1 Book
2018-07-03 $1020 1 Book
2018-07-06 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-07-09 $1020 2 Book
2018-07-13 $1020 4 Book
2018-07-15 $1020 4 Book
2018-07-16 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-07-20 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-07-23 $1020 2 Book
2018-07-27 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-07-30 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-03 $1020 6 Book
2018-08-06 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $1020 1 Book
2018-08-13 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-17 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-20 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-24 $1020 2 Book
2018-08-25 $1020 1 Book
2018-08-27 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-08-31 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-03 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-07 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-10 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-14 $1020 2 Book
2018-09-17 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-21 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $1020 open for booking Book
2018-09-29 $1020 2 Book
2018-10-01 $1020 open for booking 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 1 Book
2018-10-17 $910 1 Book
2018-10-19 $910 2 Book
2018-10-22 $910 2 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

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;

* 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 abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*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

Phil***

2018-05-23

Hello, we are 3 persons and interested in you Tour. We would come from kathmandu and have to Apply for the Visa all for ourselves? Could you please make an offer with all cost included? Best regards Philipp

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are three of you are interested in our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour at the end of June. So far, we don’t have a set group on 29th. June. According to our booking policy, we can open a new group tour for three travelers 45 days in advance. Apparently, the time is not enough. However, we have two groups close to your schedule. One is on 25th. June and another one on 2nd. July. Please check which one you prefer. Noted that you will come to Tibet from Kathmandu. Our Nepali partner will help you with the China Group Visa. You don’t need to apply for the individual China Visa in your country. We will handle all the permits for you after you book a tour with us.

Vams***

2018-05-21

Join 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour on 1st.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to join our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour on 1st. June. I am afraid there is not enough time to apply for all the necessary Tibet permits from now on.

SANC***

2018-05-16

Nowadays I'm studying in Beijing I would stay until 16th July, so before I leave China I would like to take the trip to the Tibet and know the Mount Everest. My final exam would be on 21th June, I don't know if I would have enough time to come to Tibet by train. I would be very grateful if you can help me to make this trip.

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nance

Yes, you have enough time to take a train from Beijing to Lhasa. You can take a train on June 23rd and will arrive in Lhasa on June 25th and start this 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour.  After the tour ends, you will fly out of Lhasa on July 2nd. What do you think? : )

Ro s***

2018-05-15

We would like to take the 8 day trip, not sure best time, but planning for least cold weather July 1 through oct 10. Would like hints on flight from lax to Lhasa. Thank you!!!

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Caroline

In your new inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you are interested in our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour.

From 1st. July to 10th. October, the best time to visit Everest is in mid-September. We have a set group from 14th. – 21st. September. Would you like to join it?

Will***

2018-05-15

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour Will I need to get flight to and from Lhasa? What will other items and cost will I need? How about all the permits?

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nance

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. The Tibet permits are free, 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 the tour starts. When I get it, I will mail it to your hotel in one of China cities. Yes, you can take a train or flight to and from Lhasa. : )

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