Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Price:
From USD860
Route:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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Overview

Lhasa to Everest base camp tour 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, Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Tashilhunpo Monastery in 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.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking a 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 Station to transfer you to the hotel. From the 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 the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to take a shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is Drepung Monastery. Drepung means "piles of rice" in Tibetan, which symbolizes prosperity. It was the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks. Also, It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect. 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 the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.
The yard for Buddhist debates at Sera Monastery.
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today, you will visit the most famous Potala Palace, which is the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Potala Palace was the winter palace of successive Dalai lamas. It was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th Century. 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. 

At noon, the tour guide will bring you to a good restaurant to have lunch and have a rest. In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
A Tibetan granny turning players at Potala Palace Square.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 7hrs

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 top three 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 Chode in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Bathing in the sunshine, Yamdrok lake is displaying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, approx 8hrs

In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the 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 (5198m). Then we drive along the zigzag road to Rongbuk Monastery or the Everest Base 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 stay overnight at the nomad tents of the Everest Base Camp; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only the dorm bed lodging available. From both places, you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

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

See Rongbuk Monastery from Mt.Everest.
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 8hrs

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

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Everest Base Camp, the closest place to reach the sky.
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 and is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse. It's located in the central hill 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 Highway, the northern route to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery is a historic and culturally important monastery in 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 get back home. Your whole trip is officially ended.

  • Breakfast

Cost & Calendar

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31 2021-01-01 ~ 2021-06-30 2021-07-01 ~ 2021-08-31 2021-09-01 ~ 2021-10-07 2021-10-08 ~ 2021-10-31 2021-11-01 ~ 2021-12-31
USD860 USD920 USD1030 USD980 USD920 USD860

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31 2021-01-01 ~ 2021-06-30 2021-07-01 ~ 2021-08-31 2021-09-01 ~ 2021-10-07 2021-10-08 ~ 2021-10-31 2021-11-01 ~ 2021-12-31
USD930 USD990 USD1100 USD1050 USD990 USD930

Schedule

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2020-12-10 USD860 open for booking Book
2020-12-17 USD860 open for booking Book
2020-12-24 USD860 open for booking Book
2020-12-31 USD860 open for booking Book
2021-01-02 USD920 open for booking Book
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No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

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

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;

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar 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 the 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 can help you 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 a private transfer from USD 80/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 --- 2%);

* 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 travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled 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 travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the 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.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

sara***

2020-03-24

Hello, i am interested in the 8 day tibet tour. I would like to take the trip end of August but i was wondering if you can suggest the best period to visit Tibet. I live in China but my visa expires the beginning of August so i am afraid by the time i need to book, i don't have the updated one. Regards Sara

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We can open the tour for a solo traveler 3 months in advance. We need a copy of your valid passport and China visa to apply for a Tibet permit for you. So I would recommend taking the tour before the expiration of your China visa. Do you think July work for you?

Gord***

2020-03-08

We were originally planning on being in Europe, but may change to come to Tibet to celebrate my 60th birthday on April 25th. Coming from Singapore. Please advise availability and what to do special on my birthday. Gordon

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. Your idea is really good and this is a very classic route. We can arrange the tour for you. And we are happy to prepare a birthday cake for you. However, the coronavirus situation seems grim worldwide. Tibet remains the precaution tight, and travelers entering Tibet will be quarantined for 14 days. Thus, I would recommend postponing your Tibet to September or October.

Sawi***

2020-01-29

I am planning to leave from Chengdu on 10 April 2020 time21.37 to Lhasa on 12 April 2020 time 9.55 by train. Do you think Can I join the group on 12 April 2020 ?and I plan leave Lhasa airport on 19 April 2020 time 12.40 to bangkok,thailand I want to know about cost for two persons and How I can book your tour? Do you organize Tibet visa for us ? Kind regards Sawinee wongsettee

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour which is one of our most popular tours. To join this group on April 12, you can take the train on the 10th from Chengdu. The tour will end on the 19th, and you can leave Lhasa on the 19th morning. We will handle the Tibet visa for our guests. To book a tour with us, we charge a 30% tour price as a deposit. You can pay the balance after you arrive in Lhasa. For more details, please refer to https://www.greattibettour.com/how-to-pay-us

Mari***

2020-01-07

I want to join the tour in June 15.2020. If Ill join this tour, am planning to leave from New Jersey, USA on the 12th which hopefully Ill be in Lhasa by the 14th. Do you think its feasible for me to join the group by the 15th considering I have to apply a visa for Tibel.? The way it looks like I have to have a 3 days prior to apply for a Tibet visa. visa. I cant leave before the 12th of June because of my work.. I know I have to have to apply for a China visa here in the States. So I an need advise here. Another situation, I'm 63 yrs. old by then, will there be an issue for for my breathing. Will concern should I have with high altitude terrain? Thank you much in advance for my inquiries. Mario Sumergido

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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 with the departure date on Aug.25th. 

We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. We accept payment via Paypal. You can associate your paypal account with a credit card. 

Tibetan summer is from June to August. As the last month in summer, August is still a good month to travel to Tibet. Unlike other areas in China, August in Tibet is warm and comfortable because of the high altitude.

Timo***

2020-01-06

Dear Team, I would like to book the “Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour” from the 29th of April 2020. I have a few questions I‘m looking forward to get answered. First one is, I’m starting off in Nepal, is there any possibility to get a transfer from the Nepal boarder to Lhasa? The second question is, after the booked tour, I would like to travel with tibettrain from Lhasa to Shanghai. Is there any possibility that you can book the ticket for me in advance? What are the additional costs for my extra wishes? Last but not least, are you able to organize me the visa for China and Tibet? Kind regards, Timo Neumann

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to book 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We can open the tour for you on April 29th. To confirm the booking with us, we charge a 30% tour price as a deposit. After we receive your down payment, we will put you on the booked guests list, prepare the tourist contract for you, reserve guide, vehicle, accommodation in advance and handle the Tibet permit for you here in Lhasa.  To answer your questions, - First one is, I’m starting off in Nepal, is there any possibility to get a transfer from the Nepal border to Lhasa?  This tour starts from Lhasa. The most economical and quickest way to Lhasa is by plane. An overland transfer from the Nepal border to Lhasa takes 3 days and costs more. - The second question is, after the booked tour, I would like to travel by Tibet train from Lhasa to Shanghai. Is there any possibility that you can book the ticket for me in advance? What are the additional costs for my extra wishes?  Yes, we can help you book the train ticket for you about 30 days prior to departure. The price is USD274 p.p. for a soft sleeper. - Are you able to organize the visa for China and Tibet?  Yes, we will handle the China group visa and Tibet permit for our guests. Note: please plan to stay at least 3 working days in Nepal to wait for your China group visa.

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