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Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

8 Days
From USD930
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
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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. This package includes all the cultural heritage you're probably looking forward to seeing in Lhasa, followed by holy Yamdrok Lake, glistening Karola Glacier, Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, as well as majestic snow-capped mountains on the way to Everest Base Camp. Here you will visit the world's highest monastery Rongbuk and stay overnight at an altitude of 5200 meters. If weather permits, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and glorious sunrise before returning to Lhasa.

DayRouteAttractions & Activities AccommodationMeals
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650m) Pick up and transfer to the hotel Lhasa, 3★/4★
2 Lhasa Suburb Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
3 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
4 Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse, 360km, Approx. 7hrs Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery Shigatse, 3★/4★ B
5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx. 8hrs Rongbuk Monastery, Sunset of Golden Everest Peak Rongbuk guesthouse / Nomad Tent(Dorm Bed) B
6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, Approx. 7hrs Sunrise of Golden Everest Peak, Everest Base Camp Shigatse, 3★/4★
7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, Approx. 5hrs Tashilhunpo Monastery Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
8 Depart from Lhasa Send off to the airport/railway station B

Daily Itinerary


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 1.2 hours; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After being transferred to the hotel, you will be free to wander around the city on your own for the rest of the day but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize to the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not take a shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

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 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 is reputed as the most beautiful Tibetan monastery in Lhasa. The most attractive activity at Sera Monastery is to watch Buddhist scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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 the 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 the most sacred temple in 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★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

We will pass by Kampala pass(4,790m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Standing at the lakeside, you can see its blue water shimmering with charming light, as well as the snow-capped holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar(7,191m) in the distance.  

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

Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery, famous for its exquisite architecture and intact murals and statues.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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 through the first high mountain pass - Tsola Pass(4,600m), then the second one-Gyatsola Pass(5,248m), the mountain pass of Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, with countless prayer flags flying in the wind. Afterward, you will keep ascending to Gawula Pass (5,198m), where you can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas. Then you will drive along the zigzag road to Rongbuk Monastery or the Everest Base Camp to stay overnight.

If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), you will stay overnight at the nomad tents of the Everest Base Camp; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), you will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only 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)

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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★

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★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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.

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

Cost & Calendar

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

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USD1020 USD950 USD930 USD930 USD950 USD1080 USD1020 USD950 USD930

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

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USD1110 USD1030 USD970 USD970 USD1060 USD1150 USD1110 USD1030 USD970


Starting DatePrice FromBookedBook Now
2023-10-06 USD1020 open for booking Book
2023-10-10 USD950 3 Book
2023-10-13 USD950 open for booking Book
2023-10-17 USD950 open for booking Book
2023-10-20 USD950 open for booking Book
2023-10-22 USD950 1 Book
2023-10-24 USD950 2 Book
2023-10-26 USD950 2 Book
2023-10-27 USD950 open for booking Book
2023-10-31 USD950 open for booking Book
2023-11-03 USD930 2 Book
2023-11-07 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-11-10 USD930 2 Book
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2023-11-24 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-11-28 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-12-01 USD930 open for booking Book
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2023-12-08 USD930 open for booking Book
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2023-12-19 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-12-22 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-12-26 USD930 open for booking Book
2023-12-29 USD930 open for booking Book
2024-04-15 USD950 2 Book
2024-05-10 USD950 1 Book
2024-06-13 USD950 4 Book

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 Off / 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

Our Service


* Lodgings: 6 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

                  1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

* Meal: 6 Breakfasts;

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

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 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 fees mentioned in the itinerary

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

* Sleeping bags;

* 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;


* 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 the gratuity 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 --- 4.4%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


* 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 the 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 for certain attraction entrance fees which will be solely decided by GTT.

* Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travelers, a 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 condition 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 group members to stay in the multiple bedded rooms of Rongbuk Monastery or the nomad tent at the 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 for 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

Asked by yuej***

plan to arrive at Xining on Nov 8th by highspeed train, leaving for Lasa on the same day by train. Arrive at Lasa on 9th by train. Leave Lasa on 15th by air to Hangzhou. Will this be feasible and if so, pls provide quote. Thanks!

Answered by Mery 2023-09-15

Dear yuejin, 

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

For 8 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp group tour, we don't have a confirmed departure date starting on 9 November, but a confirmed one starting on 10 November. Are you joining? We can send you off on D7 if you book the flight ticket to Hangzhou at night. Usually, we take the tourists back to Lhasa at 5/6 O'clock on D7. What's your idea?

Asked by Sann***

We want to start in Beijing and take the train to Lhasa. From there, we would like to hike up to EBC and go back to China.

Answered by Mery 2023-09-05

Dear San****, 

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

For 8 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp group tour, we don't have a confirmed departure date on 9 October, but we have a confirmed your on October 10. Are you joining?

We can also help you book the soft sleeper train tickets from Beijing to Lhasa if you need.


Asked by Jaru***

We need travel by train from Xian to Tibet and EBC also

Answered by Beatrice 2023-08-26

Dear BUM****,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

We can arrange your Lhasa to Everest Base Camp group tour departing in April, 2024, as well as the soft sleeper train tickets from Xining to Lhasa. From Xi'an, you can get to Xining by high-speed train easily.

Here's the itinerary for confirmation. The tour cost is USD950p.p., and yes, if you book 6 months prior, there's a discount of 5%. Xining to Lhasa soft sleeper costs USD160p.p. in April.


Asked by Barb***

Hi, We arrive to Chengdu on 1st of October, will travel independently to Yunnan, we would like then to take the flight from Lijiang or Shangrila to Lhasa and join your tour. After the tour we would like to take the train or fly back to Chengdu, from where we departure on 21st of October. Could you advise additional price for flights and train?

Answered by Jennie 2023-08-17

Dear Barbara Krause,

We can arrange 8 days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour for you on 10 October. We can also help you book flight tickets from Lijiang or Shangrila to Lhasa on 10 October and train/air tickets from Lhasa to Chengdu on 17 October.

Asked by Arnh***

We are looking for a Hiking / Trekking Experience in Tibet for 6-7 days and are open for economy 3 star but also 4 star Hotels.

Answered by Jennie 2023-08-13

Dear Arnhe****,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

1. We can arrange the Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour for you on 10 October. Here's the itinerary.

Option Ⅰ: 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

2. Please kindly note, the Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour is not a trekking tour. If you're interested in trekking at Everest Base Camp. We can also arrange it for you. Here's the itinerary.

Option Ⅱ: Tingri to Everest Base Camp Private Trekking Tour

3. If your time is limited, I suggest you consider another trekking route. Here's the itinerary.

Option Ⅲ: 9 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Tibet Trekking Tour


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