Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Price:
From $790
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★

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 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 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★

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.
Tibetan traditional handicrafts can be found in Barkhor Street, such are prayer wheels, Buddhist statues, carpets, and thangkas.
  • 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 looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • 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 Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)

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.
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.
  • 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★

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.
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, 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
Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls
  • 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

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 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$850 $900 $1010 $970 $900 $790

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 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$890 $940 $1080 $1040 $940 $900

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
2019-04-01 $850 3 Book
2019-04-04 $850 4 Book
2019-04-08 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-11 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-15 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-17 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-18 $850 1 Book
2019-04-20 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-22 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-25 $850 open for booking Book
2019-04-29 $850 open for booking Book
2019-05-02 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-06 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-07 $900 7 Book
2019-05-09 $900 2 Book
2019-05-10 $900 4 Book
2019-05-13 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-16 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-20 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-23 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-24 $900 2 Book
2019-05-27 $900 open for booking Book
2019-05-30 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-03 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-06 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-10 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-11 $900 2 Book
2019-06-14 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-17 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-20 $900 open for booking Book
2019-06-26 $900 2 Book
2019-07-01 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-04 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-08 $1010 2 Book
2019-07-11 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-14 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-17 $1010 2 Book
2019-07-18 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-25 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-01 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-05 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-08 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-12 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-15 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-22 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-08-29 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-09-02 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-05 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-09 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-12 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-13 $970 4 Book
2019-09-16 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-19 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-23 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 $970 open for booking Book
2019-09-27 $970 1 Book
2019-09-30 $970 open for booking Book
2019-10-01 $970 open for booking Book
2019-10-03 $970 open for booking Book
2019-10-07 $970 open for booking Book
2019-10-10 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-14 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-17 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-24 $900 1 Book
2019-10-28 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-29 $900 4 Book
2019-10-31 $900 open for booking Book
2019-11-07 $790 open for booking Book
2019-11-14 $790 open for booking Book
2019-11-21 $790 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 $790 open for booking Book
2019-12-05 $790 open for booking Book
2019-12-12 $790 open for booking Book
2019-12-19 $790 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 $790 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 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, 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.

* 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

elia***

2019-03-17

Hi..there are 2 of us coming from America, we are interested in your Oct 7 trip (8 days including Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse/Mt Everest Group tour). 1) Do you cancel tours if there are not enough people? ,,,what if there are only 2 of us? 2) what are examples of 3-star or 4-star hotels your agency use that we can check pictures of online; 3) how much would this tour cost (we will share a room together); 4) can we hike a little bit on our at the Base Camp (what time of the day do we arrive at the EBC?); 5) How cold can the weather get in October in Lhasa vs EBC ( we are from Colorado, USA); -Thanks a lot, Elias "Dave"

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beatrice

I would like to answer your questions one by one,

1) Do you cancel tours if there are not enough people? ,,,what if there are only 2 of us?

We will not cancel the tour once there's any confirmed booking. If there's only 2 of you, we will still depart as scheduled. Currently, the group tour on Oct.7 has not yet been booked, if you want that departure date, please confirm your booking at least 3 months prior, therefore we have time to recruit other travelers to share the cost. 

2) what are examples of 3-star or 4-star hotels your agency use that we can check pictures of online

Sure. Here's the list and related URL,

  3-star 4-star
Lhasa Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel

Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel (VIP tower)

Shangbala Hotel

Shigatse Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse

Tashi Choten Hotel

Gesar Hotel

And of course, if you want, you can point to some desired hotels and we can book it for you with agency price.

4) can we hike a little bit on our at the Base Camp (what time of the day do we arrive at the EBC?);

Yes. You can hike around the Rongbuk Monastery. When you arrive here, it's about 5:00 pm of that day. So you will see the sunset and sunrise of Mt. Everest. It will get dark at 8:00 pm.

5) How cold can the weather get in October in Lhasa vs EBC ( we are from Colorado, USA)

Here's the temperature range.

Chea***

2019-03-17

Hi, we would like to have this 8 days tour on 6th June and will be departing from Chengdu. We will only be arriving at Chengdu on 1st June. Please let us know if this is feasible.

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beatrice

In your inquiry, you mentioned you prefer the group tours starting on June 6th. You will arrive in Chengdu on June 1st then get to Lhasa on June 6th. After your tour completes, you would fly to Chengdu then exit from China. Yes, we can arrange the tours for you if you can confirm booking 2 months prior.

Paul***

2019-03-15

Do you provide private tours for a couple? We will be in chengdu next November. I'm looking for a 8 or 10 day tour. Thanks Paulo

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. You can also have this group tour as a private tour. 

Here is the itinerary of  8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Private Tour.

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 

Kevi***

2019-03-10

Just wondering about the 8 days tour. It says that you travel to the Everest Base camp, but didn’t China close the base camp to tourists without hiking permits?

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. May I know when would like to have this group tour?

There is a new Everest Base camp near the Rongbuk Monastery. You can also get a good view of Everest from there. 

You can get more information in the below article. 

https://www.greattibettour.com/news/will-mount-everest-be-permanently-closed.html

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. 

Yeem***

2019-03-08

My husband and I would like to join the 2019-05-16 "Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour." We will be in Chengdu from 5/10 but only have USA telephone. Please let us know how to proceed. Thank you.

Johnny

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We happen to have a set tour with a departure data on May. 16th.

Take a plane from Chengdu to Lhasa: we can send the original Tibet travel permit to your hotel in Chengdu by express.

Take a train from Chengdu to Lhasa: you just need the copy of the Tibet travel permit to check in.

By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? The economic 3-star hotel or the comfortable 4-star one.

I'll quote for you after you confirm the itinerary.

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