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★

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.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the 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.
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 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)

Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa. It is founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in 1902, distinctively housing both monks and nuns.
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent, it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
  • 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 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)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 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
$790 $850 $900 $1010 $970 $900 $790

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 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
$900 $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

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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
2019-09-16 $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 open for booking Book
2019-10-28 $900 open for booking Book
2019-10-29 $900 open for booking 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

Yi***

2019-02-20

Hi, does this tour includes option to hike Mt Everest for maybe 2 hours? How much is the tour cost?

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Caroline

Yes, you could wander around Rongbuk Monastery to have close contact with Everest. Please check the following itinerary you are interested in. 8-day Lhasa Everest Group Tour

Jess***

2019-02-20

What is the average age of the participants for this tour?

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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 in May. We have this group tour with the departure date on May.7th. Is it available to you?

The average age of the participants for this tour is about 35. 

Tarj***

2019-02-17

Hi, we are three ladies travelling together, and would like see in Tibet especially the beautiful nature. This seems to be good option, but I would like to ask, how much there is opportunity for small walks / hikes what we want to do and is it still possible to visit and stay overnight in Everest base camp? We have seen in media, that China has forbidden the access to EBC, so it would be important to understand in advance. We would like to access Tibet from China by taking train from Xian to Lhasa and then return from Lhasa to Chongqing. Would it be possible through you? If we would take the start of the Tiber journey either from 17th of 18th of July, what would the train possibilities to and from Tibet? What would be the cost involved (we would like to have beds, but no high luxury otherwise needed, 2nd class etc)? In addition, would you have guidance / recommendation how to arrange the Tiber travel permit? Thank you in advance, and best regards, Tarja Moilanen

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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 Travel 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 the tour starts and get them to you usually within 12 working days. Once I get it for you, I will mail it to your hotel in Xian in advance so that you can board the train to Lhasa from Xian. 

Alex***

2019-02-13

Hi! We want to do this 8-day tour starting on the 1st of April. We live in Shnaghai and we'll book the plane/train tickets on our own. One question concerning the payment, can we pay in CNY via AliPay, WeChat or bank transfer? Thanks in advance.

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nance

Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour on April 1st. 

Timo***

2019-02-10

We are interested in this tour! Could you please provide me with more information ?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you are interested in our 8-day Lhasa Everest Group tour. We have a set tour with a departure date on 18th. April 2019. Please check if you are okay to join in.

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