Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse – EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
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  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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This is one of our two most popular packages. This itinerary covers nearly all primary attractions of Tibet, such as The Potala Palace, Barkhor street, Jokhang Temple, etc.. Besides, tourists can see a wonderful view of holly lake Yamdroktso and Karola Glacier. In the end, the most exciting thing is to spend one night in Everest Base Camp, from where you can get a close-shot of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk–EBC(5100m), 350km, aprox. 7hrs
6 EBC-Shigatse , 350km, approx. 7hrs
7 Shigatse–Lhasa, 280km, approx 6-7hrs
8 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

After rest one night, today you will recover sufficiently to launch your Lhasa city tour, with a close contact with Lhasa, the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

At first, you will go to the Potala Palace, which is the symbolic place of Lhasa and also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was built by the 33rd. great king of Tibet in the 7th century. The gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet are the most worth seeing in Potala Palace.

After lunch, you are going to Jokhang Temple, which was founded at the same time and by the same king as Potala Palace. From outside, you can see many pilgrims making prostrating in front of the temple. From inside, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at his age of 12.

Barkhor Street is the next destination that women love a lot, because it’s a famous walking street where they can go shopping. There are many distinctive shops that sell different Tibetan stuff, like handicraft, Thangka, and so on. Except for shopping, tourists can also join the Kora with pilgrims and locals, to explore Tibetan religious culture more deeply.

There is still one more important thing---the welcome dinner, which will be arranged tonight. We hope all the tourists will enjoy this tour and have an unforgettable memory.

Optional:

You can go to visit the Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center if time is enough. You can also watch the Tibetan Culture Show in the evening for USD60 per person at your own expense.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drak Yerpa, a place may not be that famous but with its own advantage. It consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves. There are some holes that kind of arrows left in the cliffs are believed to prove that the legendary hero Gesar of Ling had visited this valley.

In the afternoon, tourists will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate starts around 3 to 5 p.m. It’s very attractive even if you don’t understand what they are talking about at all. If the debate is not your type, you can also see the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Budda inside of the monastery.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

You will go to Shigatse from Lhasa via Gyantse today.

Firstly, you can have a glimpse of Yamdroktso Lake during the way to Gampala pass (4790m). This is the holy lake surrounded by plenty of snow-capped mountains. And special views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m) ---the highest mountain near Lhasa, comes out later soon.

You will see the Korala Glacier when we pass it on the roadside. After hanging pray flag at Simila Mountain pass, we will arrive in Gyantse, the third largest city in Tibet after Lhasa and Shigatse. We shall visit Pelkor Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and then see the Gyantse Fortress from a distance.

It normally takes one and a half hours to drive from Gyantse to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk–EBC(5100m), 350km, aprox. 7hrs

Before we drive to Lhatse to have lunch, we will visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama.

After passing Tsola Pass (4600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5248m), we will enter the National Nature Reserve of Mt. Everest, from where tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m),

And then we will go directly to Everest Base Camp (5100m). You can see the amazing sunset of golden Everest peak at the lodging area if the weather is good.

Stay overnight at tent camp in summer (May- Oct.)

Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house in winter (Nov. - Apr.)

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Day 6 EBC-Shigatse , 350km, approx. 7hrs

The great sunrise of Everest Peak is far out of your imagination. Enjoy the peaceful and wonderful morning you’ve never had. After that, we will go to the Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world. Then we may trek to EBC from lodging area. You can have a good look at Mt. Everest from EBC and take clear photos of it. In the end, we will start to return to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

It is nice to watch the sunrise and the sunset at EBC. And if you couldn’t fall asleep at night, it is worthy to enjoy a spectacular starry sky on a clear night.
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.
Day 7 Shigatse–Lhasa, 280km, approx 6-7hrs

We will visit the last attraction of this itinerary today---Yungdrungling Monastery, a typical Buddhist monastery. And then, the driver will take you to your hotel in Lhasa. It costs 6-7 hours because of the speed-limit regulation.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Like most Tibetan monasteries, Yungdrungling Monastery was built under a hill.
Well-known butter sculpture in Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 8 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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Seth***

2019-05-11

Hi there! I'm very interested in your tours! I am looking to travel in August. Would you kindly get back to me with price and details about availability?

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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 August. We have this group tour on Aug.1st, Aug.4th, Aug.12th, and Aug.18th. Which departure date do you prefer?

LAU ***

2019-05-09

planning to visit in September 2019. single female traveler from Malaysia.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour in September 2019. We have this group tour with the departure date on Sep.8th, Sep.15th, Sep.13th, and Sep.27th. Which departure date do you prefer?

Marc***

2019-05-05

Hi, I'm Marcello an Italian guy who would like to add to the tour in question for the month of July, you can let me have information and prices. I will be in Nepal the previous week, should I take care of the return flight Katmandu-Lhasa ??? Do you care about Passport and Chinese Visa fees ??? I await your kind reply

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour which is a private tour. I suggest you join the 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. We have this group tour with the departure date on Jul.4th, Jul.8th, Jul.17th and Jul.18th. Which departure date do you prefer?

We can purchase the flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lhasa for you. 

From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo (passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Vias there within 3 working days).

Mari***

2019-03-30

Hi, we are interested in 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour mid-May for 2 people. What days is tour start and what is the price per person?

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In your inquiry, you mentioned you are interested in 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest tour in mid-May. We have the 2 fixed departure dates, May 10th, and May 16th. Which one do you prefer? For the tours in mid-May, there's no much time left as we need to apply for your Tibet Travel Permit with your passport copies and China Visas. Do you have your China Visa? 

 

Jess***

2019-02-12

Hello, we are Jessica and Robert from Germany. We would like to inquiry how much this private 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour would cost in the beginning of May (we are flexible between 1st and 17th of May 2019). Thank you very much in advance!

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