Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse – EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
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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 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 wonder 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 in the same time and by the same king with 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.
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.
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 Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
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

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
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 Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
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

The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent, it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
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

Yungdrungling Monastery
Yungdrungling Monastery
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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Asked Questions from our Clients

Will***

2018-09-04

My adult daughter and I would fly from Bejing to Lhasa and then fly back to Bejing after your tour. We would plan to fly to Bejing on October 18 2018 and return the day after your tour is completed. A travel agent in Bejing is making flight arrangements for me from San Francisco to then Bejing to Lhasa and return.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you are interested in our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. And you will fly to Lhasa from Beijing. We have a set group tour starts on 19th. Oct. Please check if you would like to join it.

Cesa***

2018-08-26

I have a 2 weeks vacation in October 2019, and I saw this tour. I like to know the price and availability in October of 2019. could you please provide me more information about this tour? Thanks.

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nance

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour would be a little bit expensive. For people less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. So how about having our 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour with similar itinerary in October 2019?  

Maur***

2018-08-26

Hello We are planning an 8 day tour to Tibet from China mid to late January 2019. What would be the cost? Regards Maurice

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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 Permits. We could surely get your Tibet permit including other necessary permits after you book the tour with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for it from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and usually get it for you after 12 working days. 

However, usually, Tibet Permits will not be issued for all tours from mid-February to March because of Tibetan New Year. So how about having this 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest group tour in April, 2019? 

Van ***

2018-08-16

8 day trip to Everest BC around 8th of September

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to join our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour around 8th. September. I am afraid the time is not enough for us to apply for all the necessary Tibet Permits. So, how about the one starts on 14th.?

Wata***

2018-08-06

Hi, I will be solo travel to Tibet. I would like to inquire for 8 days trip included EBC The flight schedule likely as below 4 Nov 20:15 Taipei->23:35 CKG Stay overnight 5 Nov 08:00 CKG->11:00 Lahsa 12(or13) Nov 16:20 or 17:55 Lahsa-> CTU-> Singapore - I'm holding Japan Passport, how should I get my permit? In Chongqing? - Vegetarian (But I'm quite flexible, if really not provided, I'm OK) - Please indicate room price as I'm staying alone. But if there is a female also wants to share, I don't mind to share. - Hope there's no hard sell shopping event. - Have any transport <-> airport, charging? Please provide proposed itinerary. Thank you. Regards, Yumi

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nance

If you hold a Japan Passport, you can travel to China within 15 days and don’t need Chinese visa. Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport, 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 copy to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and get them to you usually within 12 working days. Once I get your TIbet permits, I will mail it to your hotel in Chongqing in advance.

 

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