Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Route:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse – EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview

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.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day in Tibet. Your guide will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport/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 going 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, do not move strenuously. 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 close contact with Lhasa, which is 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 - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century. The gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king 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 busy walking street where they can go shopping. There are many distinctive shops and stalls that sell different Tibetan stuff, like handicrafts, Thangka, and so on. Except for shopping, tourists can also join the Kora with pilgrims and locals, to explore Tibetan religious culture more deeply.

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

A Tibetan granny turning players at Potala Palace Square.
Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drak Yerpa, a place maybe not that famous but with its advantage. It consists of a monastery and several ancient meditation caves. Some arrow holes on the cliffs are believed to prove that the legendary hero Ling Gesar had visited this valley.

In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the "great three" Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate from 3pm to 5pm. It's exciting, 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 Buddha inside the monastery. Besides, the sight in the Sera monastery is splendid because you can see roses around. That's why people also call it "the court of wild rose."

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa in winter.
The yard for Buddhist debates at Sera Monastery.
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

Bathing in the sunshine, Yamdrok lake is displaying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk–EBC(5100m), 350km, approx. 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 is a historic and culturally important monastery in 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

Mt. Everest
Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa.
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
Day 8 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

MARI***

2020-01-22

Hi there, We live in China and we are planning to visit Tibet during May. We would like to take the train in chengdu, do the journey you suggest to EBC, and head to Katmandu afterwards. Could you suggest dates and prices, as well as some advice on the better way to do it? Thanks in advance Mariano

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have an EBC tour from Chengdu. Taking a train to Lhasa is a good way to acclimate the altitude, and the scenery on the way is stunning. I recommend below tours, 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour  May 8 If the tour date is not ok with you, we can open a tour for you on the 10th. 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour May 9, 18

Laim***

2019-09-30

I would like to come to Lhasa by train around 14 november and do an 8 day group tour, what does it cost? I booked the flight to Beijing and still have to make the china visa. greetings Peter

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour around Nov.14th, we have a fixed tour with departure date on Nov.11 and 18th. May I know your flight schedule to Beijing? I can check the train ticket availability for you. We can provide you paperwork for china visa application after you book the tour with us.

sant***

2019-09-04

hi im planing to come 1 April 2020 in china and want to go Lhasa what I need to do and how much cost me?

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour in April ,2020. We can open a tour for you at any date as you wish. We will provide supporting documents for your china visa application after you book a tour with us. At the same time, we will handle all your Tibet permits. You only need to send us a scan of your valid passport photo page and China visa. Here is the itinerary,

Etie***

2019-07-30

PLEASE TELL ME YOUR DATE IN OCTOBER AND THE PRICE BESTS REGARDS

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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 in October. We have this group tour on Oct.3rd, Oct.14th, Oct.17th, Oct.24th, and Oct.29th.  Which departure date do you prefer?

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. 

Terr***

2019-06-19

Hello, I am interested in the following trip, sometime in July. Is there a small group option for this tour? Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour 8 Days

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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 July. We have this group tour with the departure date on Jul.8th, Jul.17th and Jul.18th. Which departure date do you prefer?

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. 

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