Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Lhatse-EBC-Shigatse-Lhasa
Season:
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Tour Type:
Private Tour
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This excursion contents three parts. Firstly, tourists can visit Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region. People can see the world-famous attractions, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and so on. Secondly, people are going to see the Everest Base Camp. Except for the gorgeous view of the majestic Mt. Everest, the world highest monastery--- Rongbuk Monastery is also worth seeing. The third part, the last as well, is to go to Sakya County where tourists can visit Sakya Monastery. When you are back to Lhasa, you can visit local Tibetan family.

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 busy 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.

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 original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
Day 3 Lhasa-Shigatse(3840m)- Lhatse(4050m), 420km, approx. 8hrs

Today you will leave Lhasa and head to Lhatse via Shigatse. After breakfast, there will be a long time driving along the road due to the strict speed limited regulation. You can take some photos on the road.

When you arrive at Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama. It's the largest monastery in Shigatse and one of the four Gelug monasteries in Tibet. Then you will go to Lhatse county.

Stay overnight in Lhatse

Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls
Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Day 4 Lhatse-Tingri -Rongbuk – Tent Camp (5200m), 190km, approx. 5hrs

After one night rest, you are going to the world-known Everest Base Camp today. You will pass old Tingri first. Then you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery (5154m), which is the highest monastery in the world. You can get a great view of Mt. Everest from there. And if the weather is good, the amazing sunset of golden Everest peak will get you intoxicated.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongbuk guesthouse

Rongbuk Monastery has guesthouse for the tourists. There are lots of tents nearby as well. Tourists need to be careful on the belongings.
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.
Day 5 EBC-Sakya(4316m)-Shigatse, 350km, approx. 7hrs

Then we can drive you to EBC from the tent camp, it remains only 4km. You can have a good look at Mt. Everest from EBC and take clear photos of it. The great sunrise of Everest Peak is far out of your imagination. Please get up early to enjoy the peaceful and wonderful morning you’ve never had.

After that, you will go back to Shigatse via Sakya County.There are many different Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in Sakya County, the most famous one is Sakya Monastery, the main monastery of Sakyapa. It was built in Tubo Dynasty, the wall is colorful with red, white and cyan paint. That’s why Sakyapa is also called Colorful Buddhism.

After 3 hours driving, you will arrive at Shigatse and spend one night there.

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.
Sakya Monastery
Day 6 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx. 6-7hrs

We will start to go back to Lhasa today. It takes 6-7hours to get to Lhasa from Shigatse with the speed limited regulation. But the view is good along the road, so, get your camera ready. And it's better to prepare some snacks to bring along.

When you arrive Lhasa in the late afternoon, you can visit local Tibetan families to enjoy the happy time with these hospitable people.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Other service: Local Tibetan Family Visit
Day 7 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

Yuan***

2018-05-13

We plan to join your 7 days small group include Lhasa city tour and mount Everst base camp in the beginning of September. How much is the cost? What does the cost include: meal, accommodation, admission ticket, entry permit, transportation etc?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour which is a private tour at the beginning of September.

For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. We have an 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour also covers Lhasa and Everest. Please check if you like the following itinerary.

clau***

2018-03-12

Dear,I would like to visit Tibet in April 2018 - 2 adult.tour 7 days (Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya)ThanksClaudinei Bandeira

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to visit Tibet in April. The tour you are interested in is a private tour. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. So, how about joining our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour?

ralp***

2018-03-08

Cultural and hking tour and trip to base camp on everest

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nance

It’s a private tour. Before I quote you, could you please kindly let me know the following info?

1. When are you going to have Tibet tour? Different season, different cost.

2. What kind of accommodation would you like to stay in?  The Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star), economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest house?

If you have any further questions or doubts please let me know without hesitation, it is my pleasure to work with you at any time.

ravi***

2018-02-18

Dear Sir/ Madam,We would like to visit Lhasa and EBC then back to Lhasa. How much would it cost for 3 adults (family)? Is it possible to do it in less than 7 days? We are thinking of travelling at the end of April or start of May.Thank you

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nance

You may need to omit Everest Base Camp tour if less than 7 days. For 7 days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya private Tour, it’s the shortest days for you to go to EBC from Lhasa as the section from Shigatse to Mount Everest is speed limit. Here is the brief itinerary

Jin ***

2018-02-08

Please let me know the cost of 7 Days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour, Do you have a group tour starting on April 9, 2018?

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nance

If you want to join the group tour, we have 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group tour (you may check detailed itinerary here, https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-tour/lhasa-gyantse-shigatse-mt-everest-group-tour-421) with similar itinerary but lower price. Currently we have no departure date on April 9th. How about having this tour on April 8th?

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