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.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa-Shigatse(3840m)- Lhatse(4050m), 420km, approx. 8hrs
4 Lhatse-Tingri -Rongbuk – Tent Camp (5200m), 190km, approx. 5hrs
5 EBC-Sakya(4316m)-Shigatse, 350km, approx. 7hrs
6 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx. 6-7hrs
7 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 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.
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-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 Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
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.
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent, it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
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

The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
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

Kati***

2018-09-12

I'll be in Kathmandu for April 2019 and was hoping to due an Everest trek at the end of April/beginning of May. How much would it be for 1 person alone or a group of 3? Thanks in advance! Katie

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nance

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 7 Days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour, which doesn’t include Everest trek. So how about having our 12 days Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour at the end of April/beginning of May? 

Wend***

2018-09-12

I (Philippine passport) and my friend (US passport) are planning to go to Tibet in January. We are planning to travel from Washington, DC to Kathmandu then Kathmandu to Tibet. If we are coming from Kathmandu and taking this tour, what is the cost and what are included? Thank you.

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Cherry

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 Visa there within 3 working days). 

Mire***

2018-09-07

7-day Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that ten of you would like to have a 7-day Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour, which is a private tour. Please check the following itinerary.

 

Tati***

2018-08-06

Hello! Me and my husband are interested in this tour, we are planning a holiday in the middle of December. Please advise how the weather is usually during that time? And please quate the price, we can join other people to form a small group to bring down the cost, that's not a problem. Also we will be leaving from Dubai, so we will have to cover the flight to the nearest airport ourselves, right? What is the best way to get to Lhasa, I am thinking a train would be nicer, right? Thank you.

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nance

In your inquiry, you mentioned you are interested in our 7 days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour in mid-Dec, which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for two travelers would be a little bit expensive. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. How about having our 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour? Here is the brief itienrary, 

Rena***

2018-07-31

I would like to do the 7 days tour Lhasa and EBC

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do the 7 Days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya Tour which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, it is a little expensive for a solo traveler to do this tour as a private tour. As travelers less than five, we often suggest them to join our small group tour to keep the cost down. We have 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. What do you think? May I know when would you like to do this tour?

 

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