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Tibet Himalaya Adventure Tour: Lhasa - Mount Everest Base Camp - Lhasa

Splendid Mt. Everest in TibetHighlights: Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp
This Himalayan tour to Mount Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular tours in Tibet. It includes the culture exploration in the middle Tibet area and the adventure tour to the Himalayan Mount Everest reserve. Although the journey after Shigatse could be hard due to the limited condition there, the awesome view makes it worthwhile and unforgettable. You can restore and enjoy the classic beauty of Tibet again when getting back to Lhasa to connect your tour to China or Nepal. This tour is available throughout the year and in winter seasons, there is usually a greater chance to view the Mount Everest summit clearly.

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Day-to-Day Itinerary (7 nights / 8 days)

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa

The Tibetan tour guide will meet you at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport and greet you with a white scarf (called Kada) in a Tibetan traditional way, thhen transfer you to Lhasa City. On the way, you will see the big Nietang Buddha engraved in a mountain wall and upon arrival, just take rest for acclimatization.

Day 2 Sightsee in Lhasa

Our sightseeing in Lhasa will cover the most beautiful splendor in Tibet - Potala Palace, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism - Jokhang Temple and the famous bustling Barkhor Street around the temple.
And at evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family if possible.

Day 3 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

In the fresh morning air, we'll drive about 270km to the historic town of Gyantse crossing the Khamba La Pass (4800m) and the Karo La Pass (5010m). On the way, we'll take a pleasant walk at the beautiful Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and view the Karo La Glacier. Upon arrival in Gyantse, visit the Pelkhor Monastery and its superb Kumbu Stupa, a stunning architectrual wonder in Tibet.. Then we'll get forward to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 4 Shigatse - Tingri (Shegar)

After breakfast, we'll visit the foremost attraction in Shigatse - Tashilumpo Monastery, the new palace of Panchen Lama there and the interesting local bazaar. We'll end today's tour after driving about 250km to Tingri via Gantsola Mountain Pass (5220m).

Day 5 Tingri - Mount Everest Base Camp

It is about 100km from Tingri to the highest monastery in the world - Rongbuk Monastery and the Mount Everest Base Camp where you will have the life-long experience with this highest mountain in the world..You can hike the 8km from Rongbuk Monastery to the Everest Base Camp for about 2hrs.

Note: The accommodation at the Everest reserve is poor (dorm type without private bathroom / toilet, etc.) so if you wish, we can also drive back to Tingri (Shegar) on this day for better accommodation.

Day 6 Everest Base Camp - Shigatse

Drive about 350km back to Shigatse and enjoy the classic beauty of Tibet again..Relax upon arrival.

Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa

Drive to Lhasa along the northern route via Yarlung Tsangpu River (Brahmaputra). The rest time will be free for you to explore the old city.

Day 8 Leave

This day we'll transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and your wonderful Everest tour ends.

IMPORTANT:

According to the new rule on obtaining Tibet travel permit, if you are traveling in a group of less than 5 tourists, you may need to join other travelers from the same country.

Tour Rates of Small Join-in Groups, 2013

Travel Season Prices Available Dates Register
for Joining
Double Occupancy Single Supplement
April - June, October 828USD 198USD April 10th, 20th
May 12th, 22nd
June 12th, 20th, 29th
October 12th, 20th, 28th
July - September 878USD with tourist bus
968USD with 4WD jeeps*
198USD July 7th, 16th, 25th
August 5th, 15th, 27th
September 4th, 12th, 22nd
November - March 758USD with tourist bus
798USD with 4WD jeeps*
168USD 7th, 17th of each month
Please include your name, nationality, gender, number of travelers and joining dates for registry. You can check the price details for the cost including and excluding list.

Note: Mt. Everest Base Camp could be closed sometimes. In this case, we usually add a tour to Sakya Monastery and Lao Tingri where you can enjoy the stunning Himalaya range with Mt. Everest in distance. For detailed information, please check our great Himalayas Tour .

Relevant Information:
Road to Mt. Everest Base Camp
Experience at Everest Base Camp