Mt. Everest Base Camp Tour with Yarlung Valley
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa. Upon arrival, take rest to get used to the thin air environment. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2 Sightsee in Lhasa
Visit the majestic Potala Palace, solemn Jokhang Temple and the busy Barkhor Street around the Temple. Evening pay a visit to a local Tibetan family if possible. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 3 Sightsee in Lhasa
Further exploration of the ancient city will lead you to two great monasteries - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 4 Lhasa - Tsedang (Yarlung Valley)
This morning, we'll drive about 240km to the famous Samye Monastery in the Yarlung Valley, known as the Cradle of Tibetan Civilization. The Monastery is the first Buddhism monastery in Tibet with spectacular architecture combined with Indian, Nepaless and Chinese styles. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Tsedang [B].
Day 5 Tsedang - Gyantse
After breakfast, drive about 330km to Gyantse via Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and KaroLa Glacier. Upon arrival, visit the superb Pelkhor Monastery. Overnight 3* hotel in Gyantse [B].
Day 6 Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri
In the fresh morning air, we'll first drive about 90km to Shigatse and visit the most important sight there - Tashilumpo Monastery. Then we'll drive another 250km to Tingri via GantsoLa Pass (5220m). Overnight hotel at Tingri (Shegar) [B].
Day 7 Tingri - Mt. Everest Base Camp
Today we'll drive the 100km from Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp to enjoy the life-long experience with the highest mountain in the world. You can hike about 2hrs from the Monastery to the Base Camp. Overnight guest house or tent [B].
Day 8 Mt. Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Enjoy the gorgeous sunrise over Mt. Everest and then we'll drive back to Shigatse, strolling around the old town upon arrival if time permits. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel i n Shigatse [B].
Day 9 Shigatse - Lhasa
Drive back to Lhasa and enjoy the last stay at the holy city. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 10 Leave
Transfer you to the airport or train station and we'll see you off there. Your wonderful Tibet Mt. Everest tour ends. [B]
For private tours, we'll arrange a private vehicle, driver and tour guide for you. The itinerary can be customized to meet your requirements and you can decide the travel date. During travelling, it is flexible for you to decide when to start every day, extend or shorten the sightseeing time at most places, and make stops anywhere you like along the way.
The tour price is different for different group size and travel seasons. Please contact us for a quotation for your own planning of your group!
The tour price usually includes:
- All accommodation (twin-sharing basis at hotels)
- One private vehicle and one experienced driver
- A Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
- All necessary Tibet travel permits
- Breakfasts at all places
- Entrance tickets of sightseeing places as noted
- Conservation fee for visiting Mt. Everest Base Camp
- Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use
The tour price does not include:
- Lunch and Dinner
- China visa fee
- Tips to the tour guide and driver
- Other expenses not noted in the above including list