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8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour

8 Days 4-12 Pax Price from $827 per person
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Pelchor Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tashilumpo Monastery

Trip Day By Day

Day 1-3 Arrival Lhasa & Lhasa City Tour
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 5 Shigatse - Everest Base Camp
Day 6 Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa
Day 8 Leave Lhasa, Drop-off Service

Tour Features

1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Four days acclimation before reaching EBC
3. Half day to explore base camp of the highest mountain in the world
4. Cheapest way to travel to the highest place you may ever reach in your lifetime

Trip Overview

This 8 days small group tour to Mount Everest Base Camp (North Face) is one of our most popular adventures to the Himalayas. Start easy in Lhasa from its historic palaces and monasteries, tourists can smoothly acclimatize themselves while visiting the city for the first 3 days. No matter visit the sacred sites of Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, stroll on the bazaar-like Barkhor Street full of pilgrims, or step into a tranquil monastery of only sutra chanting, you can easily tell the difference of this awe-inspiring plateau holy city from others. Picturesque sceneries of the 1st day out of Lhasa come up all the way, and the first impressive site should be the Yamdrok Lake, which seen, from the Gangbala Pass, like a turquoise long belt embedded on the Himalayas. Karola Glacier is the nearest of its kind, rising up into sky just besides the highway. Gyantse is quite a small yet distinctive county with strong Tibetan ambience, the ancient city-wall, the unique monastery & stupa, the dominating castle are all there waiting. After one more night’s acclimatizing-sleep in Shigatse, the drive to Mt. Everest only has 350km left, most of landscapes are of barren hilly plateau until turning left into Mt. Everest Nature Reserve at Tingri. The reserve holds world’s some of the highest mountains over 8000 meters with all can be seen from the Gyalpo-la Pass; the Rongbuk Monastery, highest one in the world, is the best position to appreciate this nature’s masterpiece. When weather is good, the golden sunset and sunrise views of this giant are marvelous speechlessly. By doing such a trip, not only we meet memorable and fabulous scenes we dreamed, but also achieve a new life-time record high challenge.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa 

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station in the afternoon, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet 

Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service  Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service 

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-  Potala Palace  ( video ), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-  Johkang Temple  ( video ), where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-  Sera Monastery  ( video ), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating ( video ) among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel)  

Highlights: Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via  Yamdrok Lake  ( video ), according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In  Gyantse  ( video ) , you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the  Pelchor Monastery  ( video ). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.

Yamdrok Lake Pelchor Monastery

Day 5: Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7-8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Views along the way to Mt. Everest

Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast, our guide will go to tourism bureau in Shigatse to apply for PSB permit for Mt. Everest, which will take about 1.5 hour. After obtaining the permit, we will drive directly towards Mt. Everest. On the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world-Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view ( video ) is fantastic when weather is good.

Rongbuk  Monastery  Mt. Everest Sunset

Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-EBC-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Everest Base Camp

Schedule today: Wake up early in the morning to view the very fantastic sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you will have opportunity to hike at the EBC to discover the charm of the highest place you may reach through your life. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.

Mt. Everest Sunrise Mt. Everest Base Camp

Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, visit  Tashilumpo Monastery  ( video ) which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Afterwards, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra River; the free time is on your own.

Tashilumpo Monastery Brahmaputra River

Day 8: 

Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price & Dates

April - June.25 June.26 - August September - Oct.15 Oct.16 - March
USD 870 p/p USD 998 p/p USD 950 p/p USD 827 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. Free group pick-up from airport & free group drop-off from hotel, BUT only three times available, surcharge (RMB 450) occurs if your flight schedule does not meet the free transfer time. Stay at airport for 1-2 hours to await other tourists is possible since this is a group pick-up service.
Group Pick-up Time at airport 09:30 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 15:30 - 16:30
Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel 06:30 from hotel 08:30 from hotel 12:30 from hotel
A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
2. Entrance fee to all the above mentioned tourists attractions
3. English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
4. Well maintained vehicle throughout the whole tour.
5. All Tibet traveling permits concerned, such as TTP and PSB.
6. Clean and comfortable 3 star standard hotels with private bath room and breakfast in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse or yak hair tent near EBC. The quote is based on 0.5 room per person, twin sharing.
Lhasa (Day1,2,3,7) Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel  3*
Shigatse (Day4 & 6) Gesar Hotel or Zangba Hotel 3*
EBC Guesthouse or Yak hair tent Basic
7. Tour guide and vehicle's entry fee to Mt. Everest.
8. Oxygen supply on Vehicle.
9. Delivery fee of Tibet permits.
10. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Lunches and dinners.
2. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
3. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
4. Air or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
5. Single supplement.
(The single supplement occurred when solo traveler stayed in a twin room alone. To help our solo travelers to save money, you may agree to share a room with another independent traveler. In this way, no extra charge is needed. We offer the opportunity for tourists to share a room with others during the tour. So they do not need to afford the single room supplement. When you accept this offer, we would assume that tourists are willing to share the twin room with any group member. The gender and age difference is not taken into our consideration. If you do mind these differences or are sensitive to accommodation with strangers especially with opposite sex, you may pay single room supplement for a single room when booking.)

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Mr. al*** from: 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour
August 20, 2019 10:05

Hi there,
Im interested in " 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour". But wonder how to get the permit/visa to go to Lhasa?
I will be flying over from Hong kong to katmandhu and will apply Nepal visa on arrival because i'm Indonesian passport holder.
But how about the permit for my flight from Nepal to lhasa?
Thanks a lot!

Answered by Helen
August 20, 2019 07:03

Hi Mr. Al***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we’ll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we’ll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, and then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for visa for you, which takes at least three working days. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner, and take plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Apart from visa, you also need Tibet Permit to travel Tibet, we’ll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best regards.

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