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Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour


8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination : Tibet Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
Max Altitude : 5200 Difficulty Difficult
Group Size : Min 1 (Single Supplement $300)
Accommodation :

Hotel

Meals :

Breakfast

Overview

Filled with amazing alpine scenery and fascinating cultural vistas, 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is truly once in a lifetime experience. Tibettours.travel organizes small group EBC trip to ensure personalized care and safety. You are free to join the trip either in Kathmandu or Lhasa. Lhasa to Everest Base Camp trip starts with a visit to historically and culturally revered sites in Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. Then after, the 8 day EBC trip begins with rigorous drive to EBC via Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya and several high pass. 

Lhasa, the major hub of Tibet, is the holy abode of the Dalai Lamas and is the city filled with full of myths and mysteries. There are plethora of esteemed historical and cultural spots which portrays fascinating quaint Tibetan sculpture, painting, arts and woodworks. Potala Pala, the residence of Dalai Lamas, Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkor Street are major place to visit in Lhasa.

The Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour allows you to witness the mystical Yamdrok Tso Lake and enjoy few high pass like Karo La, Khamba La, Gyatso La and Laung La along with magnificent Nazin Kang Sang Glacier. Stepping foot at the base camp of world’s highest peak is the major highlight of the tour.  Likewise, visiting the monastery at Gyantse (third largest city in Tibet) and Shigatse (second largest city) allows indepth knowledge of local culture and religious values. The entire journey is filled with amazing semi-arid scenery and Himalayan vistas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Shisapangama, Mt. Makalu and more.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m) (B & D)

Day 02/03: In Lhasa: Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa (B & D)

Day 04: Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) 250 Km to Shigatse (3900m) 90 Km (B)

Day 05: Shigatse (3,900m) to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) (B)

Day 06: Explore EBC (5,200m) and back to Shigatse (3,900m) (B)

Day 07: Shigatse (3,900m) to Lhasa (3,650m) – 350km (B)

Day 08: Depart from Lhasa (B)

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Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m) (B & D)

Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at  Hotel.

2-3
In Lhasa

Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa (B & D)Visit Potala Palace,  Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and  Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel.

4
Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) 250 Km to Shigatse (3900m) 90 Km (B)

Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monastery. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse(1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside –  Hotel.

 

5
Shigatse (3,900m) to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) (B)

Gyatsola (5,200 m) and Pangla Pass (5,250m). On the way, you have opportunity to admire the fascinating view of Himalaya peaks that includes Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Shishapangama (8,020m) (from left to right in your view at the pass).

Enjoy wonderful sunset at EBC. Most of the visitors admit that the sunset over the Everest is more fascinating than the sunrise, but since one can only go to EBC once per ticket, the group can choose to view either sunset or sunrise. It takes around 2 hours to hike to E.B.C from the guesthouse (4km). Or you can opt to drive in minibus.

Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in Tibet, is abode to both monks and nuns. You can explore the monastery and perceive the ongoing rituals.

6
Explore EBC (5,200m) and back to Shigatse (3,900m) (B)

If you don’t opt to witness the EBC sunset the day before, wake up early in the morning from magnificent sunrise view over Everest. Then, drive back to Shigatse via same route we used previously.

 

7
Shigatse (3,900m) to Lhasa (3,650m) – 350km (B)

After breakfast, you will explore the culturally and religiously revered Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse. The monastery is one of the six prominent yellow hat sect monastery and is the holy seat of the Panchen Lama Lineage. You can witness the majestic view of the entire monastery along with giant Jamba Buddha statue from the entrance point.

Drive to Lhasa via the Northern Friendship Highway with eye-catching views and incredible scenery of the Brahmaputra River.

8
Depart from Lhasa (B)

Your adventurous Lhasa-EBC tour comes to an end today. Your guide will escort you to the airport or train station based on your departure information.

Farewell!!!

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All the essential Tibet permits including Tibet travel permits
  •  All the entrance ticket fees as per itinerary
  •  Highly experienced Tibetan, English-speaking local tour guide
  •  Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with experienced Tibetan Driver; 4WD land cruiser and minibus are used depending on the size of group and client’s request
  •  All the accommodation as per itinerary. It’s up to you, where to stay: either in luxury 5-star international hotel, cozy 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel, budget hotel, guest house or tent. Please notify the preferred accommodation in the enquiry form so we can arrange the best-value hotel for you.
  • Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary
  • First aid kit
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • First aid kit

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International flight to and from Tibet
  •  Chinese via (Note: we can help you obtain the Chinese visa by providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies and son on that you may need.
  •  Not specified Meals (Usually it costs about USD3 – 15 per person per one meal in TAR, Tibetan Autonomous Region)
  •  Tip and gratitude for guide and porter
  •  Personal nature expenses like Laundry, Phone calls, snacks, drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages) and optional tour activities other than itinerary

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