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10 Days Expedition Tour to Everest Base Camp

Trip Length
10 Days
Route
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Tingri-EBC-Namtso-Lhasa
Attractions
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Debating, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Gyantse Old Town, Tashilumpo Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp, Holy Lake Namtso
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Overview

The majority of this trip will be spent traveling the Friendship Highway, home to some of the most breathtaking scenery this side of heaven. Along this journey we will pass through spectacular mountain peaks, numerous Tibetan settlements, and more ancient monasteries than you could imagine. We will have plenty of opportunities to explore this wealth of natural and cultural allure.

The highlights of this trip are Yamdrok Tso, Mt. Everest Base Camp and Namtso.The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen first hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size.This Tibet trip will guarantee to be the memory of a lifetime.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Sunset of Himalayas in TibetToday's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Jokhang TempleToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Drepung MonasteryToday's highlights:

Drepung Monastery, Sera Debating, Norbulingka

Details:

Morning time will be spent visiting Drepung monastery which is on the hillside west of Lhasa. Drepung is a Gelugpa monastery. To reach it, you have to climb up a small hill which will be a kind of interesting.

Later, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given.

Rest time would be spent in Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace.

Day 04 Lhasa - Yamdrok Tso - Gyantse - Shigatse

Karola GlacierToday's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.

On the way to Gyantse, have a look at the Karola Glacier. Visit the Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda

Day 05 Shigatse - Tingri - Mt. Everest - Rongbuk

Travel on Zigzag Road from Tingri to Mt. Everest Base CampToday's highlights:

Ronbuk Monastery

Details:

Drive to Lhatse where tourists can take lunch, then go ahead to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest - highest moutain in the world.

Pass through Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at elevation of 5,050m. From that pass, you'll view five highest peaks in the world. After 4 to 6 hours, arrive at Rongbuk monastery - highest monastery in the world.

Day 06 Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse

Sunrise of Mount Everest - highest mountain in the worldToday's highlights:

Mt. Everest Base Camp

Details;

In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Mt. Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent mountain. You can try to hike 4km from the tent to Everest Base Camp, or go to EBC by local bus. After the trip to EBC, we drive back to Shigatse to have a good rest.

Day 07 Shigatse - Lhasa

Local Tibetan People in Shigatse Farming for A Harvest YearToday's highlights:

Tashilhunpo Monastery, Brahmaputra River

Details:

Today, we firstly explore Tashilunpo Monastery which is belonging to Gelug Sect, also the seat of Panchen Lama. Built in 1447, the monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya - Buddha of the Future in the
world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. 

In the afternoon, drive 6hrs around back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo River also knowns as Brahmaputra.

Day 08 Lhasa - Namtso

Starry Sky of Namtso - one of the holy lakes in TibetToday's highlights:

Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountains, Lake Namtso

Details:

In the morning, we drive from Lhasa to the holy lake Namtso via Damxung. Along the road, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side.

Lake Namtso is the Heavenly Lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island.

Tonight, we'll spend a night at lake shore which is fantastic to appreciate the starry sky.

Day 09 Namtso - Lhasa

Everest Wildlife Seen in TibetToday's highlights:

Tashi Dor Island, Yangpachen Hot Spring

Details:

Appreciate the clear morning of the holy lake. You can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.

In the afternoon on the way back to Lhasa, you can enjoy the Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot spring water. 

Day 10 Bid farewell to Tibet

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Tibet Group Tour to EBC & Namtso - Fixed Departure Date 2018

Departure Months
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
January
01
11
15
19 25
February
04
09 11 15
Closed
March
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
April
01, 04
09, 11
15, 18
22, 25
29
May
02, 05
08, 13
16, 19
23, 27
30
June
03, 06
11, 13
18, 20
24 26
July
01, 04
08, 11
15, 18
22, 25
29
August
01, 05
08, 12
15, 19
22, 26
29
September
02, 05
08, 10
12, 16
19, 22
26, 28, 30
October
03, 07
10, 14
17, 21
24, 28
30
November
06, 09
13, 16
 20
23
 27
December
04, 07
11, 14
 18, 21
25
 28

Price Quotation

Seasons to Travel Tour Cost in USD Tour Cost in RMB Single Supplement in USD Single Supplement in RMB
Off Season of December, January, February USD1,080 RMB6,800 USD183 RMB1,150
Shoulder Season of April, May, November USD1,180 RMB7,500 USD190 RMB1,200
Busy Season of June, September, October USD1,240 RMB7,800 USD198 RMB1,250
Peak Season of July, August USD1,290 RMB8,100 USD206 RMB1,300

Note:
1. Prices listed above are for per person, based on double occupancy.
2. Tour cost exchange rate in chart is about 1:6.3 which is subject to change.
3. Deposit is 150USD per person for booking the tour, we accept wire transfer, paypal or Western Union etc.
4. Contact Us Directly to Get Discount for Early Booking

Price Includes:
1. Airport transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 09:30am, 01:30pm and 04:30pm respectively from the airport to Lhasa and from Lhasa to the airport is at 06:30am, 08:30am, and 12:30pm. If your flight time can not be matched with our free pickup/drop-off service, we would provide you with the private airport transfer with extra charges.

Item 

Cost per Car (in USD)

Cost per Car (in CNY)
Single Way between Lhasa and Airport USD60 CNY400

Single way between Lhasa and Train Station

USD40 CNY250

2. All necessary Travel Permits in Tibet
3. Accommodation: 3-star standard hotels in Lhasa & Shigatse, guesthouses (dorm-bed) in remote areas
4. Local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 
5. Meals: breakfasts provided by hotels and one welcome dinner upon arrival
6. Different vehicle type according to different group size.
7. Administraion and conservation fees of Mt. Everest
8. Bottled oxygen for emergency use
9. Drinking water
10. Travel insurance (insured amount US$15,000/p.p.)

Price Excludes:
1. Transportation to and from Tibet
2. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities 
3. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
4. Lunches and dinners, and breakfasts not provided by guesthouses
5. Gratuities: gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.

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"Excellent organization! I have an excellent Tibetan tour guide as well as excellent driver. Very good service. I will recommend you TRAVELWESTCHINA team to my friends : ) Thanks! It does make sense to visit Potala Palace and Mt. Everest. Very interesting! I like every site I visited, but there was a big temple that was not part of the tour and I had no time to visit :("

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