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Tibet Group Tour - Small Group to Everest

Trip Length
7 Days
Route
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-EBC-Lhasa
Attractions
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Yumtso, Pelkor Chode, Tashilumpo Monastery, Mount Everest
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Overview

I. This tour program arranges Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Mt. Everest Base Camp, all these places are quintessence of Tibet tour, especially for Mt. Everest, you will have the chance to see the sunrise and sunset at EBC.

II. Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet. Watching the blue sky, turquoise water, white hada on the top of the hills, and the adherents worshipping encircled the lake, this view is beyond praise, and it's also your biggest harvest from this tour.

III. Potala Palace, the world's highest palace; Sera Monastery, the biggest-scale lama debating in Tibetan Buddhism; and the famed Jokhang Temple, Tashilumpo Monastery, Palkhor Chode, all these will lead you to experience the profound of the Tibetan Buddhism.

IV. Travel Accident Insurance for each member free of charge.

V. We arrange the local Tibetan tour guide to give you a clear and intensive description of Tibetan religion, history, culture and customs, definitely to let you enjoy Tibet at every moment. Local Tibetan guide could give you a better understanding of their own culture and religion.

VI. This is a small group tour, not large group. You never need to seize food, seats, photography with other travelers, but make friends with them.

VII. Non-shopping group, definitely not like other agencies arrange many shopping stores. However, accommodations for the group tour consist of affordable standard hotels, hotel staff might not be able to speak English, and simple breakfast provided to save the cost.

Note: Welcome to join in our Tibet group tour. If you are afraid of the High Altitude Sickness, we have many recipes to help you to prevent, but you're not suggested to take this tour if you have below symptoms: 1. Severe Heart Disease. 2. Severe High Blood Pressure 3. Asthma 4. Gravida 5. Severe Diabetes Mellitus.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa

Flight into LhasaToday's highlights:

 

Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Take flight into Lhasa. 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 Lhasa Tour

Jokhang TempleToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery

Details:

Potala Palace: A palace originally built at this site in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the massive palace was at one time the largest building in the world and remains a spectacular imposition to Lhasa's landscape today. It's hard to keep your eyes off the palace's many levels and hard not to wonder what went on in all those rooms (over a thousand) over the centuries. It was for hundreds of years a self-contained fortress of religious and political significance

Jokhang Temple: Lhasa's premier temple is considered the most sacred Buddhist building in all of Tibet. An impressive restoration in recent decades makes it almost impossible to detect what was built in this century and what has been there since 647, when Songtsen Gampo began building the site. The temple houses incredible statues and other works of art and all the regalia of Buddha worship. Pilgrims and monks are all over, chanting and prostrating, and while this may be overwhelming, the experience is inimitable anywhere else and is as authentic as it gets. Don't miss the views from the roof of the city of Lhasa and the Potala Palace in the distance.

Sera Monastery: Four kilometers north of Lhasa lies Sera Monastery, one of the three Gelugpa monasteries. It is here that the resident monks famously debate Buddhist doctrine in a highly stylized manor with ritualized clapping and stamping to designate starting and stopping points. During most afternoons (around 3:30), you can witness this fascinating procedure.

Day 03 Leave Lhasa for Shigatse via Gyantse

Pelkhor ChodeToday's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor Chode,

Details:

Yamdrok Yumtso: One of the three largest, sacred lakes in Tibet, Lake Yamdroktso stretches 72 km (45 miles) long and lies 4,440 meters above sea level. With more than a dozen islands, this fan-shaped lake has long provided Tibetans with holy cleansing water to bathe and drink as well as a supply of freshwater fish commercially exploited by the local population. The lake's islands provide pastures to local herdsmen. The lake's bright blue color is framed in a backdrop of impressive snow-capped peaks and green valleys of fertile farmland, spotted with traditional Tibetan farmhouses. The lake is believed to be representative of a female guardian of Buddhism and has long time been a holy site of Tibetan pilgrimages.

Pelkhor Monastery: Southwest of Shigatse, in the small town of Gyantse, is the Pelkor Chode Monastery home to several hundred monks. The site is actually a collection of monasteries that were founded in 1418. There is a temple inside the complex with a large collection of unique Buddhist art inside and monks practicing their daily prayers and mantras. Although the monastery compound used to house many more monks than it does today the site is well maintained by the Gelugpa sect and the monks that still reside at the Pelkor Chode. The halls and chapels of the monastery are not lit so it's a good idea to bring a flashlight.

Day 04 Drive from Shigatse to Mt. Everest

Everest Moutain PassToday's highlights:

Rongbuk Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp

Details:

Rongbuk Monastery: Located at the foot of Mount Everest, Rongbuk has earned the title of the world's highest monastery standing at 4,980 meters high. It might go without saying, the views of Mount Everest from within are spectacular. The monastery, originally built in 1902 by Nyingma Lama, housed more than 500 monks but today, just 50 monks and nuns remain. It is now possible for travelers to stay at the monastery (the rooms are quite basic even bad) or pitch a tent outside. Located just two hours (by foot) from Everest Base Camp, the hike through the valleys and alongside the world's tallest mountain is a breathtaking and memorable hike. Or you can drive alongside hikers and arrive at Base Camp in about 15 minutes.

Day 05 Back to Shigatse from Everest

Sunrise of Mt. EverestToday's highlights:

Sunrise of Mount Everest

Details:

Mount Everest: Bounded on the east by the deep gorge of the Bum-chu (Arun) River and on the west by that of the Matsang Tsangpo (Sunkosi) are some of the world's highest mountains of the East Himalayan range, forming a natural barrier between Tibet and Nepal. Clustered together in close proximity, there comprise: Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,501m), Everest, known locally as Qomolangma or Jomo Gangkar (8,848m), Bumo Ritse (7,068m), Jowo Oyuk (8,153m), Jowo Guru or Menlungtse (7,181m), and Jowo Tseringma or Gauri Shangkar (7,148m). Thre are stunningly beautiful treks in the environs of each of there peaks, and among them, those around Mount Everest are particularly well known.

Day 06 Visit Tashilhunpo then back to Lhasa

Group Tour TravelersToday's highlights:

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Details:

Tashilumpo Monastery: Traditionally home to the Panchen Lama, the monastery was built in 1447. Tashilumpo is large enough to seem like a small walled town, and there's plenty to see. Highlights include massive collections of jewels and gold Buddha statues, the Assembly Hall and its colorful unfurled thangkas, and the shrines and thrones of each of the Panchen Lamas, many of whom are buried on site.

Day 07 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel in Tibet to airport or Lhasa 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 Tibet train out of Lhasa.

Tibet Group Tour to Everest Base Camp - Fixed Departure Date 2020

Departure Months
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
January
02
11
15
19 25
February
01
05 10 16
Closed
March
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
April
02, 05
10, 12
16, 19
23, 26
30
May
03, 06
09, 14
17, 20
24, 28
31
June
04, 07
12, 14
19, 21
25 27
July
02, 05
09, 12
16, 19
23, 26
30
August
02, 06
09, 13
16, 20
23, 27
30
September
03, 06
09, 11
13, 17
20, 23
27, 29
October
01, 04
08, 11
15, 18
22, 25
29, 31
November
07, 10
14, 17
 21
24
 28
December
05, 08
12, 15
 19, 22
26
 29

Price Quotation

Season to Travel Tour Cost in USD Tour Cost in RMB Single Supplement in USD Single Supplement in RMB
Off Season of December, January, February USD833 RMB5,500 USD127 RMB840
Shoulder Season of April, May, November USD893 RMB5,900 USD131 RMB870
Busy Season of June, September, October USD985 RMB6,500 USD145 RMB960
Peak Season of July, August USD1,030 RMB6,800 USD150 RMB990

Note:
1. Prices listed above are for per person, based on double occupancy.
2. Tour cost exchange rate in chart is about 1:6.6 which is subject to change.
3. Deposit is 300USD per person for booking the tour, we accept wire transfer, paypal or Western Union.
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 Tibet Travel Permits.
3. Accommodation: 3 nights 3-star standard hotels in Lhasa; 2 nights standard hotels in Shigatse; 1 night guesthouse (dorm-bed) at Rongbuk Monastery or Everest Base Camp. Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds;
4. Local Tibetan English-speaking guide (or Bilingual)
5. Meals: breakfast only provided by hotels
6. Different vehicle type according to different group size.
7. Entrance Fees: all entrance fees listed in the itinerary
8. Administration fee of Mt. Everest area

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

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