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This is the most classic Lhasa city tour to experience the the essence of Tibet.
This itinerary offers relaxing travel schedule, but gives rich cultural & natural experience.
This tour includes featured historic sites and natural beauty from Lhasa to Kathmandu via EBC.

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Ms. Maya from Bulgaria
, 07-06-2014
Our clients Claudia and Giubellini, leading a group of 6 people from Italia. Visited Tibet in April, 2014 and made a Lhasa-Shigatse-Kathmandu overland tour.
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, 01-07-2014

8 Days EBC Group Tour

Group Size: 2-12PAX
Tour Pace: 8 Days
Max Altitude: 5200m
Route:
Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / EBC / Lhasa
  
This tour includes all of the best sights, sounds, and smells Tibet has to offer. The expedition to the great Mt. Everest, one of earth’s most remote corners, could also give you a chance to view the sunrise and sunset there. You can do nothing but feel marvel for the nature’s masterpiece.

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Day 1 Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing [B] + [D]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. A "Welcome Dinner" is arranged for today. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4 Lhasa / Gyantse [3980m] / Shigatse [3840m], 360km, 6-7hrs drive [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day. Far in the distance you’ll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m).Then along the Friendship southern High way drive to Gyantse, you will be arranged to visit the Pelkhor Monastery and the famous stupa Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon, drive to Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 5 Shigatse / Rongbuk Monastery [4900m] / E.B.C [5150m], 340km, 6-7hrs drive [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Morning visit lively local market in Shigatse while your guide assist you process the PSB permit at local PSB office, afterwards start driving to Rongbuk via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5200m] & Gawu la pass [5250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt. Makalu [8463m], Mt. Lotse [8516m], Mt Everest [8844m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8201m] and Mt. Shishapama [8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and is consisted by both monks and nuns, where is still a good point to see Mt. Everest. Sunset at Mt. Everest is another highlight of today if in good weather. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk guesthouse (dorm beds only).

Day 6 Rongbuk / Shigatse [3840m], 340km, 6-7hrs drive

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Get up early this morning, and if you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. To hike from the Tent guesthouses community to the E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours (8km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus (In winter season our driver will drive you up to Base Camp). Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7 Shigatse / Lhasa [3595m], 300km, 6hrs drive [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Morning visit Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afterwards drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8 Lhasa airport / train station dropping off [B]

 Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

 

What’s included in this tour package?
Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's Travel Permit
Transport (Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city)
Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary
Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
Travel Agency Service Charge
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Accommodation (3 star facility hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa)
Welcome Tibetan Style dinner
What’s excluded in this tour package?
Lunches and Dinners
Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
Other personal expense

 

Group Tour Departure Dates for 2014
Apr 6   7 12 20 26 30
May 1 7 10 15 25 31 
Jun 5 10 15 20 27 31
Jul 1 11 14 17 22 31
Aug 7 11 17 22 25 31
Sep 5 9 15 20 25 28 
Oct 3 5 11 19 25 31
Nov 8 14 22 28    
Dec 6 13 20 24  27   

Price Quotation:

Comfortable Class

Jan. to Mar.

Apr. to Jun.

Jul. to Aug.

Sept. to Oct.

Nov. to Dec.

price/person (CNY)

2,320

2,430

3,090

2,800

2,320

Single Supplement:

Comfortable Class

Jan. to Mar.

Apr. to Jun.

Jul. to Aug.

Sept. to Oct.

Nov. to Dec.

price/person (CNY)

360

450

480

480

360

 

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