8 Days Everest Base Camp Tour

Price from USD 800 p/p
8 Days Everest Base Camp Tour
Apr - DecBest Time
2-12 paxGroup Size
MediumTour Pace
5200mMax Altitude
Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / EBC / Lhasa
This Mount Everest tour includes all of the best sights, sounds, and smells that Tibet has to offer. The expedition to the magnificent Mount Everest, one of the earth’s most remote corners, could also give you a chance to view the sunrise and sunset there. You don’t need to do anything other than feel astonished while experiencing nature’s masterpiece for yourself.
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
D1: Arrive in Lhasa
D2: Tour of Lhasa
D3: Tour of Lhasa
D4: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse
D5: Shigatse / Rongbuk / E.B.C
D6: Rongbuk / Shigatse
D7: Shigatse / Lhasa
D8: Tour Ends
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Date & Price
Itinerary Details

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

Welcome to Tibet - The Roof of the World! Our tour guide will meet you at airport or train station once you arrive. They will drive you to downtown Lhasa and then transfer you to your hotel. You'll have a good night's sleep there while adapting to the higher altitude. It is helpful to take things easy and drink enough water to get through the first day. You will stay overnight in Lhasa.

Please Note: The first day's acclimation is essential to ensure that you're in good health for the tour which is coming soon.

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing [B] + [D]

Today, you'll have a tour of Lhasa's cardinal landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the Potala Palace. Renowned as one of the earth's great wonders due to its extravagant architecture and the fact that it sits at an elevation of 3,700 meters, this grand palace will not disappoint you. In the afternoon, you'll pay a visit to Jokhang Temple, which is the most essential and respected religious structures in Tibet. Thick with the smell of incense and yak butter, you'll witness a multitude of prostrating pilgrims cramming outside the temple. The temple is the masterpiece of Tibetan, Chinese and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then you'll take a stroll around the Barkhor Street, the oldest bazaar in the city. After the sightseeing activities, you'll enjoy a welcoming dinner gathering with all your travel mates in the group. You will stay overnight in Lhasa.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

In the morning, you'll visit the Drepung Monastery (founded in 1416) on the Gambo Utse Mountain. This place was once the world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks at its peak, and it was one of the "great three" Gelugpa schools in Lhasa. It is pleasant to walk up the hill, as it is a leisurely break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the flat roof of the hillside, there are great views of the entire city of Lhasa and its distant mountains. In the afternoon, you'll have a chance to witness the famous 'Buddhism Sutra Debate' session at the Sera Monastery (founded in 1419). This session takes place at 3:00 PM every day, except on Sunday. You will stay overnight in Lhasa.       

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery

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

Drive up to Kampala Pass [4794m] in the morning, you will catch a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake and have a spectacular view of the holy mountain Noijin Kangsang [7191m] in the distance. The turquoise colored lake, Yamdrok, is one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet. Then stop at the Karo-La Pass to experience an unforgettable view of pincer-shaped Yamdrok and the fantastic spectacle of Mt. Noijin Kangsang, which are the two great wonders of the day. Mt. Noijin Kangtsang backs the staggering Karo-la Glacier [5045m]. Then drive southwards along the Friendship southern Highway to reach Gyantse, where you'll be arranged to visit the Pelkhor Monastery and the famous stupa-Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most remarkable architectural wonders in Tibet. In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at Shigatse. You will stay overnight in Shigatse.

Yamdork Lake
Yamdork Lake
Pelkhor Monastery
Pelkhor Monastery

Day 5 Shigatse / Rongbuk [4900m] / E.B.C [5200m], 340km, 8hrs drive [B]

You will have a morning visit to a lively local market in Shigatse. Your guide will assist you in processing the PSB permit at the local PSB office there. Afterwards, you will start driving to Rongbuk Monastery via Lhatse and Shegar, crossing over the Gyatso-La Pass [5200m] & Gawu-La Pass [5250m]. From the top of the Gawu-La, you will see the spectacular Himalayan Range and its famous peaks,  including Mt. Makalu [8463m], Mt. Lhotse [8516m], Mt. Everest [8844m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8201m] and Mt. Shishapama [8020m]. From Left to right, climbing down through several switchback bends, it will lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp; located right across from the Rongbuk Monastery. It is the highest monastery in the world; both monks and nuns live there. The Rongbuk Monastery also provides a panoramic view of Mt. Everest as well. The sunset at Mt. Everest is another highlight of the day if weather permits. You will stay overnight at the local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk guesthouse (dorm beds only).

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
Tent Guesthouse
Tent Guesthouse

Day 6 Rongbuk / Shigatse 340km, 8hrs drive

You will get up early in the morning, and if the weather's good enough, you could have a chance to see the sunrise of Mt. Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery and view the peak glittering in the sunshine. It's hard to peel your eyes away from the stunning view of the magnificent north face of the world’s tallest mountain - Mt. Everest (Qomolangma as its Tibetan name, meaning "Goddess Mother of Mountains"). The Rongbuk Monastery is the furthest place we could reach in the Qomolangma scenic area. In the late morning or early afternoon, you will start driving back to Shigatse and have a good rest after the long drive. You will stay overnight in Shigatse.    

Sunrise of Mt. Everest
Sunrise of Mt. Everest
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

Day 7 Shigatse / Lhasa 270km, 6hrs drive [B]

In the morning, you'll visit the Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas; sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afterwards, you will drive back to Lhasa along the northern Friendship Highway, and see spectacular landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River. These beautiful areas will accompany you throughout your entire trip back to Lhasa. Then you will stay overnight in Lhasa.

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Brahmaputra River
Brahmaputra River

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

Today, you will be dropped off at the Lhasa airport or train station. This is where you will say your farewells to your guide and driver. Service ends.

Includes & Excludes
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
Date & Price
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Price Quotation:

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) 800 875 1015 970 838
price/person (CNY) 5440 5950 6900 6600 5700

Single Supplement:

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) 116 125 166 134 116
price/person (CNY) 790 850 1130 910 790

Note:

1. 3-star hotel in Lhasa & Shigatse; dorm-bed tent or guesthouse at Everest Base Camp.

2. the exchange rate of USD to CNY is based upon the prevailing rates in China.

 

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