9 Day Mount Everest Base Camp to Lhasa

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Day 1: DAY1. PICK UP FROM AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

Pass By: Lhasa Amusement Park, No.30-32 Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide, from the airport to Lhasa city is 60km, around an hour drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river. If you...
Itinerary

Day 1: DAY1. PICK UP FROM AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

Pass By: Lhasa Amusement Park, No.30-32 Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide, from the airport to Lhasa city is 60km, around an hour drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river. If you take the train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Check into the hotel, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or 3-star Kyichu hotel or 1 Gold star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa old city

Day 2: DAY2. LHASA CITY SIGHTSEEING, VISIT JOKHANG TEMPLE AND SERA MONASTERY(B)

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000
After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or 3-star Kyichu hotel or 1 Gold star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa old city

Day 3: DAY3. LHASA CITY SIGHTSEEING, VISIT NORBULINGKA PALACE, POTALA PALACE (B)

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore the beauties of the summer palace of Dalai Lama ( Norbulingka Palace ) after visiting many monasteries, its a great option to visit summer palace where Travelers can visit more than three palaces. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa on your own.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or 3-star Kyichu hotel or 1 Gold star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa old city

Day 4: DAY4. LHASA / YAMDROK LAKE [4,441M] / GYANTSE [3,980M] / SHIGATSE [3,840M], 360KM, 7HRS (B)

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
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 Yutso 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 is wonders of the day.
We visit the Ralung monastery, which was once the biggest Buddhist college in Tibet and home of many great Tibetan Yogis from Drukpa Kagyu sect including Jetsun Ling Repa, Jetsun Tsangpa Gyare, Jetsun Tsang Nyon, Jetun U Nyon, Jetsun Drukpa Kunley. They are no tourist and sometimes not even locals so Ralung monastery is one of the most peaceful monasteries with beautiful landscape.
Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon travel to Shigatse with a driving duration of 1 hour 10 minutes through the beautiful farming culture in Tibet.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Gesar hotel

Day 5: DAY5. SHIGATSE / SAKYA [4,280M] / PELBER [3,950M], 200KM, 4HRS (B)

Stop At: Sakya Monastery, Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800 China
In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery after driving to Sakya and visit Sakya monastery on the way then drive to Pelber across Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m), with good weather you can see your first views of Mount Everest. At the end of the day’s 230km journey, we arrive in the evening at Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m).

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overinight at 2-star Roof of the world hotel

Day 6: DAY6. PELBER/NEW TINGRI/ GEU LA [5,200M] / EVEREST BASE CAMP [5,200M], 100KM, 4HRS (B)

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
This day will take you to the Geu La, offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalaya. From here, you can see 4 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. From the Geu La, you will then go to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation.
The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey!

The new rule to protect the environment of Everest national park, Travelers can only reach to the Rongbuk monastery, which is 4km before the previous camp.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Yak hair tea tent dorm or Rongbuk guest hous​e (No private bathroom and no shower)

Day 7: DAY7. RONGBUK / SHEGAR / SHIGATSE [3,840M], 340KM, 6-7HOUR DRIVE

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
After breakfast, see the sunrise at Everest Base Camp then drive to Lhasa through the same route from Geu la pass with the last view of Himalaya range, stop at any point if you find interest. Overnight at Shigatse.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Gesar hotel

Day 8: DAY8. SHIGATSE LHASA

Stop At: Lhasa Amusement Park, No.30-32 Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
After breakfast, you will explore Shigatse. You will then follow the beautiful Yarlung River back to Lhasa. The distance from Shigatse to Lhasa is 270 kilometers and the driving time is around 6 hours.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-star Shambhala Hotel or 3-star Kyichu hotel or 1 Gold star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa old city

Day 9: DAY9. LHASA AIRPORT / TRAIN STATION DROPPING OFF (B)

Pass By: Lhasa Railway Station, Liuwu Country, Doilungdeqen County 851400 China
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time comes to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Pick up and drop off 
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All administrative fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sakya Monastery
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
  • Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  • Entry/Admission - Lhasa Amusement Park
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • 9x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary
  • All travel permits for Tibet
  • Oxygen tank in the car
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • One box of mineral water plus shared 
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
Not Included
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Tips to the driver and guide
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travelers must book the tour a month in advance to issue the Tibet Travel Permit
  • Passport and China visa scans for issuing the Tibet Travel Permit
  • China Tibet group visa will be issue by us with extra cost if Travelers travel to Tibet from Nepal
  • Tibet Travel Permit situation may change anytime so if we cannot get the Tibet travel permit on time than tour will be cancel even few days before the arrival
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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