8-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour
- From CNY5,850 p/p
- Join-in Small Group
This classic itinerary is designed for tourists who want to travel to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp, covers the all the Lhasa main tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monastery. You can see much natural scenery like beautiful sacred Lake Yamdrok and Karola Glacier with beautiful views of Mt. Everest.
- A hassle-free trip with complicated Tibet Travel Permits included, delivery to your address of residence.
- Best-valued and well-designed trip to Tibet EBC, once a life time experience.
- Not only visit the most spectacular sites, such as the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Temple, but also scared Lake Yamdrok and Karola Glacier with beautiful views of Mt. Everest.
- Oxygen-infused hotel rooms, oxygen bottles available during the tour, ease high altitude.
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa (Elevation 3,650 m) - Airport/Train Pick Up
After arriving in Lhasa, our local tour guide will greet and meet you at the airport/train station, then transfer to hotel. After check in, the rest of the day is for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. Note: you might suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness, including abnormal tiredness or headaches.
Day 2 Lhasa City Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkor Street)
After breakfast, start an incredible day of exploration in Lhasa city. The highlight of Lhasa city tour will come today which includes the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street.
The Potala Palace was originally built for Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and a princess from Nepal. The fifth Dalai Lama rebuilt this palace and it became the winter home of Dalai Lamas. You will climb past the white buildings, which are the dormitories of the monks and get to the entrance of the white palace. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. Then walk around Bakhor Street next to the temple, this walking tour will take you to discover the history of Lhasa, local people’s life, and their spirit world.
Day 3 A Day Trip to Norbulingka - Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery
Enjoy a visit to Drepung Monastery, which is the biggest monastery devoted to Tibetan Buddhism. Learn about the biggest school of Tibetan Buddhism: the Gelug School. After lunch, visit Sera Monastery and watch a monks' debate. A monk debate is unlikely to be seen in other monasteries. Grasp the chance to take photos.
Day 4 Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Gyantse - Shigatse (Distance 370 km, Elevation 3,836 m)
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (elev. 4,790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Lake Yamdrok-tso (elev. 4,400 m), which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After 1.5 hours' drive, you will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.
Day 5 Shigatse – Tingri – Rongbuk Monastery – Mt. Everest Base Camp (Distance 340 km)
Today would be a tough driving day with about 6-hour drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk. But the plateau landscape along the road is breathtaking and will keep you entranced. On the way, you will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050 m. From that pass, enjoy view all of the five highest peaks in the world. If the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance.
Day 6 Mt. Everest Base Camp - Shigatse (Distance 380 km)
Get up early to catch the beautiful sunrise over the stunning landscape around Everest. Then you will visit the Rongbuk Monastery near the base(elevation 5,154 m) - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together, you can appreciate the giant pyramid of the mountain from south, and can see the charming banner clouds in sunny days. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Day 7 Shigatse - Tashilunpo Monastery - Lhasa (Distance 270 km)
Today, you will explore the Tashilunpo monastery, one of the most important monasteries in Tibet, which was built in 1447 during the Ming Dynasty. 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, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours.
Day 8 Lhasa Departure
Hotel to airport/train station transfer at designated periosd of time. End the tour.
Price & Schedule in 2021
Group tour is available for designated departrue dates only. Please contact us for more tour schedules and guaranteed departure groups.
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)
|Aug.26 to Oct.15||Oct.16 to Nov.15||Nov.16 to Next Mar.14|
|CNY6,800 p/p||CNY6,390 p/p||CNY5,850 p/p|
Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)
|Aug.26 to Oct.15||Oct.16 to Nov.15||Nov.16 to Next Mar.14|
|CNY7,280 p/p||CNY6,700 p/p||CNY6,160 p/p|
- All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa).
- Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour.
- Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and hotel at designated period of time.
- Experienced local tibetan private guide.
- 6 nights twin sharing accommodation with breakfast, 1 night Dorm or Big Tent with humble accommodation near Rongbuk Monastery.
- One welcome or welfare dinner.
- All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary.
- Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet.
- Everest Base Camp eco-car.
- Chinese visa
- Daily lunch and dinner
- Tips to driver and tour guide.
- Single room supplement if request a private room in hotels
- Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa.
If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same gender in most cases). If you prefer to stay in a private room, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour. For the exact price, please refer to your travel consultant.
Know Before Your Tibet Trip
- Documents to Apply Tibet Travel Permits
Per the requirements, foreigners who work and live in China Mainland need to provide the following documents to apply Tibet Travel Permits.
- A screenshot of the health code of where you live now.
- Clear photo or scan copy of passport.
- Clear photo or scan copy of Chinese visa or Residence Permit.
- Clear photo or scan copy of work certificate.
- Recent COVID-19 test result copy (suggested within 7 days).
- A certificate issued by the applicant company or neighborhood committee to prove that you haven't left China Mainland within the last 28 days. This information can be wrote on the same document as the Work Certificate Letter.
- Accommodation Facilities at EBC
Even though you choose comfortable or premium trip stytle, I still need to be honest to tell you that please play down your expectations! Due to the hostile natural environment and extreme altitude (5200m), the lodging facilities at EBC are downright humble. Only locally-run Tibetan yak tents and Rongbuk Guesthouse are available. Your travel advisor knows the best choice in places and the best choice for you.
However, the incredible view of the sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest would make up for all your ordeal. Since there is a shortage of water at EBC, the sanitation of the lodging may be a challenge to westerners. You may consider bringing your own sleeping bag.
- What to Eat at EBC
The Tibetan yak tents or the restaurant of Rongbuk Guesthouse offer very basic food like Instant noodles, Tibetan soup noodles, dried yak meat, pork soup, milk tea, egg fried rice, Tsampa, cabbage with rice, chili potato curry, etc. You may also stock up some bread or light snacks before you leave to EBC from Tingri or Shigatse.
- Things You Need to Pack for EBC Tour
Keeping warm and comfortable and traveling light are the top things to keep in mind. Bring you down jacket, thermal underwear, and warm headwear. Besides, sunscreen, sun hat, toiletries, personal medicine (ease mountain sickness, cold relief, diarrhea), some cash are also needed. Our guide will offer you a warm apron to cover your knees.
- Worry About Getting Altitude Sickness
So long as you are physically fit without respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease, you are free to go. Do avoid catching a cold before heading to EBC. Our Tibetan guide will measure your oxygen saturation level in your blood with pulse oximetry and provide oxygen supply and timely help.