8 Days Tibet Everest base Camp Group Tour

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$1020.00

Duration

8 days

Best Months To Travel

June, July, Aug, Sept

Overview

The Tibet Everest base Camp tour is the most popular Tibet tour. It is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to come face-to-face with the tallest mountains in the world – Mount Everest (8848m).

After spending the first three days in Lhasa appreciating the breathtaking wonders of the Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Drepung and Sera monasteries you’ll be properly acclimatized and ready to start your travel to Qomolangma base Camp.

Is Everest base Camp closed?

Actually, it is never closed and Rongbuk monastery is just at Everest base Camp you can check the details of the rumor that says Everest base Camp was closedMount Everest base Camp trip is the most memorable tour for all travelers.

We’ll stop by the holy Yamdrok Lake the glistening Karo La Glaciers Khumbum Stupa in Gyantse and Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse. Both Gyantse and Shigatse are slightly different from Lhasa and have their own value in Western Tibet tradition and culture. From there we’ll ascend to over 5000 meters above sea level to spend a night at Everest base Camp and watch the sunrise the following morning before returning to Lhasa. Tibet Everest base camp trekking is one of the most adventurous tours in Tibet.

Note: During the monsoon season July and August changing weather conditions may affect the visibility of the peak. Sometimes the peak is still visible if you get up early enough in the morning. 

Days Trip Outline Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m) Pick up and transfer to hotel Rest at the hotel. Tashi Takgye / similar hotel
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor Street Johkang Temple Potala Palace Tashi Takgye / similar hotel
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery Drepung Monastery Tashi Takgye / similar hotel
Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m) 350km approx 7hrs Yamdrok LakeKarola GlacierKumbum Stupa Gesar Hotel
Day 5 Shigatse-EBC (5200m) 350km approx 7hrs Rongbuk monastery EBC EBC guesthouse
Day 6 EBC-Shigatse (3900m) 350km approx 7hrs Tashi Lhunpo monastery Manasarovar/Gesar Hotel
Day 7 Shigatse-Lhasa (3680m) 280km approx 6hrs Yarlung Tsangpo Tashi Takgye / similar hotel
Day 8 Depart from Tibet send off to the airport/train station

If you want to have a single room during the hotel nights or if no one else is sharing the room with you, then you need to pay the single room supplement fee, please check the single room supplement fee as in the below table;

 Months   Single room supplement  
Jan – June and Sept-Dec USD165
July and Aug USD196

 

Included/Exclude

  • – All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
  • – Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary;
  • – Vehicle and guide entrances for the Everest Natural Reserve;
  • – Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included)See vehicle photos here;
  • – Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
  • – Lodging: Comfortable class hotel: Tashi Takgye hotel / Tashi Noda hotel in Lhasa Gesar hotel in Shigatse and local distinguished tent guesthouse at EBC (Hotel rooms are based on double occupancy);
  • – Free shuttle Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour(Check shuttle bus frequency below);
  • – A mobile with local SIM card during the tour (it can receive international calls and text messages);
  • – Oxygen: One big Oxygen tank in the car (4L or 7L);
  • – Meals: only breakfast is included ;
  • – Bottle water;
  • – Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
  • – First aid kit;
  • – Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended to buy from your home country before you leave);
  • – Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages laundry phone call etc.);
  • – Chinese Visa or Tibet Group Visa;
  • – International and domestic flight/train tickets.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance please check the updated cost and tickets availability with our travel consultant);
  • – Meals – lunches and dinners averagely a meal in Tibet cost around USD5 per person;
  • – Gratuities for the guide and driver.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

Getting to Lhasa can be done via a flight from several cities across mainland China or from Kathmandu or you can take the train from one of seven gateway cities to Tibet. When you arrive at the railway station or airport one of our guides will be there to meet you and will help load your luggage to transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. The drive from the airport takes around an hour while the trip from the railway station across the Lhasa River is a mere 25 minutes. Once you check into your hotel you can spend the rest of the day resting to help acclimatize to the increased altitude of the city. Note: If your arrival time is different from our free airport shuttle bus (see bottom of this page to see airport shuttle bus timing) then we will arrange private airport pick up which costs CNY400 all the train station pick-up and transfer can be arranged without any additional cost. Please let us know your arrival time and detailed information about flights/trains.

Attractions: Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor Street.

On your first day on the plateau, you may have some headaches nausea, or drowsiness. This is very common among travelers adjusting to the high altitude. Drinking plenty of water and limiting your activity during the first couple of days can help. In the morning your first trip will be to the Jokhang Temple the most sacred temple in Tibet and the home of the famous Jowo Rinpoche Statue. The temple is also a major pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists from all across the plateau. After leaving the temple we will spend some time in Barkhor Street the ritual kora route around the temple in the middle of the Old City. As we walk around the streets we will see many Tibetan pilgrims doing the same murmuring the Buddhist sutras and spinning the prayer wheels with some prostrating at certain points along the route. The streets are also renowned as one of the best market streets in Lhasa and a great place to find unusual souvenirs. After lunch in the city, we will head towards the long steps of the Potala Palace the former center of the Dalai Lama’s governance of Tibet. The most famous landmark of Tibet this stunning red and white palace was constructed in the 17th century on the site of an ancient 7th-century ruined fortress. The hike up the steps to the palace is a little demanding but it is well worth it for the amazing tour of this ancient Buddhist palace. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Attractions: Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.

In the morning we will visit Drepung Monastery about 5km to the west of Lhasa center. One of the largest monasteries in the world at one point housed more than 10,000 monks. This unique university monastery is the original residence of the Dalai Lama who moved to Potala and then on to Norbulingka. The winding network of alleys around the monastery is an exciting place to explore and learn more about the real Tibetan culture. In the afternoon we will travel to the north of the capital to visit the famed Sera Monastery. Just a few kilometers north of the city center Sera is renowned for its thrilling monastic debates which are held between monks and lamas as a training exercise in the debating courtyard every afternoon except Sunday. The monastery was built in the 15th century and houses more than 600 monks lamas and novices. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Attractions: Yamdrok Lake Mt.Nyechen Kangsar Glacier Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.

On leaving the Tibetan capital we will first drive southwest towards the beauty of Lake Yamdrok taking the winding road up to the crest of the Gampa La pass at 4794 meters. From the pass, you get the first glimpse of the beauty of Lake Yamdrok below ringed by snowy mountain peaks and stretching out across the whole landscape before you. In the distance, the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar stands tall in the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain Range. We will drop down to the lake shore for a closer look before continuing on to Nagartse for a delicious local lunch. On the way to Gyantse after lunch, we cross over the pass at Karo La (5159m) where we can view the beautiful glacier that falls from the slopes of Mount Nyenchen Khangsar. In Gyantse, we will stop at the Pelkor Chode Monastery to explore both the monastery and the outstanding 32-meter stupa that is the highlight of the day. Known as the Kumbum Stupa this one-of-a-kind stupa has nine floors and 108 chapels which contain thousands of images and statues throughout. Then we will continue on in the late afternoon to reach Shigatse before nightfall. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Attractions: Rongbuk monastery and  Everest base camp.

After we depart from Shigatse we will drive directly to the base Camp of Mount Everest near the Rongbuk Monastery. The route takes us over several high passes and the first outstanding view you will see is from the Gyatso La pass at 5400 meters. From the viewpoint at the crest of the pass, you can see Mount Everest standing tall in the distance. At Old Tingri, we will turn off the Friendship Highway and take the Zhufeng Road over the Gawu La Pass (5250m) from which you get an amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. The view of the peaks includes several mountains above 8000 meters including Mount Everest (8848m) Mt. Lhotse (8516m) Mt. Makalu (8463m) Mt. Shishapangma (8020m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). On our arrival at the Rongbuk Monastery, we will first check into the tent guesthouse or Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse depending on the time of year. The tent guesthouses are not available in the winter months from November to March and are sometimes full in the peak months of summer. After a light lunch, we will get time to explore the famous Rongbuk Monastery the official highest Buddhist monastery in the world. Housing both monks and nuns the monastery was a regular stopping point for explorers heading for Mount Everest in the early days after it was first discovered. Stay overnight at EBC. (Note: The Everest base Camp for tourists was moved back from the original climber’s base camp in February 2019 and is now close to the Rongbuk Monastery. Tourists can only go as far as the Dza Rongbuk Caves a short hike past the monastery itself.)

Attractions: Rongbuk monastery the highest monastery Himalayan ranges.

After a pleasant night at the base camp or monastery guesthouse, we can rise early to get the best view of the sunrise on the eastern slope of Mount Everest. The hill behind the monastery is the best spot for good early-morning photos of the mountain. Then it is time to say goodbye to the world’s highest mountain as we pack up and prepare to drive back to Shigatse. The 342-kilometer trip takes around 6-7 hours and once back in Shigatse we can take a well-earned rest and a relaxing hot bath. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Attractions: Tashi Lhunpo monastery Nimo home-made incense factory Brahmaputra river.

After breakfast, we will spend the first part of the morning touring around the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery the seat of the Panchen Lama before heading off along the Friendship Highway towards Lhasa the Tibetan capital. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama the monastery is now the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama Tibet’s second-highest religious incarnation. There you will be able to see the tombs of 7 Panchen Lamas explore the twisting cobbled streets and get a peek into monastic life. Our route back to Lhasa will take us through a number of local villages. In Nyimo we will stop to visit a local homemade incense village. They use primitive water-operated tools to process incense materials and each incense stick is made by hand. This may be closed during the farming season or when the villagers are busy with their own work. Arriving in Lhasa in the late afternoon you will have time to explore Barkhor Street once more and pick up souvenirs for your friends and family if you wish. Overnight in Lhasa
We will head to the airport or train station and say our goodbyes. Before your departure, we would appreciate it if you can spare some time to evaluate our services either by completing our feedback form or by sending us an email when you get home.

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Free Airport Shuttle Bus:

In order to make it more convenient for our clients, we have arranged two shuttle buses a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. So when you are purchasing the flight tickets, please take the shuttle bus timing into consideration. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the shuttle bus, we can arrange a private airport pick-up and transfer for you, this service costs USD60 per time.

Shuttle bus pick-up time at the beginning of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the airport at 12:30 2nd shuttle bus departs from the airport at 16:00

Shuttle bus transfer time at the end of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 7:30am 2nd shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 11:00am

Note:
If you miss the free shuttle bus because of your flight delay or cancellation, then you will have to pay for the private airport pick-up, which costs USD60 per time. Also, please make sure to update your tour consultant about your new flight schedule.

Train station pick-up is totally for free, but sometimes you may need to wait for other travelers’ arrival around the same time.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Cristian Pumarino Jun,11 2019 01:29:35
We are 3 people that will travel from Chengdu to Lahsa by train, arriving around August 5th. We want to take 4 days tour in Lhasa.  We need to know how to book the tour with you, the price, how to pay it and what are the documents we need to go there. We will get our tourist visa to visit China after we book the tour. Two of us will travel form Chile in South America and our son -also chilean- will do it form South Africa. Stay tuned to reply
Lakshmi May,23 2019 15:20:14
Hi, I am interested in this tour. But I cannot exert myself much and was wondering if I can skip the Kailash Kora and use other forms of transportation. I do however want to see Mt. Kailash. Also are you able to provide oxygen?
matteo May,18 2019 16:19:11
Hello! we would kindly like to know what’s the cheapest offer you have for this guided tour. We’re two people thank you!!

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