8-Day Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp
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8-Day Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

8-Day Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Price: $790 from
Group size:Small Group
Duration: 8 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Ganden Monastery , Sera Monastery , Rongbuk Monastery , Mount Everest , Yamdrok Lake
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  • Day 1:Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]

    Our local Tibetan guide will greet you 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 at Lhasa.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:None
  • Day 2:Lhasa Subsurb

    Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by us. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery.

    Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.

    Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.

    Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the
    Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon
    ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:B
  • Day 3:Lhasa City

    This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

    Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

    The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:B
  • Day 4:Lhasa-Shigatse

    Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:B
  • Day 5:Shigatse-Tingri-Rongbuk Monastery

    Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10hrs on the road. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. After sightseeing there, if it’s summer time (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Base Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but dorm bed lodging available.

    Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right.

    Accommodation:Tent(dorm bed)Meals:B
  • Day 6:Rongbuk-Everest Base Camp-Shigatse[3840m], 340KM, 6-7hrs drive

    We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 10 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.
    Everest Tent Camp is the furthest point vehicles can drive to. From here you will have to take the shuttle bus for the last glorious 4Km which is incredibly incredibly scenic. You’re hemmed in by high grey ridges to the east and west and as you look to the south, Everest’s north face dominates the skyline.
    Endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp(elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber
    up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at
    the base camp marker, reads ‘Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp’.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:None
  • Day 7:Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa[3595m], 300KM, 6hrs drive

    Pelkor Ch?de Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Ch?de Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a ch?rten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.

    Karola Glacier: Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of 7,191 m (23,592 ft) between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over 6,000 m (19,685 ft) surrounding it. Mount Nojin Kangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elevation 5,560 m or 18,241 ft) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.

    Yamdrotso Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:B
  • Day 8:Lhasa airport / train station dropping off

    Your 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Guide and driver will collect you at your hotel around noon to transfer to Lhasa Airport. For Lhasa Railway, we will arrange free individual transport.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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