Everest Base Camp
Destination
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Tour Physicality

This short time Everest group tour is for the people who just have had some sightseeing activities and some free time in Lhasa already and want to extend the trip further to visit Everest. You may not want the exact 2-3 regular Lhasa day tours as on any website. You may just even want to have 2-4 completely free days on your own before the trip. If this is the case, you are welcome to join our 4 days Everest group tour as outlined below.

Day 1: Lhasa to Shigatse (280 km, about 4-5 hours)
Accommodation: Shigatse city Gesar hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 2: Shigatse- Shegar-EBC (340 km, about 7-8 hours)
Accommodation: You can choose to stay at nomad tent house near Campsite or guesthouse near Rongphu Monastery
Day 3: EBC to Shigatse city (340 km, about 7-8 hours)
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 4: Shigatse city-Gyantse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa (350 km) Accommodation by yourself

Arrival/departure cityLhasa in & Out
Fixed Departure DatePlease see the tour calendar
Booking ScheduleEarlier booking-better discount, book at least 15 working days in advance!
ClothingComfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Service Included
All travel permits for Tibet
Handpicked Tibetan local guide
Transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary (vehicle ranging from mini bus to 23 seats tour coach)
All administrative fees
Logistics for driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
2 nights 3 star accommodation in Shigatse; 1 night Tent or Guest House at Everest Campsite nomad tent or guesthouse (dormitory basis);
 Breakfasts when out of Lhasa
One box of mineral water per day, shared Oxygen tank in car (for EBC trip when outside of Lhasa)
Service Not Included
Flight or train to and from Tibet
Chinese visa
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tour in Lhasa
Accommodation in Lhasa
Chinese visa
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Day 1: Lhasa to Shigatse (280 km, about 4-5 hours)

Tibetan Travel Guide and driver from Tibet Expert Expert Team will pick you up from hotel at 8 am and we will leave Lhasa for Shigatse city. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. On the way, you will enjoy the extraordinarily beautiful landscape, our guide will inform you and give you enough time for taking pictures and have lunch as well. From 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, which locates at the Shigatse city. It is the seat of Tibetan’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Tips: this afternoon, our guide will take your passport to obtain the PSB permit (Alien’s travel permit) for the trip additional permission to New Tingri and Mt.Everest Base Camp. (It takes about 30 minutes). During this period, you may either wait in the vehicle or just walk around. The application could be arranged next morning alternatively according to the local PSB situation

Accommodation: Shigatse city Gesar hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar one if late booking

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Day 2 Shigatse- Shegar-EBC (340 km, about 7-8 hours)

Landscape driving from Shigatse city to Rongphu Monastery (Shegar), which is the highest monastery in the world at 16,404 feet (5,000 m) high, and belongs to Nyingma section. After visiting Rongphu Monastery, we will drive to campsite. You can choose to trek for 4 km (about 1.5 hours) or take a local shuttle for about 25 RMB from campsite to Everest Base Camp (EBC). You do not want to miss this stunning sunset from EBC sightseeing stand.

Accommodation: Dormitory basis–Nomad tent house near Campsite or guesthouse near Rongphu Monastery

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Day 3 EBC to Shigatse city (340 km, about 6-7 hours)

Waking up this morning below the stunning north face of Mt. Everest (8844.43 m), the tallest mountain on Earth, you will enjoy the Everest Sunrise and catch the last glimpse of Everest. For those travelers who want to go to Base Camp in the morning to have a closer view to Everest, we can take the local shuttle to Everest. B.C. After taking the photos, we come back to Campsite and then head to Shigatse (340 km). You will be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau during the trip.

Accommodation: hotel as above

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Day 4 Shigatse city-Gyantse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa (350 km)

Finishing the breakfasts before 7:50 am, we will start the drive at 8 am from Shigatse to Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. The 90 km landscape driving takes about 2 hours. At Gyantse city, we are going to visit Palkhor Choede Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda which is famous for “the Ten Thousand Buddha Pagodas”. We will have lunch after the visit. Later we will drive onward to visit Karola Glacier. Far in the distance, you’ll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangsang (7,191 m) and the staggering Karola Glacier (5,045 m). And then we will drive to visit Lake Yamdrok. We will drive along the lake bank road, have view to the lake from different position, and we can even spend some leisure time to walk beside the lake. After climbing over the summit of Mt. Kamba La (4990 m), you will face the gorgeous Lake Yamdrok and have amazing view of the lake. Here you may consider to have a cheap yak ride and picture shooting if you want. The photography is just around RMB 30 and you can pay to the yak rider directly. After the highlight sightseeing to Lake Yamdrok, we will wind down from the Gangbala Mountain to Lhasa Gonggar Airport highway crossing point and then drive to Lhasa around 6 pm. Hope you have enjoyed the trip today with our Tibetan service team.

Accommodation: By yourself

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Tour Reviews

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Tibet Travel Expert Team
December 13, 2016

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