10 Days
1-10 days Duration
Everest Base Camp
Destination
1-4/10
Tour Physicality

Small size Leisured and featured Everest Group Tour Outline

Day 1: Lhasa arrival Pick up and transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery,
Day 3: Potala Palace, Norbulingka (Summer Palace)
Day 4: Lhasa-Yamdrok Tso, Karola Glacier, Gyantse Monastery-Gyantse 260 km
Day 5: Gyantse – Shigatse Tashilompo Monastery 90 km
Day 6: Shigatse –Sakya Monastery- New Tingri 290 km
Day 7: New Tingri – Mt. Everest North Face Base Camp (EBC) 100 km
Everest Base Camp (trekking or take bus, 5200m)
Day 8: Rongbuk (visit Rongbuk Monastery)-Shigatse
Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa 280 km
Day 10: Leave Tibet

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Service Details

Arrival/departure cityLhasa in & Out
Fixed Departure DatePlease see the tour calendar
Booking ScheduleEarlier booking-better discount, book at least 15 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)
Free airport pick up (at 12:30 and 4:00 pm) and drop off (8:30am and 1:30pm) service
All administrative fees
All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
Accommodation in Lhasa as listed in above itinerary: Economic Hotel on sharing twin-room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa and Shigatse (we reserve the right to book any one of the listed accommodations as specified as above); Tent or Guest House at Rongpuk (dormitory basis for one night);
Meals as specified as above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
One-time welcome dinner for the group;
One box of mineral water per day, shared Oxygen tank in car (for EBC trip when outside of Lhasa)
Airport Shuttle Transfer for the specified time)
Service Not Included
Flight or train to and from Tibet
Chinese visa
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tipping to tour guide
1

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization


Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
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Day 2: Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery


We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
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Day 3: Summer and Winter Palace of Dalai Lama


Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
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Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse (260 km, about 4-5 hours)


Adventure starts: First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Finally, we arrive at Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley.
Overnight at Yeti or Gyantse Hotel
5

Day 5 Gyantse-Shigatse, 90 km, about 2 hours


In the morning we visit the Gyantse Dzong and then we drive North-West to reach second largest city in Tibet. We visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery. We have incredible panorama view of the valley and impressive Dzong (fortress). Also, you can walk around local market.

Overnight at Gesar Hotel or Tashi Choeta Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel

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Day 6 Shigatse-Sakya Monastery-New Tingri, 290 km


The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [5220m] and the opportunitty to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Sakya Monastery which is is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect founded in 1073 and one of four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Its powerful abbots governed Tibet during the whole of the 13th century until they were eclipsed by the rise of the Gelukpa Sect. Its Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples in we seen before.
Overnight at Snowland Hotel or Tingri Everest Hotel
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Day 7 New Tingri – Everest North Face Base Camp,120Km, 5000m


Exciting day today: we reach one of the major highlights of our trip, Mt. Everest North Base Camp [5250m] (trekking or take bus). From New Tingri we continue driving towards Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of the Everest and the highest monastery in the world. We enjoy amazing views of several peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest from the top of the Pang-la pass [5150m]. Overnight at tourist camp site located a few km after Rongbuk Monastery and from where we have direct views of Mt. Everest.
Overnight at guesthouse tent (dorm bed without bathroom). Sleeping bag is recommended.
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Day 8: Rongbuk – Shigatse, 334Km, 3840m


After spending some time at the base of Mt. Everest we visit Rongbuk Monastery and then drive back to Shigatse.
Overnight at Gesar Hotel
9

Day 9 Shigatse – Lhasa, 272Km, 3650m


Our last day of our tibetan traverse goes along the Yarlung Tsampo (Brahmaputra) River. This is the most direct route to Lhasa and part of the Friendship Highway. Free time for the rest of the day in Lhasa.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
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Day 10 Final departure, tour ends


Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa by your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.
Everest Tour Departure April, Everest Base Camp Group Tour 2017
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Lake Yamdrok,Tibet
Tibetan Cultural Heritage Potala Palace

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
Tibet Travel Expert
January 20, 2017

This Everest Group tour is altitude wise product. With comparison with the standard 7 nights 8 days Lhasa Everest Lhasa group tour, it has one extra night stay in Shegar, 4300 meters above sea level and this helps travelers get further and well acclimatized before going to Everest Base Camp. Welcome to sign up the departure! Explore the highland of Tibet! There is a departure on Every Tuesday.

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