8 Days
1-10 days Duration
Everest Base Camp
Tour Physicality

The Small Size Tibet Everest Base Camp Group Tour Program Outline

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1: Lhasa arrival. Transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization. Overnight in Lhasa. Accommodation: Tashi Norta Khangsang Hotel or Snow Heaven International Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel Lhasa or similar one if late booking
Day 2:(B, D) Highlight city tour in Lhasa: Visit UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street old town bazaar. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 3:(B) Highlight city tour in Lhasa: visit Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist monasteries Drepung and Sera Monastery(famous monk debate). Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 4:(B) Lhasa -Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse- Shigatse (354 km, about 12 hours). Overnight in Shigatse. Accommodation: Shigatse city Gesar hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 5:(B) Shigatse- Shegar-EBC (340 km, about 7-8 hours). . Overnight in EBC. Accommodation: You can choose to stay at nomad tent house near Campsite or guesthouse near Rongphu Monastery
Day 6: EBC to Shigatse city (340 km, about 7-8 hours). Overnight in Shigatse. Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 7:(B) Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery)-Lhasa (272 km, 6-7 hours). Overnight in Lhasa. Accommodation same as first night
Day 8:(B) Final Departure, free transfer to airport or train station (leaving Lhasa at 8:00 am and 1 pm), if your departure is quite different, you can also book private car transfer to airport, optionally go by airline shuttle bus (RMB 30 per person, about 4.5$ per person).

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization
Upon your arrival at the Airport or Train Station, our Tibet Travel Expert tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa. In case of the plateau climate and the mountain sickness, please do not do much exercise on the first day, because you need a good rest in hotel for acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tashi Norta Hotel or Snow Heaven International Hotel or Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar one (depends on final booking situation and hotel resources)

Day 2: Highlight city tour in Lhasa -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
This top-rated capital city highlight tour is absolutely the one that almost all travelers cannot miss which takes you to visit the must-see tourist attractions of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets. Enjoy the famous Lhasa tour with our local Expert Tibetan tour guide.
Accommodation: hotel as above

Day 3: Drepung and Sera Monastery
Our Tibet Travel Expert tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel in the morning and transfer to Drepung Monastery, one of the three greatest Gelug Monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. Drepung is quiet and intimate, and the sightseeing is stunning, the villages around the monastery is very picturesque with local people walking up and down the narrow alleys.

In the afternoon, finally it comes to the exciting moment of highlight monk’s debate in Sera Monastery. At 3:00 pm (except Sundays), the monks will gather together and challenge each other on matters of philosophy which is impressive and memorable.

Travel tips: if today is Sunday, we will exchange the program of day 2 and day 3 because on Sunday, there is no debating activities between Tibetan Monks.
Accommodation:hotel as above

Day 4: Lhasa – Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse (354 km, 12 hours) -Breakfast Included
Today we will start the driving in the west direction to reach the 2nd largest city in Tibet, the Shigatse city. First we will drive along the wind mountain road to cross the Kampa-la pass (4797 m) and then to Karo-la Pass (5050 m), where Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7026 m) Glacier lies beside the main road. In the middle, we will enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of the holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we will continue to drive to Gyantse town, where we will visit the best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside the Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong Cassle overlooking the valley. The one and half hour journey to northwest of Gyantse takes us to Shigatse city finally before dinner.Overnight: Gesar Hotel or similar if late booking

Day 5 Shigatse- Shegar-EBC (340 km, about 7-8 hours)-Breakfast Included
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

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

Day 7 Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery-Lhasa (280 km)-Breakfast Included
We will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama, while the seat of Panchen Lama nowadays. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo. Also you can walk in the local Tibetan traditional market. After we finish the trip, we will drive back to Lhasa
Accommodation: same as above

Day 8 Final Departure-Breakfast Included
Our driver will pick up your group in the hotel and transfer to the airport or train station (group tour drop off time is at 8 am and 1 pm for free transfer). If your flight or train departure schedule is different, you can take Airline shuttle bus (RMB 30 to 35 per person) to airport or taxi to railway station (RMB 40-50 per transfer) easily. We truly hope you have an unforgettable and extraordinary Tibet Everest trip with our team.

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Service Details

Arrival/departure city Lhasa in & Out
Fixed Departure Date Please see the tour calendar
Booking Schedule Earlier booking-better discount, book at least 20 days in advance!
Clothing Comfortable 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

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Cost & Schedule in 2020 & 2021

Jan. 1 to
Apr.1 to
Jun.25 to
Aug.26 to
Oct.16 to
Nov.16 to
Dec. 31
785 US$ 1020 US$ 1095 US$ 1085 US$ 990 US$ 895 US$

Price is on twin-share room in 3 star standard accommodation basis (4 nights in Lhasa, 2 nights in Shigatse), one night on dormitory guesthouse basis near Everest Base camp. 

Single room supplement ranges from 200-280$ per different departures, your Tibet travel consultant will reconfirm to you upon booking. You can also check further for this tour booking via https://www.tibetlocalguide.com/tour/8-days-classic-lhasa-mt-everest-base-camp-group-tour

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 13, 2016

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