- Duration:7 Days
- Primary Activity:Tour
- Group Size:1-25 Peoples
- Arrival on:Lhasa
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Max-Altitude:3650 m.
- Transportation:Private vehicle / By Air
- Departure from:Lhasa
Tibet Tour & Everest Base Camp: 7 Days
This short trip gives you the best of both worlds – a real insight into Tibet and the adventure of Everest Base Camp. Whether the major attraction for you is the tour of Everest Base Camp or the Tibetan immersion, with this trip, you don’t have to choose. The first three nights of this Tibet tour with EBC Camp will be spent in the old city of Lhasa for sightseeing and exploring Potala Palace, Sera, and the Drepung monasteries.
This tour will pass through snowcapped mountain peaks, dramatic high passes, crystal lakes, numerous Tibetan settlements, ancient monasteries, and temples. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore this natural and cultural allure. In Gyantse and Shigatse you can immerse yourself in the Buddhist culture and traditions.
- Experience and explore Everest Base Camp
- Sightseeing in Lhasa
- Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture
- Mingle with the local mountain people
- Stay in local regions and live like a Tibetan
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa by Air or Train
When you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half-hour drive will lead you to Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet. The rest of the day can be spent for relax and acclimatization. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing – Jokhang Temple, Barkor Bazaar & Sera Monastery
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Jokhang Temple and Barkor Bazaar. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is located just a few miles north of Lhasa city and is home to several hundred monks. Drive back to Lhasa for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing – Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery
Your journey to Tibet would not be complete without exploring the famous Potala Palace – the former home of the Dalai Lama. This palace is Lhasa’s prime attraction and is a true wonder of eastern architecture. Your first sight of this enormous structure will be a glorious moment to remember for years to come. We will end the day will end up with a visit to the Drepung – once the world’s largest monastery and home to more than 5000 monks. It’s hidden in rocky ridges just several miles beyond the city. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) then Shigatse (3900m)
After breakfast, you will encounter two high passes over 5000meters – Khamba La and Kharo La and drive along the tranquil Yamdrok Tso lake which provides tempting views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. After you reach Gyantse, you will explore more amazing Tibetan culture as you see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours to Xigatse. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (5200m)
After breakfast, you will visit Tashilumpu Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet which lasted the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. After the visit is the highlight of the trip as we head to the incredible base camp of Mt. Everest. You will take local transport through Tingri to cover this adventurous 8km distance to reach Everest Base camp, or you can even walk to EBC but it depends on your physical condition. The view of Everest up close is a truly breathtaking experience to gaze up at the highest mountain in the world. Stay overnight at a guesthouse in Rongbuk Base Camp.
Day 06: Drive back to Zhangmu (2300m) via Tingri
After exploring EBC you will return on the Friendship highway and continue your amazing journey through Tingri and down to a small border town called Zhangmu. Explore this beautiful region and stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 07: Drive from Zhngmu to Kathmandu (1300m) via Kodari
You will leave Zhangmu in the morning and move forward to the border of Nepal. The Friendship Bridge is situated at the Border of Tibet and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. Say goodbye to your Tibetan guide and enter the Nepal side where our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration center in Kodari and will assist you with all the reentry formalities. Kathmandu is your final destination, which is only a five hours’ drive. Stay overnight a hotel in Kathmandu.
**PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICES AS THEY VARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR**
- Tibet Travel Permit fee of Tibet
- Guided tour as per program
- All Monastery entrance fee
- Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
- Best available guest houses en route with breakfast basis
- Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 or minibus
- Visa fee for Tibet
- Drop and pick up by a private vehicle
- Lunch and dinner along the trip
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lhasa- Kathmandu) and airport taxes
- Emergency rescue evacuation cost
- Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
- Photography charges
- Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Travel insurance