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8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Price from $730 per person
8 Days 2-12 Pax Click view Departure
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tashilumpo Monastery
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Trip Day By Day

Day 1-3 Arrival Lhasa & Lhasa City Tour
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 5 Shigatse - Everest Base Camp
Day 6 Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa
Day 8 Leave Lhasa, Drop-off Service

Tour features:
1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Four days’ acclimation before reaching EBC
3. Half day to explore base camp of the highest mountain in the world
4. Cheapest way to travel to the highest place you might reach in your lifetime

Trip Overview

This 8 days small group tour to Mount Everest Base Camp (North Face) is one of our most popular adventures to the Himalayas. Start easy in Lhasa from its historic palaces and monasteries, tourists can smoothly acclimatize themselves while visiting the city for the first 3 days. No matter visit the sacred sites of Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, stroll on the bazaar-like Barkhor Street full of pilgrims, or step into a tranquil monastery of only sutra chanting, you can easily tell the difference of this awe-inspiring plateau holy city from others. Picturesque sceneries of the 1st day out of Lhasa come up all the way, and the first impressive site should be the Yamdrok Lake, which seen, from the Gangbala Pass, like a turquoise long belt embedded on the Himalayas. Karola Glacier is the nearest of its kind, rising up into sky just besides the highway. Gyantse is quite a small yet distinctive county with strong Tibetan ambience, the ancient city-wall, the unique monastery & stupa, the dominating castle are all there waiting. After one more night’s acclimatizing-sleep in Shigatse, the drive to Mt. Everest only has 350km left, most of landscapes are of barren hilly plateau until turning left into Mt. Everest Nature Reserve at Tingri. The reserve holds world’s some of the highest mountains over 8000 meters with all can be seen from the Gyalpo-la Pass; the Rongbuk Monastery, highest one in the world, is the best position to appreciate this nature’s masterpiece. When weather is good, the golden sunset and sunrise views of this giant are marvelous speechlessly. By doing such a trip, not only we meet memorable and fabulous scenes we dreamed, but also achieve a new life-time record high challenge.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa 

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station in the afternoon, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet 

Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service
Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service  Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service 

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa- Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism- Johkang Temple (video), where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple
Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery- Sera Monastery (video), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating (video) among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel) 

Highlights: Yamdrok Lak, Pelchor Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake (video), according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse (video) , you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery (video). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.

Yamdrok Lake Pelchor Monastery
Yamdrok Lake Pelchor Monastery

Day 5: Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7-8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Views along the way to Mt. Everest

Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast, our guide will go to tourism bureau in Shigatse to apply for PSB permit for Mt. Everest, which will take about 1.5 hour. After obtaining the permit, we will drive directly towards Mt. Everest. On the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world-Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view (video) is fantastic when weather is good.

Rongbuk Monastery Mt. Everest Sunset
Rongbuk  Monastery  Mt. Everest Sunset

Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-EBC-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Green Bus to EBC, Everest Base Camp

Schedule today: Wake up early in the morning to view the very fantastic sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you will have opportunity to hike at the EBC to discover the charm of the highest place you may reach through your life, if you think hiking is too tough, you can just take the green bus to the EBC. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.

Mt. Everest Sunrise Mt. Everest Base Camp
Mt. Everest Sunrise Mt. Everest Base Camp

Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, visit Tashilumpo Monastery (video) which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Afterwards, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra River; the free time is on your own.

Tashilumpo Monastery Brahmaputra River
Tashilumpo Monastery Brahmaputra River

Day 8: 

Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price Guide

April - June.25 June.26 - August September - Oct.15 Oct.16 - March
USD 760 p/p USD 880 p/p USD 835 p/p USD 730 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. Free group pick-up from airport & free group drop-off from hotel, BUT only three times available, surcharge (RMB 450) occurs if your flight schedule does not meet the free transfer time. Stay at airport for 1-2 hours to await other tourists is possible since this is a group pick-up service.
Group Pick-up Time at airport 09:30 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 15:30 - 16:30
Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel 06:30 from hotel 08:30 from hotel 12:30 from hotel
A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
2. English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
3. Well maintained vehicle throughout the whole tour.
4. All Tibet traveling permits concerned, such as TTP and PSB.
5. Clean and comfortable 3 star standard hotels with private bath room and breakfast in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse or yak hair tent near EBC.
Lhasa (Day1,2,3,7) Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel  3*
Shigatse (Day4 & 6) Zangba Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel 3*
EBC Guesthouse or Yak hair tent Basic
6. Tour guide and vehicle's entry fee to Mt. Everest.
7. Oxygen supply on Vehicle.
8. Delivery fee of Tibet permits.
9. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Entrance fee to all the scenic spots mentioned.
(Potala Palace = RMB200, Johkang Temple=RMB 85, Drepung Monastery = RMB 60, Sera Monastery= RMB 50, Yamdork Lake = RMB 40, Karola Glacier = RMB 50, Pelcho Monastery = RMB 60, Tashilumpo Monastery= RMB 100, Rongbuk Monastery= RMB 25, EBC= RMB 180, amounts to RMB 850 = USD 125  totally)
2. Lunches and dinners.
3. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
4. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
5. Air or train tickets into and out of Lhasa

Departures 2018

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Other Travelers' Questions

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Ms. michelle stone from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour
I am looking for a tour that is mostly trekking to EBC and back. I would also like to camp or stay in more rustic accommodations. Is there something like that you offer?
Answered by Daniel

Dear Michelle,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. You can take a short trekking at EBC, the distance is around 4km from Rongbuk Monastery to tent. At EBC, you'll stay in tent or local guesthouse where you can experience the rustic accommodations. (Top Things to Do Near EBC) Please check your email for more details. Best wishes, Helen.

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user portrait Ms. claudia from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
Hi. I would like to take the 4 day tour in september but I will be travelling prior to this. What is the shortest amount of time possible to get the visa (china/tibet)?
Answered by Daniel

Dear Claudia,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. The shortest time you can get your Chinese visa is 5 working days. And the Tibet permit application usually needs 15-20 days. Please check your email for more details. Best regards, Daniel.

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user portrait Ms. Ivana from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
I need a tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa and back, 4-6 days, leaving 1/5 or 2/5.  Do you have something like that?
Answered by Daniel

Dear Ivana,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. We currently have one departure date on 1st May for 4 days Lhasa Holy City Tour. Welcome you to Join our tour! Please check your email for more details. Best wishes, Daniel.

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user portrait Mr. Hamma from: 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour
Hi there,

i got your addy from a friend of mine. He recommends u as a good company and did the Lhasa to EBC Tour within 8 days 2012. I tried to do this in 2012 as well. Unfortunately my booking was canceled because of a permanent ban from the Chinese government. Now my next try. I would like to go in the middle of June. Is there any restriction this year again? I’m going with the train coming from Beijing and back by airplane. What is the price for me and for the trip?
Thanks in advance

best regards

Answered by Daniel

Dear Kevin,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. There is no permanent ban this year at present, so it's no problem for you to travel Tibet in June. And we exactly have departure date in the middle of June for the 8-day EBC tour. And we are happy to help book train ticket for you. Please check your email for more details. Best regards, Daniel.

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user portrait Ms. Bridget from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour
Hi, how does food work - im see no meals are included, what would you need to take/can you get food there etc?
Answered by Helen

Dear Bridget,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. In Lhasa, there are many kinds of restaurants for you to choose. But out of Lhasa, the number of restaurant is less than in Lhasa, our guide will take you to restaurant, you can order what you want. When you go to EBC, you can bring your own food such as bread, instant noodles, biscuits. and there are also few small restaurant here, they offer some simple food like pancakes, fried rice, boiled eggs, etc. For more details, please check your email. Best regards, Helen.

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