|10 Days||4-12 Pax||Click view Departure|
|Lhasa - Gyasntse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest Base Camp - Namtso Lake - Lhasa|
|Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Pelchor Monastery, Karo Glacier, Gyantse Pelkor, Green Bus to EBC, Everest Base Camp, Tashilumpo Monastery, Namtso Lake (sunset)|
Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station, 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|
Day 2: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple，Barkhor Street
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa- Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. 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 UNESCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.
|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|
Day 4: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Pelchor Monastery, Karo Glacier, Gyantse Pelkor
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. Continue drive to Shigatse and stay overnight there.
|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|
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-EBC-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)
Highlights: 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. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.
|Mt. Everest Sunrise||Mt. Everest Base Camp|
Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa (280 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|
Day 8: Lhasa-Namtso (250 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Namtso Lake (sunset)
Schedule today: In the morning, we will head to Namtso which is the highest saline lake in the world. Namtso as one of the four holy lakes of Tibet, in there you will see snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland ( in summer) . The sunset sceneries are also awesome.
|Namtso lake||Yak by the Namtso lake|
Day 9: Namtso-Lhasa (250 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Namtso Lake (sunrise), Yangpachen Hotspring
Schedule today: If you want to watch the fabulous sunrise views over the Namtso Lake, wake up early, you will never regret doing that if weather permits. You may take a short rest or hiking before driving back to Lhasa. We will have lunch in Damxung, on the way, if you are interested in taking a bath at Yangpachen hotspring besides the snowy mountain; you could do that on your own, self-paid for the hot spring fee.
|Namtso Lake||Yampachen Hotspring|
Day 10: Depart from Lhasa
Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.
|April - June.25||June.26 - August||September - Oct.15||Oct.16 - March|
|USD 1120 p/p||USD 1230 p/p||USD 1215 p/p||USD 1105 p/p|
|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
|Lhasa (Day1,2,3,7,9)||Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel||3*|
|Shigatse (Day4 & 6)||Gesar Hotel or Zangba Hotel||3*|
|EBC(Day5)||Guesthouse or Yak hair tent||Basic|
|Namtso Lake(Day8)||Guesthouse or Yak hair tent||Basic|
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Hello, thanks for the very detailed information that you have put up on the website. I am interested in the "10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour" departing Lhasa on 30/04/2019, however, I have some questions.
1. I am a university undergraduate currently on exchange in China, holding onto an X2 visa that is valid until August 2019. Will I still be able to apply for the Tibet permit and other relevant documents, and will the application affect my X2 visa?
2. If there are no issues with Item 1 above, when is the earliest that you would advice me to book the train tickets into and leaving Lhasa? (because I've checked that the tickets on those dates are running out very quickly)
3. I see that currently, there are 2 people who booked the 10 days tour on 30/04/2019. I am a solo traveller. In this case, will I have to pay extra charges for the single supplement, or is there a way for me to avoid this? I do not mind sharing the room with another independent traveller.
4. Will I be eligible for any student or early bird discount?
5. When do I make payment, and can I make payment in Chinese RMB via WeChat?
Thanks for taking your time to look into my queries!
Dear Mr. Yi***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.
1.Your student visa will be OK, and we will just need your school admission letter copy for it extra, and we have helped a lot of students in China to visit Tibet before. This will not affect you student visa at all, and your visa will still be valid to Aug.
2.You can book the train which arrives in Lhasa on 30th April, the earlier booking is better. Right now you can book it from your place to Lhasa. We will get the Tibet permit for you for sure.
3.We do have the 10days Lhasa to Mt. Everest plus Namsto Lake group tour on 30th April, I can apply 50$ per person off as student's discount.
4.And also at present we have a female who would like to share room, we will ask her opinion about it then get you back about the room share.
5.Pay the deposit by Wechat or Alipay is welcome for us. Also you can pay the balance by Wechat or Alipay too.
And I will send you more details of the tour to your email. Please check it. Best regards.
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I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?
as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?
also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?
Dear Ms. jo***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.
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I am wondering how much it usually costs to arrange a jeep ride out of Tibet into Nepal? Also is the cost of the 10-15 day tour cheaper if more people go? Thanks for you time.
Dear Ms. Sa***,
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Sure, we are happy to help you arrange jeep from Gyirong border to Nepal. The detailed price is based on the number of your group. And if more people go together, we are able to offer a better discount to you. I will send the detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards,
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