|7 Days||2-12 Pax||Click view Departure|
|Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong Port|
|Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, Pelchor Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Peikusto Lake|
The first three days acclimatizing visit in Lhasa allows you to see the iconic Potala Palace, Johkang Temple and other famous places at this holy city. Departing Lhasa, turquoise Lake Yamdrok is the first impressive place to see; while visiting the Pelchor Monastery in ancient town of Gyantse, you feel like arriving in the past with its walls and Dzong Castle in the surrounding hills. After being overwhelmed by all the awe-inspiring sights during the day you will spent the night at Shigatse and get one more day to acclimatize.
After a brief visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery on day 5, we head for the EBC. One of the most beautiful sights on the way is at the Gyalpo-la Pass where you can see Mount Everest and three other mountains over 8000 meters at one glance. At base camp, you can enjoy your highest hiking, golden sunset and starry night.
After one night at the base camp, you wake up and maybe the stunning sunrise view of Mount Everest awaits you. Then start driving toward Gyirong County by passing the beautiful turquoise Peikutso Lake. The Langtang range bordering Nepal to the south with the snowcapped Mt. Shiishapangma (8012m) on the landscape around the lake offer you stunning views to remember. Then, descend to Gyirong Town in beautiful Gyirong valley that known as the Back Yard of the Everest. The tour ends after the guide has helped you with the Chinese border formalities, before entering Nepal.
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, Karo Glacier, 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. Stay overnight in Shigatse City.
|Yamdrok Lake||Pelchor Monastery|
Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery
Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery
Schedule today: In Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, we can 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. After lunch, we will head to Everest Base camp. If the weather is good, 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 reaching EBC, we will firstly see the Rongbuk Monastery that is the highest monastery in the world. Then, drive to the tents area for the tourists, stay overnight there or just stay at Rongbuk Guesthouse depends on weather.
|Tashilhunpo Monastery||Rongbuk Monastery|
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Gyirong Town
Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Peikusto Lake
Schedule today: In the morning if weather is good, you can choose to wake up early to see the stunning sunrise view of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, going to visit the Everest Base Camp. Then we will head to Gyirong County. On the road you will pass Peikutso Lake, the beautiful turquoise Peikutso(4590m) is one of Tibet’s magical spots with stunning views of the snowcapped Shiishapangma(8012m) and the Langtang range bordering Nepal to the south.
|Mt. Everest Base Camp||Peikutso Lake|
Day 7: Gyirong Town - Gyirong Port
Highlights: sunrise in Gyirong Town, China-Nepal border crossing
Schedule today: The Gyirong Port opens at 10 AM and there are 24 km from the Gyirong Town to the port. So we will depart hotel from the town before 9AM to ensure we can cross the Gyirong Border ASAP (the road in Nepal side is not that good and takes long time to reach Kathmandu.) Our guide will help you with Chinese border formalities and you will cross the border and check in Nepal side by yourself. It takes around 9 hours to travel from Gyirong to Kathmandu by car. Note, all our service in Tibet ends at Chinese border of Gyirong, you are on your own once cross the border. Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at border. Welcome to Tibet next time.
|Gyirong Valley||Gyirong Valley|
|April - June.25||June.26 - August||September - Oct.15||Oct.16-Nov.15||Nov.16-March|
|USD 890 p/p||USD 1000 p/p||USD 950 p/p||USD 890 p/p||USD 830 p/p|
|Group Pick-up Time at airport||09:30 - 10:30||12:30 - 13:30||15:30 - 16:30|
|A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup between train station and downtown
|Lhasa (Day1,2,3)||Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel||3*|
|Shigatse (Day4)||Gesar Hotel or Zangba Hotel||3*|
|EBC (Day5)||Guesthouse or Yak hair tent||Basic|
|Gyirong Town (Day6)||TBD||2*|
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Can you get China Visa for me? I am Canadian with passport expire 2023. I want 10 year multiple entry China visa. Can you apply for me, it is standard for Canadian citizens if requested. Then you can get Tibet Visa as part of package. You can send to my hotel in HK. Then I will take train from Gaungzhou to LXA. I want 7 day tour package LXA to KTM. Price says $830 to 950??? How much is car or bus from border to KTM? Please answer all of my questions by email. thank you.
Greetings from Nancy Chung at Budget Tibet Tour, and thanks for sending your questions here, for China visa you have to apply it in your place with local travel agency’s help, and we can help you to provide visa invitation letter if necessary. We will apply Tibet permit with your passport and China visa copies, as you will take train from Guangzhou to Lhasa, so you will just need the permit copies in color, which we will send to your email box beforehand, and our guide will wait you at Lhasa train station with the original one in his hand. We will arrange you the transfer from the border to Kathmandu downtown, so you do not need to find a bus or car there. If you can confirm your travel date, I will provide you the exact tour quote. For more details, I will send more details to your email. Best regards to you.
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I wild like to come to visit lhasa (by my own way) for 3 days and then be drived to the gyirong port.
Can you provide me only the visa service for 3 days and the travel to gyirong port?
And for witch price? For 2 personnes.
Thanks a lot
Dear Mr. Ma***,
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Please kindly note that the foreigners are not allowed to visit Lhasa alone according to the policy. If you want to travel Gyirong port, I suggest that you can join our 7 days Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour. And we will apply for the Tibet Permit for you. For the detailed itinerary of this tour, please check your email. Best regards,
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Dear Mr. Raphael Junker,
Greetings from Nancy Chung at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry, yeah we will assure you the Tibet permit if you will confirm this tour and provide your passport and China visa copies, nothing else from you except these two files. If you will take flight or train from some cities you have to get the original permit which we will send to your hotel in advance, most cities if you take train, the colorful printing will be enough and we will send you the copies to your email in advance, if you will take train from Lanzhou, you will need the original permit. You can arrive in Lhasa earlier to adjust the high altitude place. If you join in the tour on 30th Oct, it is 890$ per person, from 1st Nov many places in Tibet will be free from entrance fee, so you do not need pay the full entrance fee there. We had many vegetarian clients before and they never had problem to travel there with the food they used to. You will be ok there too just telling the guide you are vegetarians please. And I will send you the tour details to your email, please check it. Best regards.
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