The straight-line distance from Lhasa to Tibet Everest Base Camp is about 450 kilometers. Up to now, there are no direct flights, trains or public buses from Lhasa to EBC. The most common way to travel from Lhasa to EBC is by vehicles, there are about 600 kilometers overland distance which takes two days regularly. First day you go to Shigatse (the second largest city in Tibet, 280km west of Lhasa) and the second day from Shigatse to the EBC. It’s also possible to travel by train from Lhasa to Shigatse and after that by vehicle to the EBC.
For international tourists want to visit Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet, they must book a Tibet Mt. Everest Tour with a local tour operator who provides vehicle service plus guide, permit, hotel and etc.
Also, tourists can travel to Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp by vehicle from Kathmandu (Nepal) via the Gyirong Port at China-Nepal border. From this direction, tourists have to stay at least Gyirong Town (2900m) for one night and another night at Old Tingri (4200m) to acclimatize them before reaching EBC, because the altitude from Kathmandu to EBC increases very sharply from about 1350 meters to 5200 meters.
It has to be mentioned that Tingri (Shegar) is the closest town from the EBC with a hospital. It’s about 100km from the Base Camp and in case of an emergency people have to be driven there to get medical care. The road from Tingri to EBC is quite good, but still takes around 3 hours because too many bends on the way.
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We're two friends from Italy and we’re planning our summer vacation. We're thinking to get to Lhasa approximately on the 8th or 9th of August and to stay for a week. We would like to know which is your best (cheapest) offer (private or group tour) considering that we don’t have a big budget, with details about what’s included and what’s not.
Thank you so much!!!
Dear Mr. Ma***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I wonder whether you can come to Tibet on 5th Aug, as we have 8days group tour on this date, so I can provide you some discount for the tour. If you want the tour is cheaper, then better for you to join in a group tour, private tour cannot be cheap in Aug as it is the peak season, and everything in its highest cost. And our group size is from 4 to 14 people. Or if you insist the tour on 8th or 9th Aug we can collect people based on that too, but cannot guarantee it will be a group as at least 4 people. Looking forward to your idea about it. Best regards.
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2 person from Slovenia,
arrive on 23.06.19 in Kathmandu, departure from Kathmandu on 09.07.19.
10 days Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake.
What will be a total cost for a Tour per Person?
Dear Mr. Jo***,
Greetings from Helen at Budgettibettour. From your inquiry, I see that you are interested in both Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake, here we recommend one 10 days Tibet Mt. Everest plus Namtso Lake group tour to you, and we currently have one departure date on 28th of June, which is suitable for your itinerary. As you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, which takes at least three working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 23rd June, you can start to apply for visa on 24th June, and you'll get visa on 26th or 27th, then flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa and join tour starting on 28th June. Firstly, we will apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passports. Next, we will send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passports. Then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for visa for you. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner and fly to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.
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