Lhasa to Mt. Everest Base Camp
HK$ 7,500 / PHP 49,000
based on 7 nights and two persons traveling together in private arrangement
Lhasa is home to many sites of historic interest and religious significance to Buddhists. It is the religious and administrative capital of Tibet. Some of the places featured in this tour are:
- Potala Palace
- Jokhang Temple
- Dreung Monastery
- Sera Monastery
- Mount Everest Base Camp
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Oxygen in the car
- Tibet permit
- Local tours and transfers with English-speaking guide
- International Airfare (quoted separately)
- China visa travel insurance
- Lunches and Dinners
Day 1 to Day 3: Lhasa
Your Tibetan adventure begins upon arrival in Lhasa. Be enthralled by the view of Yarlung Tsangpo River, Bhamaputra River, and Lhasa River while you travel to your hotel. After checking in, you may rest and get acclimatized to high altitude or visit the Potala Square for an Instagram-worthy picture. The tour on the following days will bring you around Lhasa to see Buddhist temples and monasteries such as Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The first stop of the tour is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama — Potala Palace. Around the Jokhang Temple is the Barkhor Street, where you can do kora, a religious walk around a building or a mountain, with pilgrims and locals. On the same street, you can explore the old Lhasa market.
Day 4: Travel from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Day 5: Travel from Shigatse to Mt. Everest Base Camp
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. After that, we will pass Tsola Pass (4600M), and Gyatsola Pass (5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, we can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).
Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5200m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area. Stay overnight in Rongbuk Monastery Guest House.
Day 6: Travel from Mt. Everest Base Camp to Shigatse
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Day 7: Travel from Shigatse to Lhasa
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally, the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.
Day 8: Departure from Lhasa
The tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
Standing at 8844.43 meters above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, and also the main peak of Himalayas. The summit is situated on the border between china and Nepal, and its south side belongs to Nepal, while north side belongs to Tibet Autonomous Region of china. The shape of the mountain is just like a huge pyramid, which is the most fascinating destination for tourists all over the world. Moreover, traveling at the foot of Mount Everest symbolizes the limit of self-challenge as Mount Everest enjoys the reputation of the roof of the world with more than 40 high peaks in 7000 meters above sea level nearby.
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