Lhasa
Location
9 days
Duration
English
Language
Max 10, Min 2
Groupsize
20 Days
Refund

Everest base camp trekking is without a doubt one of the most renowned destinations in the world. For adventure travelers it’s an exciting opportunity to be at the foot of the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest. Indeed, Mount Everest Base Camp (5380m) has been a popular trek since the first successful expedition of the Mount Everest Summit (8848m) on May 29th, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The Everest base camp trek reveals some of the most breath-taking scenery of the Himalayan region.

This tour is available from April to October.

HIGHLIGHTS Exciting once in a lifetime opportunity to be at the foot of the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest.
Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Himalayan region.
INCLUDED Local Tibetan, English speaking, tour guide with license.
All necessary Tibetan travel permits (for which we will require photocopies of your passport).
Comfortable hotel accommodation (private room, bath, and shower) in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse city, tent camp in Campsite near Everest base camp (dormitory basis) or guesthouse at Rongphu Monastery area.
Tour vehicle according to the group size (Airport-hotel transfers and all sightseeing as per the itinerary).
Licensed experienced driver.
Petrol for the vehicle.
Entrance tickets for all the sights as per the itinerary.
All breakfasts.
Mineral water (provided throughout the trip).
Free air ticket booking service.
EXCLUDED Tours outside of Tibet, all expenses of a personal nature e.g. Laundry, phone bill, personal drinks, lunches and dinners, etc.
Additional tour programs.
Tipping, and any additional expenses not covered in included items.
Tibet Trekking Recommended Packing List Passport, Visa (Tibet Group visa or China visa)
International air tickets
Cash in RMB, USD, Euros, etc. or checks and Credit Cards (only a few large shops will accept credit card payments). Using a Credit Card in Tibet is quite difficult and not as convenient as Cash. We recommend a budget of 15-50 USD per person per day, this should cover food, drink & daily necessities)
Travel plan, addresses (simply print out the tour service voucher)
Medicine (Try to bring the following medicines which may be useful during your travel)
* Aspirin-for pain or fever
* Diamox (altitude sickness medication)
* Antibiotics – consider including these if you are traveling well off the beaten track
* Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
* Multivitamins-consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate
* Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer
One or Two pairs of trekking boots if your vacation in Tibet involves more than 3 days trekking.
Sleeping bags (ours are not brand new but cleaned after every use, pack your own sleeping bag if possible)
Walking sticks
Water bottle
Day backpack
Large travel bag (soft luggage)
Gloves (especially for tours in winter seasons, December – March)
Scarves
Sunglasses
Sunblock, lip balm, insect repellent
Cold weather trekking trousers (fleece inside)
Pullover
Fleece jacket
Warm and hiking suitable socks
Towel
Toiletries
Plastic bags
Torch, headlamp
Knife
Camera, film, or rechargeable digital camera (remember to bring a 2/3 pin plug adaptor if needed)
Watch
Compass

Additional information

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa


Hotel transfer and time for a rest to acclimatize to the altitude in Lhasa [3650m above sea level] — Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel (Snow Heaven Hotel)—both hotels are 4 star with a great location.
Accommodation: Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel
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Day 2 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)


After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to west Lhasa city (about 11km) and visit the Drepung Monastery, once the world’s largest monastery. Housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in between the rocky ridges just beyond the city.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century architectural sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well-preserved monastery is located just 5km North of Lhasa city and is home to several hundred lamas. Its famous debating activities happen around 3-4pm every working day.

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Day 3 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar (B)


Today we will visit the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Potala palace is Lhasa’s most important landmark and a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first glimpse of this massive structure will be a magical moment that you will undoubtedly remember for the rest of your life. A palace since the fifth or sixth century and once home to the Dalai Lama. We will also visit Jokhang Temple located at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. You will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in the ancient section of Lhasa where many local people reside.
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Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Karola Glacier - Gyantse (B)


Today’s activities include: Yamdrok Lake (100km from Lhasa), Southern part of the Tibetan Plateau (3 hours driving) and the Karola Glacier.

In the morning you’ll embark on the drive to Gyantse, taking the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you’ll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below. Yamdrok is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Far off in the distance you’ll spot the towering Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045m).

Accommodation:Yeti Hotel or Jianzang hotel (or similar hotel, if a late booking)

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Day 5 Gyantse - Shigatse (90km, 4-5 hrs) (B)


Today’s activities include: Pelkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda, Choice of Tashilhunpo Monastery or yak mountain hiking. Arrival in Shigatse around 1:30 pm.

Accommodation: Shigatse Gesar Hotel or, if a late booking, Manasarovar hotel (3 star hotel)

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Day 6 Shigatse 3900m – Shegar - Rongphu Monastery - Campsite (4 km to Everest B.C) (B)


Today’s activities include: Landscape driving from Shigatse city to Rongphu Monastery, we will trek 4 km from Rongphu Monastery to the Everest Base camp.

Accommodation: Campsite or guesthouses in Rongphu (Everest Base Camp Region Accommodation)

Note: Toilets in the Everest Base Camp area are simple and often unclean.

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Day 7: Rongbuk - Campsite, trek 4 km to Everest Base Camp (independent Breakfast) - Shigatse


Today’s activities include: Everest at Sunrise and last view of Everest (8 hours driving)

Wake up this morning below the stunning north face of Mt. Everest (8844.43 m), the tallest mountain on earth. Those who want to head to Base Camp in the morning to have closer view of Everest can take the local environment tour vehicle, and after enjoying the view and getting some great photos, we will go back to the Campsite. We’ll pack up and drive back to Shigatse (340km) and again become wrapped up in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.

Accommodation: Shigatse Gesar Hotel or, if a late booking, Manasarovar hotel (3 star hotel)

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Day 8: Shigatse- Dazhuka - Shugula Mountain - snow mountain pass-Yangpachen-Lhasa (B)


Today we will drive back to Lhasa along the beautiful northward road via Shugala Mountain and views of the Nomadic Villages and countryside.

Accommodation: Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel

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Day 9: Lhasa & Return Home (B)


Hotel to airport transfer, leave Lhasa for Kathmandu. Your guide will go with you to help clear the Customs checks with all the necessary permits.

People Price
2 $1699 per person (1 double occupancy room)
3-4 $1469 per person (1 triple occupancy room or 2 double occupancy rooms)
5-6 $1309 per person (1 double occupancy room & 1 triple occupancy room or 3 double occupancy rooms)
7-8 $1229 per person (1 double occupancy room & 2 triple occupancy rooms or 4 double occupancy rooms)
9-10 $1189 per person(1 double occupancy room & 3 triple occupancy rooms or 5 double occupancy rooms)
Note Prices are based on per person with double occupancy or triple occupancy. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single supplement will be charged.
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