Tibet Tour 8 days : Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

8 Days
  • Trip Code: T-ET-10
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Season: From Apr to Jun and Sep to Dec
  • Max Altitude: 5200 meter/ 17060 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Lhasa/Lhasa
  • Transportation: Private Car
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Guest House/ Tent
  • Trip Grade: Leisure Tour
  • Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies

Trip Overview


Tibet Tour 8 days: Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour is a wonderful trip takes you to visit the northern side base camp of Mount Everest along with major towns in Tibet like Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. The Mount Everest has two base camps. Its’ northern base camp lies in Tibet whereas southern one is located in Nepal part.

Tibet Tour 8 days: Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour begins with travel around Lhasa where you visit Potala Palace (Winter Palace of Dalai Lamas), Jokhang Temple (The most sacred temple in Tibet), Barkhor Market (Ancient round street market shows the original outlook of Lhasa), Norbulingka (The summer palace of Dalai Lama) and two influential monasteries: Sera and Drepung Monastery.

On the way from Lhasa to Gyantse visit Yamdrok Lake (Sacred Lake of purely turquoise color water is surrounded by snow-capped mountains). In Gyantse visit of Palcho Monastery built in the 15th century, Kumbum Stupa (The giant temple of 1000 Buddha statues).

From Gyantse, you move to Shigatse where you visit Tashilhunpo (The grand monastery has a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha means coming Buddha). Then you follow the route of Everest Base Camp with enjoying the amazing landscape.

Before Everest Base Camp you stay over in Rongbuk, the world’s highest Buddhist temple located at 4980 m above the sea level. From Everest Base Camp it will certainly be a great experience to come face-to-face with Mount Everest (8848 meters), the tallest mountain on earth and also can view of other Himalayan peaks. Then you drive back to Lhasa where you end this trip.

Trip Note of Tibet Tour 8 days:

Nepal is the only international destination for Tibet from where tourists can direct travel to Tibet. Between Nepal and Tibet, there are direct air and road connectivity. Lots of tourists travel Tibet from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

To enter Tibet via Kathmandu, you are supposed to arrive in Kathmandu 2 days before you leave for Tibet. Actually, the purpose of 2 days stays in Kathmandu is to obtain your Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

You will utilize your Kathmandu stay by sightseeing of its wonderful World Heritage Sites. For the information of Chinese Visa click here . Also please contact us for any further information and the Price of Tibet Tour 8 days.

Itinerary


Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet by flight/ Meeting and greeting you by our guide & transfer to the hotel/ Tour Briefing/ Rest & get acclimatized to high altitude.

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Potala Palace (The landmark of Lhasa used to be the winter palace for the Dalai Lamas was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks), Jokhang Temple (Located in central Lhasa this temple is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet with four storeys with a golden top. It attracts crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every day) and Barkhor Market (It is a very ancient round street market surrounding the Jokhang Temple. It shows the original outlook of Lhasa with varied shops stand on both sides of street).

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Norbulingka Palace (The summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s to 1950s. It was built by the Seventh Dalai Lama in the beginning of 1755. It is also the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region), Drepung Monastery (The largest and most influential monastery of Gelupa sect (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism is located at the foot of Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 km west from Lhasa city. Built in 1416 this monastery is famous for the high standards of its Buddhist academic study) and Sera Monastery (One of three famous monasteries of Lhasa 3 km north from the city is also dedicated to Gelugpa Sect. Built in 1419 this magnificent monastery has Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals. Here every day debates are conducted by the lamas on Buddhist doctrines).

Overnight in Lhasa

Driving distance: 355 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: 3836 meter/ 12585 feet

Highlight: On the way to Gyantse visit of Yamdrok, one of the three largest lakes in Tibet is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and view of Karola Glacier. In Gyntse visit of Kubum Stupa is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet that is most notable for its 108 chapels in its several floors. In Shigatse visit of Tashilhunpo monastery is the seat of successive Panchen Lamas founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447 has more than 57 halls and 3600 rooms.

Overnight in Shigatse

Driving distance: 360 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: Elevation: 4980 meter/ 16339 feet

Highlight: Driving through Pang La pass (5050 m) and enjoy view of world’s high peaks of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. In Rongbuk visit of Rongbuk Monastery considered as the world’s highest Buddhist temple located at 4980 m above the sea level. It was built by a local lama in about 1899. It is a five-tier building but only 2 floors are in use now. In the frontispiece of the main hall there are the statues of Sakyamuni and Geru Rinpoche. And the mural paintings inside are especially worthy of appreciation. Walking forward from Rongbuk Monastery, you will see the famous Rongbuk Glacier Zone, which is the largest among all the hundreds of glaciers formed around the Mt. Everest.

Overnight guest house or tent in Rongbuk

Driving distance: 360 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: 3836 meter/ 12585 feet

Highlight: Early morning enjoy Sunrise over Mount Everest. Drive to Everest Base Camp (5200 meter/ 17060 feet) which is 4 km from Rongbuk. From Everest Base Camp (5250 meter) you can enjoy great views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8201 meter), Shisapangma (8013 meter), Everest (8848 meter) and others. It will certainly be a great experience to come face-to-face with the greatest mountain on earth. Then drive back to Shigatse.

Overnight in Shigatse

Driving distance: 270 km. Driving time: 5 hour 40 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Driving along the Brahmaputra River (Yaluzangbu River); visit of Nyethang Buddha, the largest and highest stone Buddha Sculpture in Tibet colorfully painted by golden, red, blue and black color.

Overnight in Lhasa

Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Highlight: Our guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your another destination.

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