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Adventure Tibet Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp

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Price
$2250 per person
Duration
8 Days
Destination
Tibet
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1+
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Max Altitude:
4980 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Lhasa
Activity:
Multiple Activities
Route :
Lhasa, Everest Base Camp
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On request
Trip Grade :
Moderate
Best Season:
Feb-Nov

Highlights

  • Tour to Tibet and view the arid Tibetan landscapes.
  • Visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Traditional Hospital, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery.
  • Visit historic places and monasteries on the tour.
  • Hike to the Everest Base camp.
  • Enjoy the views of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Tibet Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp takes you to Tibet with ancient and unique culture and traditions. Travellers can enjoy the Himalayan views as well as reach the northern Base Camp of Mt. Everest (8848m). In addition, you can also enjoy the views of some of the highest mountains in the world like Cho Oyu (8188m) and Lhotse (8516m). Also, you explore Lhasa and visit some of its finest heritages.

Firstly, the trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa which heads north over the Great Himalayan Range. Thus, you can enjoy the views of an unending stretch of the Himalayas. The next day, you go sightseeing in Lhasa and many historic places in the city. Some of them are Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Traditional Hospital, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery. Next, you head to Shigatse via Gyantse. You also drive through Kamba La and Karo La passes on the way. Further, you drive to Rongbuk via Xegar through Gyu La and Gyatso La passes. Then, you hike to the Everest Base Camp (South Part) and relish the view of Mt. Everest (8848m). After exploring the Everest Base Camp, you return to Rongbuk. Lastly, you head back to Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu or your other destination.

Tibet Lhasa tour with Everest Base Camp can be enjoyed mainly in spring, Monsoon, and autumn seasons. During these seasons, the views are clear and the weather is suitable. Also, the tour is short and easy except for the risks of altitude sickness. So, people of any age group can be a part of this tour.

At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we provide you with the best services on this Tibet Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp. We also have skilled and licensed guides to lead you on the trip. Likewise, we also have other trips to Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

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  • Detail Itinerary
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Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (1300m) to Lhasa (3650m) 1.5 hours.

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse (4000m) 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (4980m) via Shegar 6-7 hours.

Day 06: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5250m) and drive back to Gyantse (4000m) 8-9 hours.

Day 07: Drive from Gyantse (4000m) to Lhasa (3650m) 6-7 hours.

Day 08: Flight from Lhasa (3650m) to onward Journey.

 

Note: 

  • For Tibet Permit scanned passport needed can send by email weeks before.
  • For Tibet visa need hard passport copy so the guest has to be in Kathmandu Three working days before the flight to Lhasa. (visa Processing time)
  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (1300m) to Lhasa (3650m) 1.5 hours.
  • Day 02: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 03: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse (4000m) 6-7 hours.
  • Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (4980m) via Shegar 6-7 hours.
  • Day 06: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5250m) and drive back to Gyantse (4000m) 8-9 hours.
  • Day 07: Drive from Gyantse (4000m) to Lhasa (3650m) 6-7 hours.
  • Day 08: Flight from Lhasa (3650m) to onward journey.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu (1300m) to Lhasa (3650m) 1.5 hours.

Fly to Lhasa crossing over the highest Himalayan ranges of the world which takes about one and half hour Mountain scenic flight. Or arrive via mainland China to Lhasa. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will escort us either from the airport or the train station to our designated hotel in Lhasa.

We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.

After breakfast process for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace. Potala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 rooms and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang temple which was constructed back in the 7th century attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

This temple has a very huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet. Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see several small, fascinating temple on the route.

Day 03: Guided Sightseeing around Lhasa city (3650m) 5-6 hours.

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing of Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s Largest monasteries it was founded in 1416 A.D.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse (4000m) 6-7 hours.

After breakfast, we begin today’s trip to Shigatse passing through the 5 km long wide Nimu valley along the Brahmaputra river. The valley contains the county seat and is the main agricultural area in the county. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama, which was founded by Gendun Drup, the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447.

The monastery is located on a hill at the centre of Shigatse city, the second large city in Tibet. The meaning of Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan is "all fortunes and happiness are gathered here.” Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk (4980m) via Shegar 6-7 hours.

After breakfast, we drive to Rongbuk beginning our journey right through some beautiful villages and getting the first glimpse of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass (5220m).

On the way, we visit Sakya Monastery, also known as Pel Sakya, the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism which provides access to the Buddha’s teachings. After the visit to Sakya Monastery, we continue driving towards Rongbuk.

Crossing the Lalung La pass, we reach Rongbuk Monastery, which is located at the foot of the mighty Mount Everest and is the highest monastery in the world. While here, we also enjoy the stunning mountainous scenery all around us, including the breathtaking views of the north face of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Rongbuk.

Day 06: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5250m) and drive back to Gyantse (4000m) 8-9 hours.

Early in the morning, we will drive to Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft.), the foot of the world’s highest mountain. On the way, we enjoy spectacular views of 3 eight-thousander peaks like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and the mighty Everest, also known as Mt. Chomolungma on the Tibetan side.

Today, we accomplish one of the major highlights of our trip, reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest where we get to catch a glimpse of the marvellous Rongbuk glacier. We make a 16km round trip to the Everest Base Camp. After spending some quality time here, we have a long, yet scenic drive back to Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse.

Note that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest Base Camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.

Day 07: Drive from Gyantse (4000m) to Lhasa (3650m) 6-7 hours.

After breakfast, we visit Palchoe monastery (also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse), Kumbum Pagoda Stupa (hailed as the "king of pagoda"), Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best preserve dzongs in Tibet. After sightseeing, we drive to Lhasa.

On the way, we can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road as well as some excellent mountain vistas. Soon, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m) on the roadside with its beautiful glaciers including the Karo la glacier. We cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savour the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso Lake (Turquoise Lake), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 08: Flight from Lhasa (3650m) to onward journey.

After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

What’s included?

  • Transportation during the tour in Tibet.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis on standard hotel.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa.

What’s excluded?

  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Flight ticket to Lhasa and back.
  • Tibet Visa fee.
  • Flight ticket from Lhasa to onward destination.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips &, etc.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee.

About Country

Tibet lies in the shadows of the Great Himalayas to the southwest of China. Known as the Roof of the World, Tibet is located at an average elevation of 4,000 meters resulting in unique geographical and climatic variations.

It is one of the most sought out destinations in Asia because of its secretive lands that hide natural wonders that take your breath away. Its unchartered mountains, serene lakes and gorges, lush alpine forests, and cool temperatures make it the perfect place for travelers to go on a trip of their lifetime. The Tibetan Plateau, Himalayas, and eastern canyons form the majority of the geography in Tibet.

What is even more mesmerizing is the ancient Tibetan culture and heritage which are proudly displayed by the Tibetans. The majority of the Tibetans follow Tibetan Buddhism along with a small number following Animism and Hinduism.

Country Visa and Entry Procedure

Obtaining a Visa and entry procedures are a little hectic when it comes to traveling to Tibet. If you are planning to travel from mainland China or Hong Kong, you will need a valid Chinese Visa. You need to have a passport with validity of at least six months and will be required to fill a Visa form which includes detailed information of your destinations as well as your travel itinerary.

If you are planning to travel from Nepal, then your only option is a group visa as a Chinese Visa is useless in this condition. Apart from the Visa, you will also need to have a TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) Permit to board a train or plane to Tibet. For you to get the TTB permit; you will need to have a pre-planned detailed itinerary, pre-arranged travel facilities, and an official guide for the whole trip.

Popular Destinations to Visit

There are plenty of mesmerizing places to visit in Tibet. Mt. Kailash is one of the most visited sites in Tibet and is revered by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The nearby Lake Manasarovar and Rakshas Lake are also prominent tourist destinations.

Other must-visit sites in Tibet include the residence of Dalai Lama, the famous Potala Palace, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, and Lulang Forest are some of the best destinations to visit. Namtso Lake, also known as the heavenly lake, is the largest saltwater lake in China. Following closely are the Yamdrok Lake and the magnificent Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon(the deepest canyon in the world). Finally, you can also visit the northern Everest Base Camp and relish the views of some of the highest mountains in the world including the Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m).

Things to do in Country

Treks and tours are the most popular activities to take part in Tibet. Surrounded by tall mountain peaks and high forested hills, you will find plenty of opportunities to lose yourself among the nature in Tibet. Tibet is located to the north of the Great Himalayan Range and boasts an incredible array of natural wonders. As such, the Everest Base Camp is a brilliant destination for tours and treks. Likewise, Tibet is also the trailhead to some of the most famous mountaineering expeditions. Cho Oyu Expedition and Mt. Everest Expedition are two of the prominent expeditions which begin from Tibet.

You can also enjoy sightseeing the popular lakes and gorges or plan long road trips around Lhasa. Kailash Mansarovar Kora, a journey around the holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to cleanse your soul of evil is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss out on. You can also travel around Tibet and enjoy Tibetan culture, festivals, and cuisine.

Trekking Seasons in Country

March to May signifies the season of spring with blossoming flowers and chirping birds. It is one of the best seasons to trek in Tibet along with autumn which starts in September and lasts till November. During this time, the weather is clearer so you will have more chances of viewing the vast mountain ranges. What is even more inviting is that the temperature is also just perfect as it is warmer even in higher altitudes but the heat is bearable.

Winter in higher altitudes is almost unbearable and the path is dangerous because of heavy snowfall and snowstorms. The temperature in the lower region also plunges low so, people don’t generally trek during the winter. Whereas in summer/monsoon, Tibet experiences heavy rainfall which also increases the chances of landslides. The trekking trails also get slippery during this season as a result, it is better to tour during monsoon.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a major health concern for many traveling to Tibet. While in Tibet, you will be traveling mostly above the altitude of 4,000 meters so, the risks of altitude sickness are pretty great. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are nausea, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid pulse, and headache.

What you need to do in case you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness is immediately inform your travel guide and descend to a lower altitude. In severe cases, emergency evacuations and Heli rescue are also options. Remember not to rush and give your body time to rest and adapt to the climate around Lhasa. Also, be prepared with the necessary medication to be used in case of emergencies. It is beneficial for you to have proper information on AMS before you start your trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will come in handy in conditions of medical emergencies, theft, and trip or flight cancellations. Since traveling in Tibet requires you to explore destinations around 4,000 meters of altitude, you will need travel insurance that covers all the medical issues on the trip.

Be careful of the policies you choose though and make sure it also covers emergency helicopter evacuations. Likewise, the travel insurance must also cover trip cancellations since some parts of Tibet are closed for any tourism activities without any prior information. Likewise, travelers must carry the necessary documentation with themselves while traveling around Tibet.

Meals and Accommodations

In main cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, you can stay at the accommodation of your choice from star hotels to basic lodges. Thus, the cost of accommodation varies upon the standard. During treks, most of your nights will be spent in tents as there is a lack of accommodation on higher altitudes. However, there is also a fair share of lodges and teahouses.

You can find a variety of foods in Lhasa ranging from traditional local cuisine to western foods as well. You can also find Nepalese and Indian delicacies in the market places. However, Chinese and Sichuan dishes are popular across Tibet.

Banking, ATM’s and Money

Yuan or Chinese Renminbi is the currency that is used across Tibet. Both banknotes and coins are used widely here. As such, it must be noted that the use of foreign currencies is banned in Tibet; so, you must exchange your currency while in Tibet. The rural areas in Tibet only accept Chinese currency so you should stock up on exchanged money while in Lhasa.

The Bank of China facilitates most of the tourists in Tibet. There are branches of Bank of China in Lhasa, Shigatse, and other major cities where you are given facilities of exchanging your currency into the local currency. You can bring along US dollars or Euros with you which are easier to exchange. There are also several ATMs available in these cities which accept foreign cards as well. Credit cards are not that effective except in some five-star hotels in Lhasa.

Internet and Communication

Communication has been steadily improving in Tibet. As such, many hotels in major cities provide Wi-Fi, telephone, and fax services. However, you will not be able to find Wi-Fi services at higher altitudes.

You will also find phone booths while trekking to higher altitudes. Mobile phone connection in areas in lower regions is very good as well. Tibet also offers wide and reliable coverage of 3G and 4G services. However, in higher altitudes, there are still problems with proper mobile phone connectivity.

Travelers must be aware that social media sites like WhatsApp and Facebook are banned in Tibet. So, tourists must install VPN applications before entering Tibet to use these sites and apps.

Internal Flight Delays

The diverse geography of Nepal and Tibet causes flights to be delayed and canceled especially in monsoon and winter because of unclear skies and chances of an accident. During winter, the skies are cloudy or covered with fog, and during monsoon, heavy rainfall causes the flights to be delayed or canceled.

Thanks to the stable weather conditions in autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons, they experience fewer flight delays and cancellations. Flights are also more frequent during these seasons. Thus, you need to be aware of the weather conditions beforehand while booking flights to Tibet. Taking an early morning flight can decrease the chances of getting your flight delayed or canceled.

Health and Safety Including Traveling alone in Country

When you are traveling to higher altitudes in Tibet, be careful of health issues like AMS, cold, sprains, etc. Altitude sickness is one of the major concerns when traveling to Tibet since most of Tibet lies around and over the altitude of 4,000 meters. If anyone starts to show symptoms of altitude sickness, you must immediately inform your travel guide so that necessary actions can be taken. Travelers should also carry the first aid kits and other necessary medical supplies while traveling around Tibet.

It is prohibited for foreigners to travel alone. Thus, you must either travel in a group or hire a travel guide and driver when you are traveling in Tibet. They will keep you company throughout the trip and provide proper information regarding the various destinations on the trip.

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