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Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour

Duration

8 Days

Location

Tibet

Arrival at

Lhasa

Departure from

Lhasa

Trip Grading

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotels

Meals

Bed and Breakfast

Acctivities

Guided Tour

Discover the Classic 8 Days Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Tibet with our Classic 8 Days Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour, meticulously designed to immerse you in Tibet’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural landscapes. This itinerary is ideal for travelers seeking an unforgettable journey through Tibet’s most iconic sites, combined with the thrill of reaching the legendary Everest Base Camp.

Tour Overview

Begin your adventure in Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, where you’ll explore centuries-old monasteries, sacred temples, and bustling markets. Highlights include the majestic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former residence of the Dalai Lamas, the revered Jokhang Temple with its bustling Barkhor Street, and the serene monastic complexes of Drepung and Sera Monastery.

Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures

As you journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, you’ll encounter some of Tibet’s most spectacular natural scenery. Marvel at the turquoise waters of sacred Lake Yamdrok Tso and the glistening Karo Glacier, set against a backdrop of towering Himalayan peaks. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the visit to Everest Base Camp, where you’ll witness awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, standing majestically against the Tibetan sky.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa

  • Arrive in Lhasa and acclimatize to the altitude. Rest and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

  • Explore the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Barkhor Street.

Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery

  • Discover the ancient monastic traditions at Drepung and Sera Monastery, where monks engage in philosophical debates amidst serene courtyards.

Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse (360 km)

  • Journey through picturesque landscapes to Shigatse, stopping at Gyantse to visit the historic Gyantse Kumbum and continue to Shigatse’s Tashi Lhunpho Monastery.

Day 05: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (5200m)

  • Travel towards the legendary Everest Base Camp, soaking in the stunning vistas of the Himalayas along the way.

Day 06: Everest Base Camp Exploration

  • Spend a day at Everest Base Camp, marveling at the panoramic views of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. Return to Shigatse for overnight stay.

Day 07: Shigatse to Lhasa (350 km)

  • Return to Lhasa, reflecting on your journey through Tibet’s cultural and natural wonders.

Day 08: Depart from Lhasa

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure, concluding your enriching journey through Tibet.

Customize Your Experience

This tour can be tailored to accommodate your preferences, ensuring a personalized adventure through Tibet’s mystical landscapes and ancient traditions. Whether you’re captivated by cultural heritage or drawn to the allure of Everest, our tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Tibet.

Join the Classic 8 Days Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour and discover the essence of Tibet, where spirituality meets natural grandeur amidst the world’s highest peaks.

At Red Reach Himalaya, we don’t just sell treks; we curate unforgettable holiday experiences. Our mission is to provide you and your clients with adventures that will be cherished for a lifetime. Whether it’s an exhilarating trek, a challenging climb, an exploration of heritage sites, a cultural immersion, wildlife encounters, or simple tours and activities, we dedicate our hearts to every detail.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can see Yarlung Tsangpo River/Bhamaputra river - the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on your way to hotel. After arriving at hotel, you may take a rest and get acclimatized with Lhasa’s high altitude. If you wish to explore some close by then you can go to the Potala Square or close market. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Notes to the first time visitors: to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet it is advised to have a proper sleep in your hotel, drinks lots of water, not to rush and relax in visiting to the monuments.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa.

Next visit after lunch is Jokhang Temple that has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhang temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1416, and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived here and were entombed. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea.

In the Afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction would be to see is the Monks debate which happens around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Beside these you can visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery, see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. It is very impressive and well preserved monastery that has white-washed walls and golden roofs. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km (B)

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). Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 05: Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)

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, tourists 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 at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 06: Everest Base camp (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)

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. Stay overnight in Shigatse. Before leaving EBC, enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Everest at sunrise. Rongbuk Monastery Morning

Day 07: Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m) 350km (B)

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. Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 08: Depart from Lhasa (B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 3 $1,690.00
4 - 5 $1,365.00
6 - 9 $1,075.00
10 - 15 $915.00

Included

  • 01. Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis using 3 star Hotel like Hotel Dhoodgu or Yak or similar
  • 02. Daily breakfast
  • 03. English speaking experienced Tibetan guide
  • 04. Transportation as per itinerary
  • 05. Entrance fees at monasteries
  • 06. Tibet Travel permit
  • 07. Mineral water – 2 bottles each day

Excluded

  • 01. China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu (applies as per nationalities)
  • 02. Any Airfare
  • 03. All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
  • 04. Lunch and Dinner at hotels
  • 05. Alcoholic beverages and bar bills
  • 06. Personal health and accident insurance
  • 07. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

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