10 days Mt. Everest Base Camp with holy Namtso Lake tour

⇀ Gyantse
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Sakya
⇀ Mount Everest
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Namtso
⇀ Lhasa
One of our most popular tous! Look at the client's feedback who discovered unexplored natures masterpiece. The best views, breathtaking Yamdrok lake, trekking at Mount Everest and marvelous sunrises await for you on the roof of the world.
10 days
Natural scenery, Overland, Photography
Trip code
From CN¥ 8,305 per person
CN¥ 7,550
you save CN¥ 755 (10%)
This tour brings you not only through the historic palaces and operating monasteries, but lines of breath-taking natural sceneries, such as turquoise water Lake Yamdrok, mighty Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and great peaks of Himalayans, will surely enrich your knowledge of the high plateau and its geography, gradually come across the rich culture of western Tibet and then to world summit Mt. Everest, last but not least, the journey will come into the northern nomadic area, the vast northern pasture bounded by Nyenchen Thangla Ranges is absolutely heaven of thousands of nomads, the aeruginous Lake Namtso is far beyond your expectation and definitely it will give you a memorable night on the Tashi Do peninsula. In a nut-shell, this tour covers rich cultures and traditions, historical sights and natural beauties of Tibet. 


Day 01 :
Arrival at Lhasa [3,595m];

Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide, from airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around an hour drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river, you will not only amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery but also have a chance to see flocks of black-necked crane, wild duck and many other kind of wild birds, if you are not tired, stop at Nethang Giant Buhhda caving on the way. If you take the train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Check into hotel, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa. (B)=breakfast

Day 02 :
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple (B) - Walking tour is arranged today.

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most sacred shrine in Tibet which was built in the 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03 :
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery & Norbulingka Summer Palace (B)

Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung, Sera monasteries and Summer Palace - Norbulingka palace. Both Drepung and Sera monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 7,700 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. Norbulingka is the summer palace of Dalai Lama, you can visit the residences of different lineages of the Dalai Lama. The park is crowded with picnickers and traditional activities during the Shoton (Yogurt festival) in August. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04 :
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 360KM, 7hrs (B)

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 05 :
Shigatse / Sakya [4,280m] / Lhatse [3,950m], 200KM, 4hrs (B)

Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, do the monastery kora which provide you a great view of the whole Shigatse city. Late morning drive to visit Sakya Monastery which is the main monastery of Sakyapa sect, houses around the monastery are also in a typical gray colour. Hike around the monastery northern ruins and drive back to Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse.

Day 06 :
Lhatse / New Tinggri [Shegar,4,150m]/ Rongbuk Monastery [4,900m] / E.B.C [5,150m], 190KM, 4-5hour drive (B)

Early morning start driving to Rongbuk via Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5200m] & Gawu la pass[5250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt.Makalu[8463m], Mt.Lotse[8516m], Mt.Everest[8844m], Mt.Cho Oyu[8201m] and Mt.Shishapama[8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon start trekking from the Tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours(6Km); or you can take the dedicated minibus (25 RMB/per person, round-trip). Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk monastery guest house(dorm bed).

Day 07 :
Rongbuk / Shegar / Shigatse [3,840m], 340KM, 6-7hour drive

Morning after the sunrise at E.B.C, start driving back to Shigatse, stop at any point if you find interest. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 08 :
Shigatse / Shuege la [5,300m] / Yangbachen hot-spring / Namtso Lake [4,730m], 420Km, around 7-8hours drive (B)

Early morning drive 80km back towards Lhasa via northern friendship highway, from Daktuka cross the bridge over Bramaputra Rive and head through the valley in the north to Namtso Lake, within the valley you will pass many typical Tibetan villages and their peaceful environment, cross Shuege-la pass, which is over 5300m. You may have hot-spring at Yangbachen. In the afternoon arrive at Namtso Lake, you can hike around the Tashi Do peninsula. Overnight at Namtso Lake Tent guest house (dorm bed).

Day 09 :
Namtso / Lhasa [3,595m], 250Km, 4hours drive

If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at Namtso Lake. Today you can walk a little bit along the lakeside, afternoon drive back to Lhasa, happy nomads family dwelled their cozy yak wool tent on the grassy pastures and some close to the road are visitable for having a new experience, before reaching Lhasa the fertile valleys are nice looking with villages and their orthogonal fields. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 10 :
Lhasa airport / train station dropping off (B).

Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time come to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

2 Persons
3 Persons
4-6 Persons
Apr. to Jun and late Oct.
Regular price
Sale price
CN¥ 12,485
CN¥ 11,350
CN¥ 9,735
CN¥ 8,850
CN¥ 8,305
CN¥ 7,550
Jul. to mid Oct.
Regular price
Sale price
CN¥ 13,585
CN¥ 12,350
CN¥ 10,615
CN¥ 9,650
CN¥ 9,075
CN¥ 8,250

Tour notes:

All of our tours can be customized to suite your requirements, interests and budget. It is our specialty! Please feel free to contact us.
The tour price is based on 3 star standard hotels. At your request we can provide pricing for different levels of service such as budget hostel, luxury 4 star standard hotels or deluxe 5 star standard hotels.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
Please contact one of our Tour Advisors to get a custom quotation made to your requirements.
All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
Where possible 3 star hotels will always be provided, if the city or town does not have then the local guest house or monastery guest house will be provided (i.e. tent / dormitory bed, no private bathroom etc.)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
Comfortable and clean 7/8 seats minivan for groups of 5 persons or less; for larger groups minibus and tourist coach are available.
Vehicle and guide's entrance tickets to Everest Natural Reserve Region.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Sightseeing bus ticket at Everest Base Camp (E.B.C.) - 25 RMB per person. If you prefer you can hike up.
Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa (Please note: We can offer you train and/or plane tickets in and out Lhasa from all cities within China. Please check the latest price with us via email.)

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Mon, 02/05/2018

Me and my wife would like to do a trip from Lhasa to base camp Everest.
We are arriving (from Italy) on April 20th and the departure is on April 30th.
We prefer to be alone with a guide because I like to do photos.
Can you send me a program?
Waiting for your reply.


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Tagong grassland by July Yuki
Yuki Yi
Mon, 02/05/2018

In reply to by Adriano (not verified)

Hi Adriano,
Thanks for contacting us. This is Yuki from WindhorseTour. I've just sent you the email including the details for the trip to Mount Everest Base Camp from Lhasa, please have a look and kindly let me know for any further questions on it.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,

Umberto Cevenini
Umberto Cevenini
Tue, 07/04/2017

Dear Mr, Dear Madam,

My name is Umberto and me and my girfriend are living and working in Beijimg currently.
We would like to know if it would be possible for you to organize the Mt. Everest Base Camp with Holy Lake Namtso Tour - 10 Days, during the period from the 15th to the 30th of August, also according to trains or other ways to reach Lhasa from Beijing, in which you are surely more proficient than us.
Witing for your reply, I thank you in advance for your attention and time.

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Victoria Zhu
Victoria Zhu
Wed, 07/05/2017

In reply to by Umberto Cevenini (not verified)

Dear Umberto,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding to you. And I am very happy to be your trip adviser and assist you on your 10 days Tibet Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp with Holy Lake Namtso in August. I have sent you a tour proposal with quotation and train or flight suggestions by email, please go through the details, and kindly share me your thoughts and comments. With your replies, we can offer your some further assistance.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Mon, 04/11/2016

want to visit sept 2016..
I will land in Lhasa 2 days..
I need you help to go from Lhasa to rongbuk monastery
to Everest base camp
to advanced everst base camp
back to base camp and Lhasa..

am looking for a cheap simple trip..
I can book my tickets to and from Lhasa my self..
for a cheap simple trip approx. how much will this cost..u can add me to existing group...
my dates are flexible..


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Yuki Yi
Tue, 04/12/2016

In reply to by chand (not verified)

Hello Chandran,

Thanks for your comments! With much regrets to share you that our agency won't be able to arrange you to visit the Advanced Base Camp in Mt. Everest. Based on your requirements, I've sent you the tour proposal with regular sightseeing at Everest Base Camp via E-mail, please go through the details and kindly let me know for any comments or thoughts you may have.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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Tue, 06/30/2015

i am Nuria, 31 years old and i am living and working in Katmandu. I would like a tour from 7 to 10 days to Tibet. My availability is from 25 of July until 4-5 of August. I would like if it was possible to join a group of people and travel together. Thanks!

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Tracy Dong
Tue, 06/30/2015

In reply to by NURIA DIEZ (not verified)

Dear Nuria,

Thank you for your inquiry, this is Tracy from Windhorse Tour responding to your email.

I have sent you an email with detailed information based on your inquiry. Please kindly go through it and feel free to let me know any further questions you may have.

Best regards,


Sun, 07/06/2014

Hi, we have probably group from 3 - 8 peoples, prefer to visit Tibet sometime April 2015.
Since we are coming in from Malaysia, best is to land in chengdu? how do we obtain permit to go into Tibet?
we love to spend more time to enjoy the EBC, trek for couple of days, kick back and relax just look at the magnificent mountain. Mt. Everest Base Camp with Holy Lake Namtso Tour - 10 Days tours seems just perfect for us, the only thing we probably will like skip is the Monastery. Do you think if that can be arrange?

Thu, 01/05/2012

Hi Irit,

General speaking, May to September is the best time to visit Tibet if you want to include some trekking. In May and June, you will meet spring scenery when plants burgeon and grass is tender. While in July and August, it is the summer scenery when plants are full grown with vitality. In September, you will see the starting autumn scenery when leaves begin to turn yellow.

If you have 15 days for this tour, I recommend below itinerary.

  • Day 1 Arrive at Lhasa: Spectacular scenery along the way
  • Day 2 Lhasa city sightseeing, visit Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barhor Steet and old Lhasa city
  • Day 3 One day to visit Ganden monastery and Sera monastery
  • Day 4 Lhasa / Tsedang (samye monastery and Yumbulakang Palace)
  • Day 5 One day treking at chim-puk caves / Lhasa
  • Day 6 Lhasa / Namtso Lake / Lhasa
  • Day 7 Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse (Gyantse Kumbum, Tsampa factory)
  • Day 8 Gyantse (Gyantse Dzong) / Shigatse (Tashilunpo monastery)
  • Day 9 Shigatse / Old Tingri
  • Day 10  Trek to Danak
  • Day 11 Trek to the Chogorong by crossing the Nam- La Pass
  • Day 12 Trek to Rongbuk Monastery
  • Day 13 Trek to E.B.C
  • Day 14 Rongphu / Old Tingri [4250m] / Zhangmu
  • Day 15 Zhangmu / Kodari (Nepal Boarder) / Kathmandu

You can go to our trip Tibet Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Day Tour WT-504 (tour code) to have a reference about the trekking from Day 10 to Day 13.

Thank you for your comments.


irit aish
irit aish
Mon, 01/02/2012

we are a gruop of 6 person intresting in seeing Tibet highlights + few days trecking Everest base camp.
when is the best time to come from weather perspective? what is the best proposal you can offer us for a 15 days tour ? we can arrive to Beijing or Shanghai and depart from Katmandu Nepal .
we prefer private tour