8 days Group tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Lhasa
⇀ Gyantse
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Mount Everest
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Lhasa
Start your lifetime adventure with a small group tour to Everest, explore Tibet's snow land, the exotic culture and natural landscapes. Be charmed by the mysterious area and ultimately by challenged by a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp.
Type
Group, maximum of 12 person(s)
Duration
8 days
Theme
Overland
Trip code
FDT-04
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This tour begins in Lhasa - the historic, holy capital of Tibet. The tour not only visits the historic palaces and functioning monasteries, but will also pass through the breathtaking natural scenery of the Tibetan plateau, such as turquoise Yamdrok Lake, the mighty Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and past the great peaks of Himalayans, ending with the spectacular view of the world's highest mountain - Mt. Everest, a once in a lifetime view. Overall, the tour will definitely enrich your knowledge of the high plateau and rich culture of western Tibet.

Day 01 :
Arrival in Lhasa [3,658 m]

Welcome to Tibet! Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa railway station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide, then your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in the city. From the airport to Lhasa is 68 km (42 mi), roughly an hour drive to your hotel. The drive from the train station is only 15 km (9 mi) and takes 20 minutes. During the course of the ride, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular scenery of the Tibetan plateau, the scattered Tibetan villages, but certainly by the hospitality of your guide and driver, as well! After checking into the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 02 :
Lhasa City Sightseeing (B)

 

After breakfast, you will visit Potala Palace, it's the best known cultural landmark in Tibet. It is most renowned as the residence of the lineage of Dalai Lamas (Avalokiteshvara), though the massive structure contains a small world within itself. It was first built by 33rd ruler of his dynasty, King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century, but still is in surprisingly good repair because of continual rejuvenation projects.

Later you will visit Jokhang temple, it is the most scared building in Tibetan Buddhism, located in the heart of Lhasa old town. It is the most sought after pilgrimage destination for all Tibetans.

Lastly you will walk through Barkhor Street, a popular Kora (holy walking path) which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. Always full of Tibetan faithful, visitors may find mingling with local pilgrims around the Barkhor Street uniquely engaging. It is also a popular shopping district where you can buy gifts for your family and friends.

(B)=breakfast

Day 03 :
One Day Tour to Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

 

After breakfast, you will visit Drepung monastery, it was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, also was once the world largest monastery in the history with 7,700 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera monastery for its famous debating monks go back and forth in their debates every day between 3 pm to 5 pm (except on Sunday)

Optional program:In the evening, your guide can take you to enjoy a local Tibetan performance (price is not included).

Day 04 :
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse [4040m] / Shigatse[3836m], 360 KM 7 Hours' Drive (B)

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse by visiting Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and Gyantse Kumbum.

Yamdrok Lake is one of the 3 holiest lakes in Tibet and the easiest one to reach from Lhasa. The scenery on the way to Yamdrok Lake is fantastic - the road winds through snow-capped mountains and drives along the lake for about half an hour, during which you can get out of the car to go down to touch the blue water and take photographs.

 

Karo La pass [5,100 m] overlooks Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. A short stop is arranged for this great photo opportunity.

Gyantse Kumbumis one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. A kumbum is a type of Tibetan chapel, and Gyantse's boasts multiple levels and 108 small chapel rooms.

Day 05 :
Shigatse / Lhatse [4021m] / Shegar [4300m] / E.B.C, 340 KM, 7 Hours' Drive (B)

Drive from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp, you will pass two mountain passes - Gyatsola [5,200 m] and Pangla pass [5,250 m], there you will have a chance to get out of your car to enjoy the view and take pictures of these majestic wonders. At Pangla pass, you will see the spectacular Himalayan Range and the glorious peaks of Mt. Makalu [8,463 m], Mt. Lotse [8,516 m], Mt. Everest[8,844 m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,201 m] and Mt. Shishapama [8,020 m] (from left to right in your view at the pass).

Sunset at E.B.C:Most people say that sunset over Everest is more stunning than sunrise, but since one can only go to E.B.C once per ticket, the group can choose to see the sunset or the sunrise. The trekking from the Tent guest house community to E.B.C will take you about 2 hours to hike the 4 km. Or you can take the dedicated minibus. For winter tours, your driver will drive you there as there is no sightseeing bus there.

 

Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in Tibet and is functioning with both monks and nuns. You can visit and see the workings of the monastery.

Note:It is cold and windy in the valley, so we recommend taking a sleeping bag with you. Also, food options are scarce, so be sure to prepare for providing your own meals at Rongbuk.

Day 06 :
E.B.C / Shegar / Shigatse, 340 KM, 7 Hours' Drive

If you did not go to see the sunset at E.B.C the day before, rise early on the morning of day 6 to catch the magnificent sunrise. Afterwards, the drive will go all the way to Shigatse.

Day 07 :
Shigatse / Lhasa, 300 KM, 5-6 Hours' Drive (B)

 

After breakfast, you will visit Tashilunpo monastery. It is one of the six prominent yellow hat sect monasteries; and is the seat of the Panchen Lama lineage. There is a panoramic view of the whole monastery from the entrance, as well as a massive Jamba Buddha Statue.

Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along the Northern Friendship Highway, with marvelous landscapes and scenery along the Brahmaputra River continuing all the way back to Lhasa.

Day 08 :
Lhasa Train Station or Airport Drop Off (B)

We hate to see you go, but this is the end of your trip. Your guide and driver will escort you at the airport or train station based on your departure information, which concludes the tour.

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Tour notes:

Complementary airport pick up and drop off is included.
We have 2 scheduled arrival pick up shuttles that depart the airport for Lhasa city at 12:20 pm and 16:00 pm.
We have 2 scheduled departure drop off shuttles that depart Lhasa city at 7:30 am and 11:00 am.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
Domestic travel accident insurance.
Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
3 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
Lodging at E.B.C. will be at either Rongbuk Monastery's Guest House or E.B.C Tent Guest House (dormitory bed with semi-private bathroom)
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.
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

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.
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.)
Private Lhasa Train station or Airport transfer if your arrival time isn’t within our free service time. 250 CNY per vehicle from/to train station and 400 CNY per vehicle from/to airport.
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Comments

Rene
Rene
Wed, 09/27/2017

Hi there

My husband and I are looking for a package for December Christmas period. Would you be able to send me some details please?

Thanks!

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Tagong grassland by July Yuki
Yuki Yi
Thu, 09/28/2017

In reply to by Rene (not verified)

Hi Rene,

Thanks for the comments.
We do have open date during Christmas period for this 8 days group tour to Mt. Everest. I have sent the details to you via email, please have a look and feel free to let me know for any further questions on it.
Wish you have a pleasant day!

Kind regards,
Yuki

Steve S
Steve S
Mon, 05/15/2017

I will be a single traveler from the US.

I am 63 and have Type 1 diabetes, so I have certain needs. Are there any issues carrying insulins (2 different types), syringes and blood testing equipment (lancets, blood test strips, meter)? I also need to have carbohydrates with me at all times. Am I able to carry these with me? Are there any restrictions I need to be aware of, any problems with carrying any meds I need to take? I take 8/9 insulin shots/day.

Also, please send me information I need to be able to travel to Tibet. I have a passport but do I need any special visas or medical shots in order to visit your country?

All the information you can send will be greatly appreciated.

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Mon, 05/15/2017

In reply to by Steve S (not verified)

Hi Steve,
Thanks for contacting us. We advise the people with diabetes do not travel to Tibet, because that would be too risky. Anyhow, we suggest you consult your doctor before you make any decisions.
Hope above suggestion is helpful and please feel free to contact us for any further assistance.
Cheers,
Murphy

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Sam
Sam
Tue, 05/16/2017

In reply to by Murphy Feng

Hi, could I get some information about the packages for single travellers for 2017 please?

thanks,
Sam

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Victoria Zhu
Victoria Zhu
Wed, 05/17/2017

In reply to by Sam (not verified)

Dear Sam,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Victoria from WindhorseTour.
I have just sent you an email for your inquiry, please kindly go through it and share me your thoughts and comments.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and with your replies we can offer you further assistance.
Best regards,
Victoria

steve roff
steve roff
Thu, 05/04/2017

I also would like info for solo traveler wanting only small group.Which is best time to see Tibet ? would like to see everest base camp.Thanks

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Thu, 05/04/2017

In reply to by steve roff (not verified)

Hi Steve,
Thank you for contacting us. Our join-in group tour (maximum 12 people in each group) is a good option for solo travelers. I've just sent you an email with some details and suggestions. Please check it and I'm looking forward to your reply.

Cheers,

Murphy

sahivana katura
sahivana katura
Tue, 03/28/2017

please send me information for a single traveler.

thank you

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Tue, 03/28/2017

In reply to by sahivana katura (not verified)

Hi Sahivana,
 

Thank you for contacting us. It's a good option for solo travelers to join one of the group tour. I've sent you an email with some details and suggestions. Please check it and I'm looking forward to your reply.

 

Cheers,

 

Murphy

Potato
Potato
Thu, 04/21/2016

Hi, can you send me the details of tour for single traveller?

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Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Fri, 04/22/2016

In reply to by Potato (not verified)

Dear Potato,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. I have sent an e-mail to you with some details. Please check it and reply me.

Best regards

Alice

SURESH MENON
SURESH MENON
Mon, 05/11/2015

do you have a programme for single travellers where one can join small group .

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Mon, 05/11/2015

In reply to by SURESH MENON (not verified)

Hello SURESH,
Nice to hear from you!
Yes, this trip is very suitable for single travelers, because we manage the maximum 12 people in a group, generally it is about 6-8 people in one group. You will share the tour guide and vehicle with your group members. I have just sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Cheers,
Lycoris

Isabel
Isabel
Mon, 05/12/2014

Hello!!

I would like to know if you could arrange a private tour to Tibet for us. We are 4 people, and we would prefer a 4 x 4 car.
This is our suggested route:

Day 1/June 12th - Arrived into Lhasa from Chengdu
Day 2/June 13th - Potala Palace in the morning and Barkhor Square in the afternoon.
Day 3/June 14th - Drepung Monastery in the morning and Sera Monastery in the afternoon.
Day 4/June 15th - Samye Monastery.
Day 5/June 16th - En route to Gyantse, visiting Yamdrok Tso. Sleep in Gyantse.
Day 6/June 17th - From Gyantse to Shigatse, visiting Thasilunpo Monastery. Sleep in Shigatse.
Day 7/June 18th - From Shigatse to Lhatse, visiting Sakya Monastery. Sleep in Lhatse.
Day 8/June 19th - From Lhatse to Shegar to Rongbuk Monastery. Sleep in Rongbuk Monastery.
Day 9/June 20th - Visiting EBC. From Rongbuk Monastery to Lhatse. Sleep in Lhatse.
Day 10/June 21th - From Lhatse to Lhasa. Sleep in Lhasa.
Day 11/June 22th - Free day in Lhasa
Day 12/June 23th - From Lhasa to Lake Namtso. Sleep in Lake Namtso.
Day 13/June 24th - Visiting Lake Namtso. Return to Lhasa. Sleep in Lhasa.
Day 14/June 25th - Lhasa to Chengdu.

We don´t want any accomodation and not any meals. We just need a car, a driver and a guide.
Of course, we do need the Tibetan Permit, and the fligt to/from Chengdu / Lhasa.

Could you send us a quotation of this tour if you could arrange???

Thanks a lot in advance!!!

Regards, Isabel

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Yuki Yi
Mon, 05/12/2014

In reply to by Isabel (not verified)

Dear Isabel,
Thanks for your inquiry! Your plan is great! It's mixing with culture, religion and natural wonders. I sent you the tour itinerary with quotation for you review. Please check the details and kindly let me know your comments and thoughts. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,
Yuki

jovannna
jovannna
Thu, 12/05/2013

trip for 4 peoples

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Fri, 12/06/2013

In reply to by jovannna (not verified)

Hi Jovanna,

Thanks for contacting us!

As you mentioned, you're planning a trip to E.B.C for 4 of you, could you please tell me when you plan to start this trip? It's very important because that would impact on the tour cost. Also we need to ask you few more questions about your plan, so I just sent you an email with the details, please check it and I'm looking forward to hearing from you again!

Cheers,

Murphy

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