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8 Days overland tour to Mt. Everest

8 Days overland tour to Mt. Everest
Day 1: Arrival & Acclimatization
Day 2&3: Lhasa city tour
Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
Day 5: Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-Shigatse
Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa
Day 8: Tour ends, departure transfer

Price from:
$ 727 p/p

Tour length: 8 days

All year around


Besides awesome palaces, solemn monasteries, turquoise lakes and unforgettable faces, our Lhasa to Mt. Everest Base Camp tour takes you into the core of the Himalayas, where you can view 4 of the world's highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) at one glance. The snowcapped mountains view you can find there is the most spectacular and marvelous you can find on earth.

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Day 1: Arrival & Acclimatization

Arrival & Pick-up in Lhasa and Acclimatization

Airport pick-up Train station pick-up

Schedule today: Arrival in Lhasa at airport or train station, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Day 2: Lhasa city tour (Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history)

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Potala Palace Jorhkang Temple

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO.

Day 3: Lhasa city tour (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet)     

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Schedule today:
In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and you may join in too with the help your guide.

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (Tour of Tibetan holy lake and religion panorama)

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Kumpa Stupa, Pelchor Monastery

Yamdrok Lake Kumpa Stupa

Schedule today:
In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery. Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against American invasion.

Day 5: Shigatse-Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Views along the way to Mt. Everest   

Rongbuk Monastery Sunset over the Mt. Everest


Schedule today:
In the morning, drive to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve, if weather permits, on the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters( Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world-Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view is fantastic when weather is good.

Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery-Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp

Green Bus to EBC Everest Base Camp

Schedule today:
Wake up early in the morning to view the very fantastic sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you will have opportunity to hike at the EBC to discover the charm of the highest place you may reach through your life, if you think hiking is too tough, you can just take the green bus to the EBC. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.

Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery Tashilumo Monastery

Schedule today:
If we did visit the Tashilumpo Monastery on day 4, we will drive back to Lhasa directly; if not, we have to firstly visit the monastery and then drive back to Lhasa via the highway along the Brahmaputra River, the view of this mother river of Tibet along the steep gorge is marvelous. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Lhasa. Free time is on you.

Day 8: Tour ends, departure transfer

No hidden extra fee! No shopping stops

Months Nov-Mar April-June July & August Sep & Oct (1st-7th Oct.)
Quote P/P US$727 US$897 US$1010 US$960 (+US$130)

Special offer: US$ 30 P/P discount is available if you meet one of the following requirements.

1. Book the tour with us 3 months before the tour departure date
2. Book the tour with us as a group of 3 people or above at the same time.

What's included in this price?
1. Tibet Entry Permit and Alien’s Travel Permit required during this tour.
2. Well maintained tourists’ vehicle throughout the tour, taxi maybe used inside Lhasa city on day 2 & 3 depends on group size.
3. All the entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Local licensed Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
5. Accommodation with breakfast included as shown below.
Lhasa (Day1,2,3,7) Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel 3*
Shigatse (Day4,6) Yak Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel 3*
EBC (Day5) Yak hair tent or Rongbuk Guesthouse Basic
 6. Green bus between Rongpuk monastery and EBC.
7. Tour guide and vehicle’s entry fee into EBC.
8. Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
9. Travel insurance only for accident.
10. Government tax and travel agent’s service fee.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Lunches and Dinners.
2. Tips to driver and tour guide.
3. Air or train tickets to arrive and leave Lhasa.
Is there pick-up service in Lhasa and how?
Yes, we will arrange pick-up service for you at Lhasa train station; in the pick-up area, our guide and driver will pick you up with a paper with your name on it. You can get out of Lhasa train station with your Tibet permit, please give your permit to our guide after meeting; and our driver and guide will transfer you to hotel.
What are hotels like throughout this tour? Can we live at different hotels?
The hotels we choose for this tour are our commonly arranged clean and comfortable hotels; In Lhasa, we will live at either Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel; in Shigatse, we live at either Yak Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel; the above mentioned hotels are all of the 3 star hotels in Tibet. At Everest Base Camp, we will live in the yak hair tent run by local people living there, the warm bedclothes provided by the tent owners are sufficient.
If you have your own preferred hotels in Lhasa or on the way, we can help to book too, the price difference may occur.
Will your tour guide be with us all day?
No, our tour guide will be guiding you when you visiting a certain attraction, like a palace or monastery. You are on your own after visiting a certain attraction. That is to say, you have your own free time to go bar, shopping or hanging out. Please make sure you are escorted by our guide when visiting an attraction; if you are caught visiting without a guide, both you and our company will be punished.
Why don’t you include the entrance fees? How much is the entrance fees for each attractions and in total?
Tibetan culture and civilization is characterized by monasteries, there are some significant monasteries in our itinerary too; but many times, our customers told us they do not want to visit this many monastery as most of them look the same, so we decide to not to include entrance fee but let our customer pay by themselves based on their interests. You can skip some attractions too if you have no interest on all of them. The entrance fee of attractions in our itinerary is Potala Palace = RMB 200, Johkang Temple = RMB 85, Drepung Monastery = RMB 50, Sera Monastery = RMB 50, Yamdrok Lake = RMB 40, Pelcho Monastery = RMB 40, Kumbum Stupa = RMB 10, Tashilumpo Monastery = RMB 85, Mt. Everest = RMB 180, it amounts up to RMB 640, equals to USD 102 (1 USD = 6.3 RMB)
How much does the food in Tibet cost?
Our tour includes breakfast for all days in Tibet. A normal lunch or dinner in Lhasa costs the same price that costs in Beijing or Shanghai. Noodles costs about RMB 15 per bowl; fried vegetable with meat and rice cost about RMB 25 per dish, so it approximately costs you RMB 70 per person per day on both lunch and dinner at normal standard. The vegetarian food is also available in Tibet, and price is lower than a dish with meat.  
How much is the tip to our guide and driver? Is there a standard?
Tour guide work is a tough job on the roof of the world, and to tip the local guide and driver is a common practice in Tibet tourism; however, there is no standard for the tip amount, it quite depends on guide and driver’s service quality. Generally, if the group size is over 5 pax, we suggest our customers to tip the guide USD 5 per person per day while tip the driver USD 3 per person per day; if the group size is smaller than 5 pax, we suggest to tip the guide USD 8 per person per day while tip driver USD 4.
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