Tibet by M2adventure

Lhasa & Everest Basecamp

8 days

“ Dream trip to Tibet
& Everest basecamp ”

 

Where: Tibet. Lhasa and Everest Basecamp

Type: No hiking

Dates: Several departures every week, see all dates below

***TRIP HIGHLIGHTS***

🏜 Lhasa - You will visit all of Lhasa major sites (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, and Sera monastery) and see stunning natural scenery such as the sacred lake Yamdrok and Karo glacier.

 

⛰ EBC - Everest Base Camp actually have two base camps, each on opposite sides of Mount Everest:

  • South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters

  • North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters

We will go to the North (Tibet side) Base Camp. From there, you will have the best view on Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world! Note that on top of your China visa (for foreigners) a special permit is required to visit Tibet. 

 

Don’t worry, we take care of all the paperwork for the Tibet permit!

 

***ITINERARY*** 

Meeting Point and Drop-off Point:  Lhasa, Tibet.

When you arrive in Lhasa, your pickup guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and take you to your hotel.

 

After the check-in,  you can take a rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude. If you feel like going out, then you can walk to the Potala Square and get amazing photos of the Potala Palace and its surrounding.

 

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3* hotel).

Day 1- Arrive in Lhasa (3600m)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. You will have the chance to see the burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas. 

 

After lunch, you will head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Every day pilgrims prostrate themselves in front of the Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can kora (a religious circle of a building, here the temple) and explore the old market.

 

A welcome dinner will be arranged with the group.

 

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3* hotel).

Day 2- Visit Lhasa (3600m)

In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. There, you can visit the biggest monastery kitchen and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. 

 

In the Afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The famous attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

 

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3* hotel).

Day 3- Visit Lhasa, Drepung & Sera monastery (3600m)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and stop to have a glimpse of Yamdrok lake (4400m). In the distance, you can have a spectacular view of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) and later on of the Korola Glacier.

 

You will then arrive in Gyantse and visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the view of Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half driving, you will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.

 

Stay overnight in Shigatse (hotel)

Day 4- Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km

In the morning, you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery.Then, you will leave Shigatse and drive to Lhatse, a small town where you can have lunch. After that passing Tsola Pass (4600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5248m), you will reach Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve.

 

Once at Everest Base Camp (5150m) and if time and weather allow, you will wait there and see the amazing sunset at Everest peak.

 

Stay overnight (tent house or Rongbuk monastery guesthouse).

Day 5- Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5150m)

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area - if the weather allows.

 

Then you will visit the Rongbuk Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together.

 

After that, you will head back to Shigatse. Stay overnight in Shigatse (hotel).

Day 6- EBC (5150m) to Shigatse

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa following Yalong Valley.

You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong riverbed. 
 

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3* hotel).

Day 7- Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3600m) 350km

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

 

Back to home sweet home, head full of wonderful memories!

Day 8- Depart from Lhasa

***OTHER INFO***

Price:

  • April 1 to June 25:  6450rmb 

  • June 26 to August 25:  7350rmb 

  • Aug 26 to Oct 15:  6850rmb 

  • Oct 16 to Nov 15:  6450rmb 

  • Nov 16 to Dec 31:  5950rmb 

 

Departure dates:

         2020

  • April: 1 / 3 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 20 / 22 / 24 / 27 / 29

  • May: 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 20 / 23 / 27 / 29

  • June: 1 / 3 / 5 / 9 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 19 / 22 / 24 / 28

  • July: 1 / 6 / 10 / 15 / 19 / 22 / 25 / 29

  • August: 2 / 6 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 27 / 29 / 31

  • September: 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 23 / 25 / 27 / 29

  • October: 1 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 11 / 14 / 16 / 21 / 25 / 30

  • November: 4 / 6 / 11 / 13 / 18 / 25 / 27

  • December: 2 / 9 / 11 / 16 / 20 / 25 / 30

*If those dates are not convenient, let us know, we might be able to open new dates

 

Cost Details:

 

Included in the price:

  • Travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet

  • Entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

  • Meals:

    • 1 welcome dinner in a local restaurant (day 2)

    • 6 breakfasts (day 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)

  • Transportation: comfortable tourist vehicle

  • Free Airport or train station pickup on designated time (day 1 and 8)

  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

  • Accommodation:

    • Comfortable hotel (shared room)

    • Except at EBC: mid-April to mid-October: Rongbuk tent house, late October to April: dorm at Rongbuk monastery guesthouse

  • Drinking water (1 bottle per day)

  • Bottle Oxygen supply when traveling to EBC

  • Eco Bus Ticket to EBC

  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car

  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance

Not Included:

  • Flight or train to and out of Tibet;

  • Meals not mentioned in “included” (~30-100rmb/per meal)

  • Tips to tour guide and driver

  • Single Room Supplement (if needed)

  • Fapiao/invoice: 6% fee (if needed)

  • Personal expenses

 

Pick up and drop off:

- The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From the Airport to Hotel, Fixed departure): 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm

- The free airport drop-off time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From Hotel to the Airport, Fixed departure): 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm

* If these times are not convenient and you don't want to wait, you may take a taxi or public transportation at your own cost.

- All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.

Cancellation policy:

30 days or more before departure: 20% of the tour price

Between 29 and 15 days prior to departure: 30% of the tour price

Between 14 and 7 days prior to departure:40% of the tour price

Between 6 and 3 days prior to departure: 50% of the tour price + cancellation fees charged by hotels if applicable.

All cancellations made within 3 days of departure or No Show Up: 100% of the tour price

Disclaimer:

All forms of outdoor recreation (including hiking) have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities.

By participating in M2adventure's hike, you acknowledge and accept the responsibility for making your own determinations as to the suitability of the activity and for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and agrees to participate solely at your own risk.

M2adventure, its organizer & hike leaders will not be held responsible for any loss or injury which you may sustain as a result of your participation in any of these activities.

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