7 Days Tibet Adventure Tour to Everest Base Camp
Lhasa & Everest tour are the most popular tour in Tibet. If you only have one week to spend in Tibet, this is a reasonable schedule to visit Everest...
Code of Tour: YCT0000003530
Length of Travel: 7 Day
Destinations of Tour: Lhasa-Gyantse-shigatse- Everest Base Camp-Lhasa
Departure City: Lhasa
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour:
Features of Tour: Nature Culture Minority Landscape
Lhasa & Everest tour are the most popular tour in Tibet. If you only have one week to spend in Tibet, this is a reasonable schedule to visit Everest base camp. This 7 days Tibet Adventure Tour covers three old biggest cities in Tibet, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You will appreciate the prominent historical and religious sites like the breathtaking Potala Palace, divine Jokhang Temple, as well as the expansive Drepung, Sera Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum and Tashilhunpho Monastery in Shigatse and the nature scenery like sacred Yamdrok Lake and Karo Glacier with the mighty Himalayas and the world highest mountain Everest. These sites will repeatedly stir you with astonishment and appreciation and will keep the trip memorable.
- Experience Tibetan Buddhism in significant monasteries in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.
- Visit the beautiful Yamdrok Lake and expansive Karo Glacier.
- Enjoy the starry sky and stunning sunrise of Mt. Everest.
- Meet the tranquil lakes, white snow mounatians, shimmering rivers and rare animals along your way.
- Day 1: Lhasa Arrival
- Day 2: Lhasa
- Day 3: Lhasa-Shigatse
- Day 4: Shigatse-EBC
- Day 5: EBC-Shigatse
- Day 6: Shigatse-Lhasa
- Day 7: Lhasa Departure
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa(3650m)
Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Lhasa
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2 Lhasa
Sightseeing and Activities:Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor Street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 3 Lhasa (3650)to Shigatse(3900m)
Sightseeing and Activities:Yamdrok-tso Lake, Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery(also known as Gyantse Kumbum). After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.
Spend the night in Shigatse.
Day 4 Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200)
Sightseeing and Activities:Mt. Everest, Rongbuk monastery
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt. Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive, then you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest Pass in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest pick in the world. Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk Monastery guest house.
Day 5 Everest Base Camp (5200m) to Shigatse (3900m)
Sightseeing and Activities: sunrise of Mt Everest, Rongphu Monastery
In the morning, you can see the sunrise over the top of Mt.Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. You can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse. Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 6 Shigatse(3900) to Lhasa(3650m)
Sightseeing and Activities:Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River
Today, we are supposed to back to Lhasa on the Friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet). Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 7 Depart from Lhasa
Sightseeing and Activities:Depart from Lhasa
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
|Destination||5 Star||4 Star||3 Star|
|Lhasa||Luxury St. Regis Lhasa Resort||Lhasa Gang Gyan Hotel||Lhasa Xiongbala Hotel|
|Shigatse||/||Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel||Jiumu Yamei Hotel in Shigatse|
Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
Personal knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide;
Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size;
All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel or budget hostel, guesthouse or tent. Please tell us your accommodation preference when submitting the enquiry; we will arrange the best-value hotels for you.
Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary;
All meals listed in the above itinerary;
Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
First aid kit;
International flight to and out of China;
Chinese visa (Note: we could help you with the Chinese visa application, like providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies, etc that you may need. )
Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
- Tibet Permits
There are several permits required to visit Tibet. Tibet Entry Permit, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, is the most important one which has to be obtained before your trip because you must have it to take your flight/train to Tibet. To get the permit, you have to book a Tibet tour with us, and send us your passport and Chinese visa about 20 days in advance, and then let us apply for the permit (all Tibet permits can only be applied by travel agency). If you travel to other prefectures like Shigatse, Nyingchi, Shannan, etc, you also have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit. If you travel to Mount Everest, you have to obtain a Border Permit. (Tibet Discovery, with office in Lhasa, has always kept up with the latest news on Tibet Permits. Traveling with us, all your permits are guaranteed as long as you are qualified to the requirements.)
- Available Months to Visit Tibet
Generally speaking, May to early October is the best time to for a Mount Kailash trip. July and August are the peak season and rainy season. It may be too cold to travel in Kailash area from November to March. There is usually heavy snow. The conditions in Namtso Lake and Mount Everest area are quite similar with Kailash. While other places like Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are suitable for travel all year around.
- High Altitude Sickness
The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m; Namtso: 4718m). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be acclimatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival at Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay.
- How to Go to Tibet
Basically you have two options – flight and train. Currently, you can take a flight to Lhasa from Beijing(4.5hrs), Xian(3.7hrs), Chengdu(2.5hrs), Chongqing(3hrs), Kuming(3hrs), etc. Among all these cities, Chengdu and Xian have more frequent flights to Lhasa. Kathmandu also has several flights to Lhasa each week.
If you a train travel, you can take a train to from Beijing(40.5hrs), Xian(32hrs), Chengdu(43hrs), Shanghai(47hrs), Chongqing(42hrs), Lanzhou(25hrs), Xining(22hrs), Guangzhou(54hrs).
- Packing and Wearing Ideas
Firstly you can’t forget your passport and Chinese Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring the necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs like sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block are recommended. As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.