Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour

Duration: 8 Days

Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour- 8 Days with Adventure Club Trek will give an experience that will last a lifetime. Starting off from Lhasa, known as the city of Gods, this trip takes you up to the altitude of 5,250m at Everest Base Camp.

While in Lhasa you will get acquainted with the culture, religion, and beliefs of the Buddhist people. We will be visiting two of the World Heritage Sites- Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace, also respectively known as the winter Home and summer home for the Dalai Lamas. The administrative capital of Tibet is also home to Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. The main attraction of this tour is the trip to the Everest Base Camp from where you can enjoy the views of three eight-thousanders-Mt. Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289 ft.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906 ft), and Mt. Everest (8,848m)

On the way to Everest Base Camp, we will also visit the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse including another Tibetan town, Gyantse where we will explore Palchoe monastery, Phalkot Monastery, Kumbum Pagoda Stupa and Sakya Monastery among others. The 8-day-long trip to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp tour is the perfect mixture of Himalayan landscape with the Buddhist culture, architecture, and traditions. Tibet is the only place on earth where you can find such coming together of culture, religion, and tradition with some of the highest mountains in the world. Booking this trip with a Nepalese Tour Company means you get better prices and Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) a lot easier.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • World Heritage Sites, Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace
  • Sera Monetary and Drepung Monastery, two of three  great Gelug university Gompas of Tibet
  • Jokhang Temple, sacred temple of Tibet
  • TashiLhunpo Monastery, houses successive Panachen Lamas
  • Rongbuk Monastery , highest monastery in Tibet
  • View of the north face of Everest from the Everest Base Camp
  • YamdrokTso Lake, one of three holy lakes in Tibet

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa and transfer to hotel.: 60km, 1 hour
  • Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit TashiLhunpo monastery: 265 km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk via Sakya Monastery, then visit Rongbuk Monastery : 385km, 8 – 9 hours
  • Day 06: Visit Everest Base Camp (North face) and drive to Gyantse: 475km, 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 07: Gyantse sightseeing and drive back to Lhasa via YamdrokTso Lake: 270km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 08: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Pick up and drops from airport and hotel
  • Private vehicles (van or Hiace or bus) for transportation
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge
  • English speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  • Chinese visa fee
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)
  • Nepalese visa fee

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Visa Information
Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler traveling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

 Passport

All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.

Passport - valid for 6 months

Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)

Group Visa — whom entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.

Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if a visa is in the passport)

Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.

A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:

Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.

Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.

  • Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to unique alpine climate (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.
FOR PRICE DETAILS
  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Accomodation Standard hotels
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