8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour
Tour Type: Budget Group Tour
Tour Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights
Best Time: April to October
Price: 850USD per person
Overview OF Lhasa Everest Group Tour
Lhasa Everest Group Tour is one of the popular choices of tourist who wants to visit Tibet. On this tour, you will start out with tours around Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, where you will have opportunities to visit must-see, best-loved sites, such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and Drepung and Sera monasteries.
Then, you will embark on an extended tour, which will include overland travel through some of the marvellous landscapes, and visits to key stunning sites of historic and religious significance. For example, the Yamdrok Lake, the Karo La Glacier, and the Pelkhor Chode Monastery in Gyantse.
Next, you will go to Shigatse, The Second Largest city in Tibet and Home to the Largest Buddhist monastery of Tashi Lhunpo.
After Shigatse, you will cross over several high passes, including the Gyatso La, which offers sweeping views of the world highest mountain range, and the Mt. Everest Base Camp.
In addition, you will be able to experience an up close of the traditional lifestyle of the local Tibetans. We will arrange for your visits to a typical farmers’ village or a nomad tent, and ensure that you have plenty of time at your own disposal to see and feel what it is like to be eating in local Tibetan restaurants and have an afternoon or morning tea in local tea-shops. A visit to Tibetan traditional handicraft centre will be also arranged during the tour to see and learn the extraordinary array of authentic Tibetan traditional and contemporary works of crafts and arts.
Tour Map of Lhasa Everest Group Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
- AM: Arrive in Lhasa & Acclimatization
- PM: Self-paced exploration around the Barkhor street
Day 2: Around Lhasa Elevation 3590m
- Visit Jokhang Temple. The temple is the Holiest of all the temples in Tibet. Entire city of Lhasa was found around it.
- Sera Monastery, one of the “Great three” Buddhist monasteries noted for their Buddhist dialectic debate session usually held in the afternoons
- Continue to explore around old quarters of the town
Day 3: In and Around Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
- Visit the Potala Palace, an iconic Buddhist building as well as a World Heritage Site
- Visit the Monastery complex of the Drepung Monastery.
- Stroll around the surrounding old quarters
Day 4: Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier – Gyantse – Shigatse Elevation 3,840m
- Depart Lhasa early in the morning, all day overland drive, transiting through:
- Yamdrok Lake – one of the largest lakes in Tibet, a stunning sight from the summit of Kamba-la (4700m)
- Karo La Pass – an amazing alpine view of the holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier in the backdrop
- Arrive in Gyantse, a small, but prominent town in Tibet
- Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery, and the Gyantse Kumbum – a 32 meters (105 ft) high structure, a nine-tier building with 108 gates
- Visit the magnificently-tiered Pelkhor Chode Monastery, the largest Buddhist stupa in Gyantse
- Drive a short distance to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet
- Tour around Tashi Lhunpo, and witness the largest gilded statue of Future Buddha in Tibet
- Overnight stop in Shigatse
Day 5: Shigatse – Gyatso La – Shelkar – Everest Base Camp Elevation 5150m
- Leave Shigatse city, and travel west to Shelkar, the gateway to Mt. Everest
- Cross over the Gyatso La pass ( 5220 meters)
- Reach Shelkar noted for two main attractions: a) the Shekar Dzong (dzong means “fort”); b) the Shelkar Chode Monastery
- Travel on from Shelkar, cross over the Pang La Pass – enjoy a stunning view of the Himalaya range
- Visit Rongbuk Monastery, claimed to be the highest monastery in the world (50 meters)
- Travel on to the tourist Everest Base Camp for the majestic sight/view of the Mt. Everest
- Double back and overnight stop in Rongbuk Monastery
Day 6: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse
- Leave Everest Base Camp and head back to Shigatse
- Overnight stay in Shigatse
- Leave Shigatse and return to Lhasa
- Check in hotel and rest
- Depart Lhasa for your next journey
Good to Know
Best Time of Visit
This tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp can be done anytime from mid-April through to late October. We can arrange this journey for groups of two to ten people. Discount available for groups of 3 or more persons. For a specific quote, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.
In Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, you will be staying in a comfortable and pleasant boutique or 3-star Tibetan-owned hotels. Accommodation in other areas, such as Everest Base Camp, will be best locally available guesthouses. Guesthouses often have no heating facilities, but plenty of blankets upon request. Toilets are usually outside and are not always as hygienic. Showers are often unavailable or only available at local shower house. In Nepal, you will stay at highly rated boutique hotels in a central location. Hotel upgrades are available in Lhasa and Kathmandu upon request.
Participants must be in good health and physically fit. Because they need to be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages, and monasteries with their own equipment. Though you will be doing a lot of walking each day, no trekking is required. Most of this tour will take place in mountainous terrain between 3600 meters and 5200 meters (11,800 feet to 17,000 feet) above sea level. You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa for altitude acclimatization before going above 3600 meters. Ascent will be slow and gradual to reduce the risks of altitude-related illness. This tour is not recommended for those who have severe asthma or who have had problems with high elevation in the past.
- All accommodations (based on double occupancy; single room supplement available)
- Breakfast in Tibet
- Ground transportation in Tibet (All)
- All entrance fees per itinerary
- All Tibet travel permits
- Local Tibetan guide fees
- Lhasa airport pickup and drop-off
Not included in the price:
- Passport, Chinese Visa fees
- Lunch or Dinner
- International airfare to Lhasa, Tibet
- Travel vaccinations
- Insurance (travel, medical, etc)
- Souvenirs or personal items such as laundry, excess baggage fees, snacks, alcohol drinks
- Photography fees inside temples and monasteries
- Gratuities to the Tibetan guide and driver
Single Supplement: 100USD There is 100 USD extra for the single supplement room charge. If you like to skip this extra cost, we will try our best to find you a roommate.
April to June
100 $ for Single Supplement
July to 15th October
100 $ for Single Supplement
15th October to February
100 $ for Single Supplement
|Departure Dates||Price (per person)/Status|
|27th November 2018||800 USD/ 3 Booked|
|5th December 2018||800 USD/ 2 Booked|
|26th December 2018||800 USD/ 4 Booked|
|21st April 2019||850 USD/ 2 Booked|
|1st July 2019||850 USD/ 2 Booked|
Tibet Universal Tours and Travel puts great importance on the promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism practices. It incorporated into our day to day base tour service performances. So, we always strive to ensure that our tour service delivery will have a maximum quality. Furthermore, we also strive to the minimum level of negative social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts. Following outlined points are some of our representative measures undertaking in our routine job performances. In addition, these thoughts to be essential for a sustainable touristic development in Tibet.
Whenever and wherever possible, we extend charitable support to disadvantaged groups in remote Tibetan villages. For instance, utilizing the certain percentage of our annual company income we engage in social works. Therefore, we purchase and distribute warm winter clothes for children from rural Tibetan primary schools. As a result, they can keep them warm and happy during cold winter.
Moreover, we believe that every person deserves access to quality healthcare. So, we extend our help on medical expenses to those serious patients who are from remote and rural Tibetan villages. Because they cannot afford to pay their medical treatment when the treatment costs go beyond the local medical insurance coverage.
In support of contributing to the local economy and we give the local population a central role in the touristic economic development of their own territory. Therefore, we always strive to ensure that the economic benefits of tourism should go for local communities. So, poverty alleviation by generating financial benefits for both local people and private industries. For instance, we always use locally owned ground transportation and accommodation (i.e. hotels, lodges, and guesthouses). Furthermore, we also recommend local eateries, restaurants, and stores to our guests.
In addition, we are an indigenous local Tibetan travel agency based in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. 100% of our travel company employees are staffed and escorted by professional local Tibetans including local tour guides and drivers. So, this has created employment and job security opportunities for many educated and inspired Tibetans.
Tibetan Buddhist reality is profoundly ecological, and Buddhism itself is an ecological religion. It powerfully expresses human identification with nature. Buddhists believe that all things, including humans, exist by their interrelationship with all other parts of nature. Therefore, thinking of one's self as isolated from the rest of nature is being unrealistic.
Respect for life and the natural world
Giving the facts that Tibetans love and respect for life and the natural world. Therefore, to minimize the environmental impact created by tourists, we follow environment-friendly policies. So, we maintain the size of tour groups to have minimal impact on flora and fauna in an area. The necessary carbon emissions that we generate by our footprints of travel to the tour destinations cannot be overlooked. Therefore, we regularly actively participate in carbon reduction or offset activities such as tree planting. Our tour guides, drivers, and logistics staff are aware of waste management. Moreover, we advised them to dispose of all rubbish generated by themselves responsibly and recycle wherever feasible.
Safegurds for the Environment friendly tourism
Make the best use of the winter tourist low season, we deliver training workshops on environmental protection. Moreover, the training also includes the preservation and first aid training. So, we arrange it for all our company management staff, tour guides, and drivers in order to increase their knowledge. As a result, they can understand the importance of environmental protection and ecotourism.
Request to Visitors:
- Be considerate of the communities and environment you visit.
- Don’t litter, try to carry your own shopping bag to avoid plastic garbage problem. Many Tibetan local villages do not have environmentally sound garbage disposal systems. Therefore, pack garbage out to a larger town where there is a facility.
- Try to avoid excessive use of plastic bottles. Travelers are requested to bring a reusable water bottle. In addition, we will arrange and supply your drinking water in a bigger container.
- Reduce energy consumption. Unplug your mobile phone charger, turn off the lights
Conserve water. Take shorter showers.
- Always ask before taking photographs. So, if someone says no, respect their wishes.
- Educate yourself about the place you are visiting and the people.
- Respect cultural differences. Moreover, learn from it! People in different places do things differently. So, don’t try to change them. And, enjoy them.
- Support the local economy. Therefore, buy locally made souvenirs, eat at local restaurants. Furthermore, enjoy the local culture.
- Support responsible tourism organizations. Because those travel operators who publicly are aiming to make tourism more responsible.