10 Days Lhasa - Tsedang - Everest Base Camp

Tour Type: Private tour

Tour Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights

Best Time: April to mid October

Overview of Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp

Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp is a popular tour package to visitors. This will be a personal intensive powerful experience of a spiritual tour to Tibet, the Roof of the World, where you will closely connect with and soak up with a distinct culture.  We will start out with tours to holy sites such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Following the exploration and sightseeing in Lhasa, the trip will take you to the birthplace of the Tibetan civilization in the southern Lhoka region of Tibet: the earliest agricultural farmland, the first palace – Yumbu Lhakang – and the first Buddhist monastery – Samye Monastery – are all located in this region. In addition, you will be traveling through the central west part of Tibet into Shigatse region to witness breath-taking lake(s), glacier and the mighty Himalaya range, as well as to appreciate an up-close view of the world’s highest peak, the majestic Mt. Everest.

For more details on this journey, please send us an email at losal@tibetuniversaltravel

Tour Map of Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp

10 Days Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp tour Map

Detailed Itinerary of Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
  • AM: Arrive in Lhasa & Acclimatization
  • PM: Self-paced exploration around the Barkhor street
Day 2: In and Around Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
  • Explore the“spiritual heart” of Lhasa city, the Jokhang temple, and the surrounding old quarters
  • Explore Tsamkhung Nunnery, one of the largest nunneries in the Lhasa area
  • Visit Sera Monastery, one of the “Great Three” Buddhist monasteries noted for their Buddhist dialectic debate session usually held in the afternoons
Day 3: In and Around Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
  • Visit the Potala Palace, the iconic Buddhist building and a World Heritage Site
  • Explore Ramoche Temple, considered to be the sister temple to the Jokhang temple
  • Continue to explore around old quarters of the town
Day 4: Lhasa – Tsedang – Samye Distance 290kms Elevation 3515 meters
  • Drive to Yarlung valley often referred to as the cradle of Tibetan civilization
  • Reach Tsedang, the capital seat of Yarlung valley  otherwise known as Lhoka region)
  • Continue on to Samye monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet
  • After lunch, drive back to Tsedang, and visit Yumbu Lhakang famed as the first Tibetan palace
  • Overnight at Tsedang
Day 5: Tsedang – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse Distance 300kms   Elevation 3,980 meters
  • Leave Tsedang, drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river, claimed to be the longest river in Tibet
  • Cross over Kamba La Pass (4794m) – a great sight from the summit of the Yamdrok Lake
  • Descend and drive along the lakeshore to the nearest town – Nangartse for lunch stop
  • Cross over Karo La Pass (4960m) – a striking glaciated landscape
  • Arrive in Gyantse, a small, but the prominent town in Tibet
  • Visit the famous stupa – Gyantse Kumbum – which is a most stunning architectural wonder
  • Overnight stay in Gyantse
Day 6: Gyantse – Shigatse – Lhatse Distance 240kms Elevation 3,950 meters
  • Leave Gyantse and head to Shigatse, the second-largest town and the traditional capital of the west-central province of Tibet
  • Stop by a couple of interesting farmers’villages en route
  • Upon arrival in Shigatse, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas
  • Leave Shigatse and travel southwest (late-ish afternoon)
  • Reach Lhatse, a small town 150km southwest of Shigatse
  • Overnight stay in Lhatse 
Day 7: Lhatse – Shelkar – Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Base Camp Distance 190kms Elevation 5150meters
  • An early set-off: Leave Shigatse, and continue travel west
  • Cross over two passes: Gyatso La Pass ( 5220m), and Pang La Pass (5200m)
  • Stop by at the summit of the passes for a great view of the Himalaya range
  • Continue on to visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world (5000 meters)
  • Overnight stay in a local guesthouse
Day 8: Rongbuk – Shelkar – Shigatse     Distance 340kms Elevation 3840 meters
  • Visit Everest Base Camp for an up-close view of the majestic Mt. Everest
  • Double back to Rongbuk Monastery
  • Start heading back to Shigatse
  • Overnight in Shigatse
Day 9: Shigatse – Lhasa Distance 260 km Elevation 3590 meters
  • Visit Shigatse carpet factory
  • Afterward, briefly visit a charming local Tibetan market
  • Leave Shigatse for Lhasa, taking the northern tarred surfaced road
  • Arrive Lhasa and Rest
  • A gentle stroll around Lhasa – one last time!
Day 10: Depart Lhasa
  • Transfer to Lhasa Airport or Train Station
  • Depart Lhasa for your next journey
Good to Know about Lhasa – Tsedang -Everest Base Camp
Best Time of Visit

The package journey from Lhasa – Tsedang – 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. Discounts available for groups of 3 or more. For a specific price, please contact us at losal@tibetuniversaltravel.com

Price includes:
  • All accommodations (based on double occupancy; single room supplement available)
  • Breakfast in Tibet
  • All ground transportation in Tibet
  • Local Tibetan guide fees
  • All entrance fees per itinerary
  • All Tibet travel permits
  • Lhasa airport pickup and drop-off
Price excludes:
  • 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

Travel Gear: 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 highly-rated 3-star Tibetan-owned hotels. Accommodation in other areas of Tibet, such as Everest Base Camp region 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 the local shower house.


You must be in good health and physical fit to be able to do foot journeys around towns, villages, and monasteries with their own equipment. Though you will be doing a lot of walking each day, no extensive 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.  

Tibet Travel Permit:

This is the primary document required in order to visit Tibet after the Passport and Chinese Visa. The permit can only be applied at the Tibet Tourism Bureau, Only a travel agency registered with the Bureau can apply it for. We can make your permit and we will need 25 days for the entire process of the permit.

Other Important Information: 
  1. Tibet travel regulations
  2. Getting to Tibet
  3. Wheather and Packing list 
  4. Tibet travel Update

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Responsible Tourism

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 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 sustainable touristic development in Tibet. 

Social Responsibility:

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.

Economy Responsibility:

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.

Environment Responsibility:

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.

Other 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
    More Requests
    • 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.

About Us:

Tibet Universal Tours and Travel is a fully officially licensed international tour operator based in Lhasa, owned and managed by 100% local Tibetans. One of the most respected, longest running and best-reviewed tour operators since 1997.

Over 20 years of experience in the Tibetan travel industry, our team consists of the best and experienced Tibet travel guides that will show you the best that this extraordinary place has to offer, unravel all the undiscovered beauty of Tibet unique culture and tradition in front of you.  Whether a guest is looking to join a Tibet group tour or take a private tailor-made journey, we are the best choice.

Other than the above services, we provide stop over tour services in Nepal, Bhutan, and cities in Mainland China, you can also be booking your Tibet Flight and Tibet Train tickets with us. So, what are you waiting for? Reach us to embark on a trip that will last for a lifetime with Tibet Universal Tours and Travel!!!

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