Tibet & Everest Base Camp 8 Days Tour

Tour Code: CTA-XZ-04

Duration: 8 Days

Visit: Lhasa,Shigatse

Note: If the exploration at all the sacred monasteries and exciting natural beauty in Lhasa and Shigatse are not enough to satisfy all your desires about the mysterious and holy Tibet, then an adventure to the Mt. Everest for its impressive scenery will su ...

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If the exploration at all the sacred monasteries and exciting natural beauty in Lhasa and Shigatse are not enough to satisfy all your desires about the mysterious and holy Tibet, then an adventure to the Mt. Everest for its impressive scenery will surely make your Tibet fantasy real.
  • Private English-speaking Guide
  • Private tranfer during the whole tour
  • Charming scenery
  • Everest Base Camp experience
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Lhasa

    Arrival in Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Airport to Hotel Transfer(Lhasa)

    Meals:

    No meal

    Our guide will meet you at your arrival destination, Tibet Gonggar Airport or Tibet Railway Station. Then our guide will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in. Try to rest and drink as much water as you can to get yourself acclimatized to the high altitude.

  • Day

    02

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Today your discovery at the sacred Lhasa will begin with a visit to Potala Palace. The Potala Palace is the landmark of Tibet. It is located in the northwest of Red Hill in Lhasa. It is a large-scale castle-styled building with 13 floors and 110 meters tall, 3750 meters above sea horizon. The whole building occupied over 100,000 square meters and the steps of the palace are leaned to Red Hill from foot to peak. This antique castle is an outstanding example of Tibetan architecture and Chinese ancient architecture. Regarded as a museum of architectural and Buddhism art, the Potala Palace attracts tourists not only for its remarkable construction, but also for the valuable cultural relics and treasures it has kept.

    The next scheduled destination to visit will be Barkhor Street. It is the most famous street in Tibet. The Barkhor Street was built to circle the sacred Jokhang Temple, making it one of the most sacred places in Tibet. There are pilgrims from everywhere to worship and chant in the street. Strolling along this street you will have a quick view of Tibet and Tibetan life. There are houses and buildings of Tibetan styles standing alongside the street. Along Barkhor Street there are more than 300 stores and stalls selling various kinds of Tibetan styled commodities and you can buy some unique ones as souvenirs and gifts.

    Then we will move to visit the Jokhang Temple, which is located just on Barkhor Square. Jokhang Temple was constructed in the 7th century and it is the first Buddhist temple in Tibet. The temple was first built for the collection of real images of Sakyamuni brought to King Srongtsen Gampo of Tubo Kingdom by his Nepalese wife Princess Bhrikuti and Princess Wen Cheng from Tang Dynasty. The statue brought by Princess Wen Cheng was still kept in this temple and it is a treasure from history. The Jokhang Temple is the religious heart for Tibetan Buddhism and there are many devout Buddhism adherents come from other places around Tibet to show their sovereign respect here by using their knees and hands pray on the floor.

    Afterwards, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    03

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery,Tibet Museum

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    To continue your Lhasa sacred tour, today we will visit Drepung Monastery at first. The Drepung Monastery is one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa university monasteries of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, the monastery is only 5 kilometers from western suburb of Lhasa. With an occupation of 250,000 square meters and a house of 7,700 monks, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in the world.

    Sera Monastery will be arranged as the next destination to see. The Sera Monastery is another one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa university monasteries of Tibet. It is located at the foot of Taipu Hill at the northern suburb of Lhasa. Besides the magnificent construction, Sera Monastery has collected a large number of cultural relics like Buddha statues, Thangka, sutras, and many other religious tools. Sera Monastery is especially famous for its unique debate Buddhist doctrines. You may be lucky to witness the debate when visiting there.

    The last scheduled destination will be Tibet Museum. Tibet museum is located on the southeast of Norbulingka Road of Lhasa. It is the largest national level modern museum in Tibet. The construction of the museum is a complex perfect combining Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. There are numerous cultural relics and treasures are housed in Tibet Museum and most of the exhibits are themed at Tibetan history, culture, religion, art and folk custom. Visiting the Tibet Museum is a great chance to get close to the history and culture of the sacred Tibet.

    Afterwards, our guide will take you back to the hotel. Have a good rest.

  • Day

    04

    Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse-Shigatse

    Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse-Shigatse

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yamdrok Lake,Pelkhor Chode Monastery

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to Gyantse to see the Yamdrok Lake that has alluring scenery. The Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, with the other two being Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. It is the largest inland lake on the northern foot of Himalayas with a surface altitude of 4,441 meters. Yamdrok is reputed for its beautiful and charming scenery of pure lake, snow mountains, islands, vast pastures, hot springs, wild animals, monasteries and other landscapes. There are numerous islands around and in Yamdrok Lake, among which dwelling birds and other animals.

    After that, we will drive on and move to see the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. The Pelkhor Chode Monastery, also known as Palcho Monastery, lies at the foot of the Dzong Hill in Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture of Tibet. It is built in the beginning of the 15 century and is a monastery that blends three sects of Tibetan Buddhism, Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa. The Pelkhor Monastery is famed for its long history, exquisite architectures, unique religious value, and the numerous delicate murals and sculptures preserved there. Its architectures are specially respected as they are combinations traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Nepali styles. You will appreciate its most stunning architecture Pelkhor Chode which is also called as the “Kumbum”.

    Afterwards, our guide will take you to the hotel and help you check in.

  • Day

    05

    Shigatse-Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery

    Shigatse-Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery

    Attraction & Activities:

    Rongbuk Monastery,Gyatsola & Pangla Pass

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    This morning we will continue driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar. When arrived in Rongphu, you will start the challenging hiking tour. You will hike to cross over the Gyatsola and Pangla Pass, where you will see the Himalaya mountain ranges under the clear blue sky.

    Then you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery and have a sightseeing stop there. Rongbuk Monastery is located on the base of the north side of Mt. Everest. With an altitude of 5,100 meters, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. As it is only 20 kilometers away from Mt. Everest, the monastery has been a base camp for climbers to Mt. Everest. This Tibetan Buddhist monastery attracts tourists for its cultural and religious significance by its architectures and precious mural paintings, more importantly you will have the best angle to appreciate and take awesome pictures of Mt. Everest from the monastery.

    After that, we will continue our trekking trip to EBC, which may take two hours. Or you may take a local sightseeing bus at your own expense if you want an easier way to get to the EBC. This trekking journey is adventurous and challenging, but the imposing scenery along the road really worth the efforts.

    Tonight you will stay in the tent in EBC.
  • Day

    06

    Rongbuk-Shigatse

    Rongbuk-Shigatse

    Attraction & Activities:

    Everest Base Camp

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Get up earlier in the morning to see the amazing sunrise on Mt. Everest. Have a great time for free admiration of the majestic Mt. Everest and its spectacular views. Take some fantastic pictures about the mountain for valuable memories.

    After a great time at EBC, we will go back to Rongphu. Then our guide will drive you back to Shigatse. We will stay at the hotel in Shigatse tonight.
  • Day

    07

    Shigatse-Lhasa

    Shigatse-Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Tashilunpo Monastery

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to visit Tashilunpo Monastery. The Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the “Great Six” Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. It is situated at the foot of Drolmara in Shigatse and is the largest monastery in Shigatse. Tashilunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, nephew and disciple of Tsongkhapa. As one of the oldest and largest Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet, Tashilunpo Monastery is also the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lama. The monastery has imposing architecture complex to appreciate, among which the most outstanding ones are the Maitreya Chapel, Kelsang Temple and Thangka Wall. Besides, its historical and cultural relics including exquisite wall paintings, murals, rare sutras, Thangka and many other treasures really worth exploration.

    Then our guide will transfer you back to Lhasa and drop you at the hotel.
  • Day

    08

    Departure from Lhasa

    Departure from Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to Airport Transfer

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast

    After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the airport or the train station for your departure. Wish you a pleasant trip!

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Dec. 1, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2015 Low Season
1 Person$ 2448$ 2378$ 2291- / - / -
2 Persons$ 1556$ 1486$ 1399$ 338 / $ 272 / $ 188
3-5 Persons$ 1237$ 1167$ 1080$ 338 / $ 272 / $ 188
6-9 Persons$ 992$ 922$ 835$ 338 / $ 272 / $ 188
Mar. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2015 High Season
1 Person$ 3378$ 3239$ 3065- / - / -
2 Persons$ 2187$ 2047$ 1873$ 588 / $ 455 / $ 288
3-5 Persons$ 1768$ 1630$ 1455$ 588 / $ 455 / $ 288
6-9 Persons$ 1472$ 1333$ 1159$ 588 / $ 455 / $ 288
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. Please feel free to contact our tour advisors if you need any changes of itinerary, hotel or anything else, we would adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there are more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We will try to make sure both western and Chinese breakfasts are supplied. However, there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)