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4 Days Lhasa to Everest Tour

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TIBET VISTA

Tibet Local Travel Agency

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4 Days Lhasa to Everest Tour

This Everest base camp group tour is considered one of the most classic tours of Tibet. Standing at over 29,000 feet (8844 m) above sea level, Mount Everest is the main peak of Himalayas and also the highest peak in the world. Mt. Everest enjoys the reputation of “the roof of the world”. This tour takes you to enjoy the Sunset and Sunrise of Golden Everest Peak.

DAY 1

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

You will be picked up from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa in the morning around 9:30am, then travel with your tour guide from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass by the Gampa La Pass, which is the highest pass in Tibet; and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Tso Lake, it is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. From here, you will have the spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar which is the highest mountain near Lhasa at 23,592 feet (7191m). Then, you will head westward towards the city of Gyantse and drive along the Yamdrik Tso Lake. Gyantse was Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Overnight: Shigatse Zangba Hotel or similar Read more

Shigatse
DAY 2

Shigatse - Rongbuk monastery

You will start your day by leaving Shigatse and head to Lhatse, it is a small town of a few thousand people in the Tibet Autonomous Region in the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Lhatse County, and your lunch will be served here at your own expense. Next, drive to Shegar, which is famous for the Shelkar Chode Monastery, founded in 1266 by a Kagyu lama, but it has been a Gelugpa monastery since the 17th century, and formerly had some 300 monks. If the weather is clear enough, you will be able to see Mt. Everest from here. After another 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery. Overnight: in a tent or Rongbuk Monastery guest house. Read more

Rongbuk Monastery guest hous
DAY 3

Rongbuk monastery - Everest

You will start today by watching the sunrise from Rongbuk Monastery, it is a perfect site to view the highest Everest and has a sense of untouched beauty for its quietness. Today, you have the option to choose a 5 miles (8 km) trek from your tent to the base camp, or you have the option to get to the base camp by taking the local bus at your own expense. After visiting the base camp, you can visit the Rongphu Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world at 16,404 feet (5000m) high, and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that, driving back to Shigatse, where you will spend the night and enjoy your dinner at your own expense. Overnight: Shigatse Zangba Hotel or similar Read more

Shigatse
DAY 4

Shigatse - Lhasa

You will start your day by heading to the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Lhasa through Friendship Highway. The whole ride is about 175 miles (280km), it will take about 6 hours to get back to Lhasa. Your tour will end by dropping you off at your accommodations in Lhasa. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Shigatse
Hotel Zangba Hotel
Day 2
Location Rongbuk Monastery
Day 3
Location Shigatse
Hotel Zangba Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • English-speaking local guide
  • 2 night of 3-star hotel accommodation in Shigatse
  • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Transport by shared coach

Package Excludes

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tibet Travel Permit fees: $50/person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese Visa

More Information

  • Travelers are required to apply for a Tibet permit with the local tour operator at least 20 days in advance before the travel date, please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed. Additional fees are required per applicant.
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to travel. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Minimum age is 3 years

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Kevin, United States

My tour guide was Cho Don - Small. She was an amazing tour guide. Worked hard to accommodate what the entire group wanted. One of the biggest highlights of the trip was having the chance to personally have lunch and tea with a monk. I'd highly recommend booking your tibet dream vacation through Tibet Vista. Read more

Nick, China

Life-changing experience You hear a lot of cliches about how unique Tibet is but when you go you realise it's true. Right from when you get off the plane there is a special feeling in the air (literally, because you're 3,600m above sea level in Lhasa) and you suddenly feel a million miles away from the rest of the world. The people are so calm, open and friendly, and it's just fascinating to see a place where Buddhism (or indeed any religion) is so woven into the fabric of everyday life. The landscape throughout was the most breathtaking of any I've seen and, while there are a lot of monasteries to visit, each one has its own charm and surreal atmosphere so the equivalent of "temple fatigue" that you can get in a lot of East Asia doesn't really apply. One of the peculiarities of Tibet is that as a foreigner you are obliged to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide and a driver at all times and you need to be ready to produce your Tibet traveller's permit at various checkpoints and sites. This wasn't as onerous as I'd expected. They recommend you take at least a day to acclimatise to the altitude when you arrive. Turns out they're right. We arrived a day late due to flight delays and so launched straight into our itinerary. We were fine at first but the guide ended up needing to rush off to get a can of oxygen for my wife as we were walking around Lhasa and then later in the day I ended up in bed for a good 15 hours with what I would describe as a cross between the flu and the worst hangover of my life. Most people are fine though, as long as you take it easy to begin with. We did an 8-day tour with Tibet Vista, starting in Lhasa, then visiting Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse and Namtso Lake. You can do this as part of a tour group. My wife and I chose to form a 2-person "group“ of our own, which obviously works out more expensive but gives you more flexibility. The company were really helpful in setting up an itinerary for us (which you have to do before you arrive due to all the government controls). Our guide, Namgyal Gyap, deserves a special mention; couldn't recommend him more highly. Right from the start he encouraged us to ask as many questions as we wanted about Tibetan culture and history (note: you need to be mindful that you are putting local people in a potentially difficult position if you insist on talking about politics given the situation in Tibet). A devout Buddhist himself, Namgyal patiently explained the relationship between the different schools of Buddhism, the meaning of the various rites and features at the monasteries, and all manner of everyday stuff that we saw happening. He even helped translate for us when we wanted to ask an old monk a few questions, and taught us to meditate. He spoke good English and had an instinctive understanding of what we (I'm British, my wife's Chinese) might find difficult/interesting. Highly recommend Tibet, and recommend looking these guys up if you do. Read more

Stephie, Singapore

An absolutely amazing experience from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp! Tibet was breath taking in every single way. Amazing views greeted us daily, from mountains to lakes and the many beautifully constructed monasteries. A place truly rich in culture and history. What made our trip even more amazing was our guide Penpa! He is very thoughtful and made sure we were well taken care of throughout our entire trip. His knowledge of all things Tibet was impressive and coupled with the many interesting stories shared, made this trip a extremely memorable one and gave us a good glimpse of TIbet and what she has to offer. Thank you Tibet Vista and Penpa for making this trip such a special one! :) Read more

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