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8 Days Lhasa to North Everest Base Camp Tour



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Tenzin Woaber

I Tibet Travel

i-Tibet Travel is a Local Tibetan travel agency, based in Lhasa Tibet. provides authentic experience

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8 Days Lhasa to North Everest Base Camp Tour

The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp will take you from the modern Tibetan capital of Lhasa to pristine high altitude lakes, rivers, glaciers, farming valleys and through the Himalaya’s to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of nearly 5200 meters/17,000 feet. In the Buddhist holy city of Lhasa, you will rub shoulders with pilgrims while going through the Jokhang, the most famous temple in the Himalaya. Plenty more great things to com ahead in tour


Arrival day

Arrive in Lhasa. When you arrive in Lhasa, you will be met by your guide and transported to your hotel. You can spend the afternoon wandering around the Barkhor, Tibet’s ancient market area that surrounds Jokhang Temple. Each day thousands of Buddhist pilgrims make their way to this sacred temple.

Gyang gyan Hotel in Lhasa

Lhasa Sightseeing

In the Morning, You will explore the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalaya’s. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings. In the afternoon, you will go to the 600-year-old Sera, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3 pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates, which are fun to photograph. Read more

Gang Gyan Hotel in Lhasa

Lhasa Sightseeing

You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the successive Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. After lunch, you will go to Ramoche Temple, another of historic Temple in Lhasa. Read more

Gang Gyan Hotel in Lhasa

Lhasa to Shigaste 360 KM

After breakfast, you will hit the road and begin the next part of your Tibet adventure. From Lhasa, you will drive along the scenic Kyi Chu River Valley and then ascend to the top of the 4794 meter Kamba La Pass, which has a breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake and 7191 meters Mt. Nojin Kangtsang. You will then descend and drive along the lakeshore before making your way back up to the Karo La, a beautiful glacier that comes down almost to the roadside. From there you will explore the pleasant small town of Gyantse before arriving at Shigatse, Tibet’s second-largest city. Read more

TashiChoten Hotet, Shigaste

Shigatse to Everest Basecamp, 5200m

In Shigatse, you will visit the huge monastery of Tashi Lhunpo. The excellent pilgrimage route around the monastery takes about an hour and has fantastic views. The next destination is the small town of Shelkar, located in the Everest Region. Along the way to Shelkar, you will see more farming villages and beautiful landscapes. You will cross over the 5248 meter Gyatso La Pass, which has great views of the Himalaya Mountains. After Shelkar, you will begin driving up the 5100-meter Geu La Pass. On clear days, this pass offers a stunning panoramic view of the Himalaya’s. You can see four 8000 meter peaks from this pass including Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest. You will continue on to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters. Rongphu has an unbelievable view of Everest! From Rongphu, you will then go to Everest Base Camp to stay the night while gazing out to the world’s highest peak. Read more

Tent Hostel at the Basecamp

Return Journey to Shigatse

After watching the sun rise on Mt. Everest, you will begin the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop at some farming villages as well as the small farming town of Lhatse. You will arrive in Shigatse with enough time to explore the main market street there or to hike the pilgrimage path at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery again. Read more

Tashi Chodar

Shigatse to Lhasa

Your last full day in Tibet will take you back to Lhasa along the beautiful Yarlung River Valley. You will arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon with time to explore Barkhor Square, rub shoulders with Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims and walk around the mighty Potala Palace one last time.

GangGyan Hotel in Lhasa

Departure from Lhasa

You will be transferred to the airport or train station to depart Tibet for your next destination. All of our travel routes are built with altitude acclimatization in mind to reduce the risks of altitude-related illness.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 4
Location Shigaste
Day 5
Location Everest Basecamp
Hotel Everest tent Hostel
Day 6
Location Shigaste
Hotel Tashi Chodar
Day 7
Location Lhasa


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • As you may know, in order to visit Tibet, you will need a special permit in addition to the standard Chinese visa.
  • While you will have to arrange yourself for the latter, we will take care of the Tibet Travel Permit for you since it is only issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa and can only be obtained through us, as your host travel agency. You will need to send us a copy of your travel documents 20-30 days in advance. 
  • Depending on your entry point, the procedure varies:
  • -If you are coming in from Mainland China
  • You will have to send us a clear scanned copy of your passport and Chinese visa. If you do not hold a tourist visa, please let us know and we will provide you with specific additional information. 
  • * If you are entering Tibet by air, you will need to have the original permit in hand to be allowed to board the flight to Lhasa. The permit will be sent to any address in China you specify (e.g., hotel or friend's house). If you are on a direct flight to Tib


6 Reviews

Lora R, United States

Top Notch Tour Agency With Fantastic Guide/Driver My husband and I were beyond pleased with our 10-day tour of Tibet with iTibet Travel. Tenzin is an excellent communicator who crafted a perfect itinerary for our group of three. Tenzin was genuine, helpful, trustworthy, honest, and took all of our unique needs and interests into account. Our trip was well planned and went off without a hitch! Traveling in Tibet is an adventure but Tenzin, along with our fantastic guide Tsetan, and our driver, Passong, made it an exceptional trip. I can't say enough about Tsetan, a smart, warm and charming lady who taught us so much about Tibet. You will warm to her immediately and leave Tibet with a dear friend (plus she takes GREAT photos and shares them!). Her expert judgement and Passong's flexibility got us to Everest in awesome, clear weather (a group before us was unable to see the great peak due to cloudy weather and we were looking at similar circumstances). She and Tenzin rearranged our tour and accommodations so we could have a splendid, perfect time seeing Mt. Everest, the essential part of our overland trip. Tsetan and Passong were fun, accommodating and the perfect travel companions (not to mention they understand the importance of good car snacks). I often get car sick, but not on this trip! Passong is a safe, conscientious driver who would stop and let us enjoy different viewpoints and stops; and believe you me, those roads up and down the mountain passes are dizzying! Our group of three was very comfortable on the road with these great people. I experienced altitude sickness overnight at the Rongpu Guest House. Thankfully, iTibet Travel keeps oxygen and first aid kits in their vans; Tsetan made sure I was quickly on the mend. I strongly recommend iTibet Travel for an overland tour of Tibet. Experiencing Tibetan culture, Buddhist monasteries and temples, and completing the overland journey to Mt. Everest was an unbelievable experience thanks to Tenzin, Tsetan, and Passong. They delivered an authentic and extraordinary tour for a VERY reasonable price. You get the true, local perspective and exceptional quality with iTibet. Read more

Douglas B, United Kingdom

A fascinating trip with local people Tenzin was my wonderful tour guide. I put him through his paces with my requests and occasional, demands, of what I wanted from the trip. Every time he replied promptly and I felt very assured and in a safe pair of hands. Once I got to Tibet, you'd imagine there would be stumbling blocks because of the situation with China, however Tenzin's steady hand got us through the journey without a hitch. The itinerary itself is very well organised, you get to see quite a lot of Tibet. The weather and the sights are so wonderful and the Tibetan people are very friendly, endearing hosts. To think of a highlight would be difficult; but the hotels were lovely, the locations stunning, the driver and tour guide excellent and it was tied together nicely At one point out van broke down because of some obstacle in the road but they were prepared and able to fix it. Highly recommended: local Tibetan company with very competitive pricing. Read more

Reagan, Australia

Tenzin was amazing and ensured all of our needs, queries and questions were answered. The Tibetan people are incredible and you have to support a Tibetan owned and operated tour operator!!!! I would highly recommend booking a tour through Tenzin! Visiting Tibet was so inspiring they have such a beautiful culture, stunning scenery and amazing hospitality! You will only understand the true beauty of this country if you visit it and the best way to do that is through Tenzin and I Tibet travel!!!! Do it now and I guarantee you won't regret it! Thanks again for everything. Read more


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