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8 Days Everest & Namtso Group Tour



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Leon Zhang


Tibet Local Travel Agency

  • Local time:11:19

8 Days Everest & Namtso Group Tour

This is a classic multi-day tour that provides the opportunity to visit Lhasa and Everest Base camp. The tour will get you acquainted by covering all main tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Tashi Lhunpho monastery.


Arrival in Lhasa

Your guide will pick you up at the airport/ train station and take you to the hotel.


Lhasa City (B,D)

The tour will firstly bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can kora with pilgrims and locals. Stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar. Read more


Lhasa City (B)

Today, you are going to visit Sera monastery and Drepung monastery, which are two of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, together with Tashilunpo Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar.


Lhasa-Shigatse (B)

We will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m), and will get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. The tour moves on to Gyantse where we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After driving 1.5 hours, you will arrive in Shigatse where we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Stay overnight in Tashi Choeta Hotel or similar. Read more


Everest Base Camp (B)

We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery, but on the way there, you will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. From that pass, you can view all of the five highest peaks in the world. Stay overnight in Guestroom. Read more

Rongbuk Monastery

EBC return to Shigatse

In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to the base camp 4km one way, or go to EBC by local bus. After that drive back to Tashi Choeta Hotel or similar. Read more


Shigatse to Lhasa (B)

We will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours. Stay overnight in Lhasa or leave for the airport. Stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar.


Lhasa - Namtso Lake (B)

After breakfast, take a drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads with yak and sheep grazing nearby. Namtso, the Heavenly lake, is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt-lake. Take a very relaxing trek around lakeside and theTashi Island. Overnight will be at Namtso Guestroom. Read more


Namtso Lake and Yampachen

After breakfast, enjoy the morning by the lake shore and trek along to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. After, take a drive to Dumxung to have lunch (at own expense). In the afternoon you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (optional) and both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with the hot spring's water. You will then head back to Lhasa, where you will stay at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

DAY 10

Day 10: Departure (B)

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 4
Location Shigatse
Day 5
Location Everest Base Camp
Hotel Guestroom
Day 6
Location Shigatse
Day 7
Location Lhasa
Day 8
Location Namtso Lake
Hotel Guestroom
Day 9
Location Lhasa


Package includes

  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
  • Entrance fees for all attractions listed in itinerary
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • Local Tibetan private guide
  • 7 nights of accommodation at a 4-star hotel or similar, 2 nights at guesthouse
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • First aid kit
  • Liability travel insurance

Package excludes

  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller
  • Chinese visa
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

More information

  • 1.You need a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. Your supplier will help you to apply for Tibet permit. Upon booking please send your passport information and Chinese Visa to the email address provided on your voucher.
  • 2.Please book at least 20 days in advance as the process to obtain a Tibet permit takes 7-14 business days. Any booking made after the time will not be confirmed.


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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