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Khangyul Tibet Highland Tour

Tibet Highland tours is one of the oldest surviving local travel agency in Tibet.

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9 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

The overland route connecting Lhasa, Tibet with Everest’s North Face Base Camp is one of the most beautiful and amazing land routes in Asia. Covering a distance of over 800 km / 500 miles, this journey will take us from the Tibetan capital of Lhasa to pristine high altitude lakes, rivers, glaciers, farming valleys and through the Himalaya’s to Everest Base Camp. At Everest Base Camp, we will get up close and personal with the world’s highest peak.

DAY 1

Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa, Tibet via plane or train. Upon arrival in Lhasa (3700m) you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver and we will bring you to your hotel. Overnight in Lhasa at Gangyan hotel.

Lhasa
DAY 2

Lhasa tour with local guide

In Lhasa (3700m) we explore the Jokhang Temple, the central monastery in Tibet, and the surrounding Bhakor Street, the bustling Lhasa market. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery to watch the monks debate in centuries-old manner. Overnight in Lhasa at Gangyan hotel .

Lhasa, Potala, Jokhang
DAY 3

Lhasa tour with local guide

In Lhasa (3700m) we tour the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama, and Norbulinka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. Overnight in Lhasa at Gangyan hotel.

Lhasa
DAY 4

Lhasa -Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse

On this day we drive approximately 290km, first stopping along the banks of Yamdrok-Tso, the sparkling turquoise lake, for photos. After, on the way to Gyantse we cross Kampa-la (5050 m) and Karo-la Pass (5045 m) to view the Mount Nojin Kangtsen Glacier falling down near the road. Upon arriving in Gyantse (3950m), we visit the seven-story tall Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the Gyantse Dzong (fort) overlooking Gyangste, famous for the British military siege led by Colonel Younghusband in 1903. Overnight in Gyangtse at 3 star Yeti Hotel. Read more

Gyantse
DAY 5

Gyantse - Shigatse - Pelber (New Tingri)

After breakfast we drive 90km from Gyangtse to Shigatse (3900m). In Shigatse we visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, to see the future Buddha’s golden shrine. The Tashilhunpo Monastery is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the 2nd highest in the Tibetan Buddhist religious hierarchy. We also visit Shigatse Market and view the panorama of Shigatse Dzong (fort), with its architecture reminiscent of the Potala Palace. We leave Shigatse in the afternoon and drive to Shegar across Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m), with good weather you can see your first views of Mt. Everest. In the evening we arrive at Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m). Overnight in Pelber at 2 star Snowland hotel. Read more

Pelber
DAY 6

Pelber - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp

On the scenic drive from Pelber to Everest Base Camp, we will cross the Gau-la Pass (5200m) and see 4 mountains above 8,000 meters, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho-oyo (8201m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). We then arrive at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, 4km from Everest Basecamp. The 100km drive takes approximately 4 hours due to unpaved roads, You can take time around evest and if interested you can also do one hour trek from Tent base camp to Everest base camp. After spending enough time up there then drive down to Sheger or pelber and overnight in Pelber snowland hotel. Read more

Everest Base Camp, Shigatse,
DAY 7

Pelber - Shigatse

We wake up in the early morning to see the stunning sunrise over Mt. Everest, the highest peak on earth at 8,848m (29,029 ft). We take the Ecobus and take pictures in front of its imposing face. We then drive 340km to Shigatse (3900m) and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau. Overnight in Shigatse at 3 star Gesar hotel. Read more

Shigatse
DAY 8

Shigatse - Lhasa

After breakfast we depart Shigatse and drive 280km all the way back to Lhasa along the Northern Route and the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Overnight in Lhasa at Shambala Palace hotel.

Lhasa
DAY 9

Depart from Lhasa

Transfer to Lhasa train station or Lhasa airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Hotel Gangyan Hotel
Day 4
Location Gyantse
Hotel Yeti Hotel
Day 5
Location Pelber
Hotel Snowland Hotel
Day 7
Location Shigatse
Hotel Gesar Hotel
Day 8
Location Lhasa
Hotel Shambala Palace Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All the required Tibet permit
  • Tibetan English speaking Tour Guide
  • Price for the car transportation inside Lhasa and outside Lhasa (Vehicle)
  • Administrative fee
  • Tour Driver and Tour Guide meals
  • Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
  • Accommodation listed above
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fee for the places listed in the Itinerary
  • 2 boxes of water in car plus oxygen tank in car for the tour.

Package excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses of clients (flight ticket or train ticket etc.)

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Angela, United States

One of the best tours I have so far! My friend, my sister, and I joined the Tibet Highland 6 days 5 nights tour starting on June 29, 2017. As non-Chinese citizens, we were required to have a permit to enter Lhasa. The tour company provided very professional service that made the process super easy. We really enjoyed the tour – the agenda was very well planned, the hotel was located in the heart of old town Lhasa, and our tour guide DamDul was the best!!! Read more

Emily, Korea, Republic of

An unforgettable trip! My husband and I traveled to Lhasa for 5 days with Tibet Highland Tours. Prior to arriving in Lhasa, Passang was very helpful over email. He suggested a wonderful itinerary for our short time in Tibet. Once we arrived our guide Tenzin was extremely helpful. We found our guide to be kind, welcoming and very knowledgeable about Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Both Passang and Tenzin's English was of a very high standard. For us the highlight was the beautiful Potala Palace and watching monks debate scripture. I wish we could have stayed longer and seen more Tibet. I emailed a number of tour companies prior to going with this one and they were much more expensive for the same itinerary. I would recommend this company and if I returned to Tibet I would use Tibet Highland Tours again. Read more

Evan, Australia

We joined 10 Days Lhasa-Everest Base Camp- Namtso lake with Tibet Highland Tours and it was excellent. It's always my dad's dream to go to Tibet and finally his dream came true, in such an incredible way. I am glad that chose Tibet Highland Tours, their well designed itinerary and brilliant service left us the memory for life. They are a lovely team with group of beautiful people. Passang has been my consultant from the start and he is very patient and prompt with every of my question. He has tried to give me as much detail as I need. Tibet is a special place with a totally different culture and all different rules, I asked many questions before hitting on the road to ensure a stress-free trip like many of the Tibet first timers. Passang was polite and patient with all my concerns. But I would not have worried so much if I knew this was such a great and experienced agent. Lobsang was our tour guide and he is a young man that ready for his clients at all times. He is a little shy, but it doesn't mean that he is not a good guide interpreter. We were all benefited from his knowledge, especially when there were many aggressive souvenir sellers along the way and Lobsang gave us all the tips needed for an enjoyable time. Nice breakfast provided every morning, comfortable accommodation with 4 stars at the majority, experienced driver Zhaxidawa gave us a very safe journey, all these are indispensable parts to make an unforgettable experience, along with the amazing and second to none scenery of Tibet! The only thing was when we were being transferred to the airport. We were supposed to be sent directly to the airport by the tour organiser but got sent to a bus station instead, they asked us to take the airport bus ourselves at their expenses. They put us in a taxi and prepaid for us in the end but we got held by the taxi driver as he tried to get more passengers on the road to go together before he wanted to leave. Our tour organiser had to pay some additional fare to the driver to get us on the road eventually. It wasn't the biggest drama, and the tour organiser has been responsible that they stayed at the station until saw us leaving with the taxi. But we got stressed as we needed to catch the flight and the taxi driver was not a friendly looking guy, we were just hoping that in good hands and get to the airport on time with no other issues on the way. This could have been a smoother ending if the tour organiser arranged in a better way. Overall, Tibet Highland Tours is highly recommended to anyone who wants to see Tibet with a tour, for their itinerary, experience, no forced shopping at all, small group are all the reasons that you want to choose them. Read more

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