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Tibet Exploration with Everest Base Camp

8-Day Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, Lhasa

Code:TB04
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$1806based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Tibet Exploration with Everest Base Camp

This 8-day Lhasa and Shigatse odyssey tour brings you an in-depth exploration of the holy Tibet that combines the authentic culture, religion and awe-inspiring nature. You are offered a chance to stand on the world's rooftop to embrace wonders like Potala Palace and admire the Mt. Everest, get lost in the serene Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glaciers, as well as visit the sacred monasteries to bathe in the nourishment of Tibetan Buddhism.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Wonder at the splendid Potala Palace perched on the world's rooftop.
  • Delve into Tibetan Buddhism by visiting various brilliant Tibetan monasteries.
  • Capture a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest at the EBC.
  • Get captivated by the natural stunner of the fascinating Yamdrok Lake.
  • Follow the bustling Barkhor Street circuit and watch the interesting monk debating.
  • Explore the Tibetan architecture art at Norbulingka and the New Palace of Panchen Lama.

Tibet Exploration with Everest Base Camp

8-Day Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, Lhasa

Code:TB04
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1806
Tour Highlights
  • Wonder at the splendid Potala Palace perched on the world's rooftop.
  • Delve into Tibetan Buddhism by visiting various brilliant Tibetan monasteries.
  • Capture a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest at the EBC.
  • Get captivated by the natural stunner of the fascinating Yamdrok Lake.
  • Follow the bustling Barkhor Street circuit and watch the interesting monk debating.
  • Explore the Tibetan architecture art at Norbulingka and the New Palace of Panchen Lama.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa
Airport pick-up, and private vehicle transfer to your hotel.
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Hello Lhasa! Upon your arrival at the Gonggar Airport, your tour guide and driver will meet you and then chauffeur you to your comfy hotel. The rest of the day is your free time to recover from the jet-lag and get acclimatized to the altitude. If you feel good and would like to go for a walk or check out places nearby, your guide would be glad to offer you some recommendations for dining and shopping. Please do not have a shower during the first two days to avoid getting a cold.

Day 2
Lhasa
Stand in awe of the Potala Palace and delve into the Jokhang monastery. Stroll around the Barkhor Street.
Breakfast

Your wonderful Tibet tour unveils from the iconic Potala Palace perched on the Marpo Ri hill. As the most well-known attraction in Tibet, Potala is not only the religious and political center, but also the seat of Dalai Lamas as well as a major pilgrimage destination. Dive into the palace to admire its immense architecture and unique religious ambience and discover the countless ancient artifacts on display.

Afterwards, pay a visit to the Jokhang Monastery, one of the most significant religious sites in Tibet. The monastery is famous for the Shakyamuni Buddha statues brought back by King Songtsen Gampo's Nepalese and Chinese wives. At the entrance of the monastery, you could see a flow of pilgrims prostrating to pray to the Buddha.

After the sightseeing, walk with the pilgrims at the Bakhor Street that surrounds the Jokhang Temple, while acquire insights into the residence of Tibetan noble families and bustling markets on the street.


Day 3
Lhasa
Wonder at the Norbulingka. Drop by the sacred Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast

Follow your guide to visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama, which is the largest artificial garden in Tibet. Different from most monasteries in Lhasa, Norbulingka is blessed with elegant Tibetan-styled architectures surrounded by green plants, flowers and a small emerald Lake. As a popular public park, you may come across a lot of locals gathering in Norbulingka for picnics and leisure dancing.

Then move to another important religious site of Tibet, the Drepung Monastery. Once the residence of the Dalai Lamas before the construction of Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery covers a large area, and you may choose some outstanding sights to sight-see, such as the grand Main Assembly Hall and Ganden Palace.

At the end, make your way to the Sera Monastery which is highlighted by the monk debate session in the courtyard. It is an extraordinary spectacle to see hundreds of red-robed monks sitting on the ground in groups and debating on Buddhist philosophy with exaggerated poses. 

Day 4
Lhasa to Shigatse
Be amazed at the serene Yamdrok Lake and lofty Karola Glacier. Visit the Palkor Monastery, and linger around the Gyantse Old Street.
Breakfast
Luxury: QoMoLangZong Hotel Superior: Tashi Choeta Hotel

In the morning, embark on a ride to the serene Yamdrok-Tso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. When the private vehicle drives by the Gampala Pass, you could have an amazing glimpse of the lake surrounded by mountains of meadow, which looks like a huge scorpion. Your driver will make a stop for you to shoot spectacular views of the sapphire Yamdrok Lake. Then a 30-minute drive down the road along the lake will take you to the foot of the Karola Glacier, where you could see the soaring tail of the glacier tongue and get humbled by its majesty.

Afterwards, hit the road for a ride to the Palkor Monastery that is blessed with the co-existence of three sects of Tibetan Buddhism, including Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa. Another highlight of the monastery is the stupas with exquisite murals and countless Buddha images that are worthy of your savoring.

Then take a leisure pace around the Gyantse Old Street to check out the time-honored folk residence in traditional Tibetan style, and head for Shigatse for your accommodation tonight.

Day 5
Shigatse to Shegar
Discover the Tashi lhunpo Monastery, New Palace of Panchen Lama
Breakfast
Luxury: Tingri Bebar Hotel Superior: Tingri Bebar Hotel

Start your adventure of Shigatse from the time-honored Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas who enjoy the second highest ranking in Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1447, it is one of the oldest and largest Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet, where you could trace its far-reaching history from the aged white-stone stupas.

Then drop by the New Palace of Panchen Lama which was served as the summer residence. With perfect combination of tradition and modernity, the palace would captivate your eyesight by the serenity and relaxing ambience. Drive to Shegar and stay overnight there.


Day 6
Shegar to Rongbuk, return to Shigatse
Trek around the Everest Base Camp and tour the Rongbuk Monastery. Private vehicle transfer back to Shigatse.
Breakfast
Luxury: QoMoLangZong Hotel Superior: Tashi Choeta Hotel

In the morning, take a land ride to the Everest Base Camp, one of the most popular trekking destinations in Tibet, where you could gaze on the majestic north side of the world's highest peak. Clustered with tents and jeep cars, you could encounter a lot of mountaineering lovers who are going to conquer the Qomolangma.

Afterwards, proceed to the nearby Rongbuk Monastery with highest altitude in Tibet. Nestled at the foot of Rongbuk Glacier, it is the best place to shoot photos of the Mt. Qomolangma. Another highlight of the monastery is the mixed residence of Buddhist monks and nuns.

After the trekking, you will be escorted back to Shigatse for an overnight stay at a comfortable hotel.

Day 7
Shigatse to Lhasa
Private vehicle transfer from Shigatse to Lhasa, and free exploration during the rest of the day.
Breakfast
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

In the morning, our guide and driver will transfer you back to Lhasa, whilst you could revel in the picturesque sceneries along the way. After arrival, you could either have a good rest in the hotel or get refreshed by taking a walk to places nearby on your own. The Barkhor Street is usually both the first and last stop of a Tibet tour, and you could make your way there to shop some souvenirs home, or just sit in a bar to get in touch with local people. 

Day 8
Departure from Lhasa
Airport-hotel transfer. Wish you a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Your wonderful Tibetan discovery ends and it’s time for you to say goodbye to the holy land. After breakfast, you will be escorted to Lhasa Airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice journey home!

Accommodations
LhasaShigatseShegarShigatseLhasa
Lhasa
Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.
Superior

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.
Shigatse
Luxury

QoMoLangZong Hotel

The intersection of Shanghai Road and Zhufeng Road, Shigatse, Shigatse
Local best with prime location in the city center within walking distance to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
Superior

Tashi Choeta Hotel

No.2 Xueqiang Road, Shigatse
Tibetan style hotel with great view and excellent service featuring local cultures.
Shegar
Luxury

Tingri Bebar Hotel

No. 1, Baiba Town, Tingri
Well located with easy access to EBC and hospitable staff.
Superior

Tingri Bebar Hotel

No. 1, Baiba Town, Tingri
Well located with easy access to EBC and hospitable staff.
Shigatse
Luxury

QoMoLangZong Hotel

The intersection of Shanghai Road and Zhufeng Road, Shigatse, Shigatse
Local best with prime location in the city center within walking distance to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
Superior

Tashi Choeta Hotel

No.2 Xueqiang Road, Shigatse
Tibetan style hotel with great view and excellent service featuring local cultures.
Lhasa
Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.
Superior

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.
Luxury
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Lhasa

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.

Shigatse

QoMoLangZong Hotel

The intersection of Shanghai Road and Zhufeng Road, Shigatse, Shigatse
Local best with prime location in the city center within walking distance to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Shegar

Tingri Bebar Hotel

No. 1, Baiba Town, Tingri
Well located with easy access to EBC and hospitable staff.

Shigatse

QoMoLangZong Hotel

The intersection of Shanghai Road and Zhufeng Road, Shigatse, Shigatse
Local best with prime location in the city center within walking distance to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Lhasa

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.
Superior
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Lhasa

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.

Shigatse

Tashi Choeta Hotel

No.2 Xueqiang Road, Shigatse
Tibetan style hotel with great view and excellent service featuring local cultures.

Shegar

Tingri Bebar Hotel

No. 1, Baiba Town, Tingri
Well located with easy access to EBC and hospitable staff.

Shigatse

Tashi Choeta Hotel

No.2 Xueqiang Road, Shigatse
Tibetan style hotel with great view and excellent service featuring local cultures.

Lhasa

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$1894 US$2397
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$1806 US$1982
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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