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8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour

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8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car
  • Travel agency liability insurance
  • First aid kit in the Car
  • All government taxes

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver and guide
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (On average a meal in Tibet cost USD 5 per person)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended)

Important Notes:

Travel Gear: Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the price for each morning you are in Tibet. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.

Eligibility: Participants must be in good health and be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages and monasteries.

Responsible Tourism: Tibet Highland tours is local-owned, and Tibetan staffed. All of our guides and drivers are local Tibetans who have been working in tourism for many years. It is a top priority for us to support as many Tibetan-owned businesses as possible. During this tour, all of the hotels you will be staying at in Tibet are locally-owned. The preservation of the culture of Tibet, as well as the protection of the environment of Tibet, are extremely important to us. In fact, when we are not out leading and arranging journeys across Tibet, we are working with local Tibetans in numerous eco-tourism and conservation projects.

Summary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa

Day 2 – Lhasa sightseeing & Birdwatching at Lhasa Wetlands

Day 3 – Lhasa sightseeing & Birdwatching at Kyichu River

Day 4 – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Karo La Glacier – Gyantse – Shigatse (350km, 7 hours)

Day 5 – Shigatse – Gyatso La Pass – Everest Base Camp (350km, 7 hours)

Day 6 – Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

Day 7 – Shigatse – Lhasa (270km, 7 hours)

Day 8 – Departure from Lhasa

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8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Welcome to Lhasa and the wonderful 8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour!

Our local tour guide and driver will meet you at Lhasa airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa’s old town.

Spend the remaining day exploring the Old Town of Lhasa and markets in Barkhor streets.

 

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing & Birdwatching at Lhasa Wetlands

After breakfast, we will watch the birds at the Lalu Wetlands National Nature Preserve. We’ll spend around 30 minutes to take pictures of the birds before continuing our Lhasa tour.

Our first attraction in Lhasa will be the Jokhang Temple. The Jokhang is the most famous and most respected Buddhist temple in Tibet.

After lunch, we will visit the 600-year old Sera Monastery. At Sera Monastery, you can watch the monks engaging in Buddhist philosophical debates.

Spend the free evening exploring Lhasa old town on your own.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 2_Birdwatching

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing & Birdwatching at Kyichu River

We’ll start the day by visiting Kyichu River to catch glimpses of the wonderful birds living around the river.

Next, we will resume our Lhasa sightseeing by first going to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace is without a doubt the most well-known attraction and landmark in Tibet.

After lunch, we will go to Ramoche Temple.

In the late afternoon and evening, you can discover Lhasa old town at your own leisure.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 3_Kyichu river

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 4 Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Karo La Glacier – Gyantse – Shigatse (350km, 7 hours)

Setting off in the early morning, we will drive through Yarlung River towards Yamdrok Lake. Upon reaching Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of Yamdrok Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Next, we will drive along the lake shore to Nankartse for lunch.

After lunch, we’ll continue our journey up the Karo La Glacier for a close-up view of Nojin Kangsang Peak.

Our stop is the lovely town of Gyantse where we will see the Pelkhor Chode Monastery.

Continue the journey to Shigatse and spend the night at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok lake

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 5 Shigatse – Gyatso La Pass – Everest Base Camp (350km, 7 hours)

Our objective on day five of our 8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour is to get from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp.

Along the way, we will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages. We will then cross over the 5248-meter Gyatso La Pass, which gives an extensive view of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains.

We’ll drive through another mountain pass, the Geu La Pass. From here, you can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest.

From the Geu La Pass, you will then go to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world at 5000 meters. The iconic view of Everest from here will be the highlight of your Tibet journey!

We will spend the night at the Tent Guesthouse.

From the Tent Hotels, you can take a separate bus for the remaining 2 kilometres to Everest Base Camp. Otherwise, you could hike this last 2km.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 5_Tea tent guest house

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 6 Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

After watching the sunrise over Mt. Everest, we will make the trip back to Shigatse. We will make brief stops again at Rongbuk Monastery and at the Geu La Pass for some final views of Mt. Everest.

Overnight in 4-Star Gesar Hotel in Shigatse.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 6_Everest Base Camp

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 7 Shigatse – Lhasa (270km, 7 hours)

Before heading back to Lhasa, we’ll first do some sightseeing in Shigatse. We’ll explore Tashilhunpo Monastery, the largest monastery in central Tibet.

We will then drive along the amazing Yarlung River back to Lhasa.

You will arrive in Lhasa in the late afternoon with enough time to walk the Old Town.

Overnight in the 4-Star Gang-gyan Hotel.

8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. Day 7_Tashilhunpo monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 8 Departure from Lhasa

Today, we will bid our goodbyes. This is the last day of our 8D7N Tibet Birdwatching and Everest Base Camp Private Tour. You will use our transfer service to Lhasa airport or train station for your next destination.

For a longer private tour, consider the 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour or 11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour.

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