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8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour

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USD 880 p.p

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4-12 pax

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  • All administrative fees
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • 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:

If you are a solo traveller, you will need to share a room with another tourist; for the option to have a room to yourself you will be required to pay the single room supplement.

Summary

Day 1 – Lhasa Tour: old town, barkhor square

Day 2 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery

Day 3 – Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Ramoche Temple

Day 4 – Lhasa -> Yamdrok Lake -> Gyantse – Shigatse

Day 5 – Shigatse -> Shelkar -> Everest Base Camp

Day 6 – Everest Base Camp -> Tingri

Day 7 – Tingri -> Gyirong

Day 8 – Gyirong -> Nepal Border (Kathmandu)

Pricing

April – June: 880USD P/P

July – Sept: 900USD P/P

Oct – Feb: 880USD P/P

Single supplementary fee: 100USD

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by flight or train.

Welcome to Lhasa, Tibet! This is day 1 of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour.

Once you arrive in Lhasa, our local guide will meet you at the airport or train station. We will then escort you in our vehicle to the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Day 1_Barkhor Square

Credit: @toffeehazelnut

 

Day 2: Lhasa attractions: The Jokhang, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street.

Rise and shine to the 2nd day of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour.

After breakfast, you will visit The Jokhang, one of the most sacred Buddhist Temples in the Himalaya.

After lunch, you will make a stopover at Sera Monastery, one of the 3 Great Gelug University Monasteries in Tibet. You cannot miss the debating and bantering monks that have become a ritual and an highlight at Sera Monastery.

In the evening, you can take a stroll in Lhasa Old Town or Barkhor Street to buy some souvenirs or just simply soak in the atmosphere.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group TourDay 2_Jokhang Temple

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Day 3: Lhasa city tour: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery.

Get ready for more world-famous attractions in Lhasa on the third day of this 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour.

You will start the day by visiting the great Potala Palace. This UNESCO Site has 13 stories with more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues.

After lunch, you will explore the 15th-century Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet’s 3 main Gelugpa monasteries (the other 2 are Sera Monastery & Ganden Monastery).

In the late afternoon and evening, you can immerse yourself in Lhasa Old Town and Barkhor Square to do some souvenir shopping or just relax.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Day 3_Potala Palace2

Credit: @diannaliu

 

 

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse (350km, 7-hour drive)

Day 4 of your 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour will be the start of your Tibet adventure.

You will leave Lhasa in the early morning and drive through along the picturesque Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. The turquoise Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest and most revered lakes in Tibet.

From high up the Kamba La Pass, you’ll get a memorable view of this vast lake with the majestic snow-capped mountains in the background. You will continue the drive along the lake shore to Nagarzê. This will be your lunch stop for the day.

After lunch, you will begin the ascend to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an close-up view of Mt. Nojin Kangsang and the glaciers coming off of it.

We will continue our journey Gyantse town where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa and the Pelkor Chode Monastery (Palcho Monastery).

Our next stop will be Shigatse (3840m). We will stay overnight at the 4-star Gesar hotel.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: @my_dream_travels

 

 

Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Everest Base Camp (350km, 7-hour drive)

Day five of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour will be the highlight of your Tibet vacation!

Today you will travel from Shigatse to Tibet’s North Face Everest Base Camp! Along the way, you will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages. You will
cross over the Gyatso La Pass (5248m) which
offers a sweeping view of the rolling Himalaya Mountains.

You will continue to the Everest Region crossing over another scenic pass, the Geu La Pass. From here, you can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest.

Shortly after, you will reach Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world (5000m elevation)! The iconic view of Everest peak from here will be the highlight of your Tibet trip!

You will then continue on to the Tent Hotels (Guesthouse), which operate from April to October. The Tent Hotels are the closest that travelers can stay to Mt. Everest and are located 2 kilometers from the base camp. If you are traveling outside of this time frame, you will be staying at the Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse.

From the Tent Hotels (5050m), you can take a bus for the remaining 2 kilometers to base camp. Alternatively, you can also hike this last short distance.

Overnight in Tent Hotels (Guesthouse).

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group To Day 5_Rongbuk Monastery

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Day 6: Everest—Old Tingri town

Be in awe of a wonderful sunrise over Mt. Everest on the sixth day of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour.

After watching the sunrise on Mt. Everest, you will make the journey to old Tingri town. Although Tingri is a small and ragged town, it’s considered one of the best stopovers to see Everest, Cho Oyu and Lhotse peaks.

Overnight in a guest house.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Day 6_Tingri

Credit: @grant.dobson

 

Day 7: Old—Kyirong border (270km, 8-hour drive)

The 7th day of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour will be on a trip to Gyirong.

After watching the sunrise over Mt. Everest from the guest house, you will make the journey to Gyirong Border.

On the way to Gyirong, you will have opportunity to witness the famous Mount Shishapangma (14th highest mountain in the world at 8000m). Another reward for your Tibet journey so far will be the gorgeous Lake Paiku.

Spend the night in 2-star hotel at the border.

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour Day 7_Gyirong

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Day 8: Depart Kathmandu

Nothing lasts forever, and so does our journey together. This is the last day of our 8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour.

In the morning, you will cross the Tibetan portion of border and guide will help you in checking out through border custom. Find a vehicle to drive you to Kathmandu.

See you again!

For an 8-day Everest Base Camp tour that ends in back in Lhasa, book our 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Otherwise, if you’re looking for an identical but private version of this tour, check out this 8-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu Private Tour

8 Days Lhasa to EBC, Tingri, Gyirong and Kathmandu Group Tour

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