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10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour

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10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet and Everest
  • 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.
Accommodations: In Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will be staying in comfortable and pleasant boutique or 3 Star Tibetan-owned hotels. Hotels in other areas of Tibet will be the best available. At Everest Base Camp, accommodation will be either simple tent hotels or a simple guesthouse with no showers and only shared bathrooms. At Nam Tso Lake, hotels are limited to basic guesthouses that have no showers and only shared bathrooms All hotels, except for those in the Everest and Nam Tso regions, should have internet access. Hotel upgrades available in Lhasa upon request.
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. Though you will be doing a lot of walking each day, no trekking is required. Most of this tour will take place in mountainous terrain between 3600 meters and 5200 meters (11,800 feet to 17,000 feet) above sea level. You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa for altitude acclimatization before going above 3600 meters. Ascent will be slow and gradual along the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp.
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 – Arrive in Lhasa. Barkhor Square, Old Town

Day 2 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery

Day 3 – Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

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

Day 5 – Shigatse -> Shelkar

Day 6 – Shelkar -> Everest Base Camp

Day 7 – Everest Base Camp -> shigatse

Day 8 – Shigatse -> Damxung -> Namtso Lake

Day 9 – Namtso Lake -> Lhasa

Day 10 – Depart from Lhasa

Pricing

The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Nam Tso Lake can be done from April thru October each year. This itinerary can be modified or customized to your preference. We can arrange this journey for groups of 2 to 12 travelers. Price is discounted for groups of 4 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 3700

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3600m elevation)

As you arrive in our beautiful Lhasa, Tibet, our professional is already waiting for you at the airport / train station. We will handle your luggage and transport you to the hotel to check in.

Spend the rest of the day to explore Lhasa city on your own. You can take a walk in the main Barkhor Square as well as its surrounding areas. Go for some local cuisine, do some souvenir shopping and just relax!

Go easy on your body and let it acclimatize to Lhasa’s elevation and weather.

Overnight in Lhasa.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 1_Barkhor Square

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Day 2: One-day Lhasa guided tour.

We will start our day by visiting one of the most important Buddhist temples in the Himalayas, Jokhang Temple.

Next, you will visit Sera Monastery, one of the largest in Tibet and it’s over 600 years old. Watch Buddhist monks participate in engaging debates on Buddhist philosophies and teachings in the monastery compound.

Overnight in Lhasa.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 2_Sera Monastery

Credit: @gabrielakdonamore

 

Day 3: One-day Lhasa city tour

We will start the day with the most prominent and significant landmark in Tibet, the Potala Palace. For hundreds of years, Potala Palace was the winter home of the Dalai Lamas.

After lunch, we will stop by Drepung Monastery. Walking the pilgrimage path around Drepung Monastery will reward you with an unmatched view of Lhasa city and its surrounding.

Overnight in Lhasa.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: @ashleywinglam

 

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse – Shigatse (Distance: 360km, Elevation: 3980m)

Right after breakfast, we will leave Lhasa and go on the road for our great Tibet expedition!

We will drive along Kyi Chu River Valley and ascend the 4794-meter Kamba La Pass. From the top of the Pass, you will get an Instagram-worthy picture of the Yamdrok Lake and the 7000m Mt. Nojin Kangsang.

Later, we will descend and make our way to Karo La Pass.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Gyantse town. You will begin by exploring Palcho Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa, the largest Buddhist pagoda in Tibet.

Go for a short hike to the top of the wall and get an unblocked high-level view of the monastery, town and the Himalayan mountains.

Afterwards, take a short drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. En route to Shigatse, we will stop at one local farming village to understand the traditional Tibetan farming culture.

Upon reaching Shigatse, we will first visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. You must walk the pilgrimage route around the monastery. The views will leave you speechless!

Overnight in Shigatse.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: @marta_bessa

 

 

Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Farming Villages—Shelkar (Distance: 240km, Elevation: 4315m)

On this day five of your 10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour, we will make our way from Shigatse to Shelkar.

En route to Shelkar, you will see more farming villages and out-of-this-world Tibetan landscapes. As you cross over the 5248-meter Gyatso La Pass, you will be treated to the grand views of Himalayan mountains.

You’ll arrive in Shelkar in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Shelkar (Shekar).

 

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 4_Gyatso la pass

Credit: @rkcmanuel

 

 

Day 6: Shelkar—Rongbuk Monastery—Everest Base Camp (Distance: 120km, Elevation: 5150m)

In the morning, we will drive up the 5050-meter Pang La Pass. From this Pass, you will see a panoramic view of the four 8000m Himalayan Peaks: Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest.

Our next stop will be Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world (5000 meters).

From Rongbuk Monastery, you will then go to Everest Base Camp.

The night stars and Mount Everest will tuck you in for the night.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 6_Rongbuk Monastery2

Credit: @lulu.jump

 

Day 7: Everest—Farming Villages—Shigatse (Distance: 350km, Elevation: 3840m)

After watching the world-famous sun rise of Mt. Everest, you will begin the journey back to Shigatse.

On your way back, you will drop by some farming villages as well as the small farming town of Lhatse.

You will reach Shigatse with enough time to explore the main market street or hike the pilgrimage path at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery again.

Overnight in Shigatse.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 7_Everest base camp

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Day 8: Shigatse—Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains—Damshung (Distance: 325km, Elevation: 4285m)

On day eight of your 10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour,  you will see another Tibet’s highlight, Namtso Lake (Lake Nam).

From Shigatse, you will proceed towards the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains.

In the late afternoon/early evening, you will arrive in Damshung (Damxung) town. Next, we will take a short drive to Namtso Lake, one of the largest and most beautiful in Tibet.

You can spend the rest of the day either hiking the 3.5km route to Tashi Do Monastery or simply enjoying the hypnotic views of Namtso Lake and Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains.

You will spend the night at a basic guesthouse near the lake.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 8_Nyenchen Tanglha

Credit: @matthewrothbardian

 

Day 9: Nam Tso Lake—Lhasa (Distance: 235 kilometer, Elevation: 3600 meters)

You will spend your last full day in Tibet travelling from Namtso Lake back to Lhasa.

As you reach Lhasa, you will have sufficient time for some last-minute shopping and relaxing at the city square.

Overnight in Lhasa.

10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour. Day 9_Namtso Lake

Credit: @woomooitiang

 

Day 10: Depart from Tibet

We’ve come to the end of our 10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour.

Today, we will transfer you to Lhasa Airport or Lhasa Train Station for your next destination.

Thank you and see you soon!

Our group tour version of this itinerary is this 10 Days Lhasa to Tibet Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Group Tour

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