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9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour

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9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa 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.
Accommodations: In Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will be staying in comfortable and pleasant locally-rated 3 or 4 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 without showers and with shared bathrooms. All hotels, except for those in the Everest Region, 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 – Shlekar -> Everest Base Camp

Day 7 – Everest Base Camp -> shigatse

Day 8 – Shigatse -> Lhasa

Day 9 – Depart from Lhasa

Pricing

The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp can be done anytime of the year, however, the months that offer the best views are from April through mid June and mid September through early December.
We can arrange this journey for groups between 2 and 12 people. Price is discounted for groups of 3 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 3300

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa, Tibet

Welcome to our beautiful land, Tibet! Our local Tibetan guide will warmly receive you at Lhasa airport and escort you to your hotel.

Today you will discover Lhasa city on your own. Stroll around the renowned Barkhor Square for some pictures, souvenir shopping and local delicacies.

Relax yourself and allow your body to acclimatize to the high elevation and weather in Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 1_Barkhor Square

Credit: @tikpui.wanderlust

 

 

Day 2: Lhasa Full-Day Tour

We will start the day by touring Jokhang Temple, one of the most scared Buddhist temples in the Himalayas.

As you make your way through the temple, your senses will experience the mesmerizing sound of chanting and distinctive smell of candle offerings.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit Sera Monastery. Over here, you can witness many monks participating in lively debates with each other in the monastery ground.

Overnight in Lhasa.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 2_Sera Monastery

Credit: @uinnisan

 

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Your first Lhasa attraction today is the majestic and magical Potala Palace. This is by far, the most popular and most visited attraction in the whole of Tibet.

After lunch, we will go to Drepung Monastery. We will have our first real taste of Tibet trekking as you hike the 1-hour path around the monastery.

Overnight in Lhasa.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: @engineeeer.travel

 

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

This day four of our 9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour, we will begin our real Tibet adventure!

After breakfast, we will leave Lhasa and depart for Gyantse town. We will drive along Kyi Chu River Valley and then ascend the 4794-meter Kamba La Pass. Be in awe of the breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake and 7191-meter Mt. Nojin Kangsang from the top of the pass.

Later, we will descend and drive along the lake before going up the Karo La Pass.

Once we arrive in Gyantse in the afternoon, we will proceed for Palcho Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Go for the short hike to the top of the old wall offers for an extensive view of the monastery and town below, as well as the snow-covered mountain peaks.

Continuing our drive to Shigatse, we will stop by some farming villages to experience real Tibetan culture.

Upon arriving in Shigatse, we will go to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Again, for the 1-hour pilgrimage route around the monastery for some great Tibetan nature views.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: @tibethighlandtours_tht

 

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

On day five of our 9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour, we will go from Shigatse to Shelkar town in the Everest region.

Along the way, you will see more farming villages and gorgeous Tibetan landscapes. As you cross the 5248-meter Gyatso La Pass, be amazed at the magnificent Himalayan mountains the present themselves before you.

You will reach Shelkar town in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Shelkar.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 5_Shelkar

Credit: @sergiusmd

 

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

Early in the morning, we will drive up the 5050-meter Pang La Pass. On cloud-free days, you can see the four 8000-meter peaks from this pass: Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest.

Later we will reach Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world (5000m).

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

Overnight in the camp gazing at the stars and the world’s highest peak.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 6_Rongbuk Monastery

Credit: @magic6398191

 

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

After the mesmerizing and memorable sunrise over Mount Everest, we will continue our journey.

On our way to Shigatse, we will stop by some farming villages and Lhatse town.

When we arrive in Shigatse, you will have enough time to wander the main market street or trek the path at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery again.

Overnight in Shigatse.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 7_Everest base camp sunrise

Credit: @sgescapes

 

Day 8: Shigatse—Yarlung River—Lhasa  (Distance: 260km, Elevation: 3600m)

On this 8th day of your 9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour, we will return to Lhasa by driving along the Yarlung River Valley. Enjoy some last natural scene of Tibet before leaving for your next destination tomorrow.

As you arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon, you can further explore the city on your own. This is your last chance for some more shopping and local delicacies.

Overnight in Lhasa.

9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. Day 8_Yarlung River

Credit: @marion0001

 

Day 9: Depart from Lhasa

This is the ninth and last day of your 9-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Private Tour. We will transfer you to the airport for your flight out of Tibet.

See you soon!

For a similar tour itinerary on group basis, check our 9 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Pelbar Group Tour

If you have an extra day to spare, go for this 10-Day Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Private Tour

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