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General

The popular 4 Days Everest Base Camp Group tour has an itinerary that covers many famous Tibetan attractions. As soon as we leave Lhasa, we will pass the holy Yamdrok Lake, and then enter the immediately vicinity of the great Karola Glacier. We then reach the second biggest Tibetan city Shigatse and visit important historical sites such as Tashilhunpo Monastery. We then stay near Mt. Everest and take in as many stunning views of the Himalayas as we can. We make all the way back to Lhasa to conclude this tour. This exciting and busy trip will leave you in complete awe of the best Tibetan cultural and natural heritage!

What you can expect

Day 1: Lhasa - Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse (354 km, 12 hours)
Today we will start the driving in the west direction to reach the 2nd largest city in Tibet, the Shigatse city. First we will drive along the wind mountain road to cross the Kampa-la pass (4797m) and then to Karo-la Pass (5050m), where Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7026m) Glacier lies beside the main road. In the middle, we will enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of the holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we will continue to drive to Gyantse town, where we will visit the best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside the Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong Cassle overlooking the valley. The one and half hour journey to northwest of Gyantse takes us to Shigatse city finally before dinner.Overnight: Gesar Hotel or similar if late booking

Day 2: (B) Shigatse - Mt. Everest Base Camp (211 mi/340 km, 9-11 hours)
Today we will head to Everest Base Camp. First, we will reach Shegar and visit Rongphu Monastery. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and from there you can see Mt. Everest like a pyramid. After that, we will drive to the campsite. And we may trek 4 km around one and half hours to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively you can take a local bus to get there (the bus fee RMB 25 per person is to be paid to the bus directly if you prefer to take bus). If weather permitting, the glorious sunset of Mt.Everest will be the highlight of the day. Overnight: Nomad Tents house or Rongbuk Monastery guest house (depends on the season and availability)

Day 3: Everest Base Camp - Shigatse (211 mi/340 km, 8-10 hours)
Wake up early to be ready for the Everest peak sunrise view! After breakfast on your own, we can trek or take the local bus to Everest B.C to have closer view to Mt. Everest peak, This may takes 2-3 hours for the whole sightseeing. And then around 10:30 am, we will leave the campsite to Shigatse. The actual time arrangement will be reconfirmed with tour guide and driver per the weather situation in the season. Overnight: Gesar Hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar category hotel if late booking (twin share room basis)

Day 4: (B) Shigatse - Lhasa (272 km, 7-9 hours)
We will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama, while the seat of Panchen Lama nowadays. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo. Also you can walk in the local Tibetan traditional market. After we finish the trip, we will drive back to Lhasa.Overnight: hotel by yourself

Available departures

At least 2 pax per booking is required. If you have more than 4 travelers wanting to join this Everest group tour, please inquire us for special offer.
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Service Details

Price includes
  • All Tibet Travel Permits (Covering your whole duration in Tibet)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by shared tour vehicle with driver
  • 2 nights of 3-star hotel accommodation in Shigatse (including breakfasts)-twin-share room basis
  • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp (dormitory basis-without breakfast)
  • All entrance tickets fee
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car
  • Bottled Mineral water (two bottles per person a day, 500 ml/bottle)
  • Travel agency's liability insurance
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation in Lhasa
  • Single room supplement ( US$70 per single room surcharge for two nights at Shigatse)
  • Lunch and dinner, breakfast near Everest B.C
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), etc.
  • China Visa (for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal, additional cost US$145 per person on Non American/Canadian Citizen basis, and US$260 p.p to be charged for American/Canadian citizen basis)
  • Traveler's individual travel insurance

Important Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For supplier to apply your permits, please arrange your EBC tour booking with the same supplier at least 20 days prior to arrival date in Lhasa
  • Travelers must provide the Actual LHASA arrival date and LHASA departure date with cities name (Eg. Sept.10 Chengdu to Lhasa, Sept.19 Lhasa to Shanghai)
  • Travelers should have at least 2 or better 3 nights stay in Lhasa before joining this trip
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement (two nights in Shigatse US$70 per single room user) is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Traveler needs to provide photocopy of valid passport and China visa at least 20 days before Lhasa arrival date
  • Traveler needs to provide contact name, phone number, and hotel or residential address in mainland China before entering Tibet for Travel Permits delivery (This could be your hotel address or living address in China)
  • All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need additional Tibet Group Visa (TGV requires additional cost ranging from USD$150 to USD$250 depending on traveler's nationality and 3 working days of processing time). Local tour operator can assist you with obtaining the TGV in Kathmandu
  • All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler if they travel from mainland China to Tibet
  • During this tour, the altitude you will travel is ranging from 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) to 17,060 feet (5,200 meters) above sea level. It is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude regardless of age, gender, and fitness level. It is highly recommended that you discuss with your doctor prior to tour departure and also start a exercise regimen in the weeks leading to your trip. Moreover high altitude medicine is suggested.
  • Rest breaks are available at any time throughout tour if you find walking to be too strenuous due to the elevation
  • Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Tibet weather changes often and this may result to road condition change, local tour supplier reserves the rights to adjust and optimize the actual tour itinerary according to the local weather, climate, road traffic and travel policy situation.