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This is the Classic tour itinerary to visit Lhasa and Mountain Everest Base camp. If you are not used to the high altitude, then this is one of the best itineraries that cover all the main tourist sites in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashilhunpho monastery.

event_available  Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your Tibetan guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and try to get acclimatized gradually to high altitude. If you feel fairly good, you may walk in the downtown Barkhor streets or further to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet,  to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option.  Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

event_available  Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.

With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

event_available Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Drepung monastery, Sera monastery(B)

In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. 

You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60 USD)-you can check out the Wenchen Prince Cultural Program at night

Stay overnight in Lhasa

event_available  Day 4: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Kampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok (4400 m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191 m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse,  we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse

event_available  Day 5: Shigatse (3900 m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilhunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600 m), and Gyatsola Pass(5248 m). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198 m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200 m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.

Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

event_available  Day 6 EBC (5200 m) and return to Shigatse (3900 m)

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

event_available  Day 7: Shigatse (3900 m) to Lhasa (3650 m)350 km(B)

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

event_available  Day 8: Depart from Lhasa(B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

Available departures

Just choose your travel date from the availability calendar and process the order without initial payment. Once we receive your reservation order, our Tibet travel experts team will reconfirm in 5 minutes to 5 hours (GMT+8), so you can feel worry-free to pay deposit and secure your tour booking in no more than one day! To plan a happy Tibet holiday is time consuming process, this is specially true for Tibet tour booking, but with "Visit Tibet Travel Service, we help save every minute of your precious time to plan your perfect Tibet trip in a smooth and efficient way." If you have 3 or more people upon booking, we can offer even further discount, so do not wait till it is getting too late.

Select your tour date using the calendar below to book this tour.

This tour is repeated every week on multiple days.

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Overview Of This Tour

This is the Classic tour itinerary to visit Lhasa and Mountain Everest Base camp. If you are not used to the high altitude, then this is one of the best itineraries that cover all the main tourist sites in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashilhunpho monastery.

Tourists can see much natural scenery like beautiful sacred lake Yamdrok and Karola glacier with beautiful views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world from Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Cost & Schedule in 2019

Class/Price for Per Person Jan. 1 to
Apr.1 to
Jun.25 to
Aug.29 to
Oct.17 to
Nov.16 to
Dec. 31
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)835 US$910 US$1015 US$970 US$930 US$835 US$

If you have children under 10 years old (as on passport birth date), there is child price, please check it out from the availability calendar.

Everest Group Tour Highlights:

  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Low price guaranteed
  • Local Tibetan tour guide and driver

Everest Group Tour Outline:

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650 m)

Day 2 Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Day 3 Lhasa Tour - Drepung monastery, Sera monastery(B)

Day 4 Lhasa-Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse-Shigatse 350 km (B)

Day 5 Shigatse (3900 m) to Everest Base Camp (5200) (B)

Day 6 Everest Base Camp (5200 m) and return to Shigatse (3900 m)

Day 7 Shigatse (3900 m) to Lhasa (3650 m) 350 km (B)

Day 8 Depart from Lhasa (B)

Service Details

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Service Included:

  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary;
  •  Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist
  • Vehicle according to Group Size.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
  •  Comfortable Hotel Accommodations;
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes;
  • The above tour price does not include single room supplement. If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour. For the exact price, please refer to your travel consultant.
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa (Optionally on Day 1 or Day 3)
  • Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on designated time.
  • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet.
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Winter care service: Hot Water bottle or Electric blanket to keep warm at Rongpuk Guest House.
  • Bottle Oxygen supply when travelling to EBC
  • Eco-bus between Rongpuk and EBC
  • Drinking water Provided during the trip
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

Everest Base Camp Group Tour Service Excluded:

  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 7 USD/day in total.;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

Important Info

1. Everest Base Camp Group Tour Seasonal notice

Everest Base camp trip is seasonal, the Yak tent accommodation (dormitory) at campsite near Everest base camp could be not available before April 20 or after Oct.15 every year because of the weather condition and facility availability. And the road condition between Rongphu monastery and Everest base camp changes according to different weather and season condition, for traveler's safety, all foreign travelers should obey and respect the local authority's tour warning notice. From Late December 2018, all travelers can go as far as Rongphu monastery and take visit to Everest from the view point at Rongphu.

2. Everest Base Camp Group Tour Airport/train station pick up and drop off service

As for Lhasa Gongar airport is 70 km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time.

So, Visit Tibet Travel Service tourism booking center can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time, and we advise our clients could book the flights to match our shuttle service time.

The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From airport to hotel, Fixed departure):

Pick up tourists at 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm

The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From hotel to airport, Fixed departure):

Pick up tourists at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm

All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.

3. Exception

  • If tourists' picking-up/dropping-off time is beyond our fixed schedule, they are required to pay private transfer from 60 USD/car.
  • If passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use publish transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.