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Lhasa Mt.Everest Kathmandu 8 Days Join-in Small Group Tour


Tour Type: Join-in small group Tour (2-15 people)

Tour Departure: Fixed date

Tour Code: G05

Service Includes: All Entrance Tickets, English-speaking Guide, Air-conditioned Coach Bus, Hotel Accommodation.

Price from: USD1000/person

good Tour Feature:

The 1300km Friendship HWY between Lhasa and Kathmandu in Nepal is a classic overland journey and easily the most popular travellers’ route through Tibet. It allows excellent detours to central Tibet’s most important monasteries, plus views of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, and it’s paved almost all the way!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Lhasa (D)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight(or tomorrow night) to introduce you to the whole bang that you are gonna travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds.

Day 2: Lhasa (B)

sera-monastery-06Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by our operate team. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery; You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.

  • Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.
  • Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.
  • Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.

Day 3: Lhasa (B)

Potala-Palace-08This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Day 4: Lhasa- Gyantse (B)

Yamdrok-Lake-03Today's higlights are Yamdrok Lake, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum.

  • Yamdrok Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m). En route we will drive pass by Mt Nojin Kangsang and its Karola Glacier.
  • Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.

Day 5: Gyantse - Shigatse (B)

Tashilunpo-Monastery-5After arrival in Shigatse, we will first go to apply the Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) with your original passport presented which usually takes abt 30mins before sightseeing. Please bear with us.

Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.

Day 6: Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk/Tent Camp (B)

Rongbuk-Monastery-01Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also prepare some snacks with you to bring along.
You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny, but from here the view of Mt Everest is fantastic. You can choose to just hang around Rongbuk to take photos or visit it at your own expense of CNY 25/person.

Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right.

After sightseeing there, if it's summer time (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

Day 7: Rongbuk/Tent Camp - Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu

Everest-Base-Camp-4We didn't include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you're at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.

Everest Tent Camp is the furthest point vehicles can drive to. From here you will have to take the shuttle bus for the last glorious 4Km which is incredibly incredibly scenic. You’re hemmed in by high grey ridges to the east and west and as you look to the south, Everest’s north face dominates the skyline.

Endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp(elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker, reads "Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp."

Day 8: Departure from Zhangmu (B)

Tour ends today. After breakfast, transfer to Zhangmu Port.

Tour Note

1. We reserve the right to change the itinerary order of Day 2 & Day 3
2. We reserve the right to change attractions on Day 2 but guarantee of two attractions for the day
3. Nepal Visa: After you cross the "Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge" and enter Nepal, you need clear customs at the Nepal Immigration office. You can apply your Nepal Visa on arrival, usually costs USD 25/person for single entry, which is valid for 15 days. Remember to prepare one passport photo.
4. Transport: Kodari > Kathmandu is not included in our group tour. You have two options here:
Option 01: to catch public bus on your own, costs abt $8/person.
Option 02: to have us arrange a vehicle for you: $100/car; $160/jeep
5. Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, we won’t be hold responsible for refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by us.

Tour Price
Tour Price Per Person (US$)
Hotel/DepartureNov-AprMay/Jun/Oct 11-31Jul/Sep/Oct 1-10 Aug
3* Hotel Double Occupancy $1000$1125$1245$1375
4* Hotel Double Occupancy $1030$1150$1315 $1460
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The quoted price are based on two persons sharing one room. Please contact us for single room supplement if one guest need one room; Please contact us with the exact tour departure date;

Hotels We Use
CityStandard (4 Star Hotels)Budget (3 Star Hotels)
LhasaGang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or same classDekang Hotel or same class
ShigatseTashi Tshuta Hotel or same classShigatse Yangtze Hotel or same class
Mt.EverestGuesthouse of Rongbuk MonasteryGuesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery

Price Includes

1. Lodgings: 6N, twin room en suite in 3*/4* and one night in Guest house/ Dorm bed
2. Meal: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
3. Vehicle: -According to group size & season as itinerary needed; Gas and parking fee for the vehicle; Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time; Free Lhasa Airport transfer at following time:Pick-up 12:30am and 15:40pm, Drop-off 09:00am and 12:00am from hotel
4. Guide: Experienced local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
5. Tickets: All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
6. Permits: Tibet Entry Permit(TTB);
7. Delivery: Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
8. Others: Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use;mineral water; Food & lodgings for guide;

Price Excludes

1. Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time.Nov-Apr USD 60/vehicle; May-Oct USD 70/vehicle; Aug: USD 80/vehicle
2. Air or Train to/from Tibet
3. Lunch, Dinner
4. Optional Attractions specified in itinerary
5. Delivery: Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express)
6. Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg.Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
7. Gratuities for guide & driver, about CNY 50/day for each of them
8. Personal expenses
9. Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS


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