The Everest Base Camp Tour via Lhasa is a package tour that propounds the sightseeing of spectacular city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor Street, a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang Temple along with the numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines, the picturesque sight of Sera and Drepung Monasteries is also included in the tour. The main highlight of the tour is the Everest Base Camp, which also encounters the sacred Yamdrok Lake on the way.
Lhasa located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is considered to be highest region in the world and often called as “the roof of the world”. Offering the spectacular Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Market and Norbulinka Palace Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
What to expect?
Enjoy sightseeing tour to various cultural, historical and natural sites of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace also pay visit to spectacular Everest Base Camp and catch the bird’s eye view of the world tallest mountain Mount Everest.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
Your Everest Base Camp Tour Via Lhasa starts after arrival in Lhasa where you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today we observe the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Tibet Museum. The Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. Norbulingka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. It is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with the best scenery and the most historical sites in Tibet. Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbulingka and covers an area of 23,508 square meters. The museum building is a pioneering institution in the history of the region. The complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Excursion in Lhasa
After breakfast we continue our tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monasteries. The Jokhang temple is located in Central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timber complex with a golden top. The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. The magnificent monastery covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). The Drepung Monastery lies 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa- Gyantse (3950m) – Shigatse (3900m)
On the fourth day of Everest Base Camp Tour Via Lhasa in morning we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325 km from Lhasa and might take about 5-6 hours. We take the route via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the glacier is truly spectacular. We also pay visit to beautiful Pholkar and Kumbum Monastery. Then drive for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gyantse and might take about 2 to 3 hours through the typical Tibetan countryside. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse- Rongbuk(5,000m)
Today we drive for comparatively long period of time covering the distance of about 355 km and might take 6-7 hours towards Rongbuk (5,000m). In the way we pass through the wonderful Sakya Monastery which is famed as the “Second Dunhuang” due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and thangkas. Monastery also treasures some historical relics, such as seals, Buddhist figures, porcelain wares and embroidery from the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Overnight at the hotel in Rongbuk.
Day 06: Ronbuk- Everest Base Camp (5,200m) – Shigatse (3,900m)
Enjoying the Everest Base Camp Tour Via Lhasa, this morning we make the short 8km drive to Everest Base Camp (5200m) where we are 15km from this magnificent mountain(Mt Everest; 8848m high; known as Chomolangma to the Tibetans, and translated to Qomolangma by the Chinese. In Nepal, it is Sagarmatha.) We enjoy the breathtaking view of the world tallest mountain Everest and its surroundings. Then we get back to Rongbuk and start our drive towards the Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Shigatse to Lhasa (3650m)
Today after breakfast we begin our drive back to Lhasa which is 351 km from Shigatse and might take 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu or China
Your Everest Base Camp Tour Via Lhasa terminates today so you drive for Gonggar airport and catch your flight for onward destination.
- Private transportation as per the group size
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
- Daily breakfast
- Everest base camp entry permit
- All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
- Tibet travel permit
- Lunch & Dinner
- Train or Air fare of any sectors
- Insurance of any kind
- Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!