Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp is a package tour that offers the sightseeing of spectacular city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Norbulingka Palace, Potala Palace and 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, whose name means “the Land of Gods” in Tibetan, located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Due to its sufficient sunshine annually, it is also famed as “The Sunshine City”. It is considered to be highest region in the world and is often called as “The Roof of The World”. Offering the spectacular Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street and Norbulingka Palace, Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of Historic interest, including Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Palace are included in UNESCO world heritage sites.
What to Expect?
Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp offers the sightseeing of spectacular city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Norbulingka Palace, Potala Palace and 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.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp begins 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, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum. The Potala Palace located 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 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 to the southeast corner of Norbulingka 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
Enjoying Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp, after breakfast we continue our tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monateries. 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 Tibetans arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery situated 5 km north to Lhasa is a magnificent monastery which covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Drepung Monastery lies 8 km west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in 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 spectacular white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa (3,650m) – Gyantse (3,950m) – Shigatse (3,900m)
Today at the beginning we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325 km from Lhasa and might take about 5 to 6 hours. We reach Gyantse via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the Glacier is truly mesmerizing. Then we drive for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gyantse and might take about 2-3 hours, we pass through the typical Tibetan countryside. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.
Day 05: Shigatse – Ronbuk (5,000m)
Today we drive for Ronbuk (5,000m) covering the distance of about 355 km and might take 6-7 hours. In the way we pass through the beautiful Sakya Monastery which is famed as “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 hotel.
Day 06: Ronbuk- Everest Base Camp (5,200m) – Shigatse (3,900m)
This morning we make a short 8 km drive to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) 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 (3,900m) – Lhasa (3,650m)
After breakfast we drive for about 6-7 hours back to the Capital of Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa which is 351 km from Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu or China
Your Lhasa Tour with Everest Base Camp terminates today so after breakfast 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!