Mt. Everest Base Camp Tour - 7 Days

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (alt. 3600m)
Welcome to the "Roof of the World".?On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel . Plan on taking it slow the rest of today, so you can adjust to the altitude. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead.

Mt. Everest Base Camp Tour

Day 2: Tour of Lhasa
This morning you'll wind your way up through the stunning, awe-inspiring Potala Palace. Built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, it was the former winter residence for the Dalai Lamas and is truly a splendor of Eastern architecture. Next, visit the Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century on the legendary pond of "Wothang.?Later after lunch, witness the famous debate sessions by the monks at Sera Monastery. And finish the day by taking a Kora around the Barkhor. Test your bartering skills with the locals in this push-and-shove economy.

Day 3: Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse
In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you'll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below; one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m). Afterwards, you'll drive to Shigatse, and overnight there.

Day 4: Tashilunpho Monastery & Drive to Mt. Everest
This morning you'll have a chance to visit Tashilumpu Monastery, the home of the Panchen Lama, which is essentially a walled town with cobbled and twisting lanes that revolve around a magnificent monastery. Then be driven to Rongbuk Monastery (optional), the highest monastery in the world. This evening you'll have the intoxicating view of Mt. Everest. Overnight in local guesthouse or tent.

Day 5: Mt. Everest Base Camp & back to Shigatse
Wake this morning below the stunning north face of Mt. Everest, (8848) the tallest mountain on earth. After breakfast, drive the remaining 8 km to visit Everest Base Camp. Then, drive back to Shigatse, and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau.

Day 6: Back to Lhasa
You'll drive back to Lhasa, but don't worry, you'll take a slightly different route this morning back to Lhasa. So, sit back and enjoy another full day of breathless mountains under an endless Himalayan sky.

Day 7: Lhasa & Return Home
Free time in the morning for you to wander around Lhasa. Take a last, memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport at 12:00 p.m.

Trip Cost

Please contact us for cost details.

What's Included

Free Transfers:
Airport: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. and see off is at 12:00 p.m.
Train Station: The free train station pick-up is 8:00pm, and see off is at 9:00am.

Accommodation: 5 nights stay in comfortable 3 star standard hotels in Tibet. 1 night stay nearby EBC in tent or guesthouse according to the weather.

Meals: Breakfast only. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.

English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.

Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.

Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.

Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve

What's Excluded

Transportation to and from Tibet.
Other services of non-Tibet parts
Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
Tips for the tour guide and driver

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