Lhasa and Everest Base Camp 8 days


For many people, the main reason that they go to Tibet is to see the amazing view of Everest’s famous North Face. The view of Everest from the Tibet side gives a clear, sweeping view of the mountain. I receive more emails about the Everest region that any other region of the Tibetan Plateau. I have been fortunate enough to go to the Tibet-side Everest Region around 15 times over the years. In this post, I will answer some of the most common questions I receive regarding the world’s highest peak.

TRAVEL PERIOD:
September 01, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Travel Month Double occupancy Single traveler Single Supplement
September - October  $2046  $3662  $305
 Nov - March  $1393  $2493  $240

*Price per person based on double occupancy

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Day 01: Lhasa arrival.

Up on arrival at Lhasa airport, meet our Tibetan guide and transfer to Lhasa city (1hr). Check into the hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and acclimatizing. Overnight at Overnight at hotel Kyichu.

 

Day 02: At Lhasa

Morning visit the Sera Monastery, one of the best ‐ preserved in Tibet. Within its whitewashed walls several hundred monks live and study. After lunch visit Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Jokhang Temple. Pilgrims holding prayer wheels can be seen walking in a clockwise direction around this most sacred monastery. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor-­‐a maze of narrow cobbled streets, which is the central market of Lhasa.

 

Day 03: At Lhasa

This morning visit the Potala Palace, which dominates the city of Lhasa. A spectacular building, it contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. A visit to the Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly awe-­‐ inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was once the largest in the world with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest. Overnight at Yak Hotel

 

Day 04: Lhasa-­‐Gyantse-Shigatse- 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast in the hotel we drive over two high passes, Kamba La (15,700 ft) and Karo La (16,500ft). En route sightseeing of Drolma Lakhang Monastery and Samding Monastery on the shores of Yamdrok Tso Lake one of the sacred lakes. Visit the Pelkor Chode monastery and its associated Kumbum (three dimension mandala) temple. Gyantse is a relaxed town offering a splendid sight of the Kumbum Stupa situated at its Northern edge. We visit Kumbum and Palkhor Monastery to see the large, image covered stupa afternoon drive to Shigatse 2 hrs

 

Day 05: Shigatse-­‐Shegar-­‐Rongbuk 6 hrs drive.

Morning visit the Tashilhunpu Monastery, former seat of the Panchen Lama. Built in 1447, the monastery once held 4000 monks. Drive to Rongbuk via Shegar 4 hrs, also known as New Tingri. The journey involves crossing of two high passes Tropu La (16,236ft) and Gyatso La (17,122ft). From Shegar take the Everest access road, which winds and climbs its way for 60 or so kilometers to the Rongbuk Monastery. Although there were probably monastic settlements in the area for several hundred years, Rongbuk Monastery was established fairly recently in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. Not of great antiquity, it can at least lay claim to being the highest monastery in Tibet and thus the world, at 4980 meters. There were once 500 monks and nums living here but that number has dwindled considerably. Stay overnight in the monastery

Guest house-­‐Very basic

 

Day 06: To Everest Base Camp- Shegar- Shigatse (340 kms/211miles 6-7hrs)

Drive to Everest Base Camp from Rongbuk Monastery. The base camp is a dry, barren place, but the views of Everest more than make up for this. Have a photo taken at the base camp marker, and then climb a small hill to the left for great views of the world’s highest peak. Retrace drive to Shegar and continbue to Shigatse Shigatse. It’s 340 km between Rongbuk and Shigatse, the whole distance will take 6 to 7 hours driving. You won't be bored on the way because you will be able to see the breathtaking sceneries again along the way back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel Manasarovar

 

Day 07: we drive back to Lhasa. (260km/163 miles, 5-6 hrs)

Drive to Lhasa via Northern Friendship Highway that follows the Yarlungdzangbo River. En route, we may visit Yungdrungling Monastery of Bön-the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet. Before we arrive at Lhasa, we may also stop to visit Drolma Lakhang Temple and Blue Rock Carving of Buddha. Overnight in Lhasa at Yak Hotel.

 

Day 08

Transfer to airport for flight to home.- Service ends.

  • Overnight accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis for 7nights
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entry fees of above listed sights only
  • A Good local Tibetan English speaking guide
  • Everest National Park Entry fee for guide and vehicles
  • All the transfer by licensed tourist vehicle (Van)
  • Deposition of Mineral water in the vehicle
  • Deposition of Oxygen in the vehicle for emergency use only.
  • International airfares
  • China visa and Tibet Permit (Approx $175 per person )
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu Airfare $650 (subject to change)
  • Meals & beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Travel/Medical Insurance (recommended)
  • Use of bar and beverages in the hotels
  • Tips & gratuities to the guides and drivers
  • Other personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, shopping, etc
LOCATION NO. OF NIGHTS HOTELS
Lhasa               4  Kyichu Hotel 3*
Shigatse             2  Shigatse Hotel 3*
Rongbuk  1  Rongbuk Monastery
     

Starting $1,393.00
per person based on double occupancy

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