Explore the ancient Tibet capital – Lhasa and experience the authentic Tibet experiences by walking around the Bakhor Street with local pilgrims.

Visit the mysterious Potala Palace, Holy Jokhang temple and other monasteries and temples that represents a millennium of Tibetan history and culture. Breathing in the heady fragrance of juniper incense in a Buddhist monastery or attend the monks Buddhist philosophical debate that help you see Tibet through Tibetan eyes.

Incredible view of the holy Yamdrok Lake from the Gampa la pass. Breathtaking views of the snowcapped Himalayan and its mighty peaks. Truly picturesque of the world highest peak Mt.Everest from its base camp. Once in a lifetime experience of overnight at the foot of Mt.Everest.

This 8 days tour covers almost all the Tibet highlights from its cultural prospective as well as the incredible plateau landscapes, with couple of days exploration within Lhasa will help you to acclimatize, while you will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Bakhor Street and so on in Lhasa. On your way to the Mt.Everest Base Camp, you won’t miss the breathtaking holy Yamdrok Lake and Karo la glacier, then the final destination of the tour Everest Base Camp will present you a memorable moment in your life. Then next morning, if the weather allows, then you will get a great view of the Mt.Everest under sunrise and then gradually head back to Lhasa.

PRICE STARTING FROM High Season – 1st April to 31st October
  • AUD 2310 per person twin share 2 people
  • AUD 1870 per person twin share 3-4 people
  • AUD 1540 per person twin share 5-6 people
  • AUD 396 Single Supplement

Low Season – 1st November to 31st March

  • AUD 2000 per person twin share 2 people
  • AUD 1540 per person twin share 3-4 people
  • AUD  1485 per person twin share 5-6 people
  • AUD  330 Single Supplement

If no one else is available to share the room, then additional single room supplement will be charged.

DATES This is a customisable itinerary which we can tailor make to your needs
INCLUDED
  • All necessary travel permits to travel within Tibet
  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary
  • Mt.Everest Natural Reserve Car Entrance fees
  • Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from comfortable van to minibus (car gasoline is included)
  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Lodging: Comfortable 3 – 4 star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, local tent guesthouse at EBC
  •  Free Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour (No hidden cost)
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • Lhasa handy guide booklets (Information of restaurants, café, ATM and hospital map)
  •  Meals: only breakfast is included;
  •  Lodging and meals for guide and drivers
  •  First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation

Travel too and from Tibet – please ask us for assistance with making arrangements

Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)

Meals – lunches and dinners are not included, it will give you more flexibility to choose your own meals and restaurants, averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 – 10 per person

 Gratuities for the guide and driver

 

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Day 1

Arrive Lhasa

A short flight to Tibet give you a panorama of the snowy Himalayan ranges or the days of train ride over high plateau by crossing the mighty Thangu la ranges get you to Lhasa with beautiful scenery along the route, at your arrival at the Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa city, from the airport to Lhasa it is about 60km and it takes less than an hour through the recently built highway, from the train station it is only 25km and it takes about half hour, check in the hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day to acclimatize and alleviate the jet lag.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 2

Lhasa City tour – escorted (B)

Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor Street and Sera monastery.

Today is the your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have little head ache which is very common for travelers by the high altitude, so drinking enough water and mild activity on the first few days is recommendable. In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is one of the most scared temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, during the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping center. The amazing day will ended with a visit to the Sera Monastery, it is built in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who is disciple of Tsongka pa, few different monastic colleges in Sera is home to several hundred monks from different part of Tibet, the famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks are happening every day in the afternoon except Sunday. Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 3

Lhasa City tour – escorted (B)

Attractions; Potala palace and Drepung monastery.

Today we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps are quite challenging but it is worthwhile to leave your foot steps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion which listed in the world heritage in 1994. And in the afternoon, we will visit the Drepung monastery, once the world’s largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks, it was resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, but several changes have taken place in different times but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane through the monks apartments is thrilling. Continues to acclimatize and alleviate jet lag for the rest of the day.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 4

LHASA (3600m) – GYANTSE (3900m) – SHIGATSE (3900m), 350 km, 7hrs. (B)

Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.

We start drive toward south west, through the zigzag road climb up the Kampa la pass (4700m), from there you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok lake with its turquoise color and snow capped Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, then continues drive along the lake for few kilometers get us to the lunch stop at Nagartse town. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the magnificent valleys and exquisite Tibetan villages that pass through; en route we will stop at Karo la (5150m) to see the holy mount Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. Arrival at Gyantse, we visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede monastery, this magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, it is not only well known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls, late afternoon drive to Shigatse which is only 90km.

Overnight in Shigatse – 3/4 star Gesar Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 5

SHIGATSE (3900m) – EBC (5200m), 350km, 7hrs including Lunch break. (B)

Attractions; Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.

Today we will drive straight to EBC by crossing several passes along the way, you will have the first views of mighty Himalayans from the pass of Gyatso la(5400m) after Lhatse and distant view of Mt. Everest from its viewing point soon after climb down Gyatso la, shortlyafter the border check point at Shegar, turn off the Friendship Highway anddrive toward south in the valley, cross over the Gawu la pass[5250m] through zigzags road, from the pass you will amaze the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its mighty peaks beyond 8000m, Mt.Makalu(8463m), Mt.Lotse(8516m), Mt.Everest(8844m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8201m) and Mt.Shishapama(8020m) from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then finally the day’s destination – Everest Base Camp located in the Rongbuk valley. Rongbuk monastery is the highest monastery in the world and it consist both monks and nuns. Afternoon you have an option to do a short trekking from the tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours or more per your physical condition (6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus instead. We suggest you to bring your own sleeping bags for the night if available as the local tent guesthouses reuse the blankets for several weeks due to their poor facility. Overnight at local tent guesthouses except from Nov – Mar where the tent guesthouses close and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouse is available.

Note: before leaving Shigatse, your guide need some time to obtain the ATP from the local PSB, ATP is also known as Alien’s Travel Permit and it is a permit that should be issued for the border check at Shegar

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Day 6

RONGBUK (5000m) – SHEGAR – SHIGATSE, 350km, 7hrs. (B)

Attractions; Rongbuk monastery-world highest monastery, Himalayan ranges

As we awake the next morning, a striking view of luminous peaks is highlighted by the sun and it is bittersweet to say goodbye to this landscape that we have gotten to know so well. Then we drive all the way back to Shigatse and relax in Shigatse hotel, have a hot shower at the hotel.

Overnight in Shigatse – 3/4 star Gesar Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 7

SHIGATSE – LHASA, 280km, 5.5 hrs. (B)

Attractions; Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Brahmaputra River.

Today we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery in the morning, Tashi Lhunpo monastery was built by the 1st Dalai Lama-Gedun Drup in 1447 and later it became the seat of the Panchen Lama lineages, there you will see tombs of 7 passed Pachen Lamas lineages and it is a real pleasure to pass through the busy cobbled lanes twisting around the aged buildings that used as monks apartments. And then we will drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon, along the northern friendship highway, the road cuts through numbers of villages, then we will arrive Lhasa later in the afternoon and you get some time to explore around the Bakhor to grab some gifts for your families and friends at home.

Overnight in Lhasa.

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Day 8

Depart Lhasa (B)

Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination. We wish you a great journey back to home.

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