Lhasa-Mt. Everest-Lhasa Overland Tour

Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa
Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station in the afternoon, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.


Tibetan Style Pick-up

Tibetan Style Pick-up

Day 2: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: (Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history)
In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa—Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism—Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.


Potala Palace

Johkang Temple

Day 3: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Schedule today: (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet)
In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery—Sera Monastery, where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating among monks is famous all across Tibet.


Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa—Gyantse—Shigatse (360 km/ 6-7 hours on wheel)
Highlights: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet—Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery. Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion.


Yamdrok Lake

Pelchor Monastery

Day 5: Shigatse— Rongbuk Monastery (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Views along the way to Mt. Everest
Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast, our guide will go to tourism bureau in Shigatse to apply for PSB permit for Mt. Everest, which will take about 1.5 hour. After obtaining the permit, we will drive directly towards Mt. Everest. On the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world—Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view is fantastic when weather is good.


Rongbuk Monastery

Sunset over the Mt. Everest

Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery—EBC—Shigatse (340 km/ 7--8 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Wake up early in the morning to view the very fantastic sunrise over the peak of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, you will have opportunity to hike at the EBC to discover the charm of the highest place you may reach through your life, if you think hiking is too tough, you can just take the green bus to the EBC. And we will drive back to Shigatse this night.


Green Bus to EBC

Everest Base Camp

Day 7: Shigatse—Lhasa (300 km/ about 5 hours on wheel)
Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery
Schedule today: In the morning, visit Tashilumo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Afterwards, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra River; the free time is on your own.


Tashilumo Monastery

Brahmaputra River

Day 8:
Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

 

Price for tours in 2017
Seasons April-June.25 June.26-August.25 August.26-Oct.15 Oct.16-March
Price USD 900 USD 1020 USD 960 USD 820

 

Special offer:
US$ 30 P/P discount is available if you meet one of the following requirements.
1. Book the tour with us 3 months before the tour departure date
2. Book the tour with us as a group of 3 people or above at the same time.

Service Inclusions:
1. All kinds of travel permits needed in this tour.
2. Well maintained tourists’ vehicle throughout the tour.
3. All the entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Local licensed Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
5. Twin-sharing accommodation based on breakfast and bed, breakfast excluded at EBC.

Lhasa ( Day 1, 2, 3, 7 ) Yak Hotel or Gorka Hotel 3*
Shigatse ( Day 4, 6 ) Manasarovar Hotel or Tsangpa Hotel 2*
EBC ( Day 5 ) Yak hair tent or Rongbuk Guesthouse Basic

 

6. Green bus between Rongpuk monastery and EBC.
7. Tour guide and vehicle’s entry fee into EBC.
8. Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
9. Travel insurance only for accident.
10. Government tax and travel agent’s service fee.

Service Exclusions:
1. Lunches and Dinners plus breakfast near EBC.
2. Tips to driver and tour guide.
3. Air or train tickets to arrive in Lhasa.
4. Single room supplement fee if ever.
5. Bank service fee when you make deposit to us.

 

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