Key Information

  • Destination:
    Tibet
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel
  • Trip Style:
    Sightseeing and Cultural Exploration
  • Foods:
    Breakfast
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:
    1

About Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour - 8 Days

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour guarantees to give you an unforgettable experience of the unique culture and tradition dwelling on the roof of the world. It lets you explore the beauty of the Himalayas, pristine lakes and glaciers, and the culture of the Tibetan people. Lhasa, being the heart of Tibet, you will get to learn and experience almost everything Tibet offers in Lhasa and along the way to Everest Base Camp.

During your stay at Lhasa, you will visit many monasteries, dzong, temples which are the major monuments of Tibetan Buddhism. Many statues, artifacts, paintings are kept in these places which carries historical and cultural significance. They will give you awesome spiritual experience with those hypnotizing paintings, mandalas, and chants. In the streets of Lhasa, you can try different traditional and modern cuisines and shop the artifacts and souvenirs. Exploring their unique culture and roaming around these colorful and vibrant streets are a great way to refresh your mind. Apart from cultural exploration, Lhasa tour lets you enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscapes are just so relaxing.

On the way to Everest Base Camp, there are many amazing mountains, grasslands, lakes, and rivers. Mountain passes along the way provide you with a surreal view of the landscapes, sunrise, and sunset. Witnessing the beauty of sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains is one of the best experiences you can have while having Everest Base Camp Tour from Lhasa.

Visiting Everest Base Camp of Tibet is the easiest and luxurious way to get near Mt. Everest. You don't have to go through days of trekking in challenging conditions to get to Everest Base Camp. You can simply have a leisurely ride to the base camp, enjoying the spectacular landscapes along the way. Passing through the Tibetan countryside, you will get to learn about their lifestyle closely. Lhasa Mount Everest Base Camp tour hence provides everything one would expect in a dream-like holiday tour.

We design the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour Packages to give you the most comfortable and worry-free holiday. We provide you with an excellent guide with profound knowledge regarding the culture, places and everything about Tibet. We work at our best to give you an amazing holiday tour to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp.

 

LHASA AND EVEREST BASE CAMP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A scenic flight or train ride to get to Lhasa city
  • Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery
  • Explore the local market in Barkhor street and shop the souvenirs
  • A scenic drive from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp via Gyantse, Shigatse, and Rongbuk
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Yollong riverbeds from a viewpoint
  • Enjoy the amazing view from mountain passes such as  Gampa La (4794 m), Kora La (5010 m) and Gyatchula Pass (5200 m).
  • Visit Rongbuk Monastery in Rongbuk and  Philkor and Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and enjoy an up-close view of the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas
  • Amazing view of the landscapes, lakes, and rivers along the way to EBC

 

What to Expect

1. Amazing view of the landscapes and mountains

Tibet, famously known as the roof of the world offers many amazing landscapes. Turquoise lakes, deep valleys, green forests, snow-capped mountains, deserts, grasslands can be seen in Lhasa and on the way to Everest base camp. There are so many mountain passes from where you can get the best view of these landscapes. The view of the sunset and sunrise over the snow-capped mountains is the best view you will get while in Tibet. From Everest base camp, you get an up-close view of Everest and adjacent peaks such as Lhotse and Nuptse, etc. Driving through these spectacular landscapes might be one of the best experiences.
 

2. Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is one of the major monuments of Buddhists situated on Barkhor street. This temple/monastery is currently run by the Gelug school. However, Buddhist of all sects come to worship here. The architecture of the temple is a mixed style of Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese design. It is said that the temple was built by King Sangtsen Gyampo to please his two queens Wencheng from China and Bhrikuti from Nepal. You can find many Buddhist paintings, artifacts, statues in the temple.  
 

3. Monasteries

As Tibet is dominated by Buddhism, you will encounter numerous monasteries while in Lhasa and Everest Base Camp tour. In Lhasa, there are two of the major 3 Gelug monasteries named Sera and Drepung. You will visit these 2 monasteries during your stay in Lhasa. The dzong architecture of these monasteries is fascinating to observe. You can enjoy the chants, prayers and Buddhist monk’s debates while you visit these monasteries. Amazing view of the city can be seen from these monasteries. Along the way to EBC, you will visit Philkor and Kumbum Monastery at Gyantse and Tashilumpo Monastery in  Rongbuk. You will explore Rongbuk monastery as well which is the monastery situated at the highest elevation. 
 

4. Potala Palace

Potala Palace is a major dzong fortress situated in Lhasa and is the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It is run as a museum where you can find many paintings, sculpture, and art that represent the history of Tibet and culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Administrative works of Tibet are also handled here. You will get to get a deep insight into  Tibetan Buddhism after visiting the Potala Palace. The color combination and architecture of this palace is spectacular. 
 

5. Mountain Passes

During your Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour, you will encounter many mountains passes. provide you with the amazing view of the surrounding landscapes and the mountain range in the distance. Some of them are, Gampa La (4794 m), Kora La (5010 m) and Gyatchula Pass (5200 m). You can see the lakes, rivers, mountain ranges and many other landscapes from these passes. 


6. Everest Base Camp

Unlike south Base Camp of Everet, North Base Camp is accessible by vehicles. So it is easier to visit the northern base camp. You need a permit from Tibet to visit this base camp. From EBC, you will get an amazing up-close view of Mt. Everest and its adjacent peaks. This base camp is situated at the foot of Rongbuk glacier so you will get an amazing view of this glacier too. While visiting Everest Base Camp, you can explore the Rongbuk monastery and the caves where Buddhist monks meditate. 
 

5. Cultural Exploration

Lhasa and EBC tour is a great opportunity to explore the culture and Tradition of Tibetan people. Most of the people in Tibet follow Tibetan Buddhism as their religion. Tibetan Buddhism is a derivative of Mahayana Buddhism and also a part of Vajrayana Buddhism. While visiting dzong, monasteries, and temples, you will learn in-depth about the history of their religion and how they practice it.

Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour - 8 Days Itinerary & Map

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa 
  • Scenic mountain flight to Lhasa 
  • Acclimatization rest at a hotel

If you are travelling to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you will have an amazing mountain flight to Lhasa. You will enjoy the amazing view of landscapes and the snow-capped mountains from the sky. You also have the option to come there by train. You can enjoy the view of the Yarlung Tsangpo river and Lhasa river along the way. 

Upon your arrival at Lhasa, you will be transferred to a hotel. Since Lhasa is at an altitude of above 3000 m, you need to get acclimatized to prevent altitude sickness. You will take a rest at your hotel all day. If you feel like, you can stroll around the streets in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa
  • Visit Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama
  • Visit Jokhang temple 
  • If time permits, explore Tibetan handicraft art or Medicine centre

You will spend the day visiting around the monuments at Lhasa. Your first stop will be at Potala Palace. It is the most famous dzong structure of Lhasa and winter residence of Dalai Lama. The palace looks stunning with its red and yellow colour against the crystal clear sky. This palace has a valuable collection of burial stupas of Dalai Lamas and meditation cave.

You then go to Jokhang temple situated on the Barkhor street. You can explore many paintings and sculptures which carries the historical significance of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. If time permits, you can visit Tibetan handicraft art, Traditional medicine centre, local markets and shop the souvenirs. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

Day 03 Sightseeing Tour around Lhasa contd.
  • Visit Sera and Drepung monastery
  • Enjoy the debate of the monks while visiting monasteries

Drepung and Sera monasteries are two of the three Gelug monasteries of Tibet. You will visit Drepung monastery at first. There you can explore carvings, sculpture and paintings.Then you will visit Sera monastery where you can find three sand Mandalas and rock painting of Buddha. 

Apart from the architecture and the art pieces, the major attraction of these monasteries is Monk’s debate. Monks debate on theological and philosophical topics and have logical arguments using their gestures. After visiting these monasteries, you will get back to your hotel and take a rest. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

Day 04:-Drive to Sighatse via Gyantse 
  • A scenic bus ride to Sighatse from Lhasa
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the mountains and Yamadroke Lake from the highpasses, Gampa La (4794 m) and Kora La (5010 m)
  • Sightseeing around Gyantse including Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery
  • Drive through the typical countryside roads of Tibet

You will have breakfast at Lhasa and set off for Shigatse. On the way, you will encounter Gampa La Pass from where you can see many snow-capped mountains in the distance.Mt. Neynchen Khangsar looks amazing from here which is the highest mountain near Lhasa. You can also enjoy the amazing view of Yamdrok Lake surrounded by giant snow-capped mountains. 

You will then visit Kora La Pass and glacier on the roadside. You will also explore the Manak Dam Lake and Simila Mountain pass. After driving for a while, you will reach Gyantse which is the third-largest city of Tibet. You can visit Pelkor and Gyantse Kumbum monastery there. 

Spending a few moments at Gyantse, you will drive further to get to Shigatse where you can visit Traditional Barley Meal if time permits. You will stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

Day 05: Drive to Rongbuk
  • Visit Tashilumpo Monastery
  • Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula Pass (5200 m)
  • Scenic drive to Rongbuk passing through Tibetan countryside

You will visit Panchan Lama’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. You will then drive to Lhatse where you will be having your lunch. Driving further, you will encounter Tsola Pass (4600 m) and Gyatso La Pass (5248 m). You can enjoy the amazing view of the mountains from these passes. Then you will ride further getting closer to Everest Base Camp. You can witness the spectacular view of the sunset over Everest Peak. You will stay overnight at a guest house.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

Day 06: Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp and back to Shigatse
  • Enjoy the view of sunrise over the Himalayas
  • Have a scenic bus ride to Everest Base Camp
  • Explore Rongbuk monastery

You will hike early in the morning to get the view of sunrise over Everest and other adjacent peaks if the weather gets clear. Then you will drive to Everest Base Camp. You can explore around enjoying the view at Everest Base Camp. You can visit the Rongbuk Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world. You can explore the caves where the Buddhist monks meditate as well. After exploring the surrounding, you will drive back to Shigatse. You will stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:3-star Hotel

 

Day 07: Return Back to Lhasa from Shigatse
  • Have a scenic ride to Lhasa from Shigatse

  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Yollong riverbeds from a viewpoint

Today, you will get back to Lhasa from Shigatse. You will follow the Yollong Valley to get to Lhasa. You can enjoy the view of the river beds from a viewpoint. When you arrive at Lhasa, you will check into a hotel and take a rest. Later in the evening you can stroll out on the streets and buy artefacts and souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 08: Farewell
  • Driving you to the airport and bid you farewell

Your Lhasa and Everest Base Camp tour concludes here. Our guide will transfer you to Gonggar airport for your connecting flight and wish you goodbye.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

 

  • Visas for Tibet
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board meals and accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver and a private vehicle
  • All entry fees and permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges

 

  • Flight to/from Lhasa (assistance can be provided)
  • Travel Insurance (assistance can be provided)
  • Meals at any other restaurants than the designated ones
  • Any upgrade in accommodation and services
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, chocolates, desserts, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Departure Dates

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20 Oct, 2019 - 27 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1800 USD
27 Oct, 2019 - 03 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1800 USD

Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour - 8 Days Reviews

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I can't explain how much I love travelling in these mountainous countries. It was my 3rd visit to Everest Base Camp but this time we went to Tibet side Base Camp. The experience was completely different but the service provided by Sublime was the same. Lhasa is outstanding, Tibetan art and architecture has always amused me.  I have travelled with them a lot and I wouldn't choose anyone else. Its surprising how they can conduct these tours in various countries but with such experience and dedication it has been possible. I want to thank Ram once again. I had so much fun.

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