Lhasa - Gyantse - Shakya - Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery - Everest base camp - Yamdrok Lake
5,400 M/17,712 FT
Mar - Oct
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour Highlights
- Cultural Sightseeing at Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Sakya and Rongbuk Mnastery.
- Exceptional Himalayan view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and numerous other peaks.
- Scenic drive to Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and Namtso Lake.
- Without physical challenges reach at world famous Everest Base Camp.
- Explore the culture and life style of Tibet nomads.
Private and Group Join Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour route including Lhasa City, Shigatse, Gyantse, Rongbuk Monastery Everest Base Camp, Yamdruk Lake, and Sagya Monastery.
Musical Adventure Trekking brought 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp flying in and out tour. The week-long trip showing you most touristic places of central Tibet. The trip begins as soon as you arrive at Lhasa Gonggar airport of Tibet and your journey continues to drive to the hub of central Tibet, known Lhasa.
Lhasa a most dense population city of Tibet has beautiful Tibetan monuments and few of the monuments are listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites as well. The entire Tibet is home of Buddhist and they are practicing Buddhism in-home and monasteries. The first two days we are exploring the Lhasa and nearby sights including Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Norbulinka, Ganden Monastery, Yerpa monastery. Following days our journey continues to Shigatse, Gyangze, Sakya, Tingri, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base camp and retrace drive to Lhasa. As we are driving a these town we are visiting Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse Kumbum, Pelkhor Chode Monastery, Assembly Hall, Tsechen Monastery, Tashilhupo Monastery, Summer Palace of the Pachen Lama, Rongbuk Monastery, North Everest Base Camp, Sakya Monastery.
Our 9Days Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour starting on the elevation of 3,660 M/12,004 FT and drive often taking town, village, plateau and over the passes up to 5400 M/17,712 FT which is a viewpoint as well. We will see breathtaking arid landscapes, lakes, and panoramic high Himalayan range with massive soppy glaciers.
Tibet is a high altitude plateau country set on the bottom of high mountain ranges. All travelers should know when to do travel to Tibet. We are sharing our experience.
December – January – February – March: This four-month is one of the coldest temperatures in Tibet. Night temperature is extremely cold and your drinking water often is frozen. During the day very strong sunshine, cold & dry and cold wind but temperatures still stay +1 during the days.
April a mid-month between winter and summer in Tibet, the winter walking out and summer entering. We can to the any trip in Tibet but still cold, dry, lakes still are frozen and the temperature goes under -1°C.
The summer is finishing and winter season entering to Tibet. Often snow fall after last week of October and most of the lakes changing to frozen form.
May – June – July – August – September – October:
These six-month are the best time to do any trip to any part of Tibet. The weather is warm, sunny, grassy and higher oxygen content. Some time showering in nights but not a heavy rain and long. These months are the one of the busiest months in the year and often need to stay in the queue to visit monuments and check point.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3,658 m/11,998 ft)
45 Minute Drive ---No--- Hotel
Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, the airport near to Lhasa. You will be received by your Tibetan guide then a 90-minute drive to Lhasa city. The distance between Lhasa city to Lhasa airport is around 95 km, the first glance of tour offers a wide view of Tibet plateau and the Himalayas. As soon as arrive hotel at Lhasa (3658 m) room check-in and then leisure time.
Day 02: Visiting Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
5-6 Hrs Tour Breakfast Hotel
After eating delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be pick-up by your guide and then the Lhasa sightseeing begins. You will be seat down on the vehicle and straight drive to the famous places of Lhasa city. While drive-on the guide will introduce you the Buddhism and about Tibet as well as details of the monument you visit.
Potala Palace, the 13-storey white and red palace is the main attraction of Lhasa city which was built by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo in 637 since then some section has been using by a government office and some of them is a private area of His holiness Dalai Lama. The Potala palace is listed in the world heritage sites since 1994. The white and red palace has more than 1000 rooms, more than 10000 shrines with 200,000 statues of different Buddhist god and goddess. The historical palaces have unique Tibetan architecture, chapels, golden stupas, etc also get a breathless view of the dense populated Lhasa city. The most visited Potala palace was soberly scratched during the Tibetan uprising in 1959 and the Cultural Revolution.
The 2-storey Gelupa sect Buddhist monastery has great value in Buddhism and it situated nearby Potala palace heart of Lhasa city in Barkhor Street. The large statue of the golden Buddha and prostrating on the square of the temple are highlights of the Jokhang temple. 1300 years-old Buddhist sites were built on the reign of King Songtsen Gampo and the credit goes to his twice wife Princess Wencheng and Brikuti. Also it has a great example of the mixed architecture of Chinese, India and Nepalese because chines, India and Nepalese workers constructed. Since 2000, the temple is kept in UNESCO world heritage sites in the cultural and heritage category along with Norbulingka and Potala palace.
Then explore the Barkhor street, traditional and typical Tibetan flavor alley, the old street has full of Tibetan architecture and probably the best place for shopping in Lhasa. Also, see the incense burning in each shop as see the local product is selling on the footpath.
Day 03: Visiting Bhuddhist Monstery (Sera and drepung monastery)
5-6 Hrs Tour Breakfast Hotel
The Gelupa sect Tibetan Buddhist monastery set on the foot of the mountain and founded in 1419 by Buddhist master. Probably the most beautiful Buddhist monastery in Lhasa along with Drepuk and Jokhang Temple. It has mixed culture and architecture where we can see images of Hindu god Bhairav with together deities Bhairavi and Shri Devi. Entire the temple zone has lovely and beautiful Tibetan architecture and murals including a great assembly hall, college, and dormitory. In the present day around 3500 Buddhist disciplines are practicing Buddhism also debating in the wild rose's garden. The monastery is damaged also killed some of the monks in the 1959 uprising Tibet revolution.
Drepung monastery, the largest Buddhist temple is established in 1416 by Jamysang Choge Tashi Palden and the Buddhist monastery laying above Lhasa city on the mountain. Since established it became one of the great Buddhist compassion schools where more than 10,000 monks subsisted and learning Buddhism. The monastery produced many unsung Tibetan Buddhist teachers since established. Drepung used to have four different colleges in the past and it divided to restore the culture of the ethnic groups and locality like example Khampa group and Mongolians ethnic group also each college were monitoring by own ethnic groups and the presided was officially appointed by his holiness 13th Dalai Lama. In the present day, it divided into 7 different collages namely Gomang, Loseling, Deyang, Shagkor, Gyelwa or Tosamling, Dulwa, and Ngagpa.
Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (3,950 m/12,850 ft) [260 Km]
6-7 Hrs Drive Breakfast Hotel
Around 7-8 hours from Lhasa city to Shigatse City via Yamdrok Lake and Karo La Pass (5,020 m). The drive onward to Shigatse from Lhasa in the morning and stopping several places for stretching the legs, sightseeing, taking photographs, and for the meals. A Lhasa to Everest base camp route passes turquoise color Yamdrok Lake also admire the stunning view of Karo la glacier. While stopping Gyantse town short cultural tour to Gyantse Kumbum and Palcho Monastery. Then after lunch drive continues to Shigatse on Tibet plateau.
Day 05: Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery (4,980 m/16,340 ft) [255 km]
6 Hrs drive Breakfast Guest House
Our journey start after breakfast. Drive continue on highway passing Lhatse, Tingri and than arrive at Rongbuk. Rongbuk claimed to be highest Monastery in the world. The Monastery was found in 1902 AD and its is part of Nyingmapa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Now the Monastery is look after by nuns. The Monastery provides great view of North face of Mt. Everest and Rongbuk glacier and Everest base camp nearby Monastery just 8km.
Day 06: Rongbuk Monastery - Lhatse - Sagya/Shakya (4,250 m/13,972 ft) 250km]
8 Hrs Drive Breakfast Hotel
You will see glorious sunrise on Mount Everest from Rongbuk monastery, the highest altitude monastery in the planet. After breakfast drives towards Sagya monastery and passes Tingri, Lhatse with enjoying to see numerous of snow mountains and a glimpse of Tibetan nomads.
Day 07: Shakya/Sagya Monastery - Shigatse - Lhasa City (3,658 m/11,998 ft) [260km]
6-7 Hrs Drive Breakfast Hotel
After breakfast visiting Sagya/Shakya monastery, the large monastery in Tibet plateau then we traverse thru Shigatse and Gyantse to Lhasa.
Day 08: Departure
45-Min Drive Breakfast ---No---
Your Lhasa Everest base camp tour program comes to end this morning, does not have any program in our schedule except shopping in the morning before your flight schedule. You will be transferred to the train station or Gonggar airport for towards journey.
- Airport/train station pick-up and drop-off services
- Necessary Tibet permit and visa
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tibet with breakfast
- Group transportation by Bus/Jeep/Van
- English speaking Tibetan guide
- All the sightseeing entrance fees as it mention in itinerary
What's not included?
- Travel and medical insurance which should covered emergency evacuations
- Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in entire Tibet tour
- China visa
- International airfare
- Personal expense phone, shopping etc
- Tipping to guide and driver
Notes: Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.