Lasha to Everest Base camp tour
Lhasa Everest base camp tour offers an experience of visiting scenic Lhasa city along the opportunity to be at base camp of highest peak of the world. Lhasa Everest base camp tour is the fly in drive out tour exhibiting the magnificence of Tibetan highlands, landmarks, pristine lakes, great Himalaya views along the cultural exploration of Tibetan Buddhism.
We embark our Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour from Kathmandu as we board a flight towards Gongar airport in Lhasa after having an instant meal. In our initial couple of days, we will be sightseeing around Lhasa city. Visit to Potala Palace, the home of Dalai Lama has its own historical importance and is the center of attraction in this region. After taking a short drive towards west of Lhasa we will be at Drepung monastery which is one of the largest monastery in Lhasa welcoming hundreds of Buddhist pilgrims from all over the place. Similarly, next day we will be sightseeing ancient Jokhang Temple where you will get the feeling of uniqueness and bit of surprise. Finally we visit Norbulinka palace and leave Lhasa to head towards Gyantse. On our way, we will pass through famous holy Yamdrok Lake. Further visit to various monasteries, dzongs and temples we will be at Shigatse, Shegar, Tingri and Rongbuk. From Rongbuk the feeling of accomplishment stirkes us as we will arrive at base camp of highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest. Finally we take a drive towards Zhangmu via Lallung pass where we can view the great views of Mt. Everest, Cho oyu and other neighboring peaks. Following the roadways we drive back to Kathmandu upcoming day.
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- Accommodation using standard hotel in Lhasa and best available Hotels/Guest Houses en route on twin sharing.
- Daily breakfast.
- All arrival/departure transfers by Good bus/ Vehicle.
- Local English speaking Guide.
- Entrance fees to monuments.
- Tibet Travel Permit Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner.
- Any meals arrangements in Kathmandu.
- Any Airfare and Airport taxes (Given separately for Lhasa sector).
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee (Given separately).
- Tibet Visa fee ( given separately).
- Personal travel Insurance, Medical Expenses, Emergency Evacuation/rescue in any form.
- Any expenses arising due to Landslides, political disturbances, strikes etc…
- Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tip etc.
- Any other extra cost which is not mentioned in above cost includes section.
Day to Day itinerary
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa.
- Transfer to the airport to fly over to Lhasa after having Breakfast. Arrive at Gongar Airport, 95 km away from Lhasa and then drive to Lhasa. Rest day free for Acclimatisation.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
- We will explore Lhasa after breakfast which mainly includes:
The Potala Palace:
Named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara, The Potala Palace, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959. The first palace was built in 637 BC by the Tibetan king as a present for his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China which now is a museum. This landmark is one of the wonders of the eastern architecture. You will be able to be in the Throne Room, Meditation Room, Bedroom of Dalai lama and Chapels of different Buddhist Gods and Goddesses inside the Museum.
Founded in 1416, Drepung Monastery approximately 8 KM to the west of central Lhasa was once Tibet’s largest and most influential monastery which shelters about 700 monks and attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the world. It was the home of the Dalai Lamas before the Potala Palace was built in the 17th century. Resemblance to a heap of white rice from a distance it was called “Monastery of the Collecting-Rice” (Drepung Gompa) in Tibet. You will be able to visit the Assembly Hall which showcases the statue of Dalai Lama XIII which is lit by butter lamps and visitors are offered with holy water to purify themselves. There are different paintings, scriptures and statues of Buddha which are decorated throughout the building which brings solace to every person visiting it.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
- Jokhang TempleJokhang temple is the most scared temple in Tibet which is the reminiscence of 7th century Cultural Revolution of Tibet. The experience that you get in this temple is incomparable to any other instances that you get to experience. You can see the the Four Guardian Kings, two on either side inside the temple where the main assembly hall or Dukhang opens to a paved courtyard beneath the open sky. You will be welcomed by the row of butter lamps in the altar just before the main entrance to the temple.
Norbulingkha meaning Jewel Park was the Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas in the western part of Lhasa. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site it once served as a administrative and religious centre from the time of Dalai Lama 7th. Within a walking distance from southwest of Potala Palace, this is the biggest human made garden in TIbet covering the area of around 36 hectares making it the hub for cultural songs, dances, music and festivals.
Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse.
- From Lhasa we will drive towards Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. This lake is considered as the holiest lake and an important centre for Buddhist pilgrimage. Gyantse is one of the remote places of Tibet which is not under Chinese influence whose virginity offers you with the chance to interact and be exposed to the true Tibetan lifestyle.
Visit the main attractions:
Gyantse is popular for its Fortress, the Dzong, a very special building, the Kumbum, and a monastery, the Pelkor Chode. This monastery was found in 1418 and initially wa s comprised with numbers of monasteries inside which now only has one monastery. The Kimbum has a strange structure and is decorated with number of pictures and thousands of statues.
Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse (3900m).
- On fifth day we will drive to Shigatse & en-route visit Shalu Monastery. Shigatse (3900m) is the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang. Visit Tashiluhnnpo Monastery, spectacular chapels and tombs of the Panchen Lamas & the Shigatse Free Market.
Day 06: Shigatse-Shegar then to Tingri(4300 m)
- Drive Shigatse to Tingri via Lhatze.
Day 07: Tingri- Rongbuk (5200 m)
- Drive Tingri to Rongbuk. Visit Rongbuk monastery and around.
Day 08: Rongbuk – EBC explore and back to Tingri ( 4300 m)
- After breakfast Visit Everest base camp then drive back to Tingri for night halt.
Day 09: Tingri-Zhangmu (2300 m)
- Drive through the nomad and Yak hightablends. to Zhagmu via Nyalam (3800 m), Lalung La pass (5050m) with panoramic view of Himalayan Peaks. With good weather conditions is possible to see the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo, and the Shisha Pangma.
Day 10: Zhangmu – Kathmandu 116 km
- Drive to Kathmandu through the Sunkosi river valley, following the old salt route from India to Tibet .
- Cost: €
- Duration: 10 days
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip starts in: Kathmandu
- Trip ends in: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: Appx 5000
- Activity: Tour
- Trip grade:
- Accomodation: Hotel,Guest House
- Transportation: Car,Bus,Plane
- Group size: 2 - 15pax
- Activity per day: 3 - 5 hours