Lhasa EBC Tibet Tour

Lhasa EBC Tibet Tour

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

13 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Everest Base Camp (Tibet side)(5,200m))

Group Size

Minimum 2 pax

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive

Best Season:

All round the year

The Lhasa EBC Tibet Tour is one of the most exclusive tours of Tibet offering you the immense beauty of the vast topography, high mountain peaks, ancient tradition, and unique culture of Tibet. Our northern side EBC journey is specially designed for those looking to witness the mighty Mount Everest from the Tibet side along with Tibetan Buddhism.

This 13-day marvelous trip covers the world heritage site in Kathmandu Valley and most of the fascinating Tibetan cultural and historical sites in the cities and towns of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Rongbuk. During this amazing journey, you will be guided to must-visit landmarks in the country such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Gyantse Stupa, Tibetan Museum, Barkhor Market along with the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery and the Everest Base Camp.

If you are interested in exploring “Tibet: Roof of the World” full of panoramic mountain views, ancient monasteries, splendid palaces, magical lakes, and scenic drives, this itinerary is perfect for you.

Please contact us (Himalayan Trekkers) for any kind of services and information required in the Himalayas. 

 

Starting Price

USD 3249 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Lhasa

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

You will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Trekkers on arrival at the Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. 

In case of early arrival, sightseeing to Pashupatinath Temple - a holy Hindu site and Bouddhanath Stupa - the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal.

Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

A warm breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then your guide will pick you up for a guided sightseeing of World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares (Royal Palaces) and Swoyambhunath Temple - a pilgrim site for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. 

Later, you can explore the local markets of Ason, and Indrachowk. In the evening, stroll around the street and check-out the bars and fooderies in Thamel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Fly to Gonggar Airport & transfer to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. Once you land, our representative from Tibet will escort you to the hotel. 

Free to explore the local markets and streets in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs flight & 30 mins drive

Day 4

Full-day Lhasa Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

Another beautiful day starts with a delicious breakfast the hotel. Today, you will explore the popular landmarks in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. Firstly, you will be taken to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959. The palace has got 999 rooms. 

Then, we will drive to Jokhang Temple after aving lunch. Jokhang Temple is the most important and sacred site for all the pigrims of Tibet. 

After exploring the temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

After dinner, you will be driven back to the hotel for a comfortable night. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 5

Lhasa exploration

Meals included: Breakfast

Todays' Lhasa exploration commences from the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas, Norbulingkha Palace that is located at the bank of the Kyichu River. The huge garden of the palace is considered as the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. 

Then, we move to explore the Drepung Monastery which was the largest monastery in the country housing more than fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

Later we will drive to Sera Monastery, built-in 1419. This grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. 

In the hotel by the evening. 

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 6

Drive to Gyantse & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

The drive from Lhasa to Gyantse is about 260 km. It is an exciting drive as we drive past the Khamba La pass (4,794 m), Yamdrok Tso Lake, Karo La pass (5,045m), and many Himalayan peaks from the road.

By the late afternoon, we will reach the Tibetan settlement of Gyantse and take a walk around it.

Overnight in Gyantse. 

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house. house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 7

Drive to Shigatse & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Gyantse Dzong, which dates back to the 14th century and overlooks the Gyantse area. Then we explore Kumbum Monastery which literally means one hundred thousand images in the local language, famous for its gold dome.

After the morning sightseeing, we take a drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, which is little more than one hour and is 90 km away. After arriving at Shigatse, we will visit the Tashilumpo Monastery.

Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive to Shegar

Meals included: Breakfast

A scenic drive from Shigatse along the Friendship highway takes us to Shegar today. The drive is full of beautiful scenery. We will drive past the settlement of Lhatse and also drive past the Gyatso La Pass (5,220m). 

A brief stop at Natang Monastery is a must. Driving further ahead, we will stop at the Shakya Monastery with the biggest gold book in the world.

Overnight in Shegar.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 9

Drive to Rongbuk Valley

Meals included: Breakfast

After delicious breakfast with Tibetan tea, we will drive to Rongbuk Valley.

After reaching Rongbuk, we will take a brief rest and explore the valley. You can explore the Rongbuk Monastery area, interact with locals and monks, learn about the history of the monastery and valley in their library.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Monastery hostel/ tea house/ lodges. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 10

Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) (northern side)

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will begin our hike to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) on northerrn side. We will explore, capture some pictures, enjoy our best time in the base of the highest mountain and return back to the Rongbuk Valley for an overnight stay. 

 

Accommodation: Monastery hostel/lodge/tea house. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs hike.

Day 11

Drive to Shakya Monastery

Meals included: Breakfast

The sunrise over Everest will wake us up and we will start driving to the Shakya Monastery which was built in the 1073 A.D. 

This monastery is built in Mongolian architecture that is quite different from the monasteries of Lhasa. It houses some of the most magnificent artworks of Tibet, that have been surviving for centuries. 

Overnight at Shakya Monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel/ lodges/ monastery hostel. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 12

Drive back to Lhasa via Shigatse

Meals included: Breakfast

We will return back to Lhasa by enjoying the scenic drive via Shigatse.

After arriving Lhasa free time on your own.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 13

Departure from Tibet

Meals included: Breakfast

With a great bunch of memories and souvenirs, you bid farewelll to this beautiful nation and fly back to your hometown or onward destination. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigantse, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays/ monastery guests-house with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Airfare to Lhasa from Kathmandu 
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fees 
  • Land cruiser for all the ground transportation
  • A mineral water bottle
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government/applicable taxes and office service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.) 
  • Flight/train fare from Lhasa onwards 
  • Anything not mentoined in the INCLUSION section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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