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)(5090 m.)

Group Size

Minimum 2 pax

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Why do you always prefer to showcase the Everest from Nepal? Let's try the new one... Are you ready to overlook Mt. Everest from the Lhasa side? You will get a different experience... So, focusing on the demand of the tourists we have come up with the plan to make this beautifully designed Lhasa EBC Tibet Tour.

Lhasa EBC Tibet Tour is an amalgam of the natural and cultural heritage of Tibet. In Nepal, the EBC tour is one of the famous and popular tours which are fascinated by many people. The major attractions of this 2 week trip in Tibet are Mt. Everest Base Camp and Rongphu Monastery.

We will start our journey by flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu and explore the natural and cultural wonders of Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse. The view of Everest from the Tibetan side is a unique experience as you can drive as near as 4 Km to the Everest base camp, the starting point of the climb to the summit of the highest peak. The view is also very close to this side.

So, are you ready and excited about this wonderful trip?

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 city of temples; Kathmandu and sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting, greeting and welcoming, you will be transferred to the hotel.

In case of early arrival sightseeing to Pashupatinath temple area and Bouddhanath stupa area. Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, you will be received by the city tour guide with a private vehicle for the sightseeing of Kathmandu durbar square, swaymbhunath (monkey temple) and will also explore the evening local markets.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Gongar Airport and transfer to Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar airport and transferred to Lhasa where the representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there in the Gongar airport.

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

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus flight and 30 min drive.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Meals included: BB

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms. The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built-in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Drive to Gyantse. Sightseeing of the area in the afternoon.

Meals included: BB

The drive from Lhasa to Gyantse is about 275 k. It is an exciting drive as we drive past the Khamba La pass (4794 m), Yamdrok Tso Lake, Karo La pass (5045m) 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.

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

Day 7

Drive to Shigatse and sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Gyantse Dzong, which dates back to the 14th century and overlooks the Gyantse area. Kumbum 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 2nd 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.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive to Shegar.

Meals included: BB

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 Gyamtso La pass.

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.

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

Day 9

Drive to Rongbuk valley.

Meals included: BB

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 monastery area, interact with locals and monks, learn about the history of the Rongbuk 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 (northern side).

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will begin our hike to Everest base camp. We will explore, capture some pictures, enjoy our best time in the base of the highest mountain and return back to the Rongbuk valley overnight. 

 

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

Day 11

Drive to Shakya Monastery.

Meals included: BB

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 by Gongjue Jiebu, to spread his esoteric theory of Buddhism in the whole world.

This monastery got the name Shakya as it was built on the chalky hill and Shakya means chalky earth in Tibetan.

Overnight at Shakya Monastery.

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

Day 12

Return drive to Lhasa via Shigatse.

Meals included: BB

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 the roof of the world; Tibet airport.

With a great bunch of memories and souvenirs, you will say goodbye to Himalayan nations where a representative of Himalayan trekkers will transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight back to your hometown.

 Have a safe journey and Please do visit Nepal and other Himalayan nations on your next vacation too! 

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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 and 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.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Land cruiser for transportation.
  • Airfare to Lhasa.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airfare from Lhasa.


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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