8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Group Tour

Overview:  This 8 days   Everest base camp tour is the perfect way for a taste of Tibet's best in a short amount of time. You ...

It's so great journey to Everest base camp from Tibet.


This 8 days Everest base camp tour is the perfect way for a taste of Tibet's best in a short amount of time. You will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa for the first three days. Then you’ll be properly acclimatized and begin to visit the vast expanses of the Tibetan landscape including the magnificent views of Mt. Everest, the third pole of the world.

On the way to Mt Everest Base Camp, we’ll have a chance to visit holy Yamdrok Lake, the glistening Karo La Glaciers, Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse and Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse. From there, you’ll ascend to over 5000 meters above sea level to reach EBC. And then you can see the sunrise the following morning before returning to Lhasa. 

At a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing— the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing— Drak Yerpa, Sera monastery

Day 4: Lhasa- Gyantse (4040 m)-Shigatse(3840m), 96km, approx 7hrs

Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse  Kumbum, Far view of Gyantse Fortress

Day 5: Shigatse -Tingri -Rongbuk –EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery, the sunset of golden Everest peak

Day 6: EBC-Shigatse, 350km, approx. 7hrs

Attractions: Sunrise of Everest Peak, Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery

Day 7: Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx. 6-7hrs

Attractions: Yungdrungling Monastery

Day 8: Lhasa departure

Daily Itinerary: 

Day1 Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the Himalayas or you can spend 1-2 days to cross the breathtaking Tibetan Plateau by train. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the Lhasa Airport/Railway by our staff and transferred to the hotel. From the airport, it takes about 1.5 hours. From the train station, it only takes 20 minutes. And then you’d better have a good rest in your hotel to get acclimatized to the high altitude. If you feel good, you can wander around the city and take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace, but try not to overtax yourself.

Manasteries in Tibet

Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing- Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

The first station is Drepung Monastery about 45km to the north of Lhasa. It’s the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries'. The hot attraction is the site of the annual Shoton Festival, with the display of huge Buddhist painting on the hillside.

After lunch, you will head to the Sera Monastery which is another one of the ‘Great Three’ Gelug monasteries. It’s famous for the valuable sutra Kanjur kept in it. The most attractive event is the Buddhism activities of "Monks Debate" for around 15:00 – 17:00 every day.

You will have a welcoming dinner that night, talking with group members from all over the world. 

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace

Today’s tour starts by visiting the famous world heritage Potala Palace, located on the Red Hill 2km northwest of Lhasa. It's well known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Also, the most valuable collections in Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet and the ultimate pilgrimage destination. The most valuable collection in the Jokhang Temple is the statue of Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. From there, you will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street where you can drink the sweet tea, chatting with locals to understand the real life in Lhasa.

Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, Approx 6hrs

After a full exploration of Lhasa, we will drive over the Kampala Pass (4794m) from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, you will take a short hike along the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains.

Later you will enjoy the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it.

Then you will visit Pelkor Chode Monastery which is built in the15th century and situated on the northwestern edge of Gyantse. It’s famous for the splendid Buddhist Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Tower).
 Beautiful sunrise of Mount Everest

Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, Approx 7hrs

Today we will go straight from Shigatse to Everest base camp. After getting the Alien’s travel permit, you will be through the Tsola Pass (4600M) and the Gyatsola Pass (5248M) which are great spots for all mountains of the Himalayas over 8,000 meters. From here, you can see the world's highest five peaks. From Geu La, you will reach to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world. The surprising view of Everest from here will be the highlight of your journey! Then we will drive to the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can get a breathtaking glimpse of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

Travel note:

According to weather condition, you will stay in Everest Tent Camp from May to Oct, or at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse because of cold weather from Nov to Apr.

Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, Approx 6hrs

When you wake up, you will see the wonderful sunrise of Everest Peak in fair weather. On the way from the Tent hotels to Everest Base Camp, if you like trekking, you can spend about two hours doing a short trek. Later you will get to Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. After sightseeing, we will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

on the way to Lasha from Everest base camp, you can view beautiful sightseeing.

Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, Approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, which is the home of Panchen Lama. On the way to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, you will enjoy the views of the beautiful Yarlung River and a number of beautiful local villages. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Lhasa with a lot of time to wander the Lhasa city and sort out the beautiful photos you took.

Day 8 Depart From Lhasa

Your 8-days EBC tour ends today. After breakfast, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.

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