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Expedition to the Everest

LHB03: 8 Days Small Group Tour to Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
After getting out of Lhasa Airport or train station, you will be met by our professional guide and then be escorted to the hotel for check-in. For the rest of the day, we highly suggest you have some rest at the hotel to get used to the high altitude.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
 Friendly Tips

Local 3 star hotels are arranged in this economical tour. Simple breakfasts served at the hotels are mainly local food. For those who look for some degree of comfort, we kindly suggest you consider taking our private tour instead.
Day 2 Lhasa
Potala Palace
After breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Potala Palace, the first destination of this Lhasa to Everest Base Camp group tour. It was founded in the seventh century, and now becomes a place for Dalai Lama to live and handle religious and administrative affairs. In the afternoon, we will continue our Lhasa small group tour to the Jokhang Temple, which is the holiest site of the Tibetan Buddhism with a history of over 1,300 years. After that, our guide will show you around the Barkor Street where you can buy some handicrafts of local features.

You will have a welcome dinner at a renowned local restaurant this night to have a taste of typical Tibetan flavor.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 3 Lhasa
Tibetan people
After breakfast, you will be taken to the Drepung Monastery by a comfortable drive. Seen from afar, this grand white building complex is like a giant pile of rice leaning against the hillside. You can have a full view of the Lhasa City when climbing to the top. After visiting there, we will continue our Tibet small group tour to the Sera Monastery, which was built in 1419 and still preserves ancient murals and tens of thousands of Buddha statues. The debate of Buddhist doctrines is the other highlight of Sera Monastery, which usually takes place during 15:30 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse
After breakfast, our guide and driver will come to get you at the hotel lobby, and then we will head for the second biggest city in Tibet - Shigatse. During the journey, we will pass by the vast farmland of Nyang Chu Valley, sapphire-like Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, and the pure Kharola Glacier. We will stop by at the famous Kumbum Monastery in Gyangtse in the midway.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Manasarovar Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 5 Shigatse - Lhatse - Dingri - Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse
Today, we will drive along the Friendship Way westwards from Shigatse to Tingri via Lhatse. Upon arrival, we will continue our trip along the gravel road to the Rongbuk Monastery, located at an altitude of 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) at the foot of the Mt. Everest. If it is clear, we can have a distant view of four mountains namely Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Qowowuyag, and Mt. Mayalu along the way, all of which are of a height of more than 8,000 meters (26,200 feet) above the sea level.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Rongbuk Monastery Tent or Guest House
Day 6 Rongbuk Monastery - Everest Base Camp (E.B.C) - Dingri - Shigatse
This morning, we will get up early to enjoy the sunrise over the Mt. Everest at Rongpuk Monastery. After that, we will hike up or take a shuttle bus to the E.B.C. and then trek for another a few minutes to the viewing platform of the Mt. Everest to enjoy the splendid scene.

When today's Mt. Everest exploration is over, we will drive back to Shigaste to stay overnight.

Tips: Due to the limited conditions, meals are not provided at tents or hostels near the E.B.C, but you can buy some food at the nearby booths and the average cost for a meal is CNY 30-50 per person.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: Manasarovar Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 7 Shigatse to Lhasa
Our clients at the Everest Base Camp
Today, we will drive back to the hotel in Lhasa for your leaving flight or train on the next day. Before leaving Shigatse, we will pay a visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the living place of Panchen Lama after the 4th Panchen (1567 - 1662) took charge of the temple. It also enshrines the largest copper Buddha statue in the world with a height of 26.2 meters (86.0 feet).

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 8 Departure from Lhasa
Your 1-week Tibet tour package concludes today. Please take your entire luggage to check out the hotel. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport or train station. Wish you a nice journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly tips about the free transfer service between airport and hotels:

Airport pick-up service upon arrival: There will be a private guide meet you at the airport or the railway station and accompany to take a taxi to the hotel according to your arrival time.

Airport drop-off service on your leaving day: It is shuttle service scheduled at 06:30am, 08:30am and 12:30pm. If there are less than 3 passengers, you may be delivered by public airport shuttle bus or taxi instead of our shuttle service. If you prefer to have a private see-off transfer to avoid the longtime waiting, please contact us in advance.
Tour Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
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  • The group size is limited to no more than 12. Departures are guaranteed even with only one person.
  • If you have three persons booking this tour together, you will enjoy a 5% discount; book the tour 3 months ahead of schedule, you will enjoy 5% discount. The two promotions can not be used in conjunction.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts based on double occupancy
  • Meals as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • One shared big oxygen tank in the car
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares/train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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