Lhasa is Tibet’s capital and the capital of Tibet’s Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace, which used to be the residences of the Dalai Lama. In addition, Lhasa has several significant Buddhist monasteries and temples. Jokhang and Barkhor bazaar are other attractions where you can see and get the popular restaurants to experience different Tibetan foods and shops to buy souvenirs. Moreover, Sera and Drepung monasteries can amuse you due to their debating dance and other aspects.
The distance from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is 459 Kilometers, and you will have a rough drive of about 100 km from Tingri to Rongphu town or monastery. Everest’s Base Camp is located 3.6 KM South of Rongbuk Monastery at an altitude of 5200m (17060ft). You can not drive up to the Base Camp. You have to hike or trek from Rongbuk Monastery to the Base Camp for a couple of hours.
While choosing Lhasa Everest Base Camp (EBC) Tibet Tour – 7 Nights 8 Days, you will be able to explore the unique Shigatse town and further to Everest Base Camp. The North Face or The North Col of Mt. Everest (8848m) can be visibly seen from the Everest Base Camp (EBC). To approach this scenic place, you will follow the itinerary from Lhasa to the nearest border between Nepal and Tibet. The trail separates from Tingri and follows the rough road to Rongbuk Monastery. The next day early in the morning, you will hike to EBC by walking or hiring a horse cart. After the devastating earthquake in April 2015, the road from the Kodari border has been frequently obstructed.
HimalayanWindows often organizes an eight-day Tibet overland tour itinerary with Private Small Group tours to EBC from Lhasa & If you want more adventure and a happy trek into Tibet’s highlands, we suggest you choose Mount Everest Advance Base Camp Trek, which is quite challenging but more fun.
Fly (1 Hr.) to LHASA over crossing over the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization- Hotel.
Two full-day sightseeing tours to LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE, and SERA & DREPUNG MONASTERIES. Overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse and Yamdroktso. Enroute visit Yamdroktso and Phalkhor and Khumbub stupa in Gyantse. Drive to Shigatse. O/N at hotel.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Ronghuk via Lhatse and Shegar. On the way, we will encounter a few high passes, Gyatso La, Gawu La, and Nyalam Passes. On the top of Gawu La, we will be able to witness the spectacular view of the Himalayan Ranges. We will follow the bumpy road to Rongbuk, it about 100 Km. O/N at guest house.
You will hike to Everest base camp either on foot or hiring horse cart, Explore around EBC and back to Rongbuk (4+4 KM) and drive back to Shegar. O/N at Guest house. [If time permits, drive to Shigatse].
Visit Tashilomphu Monastery; Explore around Shigatse and drive direct to Lhasa. O/N at Hotel.
Drive to Airport or Train station for the destination to either Kathmandu or China.
Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…
Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make it the world's tenth-largest nation. Tibet is under China's occupation and has been divided, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historical Tibet, which it names China's Tibet Autonomous… Read More »