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Mt. Everest Base Camp Tour

This is the most popular Everest Base Camp tour. At your arrival in Lhasa, you will be greeted by the lovely blue skies and an impressive glimpse at the gigantic Potala Palace, perched on a red hill. You’ll begin your stay at the holy city of Lhasa visiting its prominent historical and religious sites like the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Sera and Drepung monasteries.  Then you will drive into the terrains of the young Himalayan region, the sprawling holy Yamdrok Lake, the thriving Karo la glaciers, the mystical Gyantse Khubum stupa and the Tashi Lhunpo monastery. The Himalayan terrain is comprised of many different geological formations and a superb panorama of the Himalayan mountain range. You’ll spend a night at the foot of the world, the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. You may take a short hike of 6km at the Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC), quite challenging at the high altitude, then we will retrace the road back to Lhasa, driving along the Northern friendship highway.

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type:Group Tour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Size: Max 6-12

Total price $960.


Price varies according to the number of people

in your group, category of hotel, transportation

and other services you request. Please contact us with

these important details first

Tour price for 6-12 people, 960USD per person.

Discounted price of 860USD per person from 

November 1st to April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 90USD.

Itinerary in short

Day 1: Arrival and pick up at, either, the Gongkar Airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2:Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung and Sera monastery.

Day 4:Lhasa to Shigatse, stopping on the way to visit the Tashi Lhunpu monastery.

Day 5:Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery.

Day 6:Rongbuk to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 7:Shigatse to Gyantse, stopping in Yamdrok Lake, Karola. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 8:End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange your transportation to either the train station or the airport in Lhasa.


Itinerary in detail

Day 1: You will arrive at Lhasa either by fly or by train. Your Tibetan guide and driver will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs. drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. Check in the hotel and relax the rest of the day to acclimatize your body to the new altitude and alleviate the jet lag. ​ Day 2: In second day we will visit the Potala Palace so, most likely, you will be challenged climbing up the Potala Palace (3,700m above sea level) but you will get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas. You will hear the story of the Dalai Lamas and see the chapels where the Dalai Lamas studied, rested, and worked. You will also get to see the former Dalai Lamas’ graves, beautifully decorated. Continue your tour to the Jokhang Temple, within walk distance from the Potala Palace. It is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. You will see many pilgrims nearby the temple. Entering the first floor of the temple and absorbing the religious atmosphere, you will see pilgrims donating butter lamp in front of Buddha’s statue. While learning about more Buddhism and Lamas, you will gain a feeling of the vast history of Tibetan Buddhism. You might also listen red-robed Lamas praying. You will walk up to the roof of the temple, take some pictures of the gold roof and enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Lhasa while observing pilgrims praying in front of the temple. Finally, we will join in the local traditional pilgrimage route with a relaxing walk in a large circular path around the Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street. The street is filled with pilgrims taking part in religious activities and street vendors selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods and religious items. If you like you can also ask your tour guide to arrange a visit at a Thangka workshop, and marvel at the fabulous Thangka art work. We’ll take you back to your hotel ​ Day 3:In the morning you will visit Drepung Monastery. Deprung monastery is one of the world’s largest monasteries, housing more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama prior to moving to the Potala Palace. Destruction has taken place at different times, but you can still fully enjoy it. You can walk through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes of monks’ apartments, which are more like a typical village. This unforgettable day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery. It was built in the 15th century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who was a disciple of Tsongka pa. The monastic colleges in Sera house several hundred monks from different parts of Tibet. The famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks takes place every afternoon except on Sundays. We’ll take you to your hotel ​ Day 4:Today we will be driving approximately 6 hours from Lhasa to Shigatse through the Friendship highway. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet. In the afternoon you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet and the seat of Panchen Lama. You’ll get to admire the beautiful frescoes, statues and sculptures. You will see a giant statue of Future Buddha decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and amber. Proceed to a Tibetan market to experience the distinctive local life. Overnight stay in Shigatse.asa. ​ Day 5:We’ll begin the day driving to the Rongbuk Monastery in Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC). Even though it is a long drive, the views are spectacular on a clear day, you can see the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks over 8,000, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to the Rongbuk Monastery, the first sight of the mighty Mt. Everest will simply leave you speechless. All the hardship you bore along the way will be all worth it. The best times to watch Mt. Everest’s are early morning and late afternoon when Everest is shining like a goddess in the sun glow. ​ Day 6:We will wake up early morning to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world. After breakfast, take a sightseeing by mini bus to the Everest Base Camp which is about 8 km from Rongpuk Monastery. You can also hike up if you are up to it. At the EBC, you can get a closer view of Mount Everest. The top part of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round, when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like a white pyramid. You’ll get to see a famous unique natural formation of clouds that hang at the peak of Mt. Everest, known as “Flag Cloud”. The “flags” will appear around the peak in various shapes and sizes and will move freely according to the wind direction ​ Day 7:We will drive from Shigatse to Lhasa, and visit to Gyangtse Pelchu monastery, Karo la, Yamdok Lake. The highlight is the Kubum Stupa, 35m-high, with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. You will pass by the imposing Karo-la Glacier (5045m) along the highway before you visit Yamdok Lake. You will also get to view the famous holy lake Yamdrok. It is one of the clearest lakes without any pollution in Tibet. Overnight stay in Lhasa. ​ Day 8:This is your last day of this eight days trip, so your guide will take you to the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa.

Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 


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Important  notice when you visit the Potala palace

To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.

 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week

 Service included and Excluded in the group tours

The following 15 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries    permits to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the  itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle  to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share  

 a room with another member but if you prefer to be by  yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational  and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train  station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after    your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters


What to bring


Warm Clothing

Tibet features a large temperature

difference between morning and

evening, even in June and July.

Please carry sufficient clothes,

such as down jacket and sweater.

Sleeping Bag

It is necessary for those entering

Tibet by road or visiting outside Lhasa.

Ginger Powder

Hotels in most locations outside Lhasa may have less-than-sanitary beds and bedding. Sprinkling some ginger powder on your bed can prevent louses from disturbing your sleep.


Ultraviolet rays are strong on the

Tibetan Plateau.Therefore,sunglasses

and sunscreen products are required.

Ration and Beverage

It is best to prepare sufficient

highcaloric rations,such as biscuits, chocolates and candies, as well as plenty of drinking water. Incidents such as car breakdowns happen from time to time in Tibet.

In case of emergency, please bring

with you enough food and water.

Hotel imformation


Food imformation

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Lhasa Highlights Tour

Mount Kailash Tour


Tibet-Naple Overland Tour


Ganden-Samye Trek


Lhasa-Namtso Tour

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