Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a complete tour package that covers the major attractions of Lhasa and Central Tibet and once in a lifetime experience of Everest Base Camp. The tour is designed with Kathmandu – Lhasa fly in and overland drive out to Kathmandu back. Witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local Tibetans and observe religious customs to give you and insight into the Tibetan life and religious practices. After visiting the palaces and monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse overland drive to the famous Rongphu Monastery and day-hike to North Everest Base camp from where the views of the North Face of Mt. Everest is awesome.
Enjoy exploring the hidden and most exotic Himalayan city of the world. We then drive into the Himalayan landscape following exotic trail all the way to the Lap of Mt Everest. Visit famous touristic destination around Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum, cultulra villages, historic artifacts, ancient monasteries and shrines and enjoy the warm welcoming of the inhabitants.Flourished with best natural sight, Himalayan panoramic view, mystical Namtso Lake view, exotic wilderness, cultural villages and entire touch of Tibet and views of Mt Everest (8848m). You will be thrilled by the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and Tibetan countryside. Afterwards, we fly back to kathmandu from Lhasa.
Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Xing Ding Hotel.
Visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple &Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery – O/N at Xing Ding Hotel.
Full Days Sightseeing Tour In LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – O/N at Gyantse Hotel.
Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor&Kumbum Monastery. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse(1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside – Manasarover Hotel.
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House
Hike up to Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk -Drive to Shigatse O/N at Manasarover Hotel.
Drive back to Lhasa O/N at Xing Ding Hotel.
Departure to Gonggar airport and fly back to Kathmandu and you will have few hours in Kathmandu before you fly back home sweet home.
Accommodation in Tibet
In most of the cities and towns, hotels and guest houses are available. Lhasa accommodation ranges from the simple guest houses to five star hotels. Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang offers up to three star hotels. Moreover, now few government alliance classical grand hotels are also being operated in the big cities. While in other smaller or remote areas, accommodation is available mainly in guest houses and they are very simple.
Transporation in Tibet
In Lhasa, there are many options for getting around, such as taxis, busses, minibuses, pedicabs and jeeps. There are also cars and bikes for rent. In more remote areas, the road conditions are not very well developed, making traveling by taxi and bus difficult if not impossible. In such cases, minibuses and jeeps are the only option.
Currency in Tibet
The unit of currency is Chinese Yuan. The Bank of China can exchange all foreign currencies. The banks in Tibet/China are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Travelers Cheques and credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa.
Safe Drinking water in Tibet
Drinking tap water is to put on a risk while you are travelling to any foreign location. There is a well said thought that “Precautions is better than cure”. Thus we need to follow this safety measures in Tibet also. So, you are recommended to go with bottle water (don’t forget to check the seal) and follow well established and authorized brands. Besides, if you wish to drink boiled water than remember to instruct the service -man to boil it for 15-20minutes.
Altitude sickness in Tibet
Known as the Roof of the World, Tibet is one of the highest places on earth. Due to Tibet's high altitudes, many visitors from low-altitude areas may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people suffer minor effects of altitude sickness only, which include headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape before you arrive in Tibet will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.
Passport and Visa Information
Travelling to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be obtained in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China is not the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese tourist visa will still need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for foreign travelers travelling to Tibet from mainland China. To acquire the permit you need to book a guide for your entire trip and pre-arrange private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa also requires additional permits which are arranged by the company you are travelling with.
Tibet is a remote location, and if you become seriously injured or very sick, you may need to be evacuated by air. Under these circumstances, you don’t want to be without adequate health insurance. Be sure your policy covers evacuation.
Flight to Lhasa
there are two direct flights between Lhasa and Kathmandu, run by Sichuan Airline and Air China. The best thing about flying to Tibet from Nepal is the stunning bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak.