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8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour

8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour


This tour is a classic small group tour to travel to Tibet. The tour includes many famous attractions in Tibet, such as Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Kumbum Monastery, and Tashi Lhunpho Monastery. And, you can much stunning natural scenery from the Everest Base Camp, such as Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, and Mount Everest. If you worry about the acute altitude sickness during visiting Tibet, this tour is a good choice to you. Because the altitude span of this tour is relatively small.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day1: Arrive in Lhasa

You can go to Lhasa by train or by plane. On your way to Lhasa, you may enjoy the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa river. When you arrive in Lhasa, your guide will take you to the booked hotel.

After arriving at the hotel, you’d better not rush to visit the attractions in Lhasa. You should have a good rest in the hotel to adapt to the high altitude in Tibet. If you really want to get out, you can visit the Potala Palace, which is a good place to take pictures.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street)

On this day, you will visit the famous Potala Palace, which is a must-see site in your Tibet tour. It is the world’s highest ancient castle-style buildings, known as the “pearl of the plateau.” Nowadays, almost everyone who travels to Tibet visits the Potala Palace.

After lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple which is the holy land in minds of Tibetan people. There are many pilgrims in Jokhang Temple every day. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, which can be said to be Lhasa’s ancient commercial. You can see many pilgrims who go around the Jokhang Temple. You can also go to the market and buy some souvenirs according to your willing.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa Tour (Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery)

You will go to Drepung Monastery in the morning and Sera Monastery in the afternoon. Both monasteries are very important in Tibet. The Drepung Monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple with a large-scale and many monks. During the Sholton Festival, there will be a sunbathing Buddhas ceremony, very spectacular. At the same time, it’s also a good place to learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

The Sera Monastery is best known for its debate of scripture. The Sera Temple debate is almost a fixed time and place, so many people are attracted to see the debate.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 4: Shigatse Tour

In the morning, you will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way to Shigatse, you can enjoy the Gampala Pass, Yamdrok Lake. The Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet with charming scenery.

Then, you will pass the Korola Glacier with stunning scenery. Finally, you can reach Shigatse after one and a half driving. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. Then, you can enjoy the scenery in Shigatse.

You will spend the night in Shigatse.

Day 5: Everest Base Camp Tour

You will visit Tashilunpo Monastery before leaving Shigatse. Then, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, which is a small town.

After lunch, you will pass Tsola Pass and Mount Everest National Nature Reserve to Everest Base Camp with an altitude of 5200 meters. The Everest Base Camp is the best position to view the Mount Everest Peak.

You will spend the night at Rongbuk Monastery.

Day 6: Return to Shigatse

On this morning, if the weather is nice, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak. Then, you will visit the Rongbuk Monastery. Finally, you will drive to Shigatse.

You will spend the night in Shigatse.

Day 7: Return to Lhasa

On this day, you will return to Lhasa. On the way, you will enjoy the scenery of Yalong Valley. After arriving in Lhasa, you will go to the hotel.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 8: Depart from Lhasa

You will depart from Lhasa to go home.

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