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8 Days Tibet Inspiring Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Feature: a circle trip that can appreciate all essences of Tibet in 8 days
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Tibet, the Rooftop of the World, has long exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the outside world. Pity that only by photos and videos that people could know about this mysterious land, and why not we just release ourselves from daily grid to lay eyes on the magical Buddhist kingdom?!

This adventure tour starts from Lhasa and also ends there, from the holy Potala Palace to awe-inspiring Mt.Everest, from secret Tibetan Buddhism to extraordinary sceneries of Tibet plateau, that definitely allow us to explore all beauties of mysterious Tibet in 8 days.

8 days, can be normal, or can be quite different! Just treasure this tour for your whole life.

Caring, experienced local guide & driver will be of great help to ensure your safety and comfort on the way.

All-round service, incl. Tibet Travel Permit, hotels, attraction admissions, insurance and other assistance.

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa (elevation 3700m) : Pick-up and Acclimatization
Today's Activities Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Newwu Train Station, then transfer you to downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to adapt yourself to the high altitude of about 3,650 meters above sea level.
Travel Tips Start taking anti-AMS medicines a week before your trip. When you arrived at the hotel, please be not so curious to walk much around the hotel, and all you need is a good rest in your room for necessary acclimatization, otherwise you may easily get mountain sickness. Besides, try to aviod catching a cold. And a first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.
Birdview of Tibet Beautiful Sceneries            
Birdview of Tibet Natural Sceneries            
Day 2 Lhasa (3700m) : Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Bazaar (B,L )
Today's Activities It believes that this day must leave a lifetime memory for your whole life. In the morning, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. The Jokhang Temple, we head to later, as the spiritual center of Tibet, will deeply impressed you by its magnificence and sincere pilgrims. Barkhor street, hugging the jokhang temple, is regarded as the crowded central Market in ancient section of Lhasa, and at where you can buy various Tibetan or other minorities’ souvenirs for your family and friends.
Travel Tips

1. Due to the popularity of Potala Palace and restriction on visitor numbers, perhaps it has difficulty on booking entrance tickets, so the visit of Potala Palace may shift to another day. But don't worry, we will make appropriate changes accordingly. 
2. For the protection of this world-famous cultural heritage, the visiting time for Potala Palace is limited in 1 hour.

Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Pilgrims Barkhor Street          
Potala Palace Pilgrims in Jokhang Temple Barkhor Bazaar          
Day 3 Lhasa (3700m) : Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery (B,L )

Today's Activities

After having breakfast, we will drive to the west of Lhasa about 11 km for visiting the Drepung Monastery, and which is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism. Later that day, the next visit is Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. Distinctively its famous debating activities are holding around 3-4pm regularly every working day that you should never miss.
Travel Tips 1. It is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water along your trip.
2. When you are in a monastery or a museum, please do not smoke, consume alcohol or make unnecessary noise; neither, do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags.
Drepung Monastery Buddhist Debate Praying Wheels          
Drepung Monastery Sera Buddhist Debate Praying Wheels          
Day 4 Lhasa - Yumdrok Yumtso Lake (4488m) - Gyantse : Pelkhor Chode Monastery (3950m) - Shigatse (3900m) / (B,L ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today we will drive about 2 hours (120 km) to appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous Sacred Lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seemly looks like a green jade, hence it was praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. Later, we arrive at Gyantse (2 hrs, 140 km), and take a one hour visit to the local popular Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the precious Kumbum Stupa. At last, we drive straight to Shigatse (1.5 hr, 150km) and check in there.
Travel Tips For amazing sceneries and beautiful legend, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake attracts seas of travelers from all over the world, also it is an excellent spot for photographic lovers. According to our customers' feedback, the sufficient sunlight in the afternoon is very suitable for taking photo there. So for those professional photographers, we can arrange the visiting of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake the next day when we come back from Shigatse. Just well prepare your camera for shooting this amazing place!
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Tibet Highway          
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Pilgrims & Highway          
Day 5 Shigatse (3900m): Tashilhunpo Monastery, Free Bazaar - Tingri (4390m) / (B,L ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities After breakfast, you will visit the most famous tourist spot of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Later on the way back to Lhasa, we will take you to a local free bazaar, here you can know more about local culture, customs and life condition of tibetan people. Later, we will head to Tingri, which is a huddle of Tibetan homes that overlooks a sweeping plain bordered by the towering Himalayan peaks of Mt.Everest (8848m) and Cho Oyu (8153m).
Travel Tips 1. This tour specially provides a chance to you to visit a local free bazaar, let you grasp a real tibet and tibetan people's life. And ChinaTourGuide.com released a exclusive blog based on our customer's real traveling experience for your sharing: Six Day Journey to My Dreamland - Tibet.
2. Tingri is where many travellers spend their first or last night en route to/from Mt.Everest. A tour to Mt.Everest is a bit hard for travelers, so you shall take enough clothes and traveling accessories to encounter harsh weather and poor traveling conditions.
Tashilhunpo Monastery Free Bazaar Tibetan Souvenir          
Tashilhunpo Monastery Free Bazaar Tibetan Souvenir          
Day 6 Tingri (4390m) - Mt.Everest Base Camp (5200m) - Tingri (B,L ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities Today you are to mark your life at a new highest level with a challenging adventure to awe-inspiring Mt.Everest! Firstly with a visit to Rongphu Monastery (5150m), the highest monastery in the world, we will see how the monks here to live in such a harsh environment. Later, we continue our trip to Mt.Everest Base Camp. Few words could be describled how exciting it will be when you exceed yourself and stand at the root of Mt.Everest. At last, we drive back to Tingri for staying night at hotel.
Travel Tips 1. The walk from Rongphu Monastery to EBC takes about two hours, or 15 minutes in a Land Cruiser. The route is obvious, past a glacial moraine and across a sandy plain. And along the road, you can see the China Post kiosk here is the world's highest post box.
2. After staying for several days in Tibet, most of travellers are becoming adaptable to the high altitute, while if you feel any uncomfortable, just tell our guide instantly, and he would help you to overcome any difficulty. Remember that slow pace and stable mood are crucial during the tour.
nepal highway Mt.Everest Base Camp Mt.Everest          
Views along the road Mt.Everest Base Camp Snow covering Mt.Everest          
Day 7 Tingri - Shigatse - Lhasa (B,L ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities This day seems a driving day for your adjustment in the car before leaving Tibet. We will drive back to Lhasa from Tingri along the same route. Of course, if you see any interesting thing, you can ask for a short stop for taking pictures or rest. You wouldn't miss any extraordinary scenery that leave deep impression to you.
Travel Tips For more travel tips for Tibet tour, kindly visit here.
Day 8 Depart Lhasa : See-off at airport or railway station
Today's Activities This is the last day you staying in Tibet, after breakfast, you can enjoy free time till our driver and tour guide see you off at airport or railway station. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory and may you have a wonderful journey home.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Tibet Entry Permit & Tibet Travel Permit: providing for free before your arrival, free shipping to you, while excluding Air or Urgent Express Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Special Assistance: Local guide helps you to overcome any difficulty; Government taxes & Service charges
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotel in Lhasa
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa is chain-operated hotel. It is located in Wenjiang District and was opened in 2006. It is a business holiday hotel with more than 200 guest rooms. The hotel also provides elegant Chinese and Western restaurants, splendid banquet with modern facilities, conference room and recreation items. It abuts to Lhasa riverside and Gong Ba Ri Mammon Mountain. People can enjoy wonderful views of Lhasa.
Lhasa Hotel
Lhasa Hotel
A 4-star hotel, the Lhasa Hotel is located in the Holy Land of Lhasa with an altitude of 3,600 meters. It occupies 7-floors and was recently renovated in 1999. The hotel has a range of restaurants that provide Sichuan, Western, Indian and Tibetan food. The hotel is near the famous Norbulingka or Lobulinka, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. Located only 10 minutes by car to the center of Holy Town and the magical and Potala Palace. Situated approximately 95kms from the airport.
Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
As a 3 star hotel, Shambhala Hotel Lhasa is near the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace with easy access to all great attractions. With a total of 70 comfortable rooms and suites, the hotel is 10km away from the Railway Station and 70km away from the Lhasa Airport.
Hotel in Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Being situated in front of the legendary Tashilumpo Monastery, where the great Master Panchen lives, and overlooking the serene Pearl Lake. Shigatse Jiumu Yamei Hotel was built with a charismatic blend of some European aspects, Chinese characteristics, as well as some late Tibetan culture element, which evidently display the dignity, comfort, and uniqueness of the hotel.
Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Hotel
As a 3-star hotel for foreigners, it is a four-storey building of Chinese style. Besides perfect equipments, the hotel is decorated in Chinese style. There are 123 rooms including luxurious flat lets, standard rooms, Tibetan-style standard rooms and single rooms with hot water supply.
Hotel in Tingri
Tingri Everest Hotel
Tingri Everest Hotel
Tingri Everest Hotel is 100 km away from the base camp of the world famous Quomolangma Peak, and 120 km from Gemagou Valley as the most beautiful valley on earth. The hotel has 180 beds, including standard rooms, Tibetan standard rooms, high-grade economic rooms and ordinary economic rooms.

Meals :

- For breakfasts, usually, the hotel reservations in large city include breakfast;
- For lunch and supper, you do not have to eat the same food every time in tourist restaurants; It means that you can choose your favorite restaurant to have a meal. And in Lhasa, wider choices that you can have relatively, like western food, chinese set meal or something else, but in other small city or town, you may face fewer options;
- In all, we will do our utmost to ensure your best dining experience in Tibet.

Common Meals in Tibet Restaurant Tibetan Sesame Lamb Chops

Featured Cuisines in Tibet:

(1) Buttered Tea : Buttered tea is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee.
(2) Zanba : The staple food of Tibetan people is Zanba, a kind of dough made with roasted highland qingke barley flour and yak butter with water.
(3) Besides, Tibetan people prefer to eat delicious dry yak and cow jerky that you can have a try.

Tibetan Buttered Tea Tibetan Zanba

Namtso Lake

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Namtso Lake is the highest lake in the world sitting at 4,718 meters above sea level, it is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and is adored by the local people.



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Norbulingka, meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan, the biggest man-made garden in Tibet, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, about 0.6 miles southwest to Potala Palace.


Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".


Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

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