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Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike

Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike is produced to enjoy the ancient culture and natural attraction of Tibet. This is the most admirable journey among our adventure travelers which gives you an opportunity to explore the amazing view of the majestic Mount Everest and attractive Tibetan countryside with alluring culture of the ancient towns including Lhasa Gyantse and Shigatse. 

  • Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike
  • Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike

Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike allows us to explore the former Palace of Dalai Lama, the massive Potala, Tibet's world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple with its priceless statues, the Norbulingkha, Lama's summer palace and Barkhor bazaar, the bustling of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim's Kora route around Jokhang are also the major activities that we will enjoy while we are in Lhasa. We will also visit Sera and Drepung monasteries which are situated outside of Lhasa city.

After exploring Lhasa, we begin our adventure overland drive to Everest base camp passing through the beautiful lakes, culturally rich towns like Gyantse and shigatse where we immerse ourselves in the Buddhist culture and tradition. Furthermore, we pass through the views of snowy peaks, cross the many high passes, and numerous alpine settlements having plenty of time to explore these natural and cultural allures. 

The highlights of Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike will be your visit to the highest base camp of Everest. Of course, the sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen firsthand to be truly appreciated.

Trip Itinerary

Lhasa Tour with Everest base camp hike – short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by Air or Train

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing

Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse

Day 06:  Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery

Day 07: Hike to Everest Base Camp back to Shigatse

Day 08: Drive from Shigatse to Tsedang

Day 09: Visit Sayme Monastery (Yarlung Valley)

Day 10: Final departure from Tibet

Tour Cost: Please contact us and let us know the number of members in your group, the category of hotels you would like to stay with and any other special desires or interests of yours. We will be glad to quote you the price as per your requirements.

Tour Guides:

We can provide the equipment and infrastructure along with the dedicated, multilingual leaders, guides, and drivers needed to make your trek, pilgrimage, or cultural tour of Tibet a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!  Alpine Eco Trek is the pioneer in Tibet tours and treks. Its dedicated team has gained long experience in tourism and hospitality specializing in Tibet tours, Treks and mountain overland tours. During your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan culture and way of life.

Hotel and Accommodations:

Now, Lhasa has many five stars hotels; there are so many nice and standard hotels in Lhasa, Gyatnse and Shigatse. We can organize any kinds of hotels and guest houses as per your requirements. Please be noted that the facilities and services along Friendship highway, especially Zhangmu, Nyalam, Tingri, Saga and Kailash part are still very basic. Read more

Transportation:

Lhasa, Tibet is now connected with the Railways network with mainland China. From any parts of mainland china you can take the amazing train journey to Lhasa which takes about two days to reach the capital. Roads and highways in Tibet are pretty much in condition now! Normally we use 4WD jeep, Van or minibus to carry tourists and trucks for kitchen logistics and equipments.

Food:

While you are in cities you can get verities of good meals but while you are on a trek or along the highways there are less varieties and not so good food so it is advised to bring some dry food of your own all the time. Due to the high altitude you may feel not so hungry or lose your appetite which is common symptom of altitude, no worry and try to eat as much as you can. You need more energy while you are in the high altitude areas. Many travelers suffer from diarrhea in Tibet, so please be careful with the varieties of food and try to have some light meals with more soups and tea.  Please avoid eating raw food like vegetable salads, etc… always try to eat well cooked meals and drink only boiled or sealed packed mineral water.

High Altitude Sickness in Tibet

What is High Altitude Sickness?
High altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), or altitude illness, is a pathological condition at high altitude which is caused by the combination of reduced air pressure and lack of oxygen. An altitude above 3000 meters is usually defined as high altitude, and most places in Tibet are higher than this level. Therefore, AMS is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. Read more

Detail Itinerary

Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike – detailed itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by Air or Train
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or Train station you will be greeted by one of our Tibetan guides and take you to Lhasa city, the capital of Tibet. The rest of the day can be spent resting and acclimatizing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will first visit to Jokhang Temple which is the most revered shrine in the Tibetan world. It is constantly bustling with devout worshipers. IN the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is located just a few miles North of Lhasa city. The monastery is home to several hundred monks. You will drive back to Lhasa for overnight.

Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing
Your hard earned journey to the roof of the world will not be complete without exploring the massive Potala palace. The Palace is Lhasa's major attraction and is a truly wonder of eastern architecture. Your first glimpse of this enormous structure will be a glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once home to the Dalai Lama. This really amazing day will end up with a visit to the Drepung - once the world's largest monastery, home to more than 5000 monks which situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles beyond the city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse
Your amazing day begins with an overland journey towards Gyantse. We follow the Friendship Highway by jeep or van and cross the Khamba La at an elevation of 4794 meters from where we can see the stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang SA (7252m). As we head toward the west over another high pass the Karo La 5045 meters, we can view the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. Then we arrive to Gyantse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages after few hours of drive. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse
Today will be an exciting day as we will visit the fort of historic Gyantse fort. This fort dates back to the 14th century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and surrounding valleys. Before leaving we will also visit the famous Gyantse Kumbum. This magnificent structure is the largest stupa in Tibet. If the exquisite gold dome is not enough, this stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings. Thereby, we continue our trip to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. This city is only 90 km far away from Gyantse Kumbum which takes about an hour and half drive to Shigatse, a city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. After exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06:  Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery
As usual, after breakfast, you will drive south towards the main Himalayan range while passing over Pang La. The panoramic view from the top of Pang La is really breathtaking. In the afternoon, the trip will descend into the Rongbuk valley from where you will have a first glimpse of amazing Mt. Everest.
Overnight at guest house.  

Day 07: Hike to Everest Base Camp back to Shigatse
Today is a memorable, challenging and amazing day for you since the trip is heading to Everest Base Camp. You will start a stunning hike from Rongbuk monastery y to Everest base camp which is 8km on foot. If you want to skip this challenging hike it is possible to hire a government bus ride from Rongbuk to EBC. The views of Mt. Everest from so close make the mountain seem even more impressive than before. Of course, it is a truly amazing experience to stare up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world. After lunch, drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 08: Drive from Shigatse to Tsedang
After breakfast, you will drive to Tsedang via a slightly different route. So, sit back and enjoy another full day of beautiful mountains under an endless Himalayan sky. Upon reaching Tsedang, check into hotel and rest of the time will be spent relaxing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Visit Sayme Monastery (Yarlung Valley)
Breakfast will be at hotel, the trip crosses the widest part of Yarlung Zangpo River. You will visit the first Monastery in Tibet Samye Monastery. It is two hours on a local boat just to cross the River and another half an hour by local tractor or truck to reach Samye valley. You will have a bird's eye view down from the Yungbulakang Palace, a wonderful architectural site perched on a cliff give you most wonders of how ancient Tibetan People live in such a peaceful wide open valley. A visit to Tibetan kings' tombs, the gigantic burial grounds and exceptional antique looking Tanddruk Monastery give you a dream of its passed glory. Of course, it is one of the oldest buildings in the Tibetan world. Then back to Tsedang  for overnight stay.

Day 10: Final departure from Tibet
In the early morning our guide and driver will drop you off to airport or train station for your onward journey, it is time to say good bye to your guide and driver until next adventure.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Service Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
  • All monasteries entry fees
    Special permit for Everest base camp hike
    Guided tour as per the program
  • English speaking Tibetan guide during whole trip in Tibet,
  • One hand land cruiser or van during the overland tour,
    Twin sharing hotel in Lhasa on bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodation enroot in Guesthouses inclusive breakfast during the overland drive.
  • All government taxes and official expense

Service Excludes:

  • Any fares of plane or train
  • Lunch, dinner in the cities
  • Travel insurance
    Tibet Visa fees
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural Calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc
  • Tips for guide and support crew (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Why travel with us?

Why travel with us?

Our Goal
At Alpine Eco Trek our goal is to provide an affordable Himalayan travel experience for our clients that is second to none, an experience that reveals the full beauty and grandeur of this magical and holy land. Our trips provide time for both adventure and reflection while establishing genuine and caring connections with our clients with the aim of providing insights into the people and places that make the Himalayan region so fascinating.

Conservation and Cultural Awareness
The Himalayan region is especially fragile, not only in terms of flora and fauna, but also with respect to the cultural and religious beliefs and customs of its people. At Alpine Eco Trek we follow a “tread lightly, leave nothing behind” philosophy that seeks to respect and honor the region and its people.

Guidelines& Considerations
Here are some guidelines and considerations that we believe will help you to choose a qualified travel company. If you keep them in mind when reviewing the many travel options you have, we believe you will choose Alpine Eco Trek to lead your next Himalayan travel adventure.

01) Before booking a trip be confident that your trip provider respects the land and culture in which you will be traveling, and that guides, porters and other staff members receive fair pay and are provided with proper clothing and footwear, as well as nutritious food and accommodations.

02) Make sure your company is registered with the appropriate local travel and trekking associations, that they are a certified company professionally established and operating under the laws of the land(s) in which you will travel.

03) Ensure that the travel company you select is fully knowledgeable about local environmental issues, and that they are sensitive to and aware of all issues pertaining to the inhabitants of the region.

04) Make sure that the company you choose attends to the small but important details of toilet arrangements, cooking fuel and rubbish disposal, first aid and,

05) That they have the appropriate travel insurance and abide by the regulations regarding operation of a travel and trekking company.

You can be assured that Alpine Eco Trek follows all of these guidelines at all times.

FAQs

Tibet Tours and Trekking Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: What kind of permits do I need to visit Tibet?
Answer: Normally you will need two kinds of permits for travelling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit) and the Alien's travel permit (PSB permit).

A. TTB permit – Tibet travel permit
When you fly from Kathmandu or any city to Lhasa you will need to show TTB permit (Tibet Visa) when you check in at the airport. Even while buying a flight ticket to Lhasa you need to show this permit.

B. PSB permit – Alien's Travel permit
if you like to visit restricted area you will need to buy an Alien's travel permit issued by PSB of Tibet.

Question 02: How to get Tibet travel permits?
Answer: To get the travel permits, you need to send us below details:
01) Full Name:
02) Sex:
03) Date of birth:
04) Passport number:
05) Nationality

The details you provide us must be exactly the same as on your passport and you need to tell us your profession because journalists and people that are involved in political matters could be revoked ( they need a different procedure to get a permit).

We suggest you to apply your permit at least 25 days prior to your entry date. Please note that if you do not book any tour with Alpine Eco Trek, we can't help you get the permits. No one can provide permit only service. Tibet Tourism Corporation will not issue travel permits to individuals and will direct you to a travel agency like Alpine Eco Trek. We can organize a travel permit to almost anywhere in Tibet but only if you book a package tour with us.

Question 03: What are the essential points about Tibet Travel Permit?
Answer:
A. we can provide Travel permit to all kinds of people except Diplomats, Journalists and Governments officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.

B. After issuing a permit, we could help you to buy your air tickets or train tickets.

C. The permit we provide you is a copy, the original will be with guide, in Tibet you are not allowed to bring permit with you and not even allowed to travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as Aliens Permit. Otherwise if you are stopped by the police or army you will be sent out of Tibet or have trouble politically and economically. Tibet is still very sensitive destination in Asia. Moreover, the travel agency which helped to get you the permit will also be in trouble. Therefore seriously not any legitimate travel agency could sell you the Tibet Permit if you do not book a tour with them. We don't think so you would like to be in trouble while you are enjoying your hard earned holiday due to a SOLD Tibet permit after you pay a lot of money for the your trip to Tibet.

D. There is a service charge to get the Tibet Travel Permits. And, it takes time, paper work, transportation fee and delivery fee for us to get a permit for you, so Alpine Eco Trek will charge an extra fee for the permits.

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Further Information:
www.kailashtourtrek.com contains as much information as possible about Tibet tours and Treks. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 10 days

Mode of Trek: Adventure overland drive

Trip starts: Lhasa fly in

Trip ends: Lhasa

Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 10 people

Elevation: Nearly 5500m

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini buses

Note: The best season to do Lhasa tour with Everest base camp hike is from April to December; please try to travel always with a local and direct agent and small group – private departure dates available. All the travelers except Chinese passport holders travelling to Tibet must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.

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