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7-Night Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour

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    Day 1: Lhasa Arrival

    Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. 
    Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude.
    Insider Tips: For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.


    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

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

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

    Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery (B)

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

    Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

    Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
    In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Later, we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
    In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

    Day 5: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

    Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
    After getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.
    After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at EBC, Rongbuk Monastery tent guestroom

    Day 6: EBC return to Shigatse

    Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
    In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then drive back to Shigatse.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

    Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa (B)

    Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
    You will start your day by heading to the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven 175 miles (280km) back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley through Friendship Highway. It takes about 6 hours.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa. 3 stars or 4 stars hotel (option).

    Day 8: Lhasa Departure (B)

    Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tourists will be picked up from Lhasa airport or Lhasa railway station on Day 1.
    Airport pickup time from airport: 10:00, 13:30, 17:00
    Airport seeoff time from hotel: 06:30, 08:00, 12:00

    On Day 2 to Day 8, tourists will be picked up from hotel.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese L visa)
    • The invitation letter of China L Visa (from one of China cities) or Tibet Group Visa (from Kathmandu)
    • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
    • English-speaking Tibetan guide
    • 6 nights of accommodation at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
    • 1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation at base camp or Rongbuk Monastery
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
    • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
    • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
    • Liability travel insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Tibet Handy Map
    • Winter care service(from Nov.15 to Feb.15): Hot Water bottle and Electric blanket to keep warm at Rongpuk Guest House
    • Entrance fee of tourist sites
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Karola Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Pelkor Chode Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
    Exclusions
    • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller (when there is no traveler to share with you)
    • Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa (from Nepal)
    • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
    • All lunches and dinners
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
    • Please Note: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa needs to be arranged by the tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance. Customers need to apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need to ask for an invitation letter from the tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need to apply for their China L Visa from the China Embassy in their country.
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
    • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Booked a 7 days tour from Lhasa to EBC with Tibet Vista. Arrived from Xining to Lhasa and they took care of everything upon arrival. As we are not climatize yet during the first few days, our guide Jigme is very considerate and was flexible with the schedule. He even get a
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    We had an amazing moment in Lhassa, Shigaste and Everest Camp this month with this agency. A travel with a lot of beautiful memories that we will keep forever in our heart. We would like to thank our guide Lhakpa, he took care of us, he explained us with many attention all
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    Kunchok was our guide for a fabulous trip to Everest base camp. He was particularly helpful when I had a passport challenge. He took great care of the entire group. We also had a great group of people on our tour. Made some great new friends. Thanks Kunchok for everything! Cathy
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    Response from Kunga-TibetVista, Guest Relations Manager at 7-Night Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Cathy B, Appreciate your positive review, it such a nice shooting for Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) & Potala Palace. Tibet Vista is the only local Tibet travel agency, with a designated 24h * 7 service center in Lhasa. Ensuring a safe and hassle-free travel is the first priority of our job. Mr. Kunchok is also one of the most responsible and reliable Tibetan guides in our company. With a wide spectrum of Tibet tours, we will continue to offer our clients' a thrilling and authentic Tibet experience. Thank your for sharing your great experience for us.
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    We have booked the 7night 8days base camp tour . our tour guide Lahba tenzin is a well experenced and funny guy. have a great sence of humor. That made the tour more relaxed. and because of our tour is at winter and over weekend with different office hours , he tried his best
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    Response from Kunga-TibetVista, Guest Relations Manager at 7-Night Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Neil Thanks for travelling with us. We are also glad to hear that you had a decent experiences traveling in Tibet. Mr. Lakba is a dedicated and seasoned Tibetan guides and both the driver are also the integral part of our big family. Each year, a number of workshops and seminars and training courses will be held for our team to exchange their travel experience in order to provide a better service to all of tourists. Again, we are appreciate your sincere feedback and we will keep improving our tour service and moving forward. Looking forward to seeing you again in Tibet.
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    Really enjoyed this tour! Daniel was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed his company on the tour, which included long drives to EBC and the border. He was very caring and made sure we were well taken care of on our memorable trip to Tibet. I can't remember when i
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    Response from Kunga-TibetVista, Guest Relations Manager at 7-Night Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Helene, It's so nice to hear that you had a decent experiences traveling in Tibet. Bringing the most memorable travel experience and friendly service” to our clients has been the center of our work. And your smile and spiritually-uplifting experience in lofty Tibet are what we fight for. Daniel is one of our celebrated Tibetan guides and also a great photographer in our company. His friendly smile and round figure made us all love to make fun of him. Maybe that's why you feel easy on your journey as well. Anyway, we will keep working hard to perfect our tour service. Thanks for your trust in using our service and Looking forward to see you again.
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