8-Day Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Dates 20 Aug '13 to 27 Aug '13

Flexible? Multiple Dates

Est. Cost 900 - 1,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Tour Participants Wanted

Name 8-Day Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Day 1:Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]
Our local Tibetan guide will greet you once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar Airport or train station, from airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None

Day 2:Potola Palace-Jokhang Temple-Barkhor Street-Lhasa Old Town
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet locals people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 3:Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Sera Monastery
In the morning we will make an excursion trip to Ganden Monastery(about 70km drive from Lhasa), which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. In addition to its magnificent architecture and religious importance, there is a extremely fabulous view on top of the Ganden Wangpo Hill, and Kichu valley is behind Ganden monastery, it is strongly suggested to hiking around the monastery and take a bird's-eye view of the valley. Early afternoon drive back to Lhasa to visit Sera monastery for its famous monks debating between 3pm to 5pm(not available on Sunday). Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 4:Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake[4441m]-Gyantse[3980m]-Shigatse[3840m], 360KM, 7hrs
In the morning we will drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], we will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 5:Shigatse-Lhatse-Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery [4900m]-E.B.C[5150m], 340KM, 7hrs
Morning visit lively local market in Shigatse while your guide assist you process the PSB permit at local PSB office, afterwards start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola[5200m] & Gawu la pass[5250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt.Makalu[8463m], Mt.Lotse[8516m], Mt.Everest[8844m], Mt.Cho Oyu[8201m] and Mt.Shishapama[8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is still a good point to see Mt.Everest(to visit Rongbuk monastery, you have to pay the entrance tickets 25RMB per person on your own). Sunset at Mt. Everest is another highlight of today. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk Monastery guest house (dorm bed).
Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent Meals:B

Day 6:Rongbuk-Shegar-Shigatse[3840m], 340KM, 6-7hrs drive
If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. To trek from the Tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours(6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus(In winter season our driver will drive you up to Base Camp). Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None

Day 7:Shigatse-Lhasa[3595m], 300KM, 6hrs drive
Morning visit Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afterwards drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 8:Lhasa airport / train station dropping off
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time come to say farewell to your guide and driver, end the trip.
Accommodation:None Meals:B

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