Dates 19 Aug '10 to 27 Aug '10
Flexible? No, not really
Est. Cost 600 - 800 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Tibet + Everest Base Camp - 9 Days - Wahoo!
Hi there, My girlfriend and I will be traveling Tibet (including Everest Base Camp/EBC) from Aug 19th-27th and are looking for two more travelers to cut down the cost (a guide and a rental car are required for all foreigners).
Here is the tentative itinerary from Tibetan Connections, a travel agency in Xining, Qinghai.
Day1: Arrive at Lhasa
Day2: Lhasa- Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Sera monastery
Day3: Lhasa- Potala Palace and Drepung monastery
Day4: Lhasa- Yamdrok lake - Karola glacier -Gyangtse Visit Kumbum monastery and fort and Phelchu monastery
Day4:Gyangtse -Shigatse - Sakya monastery -New tingri
Day5: New tingri - gyawola pass(view of himalaya range )- Everest base camp
Day6: Everest base camp drive back to Shigatse
Day7:Shigatse -Yangpachen hot spring - Namtso Lake
Day8:Namtso lake -Lhasa
Day9: Depart from Lhasa
Price for the car is Y6200
Price for the guide Y200/per day X 9 = Y1800
Price for the Tibet Travel Permit = Y600/per person
Everest base camp entrance fee Y400 for the car, Y180/per person, Y180/ for the guide entrance fee you have to pay
This makes about 2880RMB/person or about $422.
This does not include food, lodging, or tickets to temples/other attractions. Expect to pay 40-50RMB for a dorm bed and 60-85RMB a day for food (higher-end Western food will be more expensive).
Currently looking at another agency based out of Chengdu that might be slightly cheaper.
We are very easy going and hope to find two more people who are the same. Look forward to hearing from you!
Tibet + Everest Base Camp - 9 Days - Wahoo!
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