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Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Step back in time on a history tour
Day 1: Lhasa -Gyantse - Shigatse You will be picked up from Ganggyan Hotel Lhasa around 9:30am, then travel with your tour guide from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass by the Gampa La Pass, which is the highest pass in Tibet; and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. From here, you will have the spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar which is the highest mountain near Lhasa at 7191m. Then, you will drive along the Yamdrok Lake. As to altitude, the first day’s destination will the highest. Tourists will stop around the roadside and explore Korola Glacier (5030m). The texture and the tip of Korola Glacier can be clearly seen. In Gyantse, you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Overnight: Shigatse Manasaovar Hotel or similar Day 2 : Shigatse - Rongbuk monastery (B) You will start your day by leaving Shigatse and head to Lhatse, it is a small town of a few thousand people in the Tibet Autonomous Region in the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Lhatse County, and your lunch will be served here at your own expense. After that, tourists will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after tourists 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). After another 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery. Overnight: in a EBC tent or Rongbuk Monastery guest house. Day 3: Rongbuk monastery - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse You will start today by watching the sunrise from Rongbuk Monastery, it is a perfect site to view the highest Everest and has a sense of untouched beauty for its quietness. Then you will visit to the tents area of Everest Base Camp and take the photos of 5200m Mt. Qomolangma Monument. After visiting the base camp, you can visit the Rongphu Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world at 16,404 feet (5000m) high, and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that, driving back to Shigatse, where you will spend the night and enjoy your dinner at your own expense. Overnight: Shigatse Manasaovar Hotel or similar Day 4: Shigatse - Lhasa (B) 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 back to Lhasa through Friendship Highway. The whole ride is about 175 miles (280km), it will take about 6 hours to get back to Lhasa. Your tour will end by dropping you off at your accommodations in Lhasa. The return time is around 16:00-18:00. Please do not arrange departure flight this day.
Small Group (2-12 persons)
English-speaking Tibetan guide
Transport by shared Tibetan tourism vehicle (7-29 seats)
2 nights of standard 3-star hotel accommodation in Shigatse (incl. breakfast) shared with another traveller
1 night tent/dorm bed accommodation near base camp
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
The invitation letter of China L Visa (entering Tibet from one of China cities) or Tibet Group Visa (entering Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal)
Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
Liability travel accident 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
Tibet Travel Permit & Alien's Travel Permit fees: $50/person
Single Supplement if you are a single traveller (when there is no another traveller to share with you)
Lunches and Dinners
Chinese Visa (applied in travelers' country), Tibet Group Visa (applied in Kathmandu, Nepal)
Tips to tour guide and driver
Airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa: USD50-USD80 per person based flight time.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please arrange Lhasa arrival one day before your travel date and Lhasa departure one day after your travel date, because foreign travelers can not visit Tibet alone.
Travelers are required to apply for a Tibet permit with the local tour operator at least 20 days in advance before the travel date, please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed. Additional fees are required per applicant.
Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China.
Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China tourist visa (L visa) at least 20 days in advance before the travel date.
A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
Minimum age is 3 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level