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Everest Base Camp Tour -8 days

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Everest base camp tour 8 days visit the most interesting sites of Tibet. That is Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery. This trip starts and ends in Lhasa. It is also possible to come to Lhasa from Nepal and China.

A highly recommends tour in the Himalayas. Please kindly check 8 days Everest base camp tour availability dates and price for 2019, 2020. You welcome to join 8 days Tibet Everest base camp small group tour via Lhasa and Kathmandu on our group departure dates. If you do not interest in the group tour, it is also possible to make your own private tour as well.

8 days Everest Base Camp Tour is a small group tour. The Kathmandu EBC Tour is perfect if you are on bound of the time. This is one of the most popular tours in the world. We do overland drive crossing the mighty Himalayas and view the panoram of the world's highest peaks - the Mount Everest.  The 8 days EBC from Kathmandu is the short tour to Everest base camp to get the close up views of Everest if you have not enough time to see Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.

Kathmandu Lhasa EBC tour starts from Lhasa Tibet. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. You can come to Lhasa to join this group tour from Kathmandu Nepal and also mainland China. This is our best selling Tibet tour package in the Himalayas.

All you have to buy travel package to come to Lhasa. Tibet travel permit is the most necessary travel document  to visit Tibet.  If you come to Lhasa from mainland China to join this tour, you have to apply and get China visa stamp in advacne in your passport from your home country, and in addition, you have to get original Tibet travel permit in your hand before boarding into train and flight.

It is also possible to go to Lhasa from Kathmandu to join small group tour to Everest base camp. For this you need to carry both Tibet travel permit and Tibet/China paper group visa that issue from Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.  This all the necessary travel document paper we will make ready once you book this small group tour with us.

During 8 days Everest base camp tour, we visit the historical and heritage sites of Tibet like  Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse. If this tour is not suitable for you, we also have short 4 days Lhasa group tour.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide/representative will receive you there and transfer to your hotel Viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river, the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.Take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude You can spend the afternoon wandering around the Barkhor, Tibet’s ancient market area that surrounds Jokhang Temple. Each day thousands of Buddhist pilgrims make their way around this sacred temple. You may visit Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama’s for hundreds of years. After lunch, you will go to explore the Jokhang temple, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalayas. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings. 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

Today you will explore 600 year old Sera monastery, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates, which are fun to photograph.You can also see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. After lunch, you will go to Drepung, another of Tibet’s huge monastic complexes. The pilgrimage circuit around Drepung takes about an hour or so and offers spectacular views.You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse crossing 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. 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.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. Stay overnight in Shigatse

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. After lunch, 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 Gyaula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer view of Mt. Everest. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area. Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

In the morning, you can see the sunrise over Mount Everest if weather permits. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. You can visit the Everest Base Camp monument and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yarlung Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yarlung River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

The trip ends, and after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport/train staion and depart Tibet.

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