On the land of sunshine, people are impressed with pilgrims creeping upward the Potala Palace, chanting lamas in red robes, glacier-topped peaks, a boundless vista of inter mountain grassland dotted with yaks, turquoise-like lake, sweeping viaducts connecting valleys. Absolutely, you can expect more in the tour.

Highlights:
Rongpu Monastery , Palkhor Monastery , Drepung Monastery , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Mt. Everest ,Tashilhunpo Monastery , Sera Monastery , Potala Palace ,Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street.

Outline Itinerary

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrive Day at Lhasa
Altitude: 3640m/11,942ft
Distance of driving: 95 km/ 2hrs drive


Welcome to the land of theforbidden city of the world, Lhasa!  Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, you will be greeted by out Tibet counterpart and transfer to hotel in Lhasa (95 km). Lhasa is at the height of 3640m from sea level, if you are coming from low land, you need a time to relax and acclimatize at altitude so we have no tour plans today. Just relax by yourself, acclimatize and adopt the altitude. 

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Lhasa
Altitude: 3640m/11,942ft
Day Explore


From today, we start our tour. At morning after breakfast, we visit the Lhasa’s cardinal Mark—Potala Palace. You first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. Drop a visit of Jokhang Temple in the afternoon, which is the spiritual center of Tibet and one of the oldest buildings. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple which is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then you will visit Barkhor Bazaar nearby the temple, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet. Visit a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. Return back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 03:

Sightseeing in Lhasa
Altitude: 3640m/11,942ft
Day Explore


Today we visit two biggest monastery of Tibet, Lhasa. Visit once world’s largest monastery housing with about 10,000 monks--Drepung Monastery, about 8km west of center Lhasa. At the plate roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Onward drive to Sera Monastery to catch the “Buddhism Scriptures Debating Session” in Sera which is very famous. Visit Norbu Linka Palace and return back to hotel and overnight.

Day 04:

Lhasa- Gyangtse- Shigatse
Altitude: 4,796 m/15,734ft
Distance of driving: 440km/7-8 hrs


Breakfast at hotel then continue drive to Gyangtse. On the Kamba La pass (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the turquoise-like Yamdrok Lake which is regarded as one of the 3 holy lakes. You can enjoy Ningjinkangsang Snow Mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyangtse, visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa-the only monastery that houses monks from different sects. Later drive to Shigatse, the hometown of Bachen Lama. Upon arrival, visit Tashilumpo Monastery which sprawls on the slope of Mount Niser, southwest of Shigatse, exhibits lots of rare and invaluable articles. Overnight at Shigatse

Day 05:

Shegar- Rongbuk Monastery- Everest Base Camp- Rongbuk
Altitude: At Rongbuk 4900m/16076ft & EBC 5150m/16896ft
Distance of driving: 340km/6-7 hrs

Today is a big day, our visit to Mt. Everest Base Camp. On the way the stupendous view will seize your sight. In a clear weather, you could have a clear view of 3 mountains above 8000m and many others above 7000m near Shegar. En route visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery on earth. Then take the local minibus or hike to the base camp (10km). When arrive at the base camp, walk around to shoot valuable photos and appreciate the beautiful views of Mt. Everest. Many tourists like collecting some stones as the souvenirs. If you are lucky enough, you could see a fantastic view of the moon illuminating the mountain in the night. Overnight at Rongbuk.

Day 06:

Rongbuk - Shigatse
Altitude: 3900m/12795ft
Distance of driving: 350km/7 hrs

Enjoy the morning view the sunrise of the Mt. Everest. Breakfast then drive back to Shegar. Have a lunch here and then drive back to Shigatse. Upon arrival in Shigatse, free time at your disposal. After a nice journey to the base camp, you will enjoy a good sleep in a nice hotel here.

Day 07:

Shigatse- Lhasa
Altitude: 3640m/11,942ft
Distance of driving: 350km/7 hrs

In the morning pick up at the hotel and drive back to Lhasa along the grand Yarlong Tsangpo River. Upon arrival in Lhasa, free time and relax. 

Day 08:

Departure to your onward destination

Morning breakfast, then departure. If you are flying out, we drop you to airport or train station if you’re taking a train to mainland China. Your wonderful trip of short, quick Tibet EBC ends here.

Price: US $1690 per person

Inclusions

• Pick up at Lhasa airport and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa

• Tibet Travel Permit

• Entire accommodation on the tour based on BB plan

• Lhasa – EBC- Lhasa drive on the tour by non AC Land Cruiser (4WD TOYOTA)

• English Speaking Tibetan Guide/ his entire cost/expenses

• Sightseeing as per the suggested on itinerary, fees of Monastery fees and Gumbas as required as per the itinerary stated

• All applicable taxes and service charges

• Departure transfer

Exclusions

• Chinese Visa- You should make it at your home or if you joining us via Nepal, you should be making a visa at Nepal's Chinese Embassy

• Your travel Insurance

• Meals other than breakfast at tour

• Personal nature expenses and tipping

• Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances

• Cost of photography

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

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Our Tour group:
This is our group based tour thus peoples from any countries can join us on this tour. We would mostly have a group of 8 to 20 peoples on this tour.
 

Tour Leader: 
Your tour Guide is Tibetan Certified Guide. He is in good communicate English, knows the places you would visit and make a special look after throughout the trip.

Health & Altitude Problems
Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache; fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Some advice: drink approx. 3 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.
 

Customs & Airport
There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese Government are prohibited, Customs regulations forbid the ex- port of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive. There is only one airport in Tibet and only one international flight to Kathmandu, Nepal is in operation.


Clothing & Equipments:
From Oct. to March warm clothes are required due to cold and from April to September only light clothes will be enough. However, a jacket and a sweater are advised throughout the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time.
 

Meals & Accommodations:
This tour is based with bed (accommodation) and breakfast basis only thus you have to look after your lunch and evening meals by yourself. Even though, there are many Chinese/Tibetan restaurants throughout the tour, foods are very nice and you can have your choice of food with your own taste.
 

Your accommodations will be provided a twin share room with attached bath throughout the tour. During the tour, you will have Hotel Flora or similar at Lhasa and comfortable guest house en route. Single room supplement will be charge US$120.
 

Notation: Airport Stops Route

Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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