Tibet Small Group Tour | 8-Day Lhasa to Everest (6-12 people)

Chinese New Year on the Roof of the World

Tibet Small Group Tour | 8-Day Lhasa to Everest (6-12 people)

Why This Tour

  • Once-in-a-life-time pilgrimage to the Everest Base Camp
  • A full experience of Tibet's culture and landscape
  • Complete a challenge of traveling to the Roof of the World

Tour Date and Price

Tour Date Price Single Room Supplement
Dec. 18th, 2021 - Dec. 25th, 2021 CNY5999 per person CNY1707 per person
Dec. 25th, 2021 - Jan. 1st, 2022 CNY5999 per person CNY1707 per person
Jan. 22nd, 2022 - Jan. 29th, 2022 CNY5999 per person CNY1707 per person
Jan. 30th, 2022 - Feb. 6th, 2022 CNY6120 per person CNY2067 per person

 

* Add CNY8000+ and upgrade to a private tour

Tour Highlights

Stand in front of the "Apex" of the roof of the world

Witness the starry sky and the morning sunshine as never before

Visit Everest Base Camp

Receive a most sacred blessing for your new year

Talk with a lama in Rongbuk Monastery - the highest monastery in the world.

Rongbuk Monastery
 

Meet the local Tibetan on their pilgrimage to the Potala Palace

Discover the secrets of building the highest palace in the world.

 
Potala Palace

Step into Tibetan life in the less-touristy corners of Barkhor Street

Discover Lhasa's culture, history, and local lifestyle. Feel the piety of local Tibetans and sit in a peaceful nunnery for a cup of sweet tea that's loved by locals.

prayers at Jokhang Temple
 

Enjoy the breathtaking winter views of the plateau lakes

Tie your prayer flag by the lake and make your new year's wish.

Visit Tibet

Get close to the Karola Glacier 

Karola Glacier is one of the top three continental glaciers in Tibet.

monks' debate
 

Visit the living room of a local family's house

Discover Tibetan folk customs and Listen to the story about their daily life.

Tibet Travel

Admire the architectural beauty of the Tashilunpo monastery

Get to know the relationship between Dalai and Panchen lamas and the reincarnation system of Tibetan Buddhism.

A Lama walking in the monastery

Enjoy a Christmas Eve /New Year Eve dinner with a night view of the Potala Palace

The splendid Potala is the brightest “star” in Lhasa's night.

Night View of Potala Palace
 

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Tour Map

8-Day Lhasa to Everest Small Group Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive in Lhasa (elevation 3,650 meters)

Hotel: Tangka Hotel or Similar

Arrive in Lhasa. We will arrange three shared transfers from the Gongga Airport/train station to the hotel (10:00 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm)

We suggest you have a good rest in the hotel to prevent altitude sickness and do not get too excited.

DAY 2 Dive into Tibetan Culture

Meals: breakfast

Hotel: Tangka Hotel or Similar

Start your day with a trip to Norbulingka. There, you can breathe in the fresh morning air and slowly get used to the altitude. 

Then drive for 15 minutes to see Drepung Monastery, where you will climb the stairs up to the hill and visit the delicate temples.

Visit Sera Monastery and watch the monks' debate. Guess the meaning of their gestures and grasp the chance to take photos.

DAY 3 Lhasa Highlights

Meals: breakfast

Hotel: Tangka Hotel or Similar

This will be your third day in Tibet, so you should be physically ready for the Potala Palace, which has a lot of steps. Prepare to enjoy the resplendent chambers and exquisite wall paintings.

Have a walking tour in the afternoon. Visit Jokhang Temple and explore Barkhor Street including its local market, admire traditional Tibetan architecture, and take afternoon tea in peaceful Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery.

DAY 4 Yamdrok Lake and Karuola Glacier

Meals: breakfast

Hotel: Tashi Choeta Hotel or Similar

Your adventure will take you southward, all the way to Shigatse. First, you will visit Yamdrok Lake. On sunny days, the lake appears turquoise. 

You will also view the fabulous scenery of Karuola Glacier, one of the top three continental glaciers in Tibet. Tie your prayer flag when you pass Mt. Simila. 

When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Palcho Monastery. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

DAY 5 Tashilunpo Monastery

Meals: breakfast 

Hotel: Dingri Zhufeng Hotel or Similar

Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse, which is the residence of Panchen Lamas and then take the drive to Tingri. The journey from Shigatse to Tingri takes about 4½ hours by car, but you will not get bored: there are stunning views along the way. 

Have a good night and be ready for Mt. Everest Base Camp tomorrow.

DAY 6 Everest Base Camp

Meals: breakfast 

Hotel: Tashi Choeta Hotel or Similar

You will take a 4-hour trip towards the roof of the world. Driving along the zigzagging road, you will have many chances to take photos of the Himalayas.

When you reach Mt. Everest Base Camp, you'll see Mt. Everest right there in front of you. 

Visit Rongbuk Monastery near the base, and see the hard life of the monks and nuns there. 

Talk with a monk. He will be happy to answer your questions about his life and study. Present a hada (Tibetan silk scarf) to him to express your respects.

After visiting the monastery, you will be driven back to Shigatse..

DAY 7 Shigatse to Lhasa

Meals: breakfast 

Hotel: Tangka Hotel or Similar

After breakfast in your hotel, you will be driven back to Lhasa. The journey takes about 6 hours but there is marvelous scenery on the way. 

You'll travel along the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon. You'll see plateau lakes, rivers, snowy mountains, and traditional Tibetan villages. Your guide will know some interesting stops.

You’ll also visit a local Tibetan's house on the way.

Enjoy Christmas Eve/ New Year Eve dinner in a local restaurant with a view of Potala Palace.

DAY 8 Depart Lhasa

Meals: breakfast 

Three shared transfers from the hotel to the Gongga Airport/train station (6:30am, 8:00am, 12:00pm). 

Wish you a nice journey home!

Tour Notes:

  • Single supplement fee will not be charged on your account unless you ask for a single room or if there is no one else of the same gender to share with.
  • The minimum number of people for this trip is 6 and the maximum is 12. We can open another date for you if you have a group of 4 or more people and prefer a different departure date.
  • Vehicle Type: 14 seats vehicle or same level for 5 - 7 people and 17 seats vehicle or same level for 8 - 12 people
  • Luggage: One traveler is allowed to take a 24# suitcase and a small bag. We will not responsible for any extra charges due to excess baggage. 

*Let us know if you prefer different dates, we might be able to open a new date for you if you are a group of more than 4 people)

*We can also customize private tours and help with booking train tickets to/from Tibet. 

Price Includes:

  • Tibet permit
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with big windows and ample space
  • Shared Airport/train station transfers in Lhasa
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, attractions tickets, and meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary or similar options
  • 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
  • Insurance

Price Excludes:

  • Transportation to Lhasa and from Lhasa
  • Tips for the guide and the driver
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

Best cancellation policy in the business!

  • Cancellation due to the travel restriction of Covid-19: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received up to 21 days before departure: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received 14 to 20 days before departure: 90% refund
  • Cancellation received 3 to 13 days before departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation received 0 to 2 days before departure: 0% refund

 

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