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8-day Journey to Mt. Everest

Tour code: ETC-Q60   

Travel on the roof the world - from the holy Potala Palace to awe-inspiring Mt. Everest, from mysterious lamaseries and monasteries to extraordinary scenery of Tibet plateau, this 8 days Tibet trip takes you to see all!

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Lhasa Upon arrival, be picked up to the hotel
2 Lhasa Visit the Potala Palace and Sera Monastery
3 Lhasa Visit Drak Yerpa, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
4 Lhasa/Shigatse Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake and Palkor Monastery.
5 Shigatse/Rongbuk Monastery Drive to Rongbuk Monastery to view the north face of Mt Everest.
6 Rongbuk Monastery/Shigatse Early morning enjoy sunrise over the Mt. Everest. Then head for the Mt. Everest Base Camp. Drive back to Shigatse
7 Shigatse/Lhasa Visit Tashilumpo Monastery. Then drive back to Lhasa
8 Lhasa departure Transfer to the airport/ train station

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa (no meal)
Upon arrival, our guide will meet your at the airport/train station. Transfer to the hotel, the rest time free for acclimatization.
Day 02 Lhasa (B, L)
Excursion to the Potala Palace in the morning, after lunch, go to the Sera Monastery to see the Monk debating.

Day 03 Lhasa (B, L)
Drive to visit Drak Yerpa, a monastery together with a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Day 04 Lhasa – Shigatse (B, L)
Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, a beautiful highland lake. Then proceed to Gyantse town and visit Palkor Monastery. Later in the afternoon, arrive in Shigatse.

Day 05 Shigatse – Rongbuk Monastery (B, L, D)
Drive 3 hours over the bumpy road to Rongbuk Monastery with dramatic views on the north face of Mount Everest. Overnight at local basic guesthouse.

Day 06 Rongbuk Monastery – Shigatse (B, L)
If getting up early, you can possibly enjoy the brilliant sunrise over the highest peak in the world. Then head for the Mt. Everest Base Camp. About 1-2 hours later, go down and drive back to Shigatse.

Day 07 Shigatse – Lhasa (B, L)
Visit the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas. Then drive back to Lhasa, enjoying the stunning landscape along Yarlung Tsangpo River (Yalu Zangbu River).

Day 08 Lhasa departure (B)
Transfer to the airport/ train station, and head for your next destination.


As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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