Trekking in Tibet has proven to be a unique way to visit and explore this mysterious land and enjoy the diverse culture, centuries-old civilization and natural attractions. trekking to the breathtaking Mt Everest will make the journey an unforgettable one.
Note: The processing time for a Tibet Permit is 20 days. It would be wise to confirm your Tibet tour at least 30 days before travel to ensure adequate time is available to process the Tibet Permit.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be pick up at the airport or train station, then be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city at the comfort of your own private vehicle. En route, enjoy the breathtaking view along the Yarlong Tsangpo River. Tibetan features can be seen along the way, including Big Buddha engravings on the hill near the road, colorful prayer flags and friendly Tibetan people.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.
Day 2 Lhasa Sight seeing
After breakfast, you will firstly visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history. Next, come to Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks.
Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!
Day 3 Wondering Lhasa
The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.
Day 4 Lhasa to Shigatse
Today you will be transferred from Lhasa to Gyantse (6.5-hour drive). En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is awesome. After arrival in Gyantse, you will tour Pelkor Monastery to admire fancy frescoes, statues and sculptures. overnight staying at Shigatse
Tips of today:
1. Wear warm clothes to prevent from cold and wild;
2. The road condition from Lhasa to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake is good;
3. Feel free to ask your driver to stop so you can stretch your legs or take some pictures.
Day 5 Shigatse to Tingri Via Sakya Monastery
After visiting TashiLhunpo Monastery, Drive to Sakya Monastery, The monastery has a colossal collection of highly valuable art pieces, including abundance handwriting sutra copied by all the Tibetan calligraphists. Sakya’s collection of treasures also contains 3,000 pieces of sutras that have thousands of years of history.
Day 6 Tingri To Tsojan Village Trek
Trek: 4-6 hours, 8km, Camping Near Tsojan Village
Today we will trek from old Tingri to Tsojan Village which is a small village with an altitude of 4,500. Camping in tents.
Day 7 Tsojan Village to Lama La Pass
Today we will trek from Tsojan Village to Lama La Pass which is a small village with an altitude of 5,100. we will hiking 4-6 hours.Camping in tents.
Day 8 Lama La Pass to Zemukh
Today we will trek from Lama La Pass to Zumukh which is a small village with an altitude of 4,900.we will hiking 4-6 hours.Camping in tents.
Day 9 Zemukh to Rongbuk Trekking
Today we will trek from Zemukh to Rongbuk monastery which is a highest temple in the world with an altitude of 5,200.
we will hiking 4-6 hours.Camping in tents.
Days 10 Mt. Everest Base – Tingri (Shegar) - Lhatse
Wake up early to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world. After breakfast, take a sightseeing bus to the Everest Base Camp which is about 8 km from Rongpuk Monastery. While you can also hike up if you are energetic. In the EBC, you can get the best Everest view. The peak is blessed with many extreme wonders. The top part of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round, when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like white pyramid. More often, the thick freely moves clouds and fogs, seems as if a flag with the mast of the peak was swinging, will shroud the peak. This peculiar phenomenon of Mt. Everest is known as “Flag Cloud”. An additional wonder generated here are the bright glaciers, where ices are formed into various shapes like bridges, pagodas and others.
After viewing the sunrise over Mt. Everest, drive about 3 hours (100km) on a fairly rough road back to Tingri (Shegar). Have lunch there, then drive to Lhaste. Tonight you will stay in Lhaste. You can have an interesting night here soaking in the local culture and relaxing after visiting the stunningly beautiful Mt. Everest. Stay overnight in Lhaste.
Tips of today:
1. Sunrise starts around 6:30 am to 7am;
2. Get well prepared for long driving on the road.
Days 11 Lhatse – Lhasa
While heading back to Lhasa (roughly a 400km trip) today, the surrounding scenery is quite nice. You will be able to see the Yarlung zangbu river along the way. Please feel free to ask the driver to stop any time you’d like to get out and stretch your legs or take pictures. You may even be able to see pilgrims praying along the way.
Tips of today:
The altitude is over 4,000m in some places, so while you should feel free to get out to stretch your legs and take a break, try to keep exercise to a minimum.
The road is a wide paved road, so the condition is relatively good.
Day 12 Departure from Lhasa
Today is free for you until your tour guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station.
Prices and Services
What’s included in this price?
1. Private professional English-speaking tour guide. 2. Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers. 3. All necessary Tibet travel permits. 4. All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Above three star rated hotels in towns and city. Guest house or tent in remote areas. 5. Meals, depend as noted in the itinerary. 6. Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary. 7. All Service Charges (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes. 8. Accident / Casualty Help
What’s excluded in this price?
1. China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet. 2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary. 3. Meals not listed in the itinerary. 4. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc. 5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc. 6. Excess Baggage Charges. 7. Single room supplement.
Value for money:
While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.
When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.
A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)
Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.
Yes! If you want to cancel your tailor-made tour due to some factors, you can. But you will be liable to pay cancellation charges that are bounded by Tour Tibet cancellation policy. Please read more about Terms and Conditions.
Can I arrange my Tibet tour on my own? Is it easier and cheaper ?
No. When you plan to tour Tibet, you first need to apply for the Tibet Travel Permits, which must be entrusted to a local travel agency for application from Tibet Tourist Bureau.
Can I talk to a travel consultant in person ?
Yes! We welcome our clients to come to our company and speak with our travel consultant face to face. And then customize your Tibet tour together with you.
How can do the payment ?
Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements and your tour is confirmed, you need to pay a deposit of 20% of the total cost of your trip, via PayPal, Credit Card, Western Union, Wire Transfer. When starting your tour, you need to finish the final payment and then start your dream Tibet tour with us!
Have to Travel on certain dates?
Because all of our tours are customizable, you can travel with us on any date you wish ( depending on flights ). The itineraries provided on our website are the only sample, and you can change any destinations to suit your tastes and budget. Your travel consultant will provide advice and answer your questions.
Have I need travelling as a member of a group?
No. Our tailor-made trips are arranged on an individual basis, which means you are not tied to the wishes of a group and you can arrange your itinerary at your own pace. If you are interested in a Group Tour, we do offer an arranged tour in a small group of up to 16 people.