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Itinerary
Your Tibetan adventure with your own private local guide starts in the capital city of Lhasa and continues to the small towns of Gyantse and Shigatse before arriving at Everest Base Camp, the mountain's northern base camp in Tibet.

(About Everest Base Camp: Mt Everest has two base camps, the southern camp in Nepal and the northern camp in Tibet. The southern camp is part of the more popular climbing route and is only accessible by hiking in; the northern camp — the one you will visit on this tour — is accessible by both walking in and by vehicle.)


In Lhasa, you have a few days to get acclimated to the high altitude and enjoy both guided sightseeing activities and free time to walk around the old city on your own. Then leave the city by comfortable van or minibus operated by an experienced driver, and head toward the Himalayas, passing beautiful temples and monasteries, remote villages, snow-covered mountains, sacred lakes, and herds of sheep and yaks.

Accommodation includes 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, and a rustic tent guesthouse at Everest Base Camp. Other than breakfasts at the hotels, meals are not included, allowing you the flexibility to choose what and where to eat. Your guide can suggest restaurant options in each place you visit.

Your private tour includes pickup and drop-off in Lhasa, transport, entrance fees and Tibet travel permits; simply provide your passport details and China entry visas right after booking.

Please see Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
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Overview
Journey from the Tibetan capital of Lhasa to the foot of the world’s highest peak on this private 8-day tour, including accommodation, private transport and transfers, and some meals. Check out Lhasa highlights like the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace and the Drepung and Sera monasteries. Then, journey to the mountain villages of Gyantse and Shigatse, stopping to admire views over the sacred Yamdrok Lake and visit Gyantse Kumbum. Finally, cross the dramatic Gyatso-la Pass and arrive at Everest Base Camp in time to see the sunset over the mighty peak.
Highlights
  • 8-day private tour of Tibet from Lhasa
  • Tour Lhasa’s top sights including Potala Palace, Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple
  • Visit Sera Monastery, the revered Drepung Monastery and nearby Tibetan villages
  • Stop in Gyantse to see Palcho Monastery and its magnificent stupa
  • Be wowed by the magnificent Himalayas
  • Spend the night in the shadow of Mt Everest at Everest Base Camp
  • Includes guide, transportation, accommodation, travel permits, breakfast and entrance fees
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Extraordinary journey through Tibet

Explore Tibet was very well organized from beginning to end, and a real pleasure to travel with. Pre-trip, the booking staff I talked to were extremely communicative and helpful. Seeing Tibet was a fantastic experience -- very much worth doing! Our guide, Tsela, was a...More

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ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gabesmed, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. Wish you all the best. Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic tour of Tibet

I can highly recommend Explore Tibet. They put together a wonderful custom tour for us. Our guide, Namgil, and driver met us at the Nepal border and took us all the way from the border to Lhasa including a side trip to Namtso Lake. They...More

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ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mkrause, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best in future. Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet Travel Consultant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A wonderful experience in Tibet!

Our trip was a 10-day tour around Tibet, including a trip to Everest Base Camp, and I can without a doubt say that the trip has been an unforgettable experience. First of all, Explore Tibet was very well organized. The hotels were all excellent, the...More

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ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Zhangli, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. With Best Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet Travel Consultant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronney makes all the great attractions even better

We enjoyed our whole trip. Our tour guide, Ronney, is very responsible, knowledgeable and fun. His English is fluent, and he explains in detail various aspects of Tibetan history, culture, and religion. Ronney also has some sweet dance moves; he totally deserves a statue in...More

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ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Zhao, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best in future. Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet Travel Consultant

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GOOD WAY TO TOUR AROUND TIBET

We booked the 8 day tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu and was very well organized. They answered every email we sent within one hour. Hotels were OK, the vehicle was confortableand fairly new, the driver knew very well his job and the guide was very...More

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ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Corredorscat, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet Travel Consultant

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