8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Overview: This is no doubt to be our star product! Most of the international travelers visit Tibet for having a close contact with the highest mountain in the world --- Mt. Everest. If you join this group tour, you could visit the must-see tourist attractions in Tibet with the lowest cost. All the top Tibet tour companies offer this tibet tour package.

Route: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse – Everest Base Camp – Shigatse - Lhasa
Tour Type: Budget Group Tour
Tour Code: G04
Tour Duration: 8 days
Group Size: Maximum 12
Available Tour Time: All year round.
Tour Price: From USD850

Monk's debate in Sera Monastery

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1-3: Arrive at Lhasa on the first day and then have a 2-day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street.
The itinerary of the first three days is the same with the 4-day Lhasa Essential Sightseeing Group Tour.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx. 6hrs.

After three days staying in Lhasa, 90% of the travelers are getting used to the high altitude. So, it’s time to go ahead to the core destination of this tour --- Mt. Everest. But the distance from Lhasa to Everest is more than 700 kilometers. Therefore, we divide the tour into two days. The first part is from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse.
Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Simila Mountain Pass, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Far view of Gyantse Fortress
The scenery on the way is amazing. One of the top three holy lakes Yamdroktso, the famous Karola Glacier, and the biggest monastery in Gyantse, Pelkor Monastery, etc. are all worth visiting.
Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 5: Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs.
The second part is from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp via Tingri Town (the new one).
Attractions: Rongbuk Monastery, Sunset of Golden Everest Peak
Today you will see the highest mountain in the world finally. Mt. Everest, used to show up in your dream, will turn up in front of you. If the weather is good, you could enjoy the amazing sunset of the golden peak. From April to October, we usually arrange our clients stay overnight in the Nomad Tent near Everest Base Camp or the guesthouse at Rongbuk Monastery. It’s the monastery with the highest altitude on earth.
But from November to mid-February, we will arrange travelers back to stay overnight in Tingri Town, which is the nearest town from Everest. Because it’s too cold on Everest that the tent owners will close it. So is the Rongbuk guesthouse.

Potala Palace

Day 6: EBC - Shigatse, 350km, Approx. 6hrs.
After enjoying the sunrise of Everest, you could trek around. Then will go back to Shigatse.
Attractions: Sunrise of Golden Everest Peak, Everest Base Camp
Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, Approx. 5hrs.
Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery
You will pay a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. It’s the largest monastery in Shigatse Prefecture as well as the second largest in Tibet Autonomous Region.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

Mt. Everest 

Day 8: Departure from Lhasa

There is no any arrangement today. Only send you off to the airport or train station for departure. You could wander in Lhasa before leaving the hotel. Just notice our free hotel-airport transfer schedule in case you miss it.