8-Day Phenomenal Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Mount Everest Tour

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Potala Palace

8-Day Phenomenal Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Mount Everest Tour Highlights

  • The magnificent Potala Palace.
  • The fascinating monk Sutra-debating in Sera Monastery.
  • The beautiful holy lake, Yamdrok Lake.
  • World-famous Karola Glacier.
  • The summit of the world, Mount Everest.

Price Per Person

Departure TimePrice Per PersonSingle Supplement Fee
Apr 1-Jun 25USD 890USD 160
Jun 26-Aug 25USD 1100USD 185
Aug 26-Oct 15USD 1030USD 185
Oct 16-Mar 31USD 910USD 160

Services Included:

  • Twin-shared economy class accommodation with daily breakfast as listed in the trip.
  • Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary.
  • Shared professional English speaking tour guide service.
  • Tibet Travel Permit.
  • Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC.
  • Hot water bottle provided in winter while travelling to EBC.
  • Welcome Tibetan Style dinner.
  • Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city.
  • Lhasa City transportation (Tourist vehicle category will be arranged based on the group size).
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Government tax.


Services Not Included:

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Lunches and Dinners.
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish.
  • Breakfast at Rongbuk Monastery.
  • Other personal expense.

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  • Access for disabled
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides

Tour Schedule by Day

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa

Meals included: N/A

Hotel: YAK Hotel*** or the similar

Welcome to Tibet, one of the last pristine places in the world. Our local English-speaking guide will greet you at the Train station/airport by saying "Tashi Delek" and send you to the hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day, have a good rest to acclimatize to the high altitude at the hotel and prepare for your exploration tour in Tibet.

Karuola Glacier

Day 2 Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast, Tibetan Dinner

Hotel: YAK Hotel*** or the similar

After breakfast, start your full-day tour exploring the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. First, visit the famous city landmark, Potala Palace, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.  Afterward, visit the most revered religious structure in Tibet, Jokhang Temple. It was built in 647 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty by the king of Tibet to commemorate his queen. It features the unique combination of architectural styles from Tibet, the Tang Dynasty, Nepal, and India.

Next on the itinerary, is the bustling Barkhor Street. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll for a wonderful glimpse of  Tibetan customs and culture. Tonight, we will arrange a traditional Tibetan dinner as the welcome dinner for you. Afterward, drive back to the hotel.

outside Barkhor Street

Day 3 Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: YAK Hotel*** or the similar

Today, continue exploring with two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery. Drepung Monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home to over 10,000 monks. In the afternoon you will explore the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa disciple, Jamchen Choeje. It is world-renowned for the sutra-debiting amongst the lamas held in the courtyard each afternoon. After the tour, drive back to the hotel.

monks in Sera Monastery in china

Day 4 Lhasa-Gyangtse-Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Tsangba Hotel or similar

This morning, you will leave Lhasa and drive to the amazing Yamdrok Lake (Yamtso). You can get a birds-eye view of this stunning lake, which is the world's highest freshwater lake. Likewise, it is considered one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet.

Continue on the tour with the spectacular Karola Glacier, one of the largest continental glaciers in Tibet. We then move westwards to the second biggest city, Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse

Yamdroktso Lake

Day 5 Shigatse-Lhatse-Tingri-Rongphu Monastery

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Tent or local guest house

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to the famous Rongbuk Monastery, built in 1899A.D. It is located at the end of Rongbuk Glacier, north of Mt. Everest, which is considered to the monastery with the highest altitude in the world. You can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the peaks of the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in a tent, or the local hostel in Rongbuk Monastery.

Rongpuk Monastery

Day 6 Rongbuk Monastery-Everest Base Camp-Shigatse

Meals: N/A

Hotel: Tsangba Hotel or similar

Early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise from Rongbuk, then the tour continues with views of Mt.Everest. Hike up, or take a bus to the top of the look-out point to take photos of the splendid Mount Everest. This is the highest point on Earth and the summit of the Himalayas. After the tour, drive back to the hotel in Shigatse.

sunrise of Everest-Peak

Day 7 Shigatse-Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: YAK Hotel*** or the similar

After breakfast, drive to the well-known Tashihunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Constructed in 1447 during Ming Dynasty, it is one of the most important monasteries for the Gelug (Yellow Hat) Sect, and the largest monastery in Shigatse. The most magnificent attractions here are the Smiling Buddha and Stupa Hall.  Afterward, drive back to your hotel in Lhasa.

Tashilunpo Monastery

Day 8 Lhasa-departure

Meals: Breakfast

Today, at the appointed time, your tour guide and driver will drop you off at the Lhasa airport. Thus, ending your phenomenal tour in Tibet.