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10 Days Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek Small Group Tour

Tour Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Tingri - Trekking to EBC - Lhasa

Trip Overview:

The 10-day Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek Tour takes you on a thrilling journey through the Himalayan Mountains. You'll start in Tingri and pass through picturesque Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking valleys before reaching the base camp of Mount Everest. The trip also includes popular attractions including the iconic Potala Palace, the mesmerizing Yamdrok Lake, the majestic Tashilhunpo Monastery etc. This adventure is perfect for those seeking a unique cultural and trekking experience in Tibet.

  • Tour Code: TTGT010

  • Trip Level : Easy for All Agesi

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    • Make sure you're ready for the high-altitude trek, as the average elevation goes over 4000 meters. Despite the high elevation, the trek isn't too challenging because it follows the main road from Tingri to Everest Base Camp. The highest point you'll reach on this trek is Everest Base Camp at 5200m. Expect to trek around 6 to 8 hours each day. Consulting your doctor beforehand is advisable to ensure this trek suits your health and fitness.
  • Tour Type: Small Group (Max 12) i

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    Our Small Group Tour Features

    • Guaranteed Departures: With our fixed tour dates, we guarantee every departure.
    • Flexible Scheduling: Should you not find a suitable travel date, worry not. Share your preferred timing, and we'll tailor a personalized itinerary, inviting fellow travelers to join.
    • Non-shopping Journey: Enjoy a commerce-free expedition with us. Our commitment to top-notch tours ensures an authentic and immersive exploration of Tibet.
  • Time to Visit : April to Octoberi

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    Time to Visit Guide:

    • The best trekking season in the Mount Everest region spans from April to late October, with summer standing out as the optimal period.
    • From November to March, Tibet experiences its winter, constituting an off-peak season. During this period, it gets too cold at night in the Mount Everest region for camping.

Highlights:

  • Experience the iconic trekking route from Tingri to Everest Base Camp in Tibet.

  • Stay at Everest Base Camp, witnessing its sunrise, sunset, and marveling at the starry sky at night.

  • Admire the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, from different viewpoints.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of Lhasa residents, visiting traditional homes, teahouses, and joining Tibetans in worship.

  • Explore the beautiful Yamdrok Lake and savor a traditional lunch at a villager's home.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa, Get the First Impression of Tibet

Welcome to Tibet! Upon arrival, our Tibetan guide will greet you at the airport or train station and present you with a Hada (the traditional Tibetan ceremonial scarf) to wish you good luck!

You'll then be transferred to your hotel in downtown Lhasa by the guide and driver. Along the way, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lhasa River, and the typical Tibetan villages.

After arriving at the hotel, take some time to rest and acclimate to the high altitude. It's helpful to take it easy for the first few days and remember to stay hydrated by drinking water.

Later in the afternoon or evening, your guide will welcome you with traditional Tibetan gifts, provide travel guidance, and introduce you to the other members of your group.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Warm Tips:
If you require any assistance or have specific needs, please don't hesitate to visit our service center located at Gangjian Hotel.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Day Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street (B)

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to visit the magnificent Potala Palace, where you'll stand atop its heights and gaze down upon the city of Lhasa. Your guide will narrate the life and tales of the successive Dalai Lamas within the Potala Palace and meticulously introduce the various halls and treasures housed within its walls.

Once you've explored the grandeur of the Potala Palace, your next stop will be Longwangtan Park nestled at its base. This tranquil spot offers a unique vantage point to admire the majestic Potala Palace and partake in traditional Tibetan cultural experiences.

In the afternoon, you'll head to the sacred Jokhang Temple—the heart of Tibetan faith and life. Within the temple resides the rare and revered 12-year-old statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, an image so lifelike that it resembles seeing the Buddha in person. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can take a clockwise kora, witnessing how local Tibetans practice their Buddhist beliefs.

Following this, your guide will take you to the liveliest indoor Tibetan tea house in Lhasa, where you can enjoy Tibetan sweet tea with locals. Your guide will join everyone, sharing insights into the social relations and daily leisure life of Tibetans.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Lhasa

Meal:

Breakfast

Day 3: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (B, L)

After exploring Lhasa, you'll travel overland to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city. Along the way, immerse yourself in Tibet's splendid scenery and discover the leisurely lives of local villagers.

The first stop will be at Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. This stunning lake unveils its beauty from the Gambala Mountain Pass (4790m), curving like a blue ribbon, while the towering Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7191m) can be seen in the distance. As you descend to the lakeshore, explore various viewpoints offering intimate encounters with the lake's shoreline. Towards the lake's end, you'll have the opportunity to visit a welcoming local family in the village and have lunch with them.

Next, you'll pass by the Karola Glacier (5100m). Positioned right by the roadside, it resembles a serene maiden grooming herself while gazing from afar at the majestic snow-capped mountains.

Continuing your journey towards Gyantse, you'll make a stop at Simila Mountain Pass. Here, you can hang prayer flags, offering prayers for global peace and the well-being of your loved ones.

Upon arrival in Gyantse, seize the opportunity to capture memorable photos of the ancient city. En route from Gyantse to Shigatse, you will witness vast stretches of lush green barley fields (in summer) and golden fields (in autumn), alongside numerous farms.

Finally, upon reaching Shigatse and checking into the hotel, take a moment to relax and prepare for the upcoming trip to Mount Everest the following day.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Shigatse

Meal:

Breakfast | Lunch with a Tibetan Village Family

Day 4: Shigatse to Tingri (B)

In the morning, you will explore the residence of the Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery, which is also the largest monastery in Shigatse. This expansive monastery occupies the hillside, housing the world's largest statue of Maitreya Buddha, serving as the spiritual heart of Shigatse. You can see monks, wearing yellow hats and red robes, walking through the temple. If you are lucky, you will also see a Dharma ceremony held in the temple.

Then drive to Tingri over Tso-La (4500m) and Gyatso-La (5252m). Upon arrival, you will do the preparation for the trek and have a good rest.

Stay overnight in Tingri.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Tingri

Meal:

Breakfast

Day 5: Trek from Tingri to Lungjang (B,L,D)

Our trekking begins from Tingri, goes through the Tingri plain. Trekking along apart of the Ra-chu Valley, we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and groups of sheep and goats. The rest of the day we can visit a small gompa in Choelun. Tonight will be spent in a comfortable campsite in Lungjang. This bleak region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.

Camping in Lungjang.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Luangchang

Meal:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6: Trek from Lungjang to Lamna-la (B,L,D)

This is the second day of the trek. The challenging trekking really starts today as we go up into the mountains. Much uphill walking is done as we climb towards the top of Lamna-la Psss (5097m). And then we camp down the top of this pass.

Camping at Lamna-la valley.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Lamna-La

Meal:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7: Trek from Lamna-la to Zombuk (B,L,D)

In the morning we descend steeply into lush vegetation. The only other people we will encounter are yak herders and their families. Camp will be made in the small village of Zombuk. Truly amazing views can be seen as the sun sets in this barren town.

Camping at Zombuk village.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Zombuk

Meal:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Rongbuk & Everest Base Camp (B)

On our last day of trekking we will wind our way to the end destination of Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. Along the way we can also visit the Rongbuk Monastery. With an altitude of 5,030 meters, it is the highest temple in the world.

As you arrive at Everest Base Camp, the huge white pyramid peak stands tall before you. As dusk approaches, the setting sun casts warm golden hues upon Everest's northern face.

Stay overnight at tent guest house.

Accmodation:

Overnight at Everest Base Camp

Meal:

Breakfast

Day 9: Everest Base Camp to Shigatse (B)

Today you will leave Everest Base Camp, and drive back to Shigatse. On the way, you can stop at Gawula Pass (5198m) to view the panorama of Himalaya.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Accmodation:

Overnight in Shigatse

Meal:

Breakfast

Day 10: Shigatse to Lhasa; Finish This Unforgettable Tour (B)

Today, our guide will transfer you from Shigatse to Lhasa airport/railway station, and help you get on board. The tour ends.

Notice: Please make sure your flight (or train) leave after 14:30pm.

Meal:

Breakfast

Tour Departures in 2024

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2024-08-10 (Sat) US$ 1880 6 Guests Booked Book
2024-09-04 (Wed) US$ 1880 5 Guests Booked Book

Please Note:

If you couldn’t find a tour date suitable for your travel schedule in the above form, please contact our travel experts and they will help you plan a delightful vacation to Tibet at the BEST local price.

Discount:

1.) 5% off for those booking the tour together with other two travelers (3 or 3 above in total) at the same time;

2.) 5% off for those booking the tour 3 months in advance;

3.) Please kindly be aware that the two discounts mentioned above cannot be enjoyed simultaneously.

What's Included?

1. Tibet travel documents such as Tibet Travel Permit (excluding expedited processing fees), and delivery of the permit to your hotel in mainland of China.

2. Standard tourist vehicles based on the number of group members, ensuring one seat one person. Experienced local drivers offer attentive service.

3. All lodging listed in the itinerary.

4. All meals listed in the itinerary. (Meal fees are non-refundable if declined due to personal reasons).

5. Cook and cooking gear ,etc.(Group size 1-4 persons, the guide will cook as well, kindly help the guide during the trek, thank you; Group size from 5 persons or more, we will arrange a cook separately for the group.);

6. Support van for the luggage during the trek;

7. Excellent local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide (Prices for guides speaking other languages may be subject to separate negotiation).

7. Admission tickets for all tourist attractions listed in Itinerary.

9. Travel accident insurance.

10. Free shuttle between Lhasa Railway Station and the downtown hotel. Free transfers between Lhasa Gonggar Airport and the downtown hotel during specific times.

11. Other services: exquisite Tibetan souvenirs, tourist map, portable oxygen, medical oxygen in the vehicle, bottled mineral water, and more.

What's Excluded?

1. Chinese Visa (for any visa assistance services, please contact us for details)

2 International flights to and out of China.

3. Domestic flight or train to and out of Lhasa (If you need ticket booking service, please leave your requirements in the Online Inquiry form.)

4. Single Room Supplement: Hotels are based on double occupancy (twin-bedded rooms) by default. If you prefer a single room or if room sharing isn’t possible, a single room supplement is required (please consult the travel consultant for specific price differences).

5. Some meals not included in the itinerary.

6. Tips to the guide and driver based on your satisfaction with their services. We recommend paying a total of $7 per person per day for both the guide and driver.

7. Additional expenses resulting from force majeure events (such as natural disasters, traffic controls, loss of valuables, visa delays, flight delays or cancellations, etc.).

8. Personal expenses and any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek Trip Notes

  • 1. When is the deadline to book this Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek tour?

    To ensure a seamless trip, it is recommended to book your Tibet tour at least 15-20 days before the departure date.

    Certainly, booking your tour 1-2 months or earlier in advance will assist us in arranging your Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary documents, as well as securing accommodations. Additionally, early bookings may qualify for early-bird discounts. This arrangement facilitates better preparation and a more relaxed journey.

  • 2. What travel documents are required for a trip to Tibet Everest Base Camp?

    For traveling to Tibet Everest Base Camp, various tourists require specific travel documents:

    1) Foreign tourists: Passport, Chinese Visa, Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit
    2) Tourists from Hong Kong and Macau: Home Return Permit, Frontier Pass
    3) Tourists from Taiwan: Mainland Travel Permit (MTP), Tibet Travel Permit, etc.

  • 3. How to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit? How long does It take, and when can I get the permit?

    For foreign tourists applying for the Tibet Travel Permit, photos or photocopies of a valid passport and Chinese Visa are needed. Holders of a working visa need to additionally provide a work certificate, while student visa holders require student certification.

    However, Taiwanese tourists only need to provide photos or photocopies of Mainland Travel Permit for the Tibet Travel Permit application.

    Generally, processing the Tibet Travel Permit takes 7-14 working days. Once the permit is successfully issued, we'll mail it to your address in mainland of China 3-5 days before your departure date, ensuring you have it in hand for your train or flight to Tibet.

  • 4. What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp? What should I do If altitude sickness occurs?

    Everest Base Camp in Tibetan side is situated at an altitude of 5200 meters, making it one of the highest points on this journey. Visitors who are new to high-altitude areas may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness such as dizziness and headaches.

    Our thoughtfully planned 8-day itinerary from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp allows for 2-3 days of acclimatization in Lhasa, situated at an altitude of 3650 meters, before proceeding to higher altitudes like Shigatse and Everest Base Camp. This gradual ascent minimizes the chances of severe altitude reactions.

    If severe symptoms occur, such as intense headaches or breathing difficulties, promptly use oxygen, inform your guide, and seek medical attention as soon as possible. If necessary, immediate descent to lower altitudes like Shigatse Town or Tingri County may be arranged.

  • 5. When is the best time to trek from Tingri to Everest Base Camp?

    The best season to visit Tibet Everest Base Camp is spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather tends to be stable and clear, with less rainfall, providing favorable conditions for observing Mount Everest.

    Additionally, in the summer months (July-August), although Tibet experiences its rainy season, most rainfall occurs at night, and daytime skies remain mostly clear with comfortable temperatures, making it a viable option.

    Visiting Everest Base Camp in winter is a good idea, but trekking isn't recommended due to the freezing temperatures along the route, especially at night.

  • 6. Where to stay during the tour? How about the accommodation at EBC?

    In cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, there's a range of accommodation options available, from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. You can choose based on your budget and preferences.

    Throughout the 4-day trek from Tingri to Everest Base Camp, it's essential to camp at designated sites. And at Everest Base Camp, the only lodging option is the tent guesthouse, which provides basic accommodation with relatively simple facilities, often consisting of several beds in one tent.

  • 7. What to pack for traveling to Mount Everest in Tibet?

    1) Clothing: Upper garments can include thick underwear (or thermal underwear), a sweater/fleece, and a thick down jacket (thick winter jacket). Lower wear can consist of windproof pants and warm thermal leggings. Footwear can be non-slip sports shoes or hiking boots. Additionally, scarves, gloves, and hats are essential. Layering clothing is advisable for adjusting to temperature changes.

    2) Personal items: Skincare products like facial cleanser, moisturizer, facial masks, body lotion, lip balm, and sunscreen. Personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, and towels. Shampoo and shower products can be selectively packed based on personal needs. Sunglasses are a must due to Tibet's strong sunlight. Given the long distances between Tibetan attractions, carrying a U-shaped pillow for comfort during long journeys is recommended. Also, prepare a thermal flask to ensure access to hot water anytime.

    3) Common medications: Adhesive bandages, motion sickness medicine, cold medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, eye drops, altitude sickness medication, and other commonly used medications should be carried for emergencies. (Always follow medical advice and avoid misuse of medication.)

    4) Electronic devices: Bring chargers, power banks, cameras, earphones, or other electronic devices as per personal requirements.

    5) Small amounts of cash and bank cards: Although mobile payment methods are becoming more common in Tibet, there might still be instances in remote areas where cash is needed. It's advisable to carry a small amount of cash and at least one bank card.

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