- Mesmerizing landscapes include lakes, high passes and mountain deserts.
- Great architecture such as Potala palace.
- Spectacular monuments visit in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.
- Visit the ‘’Great Three’’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet.
- Everest Base camp via road (North Face)
- Breathtaking lakes - Yamdrok Lake and Namtso Lake.
A tour of the roof of the world. The Tibet combo tour is an absolute tour package to the Everest base camp and other heavenly places in Tibet. The Tibet Combo Tour is a complete package that will take you on a journey. This tour will take you on an unforgettable journey to the highlands surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and strong spirituality. This tour welcomes everyone from different walks of life as it takes you on both adventures and spiritual journeys. Now where and what is Tibet you may ask? Tibet is a glorious place full of mystery and jaw-dropping beauty located on the border of Nepal and China, not only does the spiritual hub lies on the border but the sky-piercing Mt. Everest also lies on the border allowing you to visit the base camp of the Everest (North Side).
During your tour, you will make an exclusive road trip to the North base camp of Everest from Lhasa. It's a perfect trip if you want to witness the beauty without weeks of challenging trekking. Along your way to the base camp, you will explore the prominent landmarks with a remarkable history and astounding beauty. Tibet is a center of one of the great religions meaning you will get to see architecture heavily influenced by its culture and traditions which you will see in the form of gorgeous decorations, unique architecture, and stunning religious sites. Most of the sites are preserved by the monks and also used as religious administration, where monks learn Buddhist doctrines and practice the teachings. You will see local and international pilgrims all over the lace laying homage to the temples and monasteries.
Tibet has a unique geography and is called the roof of the world as it is the world’s highest and largest plateau above sea level on the northern side of the Himalayan mountains. It is home to a rugged, arid mountain desert with several gorgeous landmarks that include some of the holiest lakes and mountains. You will visit these places through comfortable drives via high passes that grant panoramic views of the landscapes.
Attractions of Tibet combo tour:
This tour is designed so that you get to see the true beauty along with an insight into its strong belief system. This tour will take you to some of the most iconic monuments and natural places that will take your breath away, quite literally as you will be traveling at an altitude above 2,400m. Tibet has some of the most fascinating landmarks when it comes to historical structure. Most of the places mentioned in your itinerary are religious/spiritual sites in Tibetan Buddhism and have some sort of connection with Buddhism. This tour offers something for everyone no matter the walk of your life. This tour opens an opportunity to experience the peace, raw beauty, and unobstructed view of the tallest mountain on Earth- Mt. Everest.
Potala Palace - Highest Palace in the World.
The winter palace of his holiness Dalai Lama symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and the central traditional administration of Tibet. The century years old monument was built as a gesture of love, commissioned by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gambo. The Potala Palace remains an iconic part of the region and a top destination for Buddhists around the world. The Potala palace holds outstanding universal value, enclosed within massive walls, gates, and turrets built of rammed earth and stone the white and red palace which represents the actual residence of his holiness Dalai Lama and the administrative part for the monks. This majestic landmark is situated 348 feet up the red hill into its sheer face so that the cliff appears to be part of the foundations of the building. Potala Palace rises from the red mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley at an elevation of 3,700m above sea level making it the highest elevated palace on earth. The massive palaces comprise 1000 rooms, tombs of all 8 Dalai Lamas, numerous precious shrines, thousands of hand-painted Thangkas, scrolls, murals, and sculptures of historical personals made out of priceless alloys and jewels. You can explore the palace and get to see the precious artifacts but you are not allowed to take pictures and videos as it is strictly prohibited. Get an insight into the winter palace of his holiness Dalai Lama.
Jokhang Temple - Palace of the Gods.
The House of Buddha, Jokhang also known as Qoikang Monastery is the Buddhist temple in Barkhor Street. Jokhang temple is the most important religious site in Tibet as it houses the statue from the time when Shakyamuni Buddha was still alive. Inside the temple is ye most revered structure in Tibet, the temple was built by Tubo King Srongtsen Gampo in 652 to marry the Nepali princess Bhirkuti. Along with the princess came precious statues/images of Akshobhya Buddha as her dowry. Jokhang temple has great significance as the name ‘’Lhasa’’ evolved from Jokhang temple at the beginning Lhasa was called ‘’Rasa’’, ‘’Ra’’ means ram while ‘’Sa’’ refers to land and combining, it refers to the land built by rams. Inside the temple, there are ancient statues decorated with precious metals and stones which are perfectly preserved to this day. Every day local pilgrims visit the temple and do their ritual to experience peace and show the sincerity of their religion.
Barkhor Street - Divine Pathway
The holy road. ‘’Barkhor pathway’’ Khor -meaning related to Circumambulation. The divine road is located around the Jokhang temple. This street is not only a part of the attraction but also a place that features the authentic city life of the native Tibetans and presents a unique architectural style. Besides being a religious site it is a great place to explore the market area as well. Religiously, Barkhor Street has been widely accepted as the most vibrant Barkhor. On both sides of the street, there are numerous stalls, local restaurants, shops, and street vendors. It is also the well-known Kora pilgrimage route in Lhasa. To try authentic food you can visit one of many local restaurants that serves delicious Tibetan cuisine. As you walk around the street you will see people Kora in a bit different way which is by laying on the ground and standing up while chanting Mantra, this shows the devotion they have for their religion.
Drepung Monastery - The Rice Heap.
Drepung monastery was the residence of the Dalai Lama before the construction of the Potala Palace was completed. Drepung monastery resembles a heap of rice and the name surprisingly means ‘’collecting rice’’. Drepung monastery is the largest and most important monastery in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, and the structure covers more than 250,000 square meters of ground. The monastery has earned its name for its highest academic standards, and has been one of the premier Buddhist universities in Lhasa for centuries, often referred to as the ‘’Nalanda of Tibet’’. Nalanda translates to ‘’giver of the knowledge’’. Besides the insight into the great monastery explore the garden palace (garden Phodrang) - the former residence of the Dalai Lama, Coqen hall (Tsokchen Lhakhang), the main assembly hall, Drepung Shoton festival - the Grandest Buddhist unfolding ceremony in Lhasa which is is held in midsummer, usually on July 1st according to the Tibetan calendar.
Sera Monastery - The hail monastery.
Sera monastery which translates to blooming wild roses in the Tibetan language. It is one of the three Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of Gelug. The monastery was founded in 1419 A.D. by the great Lama Jamchen Choeje Shakya Yeshe, one of the principal disciples of Lama Tsong Khapa. Sera Monastery used to be the largest monastery in the world with over 9,000 monks residing in 1959. Sera Monastery covers 28 acres of land and houses several institutes in its neighboring area. The entire monastery area consists of three parts i.e. great assembly hall, the main hall of sera, and three ‘’Zhacangs’’ (Colleges) built for housing Buddha statues. The monastery not only has spiritual importance but also houses monks learning Buddhist doctrines and dedicating their lives to society. The entire monastery is the attraction as a whole but tries not to miss the sand mandala, printing press, library, debating courtyard, and main assembly hall. Sera monastery is also a great place to observe the finest Tibetan Buddhist doctrine debate.
Yamdrok Lake - The Jade Lake of Tibet.
The Yamdrok Lake lying on the southern edge of the gray and green Nyenchen Tanglha mountain lake is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet. There are several lakes in Tibet and Yamdrok is one of the most stunning tourist attractions close to Lhasa. The lake lies on the way from Lhasa to Gyantse, you will see the beauty of the lake when taking a classic tour across the plateau to Shigatse and Mount Everest. This spectacular lake is a perfect place to visit for those that admire the breathtaking beauty of Tibet’s natural landscape. Besides the natural beauty, it has its spiritual importance as well. The magnificent lake boasts its natural turquoise color hence, it's called the jade lake of Tibet. The surrounding landscape of mountains and plains perfectly frames the lake for the best photos, including snow-capped mountains, Himalaya glaciers, and numerous islands that dot the lake's surface. You will drive through a high pass meaning you will get a stunning view of the entire lake along with the surrounding landscapes making it one of a kind lake.
Palcho Monastery - The auspicious wheel of joy.
Palcho Monastery located in Gyantse, Tibet, is also known as Pelkhor Choede and Palkhor Monastery is another important Buddhist site in Tibet for Tibetan Buddhists. Besides the religious significance, the monument also holds architectural significance, as it is a combination of Han, Tibetan, and Nepali Buddhist architecture. It is also known for its relation and high status in Tibetan Buddhism, for its high status is that it houses three sects of Tibetan Buddhism i.e. Gelug, Sakyapa, and Kadampa all together. Palcho monastery is quite a complex landmark as it is the 3-D representation of a Mandala, considered the largest structure similar to Tsuklakhang monastery which also includes Kumbum. Architecture scholars declare that 108 Chapes located on several floors of Palcho Monastery is one of the most notable features that can be found in the Palcho Monastery and it also includes an ancient fort i.e. popularly known as Dzong Fort. Some of the noticeable structures found in Palcho Monastery are the Kumbum - a symbol of Gyantse, the Ksulaklakang Monastery or main temple, the hall of Buddhist monks, and the Gyantse fort.
Tashilhunpo Monastery - The heap of glory.
Tashilhunpo or Tashi Lhunpo, the full name translates to ‘’all fortune and happiness gathered here’’ or simply ‘’the heap of glory’’. The monastery is located on the southern slope of Nyiseri mountain in the west of Shigatse city. It was built in 1447 by Gedun Drupa, the first Dalai Lama. It is the largest monastery in the Tsang area and also is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas. This monastery houses a massive statue of the Jampa Buddha statue, which is the Maitreya Buddha in Chinese Buddhism. There are also pictures of previous Panchen Lamas. Besides the religious purpose, this monastery involves exploring unique architecture and historical sites, like Coqen Hall, Chapel of Jampa, 4 great Dratsangs, 56 Sutra Hall, and 64 Kamcuns. The monastery is built around the giant statue of the future Buddha and you get to see the statue up close and notice all the details. The walls of the monastery are covered by religious murals which date back centuries. While exploring the monastery you will have to climb steep stairs which is a unique experience on its own.
Rongbuk Monastery - the highest monastery in the world.
Rongbuk monastery also known as Dzarongpu or Dzarong is the highest monastery in the world at an elevation of 5,000m beside the Everest base camp (North Face). It is located at the end of the Dzakar Chu valley, the monastery itself is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava - one of the founding fathers of Tibetan Buddhism. To reach the viewpoint of the Everest base camp one must pass through the monastery as it is beside the viewpoint. In the monastery, monks and nuns are living. You can explore the monastery and see the traditional murals and monuments representing Tibetan Buddhism's beauty. Walking forward from the Rongbuk monastery, you will see the famous Rongbuk glacier, which is the largest among all the hundreds of glaciers formed around Mt. Everest. Another interesting fact about this monastery is that in April month to the Tibetan calendar, the monastery holds a religious ceremony to celebrate the birth of Sakyamuni, which is known as the Saka Dawa Festival, that lasts for three days straight.
Everest Base Camp - North side of Mount Everest.
Everest, with its location on the border of Nepal and China, is with the South face located in Nepal and the North face being on Tibet, China side. The Everest Base Camp in the Tibet side is located in Tingri, Shigatse on the northern side of Mount Everest. The base camp on the south side of Nepal is located at an elevation of 5,364m whereas the north base camp is located at an elevation of 5,150m, making it slightly easier to reach. From here you will see the tallest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest 8,848m. Reaching the base camp of the tallest mountain on earth seems very challenging, which is but from the Tibetan side it's easier as you can drive to the top from Lhasa on the well-paved 900 km road. No matter the south or north side you get a gorgeous view of the great mountain nonetheless.
Namtso Lake - the Heavenly Lake.
Namtso/Namucuo or Lake ‘’Nam’’ translates to Heavenly Lake in the Tibetan language. It is the second latest saltwater lake in China and the largest in Tibet. It is one of the major attractions in Tibet as its beauty enchants its visitors by its magnificent beauty. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains giving it a magical sight. The stunning mountain lake is located at Nagqu, in a northern town of approximately 200 miles/323 km from Lhasa. The marvelous lake is bordered by endless mountain chains. This place is also a paradise if you are into night skies and you can see the entire milky way galaxy above the majestic lake from September to October. This place is perfect for stargazing and soaking in the beauty to its fullest. As you breathe in the crisp air witnessing the beauty it almost seems unreal and out of this world, truly making it the heavenly lake.
Arrival in Lhasa, Welcome!!
Tashi Delek !! Welcome to the holy ground of Tibet. Upon arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, your tour guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa.
Lhasa, Tibet is one of the highest-elevated cities in the world situated at an elevation of 3,650m /11,975 ft. The city will take your breath away, quite literally. You will feel the air being a bit thinner than in your regular place to spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the high altitude. Acclimatization is an essential aspect of any high-altitude tour, and it's essential to give your body time to adjust to the decreased oxygen levels. Acclimatization helps you avoid altitude sickness, which can be life-threatening. It's essential to take it easy, drink plenty of water, and get a good night's sleep. In the evening have your dinner at the hotel and rest well.
Have your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to explore Lhasa and its popular attractions. Start your sightseeing in the morning, and visit the Potala Palace, the iconic symbol of Tibet and the winter residence of the Dalai Lama—Marvel at the stunning architecture and intricate artwork. The majestic landmark will blow your mind at first sight. You will notice the massive Potala Place from a distance with its unique architecture and red and white colors and the most common thing in Tibet i.e. vibrant prayer flags.
The day tour will be fully guided and your licensed guide will provide you with all the necessary information about the palace, history, and dos and don'ts making sure you won’t get in trouble. You will see people doing Kora around the holy palace as a ritual and as you get closer to the place you will notice the beautiful smell of the traditional incense and butter from all the butter lamps. You will witness some of the finest and most intricate architecture and authentic Tibetan art forms.
(you are not allowed to take pictures and videos inside the temple, palaces, and other attraction sites)
After the Potala Palace, head to Jokhang Temple considered to be the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang temple is just 2 km far from the Potala Palace. Jokhang has lots of statues and valuable historical art pieces from Nepal as it is literally called the house of Budhha from Nepal. Also, you will witness pilgrims prostrating themselves in devotion around the temple. Inside the monastery, you will see murals and hand-painted Thangka demonstrating Buddhism.
Last, but not least Barkhor Street is a lively marketplace surrounding the Jokhang Temple. Around the street, you can find authentic Tibetan street food and lots of eye-catching things. Have Lunch at the market and shop for souvenirs, sample local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local culture. There are a lot of things to see and experience here as it is filled with locals, tourists, and pilgrims. Roam around the market area and enjoy the nightlife of Lhasa before going back to the hotel. Once at the hotel, enjoy the dinner at the hotel and rest well for the next day.
Lhasa - Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery
Take a day trip to Drak Yerpa, a sacred cave complex located about 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Lhasa. Explore the meditation caves and temples, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding valley. This cave gives you an amazing opportunity to get a good hiking experience while seeing the beauty of the valley. People believe there are 108 holy caves and depending upon your interest you can explore. The monastery is located at an elevation of 4,885m which can be challenging for a few people but if you acclimatize on the first and second day will not have any problem. If you are interested in meditation you can meditate for a while and return.
(Drink plenty of water to avoid getting high altitude sickness.)
Return to Lhasa and visit Sera Monastery, this is the place where you can see the finest debate. You will have several monks in pairs, one sitting, and the other standing. What they're doing is asking questions and answering from their learning (Tibetan Buddhist doctrine). One sitting is answering the question and the one standing is asking questions. If you see them being a bit aggressive that's normal and clapping the hand means the answer is wrong.
Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse (3,900m)
Today you will start your day with a warm breakfast and a scenic journey toward Shigatse. Today you will drive towards Shigatse which lies in the Samzhubze district around 365 km west of Lhasa. On the way, you will come across glorious natural attractions as well as the most sacred monasteries.
Start your comfortable journey via a scenic drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's three sacred lakes. The striking turquoise lake is surrounded by green hills making a perfect background for some amazing pictures. Not only the lake but you will notice yaks beautifully decorated beside the lake, yes you can take pictures with them but you will be charged a certain amount of money by the locals. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the turquoise waters and move on to Shigatse.
Before that visit the Palcho Monastery also known as Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse, an architectural marvel featuring 108 chapels within its nine levels. This magnificent place is surrounded by massive walls and Dzong that are centuries old. This place is full of authentic Tibetan art styles, some of which feature amazing architecture, murals inside the monastery, sculptures, and other forms of art. The temple has quite a unique structure which is the 3-D representation of a Mandala, which you will notice as soon as you lay your eyes on it.
(No pictures inside the monasteries, temples, and monks without asking for permission also keep yourself well hydrated as you will be at a high elevation)
Continue your trip to Shigatse and check into your hotel. Your guide will help you by passing on all the necessary information during your sightseeing. Have dinner at the hotel and rest well for the next day.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, sunset at Everest Base Camp
Have an early morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Tashilhunpo. Today you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery (4,300m/14,108 ft), the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second highest-ranking figure in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is enclosed by the mountains in the background. The monastery is as important as the Potala palace and holds equal religious importance. Inside the monastery, you will see a massive statue beautifully decorated in precious metals along with pictures of the Panchen Lamas. After you explore the monastery, drive towards Tingri, passing through the high plateau of Tibet with views of the Himalayas.
The next stop is Rongbuk Monastery (4,980m/16,339 ft) the highest monastery on earth. The distance between Shigatse and Rongbuk Monastery is around 346 km which you can cover in approximately 8-9 hours drive. Once you reach Rongbuk monastery, rest your baggage at the tents, where you will stay. From here you get a breathtaking view of the mountains.
There are few to no hotels and lodges at this place due to the remoteness and high elevation; however, you will get very comfortable and warm traditional Tibetan tents for overnight stays run by the locals. It is a unique experience to stay at the traditional tent and simple lifestyle of the locals in the highlands. In the evening visit the base camp for the sunset view from the North side of Everest. After the visit return to the tent and overnight stay.
Sunrise at Everest Base Camp, drive to Shigatse
Wake up early to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest and witness the spectacular sunrise above glorious mountain. The sunrise is the best attraction from here. Witness the majestic sunrise above the world’s tallest mountain and capture it on your devices for future memory. Have breakfast at the tented accommodation and return to Rongbuk Monastery from where you will drive back to Shigatse, enjoying the magnificent scenery along the way. After sunrise, return to the tent and have breakfast before you get back to Shigatse. The total distance between Rongbuk monastery to Shigatse is around 333 km which you can cover in around 7- 8 hours.
You will drive through a smooth paved road and reach Shigatse. Once you reach your destination check in at the hotel and rest. You can have lunch at the restaurants on the way to Shigatse. Have dinner at the hotel and end your day in a comfortable hotel.
Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa
Today you will drive back to starting point of your tour i.e. Lhasa. Start your day with a warm breakfast at the hotel and check out to continue your journey to Lhasa. The distance between Shigatse to Lhasa is around 280 km which will take around 5- 6 hours to reach.
You will drive beside the Yarlung Zangbo Jiang River, you will have a unique experience driving through scenic roads to Lhasa. Once you reach Lhasa, Check in at your respective hotel and loosen up from a long hour's drive. End your day with a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel
Drive to Namtso Lake
Today you will visit yet another amazing natural attraction i.e. Namtso Lake. Before you move forward to this destination you will have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a scenic 6 hours drive. Once you get closer to his place you will notice a beautiful blue lake surrounded by numerous snow-capped mountains and semi-arid land. Explore the area and observe the unique geographical features of this place. On the bank of the lake, you will see beautifully decorated yaks specifically for photoshoots with visitors. Although you will be charged by the locals for each photo session as per their policy.
Have lunch at the local restaurants and hotels and explore the area a bit more. If you are interested in starry nights then this place is for you. From here you can observe the spectacular night and this place also offers a clear view of the Milky Way galaxy during September and October month. In the evening you will have dinner at the local lodge/ tented accommodation and rest well.
Drive to Lhasa
Have your breakfast at the lodge/tent and enjoy your morning walk around the lake. After having breakfast and drive back to Lhasa. You will drive back the same way, upon arriving at Lhasa Check in at your hotel and get refreshed. Visit the nearest restaurants for Lunch and explore the market. In the market area, you can find gift shops and local shops selling different items such as decorative items, handmade jewelry, Thangkas (Paintings), and other native items.
After exploring the market join your guide for dinner with the cultural program (Tibetan dance with a folk song). Your amazing Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour ends today, enjoy the meal and great ambiance of the spiritual center. End your tour with a memorable dinner in total Tibetan style.
Kah-leh phe! After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station for your departure three hours after the airport formalities. Your Lhasa Everest base camp tour comes to an end, but the memories will last a lifetime. Have a safe home return!!
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Travel insurance: Travel insurance is important before traveling to a new place especially when you are traveling for adventure. Travel insurance covers risks such as loss of personal belongings, and any unexpected expenses. Travel insurance also covers sudden medical emergencies such as accidents. It also covers high-altitude emergencies. Travel insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended.
Medical emergency: If you face any medical emergency such as high altitude sickness your professional guide will help you and transfer you for medical attention. Tibet lies at an elevation above 3000 and high altitude sickness is a possible medical condition. For such a situation, your guide carries a well-equipped first aid kit along with portable oxygen, ensuring nothing happens to you.
High-altitude sickness: During the Tibet tour you will stay above 3000m. Tibet is the only city located at this altitude, increasing the chances of getting altitude sickness. Noticing a lower oxygen level is normal and you will acclimatize on the first day before you start your tour. Altitude sickness is unpredictable; it can happen to anyone despite being physically and mentally fit. As you gain altitude, the chances of altitude sickness increase slightly. To avoid getting altitude sickness you should drink 5-6 lt water per/day and food with high carbohydrates. Sauntering and acclimatizing decrease the chances of getting altitude sickness. Focus on your breathing and maintain your walking pace.
Do’s and Don’t:
Select the ideal time to travel.
Select a reputed trekking/ travel organization.
Training and getting ready for any kind of situation are necessary.
Carry all the essential paperwork (Tibet entry permit).
Maintaining body hydration is important while traveling to high elevations.
Don’t take pictures and videos inside the monasteries, temples, or any religious sites.
Hire a licensed tour guide to get information about the place such as its history, and importance.
Wear appropriate clothing during the monastery visit.
Respect the culture and people of the area.
Travel for experience and not for the sake of traveling.
Don’t litter, put trash in its place.
Why with Altitude Himalaya: Altitude Himalaya is one of Nepal’s growing travel companies providing excellent service to its clients. We believe in providing quality experiences and memories. We are concerned about maintaining and following our standard service, including a private transfer, at least a 3-star hotel accommodation in urban areas, the best available lodges/tea houses at the trekking trails, and dedicated personalized assistance. Additionally, we also operate our trips in Bhutan and Nepal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to reach Tibet?
There are two ways to access Tibet, Lhasa. One is from China, Mainland, and from China, you can either take a flight from Beijing to Lhasa with a stopover in Xining or a direct flight you can take the train on the Qinghai Tibet railway which will take around 40 hours to complete the journey. Another way to visit Tibet is from Nepal which is competitively easier than from China. You can take a flight from Nepal to Tibet which is the fastest route. (Flight time 1 hour 45 minutes) The direct flight operates from Kathmandu, Nepal to Tibet, Lhasa which is the best way for those who are short on time.
What travel documents do you need to visit Lhasa?
You will need a special permit to visit Tibet. Without the Tibet entry permit, you are not allowed to travel to Tibet. It takes around 8 to 10 days to get the Tibet permit after applying for it. Typically the permit is valid for a maximum of three months. You can apply for the permit either directly from China or Nepal, besides these two countries, you cannot get the permit.
Can you visit Tibet solo?
No, you are not allowed to travel to Tibet alone, you must go through a travel organization and must hire a tour licensed tour guide throughout the trip to Tibet. Tibet has strict rules and you must follow them if you are planning a visit.
Is there a road to Everest Base Camp from Lhasa, Tibet?
Yes, there is a road to Everest Base Camp on the North side of Mount Everest in Tibet. The road is well-paved and smooth that follows the highway for most of the trip to EBC Everest Base Camp turning off at a place called Tringri, where the road leads south to reach Rongbuk Monastery at the base camp itself.
What kind of accommodation will we get throughout the Tibet Combo Tour?
Accommodation options vary along the tour route. In the city area you can find a range of hotels according to your comfort. As you travel towards Everest Base Camp and Namtso lake, the accommodation becomes more basic, with guesthouses or tented camps being the primary options with basic amenities such as comfortable bedding and good food.
Is altitude sickness a concern during the tour?
Yes, altitude sickness is a concern due to the high elevation of the region. It is important to spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimatization before heading to Everest Base Camp. Additionally, maintaining proper hydration, avoiding strenuous activities, and following your guide's instructions will help minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
When is the best time to visit Tibet?
Tibet’s average altitude is around 4,000m and is called the ‘’Roof of the World’’ for a reason. Due to its high altitude, the temperature of this place is low and the best time to visit is the summer season as the temperature remains warm with sunny and toasty weather. Also in August, the Tibetans celebrate one of the important festivals called ‘’Shotun’’ which translates to a sour milk banquet or Yogurt festival (one of the biggest festivals)that lies in the summer season.
- Airport pick up and drop off on a private basis.
- A private A/C vehicle for all the mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
- All (07 Nights) hotel accommodations are based on double-sharing deluxe rooms.
- (02) nights at a tented camp near Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake.
- All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees.
- Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
- All government and local tourism taxes.
- Professional experienced licensed tour guide throughout the tour.
- Well-equipped medical kit along with portable oxygen.
- Driver and guide’s allowance, salary, fuel cost, and toll/taxes.
- Tibet group visa fee.
- Personal expenses
- International flight to reach Tibet.
- Tips to driver and tour guide. (Not required but recommended)
- Services that aren’t mentioned above.
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