Tibet Combo Tour

A combined trip Everest case camp and Namtso lake.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 10 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Easy
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code TCT
trip-code Start Point Lhasa
trip-start-point Trip End Point Lhasa
trip-accomodation Accomodation Hotels
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
  • Potala Palace, winter palace of The Dalai Lama.
  • Namtso Lake; heavenly lake and also the highest salt lake.
  • Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre for Buddhists in Tibet.
  • Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet.

Trip Overview

The Tibet combo tour starts with your first day of arrival in Lhasa. Our office representative will meet and greet you at Lhasa airport and transfer to the hotel. From the second day, you will visit for a city sightseeing around Lhasa. You will visit Potala Palace and the Jokhang temple.

You will also explore different monasteries like Sera monastery, Drepung monastery and Rongbuk monastery. An excursion around the EBC will make your tour memorable. Also, You will visit Namtso lake on the eighth day. Finally, you will drive back to Lhasa. On the last day, we will drop you back to the Lhasa airport for your onward journey. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa, a local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.

trip-accomodation 2 Star Hotels
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Lhasa Sightseeing

Potala Palace

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site – Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It’s situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It is a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artefacts.

Jokhang Temple

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual centre for Buddhists in Tibet. Next, to the temple, there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewellery.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Lhasa Monasteries Sightseeing

Drepung Monastery

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery. It is one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as the Dalai Lama’s palace in Drepung before moving to the Potala Palace. 

Sera Monastery

In the afternoon, you visit Sera Monastery. It is also one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Drive to Shigatse

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m), surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s drive, clients arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 05

Everest Base Camp

Drive to Lhatse where tourists can take lunch. Afterwards, drive to Shegar. If the weather is clear enough, tourists can view Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, arrive at Rongbuk monastery. On the way there, clients will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. You can enjoy the view of all the five highest peaks in the world.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 06

Drive to Shigatse

In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt. Everest, and have a full view of the magnificent Mt. Everest. You can either trek 4 kilometres from your tent to the  Everest Base Camp or go there by local bus. Then drive back to Shigatse.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 07

Drive to Lhasa

On the seventh day, explore Tashilhunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama. It was built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Buddha of the future) in the world. It also includes a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, that takes around 6 hours.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 08

Drive to Namtso Lake

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, clients can see Nyenchen Tanglha (Snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yaks and sheep densely-populated around the mountainside. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake, which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do very relaxing trekking around the lakeside and Tashi Island.

To spend a night at the lakeshore is fantastic to see the stars.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 09

Drive to Lhasa

Enjoy the clear morning at the lake Shore; you can trek along the lake Shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Damxung to have lunch.

In the afternoon, tourists may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pools filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa.

trip-accomodation Hotel
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 10

Departure

Transfer clients to the airport or train station.

Trip Guide

SERVICES INCLUDES

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  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet. (Excluding the Chinese visa)
  • Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation with an experienced local driver during the tour.
  • Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation between the airport/train station and Hotel at the designated period of time.
  • Experienced Local Tibetan private guide.
  • 7 nights of 3-star hotels twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), 2-night Dorm or Big Tent with humble accommodation at Rongbuk Everest area and the shore of Namtso Lake.
  • One welcome dinner in Lhasa.
  • All admission fees of tourists sites listed in the itinerary.
  • Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet.
     
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SERVICES EXCLUDES

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  • Chinese visa.
  • Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at Rongbuk at Namtso Lake.
  • Tips to driver and tour guide.
  • Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels. 
  • Tibet visa fee. ($85 for rest of the world, $175 for US and Canadian citizens).
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10 Days from US$ 1950
USD 1850 / Person

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