Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Flight/Car/Jeep/Van/Bus
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season March - May and Sept -November
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 12 Peiple
  • Trip Start/End Lhasa
  • Max Altitude 3650m-5250m


  • World Heritage Sites, Potala Palace, and Norbulingka Palace
  • Sera Monetary and Drepung Monastery, are two of three  great Gelug university Gompas of Tibet
  • Jokhang Temple, a sacred temple of Tibet
  • TashiLhunpo Monastery houses successive Panachen Lamas
  • Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in Tibet
  • View of the north face of Everest from the Everest Base Camp
  • YamdrokTso Lake, one of three holy lakes in Tibet

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour Overview

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour- 8 Days with Adventure Club Trek will give an experience that will last a lifetime. Starting off from Lhasa, known as the city of Gods, this trip takes you up to the altitude of 5,250m at Everest Base Camp. While in Lhasa you will get acquainted with the culture, religion, and beliefs of the Buddhist people. We will be visiting two of the World Heritage Sites- Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace, also respectively known as the winter home and summer home for the Dalai Lamas. The administrative capital of Tibet is also home to Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. The main attraction of this tour is the trip to the Everest Base Camp from where you can enjoy the views of three eight-thousanders-Mt. Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289 ft.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906 ft), and Mt. Everest (8,848m)

On the way to  Everet Base Camp, we will also visit the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse including another Tibetan town, Gyantse where we will explore Palchoe monastery, Phalkot Monastery, Kumbum Pagoda Stupa, and Sakya Monastery among others. The 8-day-long trip to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp tour is the perfect mixture of the Himalayan landscape with the Buddhist culture, architecture, and traditions. Tibet is the only place on earth where you can find such a coming together of culture, religion, and tradition with some of the highest mountains in the world. Booking this trip with a Nepalese Tour Company means you get better prices and Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) a lot easier.


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You can reach Lhasa via direct flight from Nepal or mainland China. But, if you decide to the one and a half hour flight from Kathmandu, Nepal you can experience what is considered one of the world's best air routes, catching glimpses of Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and other mountains in the Himalayan ranges. Other options include flying from any major cities in China or taking the train to Lhasa, the world's highest train route. Upon your arrival at Lhasa, you will be received by a representative of Adventure Club Trek and taken to your hotel. Today we rest and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsNo Meals
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

After breakfast, we will visit two of the main attractions of Lhasa; both listed as the World Heritage Sites- Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. Located on the Red Hill, Potala Palace was the home for the Dalai Lamas. Also called the Winter Palace, it has over 1,000 rooms and contains more than 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. You get the full panorama view of the city of Lhasa from here. Also listed as a World Heritage Site, Norbulingka Palace was the summer home for the Dalai Lamas. Norbulingka was meaning Jewelled Park; it is surrounded by a park known as the largest park ever made by man in Tibet. We then make our way to the Tibet Traditional Hospital, China's biggest traditional medicine production center. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

We start the day by visiting Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery, two of three Gelug university Gompas of Tibet. Built in the 14 century, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet and housed more than 10,000 monks in the past, but the number has decreased in recent days. Spectacular with its Whitewashed walls and golden roofs Sera Monastery holds the debate between monks every day from 3-5 pm except for Sundays. Our next destination is the Jokhang Temple; it is the most sacred temple in Tibet and holds the history of Buddhist beliefs and culture. The temple has a statue of a twelve-year-old Buddha Sakyamuni inside. We then make our way into Barkhor Bazaar which lies on the streets that surround the Jokhang temple. Filled with open stalls and shops, the place is packed with pilgrims. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

After breakfast, we leave for Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. Heading west of Lhasa, we pass Nimu valley and follow the Brahmaputra River’s trail to reach our destination. Our day in Shigatse will be spent visiting the TashiLhunpo Monastery which means “all fortune and happiness gathered here," it was founded by the first Dalai Lama, GendunDrup. Located in the center of the city, the monastery houses the successive Panchen Lamas. Overnight in Shigatse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,900m/12,796ft

Breakfast at Shigatse, and then we head towards Rongbuk. Passing through some villages, we get to Gyatso La (5220m), a high pass from where we'll get the first peak of Mt. Everest. En route, we'll visit Sakya Monastery or PelSakya, an ancestral temple that provides access to Buddha's teachings. We continue our journey and cross the Lalung La before reaching Rongbuk. There, our day will be spent visiting the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of Everest. This place provides a majestic view of the north face of Everest. Overnight in Rongbuk.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude5,150m/16,897ft

After an early breakfast, we will head towards Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft.). On the way, we catch glimpses of Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and also Mt. Everest famously called Mt. Chomolungma on the Tibetan side. We will get to see the Rongbuk glacier at Everest’s base camp, and after spending some time there, we will head out to Gyantse for an overnight stay. Overnight in Gyantse.

Note that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest base camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude5,250m/17,220ft

After breakfast, we visit Palchoe monastery (also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse), Kumbum Pagoda Stupa (hailed as the “king of pagoda“), Phalkot Monastery, and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best-preserved dzongs in Tibet. After sightseeing, we drive to Lhasa. On the way, we can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road as well as some excellent mountain vistas. Soon, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m) on the roadside with its beautiful glaciers including the Karo la glacier. We cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso Lake (Turquoise Lake), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude5,045m/16,553ft

Today your tour is finished and fly out from Lhasa to Kathmandu or any other city in mainland China, we can manage the air or train tickets for you in advance. We make an early drive to Gonggar airport for our departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

Note: If you still have a few days after the Tibet Tour schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safariRafting Bungee,   jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible Tibet Tours and Trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All Pickup and drops from airport and hotel
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge
  • Accommodation on standard hotels on BB(Bed and Breakfast) basis with twin sharing room.
  • All the necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transportation on the private vehicle(s) (van or Hiace or bus)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Sightseeing by an experienced Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  • Lunch and dinner during the Tibet tour, it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in Tibet.
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Airfare or train tickets to any destination 
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)

Useful Info

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign travelers traveling to Tibet from the territory of China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


  • All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 month's valid passport
  • Passport - valid for 6 months
  • Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
  • Group Visa — entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with a valid group visa.
  • Individual Visa will be canceled when we apply for a group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
  • Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
  • A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
  • Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
  • Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys a lot of sunshine even in winter. Most Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.

  • Have at least 2 copies of the Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion, and customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to the unique alpine climates (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep the necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small changes.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.

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