Make your own way to the Chengdu train station for the train to Lhasa (Z322, 14;48 - 09:55+2days).
We will transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa after your arrival at the Lhasa train station. You will have time to relax with a free afternoon and evening after your arrival in Lhasa to acclimatize to the high altitude.
This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karol la Pass. Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier before continuing along the southern Friendship Highway to Gyantse, where you will be able to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late in the afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse, the location of the Tashilunpo Monastery.
After breakfast we’ll set out towards the peak of the world – Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse and traveling via Lhatse and Tingri, you will see some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world – incredibly blue skies, floating high clouds, endless grasslands and the highest mountain peaks in the world. We’ll also stop by the Rongbuk Monastery – the world’s highest altitude monastery before spending the night at the Everest Base Camp.
Due to the high altitude, it is possible that you may have some symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend that you stay well hydrated, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery to minimize your symptoms.
Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise at the Everest Base Camp before we journey back through the spectacular scenery to spend the night again in Shigatse.
We’ll get an early start this morning to visit one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism, the Tashilunpo Monastery. Here you can see the well-preserved statue of Jampa (future Buddha), the largest such statue in the world. This monastery is also the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. After our visit to Tashilunpo, we will make the scenic drive back to Lhasa to spend the night.
We will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle for the 90-minute drive to the Lhasa airport for your departing flight.
This is a tailor-made private tour. You are free to choose the most suitable travel date. Our professional travel consultant will make itinerary & quotation based on your tour plan (Including tour pax, hotel rates, and travel date) after receiving your inquiry. Generally, the price in low season is cheaper than in high peak season. Low season in Tibet: April, May, June, October; Peak season in Tibet: July, August, and September. For more details, please send inquiry to our mailbox, we will reply to you within 24 hours: email@example.com
√ Transportation in Tibet: Ranging from minivan to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (Car Gasoline is included);
√ Accommodation as listed in the itinerary;
√ Meals specified in the itinerary (Breakfast provided by the hotel);
√ Guide: Excellent local Tibetan guide fluent both in Chinese and English;
√ Insurance: Liability travel Insurance and Vehicle seat insurance.
☓ International and domestic flight/train; (Note: we accept the domestic flight/train tickets booking in advance, check the updated ticket availability and cost with your travel consultant);
☓ Meals not specified in the itinerary; (Due to the limited condition, we don't include meals for the whole trip, you are free to choose whatever you like to eat and our guide will give you suggestion based on your interests; Generally, the cost ranges from 30RMB-60RMB per person per meal);
☓ All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places listed in the itinerary;
☓ Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
☓ Other expenses caused by flight delay, cancellation, visa delay or other objective reasons (like natural disaster, war, etc.) ;
☓ Tips to the guide and driver (Generally, the driver should be tipped at least 20RMB per person per day and the guide will be at least 30RMB per person per day).
√ Send your request through our website form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. With each inquiry, please include the following information:
a. Your desired destinations;
b. Departure date;
c. Length of your trip;
d. Your name, email address and country of citizenship.
We will confirm your inquiry with a reply within 24 hours.
√ You can call us directly at our service center at +86-891-6384692 (landline) or +86-1889089998 (mobile)
√ You can come to our office in Chengdu in person to make reservation.
We highly recommend you that you reserve your tour at least 30-50 days before the actual travel date. We will send you a letter of confirmation via email once you have confirmed your booking with us, informing you of the your proposed flights, hotels and your trip details.
2. Payment Methods
We can confirm your tour reservation with a payment of 30% of the total tour cost plus 100% of the cost of any flights or train tickets required for your tour. You can then pay the balance due for your tour to our local staff after your arrival in Lhasa.
3. Luggage Allowances
The regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China states that, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg (44 pounds) for economy class flights, 30kg (66 pounds) for business class flights, and 40kg (88 pounds) for first class flights, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft.
4. Itinerary changes and cancellations
We make every effort to operate tours as listed on our website, however, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary, or substitute the activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We also have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for every reason, like unforeseen circumstances, or circumstances beyond our control. In this cases we will re-book you on different day, however if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full field claim.
All of our tours include a daily breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not included as we prefer to give the freedom to our clients to try the local food by themselves. Meals are usually served at the hotel. Dinner may also be served at a local restaurant. Although we cannot guarantee special meal requests, we will do our best to provide you with specialized dietary needs for meals as well as your special needs for hotel rooms such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bed sizes, etc.