The Everest Base Camp trek in Tibet is short and quite moderate. This Tibet travel package, the Lhasa tour and Everest Basecamp trek, offers expansive views of Everestnot obscured by other mountains. Such abundant natural treasures lie within the embraces of this Tibet tour which provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the cultural and natural bounty of a typical Lhasa tour and Everest Basecamp visit - a combination that might not be available in other destinations.
Covering about 1,000 kilometres of Tibet with a drive across its exceptionally breath-taking high plateau, this Tibet tour takes us through remarkable landscape and cultural beauty. Tibetans cling to spirituality as much as their traditions; their temples and monasteries testify to this fact. But it is also Tibet’s incredible landscapes that leave an everlasting memory. From the vast wilderness of its plains to the breath-taking mountains and glaciers, Tibet tour is complete escapism where travelers, photographers, and culture enthusiasts alike can value an enjoyable travel experience.
Starting from the border town of Kerung, we move inland into Tibet to Tingri and Rongbuk. After exploring Rongbuk, we make a short Everest Base camp trek. We also visit the historic town of Shigatse, where we explore Tashilhunpo monastery, the seat of the spiritual leader, Panchan Lama, the second-highest-ranking Tulku lineage in the Gelugpa tradition. The tour continues onwards to Gyantse, where several attractive sites await exploration.
As a fitting end, a tour of Lhasa will be conducted which will allow us to see one of Tibet’s archetypal cities, home to countless temples and shrines. There are various sites and sights that we can see and explore, at Lhasa. In the company of an experienced guide, this Tibet tour will take you through some of the finest scenery in the region, enjoying a rare opportunity to view magnificent architectural marvels against the stirring backdrop of the majestic Tibetan Himalayan ranges.
How do I get a Tibet travel permit?
To travel to Tibet from Nepal, you need a Chinese Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, and we will make all the necessary travel arrangements. The visa is issued on a separate piece of paper, not on your passport. To apply for the visa, the initial step is to book a Tibet tour with us. After you have booked your preferred Tibet tour package, you must send a copy of your passport us to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit. We advise sending your passport copy at least 25 days before your tour date. The visa fees vary depending on your country of origin and the urgency of your visa requirement.
The Best time to take this Tibet tour
The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to the end of May and from early September to November. Although the weather can be cold during this period, there are fewer tourists, and the sky is generally clear. From June to the end of August, Tibet experiences a rainy season, which often obscures the view with clouds. Winter in Tibet is cold and dry, but it is an excellent time to take a tour of Lhasa without the crowds of tourists. Tibet is typically closed during March each year, so it is advisable not to plan your trip between the months of March to early April.
What should I pack for this particular Tibet tour?
During this Lhasa to Everest Base camp tour, you will come across big cities like Lhasa and Shigatse where it is possible to find almost everything you need, but it is not recommended to spend your precious time shopping for random items. During this Tibet tour, it is best to bring the necessary items with you. Here are some suggestions: Be sure to bring your own medication, including medicine for high altitude sickness, common cold, and minor headaches. Bring enough clothing for the trip, sunscreen with an SPF of over 50, and lip balm. It is essential to have quality sunglasses, and if you plan to do the short Everest base camp trek, you will need hiking shoes. A first aid kit should also be on your list. Tibet travel means going to places where the temperature can drop significantly during the night and on cloudy days, even though it is warm during the day. To keep your bed warm at night, an old-fashioned hot water bottle is an excellent option, and don't forget to pack cold-weather gear such as hats, jackets, gloves, and undergarments.
Private and Group Tours to Tibet
Our private Tibet tours are designed to be incredibly flexible and can cater to a wide range of interests. We have a variety of itineraries available, but we are happy to customize them to suit your needs. We understand that everyone's travel preferences are unique, so we're happy to work with you to create a tailored itinerary that meets your needs. Our tours in Tibet can begin on any day that is convenient for you, and we are happy to accommodate groups of any size, from one person to thirty or more.
Our private Tibet tour will provide you with personalized experience, with a knowledgeable and experienced guide accompanying you throughout your journey. We prioritize providing our clients with personal attention and preferred itineraries. Families and friends traveling together to Tibet will find our tours especially appealing, as they allow for the freedom to explore Tibet at your own pace without adhering to someone else's schedule.
For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, we also offer group tours to Tibet twice a week. Our group tours in Tibet are small and offer a more affordable option for travelers on a budget. You'll have the opportunity to travel with like-minded individuals and create shared experiences along the way. Tibet group toursalso offer the chance to make new friends who share your interests.
What to expect on this Tibet tour
Our Tibet tour itineraries are designed to assist travelers in adapting to the high altitude by including acclimatization days in Lhasa. At 3656 meters (11,995 feet) above sea level, Lhasa is already situated at a high altitude, and much of Tibet is even higher. It's common to experience symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath when arriving in Lhasa for the first time. Therefore, we recommend limiting physical activity on the first day of arrival, particularly if arriving later in the day.
Every Tibet travel package consists of visiting religious sites. Exploring monasteries is the highlight of any Tibet tour, with each monastery offering a unique and delightful experience both inside and outside. As you enter the dimly lit spaces filled with colorful statues, incense smoke, and the scent of butter lamps, you'll feel transported to another world.
Despite the generally clear and sunny weather in Tibet, in the Everest Base camp region, temperatures can drop to sub-zero levels in the afternoon due to the frigid winds. While this tour includes Lhasa tour along with other places like Gyantse and Shigatse, once you leave the city, you'll spend a significant amount of time traveling in a car.
One aspect of a Tibet holiday package is that your movements will be closely monitored, resulting in frequent checkpoints along the highways. Nonetheless, the roads in Tibet are generally in excellent condition, enabling you to cover a lot of ground quickly.