Lhasa to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp is an 8 days package to the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. Lhasa, truly the “Land of the Gods” is the beautiful city which lies next to the Lhasa River, in south-central Tibet. It remains largely a city of wonders, where the red and white Potala Palace and several monasteries preserve the essence of traditional Tibetan life and the cultures.
Tibet, also known as “roof of the world” it is around 4500m above the sea level. In your Lhasa tour, you will explore the historical towns like Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya and Rongbuk. Each year thousands of tourists visit this holy place either through any tour agency from Nepal or from China.
Lhasa to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Deprung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950/12,956ft)
Day 5: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m/12795ft)
Day 6: Shigatse to Ronbuk (5,000m/16,400ft)
Day 7: Ronbuk to Lhasa with a visit to the Everest Base Camp
Day 8: Departure day
Best Time for the Tour
These are the best times for Lhasa to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp:
- Spring (March and April)
- Summer (May, June and July)
- Autumn (August, September, and October)
Lhasa to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp is one of the biggest gambles which is worthy for an adventurous traveler. You will realize through the natural and cultural beauty of the city that it’s the stairway to heaven. The monasteries and holy palaces, which are homes to thousand years old precious relics and stupas of the past, are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city in the center of Tibetan plateau surrounded by mountains rising to 5800m is an area of ultimate scenic beauty where you can feel eternal peace to your inner soul. It is dotted with world-famous heritages and cultural places like holiest man-made architect, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace (Dalai Lama’s former winter residence), Norbulingkha Palace (Dalai Lamas’s summer palace), and most importantly, Sera and Deprung Monasteries. 2 or 3 days is enough for you to explore the cultural landmarks in Tibet. Then, the captivating beauty of the place will drive you to the lake scenery and pleasant short trekking to the snow-clad mountainside and ultimately to Everest Base Camp, which is the dream of many people.
The central area with main tourist attractions is navigable on foot. Else, you can choose any means of transportation, including rickshaw, taxi, public bus, mini-bus and pilgrim buses. You can even easily hire bicycle from some hotel or shops and it’s a good way to explore the city if you have some spare time on your tour schedule.