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Old Tingri – Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

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MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Rongbuk Monastery , Mount Everest , Yamdrok Lake DETAIL ITINERARY: Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa We will pick you up at the airport or . .
Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking
Package Itinerary


  • Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Rongbuk Monastery , Mount Everest , Yamdrok Lake 


Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

We will pick you up at the airport or railway station. We will drive to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River and enjoy the Tibetan style dwellings on our way. Then we will take a rest and adapt ourselves to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel. Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street
We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace in the morning. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet.
In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. It is a free market and a famous circumambulation in Tibet. Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:BLD
Day 3:Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse
The whole journey is 360 km and the highest altitude is about 5100 meters. We will make our way to the largest city in Tsang – Shigatse, via Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir (which was praised as Little Yamdrok Lake). We can also take an overview of Zongshan Castles and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse. Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:BLD
Day 4:Shigatse – Old Tingri
Old Tingri is located at the foot of Mt. Everest. It borders on Nepal in the south and the International Road between China and Nepal passes here. We can see the most scenic spots of the Himalayas. The 6th highest mountain – Mt. Qowowuyag is standing on the south of the basin. We can also see the worldly famous Mt. Everest here. Accommodation:GuesthouseMeals:BLD
Day 5:Old Tingri - Lungchang Village
We will leave Old Tingri for Lungchang Village along Laqu River. Accommodation:TentMeals:BLD
Day 6:Lungchang Village - Drokpa
We will camp at the foot of the Mt. Magang. We can take an overview of Mt. Qowowuyag if there is a good visibility. Accommodation:TentMeals:BLD
Day 7:Drokpa – Magang Mountain Pass - Dzachu River
We will set out from Drokpa and climb over the Magang Mountain Pass. Then we will keep moving toward Dzachu River and camp by the river. Accommodation:TentMeals:BLD
Day 8: Dzachu River - Rongbuk Monastery
We will trek to Rongbuk Monastery from Dzachu River in the morning. Accommodation:Guesthouse Meals:BLD
Day 9:Rongbuk Monastery – Mt. Everest Base Camp – Rongbuk Monastery
We will make a visit to the highest monastery above the sea level – Rongbuk Monastery with an altitude of 5100 meters after breakfast. It is a special monastery of Nyingma Sect, both the monks and nuns live in the monastery. It is only 20 kilometers away from the top of Mt. Everest. It is the best place to appreciate and photograph the amazing natural landscape of Mt. Everest. Then we will trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, where we could take a close look of Mt. Everest. After that, we will trek back to Rongbuk Monastery. Accommodation:Guesthouse Meals:BLD
Day 10:Rongbuk Monastery – Shigatse
We will drive back to Shigatse from Rongbuk Monastery along the same way. Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:BLD
Day 11:Shigatse – Lhasa
In the morning, we will pay a visit to the residence of Panchen Lamas – Tashilhunpo Monastery. Then we will back to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River Valley. Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:BLD
Day 12:Leave Lhasa
We will transfer you to the airport or railway station. Accommodation:NoneMeals:B



  • Transfers between airport/train station, hotels and Scenic Spots while the whole sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.


  • English-speaking local tour guide, your kindly friend in Tibet
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary


  • 3 to 4 star hotel in Lhasa according to your request, guesthouse or tent in other areas according to the specific condition

Travel Permits:

  • All Tibet traveling permits
  • Travel Insurance




  • Transportation to and from Tibet
  • Meals
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Personal Expenses like beverages, mini bar, laundry, telephone cost, etc
  • Tips to driver and tour guide as your wish.


Notes for Your Tibet Tours


Before you go


  • Passport, Tibet Entry Permit, Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Allowance.

Health Care: 

  • Tourists should take care of your body before you enter into Tibet. People who caught a severe cold, respiratory system diseases, heart diseases, hypertension or asthma are not advised to tour to Tibet.

Personal Belongings:

  • Portable and practical. Forbidden objects and dangerous goods are banned. Flashlight is rather needed since sometimes you have to set off early in the morning and back to your hotel till late at night. You should also bring some daily necessities with you since the accommodation conditions might be pretty poor. Multifunctional Cross-shaped Knife could be used to peel the fruits, open the drinks and canned food.

Enough Cash: 

  • There are only few banks in Lhasa and Shigatse such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Agricultural Bank of China due to the limited conditions. Thus tourists are suggested to take enough cash instead of credit card. You can exchange for cash in such banks but foreign currency exchanging service only offered by Bank of China and a few hotels. It’s not convenient to withdraw money in other area of Tibet and even only cash can be accepted. 

While in travel

High Altitude Sickness: 

  • The high altitude sickness is a normal phenomenon on plateau, and you shouldn’t be too worried about it. Generally, these symptoms would disappear in one or two days after you adapt to the plateau environment. You should sleep enough and drink much water. During the adjustment period, you should not do some violent activities; appropriate clothes should be worn so as to prevent yourself from the cold.

Political Issues: 

  • Political issues are very sensitive in Tibet. It is not advisable to discuss the Tibet issue with the local Tibetans.

Not Do in Photography:

  • You should also realize that not all the Tibetans would like to be photographed, especially the Tibetan women. You’d better ask for their permission before you take pictures.

Traditions and Customs: 

  • Tour guide will detail the folk customs and taboos of Tibetan nationality and the Hui nationally, which we couldn’t violate.


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