At a Glance
    • Visit the most iconic landmark of Tibet, Potala Palace which is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and also known as the Winter Palace and the former residence of the Dalai Lama.
    • Pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart and holiest religious site in Lhasa City.
    • A bustling place in Barkhor Street surrounding Jokhang Temple, where you can participate in a Kora with devout Tibetan pilgrims.
    • Discover the distinct features of the “Great Three” Gelugpa monasteries—Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Ganden Monastery.
    • Southwest from Lhasa to Shigatse, travel through a scenic road trip passing by the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and the imposing Korola Glacier.
    • Dazzling Yamdrok Lake (elevation 4,441m) lake is located several hundred meters below the road and displays a fabulous shade of deep turquoise when the weather is clear. 
    • Marvel at the towering Mt Nojin Kangsang, standing at an elevation of 7,191m, nestled between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, surrounded by several snow-capped mountains over 6,000m. Below its south ridge lies the renowned Korola Glacier.
    • Explore the city of Gyantse, making stops at the Pelcho Monastery, the multi-story Kumbum Stupa, and the Gyantse Fortress.
    • Explore the Kumbum Stupa, a multi-storied structure crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, housing 108 chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.
    • Experience the city of Shigatse, the home of the revered Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet, and the gateway to Mount Everest. 
    • The monastery, located at the foot of Drolmari, spans nearly 300,000 square meters and is home to nearly 800 lamas. 
    • The Rongbuk monastery, which could be an accommodation located in the Shigatse Region, offers a unique view of Mt. Everest, making it a growing attraction for tourists. On clear days, a phenomenon known as ‘The Highest Flag Cloud in the World’ can be observed above the peak of Everest.
    • Stand humbled in the shadow of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, as you gaze upon its majestic north face.


    Tibet is vast. usually covers a long mileage, so the cost is often high, especially for single travelers. This 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour makes the world’s highest and most famous mountain much more approachable. A remarkable journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp takes you through the heart of Tibet, from the vibrant city of Lhasa with stops at several significant destinations in Tibet, to the majestical Everest Base Camp typically offering travelers a comprehensive experience of the region's cultural, historical, and natural attractions. This tour combines cultural exploration, breathtaking landscapes, and the chance to stand in the shadow of Mount Everest. It’s an adventure you’ll cherish forever!


    Traveling from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp via Gyangtse and Shigatse is a captivating journey through the heart of Tibet, encompassing breathtaking landscapes and cultural landmarks. Starting from Lhasa, travelers embark on a scenic road trip to Gyangtse, where the historic Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyangtse Dzong await exploration. The distance is approximately 260 kilometers, and the journey takes around 6-7 hours by car or bus. Continuing the adventure, the route leads to Shigatse, the distance is about 90 kilometers, and the journey typically takes around 2-3 hours by car or bus where the majestic Tashilhunpo Monastery stands as a testimony to Tibetan Buddhism's rich heritage. From Shigatse, the journey ascends towards Everest Base Camp covers approximately 340 kilometers and takes around 7-8 hours traversing rugged terrain and high mountain passes. Whether by road or on foot, travelers are treated to unparalleled views of the Himalayas and the opportunity to witness the world's highest peak in all its glory. Along the way, the journey is punctuated by cultural encounters, serene landscapes, and the indomitable spirit of Tibet. It's a pilgrimage of sorts, offering a profound immersion into the essence of Tibetan culture and the awe-inspiring majesty of the Himalayan region. 

    Some tour itineraries may include trekking or hiking sections from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp, allowing travelers to experience the rugged beauty of the Himalayas up close. Trekking options vary in duration and difficulty, ranging from a few days to several weeks, and may require camping or staying in local guesthouses along the route.

    It's important to note that traveling to Tibet requires obtaining the necessary permits, including the Tibet Travel Permit and Alien Travel Permit. These permits are essential for foreign travelers to enter Tibet and travel to restricted areas such as Everest Base Camp.


    The best seasons for a Lhasa-Gyangtse-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp tour are spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is generally stable with clear skies, mild temperatures, and minimal rainfall, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Spring offers blooming flowers and lush greenery, while autumn provides vibrant foliage colors. Both seasons also coincide with cultural festivals in Tibet. Summer can be crowded and occasionally rainy, while winter is extremely cold with limited accessibility due to snowfall. Overall, spring and autumn provide the best conditions for a memorable tour experience.

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