10 Day Mount Everest base camp & Namtso Lake

10-Day Mount Everest base camp & Namtso Lake

10-Day Mount Everest base camp & Namtso Lake

Join us with on a fantastic 10-day group tour starting from Lhasa and covering Mt. Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake? The journey begins with a visit to the holy city of Lhasa, where you'll experience the most significant Buddhist sites, such as the Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and the awe-inspiring Potala Palace.

On the way to the North Face Base Camp of Mt. Everest, 5200 meters, we'll also stop by Sakya Monastery in Shigatse. If the weather is on our side, you'll be treated to stunning views of the sunset, sunrise, and stars at the world's highest peak!

We'll then head back to Lhasa via Shigatse, and from there, we'll drive north to Namtso Lake, one of the stunning lakes in Tibet at an elevation of 4700 meters. The Trip Advisor rating system has awarded us with a 5-star rating. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Group Price & Size

1,400 US dollars per Person

Minimum 4 People to Maximum 9 People 

Single room occupancy supplement: 350USD (hotels only)

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

As you step out at Lhasa airport or train station, your Tibetan guide will be there to welcome you. The journey to Lhasa city spans 60km, and within just an hour of driving, you'll find yourself in the sacred city of Lhasa. Along the way, soak in the picturesque views of the Yarlung Tsangpo and Lhasa Kyichu Rivers. If your arrival is by train, a quick 20-minute ride will whisk you to your cozy hotel in Lhasa City. Check-in, unwind and take some time to adjust to the high altitude of 3650 meters.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple.

Tibet from sky

Day2. Lhasa City Sightseeing (3700m)

After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalayas. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old massive monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town alone.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Day3. Lhasa City Sightseeing (3700m)

Today, we visited the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala Palace is the Winter Palace, built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. It provides fantastic views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand staterooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Lightning Potala Palace

Day4. Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse / Shigatse

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance; the turquoise-colored Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of the pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and fantastic spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day.

Next, take a drive along Friendship Southern Highway to reach Gyantse. Explore the renowned Gyantse Kumbum stupa, a magnificent architectural masterpiece in Tibet. In the late afternoon, proceed to Shigatse, enjoying a scenic 1-hour and 10-minute drive through Tibet's picturesque farming landscapes. The total distance is 360 kilometers, with a travel duration of 7 hours, reaching an elevation of 3,840 meters.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel Deluxe Room. (B)=breakfast

Yamdrok Lake full view Tibet Tour

Day5. Shigatse / Sakya / Pelber

In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery after driving to Sakya town and visit Sakya monastery on the way, then go to Pelber across Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m); with good weather, you can see your first views of Mount Everest. At the end of the day’s 230km journey, we arrive in the evening at Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m).

Overnight in a 2-star Roof of the World hotel in Pelber. (B)=breakfast

Tibet Travelers Photo Shigatse

Day6. Pelber/New Tingri/ Gawu La / Everest Base Camp

This day will take you from Pelber to Tibet’s North Face Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages that you will be able to photograph. You will cross over the 5200M Gawu La Pass, which offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalayas. You can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. 

Gawula Pass

From Gawu La, you will then go to Tashizom town, where you will change your vehicle to a nonpollution bus and reach Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation. The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! 

Following that, you will travel to the Tent Hotels, which are operational from mid-April to mid-October. The road trip from Pelber to the Everest region covers a distance of 100 kilometers and takes approximately 4 hours.

Overnight at Black Yak hair tea tent dormitory or off-season from November to March at Rongbuk monastery dormitory (No private bathroom and no shower) (B)=breakfast

Mount Everest

Day7. Rongbuk / Shegar / Shigatse

After a delightful breakfast, wake up to catch the breathtaking sunrise at Everest Base Camp. The journey towards Lhasa along the familiar Gawu la Pass route, savoring the final glimpse of the stunning Himalayan range. Feel free to pause anywhere that catches your eye along the way. Rest for the night in Shigatse. [3,840m], 340 km, 6-7 hours.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel Deluxe Room. (B)=breakfast

Day8. Shigatse / Nyemo Valley / Damxung Town

After breakfast, drive to Nyemo Valley to see nomads and farmers and nature; no tourists (this will be a highlight for the day, so you can spend lots of time and then drive to Yangpachen hot spring pool and you can decide whether to go to or not by paying entrance fees directly at there and move to Damxung on the way you will see Mt. Tanggu-la (7500m)and stay a night in a 2-star hotel. [4,400m], 360Km, around 7 hours.

Overnight in a 2-star hotel at Damxung. (B)=breakfast

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Day9. Damxung / Namtso Lake / Lhasa

After breakfast, drive through grasslands to Namtso Lake, “Heavenly Lake.” Before getting to the lake, we will go through the (Largen la pass (5200m) to see the view of the lake from far away and then still drive about 35km to reach the Lake. Spend the afternoon along the lakeside, and later go back to Lhasa.  Happy nomad families dwelled in their cozy yak wool tents on the grassy pastures, and some close to the road were visitable for having a new experience; before reaching Lhasa, the fertile valleys are nice looking with villages and their orthogonal fields.  [3,650m], 310Km, 6-7hours.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Potala Palace

Day10. Lhasa Airport / Train Station Dropping Off 

Good morning. Lhasa airport or train station is dropping off. The time comes to say farewell to your guide and driver.

Tour Type: Group Tours

Group Size: 4 to 9 People

Tour Duration: 10 Days

Price: 1,400 USD

    • All travel permits for Tibet
    • English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
    • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
    • Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs(if necessary)
    • All administrative fees
    • All meals and accommodations for your guide
    • All lodging listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Entrance fees for the places in the itinerary 
    • One-time welcome meal for the group
    • One box of mineral water plus a shared 
    • Oxygen tank in the car
    • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
    • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs, etc)
    • Tips to the driver and guide

Short Itinerary

Day1.Pick up and Transfer to Hotel

Day2.Lhasa Sightseeing (Jokhang, Sera monastery)

Day3.Lhasa Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace)

Day4.Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse

Day5.Shigatse, Sakya, New Tingri

Day6.New Tingri, Rongbuk, Mount Everest base camp

Day7.Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse

Day8.Shigatse, Yangpachen, Damxung

Day9.Damxung, Namtso Lake, Lhasa

Day10.Depart from Lhasa

Namtso Lake 

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10-Day Mount Everest base camp & Namtso Lake

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