May 15th Mount Everest & Namtso Lake 10 Day

Namtso Lake

May 15th: Mount Everest & Namtso Lake 10 Day!

Hey there! Want to come on an adventure with us? Join us on an unforgettable 10-day group tour starting on May 15th! We already have two travelers confirmed for this tour. This is a guaranteed departure tour.

We'll take you on a fantastic journey from Lhasa to Mount Everest base camp and Namtso Lake. Our adventure will begin by exploring the stunning city of Lhasa, where you'll visit some of the most important Buddhist sites, including the Jokhang Temple, the Sera Monastery, and the Potala Palace.

We can't wait to share this incredible experience with you! While in Shigatse, we'll stop at the Sakya monastery before heading to Mt. Everest's North Face Base Camp. If the weather is clear, you'll have the chance to witness the breathtaking beauty of a sunset, sunrise, and stars in the night sky at the world's highest peak!

After visiting Everest, we'll return to Lhasa via Shigatse and then drive north to Namtso Lake through Nyemo Valley. Take advantage of this opportunity to see some of the most stunning sights in the world with a friendly and welcoming group!

Group Price & Size

1,480 US dollars per Person

Minimum 4 People 

Single room occupancy supplement: 350USD (hotels only)

Tour Type: Group Tours

Group Size: 4 to 12 People

Tour Duration: 10 Day

Price: 1,480 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 
  • 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.May 15th: Pick up and Transfer to Hotel

Day2.May 16th: Lhasa Sightseeing (Jokhang, Sera monastery)

Day3.May 17th: Lhasa Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace)

Day4.May 18th: Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse

Day5.May 19th: Shigatse, Sakya, New Tingri

Day6.May 20th: New Tingri, Rongbuk, Mount Everest base camp

Day7.May 21st: Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse

Day8.May 22nd: Shigatse, Yangpachen, Damxung

Day9.May 23rd: Damxung, Namtso Lake, Lhasa

Day10.May 24th: Depart from Lhasa


Detail Itinerary

Day1. Pick up From the Airport or Train Station and Transfer To the Hotel

Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide; from the airport to Lhasa city is 60km, and a one-hour drive will take you to the holy city of Lhasa. You are driving along the Brahmaputra River and Lhasa River. If you accept the train to Lhasa, you usually will arrive late afternoon or evening; a 20-minute drive will bring you to your hotel in Lhasa City. Check into the hotel and rest well to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city 200 meters from Jokhang Temple

Tibet from sky


Day2. Lhasa City Sightseeing, Visit Jokhang Temple And Sera Monastery(B)

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 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city 200 meters from Jokhang Temple



Day3. Lhasa City Sightseeing, Visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace (B)

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 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city 200 meters from Jokhang Temple


Potala Palace


Day4. Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 360KM, 7hrs (B)

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. 

Yamdrok Lake full view Tibet Tour


Then, along the Friendship Southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of Tibet's most stunning architectural wonders. Late afternoon travel to Shigatse with a driving duration of 1 hour 10 minutes through the beautiful farming culture in Tibet.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel


Tibet Travelers Photo Shigatse


Day5. Shigatse / Sakya [4,280m] / Pelber [3,950m], 200KM, 4hrs (B)

In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery after driving to Sakya 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


Sakya monastery


Day6. Pelber/New Tingri/ Gawu La [5,200m] / Everest Base Camp [5,200m], 100KM, 4hrs (B)

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 Geu La Pass, which offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalayas. You can see 4 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest.

Gawu la pass


From the Gawu La, you will then go to 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!

You will then continue to the Tent Hotels, which operate from mid-April through mid-October. Travelers can also stay at the Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse. The driving distance from Pelber to the Everest area is 100 kilometers, with a driving time of around 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)


Mount Everest


Day7. Rongbuk / Shegar / Shigatse [3,840m], 340KM, 6-7hour Drive

After breakfast, see the sunrise at Everest Base Camp, then drive to Lhasa through the same route from Gawu la Pass with the last view of the Himalayan range; stop at any point if you find interest. Overnight at Shigatse.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel



Day8. Shigatse / Nyemo Valley/ Yangbachen Hot-spring / Damxung town [4,400m], 360Km, Around 7 hours Drive (B)

After breakfast, drive to Nyemo Valley to see nomads and farmers and nature; there are 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 on 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. 

Overnight in a 2-star hotel at Damxung


Namtso Lake Stunning


Day9. Damxung / Namtso / Lhasa [3,650m], 310Km, 6-7hours Drive

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. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city 200 meters from Jokhang Temple



Day10. Lhasa Airport / Train Station Dropping Off (B)

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

Tibet Travelers clients at Mount Everest

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