Prices from $950

8 Days from Lhasa to Everest in Tibet

The 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour – is one of the most popular among our visitors. It includes visiting impressive and important religious sights in Lhasa, as well as, driving through magnificent mountain ranges, and witnessing some of the most spectacular lakes and glaciers. Our journey culminates near the base camp of the highest mountain in the world – Everest. We will spend the night by the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery, located at 5,050 meters/ 16,570 ft above sea level, with a view of Everest.

“What a trip! Lhasa to Everest base camp was an amazing experience, made better by the knowledge and passion of our tour guide”

Peter, review from Tripadvisor
Group tour at Everest, Tibet
Map or Everest Base Camp tour


Day 1 – 3. Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monasteries
Day 4. Lhasa to Shigatse: Yamdrok Lake, Kumbum Stupa, Gyantse Pelrok Choede Monastery
Day 5. Shigatse to Everest: Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp
Day 6. Everest to Shigatse: Himalayan Range views
Day 7. Shigatse to Lhasa: Tashi Lumpo Monastery, Brahmaputra River
Day 8. Lhasa: departure

Cost: Prices start from $950 (based on standard accommodation, double occupancy in the hotel rooms)

Maximum Elevation: 5,050 m/ 16,570 ft

Best Time to Travel: year-round



Tourists visit Mount Everest with a group tour in Tibet
  • “The tour company was locally owned. They were very honest with pricing.”
  • “Our guide truly made our trip. He knew a lot, was very accommodating to everyone’s needs, and is an absolutely gorgeous man.”
  • “On our trip, we also went to Everest Base Camp. It’s an amazing experience where you can see the Everest mount in front of your eyes and enjoy starry nights with millions of stars.”
  • “What a wonderful trip to Tibet and EBC in July. Even though it was during the rainy season, we took our chances. Luckily we had no rain and saw gorgeous Mount Everest in full bloom both days. A dream come true trip.”


  • Regular departures and fixed prices
  • Budget-friendly option if you are traveling with a small group
  • Meet other travelers from around the world
  • Group tours are designed to see the most exciting places in a short time, while safely acclimatizing to high altitude.
Tourists with a car when traveling in Tibet


2024 Mount Everest Tour Dates

  • June 2024: Starting on 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Price USD 1000
  • July 2024: Starting on 7th, 14th & 28th. Price USD 1060
  • August 2024: Starting on 6th, 18th & 25th. Price USD 1060
  • September 2024: Starting on 1st, 17th & 22nd. Price USD 1060
  • October 2024: Starting on 1st, 13th, & 22nd. Price USD 1060
  • November 2024: Starting on 3rd & 19th. Price USD 950
  • December 2024: Christmas Trip starting on the 21st (Christmas day at Everest) Price USD 950
  • December 2024: New Year Trip starting on 28th (New Year at Everest) Price USD 950
  • 2025
  • March, 2025: Starting on 30th. Price USD 975
  • April, 2025: Starting on 7th, 15th & 22nd. Price USD 975
  • May, 2025: Starting on 1st, 12th & 21st. Price USD 1025
  • June 2025: Starting on 2nd, 15th & 23rd. Price USD 1025
  • July 2025: Starting on 1st, 13th & 27th. Price USD 1085
  • August 2025: Starting on 3rd, 12th & 24th. Price USD 1085
  • September 2025: Starting on 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd. Price USD 1085
  • October 2025: Starting on 1st, 12th, & 20th. Price USD 1085
  • November 2025: Starting on 2nd & 16th. Price USD 975
  • December 2025: Christmas Trip starting on the 21st (Christmas day at Everest) Price USD 975
  • December 2025: New Year Trip starting on 28th (New Year at Everest) Price USD 975


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Jokhang Temple, view from the Barkhor Square in Lhasa, Tibet

Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa

You arrive at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport or the train station. The airport is 62 km/ 39 miles away from the city, and it takes approximately one hour to get to the hotel from there. On the way to Lhasa, you will enjoy beautiful views of mountains. The train station is located in Lhasa, and you will only need a short transfer to the hotel.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you might have some free time to spend in Lhasa. Our guides will be happy to advise you on what you can do with your time in Lhasa. Remember, that Lhasa is located at 3,650 meters/ 12,000 ft above sea level and you will need some time to acclimatize.

After you check in at the hotel, you are welcome to explore the city, visit nearby temples, shop, try delicious Tibetan food in one of the local restaurants, or just rest.

Walking around Barkhor Street can be an excellent choice for your first day in Lhasa. You can join crowds of pilgrims, local Tibetans, and monks circumambulating the Jokhang Temple.

Most importantly, on your first day in Tibet, relax, enjoy your day, and allow some time for acclimatization.

UNESCO World Heritage site Potala Palace in Lhasa

Day 2 – Lhasa City Tour: Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple (Walking Tour)

This tour visits the two most important religious sites in Tibet.

The Potala Palace was the seat of the Dalai Lamas since the 17th century. We will go inside and spend approximately 1.5 – 2 hours from the entrance gate to the exit. While there, you will see many of its most famous artifacts.

There will be free time for lunch after visiting the Potala Palace.

Next, we will walk towards the Jokhang Temple. It was built in the 7th century to display the Jowo Shakyamuni Statue – the statue of the 12-year-old Buddha before his enlightenment. The statue was created at the time when the historical Buddha lived. It is elaborately decorated with gold, jewels, and precious stones.

After visiting the temple, we recommend taking a walk around Barkhor Street.

Monks in Sera Monastery,Lhasa, Tibet

Day 3 – Lhasa City Tour: Drepung and Sera Monasteries

We are visiting the two most important monasteries in the capital.

We will first visit Drepung Monastery, which once was the largest monastery in the world with over 10,000 monks living there. It was the residence of Dalai Lamas before the Potala Palace was built.

There will be free time for lunch after the Drepung Monastery.

In the afternoon we are visiting Sera Monastery. It was founded by Tsongkhapa’s disciple in the 15th century. Nowadays it is famous for monks’ debate that you can witness. Debates are a significant part of learning and understanding Buddhism. Monks gather in the courtyard in the shade of the trees to refine their knowledge.

Yamdrok Lake

Day 4  – Driving to Shigatse: Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glaciers, Gyantse monastery and Kumbum Stupa

Today we will travel on some of the most beautiful roads in Tibet on our drive to Shigatse.

Be prepared to take photos of the breathtaking views as we go up to the highest point of the day – Kamba La Pass (almost 4,800 meters / 15,750 ft).

Our next stop will be at Yamdrok Lake. It is one of the holy lakes in Tibet, and it is famous for its turquoise-colored water.

After that, we will head towards Gyantse. On the way there, we will make a stop to see the spectacular Karola glaciers.

In Gyantse, we will visit the monastery and the biggest stupa.

Finally, we will reach Shigatse late in the evening and stay there overnight.

Mount Everest and Rongbuk monastery in Tibet

Day 5 – Driving to the Everest. Rongbuk Monastery

Today we will be driving through towering mountain ranges, and going through several high passes and Everest viewpoints. We will reach a tent camp near the Everest Base Camp in the evening.

Depending on the traffic and weather conditions, we might have time to visit the Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world.

We will stay in a tent for the night. You can order dinner and breakfast there as there is an English menu available.

Mountain roads in Tibet

Day 6 – Driving back to Shigatse

Depending on the weather conditions from the previous day, we might finish some of the activities that we were not able to do yesterday. After breakfast, we will head back to Shigatse.

Panorama of Himalayan mountains and Everest
Panorama of the Himalayas and Everest
Kelsang Temple in Tashi Lhunpo

Day 7 – Shigatse to Lhasa: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

In the morning we will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lamas. This monastery was founded by the first Dalai Lama, and it is one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. You can take photos in some of the chapels for an additional fee.

We will take the Friendship Highway on the way back to Lhasa. It is the most direct route and usually takes around six hours to reach the capital. We will make several stops on the way to enjoy the views of the Brahmaputra River. In the afternoon, you might have some free time to prepare for your departure the next day.

Tibetans walking along the road

Day 8 – Lhasa to Airport/Train station

Please prepare in advance for your departure. It takes approximately one hour to drive to the airport and around thirty minutes to reach the train station. We will arrive at the airport three hours before your departure flight if you are traveling to Nepal and two hours before any domestic flight.


Tibetan man rotating prayer wheels walking kora around Potala Palace
  • All necessary Travel Permits to travel in Tibet
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels and dormitory rooms in guesthouse
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • Ground transportation in a clean and comfortable vehicle
  • All entrance fees, tickets to the attraction sites, and monasteries outlined in the itinerary
  • Airport or train station pick up and send off
  • Breakfast in hotels





A fantastic satisfying experience

We travelled on the 15 day Mt Everest Base Camp and Mt Kailash trip from 1-15 May 2024. We are 77 and 72. The trip was so well organised, thank you so much to Gyaltsen for his excellent communication before the trip, and going out of his way to get our Tibetan Permits, considering we were actually over the age limit. We had an excellent guide, who made our tour very pleasant and easy going. Tashi was very well educated on the development of all the monasteries we visited and Tibetan history. He has been a guide for 19 years, so very experienced and this he indicated with his respect, his concern for all individuals on the tour and his unending patience. We managed to see Mt Everest in all her glory, with a beautiful clear day. We walked one day, 20kms, of the Kora. It was not easy, but glad we at least walked the first day. It seems when it is colder that oxygen levels are even less than in summer months. The Manasovara Lake was heavenly. We had perfect weather the whole tour. Wonders of Tibet totally support the Tibetan travel industry and we would thoroughly recommend other tourists to see Tibet with this company. Thank you so much Tashi, you are a Tibetan gem, a really lovely person with a passionate and open caring heart. Thank you Gyaltsen for your excellent communication, organisational skills and hospitality on our arrival. We appreciated everything you did for us to make this a very memorable journey. Love to you both Hamid and Glenda.

Glenda and Hamid

local Tibetan owned business

We are very glad to travelled with Wonders of Tibet company. They are local Tibetan owned business with very honest service and most importantly they serve you as a family.

Marry C

An unforgettable private tour through Tibet

‘Wonders of Tibet’ is a family-run business and when you travel with them, you become part of an extended family that offers a very personal, accommodating and flexible service throughout. I travelled to Tibet by myself in September 2019 but managed to arrange to be part of a larger trekking group for a few days which was lovely in terms of company but also brought down the cost of my trip. Due to initial altitude sickness and a few other hiccups along the way I missed a few sightseeing trips at the beginning of my tour but this was in part made up towards the end of my trip when I was feeling fine. I will always be grateful to ‘Wonders of Tibet’ for making me feel safe and welcome in Tibet and for doing so much more than ‘just being a tour guide’.

Natascha Slasten

The best guide, we have ever met – thank you Gyaltsen very much!!!

August 2018 – It was wonderful trip to Tibet. Our friendly guide, Gyaltsen, has told us a lot about religion and culture of this amazing country! He has also made our journey very comfortable, since everything was very well planned. He told us about Tibetan traditional medicine preventing altitude sickness – we could sleep well at night after we took it everyday in the evening.
We were very lucky that we could see Mt. Everest (not covered by clouds) and spend night at Mt. Everest Base Camp.

We recommend strongly – if you want to visit Tibet, contact Gyaltsen!


Tourists visiting Karola Glaciers
Kozyra Agnieszka

Exceptional guide: Gyaltsen

I had the chance to take a 2 weeks trip around western Tibet (Lhasa – Shigatse – Mt Kailash – Manasarovar- EBC) with Gyaltsen as a guide.

I have no word to express how grateful I was to have him as a guide.

He not only is the most experimented and reliable guide but he also has the kindest attention for his guests.

Thank you a million time Gyaltsen, You are a living Bodhisattva.


Perfectly organized trekking tour

I did a trekking tour with Kalsang in August, we went from Ganden to Samye. It is a very beautiful trek and we enjoyed the scenery around us every day. The trek was a little difficult, but Kalsang was encouraging me and helping when it was necessary. I am happy I did it. Great memories about Tibet!


Private 16-Day Trip in Tibet

I had a fulfilling & satisfying 16-day trip in Tibet with my ever so attentive tour guide & driver. My fears and uncertainties were allayed as I began my travels with them. It had been such an enjoyable pilgrimage that I looked forward to travel with them soon; real soon.
Terry Singapore

Lake in Tibet

Great experience

My guide was wonderful, he arranged everything and I only had to buy tickets to get to Tibet. I am vegetarian and every time we went to restaurant or tea house, he made an extra effort to arrange a vegetarian meal for me.
I had an amazing time in Tibet!


Tibet travel with the best tour guide Gyaltsen!

Our group of 4 had Gyaltsen’s superb guidance for 5 days, traveling thru Lhasa and a few other places in the vicinity in the summer of 2015. Gyaltsen is knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly, honest and I wholeheartedly recommend Gyaltsen’s service to anyone looking for a safe traveling to Tibet. I, in fact did recommend his service to my friend at work who traveled thru Tibet along with his wife the following year. They both agreed with me and had nothing but the best things to say about Gyaltsen who took them on a trekking tour from Lhasa to Mt Everest!

Thank you, Gyaltsen!

T. Nguyen

Trip of a lifetime in Tibet

Our party of three joined several others from all parts of the world for an 8 day adventure to EBC. Upon meeting Gaps at the airport, he ensured we were all taken care of and settled in before our tour started the next day. Gaps was always very friendly and accommodating for our group. He has such a great spirit that was contagious. It was my husband’s birthday on the trip and they provided him with a cake and candles. We felt that they went above and beyond on our entire trip. This trip was very enlightening for me and I can’t wait until we can go on another trip to Tibet. I am sure we will book with Gaps. He made the trip so much more with his candor and kindness. I learned so much about the region, culture, and Buddhist culture while we were there. Don’t hesitate to book this trip with Gaps, you won’t regret it!


Great travel

Hello everyone ! I’m was in Tibet in 2014, the group was led by Gyaltsen. It was thanks to him that the trip turned out to be well planned, comfortable and very informative. Gyaltsen is a very competent guide, who loves his work and is able to show and explain everything, while creating a maximum of comfort for tourists. If once again I’m going to go to Tibet, my guide’s choice will be only one – my great friend Gyaltsen , whom I boldly recommend to other travelers, you will have all the best! Gyaltsen is able to show the most interesting places in Tibet, flexibly considering the demands of tourists and the possibility of staying, while at the same time providing the greatest possible comfort for traveling and staying in hotels and guest houses. So, dear Gyaltsen , thanks for the trip and success and prosperity to your tourism business!

Jonni (Yevgeniy) , Kazakhstan

Best travel ever.

I travelled a lot and they are one of the best travel agent I have come across. They try their very best to countermeasure any unforeseen event. Make changes to make sure all their customers enjoy their trip and not being interrupt by anything.

Way to go and keep up the good job!

Elaine soong

The best way to discover Tibet

I travelled to Tibet in 2013 together with two friends. We were lucky enough to have the best tour guide ever, Gyaltsen, who showed us (a small part of) his homeland and answered all our questions. He’s extremely nice and helpful and speaks a perfect English. We had a private tour, which we planned in advance. Only bad thing is that it was too short, so I’m definitly going to go back and see more, and of course I will contact him again.


A perfect trip

Our trip to Tibet in April 2015 exceeded our expectations on every level, the whole experience was nothing short of magical.
In April 2015 we joined a 7 day tour in Tibet. Far and away, the highlight of our trip was our local guide, Gyaltsen.So fantastic that we felt like he became part of our family.
Useless to say he contributed to make our trip perfect. First, his knowledge is nothing short of awesome, starting from his fluent English. He made the history, geography and culture of Tibet come alive for all of us.
His patience with our varying multi-cultural group and our different timings to adapt to high altitude was also amazing.
On very top of that we were in Tibet during and unexpected and exceptional situation: the earthquake. Again they all, expecially Gyaltsen, not only understood our needs but had to the keen ability and knowledge to know how to handle the situation.
After this experience, we will be recommending a trip to Tibet to everyone we know with an interest in travel, and will suggest they use this company to plan their trip.  Can’t say enough good things about it!

Entrance to the monastery in Tibet

excellence experience and a trip in a life time

I and my family had a 7 day trip to Tibet in 2015. Gap was our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, and very friendly. He has arranged very well our whole trip, from where to stay, what food to try, the beautiful views and rich culture! We especially value his deep knowledge and his great introduction of the history and the culture. He speaks great English which my daughter likes the most. So she can ask all kinds of questions. It is a trip once in a life time! We appreciate Gap very much for his excellent guide, and highly recommend Gap if you are planning a trip to Tibet.

Liang Shi

Simply otherworldly

Few places in the world have ever made such a lasting impression on us as Tibet did. The magnificent views, otherworldly and everchanging landscapes and the deep spiritual devotion of the tibetan population are, among other things, what made this 8day trip from the former forbidden city of Lhasa to the recently re-opened Nepali border the trip of a lifetime! But none of it would have been the same without our guide Gyal-tsen. To be able to catch a glimpse into and understanding of the mysterious and somewhat mystical culture and day-to-day life of its inhabitants was something we could only dream of until we met him. Highly knowledgeable, insight- and resourceful, friendly, funny and kind, and despite all of its stunning natural beauty, Gyal-tsen turned out to be what we miss most about Tibet. And when in doubt at lunch or dinner, just order what he’s having! Tu jay chay!

Liesbeth and Nicolas

Nicolas and Liesbeth

An experience for life in Tibet thanks to guide Gyaltsen

It is my pleasure to write this review about our trip with guide Gyaltsen in Tibet. It was our second trip to this fascinating country and culture. We – my wife, daughter and me – were interested in the history, culture and religion of Tibet and in its amazing landscape and nature. During 10 days we experienced numerous impressions, which widened our horizon and view on life. Landscapes of breath-taking beauty, monasteries full of history and culture, and kind and hospitable Tibetan people will stay in our mind for the rest of our life. From Lhasa we traveled to Gyantse and further Shigatse, finally reaching Everest base camp, passing through ancient towns and villages, monasteries, valleys and mountains of the Himalaya.
Gyaltsen is a highly educated young man with a deep knowledge of the history and cultural background of his home country. He is very kind, always helpful, respects the wishes of his tour guests and speaks perfectly English. He flexibly adapted the tour to our wishes and did his best fulfil our expectations in this visit to Tibet – getting a deep insight into culture, religion, history and Tibetan everyday life, and experience the landscape of the Himalaya mountains. Dr. Werner Nader and family, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Werner Nader

Awesome adventure in Tibet

I went to Tibet with my ex girlfriend in the summer and Gaps was amazing. What started off as a trek to base camp ended in a complete emersion into Tibet. From experiencing the cuisine and host family stays to sightseeing and the insightful discussions with Gaps, the trip to base camp was amazing don’t get me wrong but the insight and expertise from Gaps made this trip exceptional. Highly recommended. My ex is now my wife by the way.


A must visit

It was with great experienced having the private tour with Mr.Gaps. Realizing the much differences between Tibetan and others. So much mysteries to know about. We were having a birthday party too!
It is a peaceful and tranquil place everyone dreams of. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, people go round chasing something unrealistic.
Mr.Gaps is very kind to provide me a local traditional medicine for my headache ?
I would love to go back with more adventure activities…. definately will look for Mr.Gaps!

Marcus Sae Yen Hong

Great experience

I went to Tibet with my friend in spring of 2016. We joined a group of 10+ people from all over the world for the 8-day EBC trip and had Gaps as our tour guide. The whole process prior to the trip was very smooth and they provided us with tips on planning on our end while they took care of the documentation part. We had a great time immersing in the Tibetan culture and Buddhism religion during the trip. Gaps was very knowledgeable in the local culture and Buddhism and explained everything we were curious about. The team was very professional and patient. It was the best tour experience I have had and unforgettable moment when we saw the tip of Mt Everest. Definitely would recommend it to others!

Mengqi Wan

Fantastic trip – best of my life!

We did the 8 day Lhasa – Mount everest tour with a small group and I absolutely loved every moment from this trip. Gaps was a great and fun guide and very aknowledged about Tibetan Buddhism and culture. I highly recommend him as your guide so you can get the full Tibet experience. It was without hesitation the best tour I ever had, and an experience I will always remember.

Jessica from the Netherlands!

Tibet travel

Gyaltsen is very experienced guide and his knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism, culture and places is amazing. I did a 8 days EBC trip and everything was great. He was always able to provide assistance and information for all our needs including helping me to find some of the local homemade barley beer and Tibetan medicines that helped me to recover from an old knee injury. As for the travel itself everything was done in professional manner beggining with the airport pickup, acclimatizing, monastery tours and EBC- one of the best times in my life. Traveling to Tibet is definitely a great choice and I highly recommend Gyaltsen as your guide so you can get the full authentic experience of local culture, stunning views and holy mountains and the greatest treasure of them all – the kindness and the warmth of the Tibetan people.

Nikolay Hasekiev

Trip of a lifetime

Our party of three joined several others from all parts of the world for an 8 day adventure to EBC. Upon meeting Gaps at the airport, he ensured we were all taken care of and settled in before our tour started the next day. Gaps was always very friendly and accommodating for our group. He has such a great spirit that was contagious. It was my husband’s birthday on the trip and they provided him with a cake and candles. We felt that they went above and beyond on our entire trip. This trip was very enlightening for me and I can’t wait until we can go on another trip to Tibet. I am sure we will book with Gaps. He made the trip so much more with his candor and kindness. I learned so much about the region, culture, and Buddhist culture while we were there. Don’t hesitate to book this trip with Gaps, you won’t regret it!


Glorious Tibet

I would like to highly recommend Gyaltsen as your tour guide he drew us into a new and different world full of Tibetan culture and wonder. We found him very knowledgeable and informative with a great sense of adventure and humour.
Nothing was ever too much trouble I would highly recommend him truly the trip of a lifetime.
We felt complete safe and confident in his care.

Peta Duncalf

Rongbuk Temple Meditation Liberation

Gaps is very humble and helpful, thoughtful and insightful, and able to flavour a tour in quite a unique manner, catering even to spiritual desire. It was Gaps that introduced me to Lama Acu Sangye at the foot of Mount Everest. And I have him to thank for such an enlightening experience.

The meeting of Lama Acu, in the darkness of the southernmost Rongbuk Temple meditation cave at the foot of Everest 16,900 feet above sea level was both the geographical and spiritual apex of my Himalayan pilgrimage through China, India, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet – but it was nothing that he said and nothing that he did.

Lama Acu lead me to the inner chamber of the cave complex and we sat and meditated.

While the world without was wrestling with real and imagined acts of terror and occupation, I was wrestling with a very personal subjugation, heightened by a re-reading of the 14th century Nyingma text revealed by Karma Lingpa known as the Bardo Thodol or the Tibetan Book of the Dead or Liberation through Hearing During the Intermediate State.

After meditating with Acu for some time in the relative warmth of the temple cave, I decided to go on my way. Climbing up the stone steps, back out to the surface I was struck by a truly profound realisation.

I was stood at the very foot of the tallest peak in the world – and yet somehow I had forgotten this completely while inside the cave. It occurred to me then all of a sudden that if I was able to ignore such a physical colossus, it must be possible to ignore anything that I encounter – physically or mentally. And that, quite simply, was the realisation, that was the liberation.

Acu Sangye - Rongpuk Cave

Excellent information and services

I went to Lhasa with my twin brother and grand parents for 4 days. My grand mother was worried about the trip because she doesn’t travel much, but it turned out to be so easy to coordinate everything with our tour guide. Tickets, travel permits and practical information was sorted out in no time. We chose to travel by train from Beijing and it was an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival we were picked up by our charismatic tour guide who was extremely well-informed and could answer all our questions about Tibet, religion and the local lifestyle in the city.
It was without doubt one of the best trips I ever had, and an experience I will remember the rest of my life. Many thanks to our brilliant tour guide for making this trip possible and for providing excellent information and services on our trip.

Stefan Riis Jensen



Altitude on Lhasa to Everest tour
Altitude in Meters and KM that we travel

We start our tour in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet at an elevation of 3,650 meters.  At this altitude, some travelers can experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. We spend the first three days in Lhasa. It is enough time for most visitors to acclimatize and continue the journey to higher areas. Along the way, we will be traveling through various high passes. 

On the way, we will cross two high passes: Gyatso-la Pass (5248 m) and Gyawu-la Pass (5191 m). We will also spend a night by Everest at an elevation of 5,050 meters.

Always tell your guide if you experience symptoms of altitude sickness. All our guides are trained to respond and we always have an oxygen supply if you need it. More information on how to deal with altitude sickness:


Hikers on the road towards Mount Everest


Everest region in Tibet located at an altitude of over 5,000 meters / 16,500ft has harsh weather conditions almost year-round.

In summer, daytime temperatures average at 10°C / 51°F on average, reaching 14°C / 57°F on the warmest days. Even in summer nights are quite cold with temperatures around 0 - 3°C / 33 - 37°F on average.

Trekking in the Himalayas


When preparing for your tour to Everest, it is important to pack for a range of temperatures. It is usually a lot warmer in Lhasa than in the Everest region.
In the Everest region, it can get cold even in summer. We suggest packing warm clothes that can layer well for your tour.
The sun is always very strong in Tibet. A pair of sunglasses and a sunscreen are a must!
Please, bring comfortable shoes. We walk a lot when exploring Lhasa, and many monasteries have stairs.

Minivan by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet


For our group tours, we use a variety of cars depending on group size and weather conditions. On some days, we will be driving long hours and we are trying to arrange the most comfortable car for your journey.

Here you will find photos and descriptions of cars:

Minivan by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet


  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • When traveling through China: Chinese visa for most travelers who are not visa-exempt (see details and visa application instructions in the "Chinese visa" resource linked below).
  • When traveling through Nepal: Chinese group visa issued in the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for travelers from Nepal (see details and visa application instructions in the "Chinese Group visa" resource linked below).
    Please, note, that this visa is currently issued only for groups of 4 people or more.
  • Tibet travel permits: we apply for all necessary permits for you in Tibet

Minivan by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet


It is best to start planning your trip in advance. Most travelers will need to apply for a Chinese visa first. After that, we need to apply for all necessary permits in Tibet, and it usually takes about 15 days to receive them.
That means, processing all these documents can take about one month. That's why it is best to plan your tour no later than 30 days before the tour starting date unless you already have a Chinese visa or hold a passport that allows visa-free travel.

We ask for 10% deposit to secure your tour with us. This deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days before the tour starting date, minus any possible payment transfer charges from the bank or other services. If you cancel your tour with less than 30-days notice, the cancelation fee is 10% of the tour cost that we use to cover all expenses of arranging your tour. If you cancel your tour with less than 10-days notice, the cancelation fee is 25% of the tour cost that we use to cover all expenses of arranging your tour.


Camp of climbers in May ,preparing for Everest summit in Tibet


This slow-paced private tour takes you from Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse, where we spend the first few days acclimatizing. We will visit many of the historical and religious places, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Gyantse monastery, and Kumbum Stupa.

We will make stops by the most beautiful natural spots: Yamdrok Lake, Karola glaciers and many of the high mountain passes and viewpoints. Finally, we will reach Everest Base Camp, where we stay for the night.

Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal


This tour starts in Lhasa. We will stay there for 2 days to explore the capital and acclimatize. After that, we will head to the center of attraction in Himalayas - Mount Everest. We will spend a night by the highest mountain on a planet and continue driving through majestic mountain ranges, alongside rivers and waterfalls to the border between Tibet and Nepal.

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour


One of our most popular group tours, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and going to Mount Kailash for a three-day trekking around this sacred mountain. During this tour, we visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse monastery and Kumbum stupa, Mount Everest, Lake Manasarovar, Mount Kailash, and much more.

White yak at Namtso lake Tibet


This 9 days tour visits the most impressive destinations in Tibet. We start our tour in Lhasa visiting the highlights of the capital. After that, we will head to Everest driving by Yamdrok Lake, Karola glaciers, Gyantse town, Kumbum stupa, Pelkor Choede monastery, and Brahmaputra river. We will spend the night by the Rongbuk monastery with a view of Everest. At the end of the tour, we will drive to Namtso lake to enjoy its glorious beauty.

Tibetan monk meditating outside


On this tour you will experience Tibetan culture, visit incredible landmarks and see the natural beauty of Tibet. At the same time, we will travel to the most peaceful and special places where the greatest Buddhist Lamas have been meditating for years.

We will spend time in the meditation caves, away from the busy world, make stops by the most impressive natural sightseeing spots, and, of course, visit the most important monastic centers, including Samye, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.


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  1. Hi,
    I am right now working in Shanghai for several month and want to travel to Tibet. I have a Chinese business visa. It is just a one entry visa. Therefore it is important to know whether Tibet counts as “leave” china.

    1. Dear Isabell,

      Thank you for your interest! When you are entering Tibet, you are not leaving China and a single entry visa is sufficient. I will email you detailed information about the paperwork requirements.

  2. We are a family of three planning to visit in July. Should we take a private tour or you recommend joining group tour? What are the dates?

    1. Dear Gwenn,

      You will be more flexible with your schedule if you book a private tour. However, if you prefer a budget option, you can join one of our group tours. Departure dates are July: 3, 14 and 23.
      I will send you more information about the tour to your email.

      Thank you!

  3. Hi!

    We are 2 travelers and we want to visit in August. When is a good time? Do we have to join tour on a fixed date or it is flexible?

    Thank you!

    1. Dear Laverne,

      If you wish to travel in August, I can recommend visiting during Shoton festival. It is 9 days tour, and in addition to the regular itinerary, you will see celebration of the festival in Lhasa and visit Norbulingka to see Opera dance.
      Here is the link to this tour:

      You can also travel as a private group. We can start your private tour on any day. I will send you more details in the email.

      Best Regards,


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