For centuries Western travelers were interested with exploring the forbidden land, sometimes enduring months or even years of hardship, only to fail in their mission to reach Lhasa. Their accounts of what they saw and heard along the way have only added to the charm of this magical land. Traveling to Tibet is no longer burdened with danger and hardship as in years gone by. Unlike those early adventures, we can take you to Tibet in comfort and safety. However, the relatively easy access to the country does by no way diminish the excitement of making it to "The Roof of the World" and the wonders that you will experience. We would like to invite you to have a wonderful and memorable time in Tibet.
Tour Duration: 08 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and Jeep drives
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour Jeep driving adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Our Tibetan English-speaking tour guide will meet you at Gonggar Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Free at leisure for the rest time for high altitude acclimatization. o/n hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2: Sightsee in Lhasa
We may start from the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism - Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street around it. In the afternoon, we'll visit the most beautiful splendor in Tibet - Potala Palace, the symbol of Tibetan people's wisdom and power. And at evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family. o/n hotel in Lhasa.
Day 3: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
This early morning we'll drive about 270km to the historical town of Gyantse crossing Karola Pass (5010m) and Khambala Pass (4800m) with a beautiful panorama of the beautiful Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Upon arrival, visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and its superb Kumbu Stupa, a stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. Then we'll get forward to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. o/n hotel in Shigatse.
Day 4: Shigatse-Tingri (Shegar)
Visit the Tashilumpo Monastery and then drive about 250km to Tingri via the Gantsola Pass (5200m). o/n hotel in Tingri.
Day 5: Tingri-Rongbuk Monastery / Mt. Everest Base Camp.
It is around 100km's bumpy road from Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and the Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) where you'll have the life-long experience with this highest mountain in the world. o/n guest house at Mt. Everest reserve.
Day 6: Mt. Everest Base Camp-Shigatse.
Enjoy the grand view of Mt. Everest in the early morning and drive back to Shigatse, strolling around the old town for the nicely decorated Tibetan houses, interesting local bazaar, and etc. o/n hotel in Shigatse.
Day 7: Shigatse-Lhasa.
Drive about 280km to Lhasa along the northern route via Yarlung Tsangpu River. The rest time will be free for you to explore the old city before leaving. o/n hotel in Lhasa.
Day 8: Departure.
Today we'll drive you to the airport and help you board the plane to your next destination. Your wonderful Tibet Mount Everest tour ends.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.
We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.
You can take a train journey from any parts of Mainland china to Lhasa. Let us know from which city you want to come to Lhasa by train then we will provide you train fare with all necessary details. Contact us for more info on train.
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.
08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.
Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful Trans Himalayan overland journey. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.
Overland trip in Tibet involves five to six hours driving per day, but comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA