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Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp

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    What to Expect
    Your Tibetan adventure with your own private local guide starts in the capital city of Lhasa and continues to the small towns of Gyantse and Shigatse before arriving at Everest Base Camp, the mountain's northern base camp in Tibet.

    (About Everest Base Camp: Mt Everest has two base camps, the southern camp in Nepal and the northern camp in Tibet. The southern camp is part of the more popular climbing route and is only accessible by hiking in; the northern camp — the one you will visit on this tour — is accessible by both walking in and by vehicle.)

    In Lhasa, you have a few days to get acclimated to the high altitude and enjoy both guided sightseeing activities and free time to walk around the old city on your own. Then leave the city by comfortable van or minibus operated by an experienced driver, and head toward the Himalayas, passing beautiful temples and monasteries, remote villages, snow-covered mountains, sacred lakes, and herds of sheep and yaks.

    Accommodation includes 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, and a rustic tent guesthouse at Everest Base Camp. Other than breakfasts at the hotels, meals are not included, allowing you the flexibility to choose what and where to eat. Your guide can suggest restaurant options in each place you visit.

    Your private tour includes pickup and drop-off in Lhasa, transport, entrance fees and Tibet travel permits; simply provide your passport details and China entry visas right after booking.

    Please see Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station on Day 1
    Departure Time
    Varies depending on your arrival in Lhasa
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point on Day 8
    Inclusions
    • All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
    • Private transportation by comfortable van or minibus in Tibet with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
    • Local Tibetan private guide
    • 7 nights accommodation at 3- to 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, and tent guesthouse at Everest Base Camp (EBC)
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Pickup from the airport or train station in Lhasa
    • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
    • One mobile phone for your group during the tour with a local SIM card (can only make calls within China but can receive international calls)
    • Lhasa guide booklet with information about restaurants, cafes, ATMs and hospital
    • First aid kit
    • Liability travel insurance
    Exclusions
    • Chinese visa
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Fee for Tibet Group Visa, if required (see Additional Info)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for children 2 years and younger
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • On this tour, you will travel to demanding altitudes of approximately 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) above sea level in Lhasa, up to 16,404 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level at Everest Base Camp and over mountain passes of up to 17,060 feet (5,200 meters) above sea level when traveling between locations; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of age, gender and fitness; it is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure, and begin a regular exercise regimen in the weeks leading up to your trip
    • Rest breaks are available at any time throughout the tour if you find the walking to be too strenuous due to the elevation
    • After booking, the local tour operator will send you a packing list and other general information to help you prepare for your trip. You may also request more information about tips and prevention methods for altitude sickness
    • Be prepared for very cold weather; pack warm layers appropriately
    • In warm weather, please dress conservatively; shoulders and knees must be covered
    • There are no luggage restrictions for the trip, but Chinese domestic airlines only allow check in luggage of up to 44lbs (20kg) per person
    • At Everest Base Camp, the tent guesthouses usually reuse blankets for a few weeks at a time due to the limited washing facilities; you may bring your own sleeping bag for the guesthouse, if you wish; sleeping bags can also be purchased in Lhasa or in mainland China before your tour
    • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Passport name, number, expiration date and country are required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Tibet tours must be booked at least 25 days in advance; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour
    • Please note that if your Chinese visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more details
    • If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive
    • If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email
    • If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it
    • Single room or double room accommodation will be chosen at checkout. If a group with an odd number of people chooses double room accommodation, one person will stay in a single room and the extra single room price will be included in the overall price of the tour
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We did a private tour from Lhasa (including Everest base camp) and crossed to Nepal. Our guide Penpa and driver Tenor were incredible. We enjoyed a lot the trip with them and had a lot of fun. They showed their high knowledge in buddism. They also helped us to sort out the way
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    Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Jose, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best regards, Choephel
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    We had an formidable experience visiting Lhasa and travelling through Tibet, reaching Everest base camp. Our guide Penpa and driver Tenor are really great and they made our trip very nice and confortable. They helped in all needs and questions we had. I highly recommend to do
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    Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Kikets, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best regards, Choephel
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    Our guide Namgyal and his crew were the best. Been a local Tibetan, Namgyal had extensive knowledge about Tibet, its history and culture. He was kind to all of our group members and thought about every little details of the tour. Without his expert knowledge, we wouldn't be
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    Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
    Responded 26 Aug 2019
    Dear Jiaowx, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. With Best Regard, Choephel
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    After spending one week in the Chinese frenetic rhythm we arrived to the calm, peaceful and loving Tibet. We spent the second week with our guide Migmar and our driver Amdo, both very kind, funny and professional. Distances were very long in the van, and altitude sickness can be
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    Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
    Responded 13 Aug 2019
    Dear Metalmadchen, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best Regard, Choephel
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    We have been on a private tour with our guide Namgyal and a driver . All was arranged perfectly and the guide was very well informed on all the beautiful sites we have been in the past couple of days ! Also we changed the schedule here and there and he was very well willing to
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    Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Public Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
    Responded 01 Aug 2019
    Dear RPT, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. With Regards, Choephel
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