8D7N Himalayan Summit Tour – Mt. Everest Adventure

Explore the mystical wonders of Tibet with our meticulously crafted 8-day Himalaya Summit Tour. Embark on a journey steeped in ancient traditions and breathtaking landscapes, where every moment unveils a new facet of Tibetan culture. From the majestic Potala Palace in Lhasa, a symbol of spiritual devotion, to the tranquil shores of Yamdroktso Lake and the awe-inspiring heights of Everest Base Camp, each day promises an adventure of discovery.

Validity:   Valid for travel from January to December 2024 

Travelling Period:

  • All year round
  • May to October: Ideal trekking season with clearer skies and milder temperatures. Expect occasional rain showers, particularly in June and July.
  • November to April: Cooler temperatures with increased chances of snowfall, especially from December to February. Clear skies provide stunning views of the Himalayas.

Tour Duration:  8 Days 7 Nights

Key Features:

  • Potala Palace – A timeless ancient palace atop the world's highest altitude, sacred residence for Dalai Lamas since the 7th century.
  • Jokhang Temple – Revered temple cherished by Tibetan Buddhists with a 1350-year-old history.
  • Barkhor Street – Lively pedestrian hub known for its vibrant crafts market.
  • Yamdroktso Lake – One of the three holy lakes in Tibet, known for its deep turquoise color.
  • Karola Pass – Provides stunning roadside views of the Nojin Kangtsang Glacier.
  • Tashilunpo Monastery – Residence of the Panchen Lama in Shigatse.
  • Everest Base Camp – Offers stupendous views of Mt. Everest and the Himalaya range.
  • Rongpuk Monastery – World's highest monastery with views of Mt. Everest.

Meals Inclusion: Breakfast Each Day
Local Guide: English Speaking Guide
Meet & Greet: At Lhasa Konggar Airport

Accommodations at a Glance:

Location: 5* Hotels: 4* Hotels:
Xining Wanda Realm Xining or similar Holiday Dynasty Hotel or similar
Lhasa Shangri-la Hotel or similar Lhasa U-Tsang Hotel or similar
Shigatse Qomolangzong Hotel or similar Shiga Yangcha Grand Hotel or similar
Tingri Local 3* hotel(best available at local) Local 3* hotel(best available at local)
Chengdu Joyhub Air Hotel or similar Tianfu International Hotel or similar


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Upon arrival at Lhasa Konggar Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and escorted to your designated vehicle. From there, you will embark on an approximately one-hour drive (60km) to the Sunlight City of Lhasa, a sacred city with 1300 years of history. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and take a good rest to acclimate to the 3650m altitude.

Activities & Services:

  • Airport Transfer


Day 2: Exploration of Lhasa

In the morning, marvel at the timeless Potala Palace, situated atop the world's highest altitude. This sacred residence of Dalai Lamas has been a focal point of Tibetan governance and spirituality since the 7th century. Later, visit the revered Jokhang Temple, cherished for its 1350-year-old history and its central role in Tibetan Buddhism. Conclude the day at Barkhor Street, a vibrant pedestrian hub renowned for its ethnic crafts market.

Activities & Services:

  • Visit to Potala Palace
  • Tour of Jokhang Temple
  • Exploration of Barkhor Street

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 3: Monasteries and Cultural Immersion

After breakfast, begin your day at Zhebang Temple, a significant Gelugpa monastery known for its spiritual atmosphere and intricate architecture. In the afternoon, explore Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas, and Sera Monastery, where you may witness enlightening Monk Debates. Delve deeper into Tibetan culture at the Tibetan Medicine and Culture Exhibition Center. End your day with the captivating cultural performance "Princess Wencheng," set against a stunning backdrop.

Activities & Services:

  • Visit to Zhebang Temple
  • Exploration of Norbulingka and Sera Monastery
  • Cultural Performance "Princess Wencheng"

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4: Scenic Drive to Shigatse

After departing from Lhasa in the morning, you'll embark on an adventurous journey to Shigatse. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking scenery as you drive 110km to Yamdroktso, one of Tibet's three sacred lakes. The route takes you through the dramatic landscapes of Kambala Pass and Karola Pass, offering panoramic views of turquoise lakes and glaciers. Continuing your journey, you'll stop in Gyantse to explore the historic Kumbum Monastery. Finally, you'll arrive in Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, where you'll spend the night.

Activities & Services:

  • Scenic drive to Yamdroktso Lake
  • Visit to Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 5: Exploration from Shigatse to Tingri

Begin your day exploring Shigatse with a visit to the historic Tashilunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Marvel at its grand architecture and rich Tibetan Buddhist heritage before setting off towards Tingri. As you travel, witness the changing landscapes of Tibet, from lush valleys to rugged mountain passes. Arrive in Tingri, the gateway to Mt. Everest, where you can refresh and prepare for the next leg of your journey.

Activities & Services:

  • Visit to Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse
  • Scenic drive to Tingri

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 6: Journey to Everest Base Camp

Depart Tingri early in the morning for an exhilarating drive to Everest Base Camp. The route covers approximately 100km, offering stunning views of the Himalayan range, including peaks over 8,000 meters such as Makalu, Lhotse, and of course, Everest itself. Marvel at the breathtaking sight of Mt. Everest, especially enchanting during sunrise and sunset when the peak glows in the sun's golden hues. Visit Rongpuk Monastery, the world's highest monastery, for an unforgettable view of Mt. Everest at 5,200 meters above sea level. Afterwards, return to Shigatse, taking in the natural beauty along the way.

Activities & Services:

  • Drive to Everest Base Camp
  • Visit to Rongpuk Monastery

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7: Return to Lhasa

After breakfast in Shigatse, depart for Lhasa. Enjoy a scenic journey along the Qinghai-Tibet highland railway, passing through picturesque landscapes along the Yarlung Tsangpo River. En route, visit a Traditional Tibetan Medicine Center to learn about ancient healing practices. Upon arrival in Lhasa, take an evening tour of Potala Palace Square, soaking in the majestic ambience of this historic site.

Activities & Services:

  • Scenic train journey to Lhasa
  • Visit to Tibetan Medicine Center
  • Evening tour of Potala Palace Square

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 8: Departure from Lhasa

Pack your belongings and prepare for departure from Lhasa. Our guide will assist you with transferring to the airport for your onward journey. Bid farewell to Tibet, carrying unforgettable memories of the Himalayan adventure and cultural discoveries.

Activities & Services:

  • Airport transfer

Meals Included: Breakfast


Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.



  • The Alien’s Travel Permit and all necessary travel permits.
  • Well-maintained tourist vehicle throughout the tour.
  • Local licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Accommodation with breakfast in twin-bed rooms.
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned scenic spots.
  • Train ticket from Shigatse to Lhasa.
  • Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
  • Travel insurance (accident coverage only).
  • Government tax and travel agent’s service fee.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.



  • Airfare.
  • Lunches and Dinners (Estimated cost in Tibet: RMB 50-80 per meal per person for normal average food).
  • Tips to driver and tour guide.
  • Single room supplement fee for solo travelers.
  • Bank service fees for deposit transfers.
  • Personal expenses not mentioned.



  1. Hotels may change but will be of similar standard.
  2. Tip Reference: 60-100 RMB per day per person.
  3. Potala Palace limits daily visitors to 2800 to preserve its heritage; sightseeing order may adjust based on entrance permissions.
  4. One bottle of mineral water per person per day is provided.

This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.


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