15 Days Expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Tibet-10

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Best from April to June. p.s. July and August will be the rain season, you may hard to get the chance to view the Mt. Everest from the camp site.

Price from $ 3218

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Tour Feature

Mt. Everest, the ultimate target for every mountain lover or adventurer. Wanna touch its magical power? Come with us, in this 15 days tour, you will not only have chance to appreciate its mighty, you can expect more! We have spectacular Great Wall in Beijing, dignified Terracotta Warriors of Xian, grand Potala Palace of Lhasa, solemn Tashilumpu Monastery in Shigatse…You will travel from the heart city of China, to the vast holy land in the west, then to the eastern coastal city Shanghai. It will be a long journey, but, an amazing one! Come and join us, to discover and appreciate the great beauty of China.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs
04 Beijing - Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Flight to Xian
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall
06 Xian - Lhasa Flight to Lhasa
07 Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street
08 Lhasa Tibet Museum, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery
09 Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse Yamdrok Lake, Coach to Gyangtse, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Coach to Shigatse
10 Shigatse - Lhatse - Tingri Tashilhumpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Coach to Tingri
11 Tingri - Mt. Everest Base Camp - Shigatse Base Camp of Mt. Everest, Coach to Shigatse
12 Shigatse - Lhase Coach to Lhasa
13 Lhasa - Shanghai Flight to Shanghai
14 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund
15 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel:In Beijing


Beijing City View
 


 
Day 2 Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon.  After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)(your own expense)

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
 



Day 3 Beijing

In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Badaling Great Wall (1.5 - 2 hours) - the most magnificant Great Wall part. After lunch, continue to drive to Ming Tombs Changling Tomb (1 hour) - burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. When finish this tour, drive you back to the Beijing hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour(your own expense)

Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall
 



Day 4 Beijing  Xian

After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. After you lunch in Beijing, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xian
Optional Night Activities: No

Our Clients taking Hutong Tour by rickshaw
Hutong Tour by rickshaw
 



Day 5 Xian

Today enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Continue to have a leisure walking on the Muslim Street. After that, drive you back to the hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xian
 Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)(your own expense)

Xian City Wall
Terracotta Warriors
 



Day 6 Xian  Lhasa

Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa (3600m)tour by a 2.5 flight. Your Lhasa tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa


Lhasa City View
 


 
Day 7 Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace (1 hours) - largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. When finished lunch, move to Jokhang Monastery (1 hour) - where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street (1 hour) - afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Lhasa Potala Palace
Lhasa Potala Palace
 



Day 8 Lhasa

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Tibet Museum (1 hours) - the first modern museum in Tibet. Drive back to the downtown and have the lunch, then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park (1 hour) - a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama. After that, pay a visit to Sera Monastery (1.5 hours) - to see a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa
 
Norbulingka
Norbulingka
 



Day 9 Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse

Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning. On the way, you can take a short stop at the pure blue Yamdrok Lake (30 min) - one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. And continue to drive to Gyangtse Pelkor Chode Monastery (4000m) - with its unique structure at the foot of Dzong Hill. Then continue your driving to Shigatse (3836m). When arrival Shigatse downtown, have rest of this day in your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shigatse

Palkhor Monastery
Yamdrok Lake
 



Day 10 Shigatse  Tingri

In the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to famous Tashilhunpo Monastery - one of the six big monasteries in Tibet which is the seat of the Panchen Lama. After that, drive to visit Sakya Monastery - the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. And then, continue your driving to Tingri (4300m). You will arrival Tingri around the evening. Stay overnight at Tingri. Even though the hotel is simple, the people are very friendly.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Tingri

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery



Day 11 Tingri Mt. Everest Base Camp Shigatse

Today, you will need to get up early, generally between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. for catching a picture of the sunrise of Mount Everest. After a bout 3.5 hours driving on the bumpy road, you will arrival the Mount Everest Base Camp (5200m)in the morning. Stay for a while to appreciating this holy mountain. And then, drive back to Shigatse. It will be a driving day with about 8.5 hours on the road. Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shigatse

Mt. Everest
 



Day 12 Shangtse Lhasa

After one night rest, be transferred back to Lhasa in the morning. But this time, you will go another way that drive along Yurlong Tsangpu River. So you will have the chance to enjoy the different view out of the window. Lunch will be served on the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa

Shigatse View
Shigatse City View
 



Day 13 Lhasa Shanghai

Enjoy your own free time, then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:In Shanghai

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View
 



Day 14 Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street (1 hour). Continue the trip to Shanghai’s new landmark- World Financial Center (1 hour). After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)(your own expense)


Yuyuan Garden
 



Day 15 Departure Shanghai

Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel:In Beijing


Beijing City View
 


 
Day 2 Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon.  After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)(your own expense)

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
 



Day 3 Beijing

In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Badaling Great Wall (1.5 - 2 hours) - the most magnificant Great Wall part. After lunch, continue to drive to Ming Tombs Changling Tomb (1 hour) - burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. When finish this tour, drive you back to the Beijing hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour(your own expense)

Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall
 



Day 4 Beijing  Xian

After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. After you lunch in Beijing, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xian
Optional Night Activities: No

Our Clients taking Hutong Tour by rickshaw
Hutong Tour by rickshaw
 



Day 5 Xian

Today enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Continue to have a leisure walking on the Muslim Street. After that, drive you back to the hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xian
 Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)(your own expense)

Xian City Wall
Terracotta Warriors
 



Day 6 Xian  Lhasa

Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa (3600m)tour by a 2.5 flight. Your Lhasa tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa


Lhasa City View
 


 
Day 7 Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace (1 hours) - largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. When finished lunch, move to Jokhang Monastery (1 hour) - where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street (1 hour) - afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Lhasa Potala Palace
Lhasa Potala Palace
 



Day 8 Lhasa

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Tibet Museum (1 hours) - the first modern museum in Tibet. Drive back to the downtown and have the lunch, then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park (1 hour) - a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama. After that, pay a visit to Sera Monastery (1.5 hours) - to see a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa
 
Norbulingka
Norbulingka
 



Day 9 Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse

Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning. On the way, you can take a short stop at the pure blue Yamdrok Lake (30 min) - one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. And continue to drive to Gyangtse Pelkor Chode Monastery (4000m) - with its unique structure at the foot of Dzong Hill. Then continue your driving to Shigatse (3836m). When arrival Shigatse downtown, have rest of this day in your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shigatse

Palkhor Monastery
Yamdrok Lake
 



Day 10 Shigatse  Tingri

In the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to famous Tashilhunpo Monastery - one of the six big monasteries in Tibet which is the seat of the Panchen Lama. After that, drive to visit Sakya Monastery - the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. And then, continue your driving to Tingri (4300m). You will arrival Tingri around the evening. Stay overnight at Tingri. Even though the hotel is simple, the people are very friendly.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Tingri

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery



Day 11 Tingri Mt. Everest Base Camp Shigatse

Today, you will need to get up early, generally between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. for catching a picture of the sunrise of Mount Everest. After a bout 3.5 hours driving on the bumpy road, you will arrival the Mount Everest Base Camp (5200m)in the morning. Stay for a while to appreciating this holy mountain. And then, drive back to Shigatse. It will be a driving day with about 8.5 hours on the road. Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shigatse

Mt. Everest
 



Day 12 Shangtse Lhasa

After one night rest, be transferred back to Lhasa in the morning. But this time, you will go another way that drive along Yurlong Tsangpu River. So you will have the chance to enjoy the different view out of the window. Lunch will be served on the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa

Shigatse View
Shigatse City View
 



Day 13 Lhasa Shanghai

Enjoy your own free time, then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:In Shanghai

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View
 



Day 14 Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street (1 hour). Continue the trip to Shanghai’s new landmark- World Financial Center (1 hour). After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)(your own expense)


Yuyuan Garden
 



Day 15 Departure Shanghai

Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $4879 $5023
6 ~ 9 pax $3218 $3362
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $5013 $5323
6 ~ 9 pax $3352 $3662
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $5396 $5880
6 ~ 9 pax $3735 $4219

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  Tibet Permit

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
Lhasa Tibetan DishesTibetan Song and Dance Show
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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