15 Days Expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp

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

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Tour Code: TCT-Tibet-10

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

  Well-designed expedition tour route to enjoy the great wonders in China
  Beautiful combination of Beijing, Xian, Lhasa and Shanghai
  Visit the must-see sites and be impressed by the highland natural view of Tibet
  Find out the past glory and story of Shigatse together with us
  Visit the Everest Base Camp, the very beginning for every climber
  Inspired by the spirit of the highest mountain climbers' footprints
 

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 $ 3122

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Be transferred to the hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In 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.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing
Badaling?Great Wall, Ming Tombs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall

Day 4Beijing - Xian
Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Flight to Xian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Hutong Tour by rickshaw
Hutong Tour by rickshaw

Day 5Xian
Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian - Lhasa
Flight to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Lhasa City View
Lhasa City View

Day 7Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Lhasa Potala Palace
Lhasa Potala Palace

Day 8Lhasa
Tibet Museum, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Norbulingka
Norbulingka

Day 9Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse
Yamdrok Lake, Coach to Gyangtse, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Coach to Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

Day 10Shigatse - Lhatse - Tingri
Tashilhumpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Coach to Tingri

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 11Tingri - Mt. Everest Base Camp - Shigatse
Base Camp of Mt. Everest, Coach to Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest

Day 12Shigatse - Lhase
Coach to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Shigatse City?View
Shigatse City View
 

Day 13Lhasa - Shanghai
Flight to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View

Day 14Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In 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.

Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden

Day 15Departure Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport

Meals: Breakfast

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

Service Ends

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $4733 $4873
6 ~ 9 pax $3122 $3262
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $4863 $5164
6 ~ 9 pax $3252 $3553
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $5235 $5704
6 ~ 9 pax $3623 $4093
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, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, 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

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

Raghavan A

5.0

We signed up with TCT after reading reviews of Tibet tour agencies. Our trip included 4 days in Lhasa, two in Shigatse and one at the base camp. TCT made all the arrangements including the Tibet permit, hotels, tour guide, car and the driver for the entire trip. The arrangements were superb. The guide and the driver were very accommodating to our needs and made the entire trip very convenient. At the base camp, the guide even arranged for extra oxygen in case we need it. She was also very helpful in advising us as how to get acclimated to the altitude. The entire trip was smooth and enjoyable and we would highly recommend TCT for travel to Tibet.
Hartmut M

5.0

I wanted to visit Tibet, and based on the very positive reviews for this company, I booked with them and was not disappointed.
Our contact was Janet, and she was great both in preparing the trip (including answering immediately to our questions, even when it was midnight in China) and in making sure everything worked out smoothly (including checking at 5:00 am that we indeed got our transport to the airport).
In Tibet, we took the "5 days Lhasa & Yamdrok Lake" tour. On the way to Tibet I had a stopover in Beijing, and took the opportunity to do two days of sightseeing. I asked Janet for recommendations, and she suggested the day tours "Hiking on Jinshanling Great Wall" and "Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, The Temple of Heaven".
I think these tours were indeed the highlights of both Beijing and Tibet for us, and if I would go to Tibet again (e.g. with my wife and son, who could not come with us this time) I would book the same tours.
I usually prefer to organise my travels myself, but it seemed the only realistic possibility to get a Tibet travel permit is to book with an approved travel agency. In general, when booking with an agency, you pay slightly more and have fewer options, but on the other hand, it saves a lot of preparation time and is a lot safer if you don't know much about the country you travel to.

In Beijing, the expertise of the travel agency got our group on the Great Wall at a spot where almost no other tourists were - this spot was (almost) inaccessible due to a construction zone. On my own, I certainly would not have discovered this possibility. The other tour let us see the highlights of Beijing in one efficient and cheap bus tour, but on the other hand, it included a bit of (I guess) sponsored stops at a "Traditional Chinese Medicine" institute and a pearl factory. I would rather have paid a bit more and skipped these promotions, but they were short, and I just relaxed with a drink in the air-conditioned cafeteria. (During the preparation, Janet told me about the "shopping" that was included, and the "Jinshanling Great Wall" tour without shopping, but for the "Forbidden City" tour there was no alternative without shopping.)

In Tibet, the first day was for acclimatisation to the thin air, and indeed I was out of breath from just climbing the stairs to our hotel room. But after basically sleeping the first day, I was OK the next days, and for me the visits to the monasteries and the Potala Palace were absolutely amazing. Individual photos cannot convey the atmosphere of these large buildings with thousands of small and large rooms full of statues, pictures, scriptures, every square inch decorated, and everything with ancient traditions, but still in use today. This was the main reason I wanted to visit Tibet, and I was not disappointed. My daughter also enjoyed the mountain tour a lot, although to me it seemed surprisingly similar to the Alps (we live in Switzerland), just 4000 meters higher, and with cows replaced by yaks :-)
The only little inconvenience was the transport from and to the airport, which is about 50km from Lhasa. When we arrived, the driver was not there yet (it turned out his previous clients, who needed to go to the airport, had been late), and after he arrived, we still had to wait for some hour for the next clients to arrive at the airport (their plane was delayed). Well, that is what you get with cheap transport (included in the package). The opposite thing happened on the way back - the transport that would have been included in the package did not go early enough for the plane that was booked for us, so we had to pay 400 Yuan extra for private transport. But then this was super efficient, picking us up exactly at the promised time and bringing us to the airport at the right time to check in.

Summary: Amazing destination, very well organised tours, would book again with them!
YANHONG Q

5.0

We are a group of 14 people. We really enjoyed the trip in Guilin which was arranged by TCT Bonnie. Bonnie is very professional and enthusiastic. Guilin is very beautiful place with nice natural scenery. Our trip in Guilin has been unforgettable. We will highly recommend our friends to use TCT for their trip in China.
Jay_L_Carpenter

5.0

The experiences, fantastic, as well brilliant, and phenomenal, these words—amongst so many others—describe, in-part, the truly unique, and special journey that 'Top China Travel' ('TCT') affords those fortunate enough to partake within their crafted adventures. From the beginning, and throughout, the quality in terms of service, to the locations themselves, and the opportunities afforded/provided (in terms of versatility, and optional/additional further experiences made available) was exceptional, and I have Bonnie Luo to thank for this, who was the Top China Travel representative involved within orchestrating/organising this. I was able to thank her in person, and I'm so very appreciative of this also, as her dedication, professionalism, and interest was outstanding. She excelled in being able to turn wants, into reality, and a recommendation to her in particular, as well 'Top China Travel' as a company, comes highly.
Piotr F

5.0

I have co-operated with Mrs Janet Chan several times during my visits to China. Need to be said that all of the services are at the very high standard. High level of dedication cannot be forgotten. All to all I find TCT and personally Mrs Janet Chan as a extremely competent and trustable business partner.
phuhu6

5.0

At first, we were a little skeptical about this company because we found it online and we had to pay the full amount before the trip. We took a chance and it turned out to be a really good, credible company. We would not hesitate to book another trip with this company in the future. This company provided adequate English-speaking tour guides. Overall, this is an excellent tour company. We would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to travel to China for a sight-seeing trip. And if you happen to go to Beijing, don't forget to ask for a tour guide named Mr. Kong. If you decide to use TCT to tour China, we would highly recommend to contact Yocky for exceptional customer service.
Deepani999

5.0

Very well organized Tour, value for money, really good three star hotels with very good rooms, including Bfasts, really good guides expect in Beijing. Joe from Xian very knowledgble honest gentleman, same in Tibet Lobson. Very good Cruise.Manager with Personnel touch Alan, Very kind and helpful drivers with very good vehicles, Thanks REBECCA FROM TCT.for organizing this perfect busy still very fun holiday forus.
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