Lhasa Everest Circuit (Without Tour Leader)

Highlights

The tour not only allows you to be on the lap of the world’s highest mountain, visit the historic cities, and explore the significant monasteries but also discover the typical Tibetan rural villages and travel past many high Himalayan Mountain passes with the turquoise Yamdrok Lake all within picturesque settings surrounded by views of tall snow-capped peaks.

On this tour, you would journey through rough terrains, mountain passes, majestic rivers, and sparsely populated countryside with a combination of transports. One of the tour highlights is taking the world’s highest railway, as the train chugs through the Tibetan plateau, you would be reluctant to leave the window side, as the passing landscapes are breath taking and ever changing. Another highlight is camping at the Everest Base Camp (5200m). This is an adventure tour into the mystical land, and a paradise for photography enthusiasts.

Itinerary 

D01: Chengdu (Proceed to the designated hotel by yourself)
D02: Chengdu — Lhasa (train journey, 35 hours)
D03: In the train
D04: Lhasa (altitude acclimatization, free and easy day)
D05: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street)
D06: Lhasa — Yamdrok Lake — Shigatse
D07: Shigatse — Tingri
D08: Tingri — Everest Base Camp
D09: Tingri — Shigatse
D10: Shigatse — Namtso — Selincuo Lake — Bangor
D11: Bangor — Namtso Lake — DangXiong — Lhasa
D12: Lhasa — Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (*Flight from Lhasa to Chengdu will depart in the afternoon and arrive in Chengdu before 6pm)

Tour FeeRM 7,300/ pax

Fee Includes:
1. Accommodation (City stay in hotel, 2-sharing basis; Everest Base Camp stay at campsite, multiple sharing)
2. Breakfast (except onboard the train and Everest Base Camp)
3. Chartered transport (tourist bus, vehicle model depends on group size)
4. Local tour guide (Chinese speaking)
5. Tibet entry permit
6. Qinghai-Tibet Railway ticket (soft sleeper; if failed to secure soft-sleeper ticket, will replace with hard sleeper, and the differences in pricing shall be refunded)
7. Lhasa-Chengdu one-way domestic flight
8. Entrance fee as per itinerary

Fee Excludes:
1. Chinese visa fee (single entry tourist visa RM 105, the fee is subject to change)
2. Kuala Lumpur—Chengdu round-trip flights (Once the trip is confirmed, LevArt shall suggest airline and inform members to self-purchase air tickets online, airfare estimated from RM1,500)
3. Meals (except hotel breakfast)
4. All costs incurred during free & easy
5. Tips (for local guide & driver)
6. Additional cost due to unforeseen calamity (acts of god)
7. Travel insurance covered mountain sickness (LevArt cannot be held responsible for any losses as a result of you being inadequately insured/without insurance

Payment terms:

A *non-refundable security deposit of RM3,000/ pax is payable to secure the booking. Balance fee RM4,300/ pax to be collected upon booking deadline or when the tour is fully booked.

*Security Deposit is refundable subjected to below conditions:

  1. Tour cancellation by LevArt due to insufficient number of participants
  2. Tour cancellation by LevArt due to unforeseen circumstances at travel destination beyond our control.

Full terms & conditions (eg: cancellation policy) please click here.

Reminders
• Travel in Tibet involved a lot of uncertainties, including unpredictable weather, road blocked due to landslide or other reasons, political situations, policy changes, and more. As a result, Tibet tour itinerary may subject to change in response to various uncertainties, interested tour members should be mentally prepared to accept changes and be understanding.
• People who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and chest problem are advised against traveling to Tibet.
• High altitude sickness prevention tips: avoid alcohol, sleeping pill, and cigarette, drink more water, eat more fruits, rest well and avoid strenuous activities. Yak milk tea, red meat, and dairy products are good for energy and generate heat.
• Respect Tibetan culture and custom. Do not step on threshold when entering Tibetan house or tent; do not spit in front of Tibetan; do not touch people’s head with hand. When entering temple and monastery, take off your hat and sun glasses, do not smoke, no photography, and do not touch holy statues or articles without permission. Please check with local guide if unsure of local taboos.
• Tibet is set at high elevation, the day and night temperature gap could be huge, and UV light strong. Do bring warm clothes, sun protection gears and lotion, medicine (eg: for diarrhea, high-altitude sickness, flu, cold, headache, motion sickness), and personal hygiene items (such as wet tissue, hand sanitizer).
• The journey involves long drive and bumpy road, be prepared for rough and though terrains. The standard and quality of accommodation and amenities in Tibet may not always be desirable, please bear with minor inconveniences and discomforts at times, but you would be rewarded with amazing sights and culture.