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

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

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Overview
Important Information
Duration
8 days
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
  • 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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Caleb L wrote a review Nov 2019
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A fantastic time in Tibet, what more to say! Amazing food, fascinating history, rich culture, and wonderfully hospitality from local people. It’s great to explore Lhasa, as well as travel out into the country side with a culmination of seeing Mount Everest. I would recommend
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Dear Caleb, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best! Best Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet
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Devin P wrote a review Nov 2019
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Thank you all for putting this together. Our trip was one full of adventure and fun. We learned vast amounts of local knowledge as we traversed across the Tibetan landscape. Our guide Dolma was incredibly the best. Thank you
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
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Dear Devin, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best! Best Regards, Choephel Explore Tibet
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DisplayName wrote a review Nov 2019
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Gelek the guide and Amdo the driver were excellent. We were met at the train station and taken to our hotel in Lhasa, (the hotel was run by more lovely people) Gelek made sure that we had a great time and our tour was done at a great pace, not too fast, not to slow. We visited
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Date of experience: October 2019
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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 Nov 2019
Dear Nothanksgit, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best Regards, Choephel
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Jose G wrote a review Sep 2019
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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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Date of experience: September 2019
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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 Oct 2019
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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Kike wrote a review Sep 2019
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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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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp
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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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Great tour
Tibet is beautiful, their people too. The guide and the driver were very kind and very nice people. I lost my camer
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Oh my Goodness!
Explore Tibet really knows how to provide its guests an unforgettable exploration of life and culture in Tibet. Th
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I would like to thank Explore Tiber for the organisation of our trip. We discussed it several months in advance. We
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Unforgettable experience in Tibet
We did a customized 4-day tour with Explore Tibet during Golden Week in China and had an unforgettable experience.
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Excellent trip to Tibet + Dolma was A+!
1. EXPLORE TIBET GUIDE REVIEW: My guide was Dolma and she was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout my stay and
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Monica S
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Impressive knowledge and histories from tour guide.
The tour was very well arranged. Mr Tsela our tour guide had showed us so much around Tibet and sharing his knowled
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Great tour guides, responsive management
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Well looked after, explored a lot, and certainly got my moneys worth.
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Overall a great trip
We did an 11-day private tour. Our guide Dolma and driver Amdo were awesome and we had a really spacious vehicle in
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Very disappointing Company to deal with.
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Believe me when I say this will be the best trip of your life. I went to Tibet with zero expectations and was left
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The journey of a lifetime
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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