A Different 8 Days Group Tour to Mt. Everest with train Plan B

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Tour Overview

Ps:Our A Different 8 Days Group Tour to Mt. Everest with train have two different itinerary with Plan A and Plan B which determined by tour start date .Plan A will go to shigatse by road and be back by train . Plan B is opposite to Plan A however with same of all sightseeing spots and tour package .Pls be prepared with two different plan choice and consult the specific arrangement from your tripadvisor .
This tour includes all of the best sights, sounds, and smells Tibet has to offer. You could wind your way up through the Potala, join the shuffling, murmuring pilgrims around the shrines of the Jokhang, let yourself be swept around the Barkhor, and be enveloped in the vast expanses of the Tibetan landscape. For centuries, the impassable routes and political upheaval have made Tibet and Everest one of the last great unexplored territories in the world, but this expedition could offer you a chance to see the great Mt. Everest, one of earth's most remote corners. To view the sunrise and sunset there, you can do nothing but feel marvel for the nature's masterpiece.

Minimum number of people for the trip : 2 person

How we are DIFFERENT?
100% Lhasa LOCAL Travel Agency-Selecting Best Standard Tibetan travel guides;
100% small group size tour (less than 16 pax) to maintain service quality and avoid mass tourism;
Instant support to all members before, during and after the trip;
Absolutely no forced shopping or tourist trap and No Hidden Cost;
100% friendly to local environment by practicing the knowledge of Responsible Tibet Tourism.

Day

Trip Outline

Activity

Meal

Accommodation

Day 1

Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Pick up and transfer to hotel, rest

 

Yak hotel 3 star
or similar

Day 2

Lhasa sightseeing

Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Bakhor street

B

Yak hotel 3 star
or similar

Day 3

Lhasa sightseeing

Drepung Monastery , Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery

B

Yak hotel 3 star
or similar

Day 4

Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m)

Skyline Train tour ,Tashilumpo monastery

B

Manasarovar hotel 3 star or similar

Day 5

Shigatse-EBC (5200m), 350km, approx 7hrs

Rongbuk (Optional), EBC and sunset

B

EBC guesthouse

Day 6

EBC-Shigatse (3900m), 350km, approx 7hrs

EBC sunrise and light trekking from Rongbu monastery to EBC(Optional)

B

Manasarovar hotel 3 star or similar

Day 7

Shigatse-Lhasa (3680m)

Yamdrok lake,Karo-la Glacier
Palkor monastery(Optional)

B

Yak hotel 3 star
or similar

Day 8

Depart from Tibet

send off to airport/train station at 12:00

 

 


●Services Included

1. Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. and see off is at 12:00 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange for you. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
2. Accommodation: 6 nights stay in comfortable 3 star hotels in Tibet ; 1 night stay nearby EBC in tent or guesthouse according to the weather.
3. Meals: Breakfast only. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
4. English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you’ll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
5. Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
6. Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
7. Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Everest Nature Preserve
8.One way train ticket of Lhasa-Shigatse

●Services Excluded

1. Transportation to and from Tibet.
2. Other services of non-Tibet parts
3. Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
4. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
5. Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
6. Tips for the tour guide and driver

Available Rooms

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Standard Family Room

Max Guests:
3 persons
PER/NIGHT$121

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Superior Double Room

Max Guests:
5 persons
PER/NIGHT$241

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Deluxe Single Room

Max Guests:
4 persons
PER/NIGHT$137

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Single Bed Room

Max Guests:
2 persons
PER/NIGHT$55

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  • WI_FI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • pick and drop
  • room service
  • pets allowed
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Free parking
  • conference room
  • fire place
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Doorman
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator in Building
  • Suitable for Events

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  • WI_FI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • pick and drop
  • room service
  • pets allowed
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Free parking
  • conference room
  • fire place
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Doorman
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator in Building
  • Suitable for Events
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Customer Reviews

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Nicole

Oct, 12, 2015

Thank you and your team for a wonderful tour setup

5.0/5.0

Dear Janet, I would like to thank you and your team for a wonderful tour setup. Begging with your professionalism, warm support and willingness to make our group tour successful one.And great thanks to Dhargye our tour guide who took care of whole group and especially myself during a night of vomiting. He and Mr. Namla- the driver were superb. I will send you some photos separately. Feel free to use them on your company's website. Am happy to give references as required. .

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Hans

June, 12, 2015

Everything was very well organised by ATT,Tks

4.5/5.0

Dear Janet,We are safe and sound home and are looking back at a very impressive trip to Tibet and Zhangye. We have between us some 3000 pictures – some quite stunning. Yesterday the four of us expressed what an unforgettable trip this has been. We want to share our appreciation for the way the trip has been organised. Like clockwork. All guides appearing at the right time and place. Everything was very well organised. It was a bit double for us when we were in Lanzhou hearing about the earthquake creating havoc in Nepal, but not leaving Tibet unaffected either. Thank you again for a trip to be remembered for a long time.

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Jana Midriakova

April, 12, 2015

Thank you for the amazing trip we had in Tibet!

5.0/5.0

Dear Nancy,I feel embarrased that I am answering only now but another couple of weeks of travelling and the beginning of the next semester at the university made me really busy. However, me and Olaf wanted to thank you for the amazing trip we had in Tibet! The organization was simply excellent, thank you for a very quick and informative communication from your side. Many thanks go also to our guide, Danluo as well as to our driver; both of them acted very professionally and kindly towards us. It was really great that our guide was of the Tibetan origin, providing us with a unique cultural insight and first-hand information. His English language skills were just perfect and the communication with him very pleasant.

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Frquently Asked Questions

Tibet is a country, which is totally different from any other places around the world, just because of its political sensitivity, rich culture diversity and peculiar geographical formation. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, which is also what makes it so special. In order to make your trip worry free and indisputable, here we have carefully collected all the essential information that will give you a clear image of the trip as well as logistics during your stay in Tibet, this also will be helpful for your trip preparation before you leave, so please go through it and make sure you are well prepare for the trip, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our tour consultant or write us on info@accesstibettour.com

Help touris to reduce their travel expense while at the same time fulfilling their lifetime dreams to Tibet. get more and more tourists to visit Tibet in the inexpensive way, and create more and more income chance for the local people.
- Deliberately low numbers, start from 2 pax, lending to the intimacy of each group
- The use of locally owned Tibetan accommodations, restaurants, and shops
- Our unwavering commitment to Responsible & Ethical Travel
- We are owned, licensed, and operated in Lhasa so you’re dealing directly with locals
- Our 100% Money Back Guarantee if we fail to live up to the contract.
-In a group, however, tourists still retain the freedom and adventure of independent travel, and are guided by a licensed Tibetan with extensive knowledge about the unique culture and society of their homeland

TTB Permit - Tibet Entry Permit - The "Tibet Visa" or "Lhasa Visa"
When you fly into Lhasa you will need to show this permit when checking in at the airport. Also, in order to buy a flight to Lhasa in the first place you will need to show this permit. TTB permits are also needed by groups traveling by Land Cruiser, but this will be arranged by the travel agency organizing the trip.
PSB Permit - Alien Travel Permit
If you want to "restricted" areas in Tibet, you will need an Alien travel permit issued by the PSB (Public Security Bureau) of Tibet. The Alien travel permit is also sometimes referred to as the PSB permit.
What time and What document do i need for Tibet permit
We will take care of all necessary Tibet permits in all of our Tibet tours. It is included in the price quotation and it is part of our tour services. It's advisable to apply for your travel permits at least 10 days prior to your entry date. The earlier, the easier for us to get a permit for you.
Please prepare the following documents ready before asking your travel agent to apply permit:
A copy of your Passport;
A copy of your China visa (tourist visa);
Full names, gender, Date of Birth, Passport number, nationality, occupation.

What meals can i have in Tibet

Breakfast: If you are staying in a star hotel, breakfast is usually included. If you are staying in a guesthouse or tent, breakfast is not included.
Lunch and Dinner:
We don’t usually include lunch and dinner in our tour itinerary. We do arrange lunch or dinner for you at your request though. However, we prefer to give you the freedom to choose the food you want and pay on the spot. From our previous customers' responses, we find that most of our clients prefer to leave the dinners open on their own so that they can enjoy some time to themselves. They can choose either to go to a local restaurant for a little adventure or to have a simple dinner in the hotel where they stay. They may also prefer to choose a restaurant which appeals to their own unique tastes.
We have created a list of our favorite restaurants in Tibet and hand-picked some local restaurants to recommend to our customers. In Lhasa, you can choose Chinese food, Western food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food. In "off-the-beaten-road" destinations, choices are limited. Our tour guide will be more than happy to recommend good restaurants for you and take you to the restaurants available according to your tastes and preferred style of dishes. Soon you’ll develop your favorite Tibetan dishes!

Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and climate.

Acclimatize: We suggest that you take it easy for your first few days in Tibet. Don't push yourself physically since your body will require some time to get used to the high altitude.
Photography: When photographing Tibetans, please be sure to get their permission first. Also, when inside the religious sites, please be aware that if photography is permitted. It is not allowed to take pictures while inside the halls of Potala Palace and JokhangTemple. Make sure you bring a flashlight if you want to see the inside of the monastery, though please ask for permission when taking pictures in the monastery. Some Monastery might charge visitors a 10-30RMB fee for taking pictures. Please ask your tour guide if you are not sure.
Free time: During the free time of your trip, like the rest of the first day and the last day before departure, you can walk around on your own and do some shopping if you wish.

1. When is the best time to visit Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is from early May to late October. Because first of all the Tibet weather would be not harsh, and secondly it is best time to visit Mt. Everest Base Camp (if you have plan to get there).
2. What’s the weather like in Tibet?
Lhasa - Shigatse - Lhatse - Tingri - Nylam: Along the Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year around. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble. Try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season. Mt.Everest Area: Early May and early October are the best time to visitMt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to seeMt. Everest's true face (if you are lucky). From December to February, you'd better not to go to this area because it is too cold - except you are real Great Adventure People. Ali (Mt.Kailash): Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Big rain and snow could make the journey worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October. Eastern Tibet: Don't go to this area in July or August (the rainy season) because the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. In winter, the road could be frozen. Northern Tibet: With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer (July to August) is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.

Adverse reactions to the high altitudes of Tibet are one of the biggest challenges in traveling there. However, if you are properly informed and prepared, high altitude should not be an obstacle to safe and comfortable travel. When acclimatization lags significantly behind ascent, various symptoms occur. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) represents the body's intolerance of the hypoxic (low oxygen) environment at high elevations.
Tips to avoid AMS
- Do exercise to improve your fitness before coming to Tibet.
- Try to avoid catching a cold (frequent hand-washing, etc.).
- Make sure to get a good night's sleep the night before flying to Lhasa.
- Avoid strenuous activity during your first day in Tibet.
- When arriving in the airport in Lhasa, walk slowly, take deep breaths. Take time to acclimatize.
- Ascend to higher altitudes gradually. DO NOT ASCEND ANY HIGHER if you begin feeling ill.
- Prepare AMS medication, in accordance with a doctor's advice.

Detailed Itinerary

Traveling in Tibet is an experience to stimulate the senses. Ancient Temples, teeming markets, prayer halls filled with praying monks . This tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. It is a tour that will live long in the memory andl bring you to the great religious landmarks of Lhasa.

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Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa (alt. 3600m)

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar
Today's activities: Rest and take a peak of Lhasa by yourself Welcome to the "Roof of the World." On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel, after you check in, you could either rest a bit or see the city yourself, get the first impression of this ancient city!

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Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar
Today's activities: Lhasa escorted tour – Potala Palace ,Jokhang Temple ,Barkhor street
This morning our tour guide will meet you at hotel .You'll wind your way up through the stunning, awe-inspiring Potala Palace,built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, it was the former winter residence for the Dalai Lamas and is truly a splendor of Eastern architecture. After lunch,we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century on the legendary pond of "Wothang." After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa.During the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping center. We'll finish the day by taking a Kora around the Barkhor.

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Day 3:Lhasa sightseeing

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar
Lhasa escorted tour - Drepung Monastery ,Sera Monastery
Drepung monastery is located at the foot of a holy mountain and was established by Jamyang Choeje (a follower to Songtsen Gonpo) in 1416. It was used to the home of 10,000 monks and it was the center government before fifth dalai lama and then, the government was moved to the famous Potala palace. later on, you can also visit the Nechung monastery which located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet. In the afternoon, we will visit Tibet Museum , as Tibet's first museum in the modem sense, the museum of Tibet, situated at the southeastern comer of the Buddhist religious garden Norbulingka in Lhasa, was inaugurated in October 1999 on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding the People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the Democratic Reforms in Tibet as the product of one of 62 Chinese government funded projects launched in July 1994 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Autonomous Region of Tibet. Coveting 53,959 square meters. At around 3:00pm ,we will go on visiting to the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choeje .

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Day 4:Lhasa-Shigatse

Meals:B
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar
Today's activity: Skyline train depart at 9:00am 280km 3hrs ,Tashilumpo monastery
Today, we will take train from Lhasa to Shigatse .The railway line from Lhasa to Shigatse, an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, was put into use on August, 2014. The rail extension starts from the capital city of Lhasa and trail south along the Lhasa River to Doilungdeqen, and Quxu. Then it follows the Brahmaputra River and passes the canyon to reach Nyemo, Rinbung, and finally gets Shigatse. There are 6 railway stations designed between Lhasa & Shigatse on the rail. The average distance between each station is approximately 41 km, after arriving at Shigatse ,we have vehicle to pick up group and send you to local restaurant to have lunch ,in the afternoon ,we will visit Tashilumpo monastery which founded in 1447 by Gedun Drub, who was later named the First Dalai Lama, Tashilumpo Monastery was constructed in the year of 1459. At that time, there were only five Buddhist halls with 12 Buddha enshrined and about 200 monks..

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Day 5: Shigatse-EBC

Meals:B
Accommodation:Rongbuk Guest house
Today's activity: EBC and sunset
We'll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien's travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. On the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from there you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world. After 4 to 6 hours then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery, the highest monastery in the world.
Today, we will stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house with dormitory bed.
Ps: Tent will be only available from May to Oct according to weather condition

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Day 6: EBC-Shigatse

Meals:B
Accommodation:Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel
Today's activity:EBC and sunrise
Rongbuk Monastery(Optional) In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk monastery, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4km one way (Optional) or go to EBC by local bus. After visiting base camp, tourists can tour Rongbuk Monastery(optional)which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse stay overnight there. Ps: Sometimes it may not able to see the Mt.Everest clearly due to the weather and climate changes, so please be prepared with all possibilities, especially in July and Aug which is the monsoon season. Sometimes if you can get up earlier in the morning, you will see the peak better, so please make sure that you don't miss any single chance of enjoying the sceneries

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Day 7: Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa (3680m)

Meals:B
Accommodation:Yak Hotel 3 star or similar
Today's activity: Palkor monastery(Optional) ,Yamdrok Lake ,Karo-la Glacier
In the morning you'll start the drive from Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. If time available and all group tourist agree, we will visit Palkor monastery (Optional) in the morning .Crossing over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you'll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok,one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m). Afterwards, you'll drive to Lhasa, and overnight there.
Soon after our arrival our driver will transfer you to our hotel in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

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Day 8: Lhasa & Return Home

Meals:B
Accommodation:-
Depart from Tibet and see off

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month September( $956 ) October( $946 ) November( $808 ) December( $808 )
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If you couldn't find a suitable tour date to your travel schedule, please free to contact us , we will help you plan a delightful vacation to Tibet at the BEST local price.
Discount available:
1>5% off for customers who booking the tour 3 months earlier than tour departure date
2>5% off for those who are two customers above to book the tour (The above preferential policies can only be enjoyed by either one of them, not both)