When planning a trip to Tibet, you may wonder what is the best Tibet tour. There is no doubt that the Everest Base Camp Tour is the best Tibet tour.
What to see
During the classical Everest Base Camp Tour, you have much to see. You can pay a visit to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet which is also theÂ religious center of Tibet with theÂ world-ancient Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and the largest shopping market Barhol Street in the city. And you can appreciate the breathtaking scenery of theÂ holy Lake Namtso and Yamdrok Lake. In addition, you may have aÂ chance to explore the cradle of Tibetan civilizationâ€”Shannan and Shigatse. Of course, the highlight of this tour is Mount Everest, the highest peak on the summit of the Earth.
The best travel time to Mt. Everest is from April to June and September to December because the weather is quite ideal to travel and you are able to have a clear view of Mt. Everest. Otherwise, the traditional peak season of tourism (July and August) is not a good choice toÂ appreciate mountain Everest as it is the rainy season and the mountain is shrouded in cloud and mist.
This is the most popular tour itinerary to visit Lhasa and Everest Base camp. During the tour, you can spend 3 days visiting all the Lhasa main tourist sites including the world-renowned Potala Palace, the ancient Jokhang Temple and shopping on the Barkhor streetÂ the biggest market in Tibet. Then you can head towards to Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashi Lhunpho monastery. Moreover, Tourists can see the unique natural scenery like the sacred lake YamdrokÂ and Karo glacier. Finally, tourists will move forward to Mt. Everest, the masterpiece of nature.
This is the Classic tour to visit Lhasa, Everest BaseÂ Camp,Â andÂ the Namtso lake. This tour will take you to explore the cultural and historical heritage of Lhasa. Heading straight to the west, you will get through Gyantse and Shigatse, experiencing the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet. After that, you will arrive at the highlight of this tour, the Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Then you are able to launch a day’s tour to Lake Namtso to see its breathtaking scenery.
The Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour will offer you magnificent views of the Himalaya. Following the Friendship Highway, you may have experienced the picturesque Tibetan countryside. Paying a visit to the old cities like Lhasa, Gyantse,Â and Shigatse will give you a complete impression of Tibet’s religion.