Tibet: Lhasa-Shoton Festival-Everest Base Camp - Namtso Lake

Date: 30 July - 11 Aug 2024
13 day itinerary

Tibet Train + Festival + EBC + Namtso Lake

Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
China: Chengdu, Xining, Tibet
LAND Price per person in SGD: 3,480 
Min size: 10

Tour Code: CN-CXT-13

13 Days Guided tour
Level: Easy-Moderate

Location Chengdu, Xining, Tibet
Main activity: Train ride, Sightseeing, Shoton Festival, Road Journey to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake

Into Tibet by the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is one of the highest and most scenic train routes in the world. Capture the The Shoton Festival, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist celebration which often involves the unveiling of giant Thangka (religious paintings) and traditional Tibetan opera performances. The road trip to Everest Base Camp and Natmso Lake offer stunning views through high mountain passes.

*Advance booking required 
  • Sight Seeing 90% 90%
  • Food 70% 70%
  • Transportation 50% 50%
  • Activities 80% 80%


  • Train Ride to Tibet: The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is one of the highest and most scenic train routes in the world. The train journey from Xining offers breathtaking views of the Tibetan plateau.
  • Shoton Festival: The Shoton Festival is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist celebration which often involves the unveiling of giant Thangka (religious paintings), traditional Tibetan opera performances.
  • Road to Everest Base Camp: From Lhasa, the road trip to Everest Base Camp passes through Shigatse and Tingri before reaching Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp offers stunning views of Mount Everest where visitors can explore the area.
  • Namtso Lake: Namtso Lake is one of the largest and highest saltwater lakes in the world, known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful scenery. It is located northeast of Lhasa, and the road journey to Namtso is itself scenic, passing through high mountain passes.

Itinerary in brief

Subject to changes

*The tour schedule may change due to weather or disasters.

Day 1 (Jul 30) : SIN – Chengdu ( FLY). Overnight Hotel
Day 2 (Jul 31) : Chengdu – Xining (FLY). Overnight Hotel
Day 3 (Aug 01) : Xining- Lhasa  (TRAIN, Overnight, 22 hrs). Overnight Hotel
Day 4 (Aug 02) : Arrival in Lhasa – relax and rest for the day. Overnight Hotel
Day 5 (Aug 03): Sightseeing tour – Potala palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor. Overnight Hotel
Day 6 (Aug 04): Early morning, hike up to Drepung monastery for Shoton festival particiation. Afternoon visit the Summer Palace. Overnight Hotel
Day 7 (Aug 05) : Lhasa – Shigatse, drive via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse, visit Palchor Chode monastery including the Kumbum stupa. Overnight hotel 
Day 8 (Aug 06) : Shigatse – Rombuk. Early departure from Shigatse to Tashizong village, then take the eco-bus service up to Rombuk and Everest. Spend the rest of the day exploring Rombuk Monastery and the Everest. Overnight at Rombuk tented camp guest house
Day 9 (Aug 07) : Rombuk – Shigatse. Enjoy sunrise of Everest and return drive to Shigatse. Overnight hotel
Day 10 (Aug 08) : Shigatse – Damshung. Overnight Hotel
Day 11 (Aug 09) : Damshung – Namtso Lake – Lhasa. Early departure to Namtso lake for morning scenery. Afternoon drive to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel
Day 12 (Aug 10) : Lhasa – Chengdu (FLY). Overnight Hotel
Day 13 (Aug 11) : Chengdu – SIN ( FLY)


Potala Palace

Everest Base Camp

Sunrise Everest


Train + Shoton Festival + Everest + Namtso Lake
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13 Days Guided tour
Level: Easy-Moderate
Date: 30 July – 11 Aug 2024
Land Price per person in SGD: 4,200

Size : 10 & above

Single supplement : ADD S$ 1030

Price is subject to changes without notice.


  • Airfares SINGAPORE – CHENGDU – XINING; LHASA – CHENGDU – SINGAPORE : about S$1,820 including taxes
  • Recommended flight:
    30 JULY Air China 404 SIN TFU 16:50 21:50
    31 JULY Sichuan Airlines 8359 CTU XNN 20:35 22:10
    10 AUG Air China 4448 LXA CTU 15:10 17:20
    11 AUG Air China 403 TFU SIN 11:05 15:50
  • Soft Sleeper train Xining – Lhasa is subject to availability. (Less S$60 if on hard sleeper))

Price Includes

  • All necessary permits for the trip
  • Local English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Transfers as per itinerary in Tibet
  • 2 round trip airport transfers service in Chengdu and 2 nights 4 stars hotel in Chengdu including breakfast
  • Arrival airport transfer and a departure railway transfer and 1 night 4 stars hotel in Xining including breakfast
  • All hotel and guest house stays in Tibet with daily breakfast included
    • Thangka or similar 4 stars hotel in Lhasa
    • Gesar hotel or similar 4 stars hotel in Shigatse
    • Rombuk tented camp guest house in Rombuk
    • Pema hotel or similar in Damshung
  • All entrance fees and for the sights and national parks on the tour in Tibet
  • All eco-bus transfers at Everest and Namtso lake on Tibet tour
  • All expenses for guide, driver and the vehicle
  • TRAIN Xining to Lhasa soft sleeper (Subject to availability)
  • 15% for gears from X-Boundaries

Price excludes:

  • All Airfare + taxes
  • All other transfer not mentioned
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Tips to guides
  • Personal gears
  • Travel Insurance covers medical evacuation back to Singapore (Compulsory)
  • Other tours not mentioned

ADVISED You are strongly advised to purchase your own comprehensive Travel Insurance



Deposit/ Refunds

  • Deposit Per Person: $2500
  • Balance full payment MUST be received at least forty-five (45) days prior to arrival, failing which the Company reserves the right to release all slots for the said confirmed reservation without any or prior notice

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