Christmas in Tibet!? Hell, Yes!
We’ve had a number of requests for a trip to Tibet & Everest in the winter! So, here it is and it’s cheap! Because we’d be going during the off-season, flights are half priced and we’re offering a steep discount of 2000 + RMB.
Let’s go visit mighty Mt. Everest, visit a Tibetan home and chat over a tea, check out the highlights of Tibet, including the glorious Potala Palace in Lhasa, breathtaking lakes, amazing monasteries, vast grasslands, a Tibetan children’s art school (provided the authorities allow entry), a glacier, and much, much more!!! Forget the conventional, resold tour that everyone else offers. Do Tibet + Mt. Everest the Travelers Society way.
*Note: We stay in 4-star hotels in Tibet. While many other trips will book 2 & 3-star hotels to lower the cost, we find that there is a huge difference in cleanliness and comfort.
Included – Insured private bus with A/C
Not included– flights to/from Lhasa
Suggested Flights :
Depending on your departure point and schedule.
Airport pickup can be arranged depending on your arrival time on Day 1.
Airport dropoff – based on the 14:00 flight on Day 7.
If you chose a flight that requires you to switch airlines during the transfer, please allow for 3 hours for rechecking luggage and to account for any delays etc.
Estimated Cost: 3000 RMB – 6000 RMB, depending on flight chosen
If you would like to take the train please let us know. We can check availability for you.
Please book your flights. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 150 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)
You must arrive at the suggested arrival time or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave at or slightly after the suggested departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included -6 nights – Communal tent at Everest Base Camp + clean double occupancy rooms in 4 star hotels are included in the price. Rooms will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 1,700 RMB per person total for 6 nights. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings, in this case, are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.) We will be lodging in the hotels in which foreigners are allowed to stay.
*Note: We stay in 4-star hotels in Tibet. While many other trips will book 3-star hotels to lower the cost, we find that there is a huge difference in cleanliness and comfort.
Included – Breakfast
Not Included – Local specialty meals (water/drinks not included)
Price: 5,999 – 5,500 – Due to the nature of this trip we will offer “Groupon” syle pricing (During high season this trip is 7999+)
(Due to the length of the permit application process, we generally cannot accept any bookings less than 30 days prior to departure. The sooner you sign up, the better.)
Accommodation (double occupancy), 7 days of ground transportation starting in Tibet, airport pick up (if arrival time is close to the recommended flight), daily breakfast, home visit, art school visit (if permitted to enter), driver allowance, all entrance tickets, first-aid kit, foreigner’s entry permit for Tibet, Everest permit, insurance, 3 coupons, local guide, English/Chinese speaking guide, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Transportation to/from Lhasa, meals, tips for guide/driver, donations to children’s home, other personal expenses
*Tips: recommended ~100 RMB per person.
*Donation: 50-100 RMB per person which goes towards food for the children, which we will present on site should we be permitted to visit the school
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, hat, small day pack, power snacks, water container, towel (optional), warm clothes for winter temperatures
*You must have your passport for this trip.
Note: Due to government regulations, Chinese and foreign nationals are generally not permitted to travel together. In light of this, if you are a Chinese national or a foreigner who would like to travel with a Chinese national. please contact us prior to registration at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can verify whether or not you are able to join the group.
The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events, etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions. Travelers Society Adventure powered by Lhasa.
(Winter Travel Note: The weather in Tibet can vary at this time of year. In the case of heavy snow, roads to EBC may be closed. In some instances, roads out of Lhasa may be closed. As much as we would love to, we still cannot control the clouds and the sky. In this case, the itinerary will be modified, depending on where we can go.)
Limited seats available so contact us by Wechat for more info and bookings!!!
Limited seats available.
Minimum number of travelers to run this trip: 4
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
Do I need a multiple entry visa to go to Tibet?
Nope! You technically will not be leaving China to go Tibet. All you need is a Chinese Visa (Residence permit, tourist visa, spousal visa, etc.) and the proper documentation, which will be outlined in detail upon registration. We will take care of the rest.
Please note that you cannot travel to Tibet if you are in China on a transit visa.
How do I prepare for the altitude?
We will recommend altitude medication to take starting 2 weeks prior to the trip and precautions to take while in Tibet. Exercise prior to the trip is also recommended.
I am renewing my visa/passport, can I still go?
If the entire renewal process is complete ~30 days (if less, please contact us directly) prior to departure (when we apply for the permit), there is no issue. Once we apply for the permit, you must wait until after the trip to change visas/passports.
Please contact us with the details if you intend or in the process of renewing so that we can help you arrange for the permit in good time.
Is it too cold to visit Tibet in the winter?
It does get cold in Tibet, but it’s doable. You just need a good coat and to dress in layers. If you have thermal underwear that will also help. It can go below 0 at night but during the day it can warm up quite a bit with the strong sun (~8C).
This is it… Your opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime!!!