Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Price:
From $950
Destination:
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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After exploring the most featured sites of authentic Tibetan culture in the holy city Lhasa like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple etc. We’ll drive to the Gyirong Port through the Friendship Highway. On the way to Gyantse and Shigatse, experience the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet, by driving along the stunning turquoise color lake Yamdrok and blooming Nyenchen Kangsar glacier under the sunny plateau climate. Undoubtedly more magnificent than any of her Himalayan neighbors, Mt Everest viewed from Tibet, unobscured by other mountains; it’s hard not to feel awed by one of the nature’s boldest achievement. Finally, we’ll get to the Border between Tibet and Nepal, this fantastic tour ends.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes about one hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638Km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5200m), 350km, Approx 7hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongbuk guesthouse

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa. It is founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in 1902, distinctively housing both monks and nuns.
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own. You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, we can drive you to the Everest Base Camp. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border which connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in late afternoon.

Stay overnight in guesthouse

The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
It is nice to watch the sunrise and the sunset at EBC. And if you couldn’t fall asleep at night, it is worthy to enjoy a spectacular starry sky on a clear night.
Day 7 Gyirong to Nepal border
Tour guide will assist clients to exit China. And see clients off at Gyirong border. Transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu, it’s 250 US$ per car, does not included in Package, need pay extra if clients request. Or you can take a bus to Kathmandu, about 40 US$ depending on your negotiation with the driver.

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1190 $1100 $950

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1260 $1180 $1000

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.

Confirmed DatesBook at least 12 works days ahead of time
Dates Listed2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2018-08-17 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-20 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-24 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-27 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-31 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-03 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-07 $1190 4 Book
2018-09-10 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-14 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-17 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-21 $1190 2 Book
2018-09-22 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-10-01 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-10-05 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-10-06 $1190 2 Book
2018-10-08 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-15 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-19 $1100 4 Book
2018-10-22 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-29 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-30 $1100 5 Book
2018-11-02 $950 2 Book
2018-11-09 $950 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $950 open for booking Book
2018-11-19 $950 2 Book
2018-11-23 $950 open for booking Book
2018-11-30 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-08 $950 1 Book
2018-12-14 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $950 open for booking Book
2019-04-20 $ 2 Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

Lodgings:  4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;  2 Night in GUESTHOUSE;

*Meal: 4 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am, 14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on the first day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travelers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Todd***

2018-08-03

I would like to fly into Beijing and take the train to Lhasa. After the 7 day tour, spend a week in Nepal and then fly from Kathmandu back to Beijing. From there I would fly back to the U.S.

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nance

Yes, we can arrange this 7 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour for you. Here is the brief itinerary,

 

Emil***

2018-08-02

Hello, we expect that we'll arrive to Lhasa by train from Beijing at 12:30. Best regards, Emil

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour at the beginning of November. So far, we don’t have a set group on 2nd. November. But we have one starts on 30 October. Are you able to join it?

elsp***

2018-07-31

we are very much interested in your lhasa -kathmandu trip.iam a little bit afraid of the hight in EBC-our eldest lady ist 68-is there a medical station (dont worry all of us are docctors-but better is it to speak about worries in the beginning) we are starting the tour from frankfurt,and want to go back from kathmandu to germany /after a hiking tour in nepals) what would you recommend to come to lhasa -which air company and which way! looking forward to your answer h.helena elspass

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that four of you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour with a departure date on 26 May 2019. We could open this group tour based on your schedule. Please check the following itinerary first. I will send you the quotation after you confirm the arrangement.

Fran***

2018-07-24

Hello We like to make (2 Persons) the Lhasa-Kathmandu Group overland tour via EBC, which is offered by greattibettour in 7 days. The perfect date for us for arriving and beginning at Lhasa would be Tuesday 28th oder Wednesday 29th of August. Other days close to it are possible. It would be a great pleasure if You can arrange it. With best wishes I remain Yours sincerely Frank

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Caroline

So, you don’t like the 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour we discussed before?

Okay, our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour is also a popular tour package. However, we don’t have a set group on 29th. August. The closest date is the 7th. September. Would you like to join it? Please advise!

Lava***

2018-07-24

Planning to go on the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour Lhasa-Everest-Kathmandu-Group-Tour. What does the package covers? And since I am coming from Singapore how does it work? as this is my first trip to Tibet . And pricing for 2pax .

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 7 Days  Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. We have this group tour with the departure date on Sep.7th. Is it available to you?

We just need the copy of your passport to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. 

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