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Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

7 Days
From USD980
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
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After exploring the most featured sites of authentic Tibetan culture in the holy city of Lhasa like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple, etc., you'll drive to the Gyirong Port through the Friendship Highway. On the way to Gyantse and Shigatse, you will continue experiencing the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet, view the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and stunning Karola Glacier, which is like a huge thangka falling from the sky. Admiring the world's highest peak Everest from Tibet is unobscured by other mountains, which is undoubtedly more magnificent than any of her Himalayan neighbors. And for travelers, it’s hard not to feel awed by one of nature’s boldest achievements. Finally, we’ll get to the Border between Tibet and Nepal to end this fantastic tour.
DayRouteAttractions & Activities AccommodationMeals
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650m) Pick up and transfer to the hotel Lhasa, 3★/4★
2 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery Lhasa, 3★/4★ B, D
3 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, Approx. 7hrs Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery Shigatse, 3★/4★ B
5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx 7hrs Tashilunpo Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, sunset of golden Everest peak Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) B
6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, Approx. 8hrs Everest Base Camp, Pekutso Lake, Far view of Mt. Shishapangma Gyirong, Guesthouse
7 Gyirong to Nepal border Send off to Gyirong border

Daily Itinerary


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 the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to have a shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to Drepung Monastery , which means Monastery of Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and covers the hillsides. Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.

After lunch, you are visiting Sera Monastery, which is renowned as the most beautiful Tibetan Monastery. Sera Monastery is famous for Buddhist debating. As a part of the study, lamas should participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of Buddhism.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner

Today, we will go to 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 the meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple, you'll have time to walk around the Barkhor street, which is one of the most devotional circuits as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since the early days. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

We will pass by Kampala pass(4790m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Standing at the lakeside, you can see its blue water shimmering with charming light, as well as snow-capped holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar(7191m) in the distance.  

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

Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery, famous for its exquisite architecture and intact murals and statues.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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 the 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 the Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the new zigzag road to Rongbuk Monastery or Everest Base 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 the dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

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

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at Everest Base Camp. 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. on your own. You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area if the weather is good. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border which connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in the late afternoon.

Stay overnight in Gyirong Town

Your tour guide will assist you to exit China and see you off at the Gyirong border. We can organize a jeep for transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu but it's not included in the Package. Or you can take a bus to Kathmandu, about 40 US$ depending on your negotiation with the driver. The road condition is not good, and it takes about 10hours from the border to Kathmandu city. Thus, taking a bus is not recommended.

Cost & Calendar

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2022-09-01 ~ 2022-10-07 2022-10-08 ~ 2022-10-31 2022-11-01 ~ 2022-12-31
USD1150 USD1070 USD980

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2022-09-01 ~ 2022-10-07 2022-10-08 ~ 2022-10-31 2022-11-01 ~ 2022-12-31
USD1230 USD1130 USD1040


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

Discount Policy

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

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 Off / 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 working 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
Our Service

* 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;

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am and 4:00 pm on the first day;

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

* Attractions: all entrance fees mentioned in the 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;


* International flight to and out of China;

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

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay a private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time;

* Transfer from Gyriong port to Kathmandu;

* 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 the gratuity 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. You are suggested to tip each of 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 --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


* 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, a single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded;

* The accommodation condition on Everest is kind of basic due to the geographic and climatic situation. As we try to bring you the best tour experience, the double room of Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse will be our first choice for you to stay overnight there. However, there are limited numbers of those rooms, which are not accepted a reservation in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. Thus, when the standard rooms run out, we would arrange all the group members to stay in the multiple bedded rooms of Rongbuk Monastery or the nomad tent at the EBC tent area. Both of them provide dorm beds only. If you don’t want to share the room with others, you could pay the price difference of the vacant beds;

* All members of the same group must be with the same tour guide during the whole trip. So all members must follow the same itinerary and visit the same attractions. If anyone requests to change the scheduled arrangement for your own reasons, you need to get permission from other members and accept the possible payment change if any.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by Al***

Hello, I would like to book a 7 days Lhasa Mt Everest Kathmandu overland tour please. I could start on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of October 2022. Thank you!

Answered by Catherine 2022-08-30

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for sending us an inquiry! This is Catherine from Great Tibet Tour at your service.  Great Tibet Tour is a local tour operator based in Lhasa, Tibet. It was founded in 2005 and recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best reputed local Tibet travel agencies. We specialize in arranging Tibet travel for foreigners, as well as other parts of China & Nepal.  In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to book a 7 days Lhasa Mt Everest Kathmandu overland tour departing in early October this year. This is a very popular Lhasa to Kathmandu overland itinerary. However, a new wave of the COVID pandemic broke up recently in Tibet. We don't think Tibet's tourism will open up in early October, therefore I'm afraid your preferred departure dates are not workable.  Tibet is expected to open to international tourists in 2023. We will be glad to organize the tour for you at that time. If you have any further questions or doubts please let me know without hesitation, it is my pleasure to work with you at any time. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Catherine 

Asked by came***

im interested in seeing tibet and hiking hight trails ive treced in nepal in the winter and on my own and dont like large groups kind regards cameron barton

Answered by Cherry 2020-01-23

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour with the departure date on Jun.11th. We happen to have this group tour. 

We can book the flight ticket from Beijing to Lhasa for you. We will send the original Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in Beijing by express. 

Yes. There is 3% off for early booking. 

Asked by Angu***

Am looking to do a Tibet to Kathmandu tour for as cheap as possible. Would like to see EBC and full transfer to Kathmandu included.

Answered by Catherine 2020-01-15

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. We have a set tour departing on April 15th, is it ok with you? After the tour ends at the Gyirong border, we can organize a jeep transfer you to Kathmandu. 

Asked by Ange***

Hi, My husband and I are planning a travel to Tibet in late April for my birthday. I have a few questions: - When is Tibet closed to Tourism this year? In 2019 it was closed until March 31 so it was open on April 1. Is it going to be the same this year? - Are you going to assist us in the travel visa and permit, and is that included in the package? When is the latest time we need to apply for this and what are the requirements? - As there will be two of us traveling, what would be the best rate for the 7 Days Overland Tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu with EBC? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Angel

Answered by Cherry 2020-01-11

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour in April. We have this group tour with the departure on Apr. 22nd and Apr.24th. Is it available to you?

Tibet will open in April. We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. We just need a copy of your Passport and China Visa to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. 

Asked by Max ***

Hey, I'm planning a trip with my dad. We want to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu (or the other way around). I would like to find a balance between adventurous and culture.

Answered by Catherine 2020-01-08

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. The tour starting from Lhasa is better. You can have 2~3 days in Lhasa to adapt to the altitude before heading to a higher altitude elevation.  This tour combines the adventure and culture experience well. You can not only visit the most famous Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang temple, Tashilunpo Monastery, holy lake, glacier but also explore Everest base camp and the Friendship Highway.  You can join our small group tour. When do you plan to have this tour? I would like to check the tour date availability for you accordingly.

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