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Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Price:
From USD980
Route:
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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Overview

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, Tibet Museum, Norbulingka Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
3 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa, 3★/4★ B
4 Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse, 360km, Approx. 7hrs Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery Shigatse, 3★/4★ B
5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC, 350km, Approx. 7hrs Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sunset of Golden Everest Peak 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

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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 1 hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20 minutes. After being transferred to the hotel, you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself for the rest of the day. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize to the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not have a shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

After breakfast in the hotel, the tour guide will take you to Drepung Monastery, the biggest Tibetan monastery that housed more than 10,000 monks in the past. Drepung means Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and cover the hillsides. It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.

In the afternoon you will first visit the Tibet Museum. Here you can see life scenes, exquisite clothing, house architecture, and festival customs, etc. to explore the special and mysterious Tibetan customs. Then you will visit Norbulingka, which is a typical Tibetan-style royal garden, the summer resort of the Dalai Lama.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

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 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

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

We will pass by Kampala Pass(4,790m) 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 the snow-capped holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar(7,191m) 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

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

In the morning, you will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo 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 by passing through Tsola Pass(4,600m), and Gyatsola Pass(5,248m). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, with countless prayer flags flying in the wind. Afterward, you will ascend to Gawula Pass(5,198m), where you can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas. Then you will drive along the new zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of Golden Everest Peak.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed)

  • Meals:
  • Breakfast

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area if the weather is good. Then you will have Tibetan breakfast here, such as noodles, Zanba, etc. about CNY 30p.p. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, and instant coffee. etc. on your own. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border that connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5,236m), 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 10 hours 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)

2024-03-01 ~ 2024-06-30 2024-07-01 ~ 2024-10-10 2024-10-11 ~ 2024-10-31 2024-11-01 ~ 2024-12-31
USD1070 USD1180 USD1070 USD980

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2024-03-01 ~ 2024-06-30 2024-07-01 ~ 2024-10-10 2024-10-11 ~ 2024-10-31 2024-11-01 ~ 2024-12-31
USD1155 USD1270 USD1155 USD1055

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FromBookedBook Now
2024-05-26 USD1070 1 Book
2024-05-27 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-05-31 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-03 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-07 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-10 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-14 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-16 USD1070 4 Book
2024-06-17 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-21 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-24 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-06-28 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-07-01 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-07-05 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-07-08 USD1180 2 Book
2024-07-12 USD1180 1 Book
2024-07-15 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-07-19 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-07-22 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-07-26 USD1180 4 Book
2024-07-29 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-02 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-05 USD1180 2 Book
2024-08-09 USD1180 2 Book
2024-08-12 USD1180 3 Book
2024-08-16 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-19 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-23 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-26 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-08-30 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-02 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-04 USD1180 2 Book
2024-09-06 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-09 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-13 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-16 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-20 USD1180 2 Book
2024-09-23 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-27 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-09-30 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-10-04 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-10-07 USD1180 open for booking Book
2024-10-11 USD1070 2 Book
2024-10-14 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-10-18 USD1070 1 Book
2024-10-21 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-10-25 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-10-28 USD1070 open for booking Book
2024-11-01 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-04 USD980 2 Book
2024-11-08 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-11 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-15 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-19 USD980 2 Book
2024-11-22 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-25 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-11-29 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-02 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-06 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-09 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-13 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-16 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-20 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-23 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-27 USD980 open for booking Book
2024-12-30 USD980 open for booking Book

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

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

* Lodgings:  4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;  2 Night in GUESTHOUSE;
* Meal: 4 Breakfasts;
* 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, 1:00 pm 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; Alien's Travel Permit to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes about 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 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 --- 4.4%. Wire transfer --- 2%);
* 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, 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 Luis***

Hello, I would like to book the trip from Lhasa to Kathamandu starting at 16.06. I am currently studying in Shanghai and would need to apply for the permit there. Is that possible? My mother lives in Germany and already booked her flight to Lhasa. Is there a student discount as I only have to pay half on the entry tickets?

beatrice
Answered by Beatrice

Dear Luis****,

We can arrange your Lhasa to Kathmandu starting on 16 June. As a student studying in Shanghai, it's possible to obtain your Tibet travel permit with your China visa and admission notice. But I'm afraid there's no student discount for you as the expense in Tibet is quite high. We can send you a welcome dinner instead.

Asked by Mike***

Hi there,
We are in the early stages of planning a tibet trip and looking at the 7 day Lhasa to Kathmandu trip on October 11th. Can you please clarify what time we will be left at the Nepal border and approximately what time would we be expected to arrive in Kathmandu city? Also we most likely have to arrive late in the day by flight (maybe 6pm) on the 11th. Is this okay? Thank you very much.

Emily
Answered by Emily

Dear Mike****,

We can arrange a 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour for you. I will answer your questions one by one.

1. Usually, the Gyirong Border is open at 9:00 am or later. We will take you to the border at about 10:00 am, and it takes about 6-7 hours from the border to Kathmandu by car.

2. In this case, we will arrange a private pick-up at 6:00 pm for you.

Asked by Fran***

Hi, I would like to receive info about the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu trip. We are all members of the same family. We want to know if you take care of all kind of entry permits, visas and any necessary documents, whether for China, Tibet or any other city. As Spaniards we are visa exempt in China until November 30, 2024. We are going to be one week before in Beijing, we will go with the transtibetan to Lhasa and we will arrive around October 11th. If my calculations are correct, if we contract the trip with you, we will finish on October 18, so the 15-day visa-free entry as Spaniards would work for us (as I understand it).

Jennie
Answered by Jennie

Dear Fran****,

We can arrange the 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour for you. Yes, if you are Spanish citizens, you can stay in China including Tibet for 15 days without a China Visa. We will help you apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. 

We can open a group departure for you on 11 October. If you arrive in Lhasa on 11 October, you can arrive in Kathmnadu on 17 October.

Asked by Fern***

We would like to book this tour for 2 adults. So you have availability? We come from Spain, how would you send us the Tibet travel permision? Is it posible to have it delivered in Beijing or Chengdu?

Jennie
Answered by Jennie

Dear Fern****,

We can arrange the 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour for you. We can open a group departure for you on 12 August now.

If you stay overnight in Chengdu/Beijing, we will express the Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in Chengdu/Beijing.

Asked by JO***

Hello.
I want to go at the end of December, but will it be closed due to snow?

Jennie
Answered by Jennie

Dear JOO,

We can arrange the Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Tour in late December 2024 for you. Usually, it won't be closed in winter.

 

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