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.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx 7hrs
6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs
7 Gyirong to Nepal border
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 also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
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 original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
  • 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★

Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 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” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent, it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
  • 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

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.
The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
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)

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

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$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
2018-10-19 $1100 7 Book
2018-10-22 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $1100 2 Book
2018-10-29 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-10-30 $1100 5 Book
2018-11-02 $950 4 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
2018-12-11 $950 3 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
2019-01-19 $ 2 Book
2019-04-03 $ 3 Book
2019-04-20 $ 2 Book
2019-05-25 $ 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

shar***

2018-09-30

Hi Nance, I am a friend of Amber in KMD and live in Nanjing. I am traveling to KMD and was interested in coming overland from Lhasa via the border which has opened. Time is tight to get a permit, but he suggested I contact you. I want to go to Lhasa around Oct. 15 and then join a small group tour overland. My WC is: DrSharonUS. Thank you for your time, Sharon

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nance

I'm Nance. I attached the Tibet tour contract for you. Pls check it. : ) 

Have a nice weekends! : ) 

Ronn***

2018-09-19

Hello, as a part of our Honeymoon travel we want to go from beijng at the 02.11.2018 with the tibet train (soft sleeper) to Lhasa. From Lhase we are looking for a trip thru Tibet, including the Everest Base Camp, arriving finally in Nepal. As our budget is not the biggest, we are looking for a not to expensive but still nice tour. Could you give us a good offer for that? Thanks in advance Ronny

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nance

Here is the brief itienrary for your interested 7 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

khan***

2018-09-17

taking a train to beijing, then to lhasa. I would like to join a group. let me know the exact price, please. thank you! respectfully, khandarmaa z.

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nance

Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 7 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Ales***

2018-08-30

hi im Alessandro Rolfini i'll be in Lhasa on 1 of november by train from beijing im interested in "Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour" if its available.... waiting for response regards

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. We happen to have a set group starts on 2nd. November. Would you like to join it?

 

Tshe***

2018-08-26

Hi there, I'm planning to book Lhasa to Kathmandu overland trip with my dad. We are from Bhutan. I'll be flying from Canada and meeting my dad in Kathmandu. I'm thinking of late April or early May 2019. I understand April 29-May 1, 2019 is holiday on Nepal. Therefore, my questions is how long does it take to process the Chinese visa if i choose express or the urgent category by paying extra? I can possible plan ti be in Kathmandu on April 22 or 23, 2019. Please advise. Thank you, Tshering

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nance

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. As Bhutan and China don’t have diplomatic relations so far, Tibet is a part of China, so we can’ t arrange this Tibet tour for you if you hold Bhutan passport. May I know if you have other foreign passports? If yes, we can arrange this tour for you. : ) 

If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you need to stay 3 working day in Kathmandu to apply for China group visa. For China group visa, there is no urgent China group visa application. We have partner in Kathmandu who can help you apply for China group visa. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your ORIGINAL PASSPORT + 1 HEADSHOTS. With Invitation Letter & your passport, we can obtain your China Group Visa. If you arrive in Kathmandu on the morning of April 22nd, 2019, you will get China group visa on April 24th . If you arrive in Kathmandu on April 23rd, you will get China group visa on April 26th. 

Kindly note: 

1 Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu accepts visa application from 10:00 ~12:00 on Mon/Wed/Fri only officially.  

2 Chinese Embassy in Nepal takes day off on both China & Nepal’s national holidays;

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