Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Price:
From $930
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 has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
  • 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.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • 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★

See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • 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 Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)

Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
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

Since there is a very simple post office at EBC, you can send postcards  from this highest place to your families, your friends, and even to yourself.
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)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$930 $1010 $1070 $1200 $1170 $1070 $930

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$1010 $1050 $1100 $1250 $1220 $1100 $1010

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 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

Schedule

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2019-04-01 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-03 $1010 3 Book
2019-04-04 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-08 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-11 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-15 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-18 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-20 $1010 2 Book
2019-04-21 $1010 2 Book
2019-04-22 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-25 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-04-29 $1010 open for booking Book
2019-05-02 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-06 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-09 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-10 $1070 1 Book
2019-05-13 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-16 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-20 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-23 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-25 $1070 2 Book
2019-05-27 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-05-30 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-03 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-06 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-10 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-14 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-17 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-06-20 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-07-01 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-04 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-08 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-11 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-18 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-25 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-01 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-05 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-08 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-12 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-15 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-22 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-08-29 $1200 open for booking Book
2019-09-02 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-05 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-09 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-12 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-16 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-19 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 $1170 1 Book
2019-09-23 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-09-30 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-10-01 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-10-03 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-10-07 $1170 open for booking Book
2019-10-10 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-14 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-17 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-24 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-28 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-10-31 $1070 open for booking Book
2019-11-07 $930 open for booking Book
2019-11-14 $930 open for booking Book
2019-11-21 $930 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 $930 open for booking Book
2019-12-05 $930 open for booking Book
2019-12-12 $930 open for booking Book
2019-12-19 $930 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 $930 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.

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 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 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.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 60/vehicle/time.

* 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. 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 --- 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.

* The accommodation conditions 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 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 own reasons, you need to get permission from other members and accept the possible payment change if any.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Katr***

2019-02-12

I'm interested in taking a trip to Tibet in October. I'm a single traveler and would like to go in a group. I'm particularly interested in the overland tour to the Nepal border. I'd like more details about how to get to Lhasa and arrangements available to get to Kathmandu. Kind regards Katrina

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour in October. So far, we don’t have any set tour in October. But we are willing to open a new group based on your schedule as long as we get the deposit six months before the tour starts. Meanwhile, you could get 5% off as an early booking discount.

ngim***

2019-02-07

biking from Lhasa to Kathmandu we will be of 4 people. i am from Nepal. how much is the price. I will be arranging in Nepal and my guest wants to do biking there in Tibet.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned your clients would like to have a biking tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu. We have 19 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Biker Tour. 

May I know when would your clients like to have this biking tour?

Stef***

2019-01-27

Hi, my name is Stefan from Munich (Germany) and I plan to visit Tibet at mid/end of April. I will arrive in Peking and then want to take the train to Lhasa where I would like to do the 7 day tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Do you already know when there will be a tour in April? As I haven't booked a flight yet I am still very flexible. I would be very grateful if you could assist me with regard to the Visa for Tibet. E.g. should I apply for the Visa for China first? Thank you very much in advance and best regards, Stefan

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 7-day Lhasa Everest Gyiong Overland Group tour, and you want to take a train to Lhasa from Beijing. Yes, we happen to have a set tour with a departure date on 21st. April. Please check if you are able to join it.

 

Yes, you need to apply for the China Visa in advance. We will handle all the necessary Tibet permits for you after you book a tour with us. What you need to do is to send us the copy of your passport and China Visa one month prior the tour starts. A scanning or a photo, just make sure it's clear enough to read all the information.

Lore***

2019-01-27

Good afternoon, my name is Lorenzo. I'm interested in Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour I would be alone (but ready to share the tour with other people) and I could be begin the tour on 21st-22nd april and leaving on 28th april. I have some questions regarding your tour. 1) do we visit Karola Glacier or we just watch it from far away? 2) on the website there is written that tour goes to Everest base Camp; is that the real base camp or just the Tibetan Tents Camp? 3) approximately what time can I be to Kathmandu airport? My flight is at 5pm; is it possible to be there on time or do I have to book a private tranfer? How much would it be? 4) I read that I should NOT tell officer that I have the plan for traveling to Tibet; I already got visa for China 2 years ago and they asked me everything (flight tickets, hotel, tours). How can I avoid telling them? Can you make fake itinerary for me? 5) For visa I also need international flights, I can book flight from my town to China but for coming back home there are some flights from Kathmandu without transit again to China. Is that a problem? How can I prove that I leave China? Thank you for your help. Best regards. Lorenzo.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Everest Gyirong Overland Group Tour at the end of April. We happen to have one with a departure date on 21st. April. The tour ends on 27th. at the Nepal border. You can let us arrange a jeep to pick you up from the Nepal border to Kathmandu. Or, take the local bus. Of course, so far, there are two travelers booked this tour. If you want to join in it, I can ask them if they can share the jeep cost. Then you can stay for one night in Kathmandu and fly back to your home the next day (28th. April). 

Lore***

2019-01-27

Good afternoon, my name is Lorenzo. I'm interested in Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour I would be alone (but ready to share the tour with other people) and I could be begin the tour on 21st-22nd april and leaving on 28th april. I have some questions regarding your tour. 1) do we visit Karola Glacier or we just watch it from far away? 2) on the website there is written that tour goes to Everest base Camp; is that the real base camp or just the Tibetan Tents Camp? 3) approximately what time can I be to Kathmandu airport? My flight is at 5pm; is it possible to be there on time or do I have to book a private tranfer? How much would it be? 4) I read that I should NOT tell officer that I have the plan for traveling to Tibet; I already got visa for China 2 years ago and they asked me everything (flight tickets, hotel, tours). How can I avoid telling them? Can you make fake itinerary for me? 5) For visa I also need international flights, I can book flight from my town to China but for coming back home there are some flights from Kathmandu without transit again to China. Is that a problem? How can I prove that I leave China? Thank you for your help. Best regards. Lorenzo.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Everest Gyirong Overland Group Tour at the end of April. We happen to have one with a departure date on 21st. April. The tour ends on 27th. at the Nepal border. You can let us arrange a jeep to pick you up from the Nepal border to Kathmandu. Or, take the local bus. Of course, so far, there are two travelers booked this tour. If you want to join in it, I can ask them if they can share the jeep cost. Then you can stay for one night in Kathmandu and fly back to your home the next day (28th. April). 

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