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 also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
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 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.
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, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. 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 Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. 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★

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
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 Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
At the site of Rongbuk Monastery, you can view the highest mountain of the world brightly shining and clearly sparkling. The snowy peak seems happily to touch the blue sky.
  • 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)

2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1100 $1190 $1100 $950

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$1180 $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

Confirmed Dates12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2018-04-27 $1100 2 Book
2018-04-30 $1100 1 Book
2018-05-08 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-11 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-14 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-18 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-23 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-25 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-05-28 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-01 $1100 2 Book
2018-06-04 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-08 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-10 $1100 3 Book
2018-06-11 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-15 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-18 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-25 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-06-29 $1100 open for booking Book
2018-07-02 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-06 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-09 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-13 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-16 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-20 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-23 $1190 2 Book
2018-07-27 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-07-30 $1190 2 Book
2018-08-03 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-06 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $1190 open for booking Book
2018-08-13 $1190 open for booking Book
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 1 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 2 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
2018-10-08 $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 1 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 4 Book
2018-11-02 $950 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $950 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $950 open for booking 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
2018-12-14 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $950 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 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;

* 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 abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*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

Efra***

2018-04-22

persons. arriving Chengdu on June 13th very early morning. flying out from Lhasa on June 22nd in the morning. looking at the 7 days Everest base camp Tour. maybe we can leave at Gyirong on the 7th day & drive back to Lhasa?

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nance

May I know which way do you prefer to enter Tibet from Chengdu, by train or plane? If you take a train from Chengdu, the train from Chengdu to Lhasa opens on EVEN days (EVEN refers to 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, etc.) in June, so you may take a train from Chengdu on June 14th, and arrive in Lhasa on June 16th. 

For 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour, it’s a group tour with a fixed itinerary. You can drive to Kathmandu from Gyirong on Day 7. If not, you also can drive back to Lhasa by our car when we arrive in Gyirong border, and it takes at least two days to return back to Lhasa.

So according to your schedule, I recommend you join our 7 days Lhasa Shigatse Everest Base Camp Sakya private tour, 

This excursion contents three parts. Firstly, tourists can visit Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region. People can see the world-famous attractions, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and so on. Secondly, people are going to see the Everest Base Camp. Except for the gorgeous view of the majestic Mt. Everest, the world highest monastery--- Rongbuk Monastery is also worth seeing. The third part, the last as well, is to go to Sakya County where tourists can visit Sakya Monastery. When you are back to Lhasa, you can visit local Tibetan family.

Ace ***

2018-04-05

Hi, the two of us are interested in joining the 6/29 Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. Could you tell me if it ends up only the two of us sign up, would the tour still happen? All the best, Ace

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Caroline

According to our booking policy, for two travelers, we could open a new group listed in our schedule as long as we get the advanced payment 45 days before the tour starts. And once the tour opened, it will definitely depart no matter if we recruit other members or not. So, please no worries about it.

Roge***

2018-04-03

would also like to spend sometime in Katmandu. Is a trip extension with group or private tour available?

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nance

Yes, we can also arrange your Nepal tour. According to your request, I recommend you join our 7 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour plus 5 days Nepal private tour on November 2nd. This tour takes you to the best natural sceneries of both Tibet and Nepal, showing you the amazing landscape of Himalayas, turquoise lakes, vast grassland dotted with sheep and yaks, magnificent mountains, primeval forest, grand valleys. Ever-changing sights make a wonderful experience for you.

KATH***

2018-03-31

We live in Beijing, but are interested in touring Tibet. Is it possible to tour Tibet in July and how much would it cost for two adults and two kids? Is this trip okay for young children ages 5 years old and 8 years old? Thank you! Kind Regards, Katie Musser

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are four of you, two adults and two children (5 years and 8 years old) would like to join our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour in July. Yes, it’s a tour okay for your children. May I know if your children could sleep with you on one bed or need a single bed for them? I can calculate the price for them.

Ph***

2018-03-31

Hi, I'm not really planning for a travel but I want to go to Tibet and I kinda need some local help. I'm looking for a friend, the thing is I don't know the exact place she will be in Tibet. Is there any package that provide one way ticket, hotel and local help without timing restriction?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are looking for someone in Tibet. According to the regulations, foreigners are now allowed to travel to Tibet alone but must be accompanied by a guide. Besides, must book a tour with a Tibet travel agency in advance. With the fixed itinerary and tour time, the Tibet Tourism Bureau could only issue the Tibet Travel Permit to you. Thus, we could arrange you a private tour guide, no attraction visiting, no private vehicles in Lhasa. You could go out by taxi with your guide on your cost. But if out of Lhasa, we have to arrange a private vehicle for you as foreigners could not take the public transportation in Tibet except for Lhasa. About the time, I am afraid we must set a fixed time before coming to Tibet. It will be printed on the Tibet Permit, which is a compulsory regulation.

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