Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour
- 7 Days
- From $950
- Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
- Tour Type:
- Group Tour
- Group Size:
- Max 12
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||Route||Attractions & Activities||Accommodation||Meals|
|1||Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)||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 6hrs||Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Simila Mountain Pass, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Far view of Gyangtse Fortress||Shigatse, 3★/4★||B|
|5||Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx 7hrs||Tashilunpo Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, sunset of golden Everest peak||Guesthouse||B|
|6||EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs||Sunrise of Everest Peak, Everest Base Camp, Pekutso Lake, Far view of Mt. Shishapangma||Guesthouse|
|7||Gyirong to Nepal border||Send off to Gyirong border|
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★
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★
- Welcome Dinner
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★
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★
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
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
Cost & Calendar
All prices are in US Dollar / Person
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)
|2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31|
Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)
|2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31|
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||
A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.
|Confirmed Dates||Book at least 12 works days ahead of time|
|Dates Listed||2 Persons or above, 45-day prior|
|Dates Not Listed||2 Persons, 90-day prior|
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior
|Starting Date||Price Form||Booked||Book Now|
|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||$950||open for booking||Book|
|2019-05-10||$||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.
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;
*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’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.
*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.