Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Price:
From $900
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 Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
  • 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 is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
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★

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
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 Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Rongbuk Monastery is a monastery of Nyingmapa. It is founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in 1902, distinctively housing both monks and nuns.
  • 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.
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)

2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31 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
$950 $930 $1010 $1070 $1200 $1170 $1070 $930

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31 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
$1000 $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 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

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2018-12-14 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $950 open for booking Book
2018-12-31 $950 open for booking Book
2019-01-03 $930 open for booking Book
2019-01-10 $930 open for booking Book
2019-01-17 $930 open for booking Book
2019-01-19 $930 2 Book
2019-02-14 $930 open for booking Book
2019-02-21 $930 open for booking Book
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.)

* 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

Pete***

2018-12-11

Firstly would I have time to get all the permits sorted? Also is the tour definitely running I am currently in Japan and would need to sort out flights and Chinese visa pretty quickly. All the best, Peter

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Tibet Tour with the departure date on Dec.28th. We have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Dec.28th. what do you think?

We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you after you book the tour with us.

May I remind you that we need at least 7 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 3~4 days to send the original Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in mainland China by express. There is no much time left. 

Desp***

2018-12-10

We are planning to spend 4-6 days in Tibet from Dec the 25th, 2018. We are interested on a group trip. Please give us some futher information. Thank you in advance!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a 4~6 Days Tibet Tour from Dec.25th. We have group tours during that time as below. 

Dec.26th: 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

Dec.28th: 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour and 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

Which one do you prefer?

May I remind you that we need at least 8 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 3~4 Days to send the original Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in mainland China. There is no much time left. 

John***

2018-12-08

Looking to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu in November next your. How much for tour with a single supplement included

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour in November next year. According to our company's booking policy, we just open this group tour to at least 2 travelers. 

Here is the itinerary of 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour.

Will***

2018-12-06

Hello. We are interested in the 7-day tour from Lhasa to Nepal border through EBC. There is a group of (6) adults from the united states. Only (1) adult already have a mainland China travel visa. No one has the special permit for Tibet yet. We are looking at Early October 2019. Can you assist with China travel Visa and special travel permit?

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. We have this group tour every Monday and Friday. Which departure date do you prefer?

We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you(special travel permit). You need to apply for the China Visa in your hometown in advance. 

Chri***

2018-12-02

Please send the cost for a solo traveler. Also please explain how I can get neessary travel documents including the China visa in time for the trip.

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Caroline

ut, I already said the only available tour date is the one from 19-25 January. Please check if you are able to join in it. 

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