Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour

13 Days
Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Nyingtri - Tsedang – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Zhangmu – Kathmandu
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From Lhasa the southern route heads to the fascinating Nyingtri. Continue the journey to Tsetang via Milin. The Tibet-Nepal Friendship Hwy is a classic overland journey to Kathmandu. En route, visit the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest…

1 Arrival in Lhasa
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa
5 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
6 Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingtri
7 Nyingtri - Lulang - Nyingtri
8 Nyingtri - Tsedang
9 Tsetang - Trandruk - Yumbulakang - Tsetang
10 Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse
11 Shigatse - Tingri - Rongphu - EBC
12 EBC - Zhangmu
13 Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 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. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

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.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 4 Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa

A day's excursion outside of Lhasa city takes you to Ganden Monastery which is abt 50km northeast of Lhasa. En route, we will also visit the less-known-by-tourists Dark Yerpa hermitage, abt 16km northeast of Lhasa.

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
In the February of 1410, Zongkapa set up Garden Monastery with 500 monks and hold a grand ceremony to enshrine it.
Day 5 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa

On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass(5150m).

It's the third largest saltwater lake in China.
Yampachen hot springs is located in Dangxiong county, 90 kilometers away from Lhasa.
Day 6 Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingtri

A hard ride today from Lhasa to Nyingtri for abt 8hrs or so, en route, visit the beautiful Draksumtso Lake.

The best time to visit Draksum-tso Lake in Autumn, during which you can see the colorful forests around the lake.
Draksum-tso Lake is in jade green and surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Day 7 Nyingtri - Lulang - Nyingtri

LuLang means “Loong King Valley” in Tibetan language, or “a place that will make you forget your home”. It is located abt 80km from Nyingtri.

Lulang means Dragon King Valley in Tibetan, also known a place of Forget Home.
Lulang forest is in Nyingchi and shows your typical alpine scenery.
Day 8 Nyingtri - Tsedang

Drive from Nyingtri to Tsetang via Nang Xian along Yarlung Tsangpo for abt 8hrs or so.

Day 9 Tsetang - Trandruk - Yumbulakang - Tsetang

Visit the major sights of Yarlung Valley in Tsetang today, of which is consider the cradle of Tibetan civilization. It was from Yarlung that the early Tibetan kings unified Tibet in the 7th century. 

Trandruk Monastery
Yumbu means doe, lagang means holy palace.
Day 10 Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse

Tour to to Shigatse via Gyantse, en route you will pass by Khamba-la (4794m), Yamdrotso Lake (4441m) and Karola Glacier (5050m).

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 11 Shigatse - Tingri - Rongphu - EBC

Tibet has a serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also, prepare some snacks with you to bring along.

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 dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

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.
Day 12 EBC - Zhangmu

We will drive to Zhangmu or Kyirong, the border ports which connect Tibet & Nepal. Both of which are currently closed to foreign tourists since the Nepal earthquake in Apr 2015. 

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 13 Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu

Drive to Zhangmu Port in early morning. You are required to walk on your own to cross the border bridge which is abt 50m long. See Nepali driver at Kodari. Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

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Hi, We would like to do a tour from 23rd of juli till 3rd of augustus, ending in Kathmandu. I would like to know how much this costs for two persons. Thanks very much!



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 13 Days Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour or 13 Days Nepal Tibet Natural Scenery Tour. 

Here is the itinerary of 13 Days Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour.

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel.



Hello, me and my partner would like to take a two weeks trip around Tibet in August. The itinerary for the tour "Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour" sounds very good and complete. Coudl you maybe come back to me with more information on how much this would cost for 2 people? Or if there is also a small group tour available? I am very much looking forward to hearing back from you. Than you and cheers, Charlotte



In your inquiry, you mentioned your parents would like to have the  Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour which is a private tour. As travelers less than five, we often suggest them join our small group tour to keep the cost down. I recommend the 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour. 



Good evening, I was in touch with you in 2016, asking for information about your treks into the mountains. We would like to travel between 1 and 15 May 2019. What might you have that may interest us between those dates please (4 to 9-day treks are probably going to interest us the most)? We are very open minded about the trip and game for anything interesting so your suggestions are most welcome. Thank you very much in advance. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Catherine. Catherine Rylance +33 6 63 81 45 91



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet in May. And you are interested in a trekking tour. Firstly, may I know how many people of you? Because for travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. But we only have a 15-day Everest and Kailash group tour involved with 3-day trekking. Please check the following itinerary and let me know if you like it or not.



Hello, we're planning a trip Xining - to Lhasa by train - your Lhasa to Kathmandu tour. We're not sure about how to go on from there. We might travel to India or HongKong from Kathmandu. As far as I have understood the way to proceed is to travel to Xining and take the train from there. Would you provide the Tibet Travel Permit? Oh, by the way, we are travelling as a pair. Kind regards Gabriele Hofmann



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to visit Tibet from Xining. Yes, we could apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you after you book a tour with us. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. I think you might be interested in our 7-day Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour.



hello. How much (for two people) is the LHASA NYINGTRI MT.EVEREST KATHMANDU TOUR DURATION: 13 Days TOUR CODE: E03 Can we depart on July 31st from Lhasa and end our tour in KATHMANDU? Please let me know asap. Thank you!


Dear Alex, I'm sorry but it's impossible for you to depart on July 31st from Lhasa as we need about 30 days to arrange the related Tibet permits for you and then you can travel to Nyingtri in Tibet.

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