Tibet Everest Nepal Overland Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Gyirong-Kathmandu
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Travel overland from Tibet to Nepal in 7 days along the Friendship Highway connecting Lhasa and Kathmandu. It is the only international road in Tibet and starts from Lhasa, goes through Shigatse, Tingri, Kyirong ends at Kathmanhdu. Lhasa to Kathmandu overland route is a world famous classic tourist route attracting countless tourists to go through the road from Lhasa to Kathmandu each year.

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 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.
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.

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
Day 5 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
To celebrate Sakyamuni’s birth, Saka Dawa Festival is held in Rongbuk Monastery on every April 15th according to Tibetan calendar. You can watch monks do Tibetan dances there.
Day 6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs
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.
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.
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.
Day 7 Gyirong - Kathmandu

Drive to Gyirong 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. Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Alph***

2018-01-20

Is it easy to get train tickets?

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nance

Kindly note: Train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure, it's very hard to purchase the tickets. It's almost impossible for both you and us to get tickets on the internet. So we have to get the ticket from ticket scalper by paying them very high handing fee, we will charge this fee from clients to guarantee the ticket for you, we have NO profit at all to book any flight/train tickets for clients, we provide tickets booking service and just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after tour booked with us.

Kath***

2017-10-25

WANT TO DO A 7 OR 8 DAY TRIP AND VISIT A MONESTRY. THANKS KATHLEEN A POTTER

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Caroline

Dear Kathy,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry! Since you travel alone, the best option for you is to join our small group tour. Our 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour is a good choice.

Nava***

2017-07-22

I want to take my mom to the base camp of mouth everest and see the temples and explore tibet

claire

Thanks for sending us the inquiry about your Tibet Tour! This is Claire from Great Tibet Tour. I am glad to be at your service!  

About the private tour you are interested in, we can’t drive you to Kathmandu overland, since the highway from Zhangmu to Kathmandu has closed. It is mandatory to throughout by air according to the China and Nepal’s government. I’d love to book the flight (Lhasa-Kathmandu) for you if you need. How about this? Your mother and you join in our 8-day group tour, which is a better choice to save the budget and its itinerary is similar with the private one.

Yhanks with best regards,

Claire

Sama***

2017-07-07

I am working in Shijiazhuang, China. I would like to take the train to Lhasa and tour. Would you help me with the plan and tour? What is the cost? There would be 2 of us. Looking at June or early July 2018

claire

For the train ticket, is difficult to book from Shijiazhuang to Lhasa. So I advise you book the ticket from Beijing to Lhasa, and the train fare is US$ 200/person, soft sleeper and one-way trip, which you can get on the train at Shijiazhuang North Railway Station. I would like to book it for you, if you need.

 

For the tour you're interested in, is a private tour, which is flexible about its itinerary but a little bit expensive for 2 people. Meanwhile, I'm sorry that we can’t drive you from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Because the highway has not open yet, It is mandatory to go through by plane. We would like to book the flight for you, and the airfare is on your own. How about this? You can consider joining in our fixed 8 day group tour, which is much more cheaper than the private tour. And its itinerary is similar with the private tour as below. And then you can depart from Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight.

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