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.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
5 Shigatse - Tingri - Rongphu - EBC
6 EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, approx. 8hrs
7 Gyirong - Kathmandu
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

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...

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
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.

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
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 summer time (usually May~Oct), we will stay overnight at Everest Tent Camp; 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” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
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. 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.
The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear.
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 about 50m long. Your Nepali driver will greet you at the other side of the bridge and transfer you to Kathmandu.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Sahe***

2019-02-07

Hi, I would like to know the price of this 7 days Tibet Everest Nepal Overland Tour. We are planning to reach Tibet on 13/04. Do you also arrange the travel permit to Tibet along with this? Best regards, Sahel

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the Tibet Everest Nepal Overland Tour which is a private tour. I suggest you join the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour.

We have this group tour with the departure date on Apr.20th and Apr.21st. Which departure date do you prefer?

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

Miha***

2019-01-27

Budapest Beijing Lhasa Kathmando Budapest

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you told us your tour plan: Budapest Beijing Lhasa Kathmandu Budapest. To be frank, the best option for a solo traveler is to join a small group tour to keep the cost down. We happen to have a 7-day Lhasa Everest Gyirong Overland Group Tour. Please check if you are okay with the following itinerary.

Javi***

2018-11-24

Hi, we are planning to take the 7 days tour from Lhasa to our hotel in Kathmandu. We are planning to arrive in Lhasa on Saturday 18th May so we can be in Kathmandu by Friday 24th. We do not mind if we have to join a group obvioulsy that would be perfect. Also we are a bit concern with bathrooms quality. It is only in Mt Everest Base Camp where we will be sharing the public toilettes? Rest of the places have private toilettes in rooms? We would like also the 4 star hotel pack.How much would be the difference of price between 3star or 4 stars hotel? Many thanks!!!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join a Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour. We have 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour from May.16th to May. 22th. Is it available to you?

Joao***

2018-11-21

We're interested in a tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu in October of 2019

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned three of you would like to do a tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu in October 2019. As travelers less than five, we often suggest them join our small group tour to keep the cost down. We have 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour. We have this group tour every Monday and Friday. 

Nest***

2018-11-04

We'd like to go to 7 Days Tibet Everest Nepal Overland Tour Tibet Everest Nepal Overland Tour But I haven't found the dates. I'd like to go in February, are there any tours?)

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to do the 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour in February. According to the regulations, Tibet is closed to foreigners from mid-February to the whole of March. Generally speaking, from April to early October is the best time to travel to Tibet. How about doing this tour in April. We have this group tour with the departure date on Apr.3rd and Apr.20th. Which one do you prefer?

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