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Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp

on top of world highest plateau around Tibet country of immense fascination

Trip Summary

Tour Accommodation
Hotel or Lodge & Guest -House.
Tour Grade
leisure - moderate with high altitude experience
Activities
fly in and drive out- with short leisure walks.
Highest elevation
At Everest base camp 5,200 m and Gyatsho-la 5,220 m.
Tibet Tour
08 nights & 09 days
Total Trip
11 nights & 12 days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season
April to June and September to November.

Trip Highlights

an incredible journey on world highest and largest plateau of Tibet,
exploring famous historical monasteries and palaces around Lhasa & Shigatse cities,
picturesque overland drive on vast windswept landscapes with mountain backdrops,
visit of world highest Mt. Everest North Base Camp around remote Rongbuk monastery.

Trip Overview

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland with Everest Base Camp is the most popular of all our tours in Tibet and covers all the best that the land has to offer. The tour starts with a spectacular flight across the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Visit Monasteries of Tibet, Medieval city Kathmandu, Journey to Everest Base Camp Tibet the exhilarating Tibet tour with Lhasa Everest base camp tour which we offer.

This Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland with Everest Base Camp is the Classic tour itinerary to visit Lhasa and Everest Base camp. The tour covers the Potala palace of the Dalai Lamas, the holiest of the Tibetan temple- Jokhang and visit to the traditional Bharkhor Street. Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp is a journey to experience the beauty of Tibetan landscape and to understand the rich culture of its people. The golden sunshine and blue sky is the dreams of many travellers all over the world, it is also the pilgrimage destination of all Tibetans, mingling with local pilgrims around the Barkhor street is an extra-ordinary feeling.

The Tibet with Mount Everest Base Camp Tour is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet. One of the major highlights of this trip is reaching the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, which we accomplish on the 13th day of our trip. Along the Highway we travel through some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. The tour includes all the important places of interest in central & south Tibet including a visit to Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp.

After flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing, From Ronbphu drives across along the Friendship Highway through the Himalayas to Kathmandu, Nepal. This is a wonderful and attractive tour, including snow-capped mountains, huge glaciers, sacred lakes and other natural landscapes, and several famous monasteries and palaces in Tibet.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  3. Twin sharing accommodation on route Lhasa at basic or standard hotels, lodge-guest house where available on bed and breakfast basis.
  4. Sightseeing tour in Lahasa and entire route (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  5. Applicable Tibet Visa and Tibet road permits.
  6. An English speaking Tibetan guide
  7. Service of Nepali / Tibetan guides and staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals allowance.
  8. Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  9. Kathmandu to Lhasa airfare.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu and in Tibet gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Personal travel gear or equipment.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / hers own expenses.

Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp Detail Itinerary

At Kathmandu international airport you will be well received by View Nepal staff and then transfer you to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, with briefing of Kathmandu and tour of overland Lhasa to Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp, includes welcome dinner in a authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural / folk programs.

Morning our city guide will pick you for half day tour around Kathmandu places of interest, as Kathmandu valley steeped with historical monuments with world heritage sites with afternoon free preparation for tour of overland Lhasa to Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp.

Morning as per the flight to Lhasa transfer to Kathmandu international airport, during an hour airborne mind-blowing views of world’s highest mountains with Mount Everest at its closest, this super flight touches down at Gongar Airport which is just an hour drive to Lhasa city. At Gongor airport well received by our Tibetan guide and drivers for pleasant drive into heart of Lhasa city. Afternoon relax at this high altitude of 3,650 m and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where hotels are located.

Two days in Lhasa engrossed with interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.
The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

Two days in Lhasa engrossed with interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.
The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

From Lhasa drive to Gyantse city, crossing over Khamba-la 4,800m with great views of Tibetan landscapes, then towards Yamdrok Tshso “The Torquoise Lake” and drive over Karo-La at 5,050m with views of Nazong-Khangtsa peak, after a great drive of five hours reaching at Gyantse for overnight stop, afternoon tour of Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and the local market.

From Gyantse a short drive of few hour to Tibet’s 2nd biggest city after Lhasa, and in Shigatse tour of Tashilumpo monastery. Traditional seat of Panchen Lama (2nd high order after Dalai Lama) this monastery contains a 27m high gold plated Buddha known as Mytaria (the future Buddha). The hotel in Shigtase is quite large and comfortable, afternoon visit the local interesting market.

After wonderful stop in Shigtse, our morning drive leads outside of the city area heading South towards New Tingri or Shegar, driving on Kathmandu / Lhasa highway the road has been well maintained last few years the ride leads to Larze town, located on the road to Mt. Kailash from Larze drive climbs on zig-zag road reaching highest pass at Gyatsho-la of 5,220m high and then downhill to Shegar / New Tingro for overnight stop.

From this windy and isolated town, our route leads away from main highway towards North Everest base camp and Rongbuk area, as the drive leads on top Pang-la pass with super panorama of world highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and adjoining peaks, from here descend to Tashi Dzong village to reach Rongbuk Monastery and its many smaller hermitage caves.

This holy and remote spot was first introduced to the world in 1920's by 1st British expedition teams of George and Irving Mallory and well-known novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

At present most of the retreat cells are abandoned with only few small shrines scattered at end of the valley. According to Rimpoche (high priest and saint) of this area, the monastery was first established as a religious site around 250 to 350 years ago. From Rongbuk a short drive of 20-30 minutes to Everest North Base Camp.

(Note: Vehicle are not allowed to enter from Rongbuk towards Everest BC only on special case and authorized permits for vehicle to enter through, most of the visitors take horse cart, local motorbike as taxi to and from Rongbuk or walk to Base Camp which takes approx. one hour)

After exciting time with super views of Everest at its closest, morning a long drive to reach Zangmu a border town, from Rongbuk after few hour drive joining the main road Lhasa / Kathmandu highway at Old Tingri.

After a short stop continue drive heading over scenic Laylung pass at 5,050 m, with views of snowcapped peaks that borders Nepal and Tibet. After enjoying the views downhill to Nylam town and into forested area on leaving high and Tibetan dry plateau, drive leads through green forested area with views of beautiful waterfalls, after few hour drive from Nylam reaching Zhangmu town for last overnight stop in Tibet.

Morning as per China Beijing Standard Time (of 2:15 minutes ahead than Nepal standard time) after passport and visa formalities, a short drive leads at Friendship Bridge separating Tibet / China with Nepal territory.

At the bridge bidding farewell to our Tibetan guides and driver, then walk into Nepal soil for the drive to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Last day in Nepal as per your flight time transfer to Kathmandu international departure for flight back to countries after a great tour and experience overland Lhasa to Kathmandu with Everest base camp.

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