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Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp

Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp
8 Days
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Mt. Shishapangma, Rongbuk Monastery, EBC, Tashilumpo Monastery, Kumpa Stupa & Pelcho Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake, Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Trip Day By Day

Day 1 Kathmandu-Gyirong/ 170km
Day 2 Gyirong-Old Tingri / 210km
Day 3 Old Tingri-EBC / 70km
Day 4 EBC-Shigatse / 350km
Day 5 Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa / 360km
Day 6-7 Lhasa city tour
Day 8 Tour end

Detailed Itinerary of the Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp

Day1: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi 137KM(7 hrs)

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up and Acclimatization

Schedule today: Our driver will pick you up in your hotel 9:00-9:30 a.m, we drive to Syabru Besi, the village near border. Driving across the LuangTang National Park and lodge in village guest house in Syabrubesi(1700m), the road between Kathmandu and Syabru is seriously frightening, it is not necessarily as dangerous as it seems. That’s largely because the drivers know both their vhecles and this road extremely well.

Resuo Bridge Chinese Customs 
Resuo Bridge Chinese Customs 

Day2: Syabru Besi to Kyirong County 90KM( 4hrs)

Highlights: Mt. Shishapangma & one more day's acclimatization

Schedule today: Drive 15 km to the China-Nepal border, In China side, you can meet our Guide who hold the group name to welcome you, which will be around 11:00a.m in Chinese time. Drive 1 hours to Kyirong (2800m) town, then drive another 70km to Jirong county to rest there. You can have free walking on your own if you like to relax and acclimatize.

Mt. Shishapangma Mt. Everest seen from Old Tingri
Mt. Shishapangma Mt. Everest seen from Old Tingri

Day3: Kyirong County to Everest Base 340KM (8hrs)

Highlights: Rongbuk Monastery, EBC

Schedule today: In the morning, drive to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve, the driving distance is long today, if weather permits, on the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful peaks of 4 highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before arriving at the EBC, you will first visit the highest monastery in the world -Rongbuk Monastery, which is also a good position to watch the Everest, the sunset view is fantastic when weather is good.

Rongbuk Monastery EBC
Rongbuk Monastery EBC

Day 4: Everest Base to Shigaste 350KM(8-9hrs)

Highlights: Everest sunrise view

Schedule today: You can wake up early to see the sunrise view over the Everest if you like; after breakfast, we will drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, enjoy the fabulous snowy mountains ridge views on the way to Shigaste.

Everest sunrise view Everest sunrise view
Everest sunrise view Everest sunrise view

Day 5: Shigaste to Lhasa 360KM(8-9hrs)

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake

Schedule today: In the morning you will visit the Tashilumpo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as the Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high.

Afterwards, drive to Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, and in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. On the way, we will stop to visit the Karola Glacier too. End in Lhasa today.

Tashilumpo Monastery Yamdrok Lake
Tashilumpo Monastery Yamdrok Lake

Day 6: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Backhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. One welcome dinner will be given for free today; you will have a chance to taste the most genuine local Tibetan food and drinks.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple
Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 7: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Day 8:

Schedule: Your Nepal to Tibet overland tour ends; our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price per person based on different months

Nov-Mar April - June July - Aug Sep Oct
USD 1025 p/p USD 1093 p/p USD 1207 p/p USD 1123 p/p USD 1093 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. All travel permits required during this tour.
2. Well maintained tourists' vehicle throughout the tour.
3. Local licensed Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
4. Accommodation as shown below.
Place Accommodation meals
Syabru Besi(Day1) TBD No
Gyirong County(Day2) Local guesthouse  B
Everest Base (Day3) Yak hair tent or Rongbuk Guesthouse No
Shigatse(Day4) Gesar Hotel/Zangba hotel B
Lhasa (Day5-Day7) Yak Hote/Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel B
5. All the entrance tickets fee in the itinerary.
6. Tour guide and vehicle's entry fee into EBC.
7. Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
8. Travel insurance only for accident.
9. Government tax and travel agent's service fee.
10. The transfer service from Kathmandu to Kyirong town
What's excluded in this price?
1. Lunches and Dinners.
2. Tips to driver and tour guide.
3. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
4. Chinese visa fee in Kathmandu
5. Single room supplement fee if ever

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We are in Shanghai and want to have a Tibet tour which starts from Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu during 1 to 8 Oct 2019, pls share the best tour plan you have. We are 2 friends from India working in Shanghai with China work permit

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Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Based on your situation, I would like to recommend you our 7Days Lhasa to Kathmandu via Mt. Everest group tour on 1st Oct, and we have people booked it on this date already. Since you work in Shanghai, except your passport and living visa copies, we will need your work card copies extra. And please let me know your idea about it. Best regards.

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