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Nepal to Tibet overland tour without EBC

Nepal to Tibet overland tour without EBC
7 Days
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Kathmandu-Gyirong -Old Tingri-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa
Mt. Shishapangma, 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-Shigatse
Day 4 Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa / 360km
Day 5-6 Lhasa city tour
Day 7 Tour end

Detailed Itinerary of the Nepal to Tibet overland tour without EBC

Day1: Kathmandu-Gyirong / 170km

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up and Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrange by yourself the transportation from Kathmandu to Gyirongborder, cross the Resuo Bridge (China-Nepal border) and the Chinese Customs by yourself; then your Nepal to Tibet overland tour begins by a warm pick-up from our guide & driver, afterwards, drive you to town of Gyirong; acclimatize and rest in hotel.

Resuo Bridge Chinese Customs
Resuo Bridge Chinese Customs

Day2: Gyirong-Old Tingri / 210km

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

Schedule today: Drive 210 km from Gyirong to Old Tingri (alt.4300m), the road is well paved. On the way, you could see Mt. Shishapangma(alt.8012m) which is the only 8000+ meters mountain that totally within the territory of Tibet. Tonight we will stop and overnight at Old Tingri, there you could see the peak part of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Aoyou; the sunset view is also very awesome if the weather is good.

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

Day3: Old Tingri-Shigatse

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery Tashilumpo Monastery
Tashilumpo Monastery Tashilumpo Monastery

Schedule today: You can wake up early to see the sunrise view over the Everest if weather is good and you like; after breakfast, we will drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, where 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.

Day 4: Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa / 360km

Highlights: Kumpa Stupa & Pelcho Monastery, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake

Pelcho Monastery Yamdrok Lake
Kumpa Stupa & Pelcho Monastery Yamdrok Lake

Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse, there you will visit the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelcho Monastery. 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.

Day 5: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Potala Palace  Johkang Temple
Potala Palace  Johkang Temple

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.

Day 6: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
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.

Day 7:

Schedule: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price Guide:

No hidden extra fee! No shopping stops

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 with breakfast included as shown below.
Gyirong Town (Day1) TBD 2*
Old Tingri (Day2) Local guesthouse Basic
Shigatse(Day3) Zangba Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel 3*
Lhasa (Day4-Day6) Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel 3*
5. All the entrance tickets fee in the itinerary.
6. Oxygen supply on the vehicle.
7. Travel insurance only for accident.
8. Government tax and travel agent's service fee.
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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user portrait Mr. Ca*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour without EBC


I am travelling with my friend to Nepal in November and towards the end of the month or early December (2019) we are considering crossing by land into Tibet but our budget is very tight. Is there any way we could begin our tour in China to help cut down costs? Alternatively what else would you recommend as a way of seeing Tibet on a very tight budget?



Answered by Helen

Dear Ca***,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour. As December is lower season, we won't arrange Nepal to Tibet overland group tour. If you want to travel Tibet from Nepal, we suggest that you can fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, and join in a 4 days Lhasa city group tour. Price of flight tickets in December is not very high. After Tibet tour, you can take train from Lhasa to other places in China and continue your China tour. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards

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