Lhasa-Mt. Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu Overland Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Our Tibetan tour guide will hold your name sign waiting for your arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa central area. Free at leisure for the rest time for acclimatization. O/N 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2 Lhasa City
Visit the magnificent Potala Palace, the pride of Lhasa and Tibetan people, Jokhang Temple, the most scared monastery in the region and the Barkhor Street. At Barkhor, you can see many pilgrims from all over Tibet circumambulating the holy parth around Jokhang here.
Evening pay a visit to a local Tibetan family if possible. O/N 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 3 Lhasa City
Explore two great monasteries in Lhasa – Drepung Monastery where you’ll have a glimpse of Tibetan Lama’s daily life; and Sera Monastery for the passionate debate over Buddhist scriptures between Lamas. O/N 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Get up early this morning and drive to another two important cities in Tibet – Gyantse and Shigatse. En-route stop at the turquoise Yamdrok Yumtso Lake for a pleasant walk and when arrival at Gyantse, visit the nortable Pelkhor Monastery for its superb Kumbu Stupa. O/N 3* or 4* hotel in Shigatse [B].
Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri (Shegar)
Visit the main sight of Shigatse - Tashilumpo Monastery and drive to Tingri via Gantsola Pass (5200m) where you may see Mt. Everest from afar. O/N hotel at Tingri (Shegar) [B].
Day 6 Tingri (Shegar) - Rongbuk / Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Pass the check point at Tingri (Shegar) and drive on the road to Rongbuk Monastery. After sightseeing at this monastery, we’ll walk or take the reserve’s bus to Mount Everest Base Camp for the grand view of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
This night we'll stay at a tourist tent between the Monastery and the Base Camp on foot of Mt. Everest. These tents belong to local villagers and the condition is limited (in dorm. type). If you wish, we can also drive you back to Tingri for better condition.
O/N guest house or tourist tent [B].
Day 7 Rongbuk / EBC - Keyrong (Jilong)
Today we'll complete the long drive to the Tibet-Nepal border town – Keyrong (Jilong) via Pelkutso Lake where you can get the faraway fiew of Mt. Shashangpangma (8162m). O/N hostel at Keyrong [B].
Note: The previous main Tibet-Nepal border town for tourists was Zhangmu which is still closed at the moment. But the border town of Keyrong will be reopened in June 2016.
Day 8 Departure
Transfer you to the border for the China Customs formalities and your wonderful Tibet tour concludes here (you can get transport to Kathmandu at the border or just leave it to us if necessary). [B]
For private tours, we'll arrange a private vehicle, driver and tour guide for you and your friends or relatives. The itinerary can be customized to meet your requirement and you can decide the travel date. The tour price is different for different group size and travel seasons. Please contact us for a quotation for your own planning of your own group!
The tour price usually includes:
- All accommodation (twin-sharing basis at hotels)
- One private vehicle and one experienced driver
- A Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
- All necessary Tibet travel permits
- Breakfasts at all places
- Entrance tickets of sightseeing places as noted
- Conservation fee for visiting Mt. Everest Base Camp
- Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use
The tour price does not include:
- Lunch and Dinner
- China visa fee
- Tips to the tour guide and driver
- Other expenses not noted in the above including list.