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Kathmandu To Everest Base Camp & LhasaTour

Trip Highlights

Trek & tour route : Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa
Total Duration   : 13 night’s/14 days in total
Trek & Tour Duration : 12 days in tibet
Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Elevation : 5,150 m at base camp
Trekking & Tour Style : Guest house
Meal : Breakfast basis
Accommodation : Standard hotel in Tibet & Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation : private vehicle
Best month : May to October

Trip Introduction

Kathmandu to Everest base camp to Lhasa overland tour in Tibet is one of the exclusive tours in Tibet and during the journey you will enter into the exotic ancient mysteries and wild beauty of Tibet and make the journey to the Base Camp of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. We start to drive from Kathmandu to the scenic Nepalese countryside and across the border into Tibet. You will drive uphill through thriving countryside to the highest plateau in the world with striking landscapes and Himalayan views as you travel across the barren Tibetan Plateau and cross the roof of the world. You will cross high pass with scenery of Mt Xishapagma and Mt Everest and the highest Rongbuk Monastery. You will achieve one of the world’s ultimate highs when you arrive at and explore Everest Base Camp (EBC) and you will have plenty of time to rest, relax and enjoy your adventure journey to Tibet. After Everest base camp you will drive to Lhasa through most popular Sakya monastery and the town of Shigatse with famous Tashilonpo monastery and Gyantse town with Gyantse monastery including Yamdok-Tso Lake along the journey to the Forbidden City to Lhasa. In Lhasa you’ll visit key sites at the spiritual and commercial heart of this mysterious land including bustling and medieval bazaars, ancient pilgrimage routes and striking palaces and monasteries with their treasures of art and tradition. After Lhasa you’ll have option as fly back to Kathmandu or onwards to mainline of China town.

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Trekking Itinerary

OutLine Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu (3,600m/11,808ft)

Day 04: Drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Tingri (4,390m/14,399ft)

Day 06: Drive Tingri to Rongbuk (4,800m/16,728ft)

Day 07: Hiking day at Everest base camp (5,150m16, 892ft)

 Day 08: Drive Rongbuk to Sakya Monastery (3,950m/12,956ft)

Day 09: Drive Sakya Monastery to Shigatse (3,900m/12,792ft)

Day 10: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse(3,950m/12,956ft)

Day 11: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)

Day 12: Sightseeing in Norbulinka, Sera and Jokhang Temple

Day 13: Sightseeing in Potala palace and Dreprung Monastery

Day 14: Departure from Lhasa

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome to Himalayan Planet of Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Nepal Himalaya Guide representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After visiting Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant & fellows to prepare for next day and overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, the same group may have option to choose same 3 sightseeing place inside Kathmandu valley instead of these given place.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu (3,600m/11,808ft)
This early morning we will drive to Kodari border for 5 hrs stopping lunch at Dhulikhel and at Nepal Tibet border at Kodari our Tibetan guide will received you and after immigration and custom formalities drive uphill to Zhangmu which city sits on a mountainside 10 km inland from the Friendship Bridge over the Sun Koshi River. It’s a small town built along a winding road that has become a major trading post between Tibet and Nepal that also enjoys a subtropical climate of warm, humid weather and beautiful scenery throughout the year. We’ll stop at Zhangmu today for the acclimatization and full day stroll around the market and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)
Today, after breakfast at Zhangmu, you will checked up another immigration post and after visa and custom formalities then you are allow to enter the countryside of beautiful Tibet. Today you will have 2 hrs short drives to Nyalam and stop here for acclimatization. Zhangmu is a small place with few basic teashops and this is most essential to take a acclimatization before you cross the high passes. Reminder rest and relax at Zhangmu.

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Tingri (4,390m/14,399ft)
Following breakfast at Nyalam we drive 5 hrs to Tingri crossing via Nyalam Pass (3,800m/12,464ft.) and Lalung La Pass (5,050m/16,564ft) with a breathtaking view of Mt Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,900ft) and Mt Xishapagma (8,212m/26,935ft), magnificent peaks that seem dwarfed by the height of Tibet itself and we will stop at Tingri for the overnight.

Day 06: Drive Tingri to Rongbuk (4,800m/16,728ft)
After breakfast this morning we will take a scenic drive to Rongbuk through beautiful Tibetan countryside. We will take time to explore Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world. Reminder is enjoying the good view of Mt Everest southern part of Rongbuk and overnight at our guesthouse.

Day 07: Hiking day at Everest base camp (5,150m16, 892ft)
This is an exciting day during your Himalayan journey at Everest base camp of the highest peak in the world. Hike about 2 hrs to get to base camp and take a time to explore the surrounding glacier. Base camp is truly amazing and you will have memorable experience on the base camp of highest peak of the planet. The base camp is cold, windy, arid and infertile but the great view of north face of Mt Everest. After great exploration at base camp retract back to Rongbuk for the overnight at guest house.

 Day 08: Drive Rongbuk to Sakya Monastery (3,950m/12,956ft)
After the great exploration at the base camp of highest peak of the planet this morning we drive onwards journeys to Lhasa as today we drive 205 Km and 6 hrs approx drive to reach at Sakya Monastery. This monastery is a "must” for visitors to Tibet. Sakya, meaning "Grey Soil" in Tibetan since the soil surrounding it is gray; its walls were painted in red, white and grey strips, which represent Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani respectively. Sakya Monastery, reputed as the "Second Dunhuang", is the first Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism created by its initiator Khon Konchog Gyalpo. It was shaped in square, and the trove including “Beiye Sutra”, “Shouxing Picture” etc. Sakya Monastery not only records the history of the combination of religion and politics in Tibet, but also deemed as the sign that Tibet was brought into Chinese domain officially. Sakya Monastery has 900 years history and the Sakya Sect ruled Tibet for more than 70 years. This is great place to stay overnight at hotel and this place has around 2 star hotel where we’ll stay overnight. (In such case this place may closed sometimes and if not possible to stay overnight here this day we drive to Shigatse and this extra night can be used in Lhasa.

Day 09: Drive Sakya Monastery to Shigatse (3,900m/12,792ft)
After visit Shakya Monastery we drive to reach at city of Shigatse through the countryside and takes approx 4 hrs drive in 175 Km. Shigatse is the second biggest town of Tibet and can have a comfortable hotel as well Tibetan market and famous for Tashilunpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama is. We stay at overnight at hotel here.

Day 10: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse(3,950m/12,956ft)
This morning you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery before driving on to Gyantse. Tashilumpo lies at the foot of Drolmari, or Tara's Mountain, on the western side of Shigatse. It is one of Tibet's most influential monasteries, founded in 1477 by Gendun Drubpa, the first Dalai Lama. Inside the monastery, the Maitreya Chapel is the tallest building and houses the world’s largest brass statue of Buddha at 26.2 meters (86 feet) high, seated on a 3.8 meter (12 foot) high lotus throne made of gold, brass and precious gems. We’ll carry on reaching at Gyantse for the overnight.

Day 11: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
We will spend the morning sightseeing in Gyantse including a visit to Gyantse Monastery and drive to Lhasa through the two high passes The Karo La (5,010m/16,433ft) and Kamba La (4,794m/15,724ft) including Yamdrok-Tso lake known as Turquoise Lake. We reach at Lhasa and can be seen clear view of Potala Palace on reaching at Lhasa and overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Sightseeing in Norbulinka, Sera and Jokhang Temple
Today we’ll take time to explore the heart of Tibet, the holy and known as Forbidden City of Lhasa. Explore Norbulinka Palace, in Tibetan ‘beautiful gardens’ and the summer palace home for the 7th to the 14th Dalai Lama. At serene Sera Monastery, enjoy watching the monks animatedly debating the Buddhist scriptures and see the wonderful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, wonderful scroll paintings, tapestries and Thangka that can be seen throughout. Join the medieval bustle of pilgrims, worshippers, performers and traders in and around Jokhang Temple, the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Follow the pilgrimage circuit along the ancient streets of the old town around Barkhor Bazaar and return back to same hotel for overnight.

Day 13: Sightseeing in Potala palace and Dreprung Monastery
Today, we’ll take time to explore the heart of Tibet, the holy and forbidden city of Lhasa. Explore the vast halls and chapels of impressive Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lamas and an awe inspiring lanadmark that dominates the skyline over Lhasa. After visit Potala palace enjoy the solemnity of holy Dreprung Monastery, once the largest monastery in the world and now the largest and richest monastery in Tibet, founded in 1416 and a place of study for many of the most learned lamas and enjoy the day and reminder is last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives return back to hotel for overnight.

Day 14: Departure from Lhasa
Today is free until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the Train station/International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas in nepal
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes:

  • All land transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary
  • 2 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in 4 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • One local Nepalese tour guide with a day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Twin sharing accommodation in standard hotel basis in Tibet
  • Major Entry permit/s & fees 
  • Chinese visa and Tibet Travel Permit
  • Everest Permit
  • Local Tibetan English speaking guide & all transport by Land cruiser, necessary payment
  • Meal on breakfast basis in Nepal and Tibet as per itinerary
  • Complementary farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation

Service does not Includes:

  • Nepal re-entry visa fees
  • Intl. airfare (Lhasa to Kathmandu can be arranged on request US$ 376.00 subject to change)
  • All departure taxes
  • Lunch and dinner in Tibet & Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Any extending trips
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
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Enjoy the adventure with our Himalayan guides and take good memories away with you from Nepal.

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