You will have memorable overland journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains past Mt. Everest, Malaku and Kanchanjunga. In Lhasa, visit the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and walk amongst the crowded Tibetan market - the bustling Barkor Bazaar. Drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake on the way to the historic town of Gyantse with its unique multi-storied Kumbum Stupa.
Our itinerary also includes the famous but rarely visited Shalu and Sakya Monasteries. After visiting the Tashilungpo at Shigatse, we start to visit up to Everest Base camp with Rongbu Monastery. After visit Everest Base Camp, we start our drive over the Himalayas by way to exit Tibet to Kathmandu, both our Tibetan and Nepali guide and jeep service staff will work together to give you a safe and seamless border transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. By using our extensive resources, we handpick the best-value hotels for you to choose from and our strong team of dedicated and responsible Tibetan guides will guarantee your travel safety and make sure you make the most of every precious moment during this class overland journey.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River).
Day 2: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.
Day 4: Lhasa - Shigatse via Gyantse 360km
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa.
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; and then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half drive, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Day 5: Shigatse (3900m) - Everest Base Camp (5200) via Old Tingri
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.
After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Day 6: EBC (5200m) - Gyirong Border (2800m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together and later trek from lodging place to EBC (4kms, or take Eco bus). You can visit the Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest.
After that, we can drive from EBC to Gyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo (5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in late afternoon.
Day 7: Gyirong - Nepal border - Kathmandu
Tour Guide will assist the clients to exit China. Continue drive to Kathmandu.
From the time I emailed them until we left they were always good about communicating. They tailored a trip to exactly what we wanted. They even contacted us after the trip to make sure that we were happy with how everything went.
The only hiccup was we went specifically during Holi week because we wanted the full immersion of the culture and on Holi day everything was closed so we paid for a day but did not really get to do much. But our driver/guide was Buddhist instead of Hindu so he took us around for a few hours and then we were on our own the rest of that day.
But otherwise Nepal was the most amazing experience ever and this tour company helped make it that way.
We asked friendship tour to organise a trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet Tour. The trip was perfect, guides and drivers punctual knowledgeable and very plesant! Everything was spot on! Thank you for a great tour and a fantastic experience! Highly recommended!
• Airport pickup & drop off using appreciate vehicle
• Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) Basis
• Local English speaking guide (Other languages speaking guides also available on request)
• All sightseeing tours transfer using appreciate vehicle (depend on group size)
• Necessary entrance fees as per itinerary
• International flight ticket
• Tibet Visa fee - (We travel agent will process if you are traveling to Tibet from Nepal)
• Beverage and expenses of personal nature
• Any Optional Tours, extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
• Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
• Personal Insurance.
Please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you in 24hrs. Or direct contact at Cell: +9779851081841 (Whatsapp/Viber etc.) or Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nepal, the land of splendid nature and rich culture is waiting for you exploration through its different facets. Explore...
This experience Nepal tour is an amazing, relax and exhilarating tour in Nepal. It comprises a complete trip w...
You will travel as part of a small group on this two week Nepal holiday, discovering all aspects of Nepali life - from i...
Visual richness is plentiful - in everything from the art, craft and architecture to the panoramic mountain views and co...