Nepal Tibet EBC Overland Tour

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Trip Introduction

In this Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour, we have amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside greet you on the overland drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa en route from renowned Everest Base Camp, to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, the Tashihunpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Then to Gyantse, with its unique Palkor Monastery and KumbumChorten.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi 130km.

Day 2: Gyirong to Tingri 300km.

Day 3: Tingri to EBC to Shigatse 450km.

Day 4: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse 375km.

Day 5: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

Day 6: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.

Day 7: Depart from Lhasa.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 137KM (7 hrs)
Our driver will pick you up in your hotel 9:00-9:30am, we drive to Syabrubesi, the village near border. While driving near Mt.Himalaya, you can see the deep gorges, snow-capped mountain on the way. Driving across the LuangTang National Park and lodge in village guest house in Syabrubesi (1700m).

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 2: Syabrubesi to Kyirong to Tingri 350KM (8 hrs).
After breakfast, drive 15km to the border to enter China. In China side, you can meet our Guide who hold the group name to welcome you. Drive 1 hours to Kyirong (2800m) , Kyirong is surrounded by lofty snow-capped mountains and dense forests. In the afternoon, drive to Tingri via Peikutso Lake and Kong thang la pass, where you can have first sight of Himalaya Mountain Range.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Tingri to EBC to Shigatse 450KM (11 hrs).
Drive to Everest Base Camp, and view the panorama of Himayala at Jawula Pass in the morning. Visit Everest Base Camp 5200m and Rongpuk Monastery. In the afternoon, drive to Shigatse.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse 375KM (11 hrs).
Driving to Lhasa via Gyantse. On the way you can see many Tibetan Famer Villages and we could stop to pay a visit. In Gyantse, visit Heritage town Gyantse old street and Perklor Monastery, Kumbum stupa. In the afternoon, driving to Lhasa via Manak Dam Lake, Korola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake. 

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Lhasa Sightseeing
Visit the world culture heritage - the Potala Palace; the spiritual center of Tibet Buddhism, the Johkang Temple. Walking like pilgrims around Barkor Street. Taste Tibetan tea and experience local people’s life in local Tea House. Explore the old market near Barkor.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Lhasa Sightseeing
Visit Drepung Monastery - the largest monastery in Tibet,in Drepung, you can see monastery complex and monks and the biggest kitchen and see the Sculpture Carving near Drepung. In the afternoon, visit monks debating in the courtyard of Sera Monastery and other wonders of Sera Monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Lhasa Departure
Hotel to airport/train station transfer. End the tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a holiday according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Trip Price Status
8 September 2018 14 September 2018 US$1100
open for booking
3 November 2018 9 November 2018 US$1050
open for booking

What is Included in the Cost

    • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
    • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
    • Meals as specified in the itinerary;
    • Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;
    • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
    • Comfortable Hotel Accommodations;
    • Service Charge & Government Taxes;
    • The above tour price does not include single room supplement. If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour. For the exact price, please refer to your travel consultant.
    • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
    • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
    • Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on designated time.
    • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet.
    • Tibet Handy Map
    • Drinking water Provided during the trip
    • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
    • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
    • Optional Items: * Private Transfer from Kathmandu to border Rashuwaghadi(130KM), 250USD/Per Jeep

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight to and out of Tibet;
    • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
    • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
    • Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 7 USD/day in total.;
    • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
    • Notice
    • The price Quotation does not include Kathmandu to border transfer. If you need this service, please pay to our Nepal office according the group size.
    • Or buy a seat of public jeep transfer from Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi transfer with about 30-50USD per person. Our company can arrange that for the guests.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftt007
  • Trip duration: 7
  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 5200m.
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  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Accomodation: Hotels & Guest Houses
  • Transportation: Private Transport
  • Best Time: April - November
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