Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Tour


Trip Introduction

This tour covers the major places in Lhasa City: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery, and you can see Yamdrok Lake on the way to Shigatse. The next day drive to Everest Base camp, and you can see Qomolangma (Mt Everest) is absolutely magnificent as it stands alone at the head of the valley - a walk or drive to Everest Base Camp brings you even closer. After Everest sunrise view visit Rongbuk Monastery and drive to Nepal Border.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Lhasa arrival (3650m)
Fly to Gongkar Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa
Visit Potala palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Bazar.

Day 03: Lhasa
Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Day 04: Lhasa – Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse
Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse.

Day 05: Shigatse – Everest Base camp (5200m)
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery and leave for Everest Base Camp

Day 06: Everest Base Camp – Gyirong Border (2800m)
In the morning, sunrise of Everest Peak (weather permitted) and then visit Rongbu Monastery.

Day 07: Gyirong - Nepal Border
Tibetan guide will drop you in the Nepal border. And drive to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu city tour or other Nepal tour packages.

Note: Gyirong border to Kathmandu transport cost is extra, please contact us at sales@friendshiptravels.com

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).

Accommodation: Hotel

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.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

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.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

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).

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

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.

Accommodation: Guest House or Tent, Meals: Breakfast

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7: Gyirong - Nepal border - Kathmandu
Tour Guide will assist the clients to exit China. Continue drive to Kathmandu.

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.

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Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Tour

Agata Osowiecka



We just came back from China and Tibet. I wanted to drop you a quick note thanking yor for organising the trip so well! Everything went very smoothly and we had the best guide in Tibet - Gompo - who took care of us during our 7 day stay. Many thanks agains and all the best.

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Warn welcome in airport & transfer to hotel.
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels.
    • Meals as per Itinerary.
    • All sightseeing tours with local English speaking guide.
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size.
    • Necessary entrance fees.

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight ticket
    • Tibet visa fee
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Lunch & Dinner
    • Breakfast in EBC
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porter, driver etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftt006
  • Trip duration: 7 Days
  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 5200m.
  • Activity: Tours
  • Starts in: Lhasa
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotels & Guest Houses
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: April - November
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