Mt. Everest Base Camp Overland Tour to Kathmandu - 8 Days


Important Travel Notice

Great News! - International tourists can again enjoy the overland travel between Lhasa and Kathmandu.

The overland travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu is available now - Gyirong Port (border between Nepal and Tibet)

(It had been closed after the April 25th 2015 Earthquake in Nepal.)


Please Note: The road from the border Gyirong to Kathmandu is still not in a good condition,

you need prepare to have a long bumpy bus ride (rounghly 8-9 hours).


We will update this page as information become available. Please keep those impacted in your thoughts.

Last Updated September 2017

Trip Code: 
Length Of Trip: 
8 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Natural Scenery
  • Overland
Take an adventure trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu, along the way countless attractions, cultural sites and natural scenery. Add in trekking and you are up close to Mount Everest. Try to stay calm because this tour is packed with fun!
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ian taylor's picture

Lhasa Mt Everest Kathmandu for 3 adults leaving around the beginning of september. Please quote for the private tour with the best class of hotels where available

Nicole's picture

Hi, a few questions please. 1. Firstly, can I bring my son? He will be 11yrs old at the time of travel - we would like to depart in August or September 2013. The rest of our trip (other countries) still in planning stage. 2. I see we travel very high up - is this a problem for children? If so, is oxygen available for purchase if required? 3. can i take a train from Kathmandu to Lhasa? Otherwise I can organize flights. 4. i work for Qantas Airways in Australia in sales department - do you kindly provide travel industry discount for airline sales staff? If so, what would the discount be? Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon. Nicole

Helen Wang's picture

Hi Nicole,


Happy to receive your message. I also sent my reply via email:

  1. It should not be any problem for you 11 year old son to Travel to Tibet. As a parent also I would suggest you to have a general health check prior to departure. 
  2. High Altitude effects everyone differently. Age and physcical condition often does not matter, just depends on how each person's body responds. 
  3. We wil provided canned oxygen in the car and the guide is trained to ensure you and your family are safe during the entire trip. There are several clinics on the route.
  4. There is no train from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Looking forward to your reply.



Reinilda's picture


We are 2 adults (Australian), we'd like to do the overland tour 2 Nov to 10 Nov Lhasa to Kathmandu. Your Mt Everest Base Camp overland tour seems close to what we'd like to do. Below is a list where we'd like to go.

Could you please advise the costs for 2 adults and would it be possible to get a Tibetan permit?

Thanks and Regards

Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace (and Potala Kora, The Lukhang), Jokhang Temple, Wothang, take a Kora around The Barkhor and Barkor Square (We’d like sufficient time in Potala and Jokhang).
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka (Pabonka Monastery is there is still time)
If there is time a visit to Ramoche Temple is also good, as well as Lhasa Village Handicrafts.
Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse: sightseeing: Lake Yamdrok, see Mt Nojin Kangtsang, Karo-la Glacier
Gyantse sightseeing: Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse Dzong (fort)
Shigatse sightseeing: Tashilhunpo Monastery, Phuntsoling Monastery (visits to these two monasteries only if time permits)
Visit Tashilumpu Monastery and drive to Shegar, passing Lhatse and Gyamtso La Pass
Shegar sightseeing: Rongphu Monastery, Everest Base Camp

Drive to Old Tingri: see Mt Everest, Luozi, Makalu, Zhuoayou

Transfer to Kodari Border and transfer to Nepal

golda white's picture

I'm a lone traveler wishing to embark upon tibet tour (wt-202). I wish to travel next month. Are there any tours available for next month, if so what are the dates and can I join a group.



Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Golda,


Thanks for contacting us. I have sent you an email with detailed suggestions about your Tibet trip in this April. Hope that's helpful and please feel free to contacting us for any further assistance!


I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


Kind Regards,



chris's picture

Hello Murphy
im a lone traveller and im interested in a Lhasa Mt Everest Kathmandu tour starting around the 15th january.
are any tours available ?
kind regards

Murphy Feng's picture


Hi Chris,

Thanks for contacting us! I've just sent you an email with more details and suggestions about your travel plan. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions on it!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards,


Chris_x's picture

We are a couple that want to go from Lhasa to Kathmandu via base camp in November. Can you please let us know about the tour dates?


Rowena's picture

Dear: We are two women planning to arrive to Lhasa around 21th october 2014. In that case, we want to know if you have tours available from Lhasa to Katmandu in that dates. On the other hand, we would like to join to another group in order to decrease the price of a possible tour. So, could you tell me if it is possible and how much is? Many thanks

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hi Rowena,
Thanks for contacting us!
Yes, we have a group tour of the same route for this tour at October 21, 2014. I've just sent you an email with more details and suggestions about your travel plan. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions on it!
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Clara's picture

Hi, does anyone know if the food is included?
My family and I are interested in doing the 8 day tour to Kathmandu. We want to get there around the 19th of August and we would like to join a group to travel with!!!

Im looking forward to hearing from you

Yuki Yi's picture

Hi Carla,
Thanks for contacting us!

We've only included the breakfast which provided by hotels. The daily lunch and dinner is not included, the tour guide will recommend some restaurants for you reference. The cost is about 50-90 CNY per day per person for lunch and dinner in the major cities such as Lhasa or Shigatse. In the remote areas of Tibet, the cost will be a little lower, which is about 30-60 CNY per day per person.

I've just sent the tour itinerary with quotation for you review and comment, please go through the detailed and kindly let me know for any further question on it!

Looking forward to your reply!

Best Regards,

Emilia's picture

Do you have 8 day tour available on March or April 2016?

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hello Emilia,
Nice to hear from you! First, I need to tell you that Sorry to tell you that Tibet region will be closed to tourists in March. This has been the case since the political unrest of 2008. In this case, you can only visit Tibet after April 2. And yes, we have this group in April. I have just sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Best Regards,

Sreyoshi's picture


My husband and I with our 9 year old son would like to take this trip in early October this year. Do you think that is a good time for the views of the mountain?

Also we would not like to spend 3 days in Lhasa as the itinerary since we are a bit short on time. Please let us know if that is possible. Also is there a way we can go from Kathmandu and come back via Kathmandu as well (instead of reaching from Lhasa to the Base Camp)?

Please let me know if these are possible.



Alice Xiang's picture

Hi Sreyoshi,

Thanks very much for your inquiry! July and August are the best season to visit Tibet, October is also ok. Yes based on a private tour you can make this tour shorter. For more details I have sent you an e-mail with tour proposal and quotation, please kindly check it.

Best regards


Alessa Widmaier's picture

Hi Lycoris,

we are a group of 3 travelling to China in June and would like to visit Tibet and Nepal.
Your tour sounds like something we are looking for.
Is there a group starting in late June? Or would it only be possible to have a private tour for the three of us?
Please also let me know how much it would cost extra to upgrade to higher class hotels.
Also, I would like to have some advise how to get to Lhasa from Xi'an best/cheapest.

Thank you,

Anita Fan's picture

Hi Alessa,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Anita from WindhorseTour.

Yes, we have a group tour in late June. I've just sent you an email with more details and suggestions about your travel plan. Please kindly check it and let me know if you have any further questions on it! Look forward to hearing from you soon.


Judy's picture

Hi, I would like to know if you can do tibet tour on just mountains and nature without the temples. I am keen to do the 8 days for 2 pax. Kindly advice

Tommy's picture

I'm interested to join for main destination POTALA, EBC, and finish at Kathmandu. But I heard that after earthquake, no road establish to Nepal Border. Or maybe it already open now. I'm interested to join around April 2017. For now, its just me and I'd like to join to 6-8 people. Do you have the fixed date for apr 2017? Thanks.

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Tommy,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Murphy from WindhorseTour.

We do offer group tours for this itinerary and we have some opening groups in next April. I've just sent you an email with more details and suggestions about your travel plan. Please kindly check it and let me know if you have any further questions on it!

Look forward to hearing from you soon.



Colin Merryweather's picture

Hi Guys,

I would like to arrange a trip that allows me to take in Lhasa, Kathmandu, Everest and more importantly the Buddhist temples, Monasteries and to really feel the spiritual culture of the people and the Buddhist monks etc. I would like to do a 10 to 15 day trip and would also like to know the following:

1. I would like to travel alone
2. Do I arrange my own flights to Kathmandu or Lhasa? Are there flights direct from UK? How much are they return?
3. What type of clothes / shoes are recommended at the various times of the year?
4. What is the price going to be approximately? Please break this down into the various costs
5. I want to do this trip in 2018 as my year in 2017 is planned. But I need to know what that overall cost is likely to be
6. I would like to be tattooed by a Buddhist Monk. Is their anywhere on the tour where I can have this done?
7. I am already heavily tattooed but can easily cover up (they are all buddhist related) this a problem with travelling in Tibet and Nepal?

I hope you can help as this is the trip I have longed for my whole life




Anita Fan's picture

Hi Colin,

Thanks for your inquiry. This is Anita from WindhorseTour.
I would love to answer your question as below:
1. For the flights to Kathmandu or Lhasa, we would love to book the flights to Lhasa, or you can also book it on your own, if you preferred. But we do not organize international flight tickets. For your information, there is no direct flight from UK to Lhasa or Kathmandu. As for the cost of flights to Lhasa, it depends on where you will take the flight. There are daily flights/ trains to Lhasa from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai etc, Chengdu and Chongqing could be the best choices as they are called the gateway cities to Lhasa with more flights options.

2. In June, light winter clothes are still needed around Lhasa, and you could wear T-shirts in the sunshine, but we suggest that you cover up to avoid sunburn. For shoes, sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are recommend. The solar radiation is more intense the higher you go. Have a coat and gloves for higher mountains. Sunglasses and sun hats can protect you too.

3. With respect to the tattoo, there isn't any problem for traveling in Tibet or Nepal with tattoo. If you would like to be tattooed by a Buddhist Monk, I would suggest you do it at Kathmandu, as it is not available in Tibet.

4. I would like to share with you that the border Zhangmu between Tibet and Kathmandu was destroyed badly and closed for tourist groups since last April earthquake in Nepal, we are not sure when it will be open again since the geology condition in that area is still not stable. Now the government plans to open another border between Tibet and Nepal called Gyirong, but currently, the exact open date hasn't been confirmed yet.

I just sent you an email with more details, please kindly have a check and feel free to get back to me if you have any further concerns.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

elle's picture

Im indonesian citizen , im holding Indonesian passport. Do i need visa to go to tibet ?

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Elle,

Thanks for contacting us. To answer your question - yes, if you plan to travel to Tibet, you would need to apply for Chinese Visa first, then we will help you apply for the Tibet Entry Permit. I've sent you an email with more details for your reference, please check it and let me know if you have any further questions. 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.



Mathias Hantzsch's picture

Hi. I want to book a tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu via EBC in end of september 2017. Is there a transit to Kathmandu possible, cause of the damaged Friendship bridge in Zhangmu?

Victoria Zhu's picture

Hi Mathias,

Thank you for contacting us. This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding you.
I would like to answer your question first, as I aware that you have heard the damage of Friendship Bridge and it is still under re-construction, with regrets to share you that it is still closed till now and we are not sure if it will be open at the end of September or later. At this stage, the only transit to Kathmandu is taking flight from Lhasa airport. And a detailed proposal with quotation based on these situation has sent to you by email, please kindly go through it and feel free to share me your thoughts and comments.
Looking forward to your reply!
Best regards,

mohan's picture

I am looking for trip to Lhasa and base camp. Could you advise the best time to visit so that i get clear views of all the peaks ?

Victoria Zhu's picture

Dear Mohan,
Thanks for your inquiry. This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding to you. I am more than happy to help you with your Tibet tour planning.
Generally speaking, the best times of the year to explore the route from Lhasa to Kathmandu are from May to June and early October when the views of Mt. Everest are usually clear before and after the monsoon brings cloud cover. And more detailed information has been sent to you by email. Please read over the details and kindly share me your thoughts. With your replies, we can offer you some further assistance.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,

Anasua Bhowmik's picture

I am interested in 8 days Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour via Everest Base Camp. I liked your itinerary. I'll be travelling alone. Do you have any group tour that I can join?



Yuki Yi's picture

Hello Anasua,
Thanks for the comments. This is Yuki from WindhorseTour.
We do have group tours from Lhasa to Nepal border overland tour after Mt. Everest all year around, but only for 7 days. I have sent the details via email, please have a look and share the comments & thoughts you may have.
Look forward to your reply soon.
Kind regards,

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