Lhasa to Kathmandu Group Tour via E.B.C - 7 Days

 

Important Travel Notice

Please note that after the April 25th 2015 Earthquake in Nepal the border has been closed.

Please consider FDT-04 - Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp - 8 Days which is very similar.

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

Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Tibet Everest Base Camp Group Tour
Trip Code: 
FDT-05
Length of Trip: 
7 Days
Group Size: 
Maximum of 12 people.
Tour Highlights: 
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Shegar - E.B.C - Gyirong border
  • Group Tour
  • Overland
Itinerary
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour Route
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa City Sightseeing
Day 03: One Day Tour to Drepung and Sera monasteries
Day 04: Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse / Shigatse
Day 05: Shigatse / E.B.C
Day 06: E.B.C / Gyirong Border
Day 07: Gyirong Border See off, end the trip.
Tour Features: 

Travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu with our small tour groups affords not only the numerous highlights along the Friendship Highway, but also an affordable way to see Lhasa, the Tibetan Plateau, Everest Base Camp, and finally Nepal.

Tour Itinerary: 
Day 01:
Arrival in Lhasa [3658m]
Spectacular scenery of the Tibetan plateau along the way from airport or train station to your hotel

Your Tibetan guide will greet you at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa railway station, and transport you to your hotel in the city. From the airport to Lhasa is 68 km (42 mi), roughly an hour drive to your hotel. The drive from the train station is only 15 km (9 mi) and takes 20 minutes. During the course of the ride, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular scenery of the Tibetan plateau, the scattered Tibetan villages, but certainly by the hospitality of your guide and driver, as well! After checking into the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 02:
Lhasa City Sightseeing
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Lhasa Old Town

Potala Palace is the best known cultural landmark in Tibet. It is most renowned as the residence of the lineage of Dalai Lamas (Avalokiteshvara), though the massive structure contains a small world within itself. It was first built by 33rd ruler of his dynasty, King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century, but still is in surprisingly good repair because of continual rejuvenation projects.

Jokhang temple is the most scared building in Tibetan Buddhism, located in the heart of Lhasa old town. It is the most sought after pilgrimage destination for all Tibetans.

Barkhor Street is a popular Kora (holy walking path) which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. Always full of Tibetan faithful, visitors may find mingling with local pilgrims around the Barkhor Street uniquely engaging. It is also a popular shopping district where you can buy gifts for your family and friends.

Lhasa old town gives a glimpse into the daily life of Lhasa Tibetans, which has remained largely unchanged for centuries. You can visit the outdoor markets and specialty stores of handmade bags, carpets, etc.

Day 03:
One Day Tour to Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung and Sera monasteries. Both Drepung and Sera monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see.  Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 04:
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 360KM, 7hours drive (B)
Yamdrok Lake, Karo la glacier, Gyantse Kumbum

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Day 05:
Shigatse / Shegar / Rongbuk Monastery [4900m] / E.B.C [5150m], 340KM, 7 Hour Drive
Early morning start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5200 m] & Gawu la pass [5250 m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious  peaks viz Mt. Makalu [8,463 m], Mt.Lotse [8,516 m], Mt.Everest [8,844 m], Mt.Cho Oyu [8,201 m] and Mt.Shishapama [8,020 m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is a good point to see Mt.Everest. Enjoy the sunset of Mount Everest when it is a clear day. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk Monastery guest house, (dorm bed).
Day 06:
E.B.C / Old Tingri [4,250m] / Gyirong Border [2,250m], 370KM, 6 hours driving
Morning enjoy the sunrise of Mount Everest when it is a clear day and have breakfast at your guest house. 

Afterwards start today's drive to Gyirong Border, which is newly opened for foreign tourists to continue their overland travel to Nepal. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes along the way including Mount Shishapangma and lake Pekutso. Stay overnight at the local guest at Gyirong town. 
 
P.S.:  Due to the earthqake in the April of 2015 in Nepal, the border Zhangmu between Tibet and Nepal has been closed. Gyirong Border is another border between Tibet and Nepal, it was an important border for the trading, but now it is also opened for tourists. 

 

 
Day 07:
Gyirong Border send off, end the travel.

After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to Gyirong border and see off to your Tibetan guide. End the services at the border.
 
Clear the custom and cross the border to Nepal side where you can catch the local landcruiser to Kathmandu. The drive takes about 8-9 hours due to the bad road condition, the shared landcruiser costs roughly 2500RS (about 200-250 CNY) per person. Our agency also provide private transfer at your request, please talk to your travel advisor for the latest price. 
 
Tips: After you cross the border and enter Nepal, you need clear customs at the Nepal Immigration office. If you don’t have your Nepalese visa you can apply at the same time, normally the fee is 25 USD for the single entry visa which is valid for 15 days, 40USD for 30 days and 100USD for 90 days. To apply for the Nepalese visa, you will need to have one passport photo.
What's Included

General Inclusions:

  • All required government taxes and fees.
  • All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
  • 3 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
  • Lodging at E.B.C. will be at either Rongbuk Monastery's Guest House or E.B.C Tent Guest House (dormitory bed with semi-private bathroom)
  • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
  • Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
  • Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver.
  • Nepal visa (you can get upon arrival at Kodari, USD 25 for a 15 day tourist visa)
  • Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
  • Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa (Please note: We can offer you train and/or plane tickets in and out Lhasa from all cities within China. Please check the latest price with us via email.)

Comments

Ramon Robles's picture

Can I acclimate 3days?

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Ramon,

 

Thanks for contacting us. If you're interested in this group tour but prefer to acclimate 3 days, then we can help you adjust the itinerary: You can arrive at Lhasa one day earlier than other travelers in this group, so that gives you one more day to acclimatize in Lhasa city.

 

I have sent you an email with some details about the travel dates, please advice when you plan to start this trip and just let me know if you have any further question on it!

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Cheers,

 

Murphy 

11248's picture

Can I reduce the cost if I travel with more people

Murphy Feng's picture

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thanks for your comment. We'd love to help you plan this trip and of course, we'd love to offer you some discounts if you trsvel with more people. For more details please check the email I just sent to you and I'm looking forward to your reply!

Kind Regards,

Murphy

chris's picture

Hello Murphy
im interested in a tour, starting in the middle of january 2014 !
will there be any tours ?

kind regards
chris

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,

Murphy

Sabina Boteva's picture

Hello,

I am highly interested in this tour package. I have a couple of questions-
1) I am a foreign exchange student who has a Single Entry visa for China- in that case am I allowed to go to Nepal and Tibet and then get back in China?
2) Do you have any available dates for April 2014 or May 2014?
3)I am residing in Beijing- Is a ticket from and to Beijing included in the price?

Looking forward hearing from you in the soonest possible time.
Thank you,
Sabina

Sabina

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hi Sabina,
Thanks for contacting us. I've already sent you an email with more details and suggestions to help you clear things up. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Maggie's picture

Hello,
I am interested in this tour, my friend and I would like to get to Lhasa by train because we are currently in Wuhan. If two people go, do we also get a discount? We would like to start our tour on July 26th, do we have time for visa? BTW, we have the China tourist visa (L).

Yuki Yi's picture

Dear Maggie,
Thanks for your inquiry!
Please note that it will take at least 15 days to process the Tibet Permit. I have sent you a detailed email with quotation for you review, please have a look!
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Thanks,
Yuki

erika andriarini's picture

hi,
I'm interested in this tour.
Do you hv any available schedule dates for February 2015 or March 2015?
Is it okay if I'm going with my kid (11 years old)?

thx before
regards,
Erika

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hi Erika,
Thanks for contacting us! Your 11-year-old child can certainly take this trip with you. I just sent you an email with more details and suggestions to help you clear things up. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Nicole Lim's picture

You was recommended by my friend who appoint you as their agent. Can you please let me know the price of this trip on Sept 20th 2015.

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hi Nicole,
Thanks for contacting us! This year, we have updated this route to 7 days instead of 8 day. I have just sent you an email with more details and suggestions to help you clear things up. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Ridha's picture

I am from Indonesia. I am interesting to travel Tibet.
Would you please info us what is the best travel to Tibet:
1. Overland from Kathmandu Nepal-Kodari-Lhasa Tibet or
2. Overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
After that I have plan to travel to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

Best Regards,
Ridha

Kumala's picture

I'm Interested in tibet tour, but my friend and I want to stay for 4 days, then I would like to go to Lhasa by train from chengdu. We also have a plan to go to nepal for the next trip, but before we go to nepal, we want visiting everest basecamp.
Thanks before
Regards
Kumala

Yuki Yi's picture

Hi Kumala,
Thanks for your comments! There is no problem to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa, there is only one train from Chengdu to Lhasa every other day (T22, 20:45 - the third day 14:16), and it will leave in ODD days of November and December in 2015.
I have just sent you the tour proposal with quotation via email, please go through the details and feel free to contact me for any comments and thoughts you may have.
Best Regards,
Yuki

gosia's picture

is the border to Nepal currently open to tourists?

Alice Xiang's picture

Hi Gosia,

Sorry the border is not open yet. We are expecting that it may open in April. I have sent you an e-mail for more details, please check it and keep in touch for further information.

Best regards

Alice

Rocio's picture

I arranged train tickets and even 3 nights in lhasa, we need a 3 day tour around lhasa, then going by car to Nepal.
We are two people.
Thanks

Ken's picture

I am planning to go to Tibet. Do you have any fix date tour "Lhasa to Kathmandu Group Tour via E.B.C - 8 Days" between the end of September and beginning of November 2016? I also would like to know in what date the departure is confirmed (with enough participants). Thanks

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Ken, 

Nice to hear from you. We'd love to help you arrange this tour, I just sent you an email with the details and tour proposal. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions. 

Cheers,

Murphy

Ken's picture

Hello Murphy,
Last year, I was told that the China-Nepal border was closed due to landslide at Kyirong. Is it open for foreigners now?
If the tour is ready to go, when can I join the group tour? I am planning to go in May or June (if it is open). Thanks

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Ken,

Thanks for contacting us again, I'm regret to share that the land border between Tibet and Nepal is still closed to foreigners. We will keep you posted once there's any news. 

Thank you and keep in touch!

Murphy

Pepe's picture

Hello, we are a group and we are interested in traveling to Lahsa and from there make a route by the road of friendship to Kathmandu. Does anyone know if it is possible to do it now?

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Pepe,

Thanks for contacting us. Currently the land border between Tibet and Nepal is still closed, but you could choose taking an overland tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, then fly out to Kathmandu from Lhasa. I just sent you an email with a tour proposal for your reference. Could you please check it and let me know your opinions on that? 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.

Cheers,

Murphy

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