7 days Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour via E.B.C.

Lhasa
⇀ Gyantse
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Mount Everest
⇀ Gyirong Border
Embark on a memorable journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu with this Tibet group tour, traversing the Tibet-Nepal Friendship Highway. Experience Tibet's top highlights, from Tibet's landmark Potala Palace in Lhasa to the magnificent Mount Everest.
Type
Group, maximum of 12 person(s)
Duration
7 days
Theme
Overland
Trip code
FDT-05
Tour dates
From
CN¥ 6,600
Travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu with our small Tibet tour groups (maximum 13 people), offering a journey full of highlights along the Friendship Highway. This affordable Tibet tour lets you explore highlights of Lhasa, the Tibetan Plateau, Everest Base Camp, and finally Kathmandu in Nepal.
Day 01 :
Arrival in Lhasa [3650m]

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. After checking into the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude. Stay in Lhasa.

Day 02 :
Lhasa Monasteries Tour - Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B,D)

Today is your first sightseeing day in Lhasa, you will be arranged to visit two renowned monasteries: Drepung Monastery in the morning and Sera Monastery in the afternoon.

Drepung Monastery was once the world's largest and the governmental seat before the Potala Palace, historically housed up to 10,000 monks. It's renowned for its significant role in Tibetan culture, religion, and education.

Sera Monastery is another the great Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. Renowned for its lively monk debates between 3 pm to 5 pm (daily except on Sunday) on Buddhist philosophy, the monastery is an important center for learning and culture.Your guide will provide a detailed explanation of how Tibetan monks participate in debates to acquire knowledge and progress in their academic studies.

You will have a welcome dinner with your fellow group members tonight.

Day 03 :
Another Lhasa City Tour - Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B)

In the morning start your Lhasa city highlight tour to visit Potala Palace. 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.

Then proceed to visit Jokhang temple, it 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.
The Barkhor Street, a renowned Kora (holy walking path) encircling the Jokhang Temple, is constantly bustling with Tibetan faithful. Visitors will discover the unique experience of mingling with local pilgrims along Barkhor Street. It also serves as a vibrant shopping district, offering the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts for your loved ones.

Following your sightseeing adventures, join your guide at one of Lhasa's most vibrant Tibetan sweet tea houses. Here, you can enjoy sipping traditional Tibetan sweet tea while sitting among local Tibetans. Your guide will provide valuable insights into Tibetan social dynamics and daily life, offering a deeper understanding of the culture.

Day 03 :
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse [4,040 m] - Shigatse[3,840 m], 360 KM 7 Hours' Drive (B, L)

Make your first day's drive towards Everest, with today's highlights including Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, and Gyantse ancient city.

Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, is easily accessible from Lhasa. Upon reaching Gampala Pass (4790m), you will get your first glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The lake is encircled by numerous snow-capped mountains and offers breathtaking views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the tallest mountain near Lhasa. You will drive along the lakeshore for about half an hour, during which time you can step out of the car to touch the lake's blue waters and take photos. At the end of the lake, enjoy your lunch at a local Tibetan family.

Karo La Glacier, at an altitude of 5,100 meters, provides a stunning overlook of Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. A brief stop is scheduled here for an excellent photo opportunity.

Gyantse ancient city, referred to as the 'Hero City', is a historically significant town in Tibet, renowned for its well-preserved ancient architectural wonders. You will spend some time taking photos of Gyantse ancient city. 

Enjoy a beautiful drive along the Tibetan barley fields and farmland from Gyantse to Shigatse. Check into Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet. 

Day 05 :
Shigatse [3,850 m] - Tibet Everest Base Camp [5,200 m], 340 KM, 7-8 Hours' Drive (B)

Today, you'll undertake an exciting drive to reach Mount Everest Base Camp, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of valleys and mountains in the western part of Tibet, including the spectacular Himalayan range.

Start early to drive towards Shegar. En route, weather permitting, you'll catch your first glimpse of Mount Everest at Gyatsola Pass [5,280 m]. Lunch will be in Shegar, the last town before heading to Mount Everest.

In the afternoon, as you enter Mount Everest National Nature Reserve, the winding road takes you to Gawula Pass [5,250 m]. Here, you'll experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including a remarkable view of Mount Everest, which stands at 8,844 meters. You'll also see four other majestic peaks over 8,000 meters: Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Shishapama (8,020 m).

You will switch to the local sightseeing bus at Tashi Zong Village, and from there, it is another hour's drive before you reach Everest Base Camp (E.B.C.).
Arrive at Everest Base Camp in the late afternoon, just in time to witness a splendid sunset (just depending on the weather).

Stay overnight at the tent guest house at E.B.C or the monastery guest house near Rongbuk. 

Day 06 :
Everest Base Camp to Gyirong Border Town [2,800m], 370KM, 6-7 hours' drive

If the weather is favorable, you'll have the opportunity to witness a magnificent sunrise at Everest, with the first rays of sunlight turning the mountain into a glowing red spectacle.

Morning visit Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest-altitude monastery at 5154 meters above sea level.

Then continue today's travel to Gyirong town, the border town between Tibet and Nepal, along this 380km drive journey, you will witness the dramaticaly changing landscapes, from towering snow-capped peaks to the verdant forests and scenic canyon views at approximately 2800m above sea level. En route, you'll pass by the tranquil Pelku Tso Lake, nestled in the grasslands and famous for its crystal-clear waters and scenic backdrop against the towering Shishabangma Mountain (8,027m) in the Himalayas.

After Pelku Tso lake, the altitude drops dramatically, leading you through mesmerizing forests, waterfalls, and bottomless canyons as you enter the edge of the Himalayas. 

Stay overnight at Gyirong town. 

Day 07 :
Gyirong Border to Kathmandu, end your Tibet tour.

After breakfast, your Tibetan guide and driver will drop you off at the Gyirong border. Clear customs and cross the border to the Nepal side, where you will be met by our Nepalese staff (driver). He will assist you in applying for a Nepal visa and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please be prepared for the road travel from the border to Kathmandu, which might take up to 8-9 hours due to poor road conditions. Once you arrive at your hotel in Kathmandu, your Tibet tour concludes.

Tips: After crossing the border and entering Nepal, you need to clear customs at the Nepal Immigration office. If you don’t have a Nepalese visa, you can apply for one there. Normally, the fee is 35 USD for a single entry visa, valid for 15 days. Please prepare a passport photo in advance.

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Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

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.)
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Comments

mei-yun chang
mei-yun chang
Mon, 04/02/2018

Do you have tour only around Lhasa? I have 4 adult in my family. how much the total cost?

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Anita Fan
Mon, 04/02/2018

In reply to by mei-yun chang (not verified)

Hi Meiyun,
Thank you for the inquiry. This is Anita from WindhorseTour.
We also have group tours to Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, Gyantze, Shigatse for your choice. But as you are a group of 4 persons, we can arrange you a private tour, then the itinerary can be easily customized based on your needs.
How does it sounds to you? And which places mentioned above are you interested?
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best Regards,
Anita

Pepe
Pepe
Sun, 05/21/2017

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?

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 05/22/2017

In reply to by Pepe (not verified)

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

Ken
Ken
Thu, 08/18/2016

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

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Thu, 08/18/2016

In reply to by Ken (not verified)

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

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Ken
Ken
Wed, 02/15/2017

In reply to by Murphy Feng

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

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Thu, 02/16/2017

In reply to by Ken (not verified)

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

Rocio
Rocio
Mon, 03/21/2016

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

gosia
gosia
Sat, 02/20/2016

is the border to Nepal currently open to tourists?

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Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Mon, 02/22/2016

In reply to by gosia (not verified)

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

Kumala
Kumala
Wed, 11/04/2015

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

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Tagong grassland by July Yuki
Yuki Yi
Thu, 11/05/2015

In reply to by Kumala (not verified)

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

Ridha
Ridha
Fri, 05/15/2015

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

Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Wed, 02/11/2015

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

Nicole Lim
Nicole Lim
Wed, 02/11/2015

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.

erika andriarini
erika andriarini
Sun, 01/11/2015

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

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Tue, 01/13/2015

In reply to by erika andriarini (not verified)

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

Maggie
Maggie
Wed, 07/09/2014

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).

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Tagong grassland by July Yuki
Yuki Yi
Thu, 07/10/2014

In reply to by Maggie (not verified)

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

Sabina Boteva
Sabina Boteva
Sat, 03/29/2014

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

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Tue, 04/01/2014

In reply to by Sabina Boteva (not verified)

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

chris
chris
Mon, 09/09/2013

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

kind regards
chris

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Thu, 09/12/2013

In reply to by chris (not verified)

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

11248
11248
Sun, 05/12/2013

Can I reduce the cost if I travel with more people

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 05/13/2013

In reply to by 11248 (not verified)

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

Ramon Robles
Ramon Robles
Wed, 03/13/2013

Can I acclimate 3days?

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Wed, 03/13/2013

In reply to by Ramon Robles (not verified)

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