Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp
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Lasha tour via Everest base camp, following towards Lhasa sightseeing the renowned Tashilhunpo Religious community in Shigatse, authentic Gyantse and a lovely Yamdrok lake is on the way to Lhasa. Potala castle, Norbulika royal residence, Sera and Derpung monasteries.

Duration 9 Days
Trip Grade Easy
Max Altitude 5000 M
Trip Type Sightseeing tour
Accommodation Hotel/Lodges
Meals BB on tour
Transportation Car/ Jeep
Season All round
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp is beginning from Kathmandu driving through the Araniko Interstate to Tibet fringe. The drive keeps you enjoy taking the photos of scenic farmland and wonderful countryside towns. Approximately Five hours drive from Kathmandu to the border of Nepal-China at Kyirong, after the emigration formalities, the tripe ahead towards to Nyalam, the lovely Tibetan town. Everest base camp Lhasa tour offers the majestic views of Sisapangma (the Loftiest mountain in Tibet), and Mt. Everest (World highest peak 8848M). The adventure experiences to crossing high passes through the Everest base camp which is located on high altitude in globally and gives a golden chance to explore enjoy as much as you can at Everest base camp to watch wondering views of Mt. Everest.
Lasha tour via Everest base camp, following towards Lhasa sightseeing the renowned Tashilhunpo Religious community in Shigatse, authentic Gyantse and a lovely Yamdrok lake is on the way to Lhasa. Potala castle, Norbulika royal residence, Sera and Derpung monasteries are the main attractions in Lhasa to observe the ancient Tibetan art, culture, and history. The scene in Tibet is still isolated and Lhasa is getting developing city where we can get modern services and facilities like star hotels and verities of restaurant, comfortable vehicle, shopping centers, good hospital services and many more.
Everest base camp Lhasa tour is an adventure trip intended for those people who pursue modern soft overland adventure and would like to explore the real beauty of Tibet and visiting such places where there are the real Tibetan nomadic people are still surviving. Our tour will take you inner part of typical Tibetan towns, have an incredible opportunity to meet the local village people, talk with them and develop a good relationship as good friends.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu to Kyirong (3,800m/12,467ft): 153 km, 7 - 8 hours

After breakfast, we start our journey with a morning scenic drive along the beautiful Nepalese countryside passing through the Nepalese towns of Trishuli, Dhunche, and Syabrubesi. Driving through the deep and big gorges, cascading waterfalls, rivers, hill-side villages, and forests, we will reach the Nepal-Tibet border at Rasuwagadhi. After necessary formalities at Nepalese immigration and crossing the bridge on the border, we will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and continue our adventurous uphill drive on the Tibetan side to reach Kyirong. Overnight in Kyirong.

Day 2

Kyirong to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft.): 257 Km, 5 hours

Today, we will enjoy the pretty borderline along the snow-capped mountain and evergreen forests as we begin our day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Himalayan ranges like Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Shishapangma. From Lotingri, one can enjoy the magnificence of the majestic Mt. Everest. Overnight in Lotingri

Day 3

Lotingri to Rongbuk monastery (5,000m/16, 404ft): 160Km, 3 hours’ drive.

Explore Everest by walking to Guru Rinpoche cave and back to Rongbuk monastery: 2 hours After breakfast, we will drive to Rongbuk monastery through the friendship highway at a distance of 60km; and then turn right towards Rongbuk monastery. We will stop at the top of the Gyawold pass for great views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. Then, we continue driving down through many corners for about one and a half hour to reach Rongbuk monastery. We will have our lunch in Rongbuk monastery, and in the afternoon we will walk to Guru Rinpoche cave which takes about an hour. Visit the cave and explore Everest and enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Guru Rinpoche cave. Late afternoon, we will walk back to Rongbuk monastery. Enjoy the most beautiful sunset views on Everest. Overnight in Rongbuk monastery. Note: that on rare occasions due to bad weather or political riots the local government may close down the road to the Everest base camp for safety reasons and without prior notice.

Day 4

Drive from Rongbuk to Shegar and further to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft.) via Sakya Monastery: 300km, 7-8 hours

In the morning, we can enjoy magnificent views of sunrise on Everest, then have breakfast and drive to Shigatse crossing three big mountain passes and passing by many beautiful Tibetan villages. The people in the communities are mostly farmers, and they rear some cattle, sheep, yaks, cows, etc. On the way, we visit the Sakya monastery which dates back to the 12th century, and it is the seat of Sakyapa School in Tibetan Buddhism. The main architectures inside the castle are the Dajing Hall, the Buddhism Hall and the hall where the Sakya archbishop lived. From here, we continue our drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 5

Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,959 ft.) via Shalu Monastery: 100km, 2 hours.

After breakfast, we visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse which holds both historical and cultural importance for being founded by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama in 1447. After touring the Tashilhunpo Monastery, we continue our drive to Gyantse. On the way, we visit Shalu Monastery. Founded in 1040, Shalu Monastery is known for its beautiful and ancient mural paintings. We continue to Gyantse and while there visit Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong (Fortress), which is one of the best-preserved dzongs in Tibet. Overnight in Gyantse.

Day 6

Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m/11,972ft) via Karo La pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake: 260km, 5-6 hours

From Gyantse, we continue to Lhasa crossing the Karo La (5,010m/16,432 ft), and Kamba La (4794m/15,725 ft) passes and Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes of Tibet, also believed to be the transformation of a Tibetan goddess. Furthermore, we cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River and see Potala Palace for the first time from a distance. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 7

Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital: 5 - 6 hours

We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17century, Potala Palace provides terrific views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the most extensive human-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital which is the center for the treatment, training, research, and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8

Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now, there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open-air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 9

Final Departure

Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize photos. If time permits, we can engage in shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel will take us to the airport for our next journey. We can either go back to Kathmandu or continue to mainland China on our way home

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin-sharing basis with breakfast
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa
  • Chinese visa fee which is US$ 175 for the US nationals and US$ 85 for other nationals (visa
  • fees are subject to change without prior notice)
  • International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa or from China to Lhasa
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on
  • Tips for guides and driver

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