At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • DestinationTibet
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude5300 M
  • Group Size15 Max
  • Trip StyleHotels & lodges
  • StartsLhasa
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best TimeApril to November
Highlights
  • Explore renowned monasteries that echo the sacred chants of monks. Each monastery holds its unique charm and significance.
  • Stand in the shadow of the world's highest peak. Gaze upon the majestic north face of Mount Everest—an experience that humbles even the boldest adventurer.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Tibetan culture, interacting with locals and gaining insights into their way of life.
  • Pass through diverse landscapes, from the rugged Tibetan plateau to the lush valleys of Nepal. Capture the breathtaking beauty of nature at every twist and turn.
  • Discover the historical legacy of the region through visits to palaces, monasteries, ancient towns, and monasteries that whisper tales of bygone eras.

OVERVIEW OF LHASA EVEREST BASE CAMP KATHMANDU TOUR

The Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via Everest Base Camp is a remarkable 10-day journey that just blends historical, cultural, and adventurous experiences, offering any travelers a comprehensive exploration of the mesmerizing landscapes and spiritual heritage of the region. This extraordinary expedition promises to be an unforgettable odyssey, weaving through the heart of Tibet and culminating in the majestic backdrop of Everest Base Camp.

EXPLORING ROAD FROM LHASA WITH ENCHANTING DRIVE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP TO KATHMANDU

Your adventure begins in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where ancient traditions meet the vibrant pulse of modernity. Explore the ancient streets of Lhasa, and the architectural wonders of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka palaces, both significant landmarks associated with the Dalai Lama. Immersing yourself in the rich Tibetan culture, and explore the sacred aura of monasteries like Sera, Drepung, and Tashilhunpo. Each holds secrets and wisdom accumulated over centuries.
Embark on a scenic drive from Lhasa towards the legendary Everest Base Camp, passing through picturesque landscapes, tranquil lakes, and quaint villages. Along the way, visit ancient monasteries like Rongbuk and Sakya. As you approach Everest Base Camp, the colossal north face of Mount Everest unfolds before you, a sight that is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

EVEREST BASE CAMP TO KATHMANDU

The journey continues as you make your way from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu. This leg of the tour combines road travel and an exhilarating flight, allowing you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas from multiple perspectives. Capture the breathtaking scenery, from the towering peaks to the lush valleys, as you traverse the borderlands between Tibet and Nepal.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL FOR LHASA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP KATHMANDU TOUR

The Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Kathmandu Tour is considered a moderate-level adventure. It is accessible to most travelers with average fitness. While it doesn’t involve conquering Everest’s summit, it offers an unforgettable experience of ancient traditions meeting towering peaks. 
The tour involves significant altitude changes. Lhasa, where the journey begins, sits approximately 3,490 meters (11,450 feet). As you progress towards Everest Base Camp, you’ll reach even higher elevations. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a real concern, so proper acclimatization and caution are essential.
While not extremely strenuous, trekking to Everest Base Camp requires endurance. You’ll walk on rugged terrain, ascend and descend hills, and navigate varying weather conditions. Regular exercise and preparation will enhance your experience. Remember to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. The Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Kathmandu Tour is about embracing the magic of the Himalayas! 

BEST SEASON FOR LHASA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP KATHMANDU TOUR

The best season for the Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Kathmandu Tour is spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November). 
During spring (April to June), brings vibrant rhododendron blooms, lush greenery, and clear skies. The landscapes are breathtaking, especially in the lower altitudes. Weather is pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 50°F to 70°F (10°C to 21°C). Nights can be chilly, especially at higher elevations. It’s a popular time for trekkers, so expect moderate crowds. However, it’s not as crowded as autumn.

During autumn (September to November), it offers excellent visibility, making it ideal for mountain views. The skies are clear, and the air is crisp. Daytime temperatures range from 50°F to 65°F (10°C to 18°C). Nights are colder, especially at Everest Base Camp. Autumn is the peak trekking season. You’ll encounter more fellow trekkers, but the overall experience is rewarding.

The monsoon season (July to August) is less favorable due to heavy rainfall and limited visibility.

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes about 1 hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20 minutes. After being transferred to the hotel, you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself for the rest of the day. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize to the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not have a shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

    After breakfast in the hotel, the tour guide will take you to Drepung Monastery, the biggest Tibetan monastery that housed more than 10,000 monks in the past. Drepung means Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and cover the hillsides. It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.

    In the afternoon you will first visit the Tibet Museum. Here you can see life scenes, exquisite clothing, house architecture, and festival customs, etc. to explore the special and mysterious Tibetan customs. Then you will visit Norbulingka, which is a typical Tibetan-style royal garden, the summer resort of the Dalai Lama.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa

     

      Today, we will go to the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa. Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

      In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple, you'll have time to walk around the Barkhor Street, which is one of the most devotional circuits as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since the early days. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

      Stay overnight in Lhasa

        We will pass by Kampala Pass(4,790m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Standing at the lakeside, you can see its blue water shimmering with charming light, as well as the snow-capped holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar(7,191m) in the distance.  

        Next we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway on your way to Gyantse.

        Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery, famous for its exquisite architecture and intact murals and statues.

        Stay overnight in Shigatse

          In the morning, you will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri by passing through Tsola Pass(4,600m), and Gyatsola Pass(5,248m). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, with countless prayer flags flying in the wind. Afterward, you will ascend to Gawula Pass(5,198m), where you can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas. Then you will drive along the new zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of Golden Everest Peak.

          Stay overnight in Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed)

            You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area if the weather is good. Then you will have Tibetan breakfast here, such as noodles, Zanba, etc. about CNY 30p.p. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, and instant coffee. etc. on your own. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border that connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5,236m), we will arrive in Gyirong in the late afternoon.

            Stay overnight in Gyirong Town, 

              Your tour guide will assist you to exit China and see you off at the Gyirong border. We can organize a jeep for transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu but it's not included in the Package. Or you can take a bus to Kathmandu, about 40 US$ depending on your negotiation with the driver. The road condition is not good, and it takes about 10 hours from the border to Kathmandu city. Thus, taking a bus is not recommended.

                Route Map

                Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kathmandu Tour map

                Service Details

                Includes
                • Lodgings:  4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;  2 Night in GUESTHOUSE;
                •  Meal: 4 Breakfasts;
                • Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
                • Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all times on the first day;
                • Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the first day;
                • Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;
                • Attractions: all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary;
                • Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit; Alien's Travel Permit to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes about 30mins;
                • Travel Agency Liability insurance;
                • Government Tax;
                • Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express);
                • Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
                • Oxygen tank for emergency use;
                • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;
                Excludes
                •  Visa Fee (Nepal and China)
                •  International flights
                •  Travel insurance
                •  Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
                •  Tips for guides and driver
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