Kerung/Kyirong Border is Open! 8-Day Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour Via Kerung Tour is one of the popular Overland tours in Tibet. In the past years (before 2015 earthquake), Kathmandu to Lhasa tour via EBC crosses through the Kodari border used to be very popular. Now, the Kerung/Kyirong border in Rasuwa district has been opened for all third-country tourists interested in doing overland Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour Via Kerung. The itinerary Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via EBC starts in Kathmandu and drive to Kerung border; where your Tibetan guide will be waiting to receive you and start the trip to Lhasa through Everest Base Camp, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse. Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour via Kerung HIGHLIGHTS; Drive-in Departure dates: Every Tuesdays and Saturdays [Please check our Fixed Departure Schedule] Trip Route: Kathmandu-Kerung/Gyirong-Tingri-EBC-Shigatse-Lhasa Major things to see: Everest Base Camp, Tashilhompu Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, Tibetan…
Kerung/Kyirong Border is Open!
8-Day Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour Via Kerung Tour is one of the popular Overland tours in Tibet. In the past years (before 2015 earthquake), Kathmandu to Lhasa tour via EBC crosses through the Kodari border used to be very popular. Now, the Kerung/Kyirong border in Rasuwa district has been opened for all third-country tourists interested in doing overland Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour Via Kerung. The itinerary Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via EBC starts in Kathmandu and drive to Kerung border; where your Tibetan guide will be waiting to receive you and start the trip to Lhasa through Everest Base Camp, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse.
Departure dates: Every Tuesdays and Saturdays [Please check our Fixed Departure Schedule]
Trip Route: Kathmandu-Kerung/Gyirong-Tingri-EBC-Shigatse-Lhasa
Major things to see: Everest Base Camp, Tashilhompu Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, Tibetan high Plateau, etc.
Highest Elevation: 5200M (EBC)
Trip Name: 8Days 7Nights Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour via Kerung; Drive in Fly Out
Let’s join our Group Joining Overland Tibet Tours that are run Every Tuesdays and Saturdays from Kathmandu. – Please check with our team whether or not a Fixed departure tour available!
Please read: At least 3 working days (Except Saturday and Sunday) are required to obtain a Tibet Group Visa in Kathmandu. Please arrange a few days in Kathmandu prior to your departure to Tibet.
Early in the morning drive to Rasuwa Gadhi (newly opened Nepal and Tibet China Border). You will drive through paddy fields and picturesque villages and rivers. After you reach Kerung/Kyirong border, clear Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) drive to Kyirong, the small town of China. Overnight in Kerung at Local basic Guesthouse.
Your Journey Starts with an adventure drive into the dry and arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. You pass through Peikhu Tso Lake (4600M, a cobalt blue lake). En route, you can enjoy a great panorama of Himalaya including Mount Shishapangma, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Annapurna. From Old Tingri, you could also see Mount Everest. The sunset view is also very awesome if the weather is good. Overnight in Old Tingri at Local Guesthouse.
Drive to Rongbuk Monastery, explore around Rongbuk. If time/weather permits, hike to EBC or keep it for another day. Overnight at Guesthouse in Rongbuk.
Today early in the morning, you will hike to the North Face of Everest Base Camp; Explore around EBC and back to Rongbuk. Eat Breakfast and continue drive to Shigatse, the second busiest town of Tibet. Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse
In Shigatse, you will visit the Tashilhunpo monastery is the seat of successive Panchen Lamas founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447 has more than 57 halls and 3600 rooms. This monastery has a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) which is the largest of its kind in China.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Gyantse, another historical city of Tibet where you will visit Kumbum Stupa (the largest stupa ) and Phalkhor Monastery. Then you will continue to drive to Lhasa crossing the Karo La (5,010 m) and Kamba La (4794 m) passes. The road also follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes of Tibet, also believed to be the transformation of a Tibetan goddess. And you cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River to reach in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast, you will proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Barkhor Street (Bazaar). Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. After Sightseeing, you will be transferred to the hotel for your Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
Our team transfers you to the airport/train station in time for your flight/train. You can either fly back to Kathmandu or fly to any other city of mainland China to return your home.
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Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.
Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the… Read More »