8-Day Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour via Kerung (Gyirong) Border


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT058
Trip Duration
8 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu/Lhasa
Max Altitude
5200m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April - October
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 1N 2-Star Hotel in Shigatse
  • 3 Nights Guesthouses
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
Location Covered

Overview


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.


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 high Plateau, etc.

Highest Elevation: 5200M (EBC)

Trip Code: 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.

Note: At least 2 working days (Except Saturday and Sunday) are required to make the Tibet Group Visa Done. Please arrange a few days in Kathmandu prior to your departure to Tibet.

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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.

What's Included


  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit

What's Excluded


  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.

Customer Reviews


JU
John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to 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 & MEALS 

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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

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 prior to the travel 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 prior to 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 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to 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 Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

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