Lhasa Everest Base Camp Overland Tibet Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT060
Trip Duration
8 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Kerung/Kathmandu
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 Guest Houses
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch Dinner (Pay Extra)
Locations Covered

Overview


Lhasa Everest Base Camp Overland Tibet Tour – 7 Nights 8 Days; Fly in/Drive out or V/V gives an opportunity to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of Lhasa Everest Base Camp Overland Tibet Tour starts from Lhasa and concludes at Kerung/Kyirong Border Crossing or Zhangmu/Kodari Border (Nepal –Tibet) following the itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet. Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds numbers of cultural and historical sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monasteries and etc. You will visit Shigatse via Gyantse exploring Khumbun and Phalkhor monasteries, the second largest city of Tibet where the stunning Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery is located. In this course of traveling, you will also visit the Stunning North Mount Everest Base Camp following the rough trail from Tingri to Rongbuk. Please read: Due to the devastating earthquake…

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Overland Tibet Tour – 7 Nights 8 Days; Fly in/Drive out or V/V gives an opportunity to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of Lhasa Everest Base Camp Overland Tibet Tour starts from Lhasa and concludes at Kerung/Kyirong Border Crossing or Zhangmu/Kodari Border (Nepal –Tibet) following the itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet.

Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds numbers of cultural and historical sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monasteries and etc. You will visit Shigatse via Gyantse exploring Khumbun and Phalkhor monasteries, the second largest city of Tibet where the stunning Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery is located.

In this course of traveling, you will also visit the Stunning North Mount Everest Base Camp following the rough trail from Tingri to Rongbuk.

Please read: Due to the devastating earthquake that happened in April 2105, we are no longer able to operate tours via the Kodari border as the Kodari border is yet to be opened until further notification. However, tours are being run via Lhasa or Kerung/Gyring Border Crossing. Please check out Lhasa – EBC – Lhasa 8 Days Escorted Tour for the latest itinerary and also please check HW’s recent blog to know about it.

Itinerary Expand All


Pick you up from Lhasa airport or Train station – You will arrive in Lhasa either from Kathmandu or mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu). Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.

Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa; Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel.

Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m). Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monastery and scenic drive to Xigatse (1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside- Hotel.

AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – O/N at Guest House

Rongbuk 90 KM Then Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) and drive to Rongbuk. O/N at Guest House.

Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and explore around – back to Rongbuk – Drive back to Tingri and further to Kerung. One can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). Overnight at Guest house at Kerung

After necessary border formalities at Kerung (Gyirong) border crossing; continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel. Our representative will be waiting for you at the border Nepal side. Continue to drive to Kathmandu.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary, you can still customize it as per your requirement.

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


D
Djensen . Apr 25, 2019
7 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tibet Tour

In April 2019 we (me and my girlfriend) did a 7 days trip which started off with 2,5 days in Lhasa and some monastery’s close by and then took us over the breath-taking Tibetan highlands via the Everest basecamp to the Nepalese border, where another car picked us up to drive us to Kathmandu. This great mix between on the one hand the mysterious and still very present traditional and…

In April 2019 we (me and my girlfriend) did a 7 days trip which started off with 2,5 days in Lhasa and some monastery’s close by and then took us over the breath-taking Tibetan highlands via the Everest basecamp to the Nepalese border, where another car picked us up to drive us to Kathmandu. This great mix between on the one hand the mysterious and still very present traditional and friendly Tibetan culture with all its rituals, monasteries, temples, and prayer flags and on the other hand the stunning view of the vast Tibetan mountains, where being over 5000m is almost normal and the top of the world only seems to be a glimpse away, is something which is worth every journey there, no matter how long it is.

Best you don`t fly directly into Lhasa but acclimatize a bit beforehand, else the first days could give you a bit of a “headache”. We took the train from Beijing and had a stopover in Xining where we also did a very nice day trip into the nearby hills (up to 3800m). If you plan a similar trip, maybe try to stay one or two days longer in Lhasa and also on the road trip in the Tibetan highlands, there is plenty to see and not enough time (unfortunately we did not have these additional 2 days).

One important thing why this trip was such a great experience surely was Anup and his counterpart in Tibet, Norbu. They did an absolutely amazing job organizing this whole trip, starting with the train tickets from Beijing and ending up in Kathmandu. Anup was extremely responsive throughout the whole organization phase, which helped us a lot to get a good feeling about what was coming up. Also, it was important for us to get a Tibetan guide in Tibet and not a Chinese one. You could really feel that Himalayan Windows is still a small company that engages in a personal relationship with its clients and is very concerned that they will have the best time possible – and this is worth a lot from my past experiences. I would give 6 stars if it was possible.

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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

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

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

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 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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

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 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 season.

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.

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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