Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathmandu tour – 6 Nights/7 Days allows you to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathmandu tour starts from Lhasa and concludes at Kerung/Gyirong Border Crossing (Borders of Tibet - Nepal) following the route itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet. During the course of your Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathamndu tour (7 days), you will first land in Lhasa- a city of sunshine. Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds a number of cultural and historical sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monasteries, etc. After 2 days of exploration in Lhasa; on the day fourth, we begin your drive to Shigatse via Gyantse and Yamdroktso. In Gyantse, you will explore Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries and continue the drive to Shigatse, the second-largest city of Tibet where we visit…
Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathmandu tour – 6 Nights/7 Days allows you to explore Tibet and its cultural and historical sites in detail. The trip of the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathmandu tour starts from Lhasa and concludes at Kerung/Gyirong Border Crossing (Borders of Tibet – Nepal) following the route itinerary of the Friendship highway in Tibet.
During the course of your Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Kathamndu tour (7 days), you will first land in Lhasa- a city of sunshine. Lhasa is the city of sunshine and it holds a number of cultural and historical sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monasteries, etc.
After 2 days of exploration in Lhasa; on the day fourth, we begin your drive to Shigatse via Gyantse and Yamdroktso. In Gyantse, you will explore Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries and continue the drive to Shigatse, the second-largest city of Tibet where we visit stunning Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery.
On the 5th day in the morning after breakfast, we begin our long day drive to Rongbuk via Shegar. The next early in the morning, we hike to Everest Base Camp then return to Rongbuk. We take a quick breakfast and continue to drive to the Kerung border town.
Your 7 days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via EBC ends at the Kerung border crossing. We complete the border immigration formalities and say goodbye to the Tibetan guide, and continue to drive to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadi HWY.
Please Read: Due to the devastating earthquake that happened on 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 and Kerung/Gyirong Border Please check HW’s recent blog to know the recent updates.
Pick you up from Lhasa airport or Train station – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at the Hotel.
Please read: If you are flying from Kathmandu, it is a MUST to arrive in Kathmandu at least 3 working days before your flight to Lhasa to process the Tibet visa in Kathmandu. Consult with us for more details about how to proceed with the Tibet Group Visa or check our blog, Tibet Visa From Kathmandu.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa Visit the following places of Lhasa in two days:
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
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. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse (1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside.
Overnight at the Hotel in Shigatse.
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m), and drive to Rongbuk. The last 90KM drive from Shegar to Rongbuk is rough and takes about two hours to reach.
Overnight at the basic guesthouse in Rongbuk.
Please read: Sometimes, a visit/hike to Everest Base Camp can be prohibited and visitors should see it from the distance. Make sure to check with the tour operator before booking this trip.
Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Rongbuk – Drive back to Tingri and further to Kerung/Gyirong border with the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m).
Overnight at the Guesthouse in Kerung town (Tibet side).
After necessary border formalities at the Tibet-Nepal border, continue a 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. And continue to drive to Kathmandu (7 hrs).
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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 »