Starting from Kathmandu- Everest Base camp to Lhasa this is an amazing tour to explore Tibet. Offering special mystery and magnetisms, the Buddhist territory of Tibet has comprehensive feeling the spirits and brains of the western soil. Our Kathmandu-Everest Base camp (EBC)-Lhasa tour faces a enormous region of this historic landscape, imposing passes, wide unlock places, complex decorated monasteries throughout unforgettable surroundings and getting truthfully into the spiritual heart of the state-Lhasa. Above ten days, this tour runs to imprison in a small piece of the whole thing of the attractiveness kingdom of Tibet has to present.
Fallowing the force on â€śFriendship High Wayâ€ť, Kathmandu- Everest Base camp overland tour to Lhasa city of Tibet takes total ten days all together. The trip goes on visiting at quietly attractive Sakya, Shalu, Natang Buddhist monasteries and inaccessible rustic societies uninjured by modern progress. A liberal one night will be at Ronbuk, Time to take in some remarkable outlooks of the highest Himalayas on the globe including Mt. Everest (8,848m) Passing road through Nyalam the historical Shigatse, Gyantse famous for the Gyantse Kumbum, Itâ€™s an amazing part of Tibet Everest Base camp Lhasa overland tour takes you the foot on the base of Mt. Everest of Tibet side. Kathmandu- Lhasa via Everest base camp (EBC) overland tour is a supreme overland drive tour which gives you the complete admit of cultures, society and life styles of Tibetans.
Itâ€™s the complete previous that the street still move toward enthusiastic on Tibet Lhasa itself- the sacred spirit of this nation Tibet. For centuries the home of Dalai Lamas and the aim of moral visitors, You might enlarge pleased weeks mislaid in Lhasaâ€™s historical and sacred resources which is appropriate as the tour concluded fallowing a day tour of the if the capital thatâ€™s exactly what you are liberated to do become one of the providential few to have experienced first-hand the virtuous power and pure attractiveness of this wonderful state.
kathmandu- EBC-Lhasa tour fact
Trip length: Total 11 days/10 Days tour
Starts in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge & tea house
Transportation: Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)/Flights
Maximum altitude: 5050 tibet everest Base Camp.
2 full days Lhasa sightseeing tour.
"This journey goes on visiting at gently captivating Sakya, Shalu, Natang Buddhist monasteries and isolated rural communities unhurt by contemporary development"
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Day 01: Kathmandu arrival and trek homework [1,300m/4264ft]
You will be welcomed by representatives from Adventure Discovery Treks (ADT) on your arrival in Kathmandu airport. After your official work (visa etc inside the Kathmandu airport) look for our representative with an Adventure Discovery treks and expedition (p) Ltd show board at the arrival gate. You will be transmits at hotel of your requirements (depends on your interest) and you will visit our office, Kathmandu-Lhasa-EBC tour briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Nyalam [3,750m/12,300ft] â€“ 162kms.About 5 hours drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (1,873m/6,143ft) where we complete our immigration official procedure then drive goes up hill to Tibetan border town Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft). Here you meet our Tibetan guide on arrival at the check post and drive goes up viewing the waterfalls to Nyalam for overnight stay.
Day 03: Nyalam to Lo-Tingro/old Tingri [4050m/13,284ft]-147kms
After breakfast at hotel about 6 hours drive to Tingri today passing two passes â€“ Nyalam pass (3800m) & lalung La pass (5082m). Todayâ€™s drive offers stunning sceneries of tallest Himalayas that includes Mt. Everest (8,848m), Jugal Himal and Mt. Makalu (8,464m) overnight stay at Lo-Tingri/Old Tingri.
Day 04: Lo-Tingri/Old Tingri to Ronbuk [5,050m/16564ft]-105km- Explore Everest Base Camp [5,250m/17,220ft]
The short drive to Ronbuk visiting Ronbuk monastery first which is tallest monastery in Tibet. The face to face view of Mt. Everest (Mt. Quomolangma is Tibetan name), Afternoon drive to Everest Base Camp by local bus and walk 16 kms around the base camp. Evening back to Ronbuk from Base Camp. The land is dry and desolate. It is really tremendous area with vertical north features of the tallest mountain of the earth soaring right above you. Stay overnight at Ronbuk.
Day 05: Ronbuk to Xegar to Lhatse [4050m/13,284ft] -245kmsAfter enjoy the sun rise on Mt. Everest and visiting Ronbuk monastery the drive continue down to Xegar via Lhatse. We pass the highest pass of our trip today called Gyamtso La (5,220m), Passing calm monasteries and the site of itinerant herders soon fallowing Shegar. Again we turn to the â€śFriendship High Wayâ€ť drives on south the Pang La (5,150m). The outlooks from the summit is unbelievable by never ending Himalayan series enlarging from Makalu to Shishapangma, underneath the cross, Everest originally is covered from analysis however when we twist the side into the Ronbuk town more imposing than ever. Stay overnight.
Day 06: Lhatse to Sakya & Natang Monastery to Shigatse [3900m/12792ft] â€“ 285kms
30 minutes drive takes us to Sakya monastery to explore known as the family holy place (Temple) of Sakyapa faction of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery was build around 6th year -1073 of the Xining area of the Song family (960-1279AD) by Khon Konchog Gyalpo, he also creator of Sakyapa sect of Lamaism. Sakya means â€śGrey Soilâ€ť in Tibetan as the soil neighboring it is ancient: This is innermost monastery of Sakyaoa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Yuan Dynasty, the 5th Sakya Thrine Holder, Drogon Chogyal Phakpa popular as Phakpa was selected as the National high priest by Yuan Emperor Shizu
He obtained accuse of the Buddhist and decision-making associations of Tibet and started the history of Monkâ€™s supremacy in Tibet. In the 2nd year (1265) of the Zhiyuan supremacy of the Yuan family (1270-1368), Phakpa came back to the Sakya Monastery. After 3 years, through the financial support of Yuan government, the Sakya, monastery authorized a large number of Han Mongolian and Tibetan crafts man to reconstruct the Sakya monastery. It turned out to be the political heart (center) of Tibet at that time. At the ending of the Yan Dynasty, the Sakya monastery condition was restored by kagyu sect. Sakyapa sect only preserved its spiritual and political supremacy is Sakya area. As a consequence, the Sakya monastery slowly refused and destroys into neglected.
As we have our lunch. The drive goes to Natang Monastery, The Natang monastery in Xigaze is one of the survivor. This monastery had a number of 3,000 minks and 13 sutra halls. Its show off vast gathering of Tibetan producing chunks and hand-copied Buddhist scriptures, Tripitaka imprinted in 1732 and 1743 were the oldest of their type. Evening we arrive at Xigatse- the 2nd largest town in Tibet.
Day 07: Shigatse to Gyantse via Shalu Monastery (3,950m/12,956ft]-90Kms
After visiting the Tashilunpo monastery of gratis bazaar of Xigatse, lunch get on an enjoyable 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Phalkot Monastery and Khumbum stupa will be visited. The 20 kilometers southwest from Xigatse Shaulu Monasterywas first built in 1087AD. It is well-known for its sandalwood falls imprinted with Buddhist scripture and a jar for satisfying holy water. It is said that for years the water does not reduce or get worse. Stay overnight in Gyantse.
Day 08: Gyantse to Lhasa [3650m/11972ft] â€“ 259kms.
The 8 hours drive takesto Lhasa. Ceossing two passes â€“ Karo la (5010) and Kamba La (4794m) and also lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). Also you will pass the Yarlung Tsangpo stream and see the far view of Potala palace. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 09: Lhasa city sightseeing tour
Primary, our explore starts with Sera Monastery. A knowledgeable tour leader also functioning as a predictor accompany to this potted monastery of white washed walls and golden roofs. Uniformly thrilling cadence constructs up while doing a tour Norbulinka- the summer palace of Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple is one more significant holy spot which unties more bottomless seated secrecy of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore to Barkhor Bazaar can be fairly a adjust from other visits as we wander approximately the metropolis savoring each small features from stall hawkers wining over their customers to acquire supplies to display of Tibetan civilizations, traditions, and beliefs. Finally the tour ends as you go back to Hotel.
Day 10: Lhasa Sightseeing tour
As like earlier day, today also you experience the important sights- Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace presents great views of entire Lhasa city which also has the private quarter of Dalai Lama, frequent impressive position rooms and chapels. The Drepung Monastery was built in 14th century has antique history also used to shelter about 10,000 monks but now a dayâ€™s only few hundreds. Stay overnight at Lhasa.
Day 11: Final departure from Tibet tour.
You are free from today to your own destinations. After breakfast we drop you to Lhasa airport. If you are coming back to Nepal we may extend your trip for some trekking, safaris and tours. We also can manage any destinations from Lhasa either train tickets, flight tickets.
Important Infos for Kathmandu-Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour
Best season for kathmandu-Everest Base Camp [EBC]- Lhasa Tour
Autumn (August, September & October), spring (March and April) & summer (May, June & July) presents exceptional climate and appealing to Trans Himalayan overland tour, this period would be the fiest time to tour around Kathmandu-EBC â€“Lhasa Tibet. The weather will be clear and perfect, gently cozy and stunning Himalayaâ€™s views with fairly moderate temperature. Â Â
Acclimatization / High altitude suggestions
Please remind that you are making Kathmandu Lhasa via Everest Base Camp overland tour to elevated area in the earth and also the drive ahead regularly over than 5000m/16,40ft except Lhasa (3,650n/11,972ft) As you will found 50% lesser oxygen in the elevated area like Tibet, Drive speedy may be the reasons of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) Also human body needs to be used to it those type elevated places. As we do not have any alternative way accept medication in case you got AMS however give sufficient information about Mountain sickness. Drink less water and alcohol around high elevations can be the causes of mountain sickness so please our advice would be drink sufficient water for your body and donâ€™t drink any alcoholic drinks.
The right preparation may assist to reduce AMS through the tour however we suggest to do some hike or elevated activities in Nepal or other country before arranging Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest over land tour . Practical training and ability is not Â needed however it is very significant to talk about with your physician ahead of you make a decision to set up for the Tibet Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour from Kathmandu because the people with bad health situations such as heart, lung and blood problems are not able to do this overland tour. Gentle headache, fever, loss of hunger or stomach chaos & feel vomiting are the indications of Acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Information about Visa & Travel permits
As soon as you make decision to book Tibet tour with Adventure Discovery Trek please make sure your passport copy should arrive on time to insure your Tibet visa travel permits. Aside from visas for China the guests who want to explore Tibet must also take authorization of the Tibetan Tourism Bureau. Adventure Discovery Treks manage all your needed Tibet travel permits.
Significant Message and Possible Dealings!
Your security is our anxiety at the same time as you creating overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest base camp of Tibet with Adventure Discovery trek, please be reminiscent that you fixed itinerary may change due to your own health concern. The total effort will be used to carry on for the permanent itinerary through as you doing Adventure overland tour around isolated and high Himalayaâ€™s area of Tibet as well as Lhasa, we cannot promise it! Weather situation, your health condition, unexpected ordinarily damage etcâ€¦ may all donate to modify fixed journey! The leader of group will try to assurance that the tour runs according to the plan but we appeal you to be supple if essential!
Throughout Kathmandu Everest Base camp (EBC) Lhasa overland tour there wonâ€™t be any lack of foods however itâ€™s always best to select fresh that fits for elevation. All kind of international choices foods are available and the cooks are experienced and trained in all hotel. Every day breakfast is included in the package.
The accommodation booking for Kathmandu Everest Base camo Lhasa overland tour will be made on your budget standard. (Standard or deluxe) The everyday breakfast will be Tibetan or continental source prepared by the lodge wher you stay at. The lunches and dinner or additional foods mainly up to you which does not include in the package. Roughly Yuan 60 to 100 or USD $ 10 to USD $ 16 Â Â would be sufficient for your lunch and dinner (Both).
Tibet travel Necessary documents should have with you are :-
- Valid passport
- Tibet Visa & permits
- Medical insurance card
- Passport size photos
- Guide books/Map (Not lonely planet book)
Note: Prepare extra photocopy of Passport, visas, permits, airlines tickets and keep separate place of your language.
Cost Includes & Excludes on:Cost Includes on:
- Airport â€“ Hotel â€“ Airport arrival/departure transfers
- A night Kathmandu accommodation with breakfast (if you require only)
- Kathmandu -Lhasa or Lhasa-Kathmandu flight tickets
- All necessary Tibet travel permits and visas
- Kathmandu-Tibet border (Zhang-Mu) transport by comfort vehicle
- Zhang-Mu to Everest Base Camp to Lhasa transport by non AC Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
- Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing room basis with breakfasts
- English speaking Tibetan guide
- All sightseeing & entrĂ©e fees as per itinerary
- Entire administration and Local taxes
Cost does not includes:
- Nepal Visa Fees (you should bring accurate 40 USD cash and two passport size pictures)
- All lunch & Dinner during the tour of Tibet
- Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, etc)
- Your lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply also early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early come back from tour (due to any case) than the fixed itinerary
- International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu
- Trip and rescue insurance
- Tips / Donations