13 Nights / 14 Days – Kathmandu – Tibet Lhasa – Kathmandu
Experience the Tibet Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) which is a more well-known tour and covers all the best that the area brings to the offer. This tour begins with a marvelous flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa the capital of Tibet. We explore the legacy locales, critical religious communities and old traditional quarter of the city. Some of these incorporate the Potala castle, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor business sector and Drepung and Sera nunneries. We leave Lhasa, and in transit, our overland tour goes through old Buddhist nunneries of Tashilhunpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive former the wonderful turquoise lakes. Enjoying radiant mountain landscape, we approach the Rongbuk religious community and the base camp of Mt Everest itself. The view is really amazing. At last of we drive back to Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu.
Tibet Lhasa to EBC – Facts
Country: China (Tibet)
Tour Grade: Easy / Moderate
Tour Code: SA-KTM-EVT
Duration: 14 days
Tour Style: Small Group
Age Requirements: 12+
Best time to go: April-June/September-November
Begin from: Kathmandu
End at: Kathmandu
Tibet Lhasa to EBC – Outline Itinerary
Fixed Departure Dates
Note: The dates underneath are the period you would need to be in Kathmandu to join this tour. Because we have to prepare for Tibet Visa. If you are intended to participate in the Group, make sure you allow 3 weeks earlier to participate this Tibet Lhasa in the direction of Everest Base Camp tour. To get more Travel details regarding Lhasa Tibet, click here Tibet.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 – 03: Kathmandu sightseeing & Lhasa Tibet visa application (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (Gongkar Airport)
Day 05: Explore the Potala palace, Norbulingka Palace & Tibetan Museum at Lhasa (5-6 hr)
Day 06: Explore the Drepung and Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street at Lhasa (5-6 hr)
Day 07: Travel Lhasa to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso (3950 m, 350 km)
Day 08: Sightseeing in Gyantse & Drive to Shigatse (3900 m, 90 km)
Day 09: Drive from Shigatse to Segar (4050m, 244km)
Day 10: Drive Segar to Rongbuk Monastery (5000m, 68km)
Day 11: Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp and return to Shigatse (257km)
Day 12: Shigatse to Lhasa (3650 m, 350 km)
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1400, 1:30 min)
Day 14: Departure at any time
Tibet Lhasa to EBC – Highlights
- Vibrant, beautiful, disorderly city of Kathmandu
- Lhasa – the Roof of the World, at a height of 3,650 m
- Several cloisters, Tibetan Buddhism, religion of Tibet
- Potala Palace, once the castle of Dalai Lama
- Rongbuk Monastery, one of the highest monasteries
- Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp, Beauty with Perfection
Tibet Lhasa to EBC – Detail Itinerary
Arrived at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
When you arrive at International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from the organization will come to pick up you & transfer to the Hotel. In the evening our staff will give a briefing about the sightseeing tour or trip program.
Kathmandu guided sightseeing and Lhasa Tibet visa processing (Mon/Wed/Fri)
While we will apply and gather Chinese visa. Today, after morning meal or breakfast, you start your touring explore by going by UNESCO World Heritage Spots inside Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square, the structural architecture is typical of the Malla line who led over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Swoyambhunath Temple is well-known among the nonnatives as the Monkey Temple inferable from a large number of monkey populace living in the area. The Boudhanath Stupa is just one of the biggest stupas in Southern Parts of Asia which is influenced by the Tibet Buddhism. If you would like any other stuff to purchase for the trip, you can actually buy around during the evening.
Takeoff from Kathmandu to Lhasa (Gongkar Airport)
Enjoy the amazing up high a mountain flight across the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet. Our Tibetan guide will receive you at Lhasa’s Gongkar airplane terminal and also transfer to the Hotel. Discover the close-by avenues or even rest and relax.
Discover the Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (5-6 hr)
After the breakfast time, you go to visit Potala Palace, the winter palace of Dalai Lama. Built-in 17th century which grants incredible views of the whole city. Next, you will have a guided sightseeing tour to the busy and even traditional street market, Barkhor Street, which encircles the main cathedral of Tibet known as Jokhang Temple.
Discover the Drepung, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery at Lhasa (5-6 hr)
Your trusty tour leader would take for sights to explore over Drepung, the largest monastic university of Tibet built in the 14th century. Thereafter, you go to explore Norbulingka palace, the summer palace of Dalai Lama. At this point, houses are believed to be the largest man-made garden of Tibet. In the afternoon, Sera monastery, a conserved monastery of white-washed walls with golden rooftops.
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m, 261km)
After your morning meal or breakfast, you will steer through the changing surroundings. Passing Tampa-la pass (4790 m) you will be halting to smell Yamdrok Tso (4400 m, Turquoise Lake, the sacred lakes in Tibet) and also Nazin Kang SA mountain having a stand at 7252 m. Instantly, you will go across another pass Karo-la Pass (5045 m) which grant the chance to take the spectacular views of the amazing glacier before getting in touch with Gyantse.
Sightseeing in Gyantse and Drive to Shigatse (3900m, 90km)
After the breakfast, you will move for sightseeing and tour of Kumbum stupa in addition to Pelkor Monastery in Gyantse and enjoy the far view of Gyantse Fortress. Afterward, you will drive to Shigatse. In Shigatse, you explore the renowned Tashilhunpo Monastery, which is actually important to each historically & culturally founded by Gendun Drup, the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447.
Drive from Shigatse to Segar (4050m, 244km)
Now, you will travel to Segar by means of Sakya. In Sakya, you are likely to visit the Sakya Monastery, the innate temple of Sakya-pa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. You furthermore cross Tsou-la pass (4500m) with Gyatso-la pass (5220m). After, you will get near a small city, Segar, around evening then take a rest night to snooze.
Drive Segar to Rongbuk Monastery (5000m, 68km)
You will drive to the southward and cross Pang-la pass (5150m). Getting a charge out of greatly delightful mountain landscape, we reach to Rongbuk. Here you will visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, situated at the foot of gigantic Everest. On a sunny morning, one can see a long range of the Himalaya including crests more than 8000m, Everest (Mt. Chomolungma in Tibet side), Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. Overnight stay and Explore the Zone.
Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp and return to Shigatse (257km)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbuk Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together and later trek from lodging place to EBC (4kms, or take Eco bus). You can visit the Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Drive Shigatse to Lhasa (3650 m, 350 km)
In the present day, you will driveway back into Lhasa by simply following Yalong Valley. You may take a position on the observing setup and enjoy the wide Yalong River bed. Lastly, the guide will transport you back into your accommodations in Lhasa.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Transfer to Lhasa airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
Departure at any time
Flight back at whatever time or you can expand your journey. For more motivations behind interest, places don’t feel hesitate to Contact Us. Then again our professional will transfer you 3 hrs. Going before to the Kathmandu International Airport terminal for your flight departure from Himalayas land.
In Tibet Lhasa to EBC – What is Included?
- All airport transfer
- All Ground Transport as per itinerary
- English Speaking local guide and entrance fee for the sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Finest Hotels/Guest House for Accommodation in Kathmandu, Lhasa (Tibet), Shigatse, Gyantse – twin share
- Some other lodging tented camp or even Simple Hotel twin or multi-share
- Breakfast in Kathmandu & in Tibet/Lhasa Tour
- Sightseeing and tour based on itinerary with all entry fees for exploring in Lhasa Tibet tour
- English speaking guide/interpreter
- Tibet visa and entrance permit Arrangement
- Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu Airfare
In Tibet Lhasa to EBC – What is not included?
- Personal expenditure such as drinks, postage, laundry
- Meals apart from breakfast
- International flights & departure taxes
- Nepal entry Visa as well as passport fees
- Travel insurance
- Urgent evacuation
- Tips / Tipping and gratuities
- Expenses arising from unforeseen situations outside the control of Stunning Adventure (e.g. landslides)
Tibet Lhasa to EBC – Correlated Information
Your room will be on twin share basis. If you want single room supplement charge will be added. In Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, the hotel rooms are with proper facilities and have a good grade. The outer part of this area has a quite simple room. In some places like Rongbuk, even you have to adjust in dormitory type of lodging. However, the simple technique to have your individual room or space is always to pay money for almost all the bedding in the living space. Rinsing services might be simple or absent and toilets can be of the outside ‘hole’ structure.
In Kathmandu and Tibet Lhasa to EBC tour, your morning meal or breakfast is included in the cost of the trip. Another, in the city Kathmandu, you can find the wide variety of restaurants with every style of food with different price range. But, in Tibet Lhasa, the foods are also a pretty variety with a limited menu, though not as wide-ranging as Kathmandu.
We use a reserved car, van, jeep, coaches, minibusses, and coasters based upon the group size for the Kathmandu valley. But, in Tibet Lhasa to EBC tour is by reserved private 4WD Land Cruiser.
Guides and drivers
In Tibet Lhasa, your trusty guide will come to pick up you at Gongkar Airport and transfer you up to the hotel. Your guide will be licensed which is authorized and controlled by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. All leaders/guides are well in English speaking and have a good knowledge about the information to provide. If you want to have an extra information even your guide brief you, we advise buying the guidelines book like Lonely Planet ‘Tibet’ or others which can be useful for you. But, the drivers which we will provide you are experiencing and have made a trip very often. Their English is a little bit hard to understand, although they are very expert about to stop on the nice place for photos and videos.
Money is very important while touring cities or village in any part of the world. So, for this trip, you can better bring a mixture of large and small denominations in major currencies like USD, CAD, AUD or EUR. Because a different person has their own style or way of spending money. But, as a trip planner, we recommend USD 10 – 15 per meal. If you have a habit of smoking or drinking wine or alcoholic bottle, then could be more. Another, shopping on the store or wherever around the travel market is very hard to predict. Coz, many individuals shop then they desire. Lastly, change enough cash into Chinese Yuan for the last entire length of your time in Tibet.
In Kathmandu: For the Currency exchange into Nepalese Rupees, you can change it in the Airport or at a bank or at foreign exchange counter nearby your hotel. There are lots of exchange counter in enchanting center Thamel. For the bank credit card to receive advance money, you can use well known Bank ATM, for instance, Nabil Bank, Himalayan Bank, Nepal Investment Bank, Standard Chartered Bank etc. The ATM withdrawal money is in NPR only.
In Tibet Lhasa: For changing the major currency into Chinese Yuan (CNY), you can change it at Gongkar Airport and also at Bank of China branches in Lhasa. About credit card while using ATM they will even cut the service charge of 3.4% and cash withdrawal will be at CNY only. It should not be dependent upon ATM, because there are less which accept the credit card like Master Cards, VISA etc. If you will have much more CNY currency and looking to exchange into NPR then, while you come back to Kathmandu, you can exchange it.
Tipping is open-handed and benevolent matter. In fact, tips are not covered by your trip cost. Firstly, appreciate the value of work those individuals who have done to complete your tour with good satisfaction. After that, the desire to reward the effort and hard work of the drivers and guide who have done their best to complete your dream tour. According to this we suggest: USD 5 per day for a group of 8+ and USD 6 for the Small group.
Your personal travel insurance is very important in the case of the emergency situation. So, take out all-inclusive travel insurance before you start the trip for your home country. Your insurance must cover against peculiar accidents, medicinal expenses, emergency evacuation (Heli rescue) and personal liability. We would also like to suggest that if it covers cancellation, loss of luggage and personal expensive things.
Touring in the roof of the world is not a risky matter as far as your health should be fine. Especially, to enter into Nepal and Tibet, the government has not made any specific requirements. So that, visit your doctor for a new evidence about inoculation and high altitude medication. Do remember that if any case you need to admit at the hospital for the remedial, at that time medical facilities might not be the same standard that you might have expected at home. However, you must counsel with your physician for medication of foreseeable disease while traveling in Nepal and Tibet.
Understand that some drugs like anti- malarial may bring side effect into your health at altitude. Please! Talk with your doctor wisely. Do not forget to bring an adequate amount of essential medicine and First-Aid- Kit. Common problems like dehydration, diarrhea, fever, a headache can be occurring. So, pack up accordingly.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
AMS is a different issue which is famously known as High Altitude Sickness. It arises when we ascend too quickly above the 2000 m from the ocean level. It manifests itself in a headache, sleeplessness, nausea, vomiting, slightly swelling on face and hand etc. Do not neglect this warning otherwise more serious symptom may occur. On this Tibet Lhasa to EBC tour, you may feel low energy and minor headache which is normal as soon as when you arrive at the height. Do not take serious, drink adequate water and take a rest until your body acclimated. After few minute, you will be fine. If you will have a serious symptom, do not use medicine without informing your guide. In that subject, you guide decision is final.
The weather and climate are varying in the Tibet region. But, not dangerous as that you expected. Be prepared for the cold any time of the year. There will be lots chance of getting cold wind which made a difference in the climate of Tibet. May to October is mild weather in central Tibet. Late afternoon can be cool and trendy, especially ahead of time or perhaps later in the various seasons. Rainfall is common in July and then August. In Modern Western Tibet and at elevated altitudes like Namtso, Rongbuk, it usually is chilly most of the time of season once the wind flow is blowing off the mountain ranges. From April to November Traveling in Tibet can be performed, even though sometimes, you need to be ready for time-out process when passes emerge as obstructed by snowy weather.
Tibet Lhasa Visa and Permits
Tibet Permits: To enter into Tibet Lhasa is possible only from Nepal after the visa issued by the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. Your visa will be applied after you make available to Stunning Adventure Pvt. Ltd. the photocopy of your fact information of passport at minimum 20 days before of your tour. With the photocopy of your passport detail, we will apply for the TTB (Tibet Travel permit). Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we take your original passport and TTB permit to apply Chinese visa for the Tibet. Actually, you will get group visa and will not stamp on your passport. Just only in the sheet of paper. The Chinese Embassy will issue the visa only three days in a week; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So, be make sure about your travel plan and let us know Stunning Adventure will help in your support.
Do remember that while you apply for the central Chinese tourist visa, you can take a visa from your home country or from Hong Kong. But, on your visa application, mention the popular cities like Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai. Do not mention the Tibet Lhasa. Otherwise, your visa will be rejected and again you have to apply after your arrival in Nepal. Coz, there is not program plan on your visa.
Apart from peak season, the flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu are mostly operated on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and quite often get busy and packed. So, your ticket will not be issued before your travel permit, seats should have booked well in early payment. Your full name, nationality and passport number are necessary to make the booking.
Packing gear for Tibet Lhasa to EBC tour
- Comfy shoes or boots
- Fleece jacket or likewise. It might get cold, even during summer season
- Warm, comfortable clothes
- Hat – a wider brim to covers the face and neck
- Sun block
- Sewing kit
- Hand protection through gloves – wool or fleece
- First aid kit
- Smaller soft towel
- Small-scale umbrella or rain coat (July-August primarily)
- Sleeping bag is required in higher up
- Thermal underwear
- Money belt
- Toiletries (such as lip slave and toothpaste)
- Flashlight/Torch – Headlamp
- Swiss army knife
Use your own experience of your travel and judgment to pack up your things.