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Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the Drepung Monastery
  • Explore the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill
  • Take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city
  • Explore the famous world heritage Potala Palace
  • Enjoy the walk around the Barkhor Street
  • Enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside

Short Description

After exploring the most featured sites of authentic Tibetan culture in the holy city Lhasa like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple etc. We will drive to the Gyirong Port through the Friendship Highway. On the way to Gyantse and Shigatse, experience the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet, by driving along the stunning turquoise color lake Yamdrok and blooming Nyenchen Kangsar glacier under the sunny plateau climate. Undoubtedly more magnificent than any of her Himalayan neighbors, Mt Everest viewed from Tibet, unobscured by other mountains; it’s hard not to feel awed by one of the nature’s boldest achievement. Finally, we will get to the Border between Tibet and Nepal, this fantastic tour ends.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Lodging Level Camping
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lhasa
End City Gyirong

Trip Includes

  • Lodgings: 4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3star/4star 2 Night in Guesthouse

  • Meal: 4 Breakfasts and 1 Welcome Dinner
  • Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee
  • Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first day
  • Pick-up from airport to hotel at 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day
  • Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide
  • Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
  • Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes about 30 mins
  • Travel Agency Liability insurance
  • Government Tax
  • Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
  • Food and lodgings for guide & driver
  • Oxygen tank for emergency use
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3star or 4star

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes about one hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3star or 4star

Attraction: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

Drepung Monastery is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism. Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3star or 4star

Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery. Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.

Day 4: Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3star or 4star

Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier and Pelkor Chöde Monastery

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638Km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore. The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.

Day 5: Shigatse - Tingri - EBC(5100m), 350km, Approx

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)

Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery and Rongbuk Monastery

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

If it’s summertime (usually May~Oct), we will carry on the last few kilometers to Everest Tent Camp to stay the night; if winter time (usually Nov~Apr), we will stay at Rongbuk Monastery’s guesthouse. Both places have but only dorm bed lodging available. Both places you can see the glorious Everest sunset if the weather is good.

 “Tashilhunpo” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan languageRongbuk Monastery has guesthouse for the tourists. There are lots of tents nearby as well. Tourists need to be careful on the belongings.

Day 6: EBC – Gyirong Border 370km, Approx.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in guesthouse

Attraction: Everest Base Camp

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. aboutCNY30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own. You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, we can drive you to the Everest Base Camp. After sightseeing, we will drive to Gyirong, the border which connects Tibet & Nepal. On the way, tourists can enjoy breath taking vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Gyirong in late afternoon.

The best time to travel to Mt. Everest would be May, June, Sep and early Oct. EBC is relatively less windy and clear. Since there is a very simple post office at EBC, you can send postcards from this highest place to your families, your friends, and even to yourself.

Day 7: Gyirong to Nepal Border

Tour guide will assist clients to exit China. And see clients off at Gyirong border. Transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu, it’s 250 US$ per car, does not included in Package, need pay extra if clients request. Or you can take a bus to Kathmandu, about 40 US$ depending on your negotiation with the driver.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

The accommodation conditions on Everest is kind of basic due to the geographic and climatic situation. As we try to bring you the best tour experience, the double room of Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse will be our first choice for you to stay overnight there. However, there are limited numbers of those rooms, which are not accepted a reservation in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. Thus, when the standard rooms run out, we would arrange all the group members to stay in the multiple bedded rooms of Rongbuk Monastery or the nomad tent at EBC tent area. Both of them provide dorm beds only. If you don’t want to share the room with others, you could pay the price difference of the vacant beds

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Trip Excludes

  • International flight to and out of China
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
  • If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 60/vehicle/time.
  • Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
  • While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total
  • All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7.36%)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner

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