Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour

Days 10
Price $1890
Rating
Max Altitude 5150m
Region Tibet
Grade moderate
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge
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Trip Overview

Experience the variance in geography that gradually changes from hills to mountains to dessert-like on the Lhasa and Everest Base Camp tour which offers you an experience that will be hard to forget. Travel from Nepal to Tibet following the ancient salt trade route and watch gigantic mountains standing in front of you. Witness the changes in the lifestyle of people of Nepal and Tibet as the journey takes you to these two Himalayan countries.

The tour will take you by the ancient salt trade route used by people to trade between India-Nepal-Tibet. Various changes in living style of people can be seen between Nepal and Tibet, however, due to trade relations, the culture are intertwined. Travel through the mesmerizing landscape and characterful cities to witness the beauty of the highest peak in the world—Everest (8848m)–from its northern base camp. The tour also allows you to visit various monasteries in Tibet like Rongbuk Monastery in Rongbuk, Sakya Monastery in Sakya, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa for a true Tibetan Buddhism cultural experience. Witness the great mountains on the background and beautiful hills in the foreground while on the road to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Also, visit the capital of Tibet—Lhasa—and explore the true Tibetan Buddhism. As Lhasa is a historically important city, the tour takes you to various monuments and places. This tour will allow you to know by yourself why Tibet is called the “Roof of the World”.

We in Nepal Social will provide you service like no other. Expect good accommodation, food, travel vehicle from us, and we will not disappoint you. Nepal Social will have another satisfied customer by the end of this tour. Just relax and embark on this tour and we promise you will never regret it.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01:  Kathmandu to Gyirong Port (2000m)

Our journey begins by driving from Kathmandu to Gyirong Port. The drive will pass through spectacular waterfalls, dense old forests, and river gorges to reach the Nepal-Tibet border, Gyirong Port is a gateway to Tibet from Nepal. Upon arrival in Gyirong County, our Tibet representatives will receive us and take us to our hotel.

Day 02:  Gyirong Port to Old Tingri (4300m)

We travel from Gyirong Port to Old Tingri crossing Thong La Pass (5050m) and Lalung La Pass (5082m). Also visit Milarepa Cave which was used by the ancient philosopher for meditation. Driving with a spectacular landscape of waterfalls and patchy green hills, we arrive in Old Tingri. The view of the Himalayas including Everest, Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) is breathtaking from Tingri.

Day 03:  Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp (5150m)

We move from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp, located in the northern side of the mighty Everest (8848m). There is a facility of going to Everest Base Camp on vehicle as the gravel road stretches all the way to the camp. We will visit the Rongbuk Monastery (4980m) which used to be an important pilgrimage site for the Sherpas in the Khumbu Region. The monastery is claimed to be the highest Monastery in the world. Reaching Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy the view of the giant while resting in its lap.

Day 04:  Everest Base Camp to Sakya

Early in the morning, we will relish in the spectacular view of sunrise amid the mountains. We can observe an unobstructed view of Everest from the Base Camp. We can never be satisfied looking at Everest, but we must leave. We will head towards Sakya, leaving the beautiful Mountain View behind. We follow a bumpy road, en route to Sakya.

Day 05:  Sakya to Shigatse (3860m)

After breakfast, we visit the ancient Sakya Monastery, which has a huge collection of preserved Buddhist scriptures and large, vivid murals. It is also the principal monastery for the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. From Sakya, we will move to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery which used to be the seat of power of Panchen Lama. We also explore the local market of Shigatse in our free time.

Day 06:  Shigatse to Lhasa (3490m)

Leaving behind Shigatse, we head on to the capital of Tibet—Lhasa. On our way, we will visit Palkhor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong which house thousands of Buddhist sutras, script, and artifacts. We will cross Karo La Pass (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m) as we continue driving on the Friendship Highway. We will be accompanied by a view of Karo La Pass and the crystalline Brahmaputra River until we reach Lhasa.

Day 07:  Lhasa Tour

Today, we will visit Potala Palace and Jokhang temple. Potala Palace is famous for its gigantic structure and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama until 1959. The palace is now a museum and full of different statues and thankas. We will also visit Jokhang temple. It is considered to be the oldest and holiest temple in Tibet. The temple houses a life-sized statue of Sakyamuni from when he was just 12 years old which is adorned with precious gems. Later, we can circumambulate the temple through Barkhor Street and buy authentic Tibetan souvenirs from street side vendors.

Day 08:  Lhasa Tour

Today, we visit other prominent sites of Lhasa like the Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Drepung Monastery is the former residence of the Dalai Lama before moving to Potala Palace and is the largest monastery in Tibet. The monastery is vibrant with intricate Buddhism art and the thousands of monks that reside here. Later, we will visit Sera Monastery which is also one of the largest monasteries in Lhasa. We can observe monks debating under a tree in the afternoon, here in Sera Monastery.

Day 09:  Depart from Lhasa

Today, we will depart from Lhasa and drive back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the greenery and sights of various rivers on our way. Upon arrival, feel free to check out the local markets nearby.

Day 10:  Rest and Departure from Kathmandu

Our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your scheduled flight.

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What's Included

  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights,
  • Tibet Travel Permit and Visa fees with permit processing
  • Lhasa-Kathmandu, one-way as per Itinerary.
  • All hotels accommodation at standard or deluxe hotels as mentioned on the itinerary in a double/twin room with breakfast.
  • Guided tour of the cities with all entry to the cultural, historical and heritage sites as per itinerary.
  • All ground transfer as per itinerary by private 4W Jeep or mini bus.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What's Not Included

  • Airport taxes and excess baggage charges,
  • Lunches & dinners (except welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites,
  • Nepal re-entry Visa,
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable,
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc..
  • Any tips (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.),
  • International airfare and airport taxes (Except Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu if included in the itinerary)
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest.

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