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Lhasa - Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu Overland Tour

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 15 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Tour
Max. Altitude 5,200m.
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast
Starts in Kathmandu – Lhasa
Ends in Kyirong Border – Kathmandu
Group size Maximum 12
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An opportunity to visit the base camp of Everest (5,200m.) with an experience across the Tibetan Plateau.

True to its nickname, “the Roof of the world”, Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbors, India, Nepal and Bhutan, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes, and high altitude desert that goes as far as the eyes can take it.

On this Tibet overland tour you have three days (i.e. 4 nights) in Lhasa to acclimatize and to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage and to explore this history-laden city to its core. You will be expertly guided around the most significant and ancient Gompas (monasteries) of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse by your Tibetan guide, who will instruct you on the intricacies and mysticism of Tibetan Buddhism. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet would certainly be a unique mystical destination to visit.

You drive down Friendship highway by a luxury Toyota land cruiser 4 WD passing through small Tibetan settlements where you get upfront views right from your vehicle of nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains amidst a backdrop of awe-inspiring mountain peaks. A special highlight of this trip is the visit to the Everest base camp where you will be rewarded with panoramic and breath-taking views of Mount Everest from the north side. This overland tour will be a mystical delight that will be remembered by the fireside for many winters to come.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike or horse cart ride (your choice) to Mt. Everest north base camp from Rongbuk monastery
  • 4 nights in Lhasa, staying near the city's main attractions - the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple and 1 free day for self exploration in Lhasa.
  • Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world’ with English speaking best local Tibetan guide.
  • Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history, culture and Tibetan Nomads.
  • Hotels/lodges with Tibetan character wherever possible.
  • Complete hassle free Chinese (Tibet) travel documentation.
  • Spectacular flight to Lhasa passing right over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks in the world (if you join the trip in Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Tour, Trekking Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Land Cruiser, Van, Hiace or, mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 1 full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide and temple entry fees and 3-4 hrs.
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • Best available standard Hotel accommodation in Lhasa & best available en-route on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • All transportation in Tibet by 4 WD Land Cruiser and support truck for the entire trip.
  • 1 English-speaking expert Tibetan guide.
  • Private transportation from Kyirong border to Kathmandu.
  • Tibet visa, travel permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa.
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) and first aid medical Kit box.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Tour Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu – Nepal and Tibet.
  • Personal clothing, tour equipments as well as sleeping bags. (required)
  • Personal Nature expenses. (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes. ((It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for support crews.

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3,650m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 06: Free day for acclimatization
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m.) 261 km
Day 08: Sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3,900m.) 90km
Day 09: Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m.) 244km
Day 10: Drive to Rongbuk (5,200m.) 68km
Day 11: Explore Everest base camp and drive to Tingri (4,390m.) 65km
Day 12: Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) 181km
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400m.) 123km
Day 14: Kathmandu free.
Day 15: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3,650m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 06: Free day for acclimatization
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m.) 261 km
Day 08: Sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3,900m.) 90km
Day 09: Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m.) 244km
Day 10: Drive to Rongbuk (5,200m.) 68km
Day 11: Explore Everest base camp and drive to Tingri (4,390m.) 65km
Day 12: Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) 181km
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400m.) 123km
Day 14: Kathmandu free.
Day 15: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: Nepal 4 – Tibet 10 Days
    Grade: Gentle plus Moderate
    Starts in: Kathmandu – Lhasa
    Ends in: Kyirong – Kathmandu
    Group size: Maximum 12
    Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
    Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
    Maximum altitude: 5,220m.

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