Overland Tibet Trip with Everest Base Camp is a great tour to view mount Everest from the northern side in Tibet.The first four days of our journey will be spent in the old city of Lhasa. This time will allow for excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization. The awe-inspiring Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Enthusiastically Debating Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Bharkhor Bazaar will be some of the main sites we see while in Lhasa. Soon after, we will depart in four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers. Along the amazing Friendship Highway we will stay in first-rate yet traditional Tibetan hotels every step of the way.
The highlight of the Overland Tibet Trip with Everest Base Camp trip for many is our visit to the base camp of Everest. The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen first-hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size. This Tibet trip will guarantee to be the memory of a lifetime. Tibet's awe-inspiring landscape, mountain views, and vibrant Buddhist culture are unparalleled in this world.
The Overland Tibet Trip with Everest Base Camp Tour Cost Includes:
- All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Pre and Post Tour 4 Star Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu
- Three Star and Equivalent Hotel Accommodations in BB in Tibet and available best accommodations
- Flight To Lhasa and the Airport Taxes
- Half Day Guided World Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Entrance
Fees and Transportation
- Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner
- All the Tour and Monastery, Palace, Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp
Entry fees and Travel Permits in Tibet
- Expert English Speaking Guide in Tibet and in Nepal, 4WD Land cruiser
everyday in Tibet, Pick up Transport services from Kodari to
Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Field staff Insurances
- Down Jackets, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, facilities on loan
- Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergencies
- Communication services in case of Emergency
- Tibet VISA processing arrangement in Nepal
- Applicable government Taxes
- Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management
- Tibet Agent Management Services
The Overland Tibet Trip with Everest Base Camp Tour cost excludes
- All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etc.
- Medical and Travel Insurances
- International Airfare and taxes to Nepal
- Nepal and Tibet Visa Fees
- Photography permits inside the Monasteries in Tibet
- Gratuities / Tips
- Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Tibet Tour
Today is your arrival day we welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or your choice of Hotel in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur).Arrival city briefing follows after Hotel check in concerning the necessary formalities on your tour and trek program. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/Countryside areas or resting. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali Welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances. Overnight in Hotel
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sights where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery and the unique fusion shrines of Newari architectural Hinduism and Buddhismreflecting ancient golden era of the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or in your own or take a rest. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for the trek briefing while we finalize your VISA. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We pick you up in the morning with our Tour Officer to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the incomparable one hour scenic flight to Gonggar Airport, Lhasa. We fly from Kathmandu to Gonggar (3680 m). The flight itself is exciting. we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibet then just over the Himalaya having opportunity to sight the Highest Mountains of the World The Everest, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangam and many other spectacular Mountain Peaks to Tibet.
Once you arrive at Gonggar airport, Lhasa, an easy one hour drive transfer to your Hotel in Lhasa. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.
On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind our guide not to miss it.
A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa’s cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world’s largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundreds of years.
This last day in Lhasa will be one of leisure, exploration, and relaxation. The members of the tour group will have many choices of what to do. Many choose to explore Lhasa further, revisit their favorite monastery, tour additional monasteries, or simply relax around Lhasa. There are many wonderful cafes and shops throughout Lhasa. This is the last chance for acclimatization before we depart so once again we recommend you take it easy.
Today we finally begin our overland journey culminating in Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the first sites we will see while traveling along the majestic Friendship Highway is the Khamba La Pass. The breathtaking view at Khamba La allows one to see all the way to the summit of Nazin Kang Sa, turquoise coloured Yamdrok Lake. Truly an amazing view! While continuing westward we will travel over the Karo La, a high pass surrounded by stupendous glaciers. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the many magnificent valleys and exquisite Tibetan villages we pass through. The day will end in the town of Gyantse. We will spend the night in a hotel in this historical city.
First thing in the morning we will visit Gyantse Dzong. This fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and the surrounding valley. Before leaving we will also visit the famed Gyantse Kumbum. This magnificent tiered structure is the largest stupa in all of Tibet. If the exquisiteGOLD dome is not enough, this stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings.
The drive today, only 90 km, takes us to the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. As a group we will explore the local market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery. Tahilhumpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to last through the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. It is a great pleasure to spend some time exploring the busy cobbled lanes twisting around these ancient buildings. At night we will relax and rest in Wutse or Mansarovar Hotel.
The views of this desert plateau provide for wondrous entertainment as we travel along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is some of the most spectacular landscape in Tibet. After passing through the small town of Lhatse we will cross Gyatmso La, the highest pass on our journey. The land quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. While traveling through the plains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and secluded monasteries. The night will be spent in Hotel Quomolongma in Shegar.
After leaving Shegar we will travel only a short while before turning off the Friendship Highway. Our four wheel drive vehicles will takes us South towards the main Himalayan range while passing over Pang La. The view from the top of Pang La is truly stunning. One is able to see all the way from Makalu to Shishapangma. In the afternoon we will descend into the Rongbuk valley and Everest will jump quickly into view. This is your first chance to catch a glimpse of this awe-inspiring mountain. We will spend the night at the Gompa Guest House.
This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to Everest Base Camp; we will take a horse carriage to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base camp. The views of Everest from so close make the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest towers above you in a looming yet magical way.
After Lunch we will get back on the Friendship highway and continue our amazing journey. We will spend the night at Snow Leopard Lodge in Old Tingri.
Continuing along the Friendship Highway we will leave Tingri and cross the Lalung La and the Shung La, two more incredible passes. The views from these passes are breathtaking once again. While standing on these passes one is surrounded by grandiose mountains such as Shishpangma, Cho Oyu, Gauri Shankar, and many more.
In the afternoon we begin descending from the arid Tibetan plateau to a small town of Zhangmu. Zhangmu is much lower in elevation and as a result is much more lush and green than what we have experienced so far. The Zhangmu Friendship Hotel provides great rooms to relax and rest on one of our last nights.
We will leave Zhangmu in the morning and head to the Nepalese border. The Friendship Bridge lies at the Border of China and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. It spans the impressive Bhote Koshi River. Sadly we must say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver at this point. Our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration Control in Kodari and help with all the reentry formalities. The city of Kathmandu, our end destination, lies only five hours to the south.
Leisure time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic Heritages in your own or with us or with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekking or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.