kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa

Kathmandu Everest Base camp Lhasa Tour Tibet in the roof of the world is an attraction for the visitors. During this trip we visit Lhasa and other magnificent places. The Lhasa - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa tour offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of these friendly people.

The Tibetan name for Mt. Everest is “Quomolangma” which literally means “The Third Goddess”. Everest region has four peaks above 8000 meters and 38 peaks above 7000 meter, thus is reputed as the Third Pole on the Earth. Glaciers of modern era are located at the foot of the mountains, deep caves and snaking ice rivers present a magnificent view around the Quomolangma. The wonderful part of this Lhasa - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa trip is to see the different faces of the Himalaya Range: on the north side, the ever-stretching snow mountains and atrocious weather make it an inhospitable land.

This Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa tour has it all concluding with the breathtaking trans-Himalaya flight Nepal to Lhasa. This Lhasa - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa tour includes visits to famous places in Lhasa, such as Gyantse, Sukya, Shigatse and Rongbuk Monastery including a hike to North Everest Base Camp in Tibet. A special highlight of this Lhasa - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa is the visit to the Everest base camp where you will be rewarded with panoramic and breath-taking views of Mount Evererst.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)-123Kms. 5 hrs.
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (1873m). By private car, after completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to Zhangmu (2300m). This is Tibetan border town. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post and we drive further road climbs and climbs to Nyalam for overnight. On the way you will see fantastic view of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight at Nyalam Guest House.
Day 02: Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms. 5-6 hrs.
Drive to Tingri crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalang La pass (5082m). This drive provides fabulous view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8848m) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and more. Overnight in Tingri Guest House.

Day 03: Tingri (4390m) to Rongbuk (5100m) - 105 Kms. 4-5 hrs.
Today is easy and short drive to Rongbuk monastery it is the highest monastery in Tibet. Enjoy the unique view of Mt. Everest (Mount Qomolongma), you can have a face to face experience of Mt. Everest. Afternoon drive & hike to Base Camp then by evening time we back to Rongbuk. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Overnight at Everest View Hotel.

Day 04: Rongbuk to Xegar - Lhatse (4050 M) - 245 Kms. 6-7 hrs.
Mornings enjoy the sunrise of Mt Everest and visit Rongbuk monastery first and it is the highest monastery in Tibet, then drive down to Lhatse via Xegar. Today we cross the highest pass on our journey, the Gyantse La (5220m). From here we descend to the plains, passing lonely monasteries and the camps of nomadic herders, Shortly after leaving Shear, we turn off the friendship highway and head south over the Pang La (5150m) towards the main Himalayan range. The view from the top is incredible with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shisapangma. Below the pass, Everest initially is hidden from view, but as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley it reappears, more impressive than ever. Overnight at Lhatse Hotel.

Day 05: Lhatse to Sukya & Natang Monastery to Shigatse (3900m) - 185 Kms.  5-6 hrs.
Morning drive to Sakya (30 Kms), visit famous Sakya Monastery. This is the ancestral temple of Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was built in the 6thyear (1073) of the Xining reign of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) by Khon Konchog Gyalpo, the founder of Sakyapa sect of Lamaism. Sakya, meaning "Grey Soil" in Tibetan since the soil surrounding it is gray; it is the central monastery of Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at Wutse Hotel    

Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse via Shalu Monastery (3950m)-90kms 4 hrs.
In the morning visit the Tashilumpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Here you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery.En route you visit Shaulu Monastery. Shalu Monastery is located 20 kilometers southeast of Xigaste. It was first built in 1087. It demonstrates a combination of the Tibet and Han architectural styles. It is famous for its sandalwood slips carved with Buddhist scripture and a jar for filling sacred water. It is said that for years the water does not decrease or deteriorate. The murals in the monastery are rich in contents and excellent in workmanship and are one of the rare fine arts in Tibet. Overnight at Gyanste Hotel    

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms. 7 hrs.
The drive to Lhasa crossing 2 passes The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) pass and lake Yamdrok Tso(Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. New Mandala Hotel

Day 08: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts we to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Market can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city savoring every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods to exhibition of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel.

Day 09: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. This 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

Day 10: Departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Lhasa to Gonggor airport 90 Kms then flight to Kathmandu just passing right over Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and many more. Nepal
Hiking Team will arrange you pickup service from Airport to Hotel whether you stay around Kathmandu.

The Cost Includes During the Trip:

1. Lhasa Kathmandu flight ticket
2. Tibet travel permit, Tibet visa and, all monastery entry fees.
3. Experienced English speaking Tibetan guide during whole trip.
4. Travelling by 4500 Model land cruiser during the tour.
5. Airport hotel/airport picks up (On your arrival from Lhasa-Kathmandu)
6. Drop service to (Nepal - Tibet border) Kodari by private car.
7. Twin Sharing accommodation during your whole trip inclusive of breakfast as per above itinerary.

Cost Does not Include During The Trip

Lunch, dinner, drinks, alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa, Nepal Re- entry visa, Accommodation in Kathmandu, Travel insurance etc, tips for guide and driver.

NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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Trip Highlight

Exciting landscapes, rich Buddhist history & Tibetan cultures. 3 nights in Lhasa, staying near the city's the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world’, Spectacular flight Lhasa to Kathmandu passing right over Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and many more

Trip Facts

Tour Code:
NHTTB 12
Trip Duration:
10 Days
Tour Arround :
KTM-EBC-LHA
Tour Grade:
Adventure
Activities:
Tour/Hiking
Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Transportation:
4500 M. Land Cruiser
Group Size:
2 (minimum)
Best Time:
May - Oct.
Can I Join:
Trip Cost:
USD 1780.00 Per Person

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