10 Day Ganden hike & Mt Everest to Nepal
10 Day Group tour from Lhasa - Ganden monastery hike to Mount Everest Base Camp to Nepal Border
This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the town including Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace. You will also be able to explore the Old Town of Lhasa and rub shoulders with some of the thousands of pilgrims who are here each day.
Altogether, you will spend four nights in Lhasa with a day trip to Ganden monastery and Drak Yerba meditation caves as highlight 1-2 hours hike.
Next, you will make the scenic drive to Shigatse going via Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. From Shigatse, you will then drive to the North Face Base Camp of Mt. Everest where you will be rewarded with an up-close view of the world’s highest peak!
From Everest, you will then drive to Old Tingri where you will see more view of Himalaya, after driving to Kyirong and towards Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tour will be a fantastic journey that will allow you to see many of the best places Tibet has to offer!
November to April: 1,300 USD per person
May to October: 1,500 USD per person
Price discount to urge more people to book this tour together:
If four people book this tour together, we will offer a discount of 300 US Dollar per person.
If three people book this tour together, we will offer a discount of 200 US Dollar per person.
No discount for one person or two people booking the tour even if the size became three people or four people.
Below price is two people shared one room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 300 US Dollar extra.
Tour Type: 10-Day Smallest Group Tour
Group Size: Minimum 2 People and Maximum 6 People
Tour Duration: 10 Days
Price: Starting 1,300 USD
- All travel permits for Tibet
- English speaking Tibetan tour guide
- Pick up and drop off by airport bus
- All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
- Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
- All administrative fees
- All meals and accommodations for your guide
- All lodging listed in the itinerary
- Breakfast each morning
- Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary
- One time welcome meal for the group
- One box of mineral water plus shared
- Oxygen tank in the car
- Transportation costs to and from Tibet
- Chinese visa fees and passport fees
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
- Tips to the driver and guide
Day1. PICK UP FROM TRAIN STATION OR AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Arrive in Lhasa, Tibet via plane or train. Upon arrival in Lhasa (3700m) you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver and we will bring you to your hotel.
3-star Kyichu hotel
DAY2. LHASA SIGHTSEEING
In Lhasa (3700m) we explore the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet, and the surrounding Bharkor bazaar, the bustling Lhasa market. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery to watch the monks debate in a centuries-old manner.
3-star Kyichu hotel (Breakfast)
DAY3. LHASA SIGHTSEEING
In Lhasa (3700m) we tour the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama, and Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama.
3-star Kyichu hotel (Breakfast)
DAY4. LHASA -GANDEN MONASTERY HIKE - DRAK YERBA MEDITATION CAVE HIKE - LHASA
Today in the morning we drive to Ganden monastery, located around 1-hour drive from Lhasa towards east. There is a beautiful 2 hours kora hike where Travelers can see the whole view of nature and valley, also its the place where many great masters of Ganden monastery meditation before with only a few clothes even during the rainy season so there is lots of blessing.
After Ganden monastery, drive around 1-2 hour to Drakyerpa meditation caves to meditate and visit the meditation caves of great masters including Guru Rinpoche, Guru Atisha, and King Srongtsen Gampo.
3-star Kyichu hotel (Breakfast)
DAY5. LHASA - YAMDROK LAKE - RALUNG MONASTERY - GYANTSE
On this day we drive approximately 290km, first stopping along the banks of Yamdrok-Tso, the sparkling turquoise lake, for photos. After, on the way to Gyantse we cross Kampa-la (5050 m) and Karo-la Pass (5045 m) to view the Mt. Nojin Kangtsen Glacier falling down near the road. Upon arriving in Gyantse (3950m)
We will visit Ralung monastery of Drukpa Kagyu school where Travelers can witness the ruins and beauties of the hidden monastery. Less tourist at Ralung monastery.
Later we travel to Gyantse and visit the seven-story-tall Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the Gyantse Dzong (fort) overlooking Gyangste, famous for the British military siege led by Colonel Younghusband in 1903.
3 star Gyantse Hotel (Breakfast)
DAY6. GYANTSE - SHALU MONASTERY - SHIGATSE
After breakfast, we drive 90km from Gyangtse to Shigatse (3900m). On the way, we will visit Shalu monastery for beautiful wall paintings.
In Shigatse we visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, to see the future Buddha’s golden shrine. The Tashilhunpo Monastery is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the 2nd highest in the Tibetan Buddhist religious hierarchy. We also visit Shigatse Market and view the panorama of Shigatse Dzong (fort), with its architecture reminiscent of the Potala Palace.
4 star Gesar hotel (Breakfast)
DAY7. SHIGATSE - SAKYA MONASTERY - PELBER ( NEW TINGRI )
We leave Shigatse in the afternoon and drive to Shegar across Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m), with good weather you can see your first views of Mt. Everest. At the end of the day’s 230km journey, we arrive in the evening at Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m).
2-star Roof of the world hotel (Breakfast)
DAY8. PELBER - RONGBUK MONASTERY - EVEREST BASE CAMP
On the scenic drive from Pelber to Everest Base Camp, we will cross the Gau-la Pass (5200m) and see 4 mountains above 8,000 meters, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho-Oyo (8201m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). We then arrive at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, 4km from Everest Basecamp. The 100km drive takes approximately 4 hours due to unpaved roads.
The new rule to protect the environment of Everest national park, Travelers can only reach to the Rongbuk monastery, which is 4km before the previous camp.
Overnight at Rongbuk monastery dormitory (No private bathroom and no shower) ( Breakfast )
DAY9. RONGBUK MONASTERY - KYIRONG - NEPAL BORDER
On the final day, we drive to Kyirong, crossing over Lalung-la Pass at (5,050m) and, taking in beautiful panoramas of the Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest (8,848m). On the way, we will also pass by Phikutso Lake and view of Shishapangma mountain 8012M fully planted in Tibet. Once arriving at Kyirong, you will spend a night at Kyirong at a Guesthouse.
Overnight at Guest House with private bathroom ( Breakfast )
DAY10. KYIRONG BORDER- KATHMANDU -NEPAL
On the final day, you will cross the Kyirong bridge and our Nepal agency car will be waiting for you for the trip to Kathmandu. On the way, you will pass by Langtang National park where we can see the beautiful nature view and drive to Kathmandu. This trip is around 170km but the road is quite bumpy which takes us around 8 hours to Kathmandu. (Accommodation in Kathmandu is Excluded) After arriving in Kathmandu our service ends. Thank you for choosing Tibet Travelers.