10 Day Ganden & Mt Everest to Nepal

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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! 

Season Price on Group size:

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 3,400 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,800 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,500 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per person 

June 20th to October 25th:

1 Person: 3,700 US Dollar 

2 People: 2,100 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,700 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,500 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,400 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per person 

October 26th to Next Year April 14th:

1 Person: 3,200 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,600 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per person 

Notes:

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: Small Group

Group Size: 1 to 6 People

Tour Duration: 10 Days

Price: Lowest 1,000 USD

  1. All travel permits for Tibet
  2. English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  3. Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  4. All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
  5. Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  6. All administrative fees
  7. All meals and accommodations for your guide
  8. All lodging listed in the itinerary
  9. Breakfast each morning
  10. Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  11. One time welcome meal for the group
  12. One box of mineral water plus shared 
  13. Oxygen tank in the car
  14. Transportation vehicle from Nepal border to Kathmandu
  1. Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  2. Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  3. Lunch and dinner
  4. Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  5. 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. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

 

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. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

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.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

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.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

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. 

Overnight at 3-star Yeti 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. 

Overnight at 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). 

Overnight at 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 in off season and Black Yak hair tent from April mid to October mid (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 Phuntsok Rapsel 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. 

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