8 Day Everest & Nepal Border
8-day Group tour from Lhasa to Mt. Everest Base camp and towards Kyirong Border between Nepal. This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the city including Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, 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 3 nights in Lhasa. 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 Border with the view of Shishapangma Mountain (8012M) and Phikutso Lake along the way.
Notes:Below price is 2 people shared 1 room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 100 US Dollar extra. Season Price: November to April: 1,050 USD per person May to October: 1,290 USD per person Price discount: If more than 4 people booked together, discount 150 US Dollar per person.
Tour Type: 8-Days Smallest Group Tour
Group Size: Min 3 People / Max 6 People
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Price: Starting From 1,050
DAY1. LHASA ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel
DAY2. LHASA TOUR WITH LOCAL GUIDE
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 4-star Tashinota Hotel
DAY3. LHASA TOUR WITH LOCAL GUIDE
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 4-star Tashinota Hotel
DAY4. LHASA–YAMDROK LAKE - GYANTSE - SHIGATSE 360 Km
Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day.
We visit the Ralung monastery, which was once the biggest Buddhist college in Tibet and home of many great Tibetan Yogis from Drukpa Kagyu sect including Jetsun Ling Repa, Jetsun Tsangpa Gyare, Jetsun Tsang Nyon, Jetun U Nyon, Jetsun Drukpa Kunley. They are no tourist and sometimes not even locals so Ralung monastery is one of the most peaceful monasteries with beautiful landscape.
Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse via visiting Shalu monastery, which has one of the best wall painting in Tibet.
Overnight at 4 star Gesar Hotel
DAY5. SHIGATSE–SAKYA MONASTERY-PELBER (NEW TINGRI) 290 Km
After breakfast, 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 leave Shigatse 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
DAY6. PELBAR–RONGBUK MONASTERY- EVEREST BASE CAMP 100 Km
On the scenic drive from Pelber to Mount Everest Base Camp, we will cross the Geu la Pass( 5200M) and see the view of 4 mountains above 8000M plus, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516), 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.
Overnight at Everest Basecamp area at tea tent dormitory or in the off-season at Rongbuk monastery dormitory.
(No private bathroom and no shower)
DAY7. RONGBUK MONASTERY–KYIRONG TOWN 285 Km
Enjoying the Mount Everest under stars in the night. This morning after sunset at Mount Everest, 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 pass by Phikutso Lake and see the view of Mt. Shishapangma ( 8201M) only Mountain above 8000M fully planted in Tibet.
After arriving Kyirong, Travelers will have a rest day and prepare for border crossing the next day.
3-star Kyirong Hotel
DAY8. KYIRONG TOWN / NEPAL BORDER / RASUWA GADHI 25 Km
After breakfast, drive from Kyirong town to the border checkpoint 25 km via applying for Nepal visa upon arrival and cross the border by foot to Rasuwa Gadhi.
Tibet Travelers service ends
You can find a vehicle to Syaburbesi town around 16km and hire vehicle public transport to Kathmandu cost around 100 RMB per person.
Tibet Travelers can also help to arrange a private vehicle for you with our Nepal agency help.
There is around 150 km from Rasuwa Gadhi to Kathmandu but because of the bad road condition, travel duration via private vehicle is around 6-7 hours.
Travelers can check this video for Kathmandu to Rasuwa Gadhi and Kyirong.