8 Days Nepal To EBC & Lhasa

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8-day Private Tour from Nepal Border Kyirong / Mount Everest North Face Base camp / Lhasa

This journey will start by exploring the hidden beauties of Kyirong, Phikutso lake, Mount Everest North Face basecamp and to the holy city of Lhasa. Highlights of the Tour Altogether, Travelers will spend 1 nights in Kyirong Tibet side border of Nepal. Next, you will make the scenic drive to Mount Everest North Face Basecamp and to Shigatse going via Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa towards Lhasa.Travelers will visit 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. 



Tour Type: 8-Days Private Tour

Group Size: Depend On Travelers

Tour Duration: 8 Days

Price: Depend On Season

    • 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. NEPAL BORDER / KYIRONG TOWN


Leave Kathmandu early in the morning, our English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver will be waiting for you at Kyirong Nepal Border Bridge with the TTB (Tibet) Permit. After completing the border formalities at both the Nepalese and Chinese immigration posts we drive to Kyirong town and stay overnight. (Please note: Our services start from Kyirong border only; transportation from Kathmandu to Kyirong will be on your own arrangement.)

Overnight at Guest House in Kyirong town

 

DAY2. KYIRONG / PHIKUTSO LAKE / OLD TINGRI


From Kyirong town, we will drive through green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau, on the way we will visit Phikutso lake national park with a stunning view of Mount Shishapangma (8012M) Only 8000M plus mountain fully planted in Tibet. (if weather permits) there is a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest – a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan plateau and acclimatize to the altitude since the next day is the highest altitude of the tour. 

Overnight in Old Tingri at 2 Star Gangkar hotel

(B)=breakfast

 

DAY3. OLD TINGRI / RONGBUK MONASTERY / MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP


Drive into the valley of Lungchang, see the view of nomads and rivers and mountains nearby and arrive at Rongbuk monastery then drive 4 km to Everest base camp tea tent. Enjoy the sunset, sunrise, and stars at night.

(Overnight in black yak hair tea tent dormitory)  (No private bathroom and no shower) 

(In winter from Nov to Feb) overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house. (No private bathroom and no shower) 

(B)=breakfast

 

DAY4. EVEREST BASE CAMP / SAKYA MONASTERY / SHIGATSE


Wake up in the early morning to see the stunning sunrise at Mt. Everest, the highest peak on earth. We will see the beautiful Panorama view of 4 Mountains above 8000M including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Ou Yo and Mount Makalu. On the way to Shigatse, we will turn towards East South to Sakya monastery, which is central to Tibetan Buddhism Sakyapa sects school. After visiting Sakya, we will travel to Shigatse and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau. 

Overnight in Shigatse at 4 Star Gesar hotel

(B)=breakfast

 

DAY5. SHIGATSE / GYANTSE / YAMDROK LAKE / LHASA


In the morning, we will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, which was built in 1447, spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas; after the drive to Gyangtse via visiting Shalu monastery. We arrive at Gyantse after around 90 km drive, we will visit Palkor Monastery and Kumbum stupa 100 thousand images of Buddha, visit Dzong, the king’s fortress.

On the way to Lhasa, 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.

On the way, stop off and visit Karo-la glacier.

Sightseeing to Yamdrotso Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet (others are Namtso Lake and Manasarovar). After crossing Gangbala Pass, which is over 4850m, then drive to Lhasa City along the Lhasa River. 

Overnight at 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 400 meters from Jhokang Temple 

(B)=breakfast

DAY6. 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 Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 400 meters from Jhokang Temple 

(B)=breakfast

DAY7. 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. In the afternoon, we will visit Drepung monastery. Drepung, which means “rice heap” in the Tibetan language, lies 8 kilometers west of Mt. Gambo Utse. Drepung Monastery covers more than 200 thousand square meters.

Overnight at 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 400 meters from Jhokang Temple 

(B)=breakfast

DAY8. DEPART FROM TIBET


On this day Travelers must depart from Tibet, via a flight to Kathmandu or travel to China.

Notes: China visa cannot be extended or made into individual once obtained so if Travelers prefer to travel to China and stay for few days in China, let us know in advance so that we can extend the group visa and put the names of places you would like to travel in China when we obtain the China visa invitation from Tibet Tourism office. 

 

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