9 Day Mt.Everest to Nepal Luxury Journey

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9-day Group tour from Lhasa to Mt. Everest Base camp and towards  Nepal with a hike at Ganden monastery.

Traveling Tibet in a VIP is possible for Luxury Travelers. They are already three 5-stars hotels in Lhasa.

For the Luxury Journey, we will use the knowledgeable pro-Tibetan Tour Guide and Tour Driver with the best tourist vehicle in Lhasa ( Toyota Land Cruiser ) 

This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the town 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 four nights in Lhasa with a day hike to Ganden monastery and Drak Yerpa meditation caves.

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.

Season Price on Group size:

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 4,400 US Dollar 

2 People: 2,300 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 2,200 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 2,100 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 2,000 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,900 US Dollar Per person

June 20th to October 25th:

1 Person: 4,700 US Dollar 

2 People: 2,500 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 2,300 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 2,200 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 2,100 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 2,000 US Dollar Per person

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 4,300 US Dollar 

2 People: 2,100 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 2,000 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,900 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,800 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,700 US Dollar Per person

Notes:

  1. Below price is two people shared one room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 700 US Dollar extra. 
  2. Minimum two people and each Land Cruiser Toyota vehicle three people maximum.


Tour Type: 9-Day Luxury Tour

Group Size: Min 2 People

Tour Duration: 9 Days

Price: Lowest 1,700 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 (Toyota Land Cruiser)
  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, Lunch, and Dinner
  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. Private Jeep Transportation from Nepal border to Kathmandu
  1. Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  2. Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  3. Tips to the driver and guide

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 5-star Shangri la hotel or 5-star St.Regis hotel

Lunch, and Dinner 

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 5-star Shangri la hotel or 5-star St.Regis hotel

(B)=breakfast

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 5-star Shangri la hotel or 5-star St.Regis hotel

(B)=breakfast

 

Day4. Lhasa - Ganden Monastery hike - Drakyerpa meditation cave day trip (120km, 1 hour drive one way)


Today we start the day traveling to Ganden monastery, the most important monastery in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The highlight will be the 1-2 hours hike from the back side of the mountain to see the whole Ganden valley. Since there is only vehicle trip on most of the tours so to make the tour special, arranging the hiking tour is one of Tibet Travelers specialty for the Travelers. The hiking route is also known as pilgrim kora route for the local Tibetans. Very few Travelers can be seen so it's special. 

We will also visit the tomb of Tsongkapa and the Throne of Ganden, the Great Hall of Ganden Monastery, and Ganden Tsogchen, where monks perform prayers. 

In the afternoon, in the after we visit the 7th Century meditation caves of the previous great master in DrakYerpa, we will also do meditation in the great master's meditation caves. We will also have a 1-2 hours hike to the meditation cave to see the beauties of Yerpa valley.  Later we will drive to Lhasa through the high pass Nachen la pass near Lhasa. 

Overnight at 5-star Shangri la hotel or 5-star St.Regis hotel

(B)=breakfast

DAY5. 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

(B)=breakfast

DAY6. 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). 

Overnight at 2-star Roof of the World Hotel

(B)=breakfast

DAY7. 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.  

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 Black Yak hair tea tent dormitory or off-season from November to March at Rongbuk monastery dormitory (No private bathroom and no shower)

(B)=breakfast

DAY8. 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. 

Overnight at Phuntsok Rapsel Guest house with private bathroom and shower

(B)=breakfast

Stunning Mount Everest North Face with stars

DAY9. KYIRONG TOWN / NEPAL BORDER / RASUWA GADHI / KATHMANDU 180 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. Our Travel agent partner in Nepal will be waiting at the border with a private jeep for Travelers and travel to Kathmandu. 

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.  

Tibet Travelers service ends

On Nepali side, you can apply for your Nepal VIsa on arrival: 25/40/110USD for 15/30/90 Days visa. 

Grassland and Sheep on the way in the trip

Stunning Yamdrok Lake with snow mountains

Gyantse Palkor Chode monastery

Local Pilgrims in front of Jokhang Temple 

Mount Everest evening with stars

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser

St.Regis 5-star hotel

Shangri La 5-star hotel 

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