Lhasa Tibet with EBC Tour

Price

USD 1800

Trip Duration

11 days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5200m

Accommodation

Hotel, Basic Lodge

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

April-November

Lhasa Tibet with EBC Tour Introduction

Tibet is located in the heart of Asia. This highest part of the Himalayas is famous for its culture, the majesty of its natural landscapes, and the profound spirituality that permeates every aspect of life. This enchanting realm, often referred to as the “Roof of the World,” beckons travelers with a unique blend of experiences that transcend the ordinary.

Tibet’s cultural richness is perhaps most vividly expressed through its ancient temples, monasteries & each a repository of wisdom and a testament to the enduring spirit of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastic life, with its distinctive rituals and ceremonies, not only shapes the spiritual fabric of the region but also serves as a cultural anchor, connecting the past with the present.

Festivals, vibrant and joyous, unfold as a kaleidoscope of colors and sounds, offering visitors a sensory immersion into the traditions that have been passed down through generations. Whether it’s the spirited celebrations of Losar or the contemplative Saga Dawa Festival, these events are windows into the soul of Tibet, revealing a culture that cherishes its heritage with unwavering pride.

As one ventures into the landscapes of Tibet, the sheer magnificence of nature unfolds in all its glory. The Himalayan mountain range stands as an awe-inspiring guardian, its peaks piercing the sky, inviting both reverence and challenge. The Tibetan Plateau, with its expansive horizons and unique ecosystems, adds a layer of mystique to this high-altitude realm.

Lakes like Namtso, and Yamdrok Mansarovar glisten like jewels amidst the rugged terrain, reflecting the serenity that permeates these high-altitude expanses. The Yarlung Tsangpo River, meandering through valleys and gorges, tells tales of a geological history shaped by time and the forces of nature. In Tibet, nature isn’t just a backdrop; it’s a living, breathing part of the narrative.

For those seeking adventures, Tibet offers a playground of possibilities. Trekking through the Himalayas or embarking on the Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra isn’t just a physical feat but a spiritual odyssey. The rugged trails and challenging climbs become conduits for personal growth, with every step revealing more of the extraordinary landscapes and the indomitable spirit of the Tibetan people. And then there is the culinary tapestry of Tibet, where flavors come to life in a dance of tradition and innovation. Momos, the delectable dumplings, encapsulate the essence of Tibetan cuisine, while yak meat and salty butter tea provide sustenance in harsh high-altitude environments. Each bite tells a story of nomadic resilience and the fusion of diverse culinary influences.

In the realm of spirituality, Tibet stands as a sanctuary for seekers from all walks of life. Meditation centers and monastic retreats offer solace to those in pursuit of inner peace, while the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism provide a profound framework for understanding life’s complexities. The region’s spiritual legacy is not confined to temples; it permeates the very air, inviting introspection and self-discovery.      

 Tibet is a multifaceted tapestry where culture, nature, adventure, and spirituality converge seamlessly. Its allure lies in the individual components and the harmonious symphony they create together. As travelers traverse the high plateaus and ancient monasteries, taste the unique flavors of Tibetan cuisine, and immerse themselves in spiritual contemplation, they become part of a story that transcends time—an ode to the enduring spirit of Tibet, the Roof of the World.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,400 meters
  • Day 2: Kathmandu: trip preparation/Sightseeing 1,400 meters
  • Day 3: Fly to Lhasa & Acclimatize yourself in high altitude
  • Day 4: Lhasa Tour Day - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery Tibetan Monastery Day!
  • Day 5: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Day 6: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km
  • Day 7: Shigatse (3850m) to Everset Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery (5200m) (B)
  • Day 8: EBC(Rongbok Monastry) to Kyerung Via Pelku Tso Lake
  • Day 9: Keyrung To Kathmandu Via Rashuwagadhi Boarder(Immigration)
  • Day 10: Leisure day at Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Airport transfer for departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,400 meters

During the first day of your Nepal Tibet Adventure, after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you just outside of the airport. Our representative will also assist you with your luggage, Hotel transfer and hotel check-in. Depending on the time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can also stroll around the bustling city to check out its vibrant ambiance. Or check out the nearby highlights if you have got enough time. We will meet around 5PM for trip briefing & documentation for Tibet Visa. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu: trip preparation/Sightseeing 1,400 meters

It’s an exhilarating day’s adventure today as you set out the explore of the cultural and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city. As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day are not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day’s adventure. After finishing your sightseeing, you can use this evening to purchase and rent the equipment/clothes from Thamel. You will be staying at the hotel in Kathmandu, rest well as tomorrow’s adventure starts very early in the morning.

Day 3: Fly to Lhasa & Acclimatize yourself in high altitude

 When you arrive in Lhasa Airport our friendly Tibetan guide will greet you with a Khada (the traditional Tibetan ceremonial scarf) and warm blessings

Then, the guide and the driver will take you to your hotel in downtown Lhasa. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River(Brahmaputra River) (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River.

After settling into your hotel, take some time to rest and adjust to the high altitude. In the afternoon/evening, your Tibetan guide will meet you for thre trip briefing, provide travel instructions, information and introduce your group members (if any). Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Day 4: Lhasa Tour Day - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery Tibetan Monastery Day!

In the morning, you will explore the largest monastery in Tibet called Drepung Monastery, which was once the home to over 10,000 monks. As you walk through the Coqen Hall, your guide will provide detaile explanation of the worldview famous Tibetan Buddhism and introduce notable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history. After visiting Derpung Monastery you will visit the well renowned Loseling College, offering a glimpse into the study and life of Tibetan monks. Explore their dormitories to gain insights into the Tibetan monks’ daily routines, living conditions & lifestyles.

In the afternoon, you will head to Sera Monastery another ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet, to witness the famous Tibetan Monks Debate (15:00 – 17:00, from Monday to Saturday). Your guide will intricately explain how Tibetan monks engage in these debates to acquire knowledge and advance in their academic degrees. Stay at Lhasa. B.L.D

Day 5: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

After your breakfast, first stop will be world famous Potala Palace, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Old Lhasa city. Discover the lives and stories of the Dalai Lamas through history within the palace, and the extraordinary treasures it holds. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After the Potala Palace tour, you will visit beautiful Longwangtan Park on the lap of the Potala Palace. Here, you can appreciate the majestic Potala Palace view from a different perspective and engage in local Tibetan folk activities.

Afternoon, you will head to the heart of Tibet – the Jokhang Temple. Inside you can see the most beautiful statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. Just outside you can see pilgrims making different types prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. The temple is located at Barkhor Street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of Monument) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Then, follow your guide to one of the liveliest indoor Tibetan tea houses in Lhasa. Sip traditional Tibetan sweet tea alongside local Tibetans as your guide will share insights of Tibetan socio dynamics and daily life.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. B.L.D

Day 6: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km

After lively breakfast at Lhasa hotel drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m) to catch a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso Lake (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Happy Mountain Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. Continue to explore the lakeshore from various viewpoints, and at the end of the lake, you could visit a local family in the village and have lunch with the locals.

Then you will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside. It is the largest glacier in Tibetan Plato. As you see the ice tongue of the glacier climb the entire hillside, you will feel the magical power of nature.

Then, continue your journey to Gyantse. On the way, you will stop at Simila Mountain Pass, where you can hang prayer flags to pray for world peace and the health of your family if you wish a great view point.

After arriving in Gyantse, you can spend some time taking beautiful photos of the ancient city of Gyantse. From Gyantse to Shigatse, you will pass by green (in summer) and golden (in autumn) Tibetan barley fields and countless agricultural farm lands.

Arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. After check in to the hotel, you can take a good rest and prepare for the next day’s trip to North Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). Stay overnight in Shigatse. B.L.D

Day 7: Shigatse (3850m) to Everset Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery (5200m) (B)

After hearty breakfast at Sighatse, you will head towards Rongbuk Monastery (North EBC) Firstly you will pass Gyatsola Pass (5280m). At Gyatsola Pass viewpoint, you will catch your first glimpse of top of the world Mount Everest. Hidden behind the mountain range, the Everest resembles a budding lotus flower, a captivating sight along the roadside.

Shortly after entering Mount Everest National Nature Reserve, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the Happy Mountain Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5198m). At this viewpoint, you will marvel at the majestic lineup of the five highest peaks in the Himalayas, including Everest at the forefront. This is your second glimpse of Everest. Then we drive along the new zigzag road to Everest Base Camp North (5200m). As you get close to the base camp, the majestic Everest gradually unfolds before you, drawing nearer with each winding turn. This marks your third view of Everest.

Upon reaching North Everest Base Camp, the colossal white pyramid peak of Mount Everest stands towering before you. As the day transitions to dusk, witness the golden hues of the sun casting a warm glow on Everest’s northern face—your fourth view. As night falls, the sparkling Milky Way and the snow-white peak of Mount Everest reveal your fifth and final encounter with Everest. Stay overnight at Everest Base Camp(Rongbuk Monastery). B.L.D

Day 8: EBC(Rongbok Monastry) to Kyerung Via Pelku Tso Lake

After breakfast, you will Everest Base Camp On this 380-kilometer journey you will be witnessing lots of different landscape, villages of Tibet, so many different snow caped mountain & mountain passes more than 4500 meters.

You arrive at Pelku Tso Lake which is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet a quick stop here to witness its beauty & it is also a view point of Mt. Sishapangma (8027m) which is one of the 8 thousand mountain in the World.

After passing this beautiful lake we will be arriving at Gawula Pass (5198m) which is the viewpoint & the descending point towards southern part of Tibet & Nepal. Continuing passing through villages, terraces, river & than finally arrive in the tree line after more than week. Arrive at Kyerung(2800M) check in, stay here at Kyerung & may celebrate your last night in Tibet with your crew before head down to Kathmandu. B.L.D

Day 9: Keyrung To Kathmandu Via Rashuwagadhi Boarder(Immigration)

After lively Tibetan style breakfast at Keyrung you will be leaving towards Rashuwagadhi Border (15KM) towards Nepal. Enter Nepal after biding your goodbyes to Tibetan crew & immigration formalities, Nepali crew will be meeting you on the Nepal side than take you to Kathmandu(1400M) the capital city of Kathmandu. Your drive will be around 130KM but Nepal side road is not as good as Tibet side so it will take 7/8 hours. Very scenic drive through river, mountain, rice terraces, jungle & lots of different villages.

Arrive at Kathmandu check in, some rest than an evening we are egger to hear you about your all Nepal, Tiber experience & feedback with lively western dinner (after lots of Chinese & Tibetan food). B.

Day 10: Leisure day at Kathmandu

If you couldn’t complete the exploration of the entire UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the sightseeing of Day 2 in your Tibet Nepal trip. You will use this day to check out the other destinations you have missed and check out some other popular landmarks. Of course, you also want to buy souvenirs as a memoir of this remarkable adventure, so check out some of the most popular marketplaces like Thamel, Asan, and Mangal  bazar or popular cultural sites to find just the right piece. B.

Day 11: Airport transfer for departure

Your Nepal Tibet multi country tour came to an end today, according to your flight schedules our representative will pick you up from your hotel and assist you with check-out procedures. It is recommended that you should at least reach the airport 2.5 hours prior to your flight schedules, so make the arrangement accordingly. B.

Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle Nepal & Tibet
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis(twin sharing)
  • All essential ground transportation in private transport.
  • All kinds of permits like road, tourism, entry & visa, etc in Tibet 
  • All the accommodation(twin sharing), Transportation & Meal in Tibet
  • All 3 meals throughout the journey Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Professionally trained Tibetan Guide in Tibet & very Experienced city guide in Kathmandu.
  • All essential climbing gear and equipment
  • Equipment for kitchen and camping during the climbing duration
  • Transportation from the Tibet-Nepal border(Rashuwagadhi) to Kathmandu
  • Basic first aid kits
  • Guides salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance
  •  Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All required taxes, necessary paperwork & arrangements.

Excludes

  • Personal gear like clothing
  • Your travel insurance(must get one for the trip to high altitude)
  • All kinds of drinks & beverages
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight
  • The cost not mentioned above
  • The cost raised  by frequent changing rules, landside, natural disasters, canceling, political disturbance, etc
  • Tibet & Nepal entry visa fee
  • Single supplement or private trip

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I travel from Nepal to Tibet, including Lhasa and Everest Base Camp (EBC)?
Traveling from Nepal to Tibet, including Lhasa and Everest Base Camp, is typically done via a guided tour organized by a licensed travel agency. The most common route is from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Lhasa, Tibet, with an itinerary that includes a visit to Everest Base Camp.
What permits do I need to travel from Nepal to Tibet?
To travel from Nepal to Tibet, you need a Tibet Travel Permit, which is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Additionally, if you plan to visit Everest Base Camp, you will need an Alien's Travel Permit and a Border Permit, both of which are organized by your travel agency.
When is the best time to travel from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
The best time to travel from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp is during the spring and autumn seasons, from April to June and from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally favorable with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking and sightseeing.
What is the itinerary for traveling from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
The itinerary typically starts with a flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Lhasa, Tibet. In Lhasa, you will spend a few days acclimatizing and exploring the city's cultural and historical attractions. Then, the journey continues overland towards Everest Base Camp, with stops at key landmarks and monasteries along the way.
What are the highlights of traveling from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
The highlights of this journey include exploring the ancient city of Lhasa, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, witnessing the breathtaking scenery of the Tibetan plateau, and experiencing the majestic views of Mount Everest from Everest Base
Is altitude sickness a concern when traveling from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high altitudes reached during the journey, especially when traveling to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
What type of accommodation is available during the journey from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
Accommodation options vary from basic guesthouses and lodges to more comfortable hotels in cities like Lhasa. At Everest Base Camp, accommodation options are more rustic, often consisting of simple guesthouses or tented camps
Do I need to join a guided tour to travel from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp?
Yes, due to the strict travel regulations in Tibet, travelers must join a guided tour organized by a licensed travel agency. Independent travel to Tibet is not permitted, and all foreign travelers must be part of a guided tour with a pre-arranged itinerary and permits.
How long does the journey from Nepal to Tibet and Everest Base Camp take?
The duration of the journey typically ranges from 8 to 12 days, depending on the specific itinerary and transportation used. This duration includes travel time from Kathmandu to Lhasa, sightseeing in Lhasa, and the overland journey to Everest Base Camp.

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