Tibet to Nepal Overland Discovery

LHB04: 7 Days Small Group Tour of Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong Town - Kathmandu
Tour Type: Small Group of no more than 12 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • An overland adventure trip from Tibet all the way to Kathmandu
  • Full insight visits of the sacred Potala Palace and pure land of Tibet
  • Marvel at the stunning views of Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet
  • Camp at the foot of Mt. Everest and enjoy the sunrise over the snow-capped mountains
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, our guide will pick you up from the airport or railway station and escort you to the hotel by taxi. As the Tibetan area is located at high altitudes, we will leave the rest of the day free for you to get acclimated at the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 2 Lhasa
Potala Palace
Potala Palace
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the grandiose Potala Palace, which is the essence of Tibetan ancient architecture and the treasure room of art in Tibet. Visitors who go around in it will amazingly find that the delicate frescos and embossments are covered on the walls in all palaces, corridors and halls.

At noon, you will have lunch at a nearby restaurant at your own expense. Then we will continue our Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour package to the Jokhang Temple, the religious center of Tibetan area, enshrining the statue of Sakyamuni at age 12 since the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). After getting out of the temple, we will go along the prosperous Barkhor Street to appreciate Tibetan-style handicrafts.

At night, a welcome dinner awaits you at a local fancy restaurant for you to sample authentic Tibetan cuisines.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 3 Lhasa
Tibetan people in Barkhor Street
Tibetan people in Barkhor Street
Today we will set out for an excursion to the suburb area of Lhasa to explore two distinctive temples, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and escort you firstly to the Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet. It stands there with white rooms and scarlet halls leaning against the hillside for over 600 years. Our guide will accompany you to tour the temple and immerse in the rich religious atmosphere there.

After a self-paid lunch, this Kathmandu trip from Tibet continues to the Sera Monastery - one of the three most renowned temples in Lhasa. Not only can you admire a lot of rare scriptures, embossed thangka and murals, the significant debate of Buddhist doctrines held during 15:00-17:00 is also a highlight of the temple; you would definitely be amazed by seeing monks doing debate in pairs in Tibetan language along with body movements.

Later, our guide will escort you back to the hotel in Lhasa for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (370km)
Picturesque Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Picturesque Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Today, this overland Tibet to Kathmandu tour extends to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. After breakfast, we will set out for a comfortable drive to the city. On the way, you can enjoy the Yamdrok-tso Lake which looks like an azure ribbon falling in the arm of rolling mountains. You can also have a distant view of the Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar from the vehicle. We will stop by the Pelkor Monastery built in the early 15th century and take pictures of the Gyantse Kumbum as we pass by Gyantse before noon. 

At lunch time, you may have a meal at a nearby restaurant at your own expense, according to our guide's advice. Then we will continue the journey to Shigatse and arrive in the city after 1.5 hours. The first stop of our Shigatse tour is the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the largest temple in the city, and you can admire a bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha with a height of 26.2 meters (86 feet). 

At the end of the day, our guide will escort you to check into a local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Manasarovar Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 5 Shigatse - Dingri - Mt. Everest (340km)
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will set out for a 3 hours' drive to Lhatse Town and have lunch there at your own expense. After that, continue our journey to Dingri. En route, you can have a distant view of the snow-capped Himalayas if the weather is clear, and also pass by the Pang La Pass located at an altitude of 5,050 meters (16,570 feet) to have a full view of the surrounding five peaks. 

After 4-6 hours' drive, we will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery nestling in the arm of the towering peaks of Mt. Everest. Our guide will help you check into the Rongbuk Monastery Hostel or a tent. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rongbuk Monastery Tent or Guest House
Day 6 Mt. Everest - Gyirong Town
Our clients at the Everest Base Camp
Our clients at the Everest Base Camp
If the weather is fine today, our guide will accompany you to enjoy the magnificent sunrise scene over the Mt. Everest. Then please follow our guide to visit the Everest Base Camp with an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,000 feet). After that, you will be transferred to Tongla Pass to have a panoramic view of the Mt. Everest.

This afternoon, a comfortable transportation will take you to Gyirong Town. Upon arrival, our guide will escort you to a local hotel and help you check in.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Gyirong Town Guest House
Day 7 Exit China through Gyirong Border to Kathmandu. Our Service Ends at the Border
Today, you will leave China for Kathmandu through Gyirong Border. After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our guide and driver at the hotel lobby and then transferred to the Gyirong Border. Then Nepalese driver will pick you up at the border and drive to Kathmandu city, end the services in Kathmandu city (NO Patan or Bhakatupur). The transfer charge from the border to Kathmandu city is NOT included in our tour price, the extra transfer charge is USD60 per person.

Meals: Breakfast
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts based on double occupancy
  • Meals as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • One shared big oxygen tank in the car
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares/train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Questions & Answers
Asked by Rob from UK | Oct. 06, 2018 06:55Reply
Trip taking place in July 2019?
Hi, I am just enquiring whether this trip will go ahead in July of next year (2019)? Thanks, Rob.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 08, 2018 01:53
00Reply


It's feasible to join this tour group in July of next year. Generally speaking, the relevant information of this group tour will be updated at the end of the year. Please pay attention to the change of the tour information online. Thank you for your attention.
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