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Tibet Nepal Overland Tour 8 Days

Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing -Jokhang temple ,Sera monastery.
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing-Potala Palace, Norbu Lingka.
Day 4: Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]
Day 5: Shigatse – Sakya – New Tingri [280Km, 4300m] 
Day 6: New Tingri – Everest Base Camp [120Km, 5000m]
Day 7: Rongbuk – Kyirong [400Km, 2800m]
Day 8: Tibet departure: Kyirong – Nepal Border [20Km]
 
Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
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 Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
 
Day 4: Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]
Adventure starts: we drive West to reach second largest city in Tibet. First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we stop in Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also from here, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley. Finally, we reach Shigatse before dinner.

Overnight at Gesar Hotel

Day 5: Shigatse – Sakya – New Tingri [280Km, 4300m]
The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [5220m] and the opportunitty to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama and Sakya Monastery which is is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect founded in 1073 and one of four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Its powerful abbots governed Tibet during the whole of the 13th century until they were eclipsed by the rise of the Gelukpa Sect. Its Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples we seen before.

Overnight at Roof of the World Grand Hotel

Day 6: New Tingri – Everest North Face [120Km, 5000m]
Exciting day today: we reach one of the major highlights of our trip, near Mt. Everest North Base Camp [5200m]. From New Tingri we continue driving towards Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of the Everest and the highest monastery in the world. During the journey we enjoy amazing views of several peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest from the top of the Pang-la pass [5150m]. Overnight at tourist camp site located a few Kilometer from the real EBC and from where we have direct views of Mt. Everest (Qomolangma). Since 2018 tourist are not allowed to visit EBC used by climbing expeditions.

Overnight at guesthouse tent (dorm bed without bathroom). Sleeping bag is recommended.

Day 7: Rongbuk – Kyirong [400Km, 2800m]
Today begins the end of your tibetan journey through the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and greatest mountains on earth, out of the barren Tibetan Plateau to the lush foothills of Nepal. If you would like start early your day, enjoy sunrise with Everest peak views in the horizon [8848m]. After spending some time at the base of Mt. Everest we visit Rongbuk Monastery and then we drive North-West crossing high passes with enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks like Shishapangma and wild Peikutso lake; where we turn South toward the spiky peaks of the Langtang Himal. Climate and landscape suddenly change to milder, humid and greener while descending in altidude out of the Roof of the World. Due to the closure of the border crossing on the Friendship Bridge at Zhangmu / Kodari after 2015 Nepal Earthquake, a new border crossing for tourists has been opened at Kyirong connecting Nepal’s Langtang Region with Tibet.
Overnight at Phuntsok Hotel or similar
 
Day 8: Tibet departure: Kyirong – Nepal Border [20Km]
After breakfast, your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the Nepal Border and assist you during the China Customs Clearance formalities. End of our services.
On Nepali side, you can apply for your Nepal VISA on arrival: 25/40/100USD for a 15/30/90 days VISA. We can provide private transportation to Kathmandu (check current price per vehicle with us, driver only or guide assistance available). Consider extending your trip exploring the recently reopened Langtang Valley & Tserko Ri Trek (starting at 750USD per person with official local guide).
  1. All necessary travel permits in Tibet.
  2. All entrace fees as described in the itinerary above.
  3. Experienced Tibetan guide in Tibet (English language).
  4. Transportation in Tibet (Airport / train station group pick up).
  5. Vehicle fuel, tools and vehicle repairs (if necessary).
  6. Driver and guide’s food an accommodation.
  7. Accommodation in shared room basis. We will arrange for you as we mentioned the itinerary. Double room with bathroom and breakfast are included when you stay in Lhasa, Shigatse, New Tingri and Kyirong
hotels. At Mt. Everest guesthouses (dorm bed, no shower) with breakfast. In Lhasa, Shambhala Palace, House of Shambhala or Kyichu Hotel 3*** (Barkhor)
In Shigatse, Gesar Hotel 4****
In New Tingri, Roof of the World Grand Hotel 3***
In Kyirong, Kyirong Hotel or similar 2**
  1. China / Nepal VISA.
  2. Plane or train tickets in or out of Tibet.
  3. Overland transportation from Nepal Border to Kathmandu.
  4. Meals, drinks any other personal expenses.
  5. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, snowfall…).
  6. Tips to guides and driver, but this totally depend on you. By joining this tour, you agree to our      booking  conditions, terms and policies
1100 US Dollar per person. Group size: Min 4 people / Max 12 people. Discounted price of 900USD per person from November 1st to April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement (Lhasa-Shigatse-New Tingri-Kyirong): 190USD.
When group members arrive or leave separately, then extra fee applies per journey:
Airport transfer: 300 Yuan. Train station transfer: 150 Yuan.
Please, check upcoming departures or let us know your trip dates if looking for travel partners.