Tibet tour via Everest Base Camp 10 Days

$2150 USD
- 10 Days
- Modorate
5-10 Pax

Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Group Vehicle (Private vehicle on request)

Hotel

Hotel

5220m

Breakfast

Kathmandu-Nylam-Ronbuk-Lhatse-Lhasa-Kathmandu

Tibet Tour via Everest Base Camp Overview

Tibet is a mysterious land of lakes and rivers, mighty snow peaks, and beautiful and ancient monasteries - with its spiritual air, an unearthly mystical land of Buddhist culture and philosophy. Tibet emerged in the 7th century as a unified empire, but it soon divided into a variety of territories. The atmosphere is severely dry nine months of the year, and average annual snowfall is only 18 inches, due to the rain shadow effect. Western passes receive small amounts of fresh snow each year but remain traversable all year round. Low temperatures are prevalent throughout these western regions, where bleak desolation is unrelieved by any vegetation beyond the size of low bushes, and where wind sweeps unchecked across vast expanses of arid plain. The Indian monsoon exerts some influence on eastern Tibet. Northern Tibet is subject to high temperatures in the summer and intense cold in the winter.

Our Tibet tour takes you to visit Dalai Lama's Potala, Norbulingka and visit Barkhor Market in Lhasa including other interesting places of visit and it also covers a vast tract of this ancient land, crossing spectacular passes, through unforgettable landscapes and heading right into the spiritual heart of the country. The road also passes through quiet Nyalam, the historical Shigatse and Gyantse which begins from Kathmandu through friendship highway to Everest Base Camp and ends at Lhasa.
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam -3,750m (12,300ft)-156Kms

Day 02: Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms.

Day 03: Tingri (4390m) - Ronbuk (5100m)- 105 Kms - visit Everest Base Camp

Day 04: Xegar to Lhatse (4050 M)- 245 Kms.

Day 05: Lhatse -Sakya Monastery to Shigatse (3900m)- 185 Kms.

Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.

Day 08: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 09: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 10: Departure from Lhasa for your onward destination

Tibet Tour via Everest Base Camp Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam -3,750m (12,300ft)-156Kms

We will give you paper visa and flight tickets a day earlier and out tour begins early morning drive to the border at Kodari which is an interesting driving through friendship highway. Our Tibetan guide will greet you at the border that will help to do immigration formalities which takes place on the both side of the border.  After checking formalities, continue drive to Nylam through the road at the valley with beautiful scenery and waterfall. Overnight at Nylam.

Day02: Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms.

Today, after breakfast drive to Tingri (Aprox 5-6 hours) crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). Today you will have excellent views of Himalaya which provides fabulous view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8848m) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and more. Overnight at Tingri.

Day03: Tingri (4390m) - Ronbuk (5100m)- 105 Kms - visit Everest Base Camp

After breakfast, an easy and short drive to Rongbuk which is name of the village and monastery which is the highest monastery in Tibet. You walk around the Base camp of Everest and enjoy the views of the world's highest mountain. After exploring the base camp, drive back to Ronbuk for overnight.

Day 04: Xegar to Lhatse (4050 M) via Xegar- 245 Kms.

After sunrise in the morning, vist Rongbuk monastery and drive down to Lhatse via Xegar. Today we cross the highest pass on our journey, the Gyamtso La [5220m]. The view from the top is incredible with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma range. After continue drive to Lhatse, stop for the day.

Day 05: Lhatse -Sakya Monastery to Shigatse (3900m)- 185 Kms.

After breakfast we drive to Shigatse from the north side of the road to see the clear view of massive Thangka wall. En route visit popular Tashilunpo monastery and set of Panchen Lama until death in 1989. After 6 hours drive stop at Shigatse for overnight.

Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms

After breakfast visit the monastery and open market at Shigatse and surrounding area then drive to Gyantse. Visit Khumbu Stupa and Phalkot monastery in the evening and stay overnight at Gyantse.

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.

Today we drive to Kamba la pass and Karo la which has spectacular views of mountains and dry valley to reach to Lhasa. There is very beautiful lake (Yamdrok Tso) on the way. After cross Yarlung Tsangpo also called Brahamapurta River you will see distant view of Potala Palace. Stop capital of Tibet-Lhasa for overnight.

Day 08: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Our tour stops at Lhasa for 2 days to discover Lhasa including popular Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbu Linka, Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery and Lhasa market.  It covers all interested places of Lhasa.

Day 09: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Our tour stops at Lhasa for 2 days to discover Lhasa including popular Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbu Linka, Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery and Lhasa market.  It covers all interested places of Lhasa.

Day 10: Departure from Lhasa to your onward destination

Today is the last day of Tibet tour. In the morning we will drive to the Gongkar airport of Lhasa which is  an hour and 20 minutes drive from the hotel to take a flight towards Kathmandu. It is one of the most scenic flights in the world. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel if you require. If not our trip ends at Lhasa airport.

Tibet tour via Everest Base Camp Cost :- US$2150

Include

Group transportation (Private transportation on request but price may vary)
Tibet travel permit
Chinese visa
Tibetan English speaking guide
Accommodation on twin sharing basis during Tibet tour with breakfast
Flight tickets to Kathmandu
Monument entrance fees
Visa process fees and all paper works

Exclude

Nepal arrival visa
Travel Insurance
Lunch and dinner
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Photography fees
Tips

Tibet Tour via Everest Base Camp Information

Tour Group
This overland tour is a group departure tour to Tibet so the group size is depends on how many sign up. Usually in our group, the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 15 persons. We depart this tour 2 times in a week, Tuesday and Saturday.

Physical Requirements
This overland Journey to the Lhasa is not difficult, does not involve any walking/hiking as this tour is designed completed by comfortable four wheel drive. As you know this tour drive up to 4350m, so it is essential that you having a moderate health and moderate fitness to plan this tour. Previous hiking or walking is not necessary; it is an additional benefit if you have but over all required a positive attitude.

Our Tour Staffs
For this tour, there will be one Tibetan tour Guide and driver during the Tibet visit. Our Tibetan tour guides are professional, knowlegeable and experienced. Our Tour guide is trained, certified and licensed from TTB (Tibet Tourism Board).

Pre trip meeting
We will have pre trip meeting of our entire Tibet tour at a day earlier than your tour starts from kathmandu. Meeting will be at 5:00 PM at our central office located in Kathmandu, Nepal. All the trip briefing and remaining payments of the trip will be settled on this day.

Meals and Accommodation
This tour is inclusive with bed and breakfast. While on tour, we provide the twin sharing accommodation. Your accommodation in Lhasa and Gyantse will be deluxe, Sighaste hotel is a tourist standard and accommodation at Nylam and Lhatse will be basic guest house. This is a transit way to Lhasa so for the first two nights’ accommodation are relatively poor than other days, as they are the only options available for touring groups at this route.

Our entire Tibet tours are with the breakfast basis. You do have to look after your lunch and dinner by yourself but no worries, there are a lots of Tibetan/ Chinese restaurant for your foods at the every places you will overnight and you may have different choice of the food as well. You may estimate approx of US$-15 to 20 dollars for you lunch and dinner per day.

Your hotel in Kathmandu do not includes in the tour but you may ask us to reserve and we would assist you to book your hotel in Kathmandu as per your preferred budget on additional cost.

Clothing and Equipment
For your traveling to Tibet, it is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travelling time. Basically, we suggest bringing clothes based on season and altitude. During the trip you'll needed down, medium fabrics and good hiking shoe. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel to Tibet with us:

A pair of light hiking/trekking boots depend on your season and altitude, a pair of sandals, 2 pairs of woolen socks and some pair of hiking socks, 1 medium poly pro shirt, 1 pile jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 woolen hat , a pair of sunglasses, a pair of glove with liner, a pair of woolen gloves, one day bag, sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 25 and sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30, some reading books (optional), 1 walkman (optional) and music tapes (optional), a one liter water bottle, 1 flash light with few sets of batteries, 1 sleeping bag (-5 to -20) depends on your season and altitude, few t-shirts and few long and warm trousers, one wind and water proof trouser, rain poncho, nail cutter, Swiss knives etc. are the recommended to bring with you. Also most of the equipments can buy or hire in Kathmandu.

Acclimatization
Our Tibet tour is designed specially with keeping maximum days en route while driving to high elevation so nothing to be worried.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is most essential for travelling to Tibet; which protect your financial securities and compensate your lost property as well as life security. Please make sure that you are bringing a copy of your travel insurance and report this to us during your pre-trip meeting with us at our head office in Kathmandu before the tour starts on following day morning. Travel insurance should cover any emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses for your Tibet trip.

Climate and Weather
Climate in Tibet is totally different than climate in Nepal. As Tibet is a rain shadow part of the Himalayas, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time to travel to Tibet is from March to the beginning of November, but among them, August and September are the most recommended. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there any time of the year. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City.

Passport and Visa Requirements & permit
Before you travel, check your passport and validity date. You must require a valid passport to visit Tibet. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. Please scan and email us your passport at the time of bookingthis tour with us so we can make your Tibet travel permit in advance.

For making your Chinese visa/Tibet visa; Chinese embassy require your original passport to obtain the Chinese visa which we do upon on your arrival in Kathmandu and even if you have already obtained Chinese visa from your homeland county this visa doesn't work travelling to Tibet from Nepal side so we have to get you a new Tibet/china visa and your previously existing visa will be cancelled. Recently, Chinese embassy in Kathmandu is providing visa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so you should arrive at least two days in prior to Kathmandu before departing to Tibet tour.

Your Tibet traveling permit and your Chinese visa will be valid for approx of 2 weeks to 21 days and within that timeframe, you have to exit from this country. Please do write us if you traveling to mainland to china so you would required longer visa. Individual visa to Tibet is not possible if you not taking any tours; your Tibet/Chinese visa is a group visa along with the groups.