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7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group Tour

7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group Tour

(SG002A) Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

Overview

This 7-day overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu follows the Sino-Nepal highway, which offer you amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside. The visit to the old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, will give you a complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape.

The highlighted trip to Everest Base Camp en route will be a life-time memory to overcome yourself and get higher to the top of the world.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river.

After arrive in Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colour and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy some souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “ three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace was used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

In the afternoon, Sera Monastery--It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Most attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 5: Shigatse(3900m) to Everest(5200m) via Tingri

We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance .

After 4 to 6 hours’ drive , then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way , you will pass one of the highest Passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 6: Everest(5200m) to Old Tingri (4300m)

In the morning, you can see the sun rise on the top of Mt Everest and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus.

After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and then drive to Old Tingri where you can enjoy the beauty of whole Himalaya range.

Stay overnight in Tingri.

Day 7: Old Tingri(4300m) to Kathmandu via Zhangmu

In the early morning, we will drive to border - Zhangmu. On the way to Zhangmu, you will pass a Nyalam Tong pass(5,150) where the Friendship Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet crosses at meters elevation.

The road to Zhangmu is not bad but the altitude and the atmosphere is rabidly changing in front of your eyes. Standing at such altitude, tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of Zhangmu 2300m and the subtropical climate. In the afternoon, you will arrive in border - Zhangmu, and leave to Kathmandu.

Our Guide will drop you off at the border bridge.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2015 & 2016

Class/Price for Per Person Jan. to Mar.Apr. to Jun.Jul. to Aug.Sept. to Oct.Nov. to Dec.
Comfortable Class
(Lodging: 3-Star Hotels)
920 US$ 1010 US$ 1098 US$ 1045 US$ 920 US$

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If there is no tour date suitable for your schedule and would like to invite more tourists to join in you, please kindly contact us and we’ll make every effort to collect more travelers to cut down your cost.

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Please Note:

  1. If you couldn’t find a tour date suitable for your travel schedule in the above form, please never hesitate to contact our travel experts and they will make every effort to help you find a way to enjoy a delightful vacation to Tibet at the BEST local price.
  2. You may find that there are less, even no tour dates available during the winter, usually from December to next February, it is mainly because most of tourists think Tibet should be extremely freezing in winter. However, it is a totally misleading understanding. Please kindly take your time to read our threads about the Tibet winter tour, and contact our Tibet travel experts to customize a memorable winter tour for you and your group. .
  3. Discount: 1.) 5% off for those booking the tour togher with other two travelers at the same time; 2.) 5% off for those booking the tour 3 months in advance.
  4. Private Departures: for 4 or more travelers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of published itineraries on Tibet Vista enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our Tibet tours. Can’t find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our clasic trips, or even create a bespoken itinerary. We will work with you to plan your trip and with the benefit of our local in-depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your bugets and bucket lists!

Service Included:

  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
  • Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
  • All meals, including a welcome authentic Tibetan dinner, listed in the above itinerary;
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • First aid kit;

Service Excluded:

  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

Airport/Railway Station Limousine Service:

The fee of limousine service has been covered in the quotation, however, the free ariport transfer service is only available for the following durations of a day. (the free railway station transfer serivice is available for the whole day)

  • Pick-up from airport: flights arriving between 11:00 and 12:00 in the morning; between 14:30 and 15:30 in the afternoon;
  • Drop-off to airport: vehicle leaves at 10:30 in the morning from hotel for flights departuring between 12:30 and 15:00; vehicle leaves at 13:00 in the afternoon from hotel for flights departuring after 15:00;

The vehicle from and to the airport will leave only when all guests who arrive or departure during the above period of time get on.

There may be about one-hour's waiting time. We extend our sincere apology for the inconvenience. In the meantime, you are strongly advised to book your ticket in accordance with our limousine service schedule.

If your flight schedule is not within the above schedule, we can aslo provide private transfer service which charges CNY 350 per transfer.

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