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Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Classic Tour

(Group Tour) From US$ 920 /person

7 Days Lhasa – Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

This classic tour is the most famous trip on The Friendship Hwy between Lhasa and Kathmandu in Nepal and allows a number of excellent detours. It connects central Tibet’s historical cities Gyantse and Shigatse with the most important monasteries and the world’s highest peak Everest. Then, head down to Kathmandu valley via deep gorges, with the dramatic altitude change descending from 5200m to 1180m.

From US$ 920/person

This itinerary is designed to meet the demand of tourists who want to enjoy the Tibetan culture and history first and en route to Nepal. The highlightof this tour is the visit of EBC.

Tibetan Travel Guru,  Da Wa

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Lhasa(3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel and move to visit the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arriving in Lhasa ,you can take a rest and get acclimatized. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and scenery around.
Day 2

Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace and Jokang Temple

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After you taking lunch and then 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 single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkor street, where you can do kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. 

Potala Palace


Day 3

Lhasa Tour: Sera Monastery and Drepung 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, you will visit 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.



Day 4

Lhasa to Shigatse(3900m) via Yamdrok Lake,Karo Glacier,Gyantse
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.

Yamdrotso Lake
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.

Everest Base Camp

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

Himalaya Review
Day 7

Old Tingri(4300m)to Zhangmu(2300m )then to Kathmandu

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.

Tongla Pass


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$

** Discount Policy: For those who book tour 3 months in advance, or as a group of minimal persons(or above).
Services Included
1.Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's travel Permit
    - Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city
    - Lhasa City transportation,Tourist Vehicle according to Group size
    - Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu border, Suitable Tourist Vehicle according to group size.
3. Admission fee of All tourist sites listed in Itinerary
4. Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
5. Oxygen provided while travelling to high altitude
6. Travel Agency Service Charge
7. Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
8. Comfortable Class(3-star Lodging),standrad twin room with private bath room in Lhasa and Shigatse with breakfasts, Guest House at Rongpuk
9. Welcome Dinner in Lhasa in local Tibetan Resturant.
Service Excluded:
1. Lunches and Dinners
2. Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
Airport/railway Station Limousine Service:
The fee of limousine service has been covered. however, ariport service is only available for the following period of time; railway station serivice is always free.
Pick-up from airport: flights arriving between 11:00 and 12:00 in the morning; 
flights arriving between 14:30 and 15:30 in the afternoon
Notice: The vehicle will only leave until all guests, who arrive 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.


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