7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp

7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp

7 Days 2-12 Pax Price from $830 per person
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong Port
Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, Pelchor Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Peikusto Lake
Trip Day By Day
Day 1-3 Arrival Lhasa & Lhasa City Tour
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 5 Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery
Day 6 Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Gyirong Town
Day 7 Gyirong Town - Gyirong Port
Tour Features
1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Four days acclimation before reaching EBC
3. Explore the base camp of the highest mountain in the world
4. Budget way to discover Buddhist kingdoms in the Himalayas
Trip Overview

The first three days acclimatizing visit in Lhasa allows you to see the iconic Potala Palace, Johkang Temple and other famous places at this holy city. Departing Lhasa, turquoise Lake Yamdrok is the first impressive place to see; while visiting the Pelchor Monastery in ancient town of Gyantse, you feel like arriving in the past with its walls and Dzong Castle in the surrounding hills. After being overwhelmed by all the awe-inspiring sights during the day you will spent the night at Shigatse and get one more day to acclimatize.

After a brief visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery on day 5, we head for the EBC. One of the most beautiful sights on the way is at the Gyalpo-la Pass where you can see Mount Everest and three other mountains over 8000 meters at one glance. At base camp, you can enjoy your highest hiking, golden sunset and starry night.

After one night at the base camp, you wake up and maybe the stunning sunrise view of Mount Everest awaits you. Then start driving toward Gyirong County by passing the beautiful turquoise Peikutso Lake. The Langtang range bordering Nepal to the south with the snowcapped Mt. Shiishapangma (8012m) on the landscape around the lake offer you stunning views to remember. Then, descend to Gyirong Town in beautiful Gyirong valley that known as the Back Yard of the Everest. The tour ends after the guide has helped you with the Chinese border formalities, before entering Nepal. 

Itinerary Price & Dates Departures 2018 & 2019
Day by day itinerary

Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet 

Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service
Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple,Barkhor Street

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa - Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism - Johkang Temple (video), where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNESCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple
Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery - Sera Monastery (video), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating (video) among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, Pelchor Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake (video), according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse (video) , you will find the largest stupa in Tibet - Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery (video). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion. Stay overnight in Shigatse City.

Yamdrok Lake Pelchor Monastery
Yamdrok Lake Pelchor Monastery

Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Schedule today: In Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, we can visit Tashilumpo Monastery (video) which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. After lunch, we will head to Everest Base camp. If the weather is good, on the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see 4 of the highest mountains over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest; Mt. Makalu; Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu) in the world at the same time, what a great picture. Before reaching EBC, we will firstly see the Rongbuk Monastery that is the highest monastery in the world. Then, drive to the tents area for the tourists, stay overnight there or just stay at Rongbuk Guesthouse depends on weather.

Tashilhunpo Monastery Rongbuk Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery Rongbuk Monastery

Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery - EBC - Gyirong Town

Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Peikusto Lake

Schedule today: In the morning if weather is good, you can choose to wake up early to see the stunning sunrise view of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, going to visit the Everest Base Camp. Then we will head to Gyirong County. On the road you will pass Peikutso Lake, the beautiful turquoise Peikutso(4590m) is one of Tibet’s magical spots with stunning views of the snowcapped Shiishapangma(8012m) and the Langtang range bordering Nepal to the south.

Mt. Everest Base Camp Peikutso Lake
Mt. Everest Base Camp Peikutso Lake

Day 7: Gyirong Town - Gyirong Port

Highlights: sunrise in Gyirong Town, China-Nepal border crossing

Schedule today: The Gyirong Port opens at 10 AM and there are 24 km from the Gyirong Town to the port. So we will depart hotel from the town before 9AM to ensure we can cross the Gyirong Border ASAP (the road in Nepal side is not that good and takes long time to reach Kathmandu.) Our guide will help you with Chinese border formalities and you will cross the border and check in Nepal side by yourself. It takes around 9 hours to travel from Gyirong to Kathmandu by car. Note, all our service in Tibet ends at Chinese border of Gyirong, you are on your own once cross the border. Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at border. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Gyirong Valley Gyirong Valley
Gyirong Valley Gyirong Valley
Price & Dates
April - June.25 June.26 - August September - Oct.15 Oct.16-Nov.15 Nov.16-March
USD 890 p/p USD 990 p/p USD 940 p/p USD 890 p/p USD 830 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. Free group pick-up from airport & free group drop-off from hotel, BUT only three times available, surcharge (RMB 450) occurs if your flight schedule does not meet the free transfer time. Stay at airport for 1-2 hours to await other tourists is possible since this is a group pick-up service.
Group Pick-up Time at airport 09:30 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 15:30 - 16:30
A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup between train station and downtown
2. English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
3. Well maintained vehicle throughout the whole tour.
4. All Tibet traveling permits concerned, such as TTP and PSB.
5. Clean and comfortable 3 star standard hotels with private bath room and breakfast in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse or yak hair tent near EBC, 2 star hotels in Gyirong Town. The quote is based on 0.5 room per person, twin sharing.
Lhasa (Day1,2,3) Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel  3*
Shigatse (Day4) Zangba Hotel or Manasarovar Hotel 3*
EBC (Day5) Guesthouse or Yak hair tent Basic
Gyirong Town (Day6) TBD 2*
6. Tour guide and vehicle's entry fee to Mt. Everest.
7. Oxygen supply on Vehicle.
8. Delivery fee of Tibet permits.
9. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Entrance fee to all the scenic spots mentioned.
(Potala Palace = RMB200, Johkang Temple=RMB 85, Drepung Monastery = RMB 60, Sera Monastery= RMB 50, Yamdork Lake = RMB 120, Karola Glacier = RMB 50, Pelcho Monastery = RMB 60, Tashilumpo Monastery= RMB 100, Rongbuk Monastery= RMB 25, EBC= RMB 180, amounts to RMB 930)
2. Lunches and dinners.
3. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
4. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
5. Transportation into Lhasa.
6. Nepal visa fee.
7. Gyirong port to Kathmandu transportation fee.
8. Air or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
9. Single supplement.
(The single supplement occurred when solo traveler stayed in a twin room alone. To help our solo travelers to save money, you may agree to share a room with another independent traveler. In this way, no extra charge is needed. We offer the opportunity for tourists to share a room with others during the tour. So they do not need to afford the single room supplement. When you accept this offer, we would assume that tourists are willing to share the twin room with any group member. The gender and age difference is not taken into our consideration. If you do mind these differences or are sensitive to accommodation with strangers especially with opposite sex, you may pay single room supplement for a single room when booking.)
Departures 2018 & 2019

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user portrait Ms. Dita from: Available small group tours join in 2018&2019
Hi, I'm coming to Kathmandu at 21th november and staying till 7th december and in between I would like to go to Tibet. I would like to know how much would it cost and what are the posibilities to get there from Kathmandu?
Thank you!
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Dita,

Thank you very much for your inquiry and welcome you to join our tour. Entering Tibet from Kathmandu, you need to apply for the Chinese group visa in Kathmandu, which will cost your 3 or 4 working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 21st Nov, you can start to apply for the group visa on 22nd Nov, then you’ll get your visa on 26th Nov (24th and 25th are weekend). We currently have departure date on 27th Nov for 4 days Lhasa city tour, 6 days Lhasa – Shigatse tour, 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest tour. You can fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa on 27th and join any tour that you prefer. I will send the detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best wishes.

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user portrait Mr. Valentine Thompson from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Please help! I'm interested in this trip: 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu via EBC.

Kind regards,

Valentine
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Valentine Thompson, 

 Thank you very much for your inquiry. Please tell me when you will start your Tibet tour, and how many persons together. Travelling Tibet, you need one Tibet Permit, and we will apply for the permit for you, which requires your passport and Chinese visa (clear scan or photo copy). I will send the detailed itinerary to you, please check your email. Warm regards.

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user portrait Mr. Amal from: Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Hi,
Do you arrange flight from Kathmandu to Hilsa. I like to do full Quora and manas Sarovar.
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Amal,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, Thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally it is better for clients to book the international flights on their own as if there is emergency of the flights, the air company can contact you directly. If you are Indian passport holders, sorry we cannot apply Tibet permit for you to Kailash, but you are welcome to visit other places except Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Best regards to you.

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user portrait Mr. Vincenzo from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Hello,
I'd like to subscribe the tour "7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp" starting from 30th September.
I'll be in Chengdu on around 20/25th September. I have read you have an office there, it is possible to pick up the passport personally there? Do I need to buy a train ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa far in advance? To do it, I need the Tibet visa already done? In a post published on your website you mentioned an English website where purchasing the ticket, can I get it? Is it possible reaching Lhasa by bus from Chengdu?
In case any issue arose for reasons beyond my control, would you refund the 200 dollars you ask in advance to book the tour?
Thanks in advance
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Vincenzo, 

 Thanks very much for your inquiry, and welcome you to join tour on 30th Sep. Yes, one of our offices is in Chengdu, you can come to our office and pick up your permit. Actually, if you take train from Chengdu to Lhasa, we will send the permit to you by email, then you need to print it out in color, which is ok. Taking train from Chengdu to Lhasa will cost you about 36 hours (2 nights) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train ticket. If you want to book train ticket by yourself, you can book it on Ctrip, and you can book train ticket now, you won't need to wait for the permit. Please kindly note that there is no bus from Chengdu to Lhasa, you can only reach Lhasa from Chengdu by train or flight. If you have to cancel your tour, we can keep deposit for your next trip within 2 years. Please check your email for more details. Warm regards.

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user portrait Mr. Manfred   from: 20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash
Hi, is it possible to do the tour "20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash" without Kailash Trekking?( we are 60 and 61 years old) And what would be the price for 2 person in September 2019?  
Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Manfred,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at Budget Tibet Tour and I am so glad to get your inquiry about Tibet tour. Yeah, it would be no problem that you would not like to do the Kailash trekking for the Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mt. Kailash, and we can customize the tour for you if you will take it as private tour. Your age would be no problem at all we even had clients who was 73 years old did the tour with trekking in Kailash. And I will send you the price in email with all the tour details. Please check it. Have a nice day to you.

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