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Nepal and Tibet (China) share a 1400km long border straddled by the mighty Himalayan peaks. Mt. Everest is the world’s tallest peak and is shared by Nepal and China. Visiting the Everest Base Camp is possible both from Nepal side and from Tibet province of China.
Everest Base Camp trek from Lhasa to Nepal offers you a lifetime experience of visiting the north base camp of Mt. Everest. It also allows you to immerse in Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.
Enjoy two day sightseeing in Lhasa by first exploring Potala Palace, Barkhor Street and Jokhang temple. Potala Palace is the iconic palace of the Dalai Lama that consists of 1000 rooms and hundreds of thousands of sacred literature. Later you will go to Sera and Drepung Monasteries and Samye Monastery, the latter is Tibet’s oldest Buddhist monastery.
After Lhasa sightseeing you will head towards Shigatse and Tingri,which is the gateway to the north base camp of Mt. Everest. Along the way you pass by Yamdro-tso lake and then cross three highest passes in Tibet, namely Kora La (5010m), Kamba La (4794m) and Simi la (5258m). Shigatse features Tashi Lhunpo Monastery which is dedicated to Maitreya Buddha.
A 3 hrs drive from Tingri will reach you to Everest Base Camp, On the way you can visit the Rongbuk monastery. Be dazzled by the imposing north face of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Shishapangma (8012m) and Mt Makalu (8463m). As you head towards Kerung or Kyirong along the Nepal and Tibet border, you will further capture the views of Langtang and Annapurna mountains. The tour ends as you enter Nepal via Kerung and drive all the way to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
We organize Tibet tours in coordination with our Tibetan counterparts and in the leadership of Tibetan tour guides. Our program itineraries are designed to offer enough time to acclimatize with the high altitude of Tibet. We facilitate to obtain special visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal and take care of all the logistical needs including accommodation and transportation in Nepal and Tibet.
● Drive to Everest Base Camp on Tibetan side and capture majestic views of Everest, Shishpangma, Makau and Lhotse
● Sightseeing in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri
● Cross three highest passes of Tibet: Kora La (5010m), Kamba La (4794m) and Simi la (5258m)
● Visit Yamdrok-tso Lake and TashiLhunpo Monastery
● Cross Nepal-China (Tibet) border from Kerung and drive to Kathmandu
● Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
● An experienced local Tibetan English speaking guide
● Transportation by one good conditioned tourist mini van.
● Breakfast for entire tour
● All necessary Tibet permits and sightseeing entry fee where applicable.
● Oxygen inside the car just in case if needed
● Both international and domestic flight
● Tibet Train tickets
● Lunch and dinner
● Service of mainland China or Nepal side
● China visa fee
● Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
● Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.
Our Tibetan guide will receive you on your arrival at Lhasa airport/train station and transfer you to a booked hotel. En route you can view Tibet’s mighty Yarlung Tsangpo river. Refresh and acclimatize with the climate. Overnight rest in the hotel.
After warm breakfast you will get ready for a full day sightseeing tour of Lhasa conducted by our Tibetan guide. Begin by visiting the iconic Potala Palace. Also called the winter palace of the Dalai lama, this 7th Century Palace has the largest and most valuable collections of documents related to Tibetan Buddhism and history. There are almost 1000 rooms in Potala containing large audience halls, chapels and sacred rooms adorned by sacred texts, statues of Buddhas, chorten of past Dalai Lamas, paintings and Thangkas. From here you will head to Barkhor street, a buzzing bazaar offering a variety of products from incense and butter to Thangka and Tibetan tea. The constant movement of pilgrims as they prostrate to pay respects will amaze you. Just off the Barkhor street you will step into the sacred Jarkhor Temple which was built by Tibetan King Srong Tsen Gonpo for her Chinese wife Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty. In the evening you can stroll back to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel.
Like yesterday, you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa. Founded in 1416, the Drepung monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery houses hundreds of budding monks clad in red robes and praying, meditating and reading the sacred books or making Thangkas.
The second half of the day you will visit Sera Monastery which is equally popular. The monastery houses many religious scriptures, mandalas and rock paintings of Buddha. The age-old tradition of debate among monks can be discovered in this monastery. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, get ready for a long drive to Tsetang. For the first part you will follow the Lhasa River and then Yarlung Tsangpo before moving towards Samye monastery. Samye is the oldest and first monastery of Tibet which still holds hundreds of monks. The monastery belongs to Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Leaving Samye, you will head for Gyangtse via Tsetan which will take 2 hrs. This journey entails crossing of three biggest mountain passes namely, Kora La (5010m), Kamba La (4794m) and Simi la (5258m). Karola and Kamba La passes in particular present the most amazing view of Yamdrok-tso lake along with Karola glacier. Gyantse is the third biggest city in Tibet with good hotel and restaurant facilities. Overnight in a hotel.
Early morning tour in Gyantse involves visiting Kumbum Pagoda Stupa and Pelkor Monastery. Afterwards you will begin your short drive to Shigatse which takes only 2 hrs maximum and covers a distance of 90 km. Once in Shigatse, take some refreshments and then visit Barley Mill and Field and especially Tashi Lhunpo monastery, whose guardian is Panchan Lama. The statue of Jampa is one of the most attractive items in this 15th century monastery and is dedicated to the future Maitreya Buddha. Overnight in Shigatse.
Today you will be taking a long drive to Tingri via Sakya. In about 3 hrs you will reach the Sakya region which hosts the popular Sakya monastery. Leaving Sakya you will travel over the pristine and vast landscape of Tibet. On the way you will cross Gyatso-la pass at 5200m, one of the highest passes in Tibet, before arriving at Tingri. Overnight in a hotel.
Today is the day you have been waiting for. You will reach Everest Base Camp, one of the goals of this tour. It takes little less than 3 hrs from Tingri to arrive at Everest Base Camp. En route you will stop over at the famous Rongbuk monastery. The base camp offers breathtaking views of the north face of Mt. Everest, world’s highest mountain, along with Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Shishapangma (8012m) and Mt Makalu (8463m). Overnight in Rongbuk monastery.
Today you will drive back to Tingri. You will pass by Chhosang before crossing over Pang La pass and then descending to
Tingri. Overnight in a hotel.
The drive from Tingri to Kyirong/Kerung in Nepal Tibet border takes about 5 hrs. Kerung is the border crossing point between Nepal and China and is well regulated. Cross the border of Nepal where you will receive our Nepal guide. Overnight in a hotel in Kerung or Rasuwa.
Early morning, after breakfast, enjoy a day long drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu our office representative will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.