12 days Everest Base camp tour - Tibet overland from Kathmandu
3 days in Kathmandu, sightseeing / excursion
09 nights in Tibet visit Everest base camp - Rongbuk
3 days in Lhasa city, sightseeing (Tibet tour)
A journey to the roof of the world - Monasteries of Tibet, Medieval Kathmandu, Journey to Everest Base Camp Tibet, - the exhilarating Tibet tour with Lhasa Everest base camp
Kathmandu Everest Lhasa overland Tibet tour : Amazing views of the Himalaya and the Tibetan landscape greet you on the overland drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa (The most beautiful picturesque highway in the world to drive). En route, visit Everest base camp - Rongbuk monastry, Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, site of the Tashihunpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lamas, Tashihunpo is a vast complex with a golden rooftops and impressive chapels. Although having suffered the ravages of man and time, Gyantse, our next stop, with it's unique Palkor Chode temple and Kumbum Chorten, offers a glimpse of an irretrievably lost era in some of the most extraordinary works of art found in all Tibet.
Take an exhilarating drive to Rombuk - 5000 mtr (Rungbuk monastry) and a mere 7km below Everest Base Camp. The view from here is utterly spectacular! Rombuk is certainly the highest monastery in the world and its guesthouse offers very basic accommodation, but the views that surround us more than compensate - lie in bed and watch the moonlight illuminate the mountain. The monastery here was first built in 1902 by the Nyingma Lama and originally housed more than 500 monks. Today, only about 50 monks and nuns remain, sharing the same prayer hall but with separate residences. The nuns here are great fun and will be delighted to have you join their evening prayers. The energetic can make the 7km hike to Base Camp for a closer view of this magnificent mountain, for the rest pony carts are the go!.
In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet's world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Shoppers mustnt miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim's circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet, you fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa in a mountain flight that treats you to close-up views of the mighty Himalayas. This adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city's many attractions.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal check into hotel and rest
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley ( UNESCO world heritage sights), it should be Monday, Wednesday or Friday ( pick up Tibet visa)
Day 03: Drive to Zangmu, Nepal - Tibet border and transfer to Tibet [Naylam]
Day 04: LO - TINGRI drive along the Bhote Koshi River through the Nyalam Pass. Excellent views of mountains along the way. O/N at Hotel.
Day 05: RONGBOK Early morning drive to Rongbuk, by Land cruiser. O/N at Guest house / or at rongbuk monastry .
Day 06: Everest Base Camp excursion, from here the true grandeur of Everest's sheer north face is visible. Overnight in Monastery or guest house.
Day 07: XIGATSE We drive to Xigatse city, the house of the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. O/N at Hotel.
Day 08: GYANTSE After a morning visit to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, a short two hours drive to Gyantse, a small town that once served as the capital of a small kingdom. O/N at Hotel.
Day 09: LHASA A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass with a very good views of the Yamdrok Tso Lake. Then you cross the mighty Brahmmaputra River to arrive in Lhasa. O / N at Hotel.
Day 10 - 11: LHASA: 2 days Sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, surroundings of Bharkhor Market, Derapung and Sera Monasteries. O / N at Hotel.
Day 12: Final departure. Our Kathmandu to Lhasa overland trip with Everest base camp ends here.
[You have option to fly to Kathmandu or Chengdu or take train to Beijing or Xi'an of China]
On our Kathmandu to Lhasa overland Tibet tour via Everest Base camp Tibet we pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks, this is one of the most cultured and wilderness tours on the Tibetan Plateau - The roof of the world! come join us for a journey of a life time!
Enjoy Monasteries of Tibet , Medieval Kathmandu, Journey to Everest Base Camp Tibet.
This is the classic overland journey to the roof of the world, from the temples of Kathmandu to the monasteries and stunning scenery of the Himalaya until Lhasa.
Reach to the base camp of the world's hightset peak Everest from China side, drive through one of the most picturesque highway in the world - Kathmandu to Lhasa overland drive!
USD 1997 per person ( min 2 person)
Single supliment: USD 327
Charlotta and I are sadly back at work in Rome, with many fond memories of our Nepal - Tibet trip. we actually hope to come back for a trekking some day in Nepal. Kathmandu - Lhasa - Everest tour was a truly memorable trip and a very good service from Earthbound Expeditions.
Simone & Team from Italy
As far as we have 2 person or more any date from Late Feb to NOvember each year you can take Kathmandu to Lhasa over land tour via Everest base camp. Can combine with Bhutan, India, Nepal, Beijing or any other places.
Note: some times in March we don't get Tibet visa though
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Availability: Every week from April to Nov (weather permitted)
Style: Guided trip
Grade: Moderate - drive
Maximum elevation: 5200 mtr
Accommodation: 3 star standard Hotels included
Transport: Jeep / Car / Bus
Meals included: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Note: Group joining basis trip, minimum 4 person in a trip if 2 or 3 person price will be revised. Departure every Thursday, Sunday, except special one