Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour – 12 Days

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An Overland  journey to the roof of the world  Tibet from Kathmandu via Everest base camp:
Visit Monasteries of Tibet, Medieval city Kathmandu, Journey to Everest Base Camp Tibet – the exhilarating Tibet tour with Lhasa Everest base camp tour we offer.

Amazing views of the Himalayas and the Tibetan landscapes, greet you on the overland drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The lonely planet says it is one of the most beautiful picturesque highway in the world to drive.

En route to Tibet from Kathmandu visit Everest Base camp – Rongbuk monastery, Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, site of the Tashihunpo monastery. The seat of Panchen Lamas, Tashihunpo is a vast complex with the golden rooftops and impressive chapels. Although having suffered the ravages of man and time, Gyantse, our next stop, with its unique Palkor Choden temple and Kumbum Chorten, offers a glimpse of an irretrievably lost era in some of the most extraordinary works of art found in all of Tibet.

Take an exhilarating drive to Rombuk – 5000 meters (Rungbuk monastery) and a mere 7 kilometers, 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 accommodations, but the views that surround you, will more than compensate for it, where you could lie in bed and watch the moonlight illuminate the mountains.
The monastery here was first built in 1902 by 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.

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 mustn’t miss 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 Kathmandu to Lhasa overland adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city’s many attractions.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal check into hotel and rest
  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3 : Drive to Zangmu, Nepal
  • Day 4 : LO - TINGRI drive along the Bhote Koshi River
  • Day 5 : RONGBOK Early morning drive to Rongbuk
  • Day 6 : Everest Base Camp excursion
  • Day 7 : XIGATSE We drive to Xigatse city
  • Day 8 : GYANTSE After a morning visit to the Tashi Lhunpo
  • Day 9 : LHASA A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass
  • Day 10 : LHASA: 2 days Sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace
  • Day 12 : Final departure.
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Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal check into hotel and rest

Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal check into hotel and rest

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Hotel

Day
2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley ( UNESCO world heritage sights), it should be Monday, Wednesday or Friday ( pick up Tibet visa)

Day
3

Drive to Zangmu, Nepal

Drive to Zangmu, Nepal - Tibet border and transfer to Tibet [Naylam]

Day
4

LO - TINGRI drive along the Bhote Koshi River

LO - TINGRI drive along the Bhote Koshi River through the Nyalam Pass. Excellent views of mountains along the way. O/N at Hotel.

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Hotel

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5

RONGBOK Early morning drive to Rongbuk

RONGBOK Early morning drive to Rongbuk, by Land cruiser. O/N at Guest house / or at rongbuk monastry

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6

Everest Base Camp excursion

Everest Base Camp excursion, from here the true grandeur of Everest\'s sheer north face is visible. Overnight in Monastery or guest house.

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Guest House

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7

XIGATSE We drive to Xigatse city

XIGATSE We drive to Xigatse city

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Hotel

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8

GYANTSE After a morning visit to the Tashi Lhunpo

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.

Meal

Hotel

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9

LHASA A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass

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.

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Hotel

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LHASA: 2 days Sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace

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.

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Hotel

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12

Final departure.

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] Pelase send us mail with your request if you have special interest

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  • All airport pickups and drops, service in Kathmandu.
  • 3 / 4 / 5 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. (Depending on which package you choose)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with guides and entrance permits.
  • Tibet Visa and permit.
  • All entrance fees in Tibet along with sightseeing.
  • Transportation by  Van / Bus / Jeep 
  • Truck for luggage’s and equipment 

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  • Meals in Kathmandu and in Tibet (Lhasa, Gyantse, Xigatse or if you travel further)
  • Bar bills (soda pop, beer, water etc) and other personal expenses.
  • Nepal re-entry visa [For NRIs, European and Americans]
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Tips and gratitude’s to staffs.
  • Photography charges, where applicable in Tibet.

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