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lhasa to kathmandu |7 Days EBC Adventure Tour Overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Trip Length
7 Days
Route
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-EBC-Old Tingri-Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Attractions
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Kumbum Stupa, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp, Zhangmu Border
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Overview

You can finish the overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Mount Everest Base Camp within 7 Days due to the well paved road along the trip. We will pass through spectacular mountain peaks, beautiful holy lakes, numerous Tibetan settlements, and ancient monasteries. This overland trip is very popular among travellers.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Lhasa Flight Flying Over Qinghai Tibet PlateauToday's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Potala PalaceToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso-Gyantse-Shigatse

Yamdrok Yumtso LakeToday's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Village Family Visit

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.

Drive to Gyantse to visit the Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda.

On the way to Shigates have a mountain village family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life. Head to Shigatse to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is Panchen Lama's seat place.

Day 04 Shigatse-Mount Everest Base Camp

Bumpy and Dusty Zigzag Moutain Road to Himalayan Range of Mount EverestToday's highlights:

Rongbuk Monastery, Mount Everest Base Camp

Details:

After hours of driving we arrive at the highest monastery of the world, the Rongbuk monastery. Upon arrival, take carriage or hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp. You can appreciate the spectacular Himalayan and the highest mountain in the world-Mount Everest.

Since you will stay overnight at EBC or Rongbuk guesthouse, you will have great chance to see the sunset of Mount Everest.

Day 05 Mount Everest Base Camp-Old Tingri

Sunrise Mount EverestToday's highlights:

Sunrise of Mount Everest

Details:

Get up early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise of Mt. Everest if you are lucky.

Head to Old Tingri.

Day 06 Old Tingri-Zhangmu

Zhangmu Border TownToday's highlights:

Himalayan Mountain Range

Details:

We will arrive old Tingri today along the Himalayan Mountain Range. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains along the way.

 

 

Day 07 Zhangmu-Nepal Border-Kathmandu

Kodari of Tibet China Side, Zhangmu Border CustomsToday's highlights:

Border Transfer

Details:

Drive to the Friendship Bridge of the border and go through the China customs. Our guide will see you off at the Kodari of the Tibet side. We can help you arrange the border transfer, otherwise, you arrange the transfer by yourself at the border.

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"Thank you for showing us Tibet-it's people, its traditions, its religion, and its country-side. The moutains are beautiful beyond words, and Everest was worth every bump+twist in the road. The people were interesting to watch, as were their customs+practices. We learned many new things and had our first taste of yak-butter tea, yak cheese & yak steak. The yak is clearly a versatile animal : )"

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