Route :- Chengdu – Lhasa Tibet – Everest base camp then overland to Kathmandu Nepal.
Group size: 6-10 Pax
Start at: Chengdu
Start Date :- June 6th 2018
Day 01- Arrival in Chengdu- arrival transfer – check in to the hotel.
Hotel Sheraton Chengdu or Similar
Day 02 – After Breakfast visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Station and Wenshu Temple, participate in a charming tea ceremony.
Overnight in Hotel (B)
Day 03: Arrival in Lhasa Tibet
When you arrive in Lhasa, your Tibetan guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Stay overnight in Lhasa. Hotel Kyichu or Similar (B)
Day 04: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;
Optional: With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa tour – Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery(B)
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 06: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 07: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.
After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.
Day 08: EBC to Gyirong Border 370km
In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.
After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.
Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong
Day 09: Gyirong to Nepal border(B)
Tour Guide will assist the clients to exit China. And see clients off at Gyirong border and drive to Kathmandu.
Hotel Sambala or Similar
Day 10: Kathmandu (B)
You will explore the Kathmandu valley Including pashupatinath temple the holistic Hindu temple, Boudhanath Stupa The Gaint Stupa in the world And Bhaktapur city a city of wood carving today you will visit the painting school of Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu. Hotel Sambala or Similar
Day 11: Kathmandu (B)
In the morning visit Patan the city of art and craft. Free afternoon to pursue your own interest.
Hotel Sambala or Similar
Day 12: Depart from Nepal – Last day of the trip.
Land tour cost USD 2490 per person in twin sharing
• Accommodation on twin sharing.
• Daily breakfast in hotels while in Nepal and Tibet
• All transfers and sightseeing as on itinerary by private van/bus
• English speaking local guides
• Tibet permits and Bhutan visa processing including fees
• Sightseeing admission fees
• Service on domestic airfare bookings
Cost does not Include
• Lunch and dinner while in Tibet and Nepal.
• Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature such as phone, laundry etc.
• Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events beyond the control of our management.
• Travel Insurance
• International airfares and airport taxes.
Visa and Permits
• Tibet visa and Tibet travel permit also pre process by us. If you are going to Tibet from Nepal, Chinese visa must be issued from Nepal. If you plan to enter china from your home please get China visa from your country.
• Nepal visa is available at the airport. You need USD 25 cash and one photograph for Nepal visa 15 days multiple entry. for 30 days need USD 40 per person
The trip is mostly motor vehicle based sightseeing with some light hikes and village visits. Lhasa is at an altitude of 3,500m and travelers can experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness but with prior preparation, we can minimize the chances. As we continue to stay in the elevation of Lhasa, the effects of altitude should disappear in a day or two. Himalayas guide is an active adventure travel company. We have set the standard for adventure travel and have a strong reputation for excellence that we do everything we can to maintain. Since we are the leading adventure company, we have a lot to live up to, so we make sure we provide safe, quality trips and the best customer service to our passengers.
*Note- Mentioned Hotels name could change but we use the similar standard