Kathmandu Lhasa Tibet Everest Base Camp
‘scenic and cultural experience on roof of the world around fabled cities with Everest base camp’

Tibetan Journey Highlights:

  • Sweeping scenic flight to and from Kathmandu & Lhasa with amazing views of Himalayan peaks
  • Adventure on world highest and largest plateau with impressive Buddhist culture and age old traditions
  • Explore traditional Tibetan rural villages, fabled cities and monasteries of immense interest
  • Within scenic Tibetan high windswept landscapes with dramatic sceneries of high snow capped peaks
  • Crossing high passes with grand views of Tibetan plateau and range of world highest mountains
  • Tour of famous monasteries including magnificent Potala Palace and colorful Barkhor market
  • Close views of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks from Rongbuk and world highest base camp”


Kathmandu Lhasa Tibet Everest Base Camp, a classic trip and enjoyable adventure on roof top of the world where you will soak within Tibetan rich culture of age old heritage interwoven with Buddhism religion.

Marvelous Kathmandu Lhasa Tibet Everest Base Camp trip takes you within world’s highest and largest plateau certainly a huge table land enriched with treasures of dramatic landscapes and scenery in the harmony of ancient Tibetan traditional culture that still exists as it was past hundred of centuries.

Our fabulous journey into Tibet starts from Nepal’s ancient capital in Kathmandu with interesting tour around world heritage sites as introduction to Buddhist culture which helps you while in Tibet with similar tradition and religion.

From Kathmandu taking a scenic panoramic flight of an hour to land at Gongor international airport in Tibet, during air grand views of snow capped Himalayan peaks includes Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu at its closet.

On arrival in Tibetan soil, our native Tibetan guide and driver will receive you for a short drive into Lhasa fabled city adorned with much culture and interesting monasteries with magnificent Potala Palace that dominates the city around Kyichu valley.

In Lhasa tour of famous old monasteries Drefung-Shera-Jhorkang Temple and visiting colorful market around Barkhor square in the heart of Lhasa where you can observe pilgrims from all parts of Tibet on homage to holy city of Lhasa.

Tour includes visiting Potala Palace means ‘Heavenly Realm’ and then heading southward within vast and scenic Tibetan plateau to reach at Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and home of his holiness Panchen Lama, the drive leads over several high passes with grand views with beautiful turquoise lake Yamdrok Tsho.

Completing the tour of Gyantse and Shigatse within its important and impressive sites then heading due south east overland to Rongbuk Monastery area within Everest, for Tibetan its Chomolungma for Everest means ‘Great Mother’.

At Rongbuk visit its nunnery and its small monastery which is one of the oldest and highest monastery within Himalaya, and then hike up to our another highlight at Everest North Base Camp at the foot of Mt. Everest with sweeping panorama of high surrounding peaks including Rongbuk glaciers.

After a grand time on Everest and Rongbuk area drive past rural farm Tibetan villages to reach back at Lhasa for scenic flight to Kathmandu where this remarkable and marvelous adventure Tibetan Journey concludes with fond memories.


Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01:    Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your Hotels.
Day 02:    In Kathmandu briefing and Tibet process with individual activities and preparation.
Day 03:    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
Day 04:    Fly to Lhasa -Tibet 3,660 m meet our local native guide and transfer to hotel in Lhasa
Day 05:    In Lhasa Full day tour of Lhasa at places of great interest.
Day 06:    Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m via Gyantse 3,950 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07:    Morning tour of Tashilumpo Monastery and drive to Rongbuk 4,980m via Shegar -06 hrs.
Day 08:    Hike to Everest Base Camp 5,200 m and return to Rongbuk and drive back to Shigatse.
Day 09:    Drive back to Lhasa via short local route of four hours and transfer to hotel.
Day 10:    Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon at leisure. End of Kathmandu Lhasa Tibet Everest Base Camp

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  1. Day 1

    Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your Hotels.

    On setting foot in Nepal at Kathmandu International airport, where you will be received by our guide and office staff with warm welcome of garland and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in to your rooms getting refreshed our guide or leader will brief with information regarding your trip Tibetan Journey with other useful information. Evening welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant includes local folk dance program as entertainment.

  2. Day 2-3

    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and Tibet preparation.

    Two extra days in Kathmandu for necessary to obtain Tibet Visa and permits with interesting tour which leads you around Kathmandu beautiful historical sites, as Kathmandu city with Patan and Bhaktapur steeped with religious monuments of temples-monasteries and stupas listed most as World Heritage Sites. After a pleasant and exciting guided tour return back to your hotel with rest of the afternoon free, preparation for Tibetan Journey next morning.

  3. Day 4

    Fly to Lhasa -Tibet 3,660 m meet our local native guide and transfer to hotel in Lhasa

    Morning after breakfast as per the schedule flight to Lhasa, transfer to Kathmandu international airport for sweeping scenic flight of an hour to land in Tibetan soil at Gongar airport. During airborne super views of Himalayan range of peaks with Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu at mere distance from the window seat of the plane, on landing entering into a terminal completing all visa and passport formalities. Here our native Tibetan guide and drive will receives you for an hour drive into Lhasa city, a mixed city of urban modernization with old section of Lhasa, where Tibetans still retains their heritage and Buddhist culture as it was for hundred of centuries. In Lhasa our hotel in the old part east side of the city near busy and interesting Barkhor Market Square, with time to enjoy walking around before dinner time on first day in Tibet.

  4. Day 5

    In Lhasa with full day tour.

    Today from morning and afternoon engrossed with interesting and exciting tour around Lhasa important places and historical sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built. Here visit the main prayer halls with monks on deep prayers where Drefung means a heap of rice with its white washed buildings as it looks from distance views, after a great interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery where you can witness young monks on exciting debate, which deepens their knowledge of all types to reach their priesthood. Shera monastery located north of Lhasa after an interesting time with lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants, afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as 'Heavenly Realm' with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significant. Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum. After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet. As the day end in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.

  5. Day 6

    Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m via Gyantse 3,950 m - 06 hrs.

    Morning drive outskirt of the city toward and near Gongor airport, where our route diverts heading south of great Tibetan plateau, as the journey continues crossing Yarlung Tsangpo River or Bhrmaputra rivers then towards zig-zag climb on winding road towards scenic Khamba-la pass at 4,800 m high. From the pass with super views of Tibetan landscapes with distant snow capped peaks views and of Turquoise Yamdrok Tsho Lake below. Drive leads towards Turquoise Lake of Yamdrok Tsho and then reaching at Nagarktse for possible lunch stop in a local Tibetan restaurant, journey continues heading over Karo-La pass at 5,050 m high with grand views of Nzonkhangsa peak and its glaciers which flows near to the road. From here with exciting views heading over Simi-la pass and the towards Gyantse city with tour of Pholkar monastery and beautiful Kumbum terracotta pagoda stupa, from here a few hour drive brings you at Tibet's second largest city in Shigatse (Xigatse). Here transfer into a nice modern hotel with great facilities within the city area and time for short walks around the street and shops of Shigatse.

  6. Day 7

    Morning tour of Tashilumpo Monastery and drive to Rongbuk 4,980m via Shegar -06 hrs.

    Drive continues heading south east direction into great scenic and arid Tibetan plateau past rural villages, towns and farm land to reach at Larze, on the junction of Lhasa-Kathmandu and Kailash highway. From here drive leads uphill to cross the highest pass of the journey over 5,220 m at Gyatchu - La pass festooned with prayer flags and offering, after a brief stop for views heading downhill to Shegar town also known a New Tingri. A windswept town located on Nepal-Tibet / China Friendship Highway, our adventure carries on heading past the main highway towards a high Pang-la pass at 5,200 m high with sweeping panorama of world's highest mountains from Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu to Shisapangma with array of peaks. After a great view heading down to the farm village of Tashi Dzong as the drive leads further towards our destination at Rongbuk Monastery with superb views of towering Mt. Everest North Face. In Rongbuk visit its main chapel of Sakyamuni Buddha with other great statue of Buddhist saints with overnight in a local lodge / guest house of simple and basic facilities.

  7. Day 8

    Hike to Everest Base Camp 5,200 m and return to Rongbuk and drive back to Shigatse.

    Drive to Everest base Camp is limited up to Rongbuk, allowing few vehicles for interested elderly people only, here one can take a horse cart or taxi on motorbike to reach base camp, or hike of few hours heading towards dunes and moraine crossing few icy stream to land at world's highest Mt. Everest Base Camp, where Tibetan calls as Chomolungma means great Mother. Enjoy the views of towering North Face of Mt. Everest with other adjoining peaks and then head back to Rongbuk for the drive to Shigatse on the same scenic route.

  8. Day 9

    Drive back to Lhasa via short local route of four hours and transfer to hotel.

    Today, to give you more time in Lhasa taking a short route from Shigatse as used by local Tibetans than driving through Gyantse city, drive leads north of Shigatse following the newly built highway following Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra most of the way. As drive enters outskirt of Lhasa within Kychu valley, leaving the river behind to enter into the hub of Lhasa and then transfer to your hotels, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs on this last day in Lhasa.

  9. Day 10

    Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

    Morning as per the flight time for Kathmandu transfer to Gongar Airport terminal, bidding farewell to our native Tibetan guide and drive and then boarding in Air China, super scenic flight of an hour brings you back in Kathmandu, and then transfer to your hotel with afternoon free for shopping spree and rest.

Cost & Dates

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu / Tibet at tourist standard hotels (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • In Kathmandu includes accommodation with Bed and Breakfast basis only.
  • In Tibet on full board includes B-L and Dinner with accommodation.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary with entrance fees where applicable.
  • Applicable Tibet Permit & Tibet Entry Visa Fees.
  • Service of city guides as well in Tibet, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner at Kathmandu in authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
  • Airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu / Lhasa /Kathmandu.

Price Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout Tibet trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guides.

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INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL TO TIBET: Tibet’s vast landscapes includes world’s highest and largest plateau although changes has taken place with wide network of roads and railway lines with tall building around the major cities of Lhasa-Shigatse and Gyantse, but still remains one of the most interesting country retaining its past glory into its pristine forms. Tibet with limited facilities for travelers especially outside main cities is now approaching to a reasonable standard. The road between Tibet and Nepal is not up to standard at places. It is rough, bumpy and full of bends which is often obstructed temporarily during monsoon months. However our Tibet counterparts will do the very best with effort under the circumstances to ensure your holiday in Tibet a smooth and pleasant. Altitude sickness: Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude areas could be strenuous sometimes, travelers with known heart or lung or blood diseases needs first doctor's advice before booking Tibet trip. It is always advisable to drink at least 2-3 liters of water every day while on the tour against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and dehydration. Clothing accessories: The climate in Tibet with high altitude remains cool throughout all year round. From October till March, warm clothes such as thermal underwear are required. April to September, light clothes for the day and warm jacket or a sweater must for the evenings. The other recommended items are: personal medical first aid kit, water purification tablets (though mineral water can be bought), toilet & tissue papers, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, sleeping bag, dust mask, sun hat, sun glasses and sun block cream. Head wear: Head wear is important to keep your body warm and to save you from UV as well, above 3,000 meters strong light of UV due to thin air hat or caps will be good as protections; Woolen cap for morning and night time. Body wear (this all required on your duration of Holiday): T-shirts, Short Pants, Trousers: Light weight & Heavy weight for cold temperature above 3500m, Wind and water Proof trousers are also suitable for trekking, Track-suit useful for trekking, Lightweight long sleeved shirt (this will save from sunburn as well), Thermal underwear useful for cold at night, Down / Duvet jacket which is essential for trekking above 3000 m, Gloves, water and wind proof wear or Poncho, snow gaiters for Trekkers above 4000m. Foot wear: For normal tours and sightseeing a runners and sports shoes is the best, as this involves short walks and climbing on steps also. For hiking a good comfortable boots if possible water proof (wax polish to be carried on other leather boots and shoes against wet areas and snow) with warm woolen shocks and for leisure walk soft cotton socks. Equipments: Day-pack: A small rucksack as day to carry your necessary and valuable items; camera, water bottle, money, passport, towel, toiletries items, water proof for the walk and Sleeping Bags and walking poles as options. Personal: Camera and batteries, spare passport photos, water bottle, money belt, Torch / Flash Lights, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, Ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Detergents to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen. Note: If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are few on route trekking traveling remote areas. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses. Food and drinks: Tibetan cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world. It is always handy to carry dry food and biscuits or anything that can be brewed with hot water such as coffee and drinking chocolate. Customs: No prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with custom officials and are of personal use. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese govt. are prohibited specially books and pictures of Dalai Lama or any other monks and priest on exile. Insurance Policy: It is most advisable that clients should have full insurance against medical and personal accidents. Booking formalities and visa: Minimum one week is required to book the trip from Kathmandu in advance along with full deposit, passport for visa process and full payment of the tour should be made before Tibet departure. From overseas, at least 2 weeks with all your personal and passport details are required with payment required as per our company rules and regulations. Cancellation: In case of tour cancellation prior to departure, a cancellation policy as per company's rules and regulation will be applied. Risk and Liability: Tibet tours are run strictly under TIBET TOURISM BUREAU, Holiday Nepal and our counterpart Tibet agents shall not be responsible for any changes or cancellation of the programs due to road blockade, cancellation of flight, sickness or accident, political unrest etc. Any extras cost thereof shall be borne by the clients. Time Zone: Beijing Mean Time (GMT + 7:45 Hours). Which is 2 hrs 15 minutes ahead of Nepal Standard Time. Currencies in Tibet Chinese Remimbin Yuan which is 1 Yuan to US$ 8 but subject to change any time. Temperature and Precipitations in Tibet: Month Temperature ( 0C )  Precipitations

Maximum Minimum    (in mm)
January08  to 120
February10  - 100
March13  - 042
April16      03
May19      214
June24      970
July22    10130
August19       8140
September19       680
October16      -15
November13      -90
December08    -130

Four different seasons in Tibet - winter, spring, summer and autumn. The best period to visit for plant lovers is in spring, when flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season starts from early March to late May. Even though days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Autumn / Fall season begins from September to mid November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February. Package cost includes: Air fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu, hotel/guest house accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, sightseeing tour as per the itinerary, an English speaking guide, transportation by private vehicle during the tour and monastery entrance fee. Cost excludes: Airport departure tax, lunch and dinner, Nepal re-entry visa fee, air ticket reconfirmation charge, personal insurance, emergency evacuation or any charges in case, if required, expenses of personal nature etc. Travel in Tibet are restricted by the Government of China where visitors can enter in a group wise with proper travel Chinese and Tibetan agencies, where Destination Holidays have counterpart agents to make your travel safe and enjoyable. Note: Please don’t forget to check with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not for Tibet and its high altitude destinations. We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations. List of some recommended items: Band Aids / Bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills. Currency: The official currency in Tibet is Remimbuin Yuan, One Yuan is made up of 100 Zian a smaller unit.  There are small bills and coins denominations of one, two, five and ten Yuan and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, Remimbuin Yuan. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Tibet. At present since 2000 till now US$ 1 = 8.9 Yuan but subject to change any times. Money Exchange: Bank of China (National Bank) does set the exchange rate and listed into daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate. There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse and so on. Where you can get cash (only Yuan) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 10,000 Yuan day from your Card. Accommodations: In Tibet most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour. It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Tibet trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms. Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Destination Holidays trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trekking & Tours in Tibet. Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Tibet is not compulsory but it is a way of traditions handed by earlier visitors this might be expected by the guides, porters and Tour Driver, any gratuities for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour. Bargaining is kind of culture, especially in markets when hiring the Local Vehicles, Buying the Jewelries and Local Clothing. Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Visa and Permit

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited. Visa Requirements: Traveling into Tibet with various means of transportations, as there are many ways to enter the mainland but few entry into Tibet Autominous state of China, as China a huge country in Asia, the entry point from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Kajistan, Russia, Mongolia as for Pakistan being a close ally does not require Visa for Pakistan national, however the entry point from Pakistan is limited on the south west of China and Tibet. On reaching main land China one can enter Tibet via flight, trains or on surface where special entry permit required on entry immigration posts. From India only one points from western Tibet only for pilgrimage purpose to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover. For those who travel into Tibet from Nepal, must obtain permits and Visa from Nepal through Chinese Embassy. Please note that; Once the visa is issued, it will not be amended, re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. There are two types of visa:

  • For groups in name list papers with two copies one for entry and other for exit,
  • For individual gets in their passport with much formalities and extra fees as per one nationality

Requirement for Visa is as follows:

  • Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form. Two PP size Photograph.
  • Please also note that most of the western and Asian countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indian Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points.
  • Tibet Visa and travel permits update.
  • TTB-Tibet Tourism Bureau that the Tibet permit application commenced from March 23rd 2015 much earlier this year in comparison with previous years.

Tibet travel permits policy: For the upcoming Tibet tour season, we accept Tibet tour booking for entry date from April onward (Kailash and Lake Manasarover travel permits are allowed for group size no less than 3 people with the same nationality. This is subject to change and we will keep travelers informed, to avoid urgent permits policy change and permits delivery, we still suggest foreign tourists confirm a Tibet trip at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Tibet which is six months from the date of issue. Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Lhasa Immigration Office for a total of 2 weeks. Over the course of a visa stated, a tourist cannot stay in Tibet more than the days obtained. Tibet travel documents general information: Chinese Visa, which can be applied in Chinese Embassy from respective country (If you go to Tibet via mainland China). Please be aware that: if you enter Tibet from Nepal, no China visa but Tibet Group visa is needed.