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Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp - 7 Days

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Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp – 7 Days: (Accommodation; Hotel/Lodge)
This tour is highly recommended and specially designed tour for those who want to travel to Tibet from Nepal. It initiates from the capital city of Nepal; Kathmandu. Then, you will pass towards northeastward for Lhasa. Here you will have exciting adventures on Mount Everest close to Nepal side. After that, you will ultimately travel to the Golden Triangle Destinations in Tibet such as Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa.


HIGHLIGHTS:
Take the chance of the once in a lifetime adventure on the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest; Enjoy the magnificent high plateau landscape along the leisure driving from Mount Everest to Lhasa, via Shigatse and Gyantse


Outline Itinerary
Day 01 : Kathmandu – Kyirong / 185km, About 7hrs
Day 02 : Kyirong – Mount Everest / 360km, About 7hrs
Day 03 : Mount Everest – Shigatse / 350km, About 7hrs’ Driving
Day 04 : Shigatse – Lhasa / 360km, About 6hrs’ Driving
Day 05 : Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 06 : Lhasa full days Sightseeing
Day 07 : Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu


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Day 1
Day 01 : Kathmandu - Kyirong / 185km, About 7hrs

After breakfast, our local guide will pick you up, then drive to Kyirong Port (altitude: 1800m) at the border. Though the distance is only about 160km, it takes more than 6 hours to drive to Kyirong Port from Kathmandu because the road is narrow and bumpy. During the rainy season, the road is muddy and may be closed for the landslides. After arriving at Kyirong Port, you will check through the custom, and be picked up by your Tibetan tour guide, then drive about 25km to today’s destination Kyirong Town.

Day 2
Day 02 : Kyirong - Mount Everest / 360km, About 7hrs

After breakfast, you will have a long driving to Mount Everest (about 360km). Though being a long driving of about 8 hours, but the views along the road are stupendous. In clear days, you can see the clear face of Shishapangma Peak and enjoy the beautiful view of Pekutso Lake. When you finally get to the Rongbuk Monastery, and get the first sight of the mighty Everest, you will immerse in a solemn ethereal mood and find all the efforts you have made along the long way are not in vain. Located about 5100 meters above the sea level, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best location to take some great photos of the front face of Mount Everest. The rest of today is free for you to visit the Rongbuk Monastery and explore surrounding landscape.
Accommodation: if you visit Mount Everest during off season (November to April), you will accommodate at Rongbuk Guest House near the Rongbuk Monastery; if you visit Mount Everest during the peak season (May to October), you will accommodate at the Tibetan Tents Camp which is only run between May and October by local Tibetans. It is near Rongbuk Monastery as well. Please note that the accommodation at both places is very simple and basic, only dorm beds with communal squat toilets are available. Duvets, heated blankets and hot water will be provided, and you are suggested to bring your own sleeping bag and toilet paper. There is no running water, sinks or showers. The dining room just offer basic breakfast and dinner without menu. Remember to dress warmly all the time. Tips of Today: 1) the altitudes rise from 2,600 meters to 5,100 meters during the driving from Kyirong Town to Rongbuk Monastery. Please prepare well to avoid high altitude sickness. Not to take any strenuous activity which may cause high alititude sickness easily2) currently Everest Base Camp is not open for tourists for environmental protection and the Everest landscape can be also enjoyed at Rongbuk Monastery – closest place to Mount Everest tourists can reach; 3) the vehicles and buses can only escort travelers to the Parking Lot which is about 20km away from Rongbuk Monastery, and then you need to take a 30 minutes’ scenic park bus there; 4) the Everest altitude marker, a tablet reading “Mt. Qomolangma Elevation Measurement” has been transferred near Rongbuk Monastery and you can take a photo to commemorate your wonderful adventure tour

Day 3
Day 03 : Mount Everest - Shigatse / 350km, About 7hrs' Driving

Wake up early to enjoy the marvelous sunrise on the peak of the world from Rongbuk Monastery. The top part of the Mount Everest is always covered by snow all the year round, and when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like a giant white pyramid, which is one of the most famous sceneries of Mount Everest. In bright days, you can also see a wisp of cloud hanging above the top of Mount Everest. It flies eastward in the fast western wind just like a flapping flag. This unique phenomenon is the spectacular “Cloud Flag”. The cloud will change from surging waves into a thin cooking smoke or from galloping steeds into the mysterious veil of a goddess. Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. The rest of today is to drive back to Shigatse City.

Day 4
Day 04 : Shigatse - Lhasa / 360km, About 6hrs' Driving

Today, you will leave Shigatse and drive about 8 hours to Lhasa (altitude: 3,700m), the capital city of Tibet. It may be a long journey, but there are many things to do along the road. After two hours’ driving, you will get to the historical city of Gyantse, then go to visit the mysterious Palcho. Monastery (altitude: 4,040m). The monks and tradition of three important sects of Tibetan Buddhism – Sakyapa, Zhalupa and Gelukpa, peacefully coexist in this monastery. Its Kumbum, which is 35 meters high and has 76 small chapels with hundreds images of Kriyatantras , is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet.

Day 5
Day 05 : Lhasa Sightseeing

Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark – Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. You will climb up the palace along the zigzag stone paths with white-and-red walls to the top of the palace where you can not only appreciate the exotic Tibetan-style architecture, but also get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas, then walk into the inner space of Potala Palace to explore the stately chapels and learn about the history of the palace.

Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Each day, there are thousands of pilgrims coming from different places in Tibet to the temple to worship to the Buddha. This temple is also known as the “house of Buddha” because it keeps the precious Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) image of the Shakyamuni at the age of 12. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple. The local people like to walk on the street for several circles usually in the late afternoon as a daily tradition of pilgrimage. The street also has many shops selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods, religious items and handcrafts.

Tips of today: 1) there are 1,080 steps up to climb to the top of Potala Palace, so don’t walk in a rush, which may cause high altitude sickness; 2) taking photos is not allowed inside the palace; 3) today you will be mainly outside, please bring some water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses with you.

Day 6
Day 06 : Lhasa full days Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will firstly go to visit the beautiful Norbulingka which used to be the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas in the ancient time, and now is a public park. It is famous for its Potrang, the private palaces of former Dalai lamas with grandiose Tibetan architecture style. Next, drive several kilometers to the western outskirts of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Since its establishment, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. In its heyday, there were more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in the monastery. Throughout its history, many important and famous Tibetan leaders used to study here, especially the Dalai Lamas. So Drepung Monastery is also respectfully known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”. In the afternoon, you will be taken to another famous monastery in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. It is famous for the spectacular “Buddhism Debating”. As a daily routine, the monks gather in a courtyard, and debate on the Buddhist doctrines with supplemented gestures, which is thought to be helpful to facilitates better comprehension of the Buddhist philosophy to attain higher levels of study. After enjoying the “Buddhism Debating”, you will be transferred back to the city

Day 7
Day 07 : Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Today is free for you until your tour guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station. Tips of today: 1) please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charger, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel; 2) if your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Private professional English-speaking local tour guide.
  • A comfortable vehicle with a private driver.
  • Airport (or train) pick up and drop off.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits, including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel
  • Permit, Border Pass, Group Visa.
  • All accommodations listed in the itinerary, based on double-occupancy.
  • Comfortable class hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse or tent in Mount Everest and Gyirong.
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary. (Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Dinner)
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • A container of Oxygen for emergency usage while traveling to Mt. Everest.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Single room supplement.
  • China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.

Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp

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Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

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Frequently asked Questions.

Where is Tibet?

Tibet is situated toward the south-west of China, likewise bordering India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. Tibet’s three original provinces are U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo. The general population in these locales all thinks about themselves Tibetan, although everyone has a solid identity and diverse tongues of Tibetan are used.

Under China’s occupation, Tibet has been partitioned up, renamed and joined into Chinese territories, with little reference to the original borders between Tibet’s areas. At the point when China refers to Tibet, it implies the Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR, which incorporates just U-Tsang and part of Kham. The rest of Kham was isolated amongst Sichuan and Yunnan Chinese areas. Amdo was partitioned between Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai territories. The region covers a region of around 1.22 million km2, which represents 12.8% of the aggregate of China. The pristine snow capped view and inescapable Tibetan Buddhism environment and simple access to its neighboring nation Nepal make Tibet rank high of the movement travel bucket list. Its unmistakable geography and land area enable it to share the world’s most amazing mountaineering and trekking asset with its neighbor nation Nepal.

How can I obtain a Visa?

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

What is the time difference in Tibet?

Tibet Standard Time ( IST ) is 0800 hours (6 hours) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Passport

All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
China Visa or Tibet Group Visa
To enter Tibet by means of Mainland China, right off the bat you have to apply China visa for entry to China. Tibet is a part of China, under the Chinese Central Government’s Sovereignty. Therefore to travel from China to Tibet, you need to acquire a China Visa at first stage before all are followed up. Visas for individual travel in China are very easy to get from most Chinese embassies. Most Chinese embassies and consulates will issue a standard 30-day, single passage visitor visa in three to five working days (an ‘L’ Visa means travel). If you are lucky, some embassies abroad may give you a 60 or even 90 days. However, in Hong Kong it is very easy to get a 90 day visa; most agencies can organize it in one day. In the event that you need greater adaptability to enter and leave China a few times, most Chinese embassies will issue a double-entry visa. Indeed, for the individuals who are to work, study or live temporarily in China, you may require the other related China Visa, for example, “F” Visa, “X” Visa or “Z” Visa, and so on. All these sort of visa holders can go in Tibet with the Tibet entry permits and other travel permits which can be obtained by neighborhood travel agency in Tibet with strict and serious procedure.

How to enter Tibet?

By Road: There are five main highways in Tibet, to be specific:
Sichuan-Tibet Highway – it runs between Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, and Lhasa.
Qinghai-Tibet Highway – it runs between Xining, the capital city of Qinghai, to Lhasa.
Yunnan-Tibet Highway – it runs between Yunnan territory and Tibet.
Xinjiang-Tibet Highway – it runs crosswise over boundless deserts, lofty and steep peaks.
The China-Nepal Highway – it is the main international highway in Tibet
By Air: Flying to Lhasa dependably requires a stopover in either China or Nepal. Lhasa Gonggar Airport is situated around 98 kilometers (around 61 miles) toward the south of Lhasa City. The main international trip to and from Tibet is between Lhasa and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
By Rail: The Gormo to Lhasa railway extends for 1,142 kilometers (710 miles) and serves in as a connection between territory China and Tibet.

How is the weather in Tibet?

Since the country expands high elevation, usually difficult to predict the climate. It is cold in the most part. Lhasa and around it is cool, bright day during the day time however evening, night and morning will be cold. Need to bring sufficiently warm clothes.

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

The Tibetan atmosphere isn’t as harsh as we imagine it to be. Tibet’s climate is ideal to travel from April to the start of November, and most perfect in August and September. In any case, Lhasa’s climate is more clement than rest of Tibet, and is suitable to travel year-round. The sun radiation in Tibet is to a extremely strong. It’s not for nothing that Lhasa is known as the Sunlight City. The months of May, June and September are the primary tourist season in eastern Tibet.

What are the documents necessary for visiting Tibet?

Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa —who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Can I organize a Tibet visa myself? Can I travel alone in Tibet?

Sadly, because of China’s extremely strict tourism policy for Tibet, it isn’t possible for you to get a visa independent from anyone else and it isn’t conceivable to not possible to travel Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company we can organize everything; visa, allow to permit and all other paperwork.

Is altitude sickness a problem?

As Tibet is known as the Roof of the World it is the one of the highest places on the earth. Due to which many visitors from lower altitude area may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people endure minor effects of altitude sickness only including loss of appetite, headache and a propensity to have no vitality until the point when their bodies conform to the high landscape. This adjustment can take place from a few hours and in rare case for few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. We recommend you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Your guide will be there to assist you and help you throughout the trip.

Are there ATMs counters in Tibet?

There are ATM facilities easily available in Lhasa and Shigatse; however, it might be difficult to find one in other small towns.

What currency do I have to use in Tibet?

The unit of currency is Chinese Yuan. The Bank of China can exchange all the foreign currencies. The bank in Tibet /China is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Traveler’s cheques and credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa.

Is politics a problem?

Most tourists, who stay with their tour and avoid getting engaged in the politics of the country, will not encounter issues.

What vaccination is recommended to Tibet traveler?

The suggested vaccination you should consider for this trip includes the following:
Chickenpox (Varicella)
Diphtheria & Tetanus Vaccinations
Hepatitis A The vaccine for Hepatitis A (eg Avaxim, Havrix 1440 or VAQTA)
Hepatitis B
Influenza The flu vaccine
Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Pneumonia A vaccine
Polio
Rabies
Tuberculosis
Typhoid
Yellow Fever

Will language barrier be there are problems?

Visitors to Tibet don’t have to worry about the language barrier by all. Every visitor will have an English-talking visit guide, and a most of the front work area staffs in the big hotels can communicate in English. The main languages used in a part of Tibet are Chinese, Tibetan, English and Nepali.

Is there internet access in Tibet for foreign traveler?

Certainly there is web access for foreign traveler in Tibet yet just on limited areas like Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang where some bistro gives web offices. Moreover, hotels in some city like Lhasa and Shigatse also provide internet facility to their customers.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

VISA INFORMATION:
Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


PASSPORT:
All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

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Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp
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