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Overland Lhasa Tour via EBC - 10 Days

Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp – 10 Days

Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp is best suited for those adventure seekers who wish
to explore the world’s highest base camp, arid landscapes, ancient culture and tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This tour is a comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the cultural and historical attractions of Tibet majorly. The tour includes all the important places of interest in central and south part of Tibet, including a visit to Rongbuk monastery (Ancient & Highest Monastery in Tibet) and Mt. Everest base camp. Hence, this tour is safe and suitable even for the child and to all kinds of senior people.

Trip Highlights
Exploring stunning Everest Base Camp, visiting Potala Palace, guided
Sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and adventure overland journey with marvelous
Views and beautiful cultural experience of dry plateau


Itinerary of Overland Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung (3550 m), 7 hrs
You will departure from Kathmandu in the early morning to Nepal – Tibet boarder enjoying the great local landscapes driving along the friendship highway. There will be immigration formalities both Nepal and Tibet side then after you will continue drive up the steep switch back road to Kerung. Overnight stay in Kerung at guesthouse with breakfast.
Day 02: Drive from Kerung to Tingri (4350 m), 5 hrs
With morning breakfast, the Journey commences towards Tingri which goes across the Tibetan plateau with stunning Mountain views from Lalung-La pass (5050m). Tingri is an old town, from where you will be able to watch more views of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu. Overnight in Tingri with a very basic guest house (dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 03: Drive from Tingri to Rongbuk village (4920 m), 4 hrs
Today you will reach to Mt. Everest Base Camp today, Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world situates. It is situated some 8 km from Everest Base Camp. You will be able to view the magnificent valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu that can be seen from the guest house. Overnight in Rongbuk with a very basic guest house (Dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 04: Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900 m), 8 hrs
There will be a morning excursion to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. As usual after the breakfast, we head to Shigatse, which is one of the historical towns of Tibet. On the way, you will enjoy Sakya Monastery which is one of the largest Monasteries in Tibet for Sakyapa group of Mahayana Buddhism. In Shigatse, you will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This is the official Panchen Lama’s residence. Overnight stay in Shigatse at a comfortable hotel with attached bath rooms.
Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3950 m), 2 hrs
After the visit in the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Shigatse, there will be a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sites – Khumbum, Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong. Overnight stay in Gyantse at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 06: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (3650 m), via Yamdrok Tso Lake: 7 hrs
The main feature of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake (Yamdrok Tso). After crossing the Kamba- La, Karo La and the Yarlung River (Brahmaputra), the journey ends in Lhasa. Overnight stay in Lhasa at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 07: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace (the summer Palace of Dalai Lama). Overnight stay at a same hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery along Tibetan medical center too. Overnight stay at a same hotel.
Day 09: Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel
Day 10: Full day Sightseeing at Swayambhunath Monkey Temple and Buddha
It is one of the world’s 2000 years old Buddhist stupa that lies on a hilltop and its origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu valley by draining the water of the lake by Bodhisattva Manushree., 2 km far from the main Kathmandu city. Swayambhunath manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus and Manjushree let the water out by slashing a passage through the surrounding hills to facilitate paying homage to swayambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable. This spectacular Buddhist stupa with the Buddha’s eyes gaze serenely down is worth visiting and is enlisted World Heritage Site. From the hilltop the views of the Kathmandu valley and the mountains look fabulous. A huge white dome surrounded by 13 spires, the stupa is one the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal and the world’s most enchanting, magnificent site.
Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal and is regarded one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is located in the area of ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Boudhanath. It is one of the serene place to visit around and is enlisted World Heritage Site too.
Day 11: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
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Customize your Tour: the tour can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored made. Tour package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more detailed. Information feel free to Email us a at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com


Note: Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung (3550 m), 7 hrs
You will departure from Kathmandu in the early morning to Nepal – Tibet border enjoying the great local landscapes driving along the friendship highway. There will be immigration formalities both Nepal and Tibet side then after you will continue drive up the steep switchback road to Kerung. Overnight stay in Kerung at guesthouse with breakfast.
Day 02: Drive from Kerung to Tingri (4350 m), 5 hrs
With morning breakfast, the Journey commences towards Tingri which goes across the Tibetan plateau with stunning Mountain views from Lalung-La pass (5050m). Tingri is an old town, from where you will be able to watch more views of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu. Overnight in Tingri with a very basic guest house (dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 03: Drive from Tingri to Rongbuk village (4920 m), 4 hrs
Today you will reach to Mt. Everest Base Camp today, Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world situates. It is situated some 8 km from Everest Base Camp. You will be able to view the magnificent valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu that can be seen from the guest house. Overnight in Rongbuk with a very basic guest house (Dormitory room with common toilet).
Day 04: Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900 m), 8 hrs
There will be a morning excursion to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. As usual after the breakfast, we head to Shigatse, which is one of the historical towns of Tibet. On the way, you will enjoy Sakya Monastery which is one of the largest Monasteries in Tibet for Sakyapa group of Mahayana Buddhism. In Shigatse, you will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This is the official Panchen Lama’s residence. Overnight stay in Shigatse at a comfortable hotel with attached bath rooms.
Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3950 m), 2 hrs
After the visit in the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Shigatse, there will be a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sites – Khumbum, Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong. Overnight stay in Gyantse at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 06: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (3650 m), via Yamdrok Tso Lake: 7 hrs
The main feature of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake (Yamdrok Tso). After crossing the Kamba- La, Karo La and the Yarlung River (Brahmaputra), the journey ends in Lhasa. Overnight stay in Lhasa at a comfortable hotel with attached bathroom.
Day 07: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace (the summer Palace of Dalai Lama). Overnight stay at a same hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing tour with guide (full day)
There will be the sightseeing tour with a guide of Lhasa. You will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery along Tibetan medical center too. Overnight stay at a same hotel.
Day 09: Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel
Day 10: Full day Sightseeing at Swayambhunath Monkey Temple and Buddha

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Price Includes:

  • Pickup, drop off, upon arrival and departure by Tourist Bus/Van/Car (depending on
  • group size)
  • Flight from Lhasa – Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport/transfer to Hotel
  • 3 nights Hotel in Lhasa on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • Best available Hotel en-route with Bed & Breakfast Basis-Double Room on tour
  • Transportation by deluxe Bus/Mini Bus or Van (depending on group size)
  • All kinds of entry fee and Tibet travel permits/
  • Group visa fee for Tibet

Price doesn't Include:

  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner along the trip
  • For Nepal & Tibet trip passport size photographs
  • Items expenses of personal nature
  • Any cost which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural calamities Political disturbance
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included
  • Emergency Evacuation rescue cost
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Hard & Soft Drinks
  • Tips for Guide/Driver
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Date can be made flexible based on your desire.
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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.

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.


Weather Information:
The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn’t all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

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Overland Lhasa Tour via EBC