Tibet Overland Tour falls under one of the most popular tours in Tibet. The tour takes you up to 3,000 meter to 5,000 meter across the high and cold Gobi desert viewing some of the most picturesque scene of breathtaking mountains including Mt. Everest ( 8848 m). Tibet Overland Tour offers you the most relaxing and adventurous journey within very short span of time. It is equally fascinating in cultural point of view with ample of opportunities to explore the age old monasteries and caves aTibet Overland with EBC Tour is a trip of short duration but gives you real tease of Tibet. This tour is being very popular in nowadays. The major attraction of this overland tour of the Everest base camp will be enjoyed traveling the Friendship Highway and home to some of the awe-inspiring scenery of this side of heaven. The first three nights of Tibet Overland with EBC tourwill be spent in the old city of Lhasa for excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization. The alluring Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries are some of the main sites in Lhasa.long with the visit to the historical towns including Lhasa.
Tibet Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu itself from where you take 5-6 hours drive following the friendship highway exploring some of the most amazing landscapes on the earth. The very next day, our representative will take you to the Tibetborder and introduce you with our Tibetan guide. After all the immigration formalities are done in Kodari and from there you will start the actual tour to Tibet which covers an approximate distance of 1000 km. In this Tibet Overland Tour you will enjoy sightseeing around Potala palace, Norbulingka , the great Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and walk along the crowded Tibetan market - the bustling Barkhor Market in Lhasa. After having visited these entire places, our representative will drop you to Gonggar Airport which is near Lhasa from where you will either take a flight back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa by Air or Train
when you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will lead you to Lhasa city, which is the capital city of Tibet. The rest of the day can be spent for relax and acclimatization. O/N at hotel
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
After the Breakfast at hotel, you will take a lovely visit to Jokhang Temple. It is the most revered shrine through out the Tibet. Obviously, it is constantly bustling with religious worshippers. After the lunch, you will visit Sera Monastery which is located just a few miles North to Lhasa city. It is the home to several hundreds of monks. Then the trip drives back to Lhasa. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing
The journey to Tibet will not be completed without exploring the great Potala Palace. It is Lhasa's prime attraction and is the truly wonder of eastern architecture. The first site of this enormous structure will be the glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once the home to Dalai Lama. This enjoyful day will terminate with a visit to the Drepung - once the world's largest monastery, settlement of more than 5000 monks which is situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles from the city. O/N at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) then Shigatse (3900m)
The trip starts after breakfast which is little bit challenging but fascinating. You will encounter two high passes over 5000meters Khamba La and Kharo La along with one tranquil Lake called Yamdrok Tso during drive which provide tempting views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. After you reach Gyantse, you will explore more amazing Tibetan culture as you see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours easy drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse (3900m) to Tingri (4390m) then EBC (5200m)
After breakfast you will visit Tashilumpu Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet which lasted the then Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. After the visit, you will drive further along the snow capped mountains to reach Everest base camp via historical city of Tingri. O/N at guest house in Rongbuk base camp.
Day 06: Drive back to Tingri to Zhangmu(2300m)
This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to incredible base camp of Mt. Everest. You will take a local transport to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base camp, or you can even walk to EBC but it depends on your physical condition. The view of Everest from so close make the mountain seems even more impressive than before. Of course, it is a truly breathtaking experience to gaze up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world. After exploring EBC you will return on the Friendship highway and continue your amazing journey down to a small border town called Zhangmu. O/N at hotel.
Day 07: Drive Zhngmu to Kodari then Kathmandu (1300m)
You will leave Zhangmu in the morning and move forward to the border of Nepal. The Friendship Bridge is situated at the Border of Tibet and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. You may say good bye to your guide and staff then pace down to Nepal side where our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration Control in Kodari and assist with all the reentry formalities. The Kathmandu city, our final destination, is only five hours drive to south.
- Private transportation by Land Cruiser.
- Tibet travel permit
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
- Daily breakfast.
- Government taxes and Service charge.
- Lunch and dinner
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Insurance of any kind
- Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.