Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp
US $1600

(TripID #NV-00 132)

Trip Overview

Lhasa “The Forbidden City” is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet. Former abode of Dalai Lama (Living God for ethnic Tibetans), the city offers authentic religious and cultural experiences.

Lhasa tour via North Everest Base Camp covers a vast tract of ancient and desolate land of the Great Himalaya trail. Crossing spectacular passes through unforgettable landscapes, Lhasa offers a bit of everything Tibet has to offer.

Kathmandu to Lhasa via North Everest Base Camp tour takes over seven days, driving along the 'Friendship Highway' connecting Kathmandu to Tibet. A generous two nights will be spent at the base camp, which is the highest elevation one can reach during the trip. The trail passes through Nyalam, the historical Shigatse and Gyantse, few of top destinations in Tibet. For centuries, Lhasa has been a cultural hub of Central Asia; offering cultural and traditional wonders of its own.

The overland tour to Lhasa can be one of the few tours to experience the spiritual energy of ancient Himalaya kingdom, tribal lifestyle and festive.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:
Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)-123Kms.
Day 02:
Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms.
Day 03:
Tingri (4390m) to Ronbuk (5100m) - 105 Kms.
Day 04:
Everest Base Camp Excursion (5100m.)
Day 05:
Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900m) - 304 Kms.
Day 06:
Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.
Day 07:
Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.
Day 08:
Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Day 09:
Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Day 10:
Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary for Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)-123Kms.
After breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu you will depart for early morning drive (Approx. 5 hours) to Kodari (1873m). After completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to Zhangmu (2300m). This is Tibetan border town. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post and we drive further road climbs and climbs to Nyalam for overnight. On the way you will see fantastic view of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls.
Day 02: Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms.
Drive (Approx. 5-6 hours) to Tingri crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). This drive provides fabulous view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8848m) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and more. Overnight in Tingri.
Day 03: Tingri (4390m) to Ronbuk (5100m) - 105 Kms.
After breakfast easy and short drive to Rongbuk. Rongbuk monastery first, it is the highest monastery in Tibet. Enjoy the unique view of Mt. Everest (Mount Quomolangma), you can have a face to face experience of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Rongbuk.
Day 04: Everest Base Camp Excursion (5100m.)
Approx. 2 hr. trek from The Rongbuk Monastery will lead you to the base of the highest peak on earth - The North Face of Mount Everest (8848m.) Or Mount Quomolangma in Tibetan. Explore the Base Camp and The Rongphu glacier. Retreat to lodge. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. No tour vehicles, apart from expeditions and trekking, are allowed beyond Rongbuk so you can walk or take a horse cart
Day 05: Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900m) - 304 Kms.
Approx. 8 to 10 hours drive over rocky terrain on 4-WD Land cruiser/s to the city of Shigatse for overnight. The place of famous Tashilunpo Monastery and seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thangka wall, which is clearly visible from the north side of the road.
Day 06: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Here you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery. O/nt. In Gyantse.
Day 07: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.
The drive to Lhasa takes 08 hours, crossing 2 passes The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) pass and lake Yamdrok Tso(Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. O/nt. in Lhasa.
Day 08/ 09: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Visit the Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Drepung & Sera Monastery, Lokhang Temple & Markhor Bazaar. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 10: Departure from Lhasa
From today our trip finished so if you are interested to fly back to Kathmandu we can arrange it as per your interest. Or if you want to move to the main line China we can arrange it as per your request. Please let us know.


Price

US $1600 per person
US $ 0 Single Room Supplement

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included:

Airport Pick Up & Drop Services:
  • » Pick Up » : Welcomes you with garland of flower in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative.
  • » Domestic Drop/Pick Up » : Kathmandu Domestic Airport drop & pick up as flight indicated in itinerary.
  • » All the pick up and drop as per the itinerary
Trip Briefing & Information:
  • » We provide you Eco-friendly Tour file consisting broad trip information 
Sight Seeing:
  • » Sightseeing » : Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
Accommodations & Meals:
(All twin sharing basis) 
(Single room also served with extra charge) :
  • » Twin sharing accommodation as per your requested categories
  • » Meals breakfast (Kathmandu, Lhasa & Shigatse) and full board on camping
  • » Twin sharing tented accommodation during the Tibet Travel except main city
Flight / Transportation:
  • » Hotel arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • » All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • » Kathmandu - Tibet boarder (Zhang-Mu) transportation by comfortable vehicle
  • » Zhang-Mu - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa transfer by Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
  • » Airport » :  Lhasa to Kathmandu flight ticket
Tour permit :
  • » Everest Permit
  • » All necessary Tibet travel permits
National Park Fare:
  • » All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as per the itinerary
First Aid:
  • » Exclusive medical kit bag
Tour crews :
  • » Guide » : Government Registered, well trained English speaking Tibetan guide
  • » All porterages costs
  • » Local guide & transport by Land cruiser, support truck/Yak & necessary payment
Porter Equipment :
  • » N/A
Insurance:
  • » N/A
Trekking Equipment :
  • » Nepal Vision Duffel Bag and a t-shirt
Certificate:
  • » Nepal Vision adventure certificate 
Others:
  • » All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excluded:

Visa:
  • » Nepal » : Nepal entry visa fee is not included
  • » Chinese visa fee (US$ 175 for the US citizens and US$ 85 for the other national people)
Airfare:
  • » Intl. airfare KTM-LXA-KTM & all departure taxes
Meals:
  • » Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Tibet except camping part
Drinks:
  • » All cold drinks and any beverages are not included on trip price.
  • » Drinking Water » : Drinking water is not included in the trip price. 
Insurance:
  • » You have to make your travel & rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel. 
Optional Excursion:
  • » Provide such service with extra charge on your request. 
  • » Optional Excursions » : Our optional excursions are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest.
Trekking Equipment:
  • » You have to arrange your personal trekking equipment such as trekking poles, water bottle etc… by yourself (see our equipment list).
Tipping:
  • » Tips for driver, guides and porters are not included in the cost.
Others:
  • » Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
  • » Hot Shower in during the trekking period is not included.
  • » Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
  • » Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section. 

Departure Dates for Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp

We provide a series of fixed departure trek, tour and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. If you are single and wishing to be with a group, you can join our fixed departure schedule. If the schedule dates are not convenient for you, contact us & let us know; we are more than happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals or group doesn’t want to join with our other group, we can operate as per your wish and requirement. We are ground operator of these Himalayan destination and able to arrange your trip as per your interested date and choice.

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Useful information before joining this trip

Tour Group

In our tour group the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 10 persons. For single travelers, we do organize this trip with single supplement (except some region most requires minimum 2 persons). Please do note that you will join our tour group at Kathmandu a day earlier than the trip departures on the following day morning. This trip can be organized to the groups more than 10 people as well on request. However it is good to keep the limit group size which means we provide best services and personal care during your tour with us.

Physical Requirements

Travelers who are making their plan to travel in this high Himalayan Tibetan land most require a good health condition and moderate physical fitness. Overall the most important is your continuous will power and mental refreshment. This tour start from Kathmandu at elevation of 1300m from sea level via friendship way to Tibet border and continue further ups and reach to Rongbok and Northern Everest Base Camp (5100m), so health is a most essential part for your adventure travel to Tibet. Nepal Vision treks most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Especially, we suggest travelers who having a problem of heart, lung, and problem to breathe and blood diseases to consult with their Medical Doctor and take his references for traveling before planning this holiday/ booking this tour with us.

Our Tour Staffs

For this tour, there will be one Tibetan tour Guide and driver during the Tibet visit. Our Tibetan tour guides are professional and experienced but note that Tibet is china dominant country so sometimes your Tibetan guides are not as friendly as your Nepalese guides. However they having a very good knowledge of the tour you will be undertaking and treat you very well during your entire journey with us. Our Tour guide is trained, certified and licensed from TTB (Tibet Tourism Board).

Pre-tour meeting

We will organize pre-trip meeting of this Tibet tour via EBC at a day earlier than your tour starts from Kathmandu. Meeting will be at 5:00 PM at our central office located in Kathmandu, Thamel Nepal and all the trip briefing and remaining payments of the trip will be settled by the same time.

Meals and Accommodation

We provide on standard twin sharing accommodation with private bathroom in city at Lhasa (Hotel Sambala), Gyantse (Hotel Gyantse), Shigatse (Hotel Shigaste), Rongbuk (Everest View Hotel) and remaining accommodation on the tour is with guest house. Especially accommodations at Nylam & Tingri are with basic guest house as these are the transit point from Kathmandu to Tibet so there are no better accommodations available. However we do use best available guest house at these places to make your overnight a comfortable stay.

Your accommodation in Kathmandu is not included in this tour so you are requested to look after your Kathmandu accommodation as per your own budget or do ask us for the reservation as per your expected budget. During the tour, breakfast is included from the hotel/guest house where you will overnight. Lunch and dinner are excludes on the price so there are your extra expenses. There are different restaurant available at each places you will overnight on the tour and different Chinese & Tibetan foods are available. In Lhasa and Gyantse, you will have a wide range of western, continental, Italian; Mexican foods are available so you may have an opportunity to taste your own style foods at these cities. We suggest you to estimate approx of US$ 15 to 20 dlr for your lunch and dinner every day. Acclimatization

This itinerary of Tibet tour via EBC is designed especially considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We suggest you to plan to arrive Kathmandu few days earlier for relax and acclimatize before heading to our Tibet tour. This tour is by four wheel drive so you do not required to hike or walk (Few monastery required to walk 5 to 10 minutes from roadside). So you do not have to be worried but note that as higher as you drive, air pressure is low and layer of oxygen are less in the air so you may feel uneasy on breathing so be prepared.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is most essential for your Tibet tour which protects your financial securities and compensates your lost property as well as life security. Travel insurance should cover emergency rescue expenses, trip cancelations, medical expenses and any other eventual mishaps. We do suggest you to buy your insurance policy from your homeland country before leaving for the trip.

Our field staffs are adequately insured by the company that covers for medical assistance, accidents or deaths. Customs Clearance

There is no prohibition on still & video cameras, tape recorders or any other electronic equipment for personal use as long as they are declared in the customs declaration form at the point of entry. Export of art objects dating back prior to 1959 are prohibited & may be seized.

Climate and Weather

Climate in Tibet is totally different than climate in Nepal. As Tibet is a rain shadow part of the Himalayas, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time to travel to Tibet is from March to the beginning of November, but among them, August and September are the most recommended. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there any time of the year. Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. The thin air can neither block off nor retain heat so that the temperature extremes can be met in daytime and the same night respectively in Tibet.

Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season that starts from June to September. Usually it rains at night in Lhasa, Shigatse and Chamdo area. The rainfall may block roads and make travel difficult but the scenery at the time will be the best. Passport and Visa requirements for Nepal

Before traveling, check your passport and its validity date. You most require a valid passport to visit out of country. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip.

In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained very easily in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your home country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu with a cost of US$40 which is Double-entry tourist visas and valid for up to 30 days and can be extended to a maximum of three months for an additional charge. We request you to obtain multiple entry visas for Nepal if you plan to be back to Kathmandu after Tibet tour. Please visit Nepal visa immigration department page- www.nepalimmigration.gov.np Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit

For making your Chinese visa/Tibet visa; Chinese embassy of Nepal require your original passport to obtain the Chinese visa which we do upon on your arrival in Kathmandu and even if you have already obtained Chinese visa from your homeland county this visa doesn't work travelling to Tibet from Nepal side so we have to get you a new Tibet/china visa and your previously existing visa will be cancelled. Recently, Chinese embassy in Kathmandu is providing visa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so you should arrive at least two days in prior to Kathmandu before departing to Tibet tour.

We required your passport copy in advance for making your Tibet travel permit which you could send us by fax or scanning in our email. Your Tibet traveling permit and your Chinese visa will be valid for approx of 10 Days to 21 days maximum and within that timeframe; you have to exit from this country. Please do write us if you traveling to mainland to china so you would required longer visa. Individual visa to Tibet is not possible if you not taking any tours; your Tibet/Chinese visa is a group visa along with the groups. Always keep your passport with you and check your original visa while entering to Tibet and leaving this beautiful country after your tours ends. Clothing and Equipment

Warm clothing & equipment is required throughout the trip but more specifically from October to April. In general dressing in layers is recommended. Basically, we suggest bringing clothing based on season and altitude. During the trip you'll needed down, medium fabrics and comfortable walking shoes. Here below are some suggested clothing & Equipment for your personal use during your Tibet tour with us.

  • Foot wear: Good walking shoes, Wool and liner socks, sandals
  • Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket.
  • Hand wear: Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves .
  • Head wear: Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries, Sunglasses.
  • Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Acqua or Acqa Mira), Favourite snack food, Books, ipod and cards etc, Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate.
  • Travelling: Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter), Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.
  • Personal first aid kit: Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization.

Our Experience

Nepal Vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfill our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.

How to Book

While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment.

The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.

We wish you a wonderful Northern Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tour with us!

Clothing and Equipment

Trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. So your health and physical fitness plays the vital role for completing this trek. If your level of fitness is good and your health is excellent, you can join this trek even you never done trekking in the high Himalayan region.
Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities modern banking facilities are available.
  • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Return flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage policy
  • Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
  • Bring a pen and a diary
The teahouse accepts Nepalese currency so you must have enough Nepalese currency with you.
You can get money exchange at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu consult with your dealing manager for money exchange.
Nepal Immigration accepts US dollars only for visa. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs
In the tea house trekking arrangement, they will provide private rooms. And most of the places, the bathrooms are shared and running water facility.
Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.
No there is not any extra fees charges during the trek.
If you need to purchase some gear or supplies you can get it in Thamel area in Kathmandu. In Thamel you can get different international brand as well as local brand.
Our airport representative will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport holding your name so find your name at the arrival gate of the airport.
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although; at night it is generally more cool and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Average Temperatures in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

Height Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Katmandu 16/28 14/26  7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12  -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9  -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12
In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.
A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, and pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
It is difficult to wash your clothes in during your trekking period.
Bring Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) and your personal medication with you.
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trekking we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if you inform us prior enough time to manage extra day/s trekking.
The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs/33 pounds (LBS) per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended.
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