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Lhasa to Kathmandu (Tibet and Nepal)

Trip Summary

  • Price ($USD): US$2650
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging
  • Highest Altitude: 5120m
  • Inclusions:
    • 12 nights twin share accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels in Nepal & Tibet
    • 1 night at Rongbuk Monastery
    • Arrival/departure transfers by private vehicle
    • All transport within Tibet by Toyota Land Cruiser
    • An English speaking local Tibetan guide.
    • Necessary permits and Tibetan visa
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing
    • 13 breakfasts
    • All sightseeing as per itinerary

Overview

This trip offers you highlights of Nepal and Tibet. The itinerary includes one of the best 4WD journeys in the world, World Heritage sightseeing in both Kathmandu and Lhasa and an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and to the traditional Tibetan way of life.

You will experience simply stunning scenery as your journey over the Tibetan plateau takes you across passes of 5000m plus and right up to Everest Base Camp. The memory of uninterrupted views of the highest mountain in the world and staying overnight in a nearby monastery will undoubtedly stay with you forever.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu.
A local Himalayan Holidays’ representative will meet and welcome you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
A half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu

Day 03 KathmanduLhasa
Morning flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the Old Tibetan Quarter

Day 04 – Lhasa
Sightseeing tour includes Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Barkor Square

Day 05 – Lhasa
Sightseeing tour includes the Jokhang Temple, the most revered Buddhist temple in Tibet and Norbulingka the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace

Day 06 – Lhasa
Sightseeing excursion to Ganden Monastery 40kms from Lhasa, return to Lhasa to visit the Muslim Quarter

Day 07- Lhasa –Gyantse
Commence one of the greatest 4WD journeys in the world, traveling over the 4,794m Kamba-La pass, lunch at Nangartse before continuing on past the magnificent turquoise Yamdrok-tso lake.

Day 08 Gyantse - Shigatse
You will visit monasteries on the way to Shigatse,there  you can explore the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 09 Shigatse -Shegar
Continuing along the Friendship Highway you reach Shegar, the point where you turn off  for Everest Base Camp

Day 10 Shegar to Everest Base Camp
Travel over the Pang-La pass at 5120m for awesome views of the Himalaya Range before heading to the Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery

Day 11 Everest Base Camp- Nyalam
There may be further opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp before leaving the region and travelling to Nyalam over the Tong La pass for more spectacular scenery

Day 12 Nyalam- Zhangmu- Kathmandu
You will cross the border today as you enter Nepal after your wonderful overland journey

Day 13 Kathmandu
Spend the day at your leisure, further sightseeing or an optional Everest flight can be arranged if you wish

Day 14 Kathmandu
Your last opportunity for shopping before your late morning airport transfer for international departure

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