The Everest Base Camp Tour overland from Kathmandu is a package tour that propounds the sightseeing of spectacular city Lhasa which houses the heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor Street, a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang Temple along with the numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines, the picturesque sight of Sera and Drepung Monasteries is also included in the tour. The main highlight of the tour is the Everest Base Camp, which also encounters the sacred Yamdrok Lake on the way.
Lhasa located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is considered to be highest region in the world and often called as “the roof of the world”. Offering the spectacular Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Market and Norbulinka Palace Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
What to Expect?
Enjoy sightseeing tour to various cultural, historical and natural sites of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace also pay visit to spectacular Everest Base Camp and catch the bird’s eye view of the world tallest mountain Mount Everest accompanying Everest Base Camp Tour Overland From Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
Your Everest Base Camp Tour Overland From Kathmandu starts after arrival in Lhasa where you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today we observe the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Tibet Museum. The Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. Norbulingka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. It is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with the best scenery and the most historical sites in Tibet. Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbulingka and covers an area of 23,508 square meters. The museum building is a pioneering institution in the history of the region. The complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Excursion in Lhasa
Enjoying Everest Base Camp Tour Overland From Kathmandu, after breakfast we continue our tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monasteries. The Jokhang temple is located in Central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timber complex with a golden top. The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. The magnificent monastery covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). The Drepung Monastery lies 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa- Gyantse (3,950m)
Today we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325 km from Lhasa and might take about 5 to 6 hours. We take the route via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the glacier is truly spectacular. As you go around the lakeshore to stop in Nangartse, you see snow peaked mountains contrasted with blue sky and turquoise waters, yaks and Tibetans. Overnight at Hotel in Gyantse.
Day 05: Gyantse- Shigatse (3,900m)
After breakfast we head for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gynatse and might take about 2 to 3 hours. We encounter the beautiful Shalu Monastery on the way to Shigatse. The monastery is very popular for its murals and paintings that you can find inside the chapels and assembly hall and this is the only monastery that consist both Tibetan and Han arts inside the monastery. Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse.
Day 06: Shigatse- Rongbuk (5,000m)
On the sixth day of Everest Base Camp Tour Overland From Kathmandu, we drive for comparatively long period of time covering the distance of about 355 km and might take 6-7 hours towards Rongbuk (5,000m). In the way we pass through the wonderful Sakya Monastery which is famed as the “Second Dunhuang” due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and thangkas. Monastery also treasures some historical relics, such as seals, Buddhist figures, porcelain wares and embroidery from the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Overnight at the hotel in Rongbuk.
Day 07: Rongbuk- Everest Base Camp (5,200m)
This morning we make the short 8km drive to Everest Base Camp (5200m) where we are 15km from this magnificent mountain(Mt Everest; 8848m high; known as Chomolangma to the Tibetans, and translated to Qomolangma by the Chinese. In Nepal, it is Sagarmatha.) We enjoy the breathtaking view of the world tallest mountain Everest and its surroundings. Overnight at Camp.
Day 08: Basecamp – Kerung(Gyirong) (2,700m)
Early in the morning before sun rise on the top of Mt, Everest, we take the eco-bus to have a full view the magnificent Everest. After that we drive back to the main road (318 national high way) to Gyirong Port. On the way we still have the chance to get a last glimpse of the Mt.Everest and the Himalaya mountains. Overnight at kerung.
Day 09: Kerung to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Your Everest Base Camp Tour Overland From Kathmandu terminates today so after breakfast drive for Kathmandu. The distance from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Bridge of Gyirong (Kerung) Port, the China-Nepal border, is about 160 km and will take about 6 hours. We enjoy the striking drive viewing the landscapes of both Tibet and Nepal till reaching the Kathmandu.
- Private transportation as per the group size
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
- Daily breakfast
- Everest base camp entry permit
- All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
- Tibet travel permit
- Lunch & Dinner
- Train or Air fare of any sectors
- Insurance of any kind
- Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!