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7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Insider Tips: For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa, 3 stars hotel

Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa, 3 stars hotel

Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery (B)

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa, 3 stars hotel

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shigatse, 3 stars hotel

Day 5: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at EBC, Rongbuk Monastery tent guestroom

Day 6: EBC to Gyirong Border 370km

Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC. After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kyirong local hotel

Day 7: Gyirong to Nepal border(B)

Pass By: Gyirong County, Gyirong County, Tibet
Tour Guide will assist the clients to exit China. And see clients off at Gyirong border. Nepal jeep will transfer clients to Kathmandu hotel. Servise ends.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Tourists will be picked up from Lhasa airport or Lhasa railway station on Day 1.
Airport pickup time from airport: 10:00, 13:30, 17:00

On Day 2 to Day 7, tourists will be picked up from hotel.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese L visa)
  • The invitation letter of China L Visa (from China cities) or Tibet Group Visa (from Kathmandu)
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • 4 nights of accommodation at a 3-star hotel, EBC/Rongbuk tent guestroom, Kyirong local hotel
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • Liability travel insurance
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Entrance fee of tourist sites
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Karola Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
Exclusions
  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller (when there is no traveler to share with you)
  • Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa (from Nepal)
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
  • All Lunches and Dinners
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
  • Please Note: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa needs to be arranged by the tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance. Customers need to apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need to ask for an invitation letter from the tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need to apply for their China L Visa from the China Embassy in their country.
  • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required during the travelling period.
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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