7 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa via EBC Overland Tour

7 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa via EBC Overland Tour
Apr - DecBest Time
ModerateTour Pace
5248mMax Altitude
Physical Demands
This well-organized classic overland route from Kathmandu to Lhasa covers most of Tibet’s main historical sights, offers superb natural scenery of the great Himalaya range. Across the Himalayas by way of the incredible Nepal-China highway, we will take you to central Tibet’s most important monasteries, plus views of the world’s highest peak. Travel with us from Nepal to Tibet and enjoy the classic route.
D1: Gyirong Border Pick-up
D2: Gyirong to Rongpuk Monastery
D3: E.B.C / Shigatse
D4: Shigatse to Lhasa
D5: Lhasa Sightseeing
D6: Lhasa Sightseeing
D7: Departure Lhasa
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Tour FAQs
Itinerary Details

Day 1 Kathmandu / Gyirong Town

After finishing immigration formalities both Nepal & China side, you will be picked up by our guide and driver at Gyirong border and transferred to town. Acclimatize and have a good rest for today. Overnight in Gyirong Town.

Day 2 Gyirong Town / Rongpuk Monastery (400km, 8 hours)

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, lake manasarovar, mt.kailashAfter breakfast, drive along the Sino-Nepal Highway up to Old Tingri. After lunch drive to Rongbuk, The trip continues to pass over two spectacular passes: Thong La pass (5050m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). Along with the two passes, we get to enjoy fabulous views of the high mountains including Shisha Pangma (8,013m).Then from Old Tingri you will view the amazing scene of Himalaya Range and Mt Everest. From Old Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road passes the wild grassland, and crosses the torrent and high mountains. You can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or even higher, that is, Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Mayalu (8463m). Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery (Tent or Guest House).

Day 3 Everest Base Camp / Shigatse (380km, 10 hours)

Lhasa, Shigatse, Mt. Everest, EBC, overland tourEarly in the morning before sun rise on the top of Mt, Everest, you can have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Rongbuk Monastery is the highest temple in the world and a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect. This monastery is 5,800 meters above sea level. Towing in the severely cold climate, it is the highest altitude monastery on the planet, there are totally 30 Buddhist monks and 30 nuns live in the monastery. However, some local people say there are only about 20 nuns and 10 monks, but there used to be about 500 monks and nuns. Then come back to tent and tour guide will take you to visit Mt. Everest Base Camp. Please note Rongbuk Monastery is the farthest place that all tourists can reach to appreciate Mount Everest according to the newest government policy. After that drive back to Shigatse And again visit Lhatse to have lunch and then drive back to Shigatse around 6-7pm you will arrive at Shikatse to spend the night over there. Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 4 Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse (375km, 7 hours driving)

Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse area, Holy lakesShigatse is the second largest city of Tibet. The famous Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, which is home to the official throne of Panchen Lama. The most important attraction for today is Yamdrok Lake and Pelkhor Monastery (Gyantse Kumbum) in Gyantse. From the top of the pass Kamba-La at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous deep turquoise, Yamdrok Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color. Gyantse Kumbum in Pelkhor Monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, which is Gyantse Town's foremost attraction. The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chamber in the monastery. In late afternoon of today, we arrive in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5 Lhasa Sightseeing

Potala, Lhasa, Culture,Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha. Made of precious metal. Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand buddhas, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit. The circular pilgrim route around Jokhang temple is called barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city. The Barkhor market itself is the most active in all tibet, and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 6 Lhasa Sightseeing

Drepung monastery, lhasa, shoten festivalDrepung Monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government center during fifth Dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala palace during fifth Dalai lama. By the time you can also visit the Nechung Monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet. In the afternoon exploring the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Overnight at Lhasa (Notice, the sequence of sightseeing of first two days may be adjusted according to the reservation of visiting Potala Palace). Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 7 Departure Lhasa

Today, transfer you to the airport/train station, tour ends.
Includes & Excludes
What’s included in this tour package?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
What’s excluded in this tour package?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Tour FAQs

※What is a Private Tour?

 A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.
Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.
When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.
※Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off
We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.
※Accommodation Choices
For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.
※Meal Choices  
Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.
It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.
The price would be different according to different food:
1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.
2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 
3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  
4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too! 
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Tibet lies in the north-east of the Himalayas. It is special not only for the spectacular nature scenery, also the unique local customs. For a lot of people, Tibet is remote and inaccessible. But once you are here, you would know it’s a magical place, it is alien to common experiences. The beauty of Tibet is impossible to describe in words. Stop trying to define it, come and immerse yourself in it.
Potala Palace Potala Palace
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Client Feedback

From Mr. Gerard Adrien From Mr. Gerard Adrien
GTT-D-2660, 29-07-2023

Hi Daniel. We are already on our way back to Shanghai. We would like to thank you for the great trip we had. Our guide Jampa and our driver did an excellent job. They are both very recommendable! We enjoyed the trip despite the altitude discomfort we experienced during the first 3 days. Thank you!

From Ms. Elena Maria Valisi From Ms. Elena Maria Valisi
GTT-V-3371, 10-09-2019

I highly recommend this agency. I travelled with other 2 couples who booked through different agencies and they paid a lot more to have less assistance, same hotels/tour/guide/car, less flexibility and no travel insurance included.