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7-day Overland Tour from Nepal Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet via Gyirong Port, Mt.Everest Base Camp, Gyangtse, Shigatse covers the gorgeous culture and nature spots such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Mt.Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery...

Day 1Kathmandu to Gyirong (210km)

Our local operator will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and get together around 6:00 am, and then we will drive from Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi (the border between China-Nepal),en-route,you’ll enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way, the rush green mountains, valleys,rivers,etc. After immigration formalities at Gyrong port,you will meet our Tibetan tour guide and driver, then continue drive to Gyrong town.

Stay overnight in local guesthouse in the Gyirong (2700m)

Day 2Gyirong to Tingri Mt.Everest Base Camp (300km)

Meals: B,L

After the breakfast, you will get transferred from Gyirong to Old Tingri (4300m). On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Everest (considering the increasing high altitude from 2700m to 5200 of the EBC, we arrange the Everest view on the way and the sightseeing stand near Old Tingri instead of Mt.Everest base camp)

Stay overnight in Tingri

Day 3Tingri to Shigatse

Meals: B,L

Today you will travel from Tingri to Shigatse. After we arrive in Shigatse, we will visit Tashilumpo monastery. It is the seat of Panchen Lama, the Tibet’s second highest Buddha incarnation. There we can also see the largest statue of the future Buddha in the world, it is called Jampa Buddha. Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 4Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse (375km)

Meals: B,L

After the breakfast, we will drive from Shigatse to Gyantse first. There we will visit Khumbum, Palkhor Chode Monastery and magnificient vista of Gyangtse Fortress. Then, we drive 280km to Lhasa, en-route we will pass Manak Dam Lake, we will have a stop and you can enjoy the good view or hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; This afternoon, we will have a close view of Korola Glacier on the roadside; and enjoy the wonderful view of Yamdrok Lake, one of the most sacred lakes in Tibet. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5Lhasa

Meals: B,L

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.

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. 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. Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 6Lhasa

Meals: B,L

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. 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.
Stay overnight in Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 7Lhasa Departure

Meals: B

You will be accompanied with tour guide to airport/train station by private car, your Tibet tour ends.

Kink Note: This Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour can be started from Lhasa. Thus you will be picked up by private vehicle from Lhasa Tibet, then enter Nepal from China Gyirong Port and go on to Kathmandu.

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