7 Nights 8 Days Lhasa-Everest base camp Tour
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One of the most booked tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the 7 nights 8 days tour which includes the Everest base camp. It starts from Kathmandu, goes northeast ward to Lhasa. From the beginning of the tour till end there is plenty of amusement from modern era to the old living, culture, history and people of Tibet. We drive to the border Kerung and after immigration formalities of Nepal we cross the border and then again we go through immigration process, which should not take long as of the high tech installed in the Tibetan border side. Then you head towards your journey of the land that will amaze you with different culture, people and one the other hand, how the development has take place in few years. The transformation into road and the lifestyle of people and different other things. your tour brings you to Gyantse, Shigatse and the base camp of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. All in all this trip is worth of doing it then just imagining.
Tibet Tour Itinerary
Kathmandu to Kerung
The journey begins as you depart from Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive towards the Kerung Border. The road takes you through picturesque landscapes, passing by Dhunche and Syafru Beshi, which are popular starting points for treks in the Langtang region and the Gosaikunda Lake. After approximately 6 to 7 hours of driving, you will reach the Kerung Border in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. Once you complete the border formalities, you will meet your Tibetan crew and check into a hotel for the night, marking the start of your thrilling adventure.
Today, you continue your journey from Kerung to Tingri. The drive offers breathtaking views along the route, with panoramic vistas of majestic mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu and Sishapangma. As you reach Tingri, situated at an altitude of 4300 meters, you will catch your first glimpse of the awe-inspiring Mount Everest. You will spend the night in Tingri, enjoying the tranquil surroundings and preparing for the days ahead.
After breakfast, you drive to Rongbuk Monastery, which is approximately 90 kilometers away from Tingri. Founded in 1902, Rongbuk Monastery sits at an elevation of over 5,000 meters and offers stunning views of the north face of Mount Everest. One intriguing aspect of this monastery is that it accommodates both monks and nuns together. As part of your unique experience, you will stay in the guest house at the monastery. Another fascinating feature is its proximity to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Today, you embark on a hike to EBC, where you can witness the grandeur of the world's highest peak up close.
Leaving Rongbuk behind, you continue your journey towards Shigatse. The route takes you over the Gyatchu La Pass, the highest point of your trip at 5,220 meters. By now, you will have acclimatized to the thin, high-altitude air. As you travel, you might be interested to know that the road to Mount Kailash diverges west from the pass. However, your destination is Shigatse, where you will spend the night and have an opportunity to explore the city.
Before heading to Lhasa, you have time to visit the renowned Tashilhumpu Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama. Considered the second most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama holds significant religious significance. It is worth noting that the current Panchen Lama disappeared under controversial circumstances in 1995, when he was just six years old, and his whereabouts remain unknown. After the visit, you continue your journey, passing through the Karo La Pass and Kambu La Pass. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Yamdrok Tso Lake and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo) before finally arriving in Lhasa.
These two days are dedicated to exploring the enchanting city of Lhasa, the cultural and spiritual heart of Tibet. You will visit significant landmarks such as the revered Jokhang Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, and the bustling Barkhor Bazaar, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of local commerce and spirituality.
Today fly from Gongar Airport back to Kathmandu.
Time: 2 hours