Nepal Tibet tour trek is the most amazing combined journey in the Himalayas that offers a magic blend of nature, culture and mountains. The Nepal Tibet Tour trek is designed for those adventurers seeking to explore ancient culture, medieval cities, monasteries and awesome Tibetan mountains. The journey is one of the adventure and challenging trips in Tibet.
Nepal Tibet tour trek starts in the vibrant city of Kathmandu with an optional hike to Nagarkot. The journey will get to continue with a scenic one and half hour flight to Lhasa, the capital city with the legendary Potala palace also known as roof of the world. After a few days rest and sightseeing of Lhasa city and Namsto Lake, we begin our Ganden Syame Tsedang Trek with an experienced crew. On the way to Gyantse we visit Yarlung valley and Yamdruk Lake. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. We visit to Tashilhunpo monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. Following the friendship highway, we drive from Shigatse to Lhatse then continue to Everest base camp which is 50km off road drive from the main road. A hike to Everest base camp for the majestic views of Mt. Everest will be a memorable trip! After exploration of Everest base camp we drive down to Tibet boarder, its time to say good bye to your guide and driver, cross the friendship bridge and drive to Kathmandu.
Nepal Tibet tour trek – Outline itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or trip to Nagarkot,
Day 03: Trip preparation day,
Day 04: Kathmandu to Lhasa by flight,
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa,
Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa,
Day 07: Drive to Namtso lake,
Day 08: Explore lake and drive back to Lhasa,
Day 09: Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, 80km, 3 hours,
Day 10: Trek from Ganden to Yama Do (5-6 hours) Camp, Altitude:Camp: 4400m,
Day 11: Trek Yama Do - Tsotup Chu valley (5-7h) Camp Altitude: Camp: 3900m,
Day 12: Trek from Tsotup Chu valley - Herders' camp after Chitu La (5 h) Camp, Altitude: Camp: 3800m,
Day 13: Trek to Wango; Trek from Herders' camp after Chitu La - Wango (5 h) Camp, Altitude: Camp: 3600m,
Day 14: Trek from Wango to Samye and drive to Tsetang,
Day 15: Full day explore Yarlung Valley,
Day 16: Drive from Yarlung valley to Gyantse via Yamdruk lake: 265 Km/5 hrs,
Day 17: Drive to Shigatse (3900m), en route visit Shalu Monastery: 112 Km/ 2 hrs,
Day 18: Drive from Sigantse to Rongbuk(5,050m), 360 Km/ 6 hrs,
Day 19: Trek to EBC,
Day 20: Drive from EBC to Zhangmu (2300m): 245 km/4-5 hrs,
Day 21: Cross the Friendship Bridge and transfer to Kathmandu,
Trip Cost: If you wish to make this tour as a private trip with your family, friends and colleagues then please send us an email and let us know how many members are there in your group to do this trip and the category of accommodation you want to use in Lhasa and en route, and then we quote the best price as per your requirements.
Nepal Tibet tour trek – Detailed itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet your guide and transfer to Hotel. Rest at hotel till evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with culture show offered by the agency. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or trip to Nagarkot.
You may would like to visit Nagarkot or any other places, Nagarkot is a hillside, 35 km drive from Kathmandu, the altitude is 2200m which is good for Tibet tour, you would be able to spend the whole day at Nagarkot and drive back to hotel in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Trip preparation day.
The day for preparation for Tibet tour, shopping in Thamel and pack your things and have rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Upon arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station then an easy one hour or half hour drive to the vibrant Lhasa the capital of Tibet. Check in to hotel and the rest of the day can be spent in relaxing and acclimatizing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
we are pretty sure that you always dreamed of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries. Our experienced English speaking Tibetan guide will lead you to the renowned sights. First of all, you will visit the beautiful Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you see of Tibet are of these buildings with their white washed walls and golden roofs. At present, several hundreds of monks dwell and study in this architecture. The afternoon will be enjoyed in visiting the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka.
The Norbunglinka is another praiseworthy piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple will grant you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of Lhasa, the Barkor, encircles the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you can observe more Tibetan culture and even purchase some unique crafts. Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
In order to explore some of the ancient quarters of the Dalai Lama you will visit Potala Palace which will certainly be astonishment as this grand palace has been regarded to exist before the 17th century. To further acknowledge the history and culture, you will also visit Drepung Monastery which was once home to over 10,000 monks. The Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to see and amazingly it was one of the few sights to escape the Cultural Revolution without widespread damage.
Day 07: Drive to Namtso Lake.
The 190 km drive from Lhasa to Namtso lake visa Yangpachen pass (5630m)gives us to experience the wonderful nomadic land situated at an altitude of 4718 m, Namtso is an extremely beautiful lake with turquoise blue water. The lake is 70 km long and 30 km wide and is the biggest salt water lake in Tibet. It has the Nychen Tangla Mountain range (7000m peaks) on its ground to enhance its beauty. The wide open space around the lake, dotted with the tents of local nomads is interesting to see. Overnight at Guest hosue.
Day 08: Explore Lake and drive back to Lhasa.
Morning breakfast then visit the famous hot spring, and take shower if you are interested, across North Tibet Grass, Great Nianchentangula Snowing Mountain, lunch at Yangbachen small town, afternoon back to Lhasa city. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, 80km, 3 hours.
After going a short drive we will reach Ganden where we spend the day acclimatizing further and exploring this wonderful area. Further, there are many attractions in this ancient town among them the highlight for the most is the first Gelugpa Monastery. Although this monastery has been destroyed over the years, there is still much to see. Many pilgrims wish to walk the kora around this holy place and we can enjoy the rituals along the way.. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek from Ganden to Yama Do(5-6 hours) Camp,Altitude: Camp: 4400m.
Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures and its thangkas are special and similar with embroidery of south China. The most important and valuable arts left are the paintings of Buddha and Jataka stories drawn by the First Panchen Lama.
The trek begins from Ganden Monastery, traversing south along the ridge to reach the first village, Hepu, after about three hours. One hour from Hepu we reach Ani pagone, a narrow, craggy bottleneck in the valley. A small nunnery used to be above the trail. From Ani Pagong the trail steadily climbs for one hour through marshy meadows to Yama Do. Overnight under tent.
Day 11:Trek Yama Do - Tsotup Chu valley (5-7h) Camp Altitude: Camp: 3900m.
One hour past Yama Do leave the valley floor and ascend a shelf on the east side of the valley to avoid a steep gully that forms around the stream. In another 45 minutes you enter a wet alpine basin studded with tussock grass. The Shug-la (5250 m) is at least 1 hour and twenty-five minutes from the basin. The trail gradually descends to reach the valley floor, 1 and a half hours from the pass. The pastures in the area support large herds of yaks, goats and sheep, and during the trekking season herders are often camped here. This is an ideal place to camp and meet the drokpas (nomads). It is a 2 hour walk from the stream ford to the second pass, the Chitu-la, and at least 1 hour thirty to the first camping place. Overnight under tent.
Day 12: Trek from Tsotup Chu valley - Herders' camp after Chitu La (5 h) Camp, Altitude: Camp: 3800m. From the Tsotup-chu ford, climb steeply upwards for 30 minutes until you reach a large basin. Follow this broad valley which soon arcs south to the Chitu-la (5100 m). A short but steep descent will bring you into a basin with three small lakes. It takes 45 minutes to reach the south end of the basin. Drop down from the basin on the west side of the stream and in 30 minutes you will hit the first place to set up camp. Herders have carved out level places for their tents here. But we may go down for 1 more hour to find other camping places. Overnight under tent.
Day 13: Trek to Wango; Trek from Herders' camp after Chitu La - Wango (5 h) Camp, Altitude: Camp: 3600m.
The trail is now wide and easy to follow as it traces a course down the east side of the valley. The next three-hour stretch of the trail is among the most delightful of the entire trek. According to local woodcutters more than 15 types of trees and shrubs are found here, some growing 6m tall. We then cross the Yamalung Tsangpo valley and visit the the Yamalung Hermitage. It consists of several small temples, and a few meditators live here. We cross a bridge and reach Nyango village. Half an hour past Nyango is the village of Wango where we will set up our camp. Overnight under tent.
Day 14: Trek from Wango to Samye and drive to Tsetang.
Trek to Samye monastery. This monastery is built with the shape of a huge mandala. Surrounded by a circular wall, it is a representation of cosmos. The different buildings are arranged according to a complex symbolism, around the Utse, the central hall, housing the hall of prayers. after reaching Samye monastery, meeting with waiting vehicles, and drive back to Tsetang, relax in hotel, Having shower. Overnight at guest house.
Day 15: Full day explore Yarlung Valley.
Today will be spent exploring the Yarlug valley which is also known as the Valley of Tombs. Ancient Tibetan history boasts that Tibetan civilization was originated from Yarlung valley. You can spot massive burial mounds of Tibetan Kings.
Today’s sights include Tandruk (Trandruk) Monastery, a 7th century monastery, which holds fantastic wood carved altar, interesting relics and murals. Yambulakang, the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is awesome. Overnight at guest house.
Day 16: Drive from Yarlung valley to Gyantse via Yamdruk Lake: 265 Km/5 hrs.
Leave Yarlung valley on a private coach along the Friendship Highway and enjoy the stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang SA 7252m. Continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La 5045m where you are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages we will arrive in the town of Gyantse. Either same day evening or following day morning we will visit the famous Pekhor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Drive to Shigatse (3900m), en route visit Shalu Monastery: 112 Km/ 2 hrs.
Before leaving Gyantse we will have time to visit the Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century from which there are amazing views of both Gyantse itself and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many small chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We then continue on to Shigatse, a short drive of only 90kms, arriving in time for lunch. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and after exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and there is much to explore within its high surrounding walls.. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Drive from Sigantse to Rongbuk(5,050m), 360 Km/ 6 hrs.
After breakfast drive from Shigatse to Sakya, noon time arrive in Shegar, after lunch, away from Shegar, we will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive we can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. After long driving we eventually reach Rongbuk at 5000m. We can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest. Overnight at guest house.
Day 19: Trek to EBC.
we will have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5,250m) no tour vehicles, apart from expeditions and trekking, are allowed beyond Rongbuk so we have to walk (16 kms round trip) or take local minibus to visit Base Camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Overnight at guest house.
Day 20: Drive from EBC to Zhangmu (2300m): 245 km/4-5 hrs.
You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. Savor the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar; we descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. After driving for 181 km, we will find ourself amidst the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300meters. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Zhangmu to Kathmandu, 125km, 5 hours drive.
Cross the Friendship Bridge and transfer to Kathmandu. Please kindly let me know if you would like to stay at the same hotel then I will book the same hotel for your second visit.
All pick and drops from Kathmandu airport,
Arrival transfer from Lhasa airport/train station to hotel.
All Tibet/Gaden trek/EBC permits and entry fee while doing sightseeing tour
English speaking guide
Trip to Namtso Lake
Hiace van or Small bus transportation during Tibet tour
Basic GH/ Hotel accommodation breakfast in the cities and full board (meal, camping, kitchen, cook, porters, guide) while doing trekking.
Yak or Porter for luggage while Ganden trekking
Everest base camp tour with a small hike to Base camp.
Tibet/Nepal border to Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle.
China visa fee, airfares, lunch, dinner and drinks except trekking portion.
Our website contains as much information as possible about Beijing Lhasa EBC tour. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).