The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Tibet is well known among explorers for cultural and Buddhist trips and the land is otherwise called the paradise for adventure searchers. Tibet gives a chance to witness the excellence of snow-topped pinnacles of the Himalayas including the world’s tallest Mount Everest, stunning lakes, villages, wonderful passes, sanctuaries and holy places alongside usually acclaimed heritage locations of Lhasa.
Tibet Tour with Everest base camp is a planned fascinating adventure into the detached and favored landscape of Tibet. EBC is a fancied trekking spot to see the gigantic perspective of the Mt. Everest. Tibet the nation rich in cultural and natural excellence is the best location for the individuals who desire a Himalayan scene, investigation of notable and old legacy locales and Buddhist culture cities.
This is amongst the most exemplary voyages through Tibet which takes us to the base camp of Mt. Everest, of course, the most noteworthy mountain in the world. Enjoy the visit to the magnificent Mt. Everest prevailing at 8848 meters above sea level and view of other fundamental pinnacles of Himalayas during the trek. The summit is arranging on the outskirt amongst Nepal and China, The north side has a place with Tibet Autonomous Region of China and while its south side belongs to Nepal.
Also, going at the foot of Mount Everest symbolizes the self-challenge as Mount Everest appreciates the notoriety of the roof of the planet with more than 40 high pinnacles nearby. This Tour gives you the chance to appreciate the sunset and sunrise of the golden Mt. Everest peak and exploration of Tibetan culture with an adventure to EBC.
An adventurous pleasurable journey around historical places and cultural heritage of Tibet.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest along with several other surrounding mountains.
Explore the Yamdrok Tso Lake and visit famous Tibetan monasteries.
Private transportation from Kathmandu to Gyirong
Private transport throughout the 8 days tour
Tibet Travel Permit
Chinese Visa Fee
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis (single supplementary available at extra cost)
Sightseeing and Monasteries Fees as per our itinerary
Lunch and dinner
Insurance of any kind
Personal expenses such as a drinks, snacks, tips and Etc
Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstance.
Flight to Kathmandu or any destination to mainland china
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the morning, embark on a scenic drive to Kerung Border, crossing the Nepal-Tibet border. After completing necessary border formalities at Nepalese and Chinese immigration, continue your drive to Kerung. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kerung.
Day 02: Kerung – Tingri (4300m) – Shigatse (390KM)
Embark on a day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world, experiencing the breathtaking Tibetan landscape. Cross over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa. From Lhatse, a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Overnight stay at a hotel in Shigatse.
Day 03: Shigatse – Lhasa (3650m) 260KM
In the morning, visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery, a renowned landmark of Shigatse. Afterward, drive to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Overnight stay at Hotel Yak in Lhasa.
Day 4: Lhasa Tour
Delve into the rich cultural heritage of Lhasa with a full-day tour of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Begin your day by visiting the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Climb the 131 steps to the top of the palace and admire the breathtaking views of Lhasa and the surrounding mountains.
Next, visit the Jokhang Temple, one of the most sacred temples in Tibet. Witness the fervent devotion of pilgrims as they circumambulate the temple, spinning prayer wheels and prostrating themselves in front of the sacred statue of Buddha Shakyamuni.
In the afternoon, stroll around Barkhor Street, the bustling heart of Lhasa’s old town. Explore the narrow alleyways lined with shops selling handicrafts, souvenirs, and religious artifacts. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and soak in the unique Tibetan culture.
Day 5: Lhasa Tour
Venturing beyond the city center, visit the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery, two of the most important monasteries in Tibet. Drepung Monastery was once the largest monastery in the world with over 10,000 monks. Wander through the vast complex of temples, courtyards, and monks’ quarters. Observe the monks engaged in their daily rituals and learn about the history and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, another renowned center for Tibetan Buddhism. Witness the impressive sight of hundreds of monks engaged in lively debates, a traditional practice for Buddhist scholars.
Day 06: Lhasa – Gyantse (4300m) 260km
Embark on a picturesque drive, crossing over Karola (5,010m) and Kambala (4,749m) passes. Witness the stunning beauty of Yamdrok-Tso Lake, renowned for its turquoise waters and snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa, the largest stupa in Tibet, and Phalkor Monastery, known for its 10,000 Buddha statues. Overnight stay at a hotel in Gyantse.
Day 07: Gyantse – Xegar/Tingri (4200m) 334km
After breakfast, drive to Tingri. Opt for an optional trip to Everest Base Camp at an additional cost of $200. Overnight stay at a guest house in Tingri.
Day 08: Xegar to Kerong Border to Kathmandu 395km
Early morning, drive to the border crossing and proceed back to Kathmandu, concluding your 8-day Tibet Overland Tour.
What is the group size for this tour?
Typically, group tours accommodate between 10 to 20 participants, but the exact number can vary depending on the tour operator.
Do I need any specific permits for this tour?
Yes, a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit is required, and if the tour covers areas outside Lhasa, you may also need an Alien Travel Permit. If the journey includes Everest Base Camp, a separate permit is necessary. These permits are usually handled by the tour operator.
How will we travel from Kathmandu to Tibet?
The most common way is by flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, though sometimes the tour might involve an overland journey via the Kyirong border crossing.
Will there be a guide with us for the entire duration?
Yes, group tours are usually accompanied by a certified English-speaking Tibetan guide who provides insights into the culture, history, and significance of the places visited.
What kind of accommodation can we expect?
In Lhasa, travelers usually stay in hotels, while in more remote areas, guesthouses or basic lodges are more common. Accommodation standards are typically decent but more rudimentary the farther you move from Lhasa.
Is altitude sickness a concern during the tour?
Given Tibet’s high-altitude regions, there’s a possibility of altitude sickness. It’s essential to acclimatize, stay hydrated, and follow the guide’s advice.
Is there a specific itinerary, or can we customize it?
While there’s a set itinerary for group tours, some operators might offer slight modifications or additional excursions based on the group’s interests and consensus.
How challenging is the 8-day tour?
The tour is generally moderate in difficulty. While there isn’t much strenuous activity, the altitude can make seemingly easy tasks more challenging.
What cultural experiences can we anticipate?
Tibet is rich in culture and spirituality. Expect visits to monasteries like Sera and Drepung, exploring Barkhor Street in Lhasa, and possibly attending local cultural events or ceremonies.
What’s the meal arrangement during the tour?
Most tours provide breakfast, and for other meals, you’ll have opportunities to sample local Tibetan cuisine in restaurants. Some remote places might offer a limited menu, so carrying some snacks could be a good idea.
Traveling to Tibet is a transformative experience, and an 8-day group tour from Kathmandu offers an excellent opportunity to witness the region’s cultural and natural wonders. Being well-prepared and informed ensures a smoother and more enjoyable journey.
How to go to Tibet from Nepal?
The travel regulations when going to Tibet from Nepal are different than the regulations when going from China to Tibet. Traveling to Tibet can be done in one of two ways, from Nepal across the land border or by flight to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport.
From Kathmandu scenic drive to the Tibet border is about 130 km north to the border rasuwagadhi. Where you will crossover into Tibet, and be met by the local Tibetan tour guide, who will take you to the town of Gyirong for your first night of this tour. The tour starts with a drive to the second largest city in this region, Shigatse. From there, it is a short hop to Gyanste, and on along the friendship highway, past Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake and the spectacular Nyenchen Khangsar Mountain, the highest mountain near Lhasa. The fastest way to get Lhasa from Kathmandu is by flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu by China air which is 3 and a half journey. The cost of direct flights to Lhasa from USD 280 to USD 300, plus airport taxes and transfer fee. The Kathmandu Lhasa flight is the only international flight connecting Tibet with other countries and is considered to be one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, flying over the breathtaking mountains. Once you arrive at the Lhasa airport, your required guide, Private Vehicle and driver will meet you. You will beings your travels in Tibet according to the travel itinerary.
You will be not able to enter Tibet by and or by flying from Nepal without an organized tour from a travel agency, which needs to be arranged well in advance.
How to get the Tibet Permit from Nepal?
If you are planning to visit Tibet from Nepal, then you can contact us to will help you with all the arrangements for your tour. Foreign visitors to Tibet are not permitted to travel independently in this region and are required to have a local guide and organized vehicle for all their travels.
From wherever you enter China from Kathmandu or mainland china, you need the Tibet travel Permit in order to get into this region, like this, a requirement for every visitor to Tibet and this is arranged by your tour Operator with Tourism Bureau in Lhasa. Tourists are requested to mail the scanned copy of passport and then we will get the Tibet travel permit and visa invitation letter issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. To make it go smoothly, it is recommended to constant us to apply for Tibet travel permit 20 days in advance to visit Tibet.
However going from Nepal to Tibet, you must have a Group Chinese Visa, it should be applied though the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu with the help of travel agency. If you arrive in Nepal with a Chinese Tourist visa already in your passport then this will be cancelled and replaced with the Group Tourist Visa and you will be not refunded of Chinese visa and will useless.
We will assist you in getting the Group Chinese visa, to obtain it we will state all of the details listed in your passport along with your travel route in Tibet and the dates you will be in Tibet and submit to the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. It will take 3 working days to obtain Chinese Group Visa. Visa applications are accepted only in weekdays (Monday to Friday). For example if a guest provide his/her passport to us before 11am then s/he will get visa in the afternoon of 3rd day and can fly to Tibet next day. For your information, Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu doesn’t process visa application on weekends, during Chinese Holidays or during Nepalese Holiday.
3 steps to get your Tibet permit and visa in Nepal
When depart from Nepal to Tibet, you will need to apply for your Tibet travel permit and Chinese Group Visa through a travel agency.
The scanned copy of your passport will be used for Tibet permit only while applying for the Chinese Group Visa; your Original Passport will be required.
Step one: Confirm your travel date, Itinerary and mail your passport copy to Mountain Hike Nepal
Before leaving to Tibet from Nepal, you should confirm your tour date and itinerary with us then we will help you to apply for Tibet Tour Permit on your behalf.
Step two: Arrive in Kathmandu and provide us your Original Passport and photo.
You should arrive in Nepal 4 working days in advance and contact us in Kathmandu, give your original passport to apply for Chinese group visa.
You also need to bring recent passport size photos with white background.
Step three: Get the issued Chinese Group Visa
Mountain Hike Nepal will deliver the visa to you as soon as it is issued. When you leave for Tibet, remember to bring three documents with you: Chinese Visa, Photocopies of Tibet travel permit and the application form.
Our Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu was an adventure of a lifetime. The landscapes were otherworldly, the cultural experiences were profound, and the group camaraderie added an extra layer of joy to the journey. Highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking a unique travel experience!
Exploring the mystique of Tibet through the 8-day group tour was nothing short of a dream come true. The blend of majestic landscapes and profound spirituality left an indelible mark on my heart. From the bustling streets of Lhasa to the serenity of the monasteries, every moment was a lesson in history, culture, and human resilience. A huge shoutout to our incredible guide for making the journey so enriching and seamless. Highly recommended!