NEW—Lhasa to Nepal Border Is Back! 8 days
The Tibet-Nepal border has been closed since the 2015 earthquake. A new border opening, Kyirong, is now open for international travelers. Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland is one of the world greatest overland journey’s
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3650m) via Gongkar Airport or train station
Day 4: Day trip to Ganden. View Kyichu Valley
Day 7: Mt. Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Pegu Lake, Kyirong Nepal Border
Day 2: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 5: Leave Lhasa, Yamdrok Yutso Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse
Day 8: Meet your Nepal Guide, travel to Kathmandu
Day 3: Potala Palace, Norbulingka, UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Day 6: Mount Everest North Base Camp, Rongpuk
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa and pick up from the airport/train station and transfer to the hotel, ( 3650m)
Day 2: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jokhang is the spiritual heart of Lhasa and Tibetan Buddhism. The most sacred of all temples, it houses the Jowo Shakyamuni statue believed to have been created based on an image of the historical Shakyamuni Buddha. Built by Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal in the early seventh century, it stands on an important geomantic site and has undergone continuous renovations through the centuries. You can also enjoy the Barkhor, a circuit (without vehicles) around the Jokhang Temple. It also includes a large plaza where Tibetans gather for devotional practice, relaxing and shopping. Sera is the one of three major Buddhist monasteries and institutes in the Lhasa area.
Day 3: The Potala was built Legend in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo to greet his bride, Princess Wen Cheng. With thirteen levels and over 51,000 rooms and 200,000 images, it reaches almost 4,000m at its highest point. A UNESCO World Heritage Site if great historical, cultural and spiritual significance. The Norbulingka was the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. Today, it consists of several pavilions, 374 rooms, gardens and wooded areas. A delightfully relaxing atmosphere.
Day 4: Day Trip to Ganden founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa. Here you walk around the monastery and enjoy spectacular views of the Kyichu valley.
Day 5: Leave Lhasa and drive south along the scenic Kyi Chu River to reach the spectacular Yamdrok Yutso Turquoise Lake set against the stunning background of Karola Glacier and Nyenchen Kamsang mountain range. Turquoise Lake stretches over an area of 754 sq. km. Its pincer shape boasts nine islands and several monasteries. There are many unforgettable vistas as well as access to its shoreline. Gyantse is a town famous for having retained its rural Tibetan character. Here you will visit the unique 15th century octagonal Kubum Stupa (Stupa of 100,000 Deities) and the beautiful Pelkor Monastery next to it. These are both exquisite examples of Tibetan Buddhist sacred architecture, murals and images that have survived through the centuries. The final destination of the day is the city of Shigatse, once Tibet's second largest city. Traditionally, an important trading center, it was also the home of the famous Panchen Lamas. Here there are banking services and very comfortable hotels.
Day 6: On the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC), we will drive the Gyatso Pass (5,248m), a bit higher than EBC. From there, you will have your first glimpse of the Himalayan range. Driving further, we will stop at Gyawo Pass or Pang Pass. From there, you will see the summits of Mt. Everest (8844m) , Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Maklu (8463m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). After visiting Rongbu Monastery, the world's highest monastery, there will be time to explore Everest Base Camp and catch a sunset. The night can be spent at the Rongbu Monastery guest house or in large communal tents run by Tibetans. No tents between October 20 and April 20.
Day 7: After sunrise at Everest, we will take you to the Nepal Border call Kyirong. On the way, you would see Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt. Shishapangma (8012m) and the turquoise Pegu Lake, one of the most scenic lake of Tibet. Hotel.
Day 8: This morning your Road To Tibet guide help you cross the border. Having made your own arrangements beforehand for a Nepal guide to meet you, you can proceed to Kathmandu.