• Explore caves, fascinating gompas, artistic monasteries, exotic cities, and palaces
  • Visit the famous Potala Palace
  • Visit Ramoche Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Monastery
  • Explore the summer palace of Dalai Lama, Norbulingka
  • Get to see beautiful landscape
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp
  • Witness superb views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, etc
Trip Details

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour is crafted to present you both irresistible beauty of the Himalayas as well as the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. Located at the highest plateau on Earth, Tibet is also known as the roof of the world. If you are someone who does not have enough time to go on long EBC trek then Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Overland Tour is the perfect option for you. Not only will you get to stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, but also get to explore Tibet and its ancient towns. Moreover, Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour does not involve any kind of tough climbing or whatsoever. You will be driving up to the base camp.

During Lhasa EBC Overland Tour, you will cross the high desert plateau, traverse caves, enthralling gompas, artistic monasteries, exotic towns, hidden valleys, and palaces. Along with that, you will get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Shishapangma (8,013 m), etc. You will explore places like Potala Palace built in 637 AD by King Songtsen Gampo. It is the former home of the Dalai Lama on top of a single hill. Likewise, you will visit Ramoche Monastery and then to Norbulingka. Norbulingka is the summer palace of Dalai Lama. Similarly, your visit to Sera Monastery and Jokhang Monastery will take you back in time.

We Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have designed our Lhasa Tour package to present you incredible Himalayan landscape views and ancient monasteries. Lhasa EBC Overland Tour package is an ideal option for anyone interested to know about the Tibetans and their beliefs.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1-4Preparation for Trip.
  • Day 5Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (137km, 7 hrs).
  • Day 6Syabrubesi to Kyirong (40km, 4-5hrs).
  • Day 7Kyirong to EBC.
  • Day 8Everest Base Camp to Sakya.
  • Day 9Sakya to Shigatse.
  • Day 10Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse.
  • Day 011Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace and Johkang Temple.
  • Day 012Lhasa Tour - Sera & Drepung Monastery.
  • Day 013Depart from Lhasa.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport transfer from/to Kathmandu
  • Permits and Visa
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu with monument entry fees
  • Accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfast, welcome dinner & farewell dinner
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Lhasa/Shigatse/Gyantse and guesthouse in other places
  • Experience local Tibet English speaking guide for sightseeing
  • All entry fees in monuments in Tibet
  • Single supplement charges (compulsory if no one to share the room with )
  • Kathmandu Lhasa airfare
  • Airport tax, personal clothing & equipment
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee (USD 25 and requires one photograph )
  • Any unforeseen expenses due to landslide, evacuation, etc
  • Any additional tour services, which are not mentioned above
  • Expenses of porter if used near Nepal Tibet border
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Useful Info

Culture & Ethnic Diversity

Tibetans are the main ethnic group of people residing here. Most of them follow Tibetan Buddhism, where some follow indigenous Bon religion and minorities are Muslim. They have their own ancient art, culture, tradition, values, ethics, cuisine, and architecture. Losar, Shoton, Linka, and the Bathing Festival are the major festivals. You will find many monasteries, temples, and dzongs during the journey that will show you the cultural richness of the area.

Natural Aptitude

On Lhasa EBC Overland Tour, you will come across low subtropical vegetation to alpine vegetation. You will see a wide range of flora on the way. Driving along with dense forests, you will reach high up where you will only see snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour difficulty

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour 13 days is an easy journey as the trip does not include any walking whatsoever. You will be driving all the time from one place to another. There is no involvement of carrying heavy backpacks, steep ascending or descending. People who suffer from motion sickness can find the journey a little exhausting as you will be spending 5 to 6 hours in a jeep/car every day. Take medication beforehand and drink plenty of water.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

High altitude journey always includes the risk of high altitude sickness also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). However, during the Tour to Lhasa from Kathmadnu, the chances of getting altitude sickness are very low because you will be spending nights in the lower elevation. Even when you reach the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), you will spend the night in the lower elevation.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour begins with a drive to Syabrubesi and then to Kyirong. From here, you will drive through many villages and towns and reach Everest Base Camp. After spending some time here, you will drive to Sakya, Shigatse, and Lhasa.

We have listed a few things that you might forget to carry with yourself:

  • Warm jacket
  • Good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles,
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • sunhat and sunscreen

Food and Accommodation during Lhasa EBC Overland Tour

During your Lhasa EBC Overland Tour, you will stay overnight in the guesthouse/lodge. The room will be pretty nice and cozy in the towns with private washrooms. For food, you will find a wide range of Tibetan, Chinese, Continental, Indian food almost everywhere in the main town. Likewise, on the way, you can find snacks, bars, cold drinks, etc.

Best time to go on Lhasa EBC Overland Tour

The best time to go on Lhasa EBC Tour is during autumn and spring. Autumn from October to November and Spring from April to May is the peak time of the year when a tourist visits Tibet. The clear sky and pleasant weather make the journey more joyous. Even winter is also a great time to travel to Tibet. Regardless of the cold, the views are prominent, and you will get to see the winter lifestyle of locals and nomads.

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour cost

Lhasa EBC Overland Tour cost can differ as per the company you are traveling with and the services you are having during the journey. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have designed our Lhasa EBC Overland Tour itinerary to let you experience the thrill of Everest region and cultural richness of Lhasa. We have a wide range of packages to suit everyone's pocket and needs. Get in touch with us and share your requirements and budget, we will definitely find something for you.

Miscellaneous

Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature

Get yourself a good guide book

Pack light

Maintain body hydration, you don't want to get sick and lazy

Walk slow

Carry hand cash

Do not get obsessed over network and internet