From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From US$ 1,499 per person

Embark on the most popular tour in Tibet. Begin the spectacular overland journey with sightseeing in Lhasa, cruise through the Tibetan countryside, visit the Everest Base Camp, and end on a scenic, 920-kilometer stretch of road to Kathmandu.

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You will be picked up from your accommodation in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and taken to the airport for your flight to Lhasa


  • Discover Lhasa with two days of sightseeing
  • Hike to the amazing Everest Base Camp
  • Visit a suite of beautiful monasteries along the way
  • Take the Friendship Highway back to Kathmandu
Full description
• Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and arrive at the Gonngar Airport. Transfer one hour to Lhasa and enjoy a full night's rest for acclimatization at a hotel. • Day 2-3: Two days of sightseeing in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery with a guide. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and the high passes, Kora LA (5,010m) and Kamba La (4,794m). After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Gyantse with visits to Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery. In the evening, take a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Xigatse through the typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 5: Shigatse - Xegar (4,200m) Wake up and head off to visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula, a pass of 5,200m. Settle in for an overnight at a hotel. • Day 6: Xegar to Ronbuk (4,980m), 90 kilometers  Embark on a scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, and enjoy an overnight at a guest house.   • Day 7: Ronbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kerong Hike up to Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding area. Travel back to Ronbuk and then drive to Kerong for overnight at a hotel. • Day 8: Kerong to Kathmandu Head toward the Rasuwagadi border and, after necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu on the magical Friendship Highway to conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transfer to the airport from your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Pickup from the airport in Lhasa
  • Private vehicles for land transportation
  • Accommodation in Lhasa on twin-sharing basis with breakfast
  • English-speaking experienced Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Driver’s salary, meals, and accommodation
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Fuel, road taxes, and parking fees
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Guide and driver gratuities
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa flight

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  This tour does not operate in March
  • You should arrive in Kathmandu 3 working days prior to the trip (as included in tour itinerary) so that you can submit your passport for a travel permit; you do not need to go to the embassy
  •  This tour operates everyday Saturday except in cases where there are fewer than 3 people booked

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