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Tibet Overland Experience-EBC

"Scenic flight to roof of the world with exciting drive with Everest Base Camp"

Trip Duration: 13 Days

Highlights of Tibet Overland Experience-EBC

  • Scenic sweeping flight to roof of the world at fabled Lhasa city
  • Exciting tour of Lhasa and important sites with magnificent Potala Palace
  • Enjoy drive to visit beautiful Shigatse city and Tashilumpo Monastery
  • Great way to explore and experience Tibetan cultures of fascinating heritage
  • Drive to world highest monastery of Rongbuk with close views of Mt. Everest

Trip Profile:

  • Trip Mode: Hotel with local Lodge and Guest House on route
  • Tour Grade: Moderate and Adventurous.
  • Highest Altitude: Over Gyatso-la 5,220 m high.
  • Daily drives: Minimum of 04 hrs to maximum – 6 hrs.
  • Tibet duration: 08 Nights and 09 Days (fly in and drive out)
  • Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Tibet Overland Experience-EBC Overview

Tibet Overland Experience-EBC Tour a great way to observe Tibetan traditions and heritage way of life as it was since past hundred of centuries. Tibet Overland Experience-Everest Base Camp Tour where every visitor will enjoy soaking within local colorful cultures of Buddhism religion and witness Tibetans people from all around the country on pilgrimage mission around fabled city of Lhasa.

Starting with sweeping flight facing panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Makalu to land at Gongar airport near Lhasa and then heading in the midst of the city of around old parts of Lhasa within exciting market square of Barkhor. While in Lhasa busy with tour visiting its famous monasteries Drefung-Shera-Jhorkang temple including magnificent Potala Palace the landmark and pride of Tibet located in the centre of the city.

After Lhasa where exciting overland journey leads southern areas of Tibet within its vast and high plateau crossing high passes and views of dramatic landscapes with turquoise Yamdrok Lake to reach at Shigatse another large and city of Tibet.

Enjoy interesting tour of golden roofed Tashilumpo monastery and its interesting markets and then drive leads over high Gyatso-la and Pang-la pass with grand views of world’s six high mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Shsiapangma as far to Kanchenjunga in the east that borders Nepal Himalaya.

Driving close to Everest North Base Camp at Rongbuk Monastery area where short tour leads you at Everest North Base Camp right beneath towering Face of Mt. Everest. With exciting time at Rongbuk and base camp where drive leads on nice highway to reach the border of Nepal and Tibet at Kyirong and then enter into Nepal with another interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a great adventure on Tibet Overland Experience with Everest Base Camp Tour.

Best Seasons for Tibet Overland Experience-EBC (Everest Base Camp):

April to November months of the year can visit Tibet, where April to May spring time will be the best time, visit of  great interest with fine clear morning till afternoon, with some chances of light rains sometimes.

September to November another best months around Autumn/Fall, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes. Amazing to know that one can visit Tibet even in Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons on southern Himalaya, where’s Tibet falls within rain-shadow area, where heavy monsoon cloud blocked by giant Himalaya range.

That is why northern Himalaya and Tibet are dry and arid country with least rain fall, but heavy snow during winter and early spring times from December till March.

Monsoon times much green in Tibet around hills and valley with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice is yours for Tibet Overland Experience with Everest base camp.

Tibet Overland Experience-EBC Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Tibet preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel in the midst of the city.
  • Day 04-05: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
  • Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m via Gyantse – 06 hrs journey.
  • Day 07: At Shigatse tour of Tashilumpo monastery and market
  • Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,890 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 09: At Rongbuk visit Everest base camp hike or in local transport.
  • Day 10: Drive to Kyirong Border 2,890 m for last overnight in Tibet – 06 hrs.
  • Day 11: Drive to Dhunche 1,900 m – 04 hrs journey.
  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel – 05 hrs.
  • Day 13: International Departure homeward bound to respective countries.

Tibet Overland Experience-EBC Detailed Itinerary


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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Briefing of Tibet Overland Experience with Everest base camp includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture programs of the country.
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Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Tibet preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation Tibet Overland Experience and Everest base camp
  • Morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest visit leads to World Heritage Sites and catch Nepalese culture and as well touch of Tibetan Buddhism.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel in the midst of the city.
  • Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for scenic one hour more flight to land near Lhasa at Gongar airport in Tibet.
  • During flight enjoy massive views of Himalayan chain of peaks with Mt. Everest
  • Landing at Gongar airport after visa-passport formalities received by our Tibetan guide and drive and drive to Lhasa around Barkhor Market Square to reach your hotel.
  • Afternoon free for interesting walk around Barkhor Square witness Tibetan from all parts of the country on pilgrimage to Lhasa important monasteries
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Day 04-05:   In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
  • These two full in Lhasa enjoy tour around important places of interest its historical and religious sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa to a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery,
  • In early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built.
  • Visit main prayer halls with monks on prayers Drefung means heap of rice with white washed buildings.
  • After interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery witness young monks on exciting debate, as it deepens the knowledge of all types to reach high priesthood.
  • Shera monastery located north of Lhasa an interesting tour with lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants
  • Afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as ‘Heavenly Realm’ with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significant.
  • Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum.
  • After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet.
  • As the day end in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.   
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Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m via Gyantse - 06 hrs journeys.
  • Morning drive outskirt of Lhasa route diverts towards south of great Tibetan plateau, on winding road towards scenic Khamba-la pass at 4,800 m high.
  • From the pass with super views of Tibetan landscapes with distant snow capped peaks views and of Turquoise Yamdrok Tsho Lake below.
  • Drive towards Turquoise Lake Yamdrok Tsho to reach Nagarktse for possible lunch stop in a local Tibetan restaurant,
  • Journey continues over Karo-La pass at 5,050 m high with grand views of Nzonkhangsa peak and its glaciers which flows near to the road.
  • Route leads to Gyantse city with tour of Pholkar monastery and beautiful Kumbum terracotta pagoda stupa.
  • From here few hour drive to Tibet second largest city in Shigatse (Xigatse).
  • Transfer into a nice hotel with time for short walks around the street and shops of Shigatse.
07
Day 07: At Shigatse tour of Tashilumpo monastery and market
  • Morning visit Tasilumpo Monastery adorn with golden roof top, seats of many Panchen Lama, second head of state after Dalai Lama.
  • Visit many chambers and halls with tall bronze statue of future Buddha (Matriya) at 21 meters, afternoon visit the local colorful market of great interest.
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Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,890 m - 06 hrs.
  • Journey continues heading south east within vast Tibetan plateau and past rural villages
  • Drive over 5,220 m high at Gyatchu – La pass to reach another pass of Pang-la with panorama of world’s highest mountains from Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu to Shisapangma with array of peaks.
  • From here drive to our destination at Rongbuk Monastery with superb view of Mt. Everest North Face
  • At Rongbuk visit main chapel of Sakyamuni Buddha with other great statue of Buddhist saints with overnight in a local lodge / guest house of simple and basic facilities.
09
Day 09: At Rongbuk visit Everest base camp hike or in local transport.
  • Free day in Rongbuk visit Everest base camp taking few hour hikes or take a local transport horse cart-motor bike serves as taxi.
  • Enjoy grand views of Mt. Everest North West Face and back at Rongbuk for overnight stop.

Please note that sometimes TCM (Tibet China Mountaineering) might not allow visitors to visit Everest base camp expect for mountaineering expeditions, it all depends upon rules and policy of respective Chinese Government which is beyond our control.

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Day 10: Drive to Kyirong Border 2,890 m for last overnight in Tibet - 06 hrs.
  • A long drive to reach at Kyirong a border town, as journey leads past great Tibetan dry plateau
  • Drive on newly opened route of more than six hours to reach at the border town of Tibet-China and Nepal at Kyirong for last overnight stop in Tibet.
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Day 11: Drive to Dhunche 1,900 m - 04 hrs journey.
  • Morning bid farewell to Tibetan guides and drivers and then depart from Tibet with short drive to the border post of Nepal and Tibet / China at Rasuwa-Gadhi
  • After completing visa formalities enter Nepal border at Rasuwa Gadhi, again routine with immigration then continue drive on rough dirt road Dhunche town for overnight stop.
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Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
  • Morning after breakfast exciting drive back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, farm fields and towns
  • As drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.
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Day 13: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Tibet Overland Experience with Everest Base Tour as well enjoying great time in Nepal.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 13 Days

  • Destination: Tibet

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Gyatso-la 5,220 m

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