Tibet Overland with EBC Tour

Key Information:

Duration:7 Days
Group Size:1-25 People
Departure City:Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude:5,364 meters
Transportation:Private vehicle/Air
Arrival City:Kathmandu

About Tibet Overland with EBC Tour:

Tibet Overland with EBC Tour is a trip of short duration but gives you a real tease of Tibet. This tour is very popular nowadays. The major attraction of this overland tour of the Everest Base Camp will be enjoyed travelling the Friendship Highway and home to some of the awe-inspiring scenery of this side of heaven. The first three nights of Tibet Overland with EBC Tour will be spent in the old city of Lhasa for excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization. The alluring Potala Palace, Sera, and Drepung monasteries are some of the main sites in Lhasa.

Along this tour with Everest Base Camp, the trip will pass through snowcapped mountain peaks, dramatic high passes, Cristal lakes, and numerous Tibetan settlements, and ancient monasteries, temples. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore this natural and cultural allure. In Gyantse and Shigatse you can immerse yourself in the Buddhist culture and traditions.

The highlights of Tibet overland with the Everest Base Camp Tour will be your visit to the highest base camp of Everest. Of course, the sheer brilliance of this mountain is something which must be seen firsthand to be truly appreciated.


Arrive in Lhasa by Air or Train:

When you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will lead you to Lhasa city, which is the capital city of Tibet. The rest of the day can be spent for relax and acclimatization. O/N at hotel

Lhasa Sightseeing:

After the Breakfast at hotel, you will take a lovely visit to Jokhang Temple. It is the most revered shrine through out the Tibet. Obviously, it is constantly bustling with religious worshippers. After the lunch, you will visit Sera Monastery which is located just a few miles North to Lhasa city. It is the home to several hundreds of monks. Then the trip drives back to Lhasa. O/N at hotel.

Lhasa Sightseeing:

The journey to Tibet will not be completed without exploring the great Potala Palace. It is Lhasa’s prime attraction and is the truly wonder of eastern architecture. The first site of this enormous structure will be the glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once the home to Dalai Lama. This enjoyful day will terminate with a visit to the Drepung – once the world’s largest monastery, settlement of more than 5000 monks which is situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles from the city. O/N at hotel.

Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) then Shigatse (3900m):

The trip starts after breakfast which is little bit challenging but fascinating. You will encounter two high passes over 5000meters Khamba La and Kharo La along with one tranquil Lake called Yamdrok Tso during drive which provide tempting views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. After you reach Gyantse, you will explore more amazing Tibetan culture as you see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours easy drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel.

Shigatse (3900m) to Tingri (4390m) then EBC (5200m):

After breakfast you will visit Tashilumpu Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet which lasted the then Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. After the visit, you will drive further along the snow capped mountains to reach Everest base camp via historical city of Tingri. O/N at guest house in Rongbuk base camp.

Drive back to Tingri to Zhangmu(2300m):

This morning is the highlight of the trip heading to incredible base camp of Mt. Everest. You will take a local transport to cover this 8 km distance to reach Everest Base camp, or you can even walk to EBC but it depends on your physical condition. The view of Everest from so close make the mountain seems even more impressive than before. Of course, it is a truly breathtaking experience to gaze up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world. After exploring EBC you will return on the Friendship highway and continue your amazing journey down to a small border town called Zhangmu. O/N at hotel.

Drive Zhngmu to Kodari then Kathmandu (1300m):

You will leave Zhangmu in the morning and move forward to the border of Nepal. The Friendship Bridge is situated at the Border of Tibet and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. You may say good bye to your guide and staff then pace down to Nepal side where our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration Control in Kodari and assist with all the reentry formalities. The Kathmandu city, our final destination, is only five hours drive to south.

Day 7

Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour and trekking, volunteering and internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.

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