Zhangmu to Lhasa to Namutso to EBC to Zhangmu – 14 days
Offering a unique mystery and allure, the Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet has long
captured the hearts and minds of the western world. Our Kathmandu to Lhasa to
Everest Base Camp Tour covers a vast tract of this ancient land, crossing spectacular passes, through unforgettable landscapes and heading right into the
spiritual heart of the country; Lhasa. Over 14 days, our tour manages to take in a
little bit of everything of the attractions this country has to offer.
Day to Day Itinerary for Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp
01 Day:Arrive kathmandu Tibet Guest house 0/N .( All meals not included)
- Dubar Square.
02 Day:Apply Tibet Visa need original Passport..( All meals not
- Visit Money Templer, Buddha and Pashupati (Minimum 4 person ,only provide
Transport and not include entrance permit)
03 Day:Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)-162Kms..( All meals not
Early morning drive (Approx. 5 hours) from Kathmandu to Kodari (1873m).
After completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to
Zhangmu (2300m). This is Tibetan border town. The Tibetan Guide will meet
the Group on arrival at the check post and we drive further road climbs
and climbs to Nyalam for overnight. On the way you will see fantastic view
of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls.
04 Day:Nyalam to Lhatse (4350m)-220Kms.
Drive (Approx. 7 hours) to Xegar crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam
pass (3800m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). This drive offers
fantastic view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8848m)Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) etc. O/nt. In Lhatse
05. Day:Lhatse to Shigatse (3900m)-244Kms.
Drive (Approx. 6 hrs) to reach Shigatse, the place of famous Tashilunpo
Monastery and seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge
Thangka wall which is clearly visible from the north side of the road
O/nt. At Shigatse.
06. Day:Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of
Xigaste. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Here
you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery. O/nt. In Gyantse.
07. Day:Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.
The drive to Lhasa takes 08 hours, crossing 2 passes The Karo La (5010m)
and Kamba La (4794m) pass and lake Yamdrok Tso ( Turquoise Lake ). You
will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant
views of the Potala Palace . O/nt. At Hotel
08. Day:Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Visit the Potala Palace , Norbulinka Palace , Drepung & Sera Monastery,
Lokhang Temple & Markhor Bazaar. O/night at Hotel
09.Day:Lhasa to Namutso Lake
Drive to Namutso Lake , literally heavenly lake, is situated in a
mountainous area. It is the biggest lake in Tibet and the 2nd biggest salt
lake in China as well as the highest lake in the world. Namutso Lake is
one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet , playing an important role among
Tibetans. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar, the ? Trekking Namutso
Lake ? Festival is held and countless pilgrims from far away visit the
lake to pay homage. Stay overnight at guest house.
10. Day:Namutso Lake to Lhasa drive back and spend free time
11. Day:Lhasa to Sakya Monastery
Drive from Lhasa to Sakya. Located in the southern half of Tibet , the
monastery is divided into two separate monasteries- a northern branch and
a southern branch. While the Northern Monastery was destroyed and damaged
over the years, only small speckle of what was once a magnificent kingdom
remains. Stay overnight at guest house.
12 Day:Sakya/ New Tinggri (Shegar)/Old Tingri/ Rongbuk
Monastery / E.B.C
Early morning start driving to Rongbuk via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over
Gyatsola Pass at 5,220m, which is the highest pass en route and you will
see the Himalaya mountain ranges in a clear day.
13 Day:Everest Base Camp Excursion
Approx. 2 hr. trek from The Rongbuk Monastery will lead you to the base of
the highest peak on earth - The North Face of Mount Everest (8848m.) Or
Mount Quomolangma in Tibetan. Explore the Base Camp and The Rongphu
glacier. Retreat to lodge. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the
views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly
awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in
the world towering above you. No tour vehicles, apart from expeditions and
trekking, are allowed beyond Rongbuk so you can walk or take a horse cart
14 Day: Rongbuk/ Old Tingri/ Zhangmu
After see the sunrise at Rongphu, start driving to Zhangmu via Nyalam and
Old Tingri. Overnight at Zhangmu
15 Day: Zhangmu ( Nepal Boarder)/ Kathmandu Tibet guest house
After breakfast,our guide will help you clear the customs and transfer you
to the Friendship Bridge at the border.
16 Day: Kathmandu to KL - Conclude the trip. (All meals not
Important Note and Optional Activities
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with MMG.
Trekking. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every
effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however as this is adventure
travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions,
the health of member can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try
to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible
Trip Cost Includes
• Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
• All necessary Tibet travel permits
• Nepal Visa,Chinese visa and Tibet travelling permit
• Return ticket from KLIA to Katnmandu.
• Airport transfer.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu(Standard room)
• Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge.
• Kathmandu - Tibet boarder (Zhang-Mu) transportation by comfortable
• Accommodation in Tibet at hotel/ guetshouse on B.B basis in Tibet.
• English speaking Tibetan guide
• All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
• All applicable taxes and service charges
Trip Cost Does Not Includes
• Travel insurance
• Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
• Meals are no included in Nepal.
• Tips for guides and driver
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the
drive goes constantly above 5000m/16400ft during your journey except Lhasa
(3,650m/11,975ft). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions
(Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen
compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude
the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less
oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS
precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other