The tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp is a journey to experience the beauty of Tibetan landscape and to understand the rich culture of its people. The tour followed by Nyalam, Dingri, Shegar then the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest followed with the visits to Shigatse, Gyantse and finally to Lhasa. During our Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp, we also explore the mystical Yamdrok Tso Lake, conquer a few high passes, and visit popular Tibetan monasteries like Sakya, Tashilhunpo, Shalu, Sera and Rongbuk, the world’s highest monastery.
Sisne Rover with its expertise advises to fly to Lhasa and make an overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu instead. This will help us with acclimatization in high altitudes and prevent us from acquiring any AMS symptoms.
|Group Size||Minimum 4 people|
|Trip Duration||9 Days|
|Trip Starts In||Kathmandu|
|Trip Ends In||Lhasa|
Due to remote locations, the facilities in hotels en route to will be basic. The hotel in Shigatse and Lhasa are centrally-located 3 star hotels. However, it is possible to upgrade to a 4-5 star hotel by bearing additional costs in Lhasa only. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request with additional cost
Only breakfasts are included in this trip from the side of operators. Since the places Nyalam, Lotingri/Dingri and Shegar are remotely located, the meal choices in these places will be basic. We will mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), tsampa porridge and other simple local foods.
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
Our tour leaders speak fluent English; know all the complexities and history of the areas they travel in. However since English is not the native language for Tibetans, the guides may not be fluent or provide spontaneous explanation. But, your frequent questioning will encourage him/her to explain well, question by question.
Tibet is the highest plateau in the world and is widely known as ‘The Roof of the World’. We will be driving in high altitudes that go constantly above 5000m during the journey. Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal.
It is important to make sensible plans in order to avoid AMS during the tour. Therefore, we advise guest to do some trekking or altitude activities in Nepal or elsewhere before taking this trip. It is also important that our guest(s), especially one(s) with known heart or lung or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling.
Also, the suggestion is to fly to Lhasa instead and make an overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. This will help us with acclimatization in high altitude and prevent us from acquiring any AMS symptoms.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This short tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu involves five to six hours driving per day minimum. However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.
Visa & Entry Procedures
We would like to assist you in making your Tibet tour an adventure of a lifetime as well as trouble free. Therefore, please visit the websites available for information on Tibet entry procedures and other things you should know about before travelling to Tibet.
Best Time to Travel
Spring (April and May), summer (June, July and August) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best seasons for Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour. We can also equally enjoy this trip during winter months but it may get a bit cold.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
We organize the trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: + 977 98560 20976 or 98460 30221
Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,800m.): 153 km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 02: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m.): 150 Km, 3 hours
Day 03: Lotingri to Shegar (4,150m.) via Everest Base Camp (5,250m.): 270 km. 9-10 hours
Day 04: Shegar to Shigatse(3,900m.) via Sakya Monastery: 300km, 5 -6 hours
Day 05: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m.)via Shalu Monastery: 95km, 2 hours
Day 06: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m.)via Karo La pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake: 200km,4-5 hours
Day 07: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours
Day 08: Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
Day 09: Final Departure
What to bring
In Tibet, the weather is cool during summer (with cold winds) and excruciatingly cold in winter. Since you will not be staying in one place for long, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the duration. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
- Valid passport
- Medical insurance card(s)
- Airline tickets, e-tickets, etc.
- Passport size photographs (minimum 4)
- All necessary permit(s)
- Copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule
- Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
- A pair of shorts, mid-thigh or longer
- Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
- T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
- Undergarments (optimum supply)
- Sport bras for women
- Rain jackets and pants
- A warm cap and a sun hat with brim and chin strap
- Bandanna or scarf
- Comfortable and sturdy shoes (if possible waterproof)
- Tennis shoes or sandals
- Comfortable, breathable socks (“Smart wool” or “Thorlos” are both excellent)
- Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
- Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
- 1 large duffel bag *
- A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
- Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
- Bag covers (optional)
- Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- 1 skin-blister repair kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
- Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or water filter
- 1 set of earplugs
- Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
- Compass or GPS(optional)
- Alarm clock/watch
- Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
- large Ziplocs
- Water bottles
- Small folding knife
- 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
- Medium-sized quick drying towel
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Female hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial hand wash
- Reading book
- Trail map/guide book
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
- Modest swim suit
- Binoculars (optional)
- Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
- Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
- Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible. If you use disposable batteries, please take the used ones with you and dispose them safely in your home country.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by the following email- email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, kdambar66 @yahoo.com
or If you want to talk to us directly call us at: + 977 98560 20976 or 98460 30221