Days: 13 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Travelers who are keen to visit Tibet
Everest Base Camp (north side) combining with Lhasa and other highlighted places of Central Tibet
are welcome to join this Tour. This Tour commences from Kathmandu with a spectacular Trans-Himalayan flight, which probably is the most beautiful flight on Earth. In Lhasa, we will spend two days for Sightseeing. After Lhasa we will drive with a Land cruiser to Everest Base Camp via Gyantse, Yamdruk Tso, and Shigatse, these are the highlighted place in Central Tibet
. The Everest Base Camp Tour departs from Kathmandu on regular basis from April through the end of October. Rest of the time, the tour operation depends on weather condition. Since, the weather in Tibet
is very harsh, the high passes in the winter time can be blocked some time because of deep snow. We operate this tour for both individual and small group traveler. Our company will arrange Tibet
group visas and all necessary travel documents in advance, all you need to do is to choose the departure date as per your convenience and send your passport photocopy by fax or mail.
Private Trip; Minimum 4 Pax!Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet with SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Tibet
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our fluent English speak and experience Tour Guide by private car, Overnight in Hotel. (In the morning Tibet
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m), 1 hour flight.
Our representative meets you at the airport and transfer to Lhasa (98km, 1 hour drive). Over night Hotel (room with attached bath).
Day 4: Lhasa Sightseeing
After breakfast, we set off for a full day guided sightseeing tour. Today, we visit Potala Palace, Norbulinkha Palace (the summer residence of the Dalai Lama), Jokhang temple and Barkhor square. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Today we visit two of the very significant monasteries in Tibet
Drepung & Sera Monastery, both monasteries are located just outside the city.
Later, we visit also the Tibetan Medical Centre. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m), 370km, 9 hours
Early morning we proceed for Gyantse via Lake (Yamdurk tso). Gyantse is the fourth largest city in Tibet
(after Shigatse and Chamdo). It is still small (population 15000) and largely Tibetan in character not so much influenced by the Chinese. Strategically sited at a junction between Shigatse and Lhasa, it lies along the caravan routes from Sikkim and Bhutan in the South. Gyantse assumed an important role as a military center and market Town, particularly for wool and handicraft. Gyantse jeweled with some ancient Monastery and Stupa. We visit Khumbum Stupa, Gyantse Dzong and Palkar Choide Monastery in Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel (room with attached bath).
Day 7: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m) via Shalu Monastery, 92km,1.5 hrs
After breakfast, we head out to Shigatse. On the way we visit Shalu Monastery. In Shigatse we visit the Tashilungpu Monastery, where the Panchen Lama resided. Overnight at Hotel (room with attached bath).
Day 8: Drive from Shigatse to Xegar (New Tingri) via Sakya monastery, 280km, 6 hrs
Today you have an extensive distance to travel to reach Xegar (New Tingri) via 2 high passes en route. Also, you will visit Sakya Monastery on the way. The Monastery is located 21km off the high way. Overnight at hotel (room with common toilet).
Day 9: Drive from Xegar to Rongbuk village (4920m), 260km, 4 hours
You are reaching your final destination (Rongbuk, Basecamp of Mount Everest) today via Pangla pass. Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world is established, lies some 8 km from Everest Base Camp. There are magnificent views up the valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu. Overnight at Guesthouse (room with common toilet).
Day 10: Drive from Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2100m), 440 km, 9 hours
Today is your last journey on Tibet
Plateau. Zhangmu, also known as Khasa or Dram, lies on a mountainside 10km(6miles) inland from the Friendship Bridge that spans the Bhotekoshi (the Sun Koshi) River. This small town has become a major trading post between Tibet
. The subtropical climate endows the small town with warm, humid weather and beautiful scenery throughout the year. The town is built along a winding road that is lined with private homes, shops, restaurant and governments building. Overnight Hotel (room with common toilet).
Day 11: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu, 115km, 5hours
A 15 minutes drive from Zhangmu takes you to friendship —bridge, where our representative from the Kathmandu office will meet you and help you to complete the immigration formalities on the Nepal
side. After immigration process, you will drive to Kathmandu. This scenic journey takes four and half hours.
Day 12: Full day Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square with our Tour Guide by private car, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 13: Departure to International Airport.
Our Tour Package Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 Nights accommodation with breakfast at Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* 8 Nights accommodation during the Tibet
* All Sightseeing Trip in Tibet
and entry fees.
* A local English speaking guide for the Kailash Khora.
* Meals (Bed and breakfast) during the Tibet
* Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
* All transportation in Nepal
Travel Permit and all necessary permits.
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Tour Guide for sightseeing trip in Kathmandu and his insurance and salary.
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Lunch and Dinner during the Tibet
* Photographic charges in the monasteries.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal
Tourist Visa fees and Nepal
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides,
political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.