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Lhasa-Nepal border  Overland 7-day Tour

Lhasa-Nepal border Overland 7-day Tour

Tour Code:TN-01

Price: 770USD

Destination:Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse- Mt.Everest- Gyirong

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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Arrival in Lhasa

Meet at Chengdu airport in the morning. Fly to Lhasa. Arriving at Lhasa Gongar airport(3600m), meet local guide and transferred to Lhasa city. Check in and have a good rest, overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2 Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhore Street

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace(3700 m ) (1.5 hours )built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple(1 hour ), situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.

Day 3 Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery.(3 hours ) "Drepung" in Tibetan means the hill of rice because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park(3 hours ). In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment. 

Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse  (7 hours driving) 
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok, Pelkor Monastery, Pala Manor, the splendid Kumbum Stupa

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. One the way , have a fantastic view of the holy Lake Yamdrok (4441 m) and karola glacier. In the afternoon visit Pelkor Monastery, Pala Manor as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby in Gyantse(3980 m ). Then drive to Shigatse(3840 m ), stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day5: Shigatse/ Lhatse/ Tingri (Shegar)/Tingri/ Rongphu Monastery(B)

Place & Transport: Shigatse- Shegar- Old Tingri- Rongphu Monastery

Today's Activities: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Rongpuk Monastery, far view Peaks of Himalayas.

Then drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. When we reach E.B.C, If it is in clear weather, we can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more,

Overnight at Rongphu Monastery Tent or Guest House

Early morning visit

In the morning, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery.Then drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. When we reach E.B.C, If it is in clear weather, we can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more,

Overnight at Rongphu Monastery Tent or Guest House

Rongphu is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon start trekking from Rongphu to E.B.C(5250 m), it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take a local sight seeing bus(30RMB.P.P.). Overnight at Rongphu guest house. (dorm beds)

Day6: Rongphu Monastery/Evrest Base Camp/Old Tingri

Place & Transport: Rongbu Monastery-E.B.C- Old Tingri
Today's Activities:  Mt. Everest                                                                                              

Early in the morning before sun rise on the top of Mt, Everest, you can have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Rongphu Monastery is the highest temple in the world.To Everest Base camp, there are two choices (1: trekking from tent to base camp 4/km one way. 2: you can choose the mini bus from tent to base camp.) If you choose the trekking then around 6am in the morning our tour guide will lead you. When you arrived, you can enjoy the time to view the Mt, Everest beauty. Then come back to tent and tour guide will take you to take visit Mt, Everest. After that our tour guide will lead you to Rongbuk Monastery. Then drive back to the main road (318 national high way). After 3 to 4 hours driving, we will reach Old Tingri and spend night here.  The accommodation at Old Tingri is quite basic; the altitude is around 4500m.


Day07: Old Tingri to Gyirong Port , Nepal Border

In the early morning, we will drive to border - Gyirong Port (accessible in Oct,2017) . On the way to Gyirong Port, you will pass a Nyalam Tong pass(5,150) where the Friendship Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet crosses at meters elevation.

The road to Gyirong Port is not bad but the altitude and the atmosphere is rabidly changing in front of your eyes. In the afternoon, you will arrive in border - Gyirong Port , and move to Kathmandu.

Place & Transport: Gyirong

Today's Activities: End the trip

Note: Enter Nepal from Gyirong, you only need the arriving visa.  Gyirong port begins to release people at 10:00 am in the morning. There are local buses or private cars provided for tourists from Gyirong to Kathmandu. It is 160km from Gyirong to Kathmandu and 7 hours' driving in normal road conditions.

Cost description
Group number
(private group)
1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 and above
July - Oct.  2680USD 1395USD P.P. 1150USD P.P 1015USD P.P.  980USD P.P.  950USD P.P.
Apr.- June  2400USD 1320USD P.P. 1070USD P.P.  940USD P.P.  870USD P.P.  840USD P.P.
Nov.- Feb.  2080USD 1210USD P.P.  975USD P.P.  870USD P.P.  820USD P.P.  770USD P.P.
Remarks If you think the private tour is a little bit expensive , please contact us and ask for the join in tour, it will save you more.
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Price Include

1.Tibet Entry Permit 

2.Tibet Travel Permit
3. Transportation
4. Hotel 
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Travel accident insurance
7. Entrance fees (vehicle entrance fee for EBC included)

Price exclude

1. Tips 
2. Meals 
3. Your own expenses 
4. Flight & train tickets

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