Tibet Overland Tour with Everest Base Camp 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Tourist Bus, Van/Jeep
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season April- July & Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Min.2- Max. 12 people
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,250m/17,225ft

Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp is the highest point on the planet. Everest
  • Take a look at the Rongbuk Glacier
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of Shishapangma Peak and Cho Oyu Peaks
  • Explore the mysterious Yamdrok Lake
  • Cross high passes like Karo La (Khamba La), Gyatso La
  • Visit popular Tibetan landmarks such as Potala Palace and Rongbuk monastery
  • View of Everest Base Camp from the North Face oEverest

Tibet Overland with EBC Overview: Small Group Tour 

Join us on our fixed weekly departure tour, which is designed to provide the best experience for a reasonable price. This 8-day tour, also known by the name Kathmandu Overland EBC Tour, includes stunning Himalayan views, a visit to the historic Potala Palace, and Tibetan culture. The journey starts with a scenic drive towards Kerung, which is the border between Tibet & Nepal. Through your car's window, enjoy the lush green highway with the towering mountains sparkling in the sun. You'll spend 3 days in Lhasa exploring ancient temples, monasteries, and other sites that are of great artistic value, have religious significance, and represent the cultural mix between medieval and modern Lhasa.


Book your Tibet Tour with a fixed departure from Kathmandu now for the adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the natural beauty of Tibet, its cultural treasures, and its spiritual significance in a comfortable, well-organized tour. Discover the 8-Day Kathmandu Lhasa Overland EBC Tour, which is highly rated. Take the scenic route from Kerung to Lhasa via Tingri, Everest Base Camp, and Shigatse before continuing through Shigatse. Discover the Potala Palace, Everest Base Camp, and other breathtaking sights at 5200m. Overland Tibet Tours invites you to an unforgettable journey.

Tibet Overland Tour with Everest Base Camp begins and ends in Kathmandu. In between, we will visit many beautiful Tibetan towns and cities, including Kyirong Gyantse Shigatse Sakya and Rongbuk. On the 3rd day of our journey, we reached the Everest base camp for the world's highest peak, Mt Everest. We can also visit other renowned Tibetan attractions like the Potala Palace, the residence of the Dalai Lama, the serene Norbulingka Palace, the historic Tibet Traditional Hospital, the bustling Barkhor Bazaar, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the majestic Gyantse Dzong.

This exciting overland journey from Tibet Overland Tour with Everest Base Camp is a great way to explore Tibet's spiritual and natural sites. Lhasa and the Holy City dominate Tibet. It is known for its ancient religions, pristine cultures, golden-roofed monasteries, and other incredible arts and artifacts. Tibet is located at an altitude of 4000m on the Tibetan Plateau, which never ends. This journey also includes visiting the northern base camp of Everest (also known as Chomolungma in Tibetan). This tour offers an exciting opportunity to visit the base camp of Mount Everest, an awe-inspiring experience. Additionally, we will have the chance to explore the vast and visually striking Rongbuk Glacier. 

Please Note: Most Tour companies don't include the cost of getting a Tibet Travel Permit and visa fees. It's $120 for European citizens, and for US citizens, it's $176. Also, if you want to Drive to Everest Base Camp, it costs $175 per person. But don't worry, we've included these expenses in the total Tour cost, which you can see in the price Includes and Excludes. 

 

We offer alternative Tibet Tours, which you may be looking for.

Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal (Drive in Drive Out)- 8 Days
Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp 9 Days

To Book Your Trip:

Booking a fixed departure group joining the Tibet Everest Base Camp Overland tour from Nepal is simple. Let us know your preferred departure dates and share your details so we can confirm your booking. We can help you choose the right time for your trip. As mentioned below, you can contact us via email or phone through social media.

For 24/7 direct assistance, call Mr. Birendra at +977-9851025658 (WhatsApp and Viber).

You can also contact us via email at info@adventureclubtrek.com.

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Food During Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour Via EBC

On this trip, only breakfasts are provided. You'll need to pay for your lunches and dinners. Breakfast will be served where we stay overnight, and dinner arrangements can be similar. Lunch will be eaten while we're traveling to the next place. We suggest budgeting around Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (US$10 to US$16) per day for lunch and dinner. Our meals will include Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), tsampa porridge, and other basic local dishes.

Accommodation During The Tibet Tour 

Tibet offers a variety of accommodations, depending on your travel destination within the region. In Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you can find all types of hotels, ranging from budget options to 5-star establishments. However, in other areas like those on the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour, the Tibet Everest Base Camp tour, or the Kailash Mansarovar tour, only basic accommodations are available, with no options for upgrading. If you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star hotel in Lhasa, please get in touch with us. This upgrade is possible for our Tibet Lhasa tour and the overland tour from Kathmandu.

Visa, and Paperwork Process for Tibet Overland Tour

It would help if you had a Chinese Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit to travel to Tibet. You can get both of them from Kathmandu, with the help of a travel agent. You must obtain a Tibet Travel Permit even with a Chinese Tourist Visa. A permit is required for those who travel from mainland China into Tibet. You must book a guide for your whole trip and pre-arrange private transport for trips outside Lhasa. You also have to get additional permits for a trip outside Lhasa. These permits are arranged by the company you are traveling with.

Important Notice for Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal

According to the new rules from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal, at least 05 people are needed to receive a Tibet visa. The original passport is also required for the visa application in Kathmandu. The process may take up to 05 working days. Clients who wish to apply for a Tibet Group Visa must also visit the China Visa Application Center in person and provide their biometric data.

Please note that regulations and requirements for visas can also change often. We also want to point out that visa regulations and requirements for Tibet can change frequently. Please check with Dream Tibet Travel before booking your Tibet tour.

Packing List For Everest Base Camp Tour

  • Down jacket
  • Thermal underwear,
  • Warm headwear 
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hats
  • Toiletries,
  • Personal medicines
  • Mountain sickness,
  • Cold relief, or diarrhea

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you go through our safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.

  • Have at least two copies of the Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Take your time visiting attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and essential belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and consistently follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion and customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to the unique alpine climates (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep the necessary medicines at your doctor's consultation.
  • Travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and minor changes.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don't carry any documents or papers related to the Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.

Itinerary

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After breakfast, we'll begin this tour in the early morning with a drive to the Kerung Border. You will drive through Dhunche and Syabrubesi before reaching Rasuwagadhi and Kerung. Your permits will be checked by the immigration center after you reach the Kerung border. You'll drive uphill for two hours after completing immigration. After completing the immigration, you'll drive two hours uphill to Kerung. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsFreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude2,774m

Today, we drive uphill to the world's highest plateau, with the typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering the feeling of standing on the world's roof. Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse, from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at the Guesthouse..

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude4348 m/14265ft

After Breakfast, In the Morning, You will go sightseeing at the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. and the local market, then Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/ 11,975ft

After breakfast, we explore Lhasa, visiting the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, better known as Winter Palace and Summer Palace. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city. It houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palace houses what is considered the largest artificial garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital, the center for treating, training, researching, and producing Tibetan medicine. Overnight in Lhasa.

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/ 11,975ft

After Breakfast, a full-day sightseeing tour to Lhasa, including  Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery. You will have some extra time to walk around Barkhor Market. You may pick some small souvenirs from Lhasa, Tibet, as this is our last night in Lhasa. Stay overnight at the Hotel. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/ 11,975ft

After Breakfast, We are getting ready for a day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse. 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3977m/13048ft

The early morning drive to Xegar/Tingri Via Shigatse is a bit long while returning to Tingri, overnight at the Hotel. 

Note: Although this tour is with Everest Base Camp, due to the altitude, only a few people want to visit Ronbuk/Everest Base Camp on this day. If you're going to Hike to Everest Base Camp from North Face or Visit Ronbuk Monastery, you can inform us before booking the tour, and we will include you in this group. 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude4348m/14265ft

After Breakfast, Drive back to the Border, and after necessary border formalities, cross the border. Our guide and jeeps await your arrival for your final destination to Kathmandu. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1300m/4230ft

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All Pickup and drops from the airport and hotel
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge
  • Standard hotel accommodation on a BB basis with twin-sharing rooms in Lhasa.
  • The best available Guesthouse with breakfast at Xegar, Rongbuk, and Kerung.
  • All the necessary Tibet travel permits, and Group visa fees.
  • Transportation on the private vehicle(s) (Van, Jeep or tourist bus)
  • Sightseeing by an experienced Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and office service charges
  • All transportation to and from Everest base Camp 

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days, and USD$125 for 90 days)
  • Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Airfare or train tickets to any destination 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast during the Tour
  • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)


 

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SaturdayAugust 03, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayAugust 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1389
Start DateStart: SaturdayAugust 10, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayAugust 17, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1389
Start DateStart: SaturdayAugust 17, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayAugust 24, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1389
Start DateStart: SaturdayAugust 24, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayAugust 31, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1389
Start DateStart: SaturdayAugust 31, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdaySeptember 07, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1389

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help you plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

Useful Info

When Is The Best Time To Visit Tibet?

Tibet is most famous from May to September, with warm weather and clear skies. Snow/ice melting in April has cleared the roads, making it easier to visit various Tibetan townships. Prices are high because it is peak season.

Tibet is cold, but only a few tourists visit, so you have more options for hotels and vehicles. There are fewer tourists and a colder climate, so there are more choices for hotels and cars. Winter (Dec.-Feb.) is the lowest season for tourists in Tibet. You can still enjoy the sights and attractions even though it is cold. You can save up to half on hotels and transportation.

How To Get To Tibet

From Nepal:

By Air. So far, Air China and Sichuan Airlines have two direct flights from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Flying to Tibet from Nepal offers a stunning view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

By Road: The most common method of entering Tibet is by road. Many tourists prefer to fly into Kathmandu to enter Tibet by land. This is because there are many direct flights from abroad to Kathmandu. If you're already in Nepal, you can still enter Tibet through the Kerung, Simikot, or Kodari borders. Kodari is temporarily closed due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The Kerung border, which is 3 hours from Kathmandu, is used instead. The Simikot border, however, is mainly used by tourists who wish to trek/tour Kailash. The Kerung border is a popular destination for cars, vans, and buses.

Passports And Visa Information

A Chinese visa is required to travel to Tibet. This can be obtained through a travel agency in Kathmandu (Tibet via Nepal). The Tibet Travel Permit is different from a valid passport for China. Those with a Chinese visa must apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. The permit is still needed for foreigners traveling from mainland China to Tibet. You must arrange a guide to accompany you throughout your trip and book private transportation for any trips outside of Lhasa. For trips outside of Lhasa, you will also need additional permits that your travel company arranges.

What Is The Drinking Water In Tibet?

It is not a good idea to drink tap water or ice that has been made with tap water. In urban areas like Lhasa, most hotels boil water before serving it hot or cold. When trekking in remote regions, boiling your water or using water purification tablets before drinking is best. You can drink tea without problems, but avoid drinking locally brewed alcohol because it is often made from contaminated water. Most supermarkets sell large 5-liter bottles of water.

You must boil the water for 10 minutes in Tibet because it is "hard water." For long trips, consider purchasing a water purifier (which is often more cost-effective than bottled drinking water). Total filters can remove all bacteria, viruses, and parasites from water, making it safe for drinking. Puritabs and Steritabs (e.g.) are chlorine tablets that kill most pathogens but not amoebic cysts or giardia. Iodine tablets (Potable Aqua, for example) and liquids (Lugol's solution) are more effective at purifying water. Remember to follow the instructions and not use too much iodine.

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