Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp 9 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Flight/Car/Jeep/Van/Bus
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season March - May and Sept -November
  • Group Size Mini 2. Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,250m/17,220ft


  • World Heritage Sites- Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace
  • Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery, are two of three great Gelug university gompas of Tibet
  • Jokhang Temple, a sacred temple of Tibet
  • TashiLhunpo Monastery houses successive Panchen Lamas
  • Rongbuk monastery, the highest monastery in Tibet
  • View of the north face of Everest from Everest Base Camp
  • YamdrokTso Lake, one of three holy lakes in Tibet

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp 

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp 9 Days Startr from Nepal's capital, this captivating journey explores Kathmandu and Tibet. It advances to the Tibetan border, from where it proceeds to the world's highest peak and remarkable monasteries. The path encompasses extraordinary destinations, including Everest, Old Tingri, Pelkor Monastery, Rongbuk, Sakya, and Tashi Lhunpo, culminating the tour with the final stretch towards Lhasa.

This itinerary is ranked as one of Tibet's most comprehensive short tours in Tibet. The EBC tour includes all significant attractions from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Within Lhasa, you'll have the opportunity to tour the renowned Potala Palace, the revered Jokhang Temple, and Sera and Drepung Monasteries, two of Tibetan Buddhism's Three Great Monasteries. The experience also encompasses glaciers, mountain panoramas, glistening lakes, and the finest aspects of the Tibetan countryside.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp tour takes you on a beautiful journey to the roof of the world, a journey with a splurge of amazing landscapes and some of the world's most beautiful architectural structures. Exploring the cities of Tibet will introduce you to the history of Buddhist culture shared by some of the oldest monuments there. We cross high passes like Tong La and Lalung La as we make our way to the Everest Base Camp, from where you can gaze at the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest.

We then head towards the administrative capital of Tibet, Lhasa, making stops at various cities and towns, including Shigatse and Gyantse. On our journey to Lhasa, we'll visit monasteries like Sakya Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Phalkot Monastery, and TashiLhunpo Monastery, among others. In Lhasa, we start by visiting its main attraction, i.e., the Potala Palace, followed by a visit to the Norbulingka Palace. The visit to Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery will enrich your knowledge of Buddhism.

Apart from Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp, Adventure Club Trek also has other trip packages to Tibet-Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour- 8 Days, Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour (Fly in - Drive Out), and Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra Tour 13 Days


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We enjoy an early morning drive through typical Nepalese rural landscapes (Approx. 8 hours) from Kathmandu to Kerung (145 km). After completing immigration and custom formalities we drive uphill to Kerung. This is a Tibetan border town. The Tibetan guide will meet the group on arrival at the check post and we drive on further road climbs and climb up to Kerung for an overnight. Overnight in guesthouses.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude2800m

After Breakfast drive uphill to the height plateau of the world with the typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering the sheer feeling of the standing on the roof of the world from where weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt.Xishapangma (8,012m)but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848m). Overnight at guesthouse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude4,350m

We drive to Rongbuk, an adventurous route with coarse and bumpy roads. In Rongbuk, we will visit the Rongbuk monastery, which is the highest monastery in Tibet. Then we drive towards the Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft) while enjoying views of high peaks such as the Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906 ft), Shishapangma (8,013m (26,289 ft), and the mighty Everest, known as Mt. Chomolungma in Tibet. We will make an approximately 16km round trip around the Everest Base Camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the view of Everest is spectacular with its north face towering above us. Overnight in Shegar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude5,250m/17,220ft

We drive towards Shigatse via Sakya. In Sakya, we visit the Sakya Monastery, which is the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The main architectures inside the castle are the Dajing Hall, the Buddhism Hall, and the hall where the Sakya archbishop lived. We continue our drive to Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,900m/12,795 ft

We visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. We then continue our drive to Gyantse, located in the Nyang Chu valley on the ancient trade routes from the Chumbi Valley, Yatung, and Sikkim. On the way, we visit the Shalu Monastery., founded in 1040 and known for its beautiful ancient mural paintings. In Gyantse, we visit the Khumbu Stupa, Phalkot Monastery, and the Gyantse Fortress which was constructed in 1390 and guarded the town. The town is surrounded by a wall 3 km long. Overnight in Gyantse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,950m/12,959 ft

We drive to Lhasa crossing the Karo La (5,010m/16,432 ft) and Kamba La (4794m/15,725 ft) passes and Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, also believed to be a transformation of a Tibetan goddess. Then, we cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river and view the Potala Palace from a distance. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/11,972ft

Sightseeing in Lhasa begins with a visit to the Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand staterooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/11,972ft

We visit the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. The Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. The Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery with white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site that unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We then stroll through the Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open-air stalls, shops, and a crowd of pilgrims, it is the epicenter of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650 m/11,972ft

Today your tour is finished and fly out from Lhasa to Kathmandu or any other city in mainland China, we can manage the air on train tickets for you in advance. We make an early drive to Gonggar airport for our departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible Tibet Tour and trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All Pickup and drops from airport and hotel
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge
  • Accommodation on standard hotels on BB(Bed and Breakfast) basis with twin sharing room.
  • All the necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transportation on the private vehicle(s) (van or Hiace or bus)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Accommodation in Nepal or mainland China
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Airfare or train tickets to any destination 
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)

Useful Info

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign travelers traveling to Tibet from the territory of China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


  • All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 month's valid passport
  • Passport - valid for 6 months
  • Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
  • Group Visa — entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with a valid group visa.
  • Individual Visa will be canceled when we apply for a group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
  • Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
  • A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
  • Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
  • Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys a lot of sunshine even in winter. Most Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

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

  • Have at least 2 copies of the Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit 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 important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always 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 the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small changes.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.

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