Tibet Tour via Everest Base Camp is an adventurous and memorable journey into Tibet. This journey will let you enjoy the exploration of some of the most beautiful Himalayan cities and visualization of the mighty Mt. Everest (8848 m), the roof of the world. You are all enjoying the scenery of mighty Everest from the lap of the Himalayas. And you will get to explore classic cultural and mysterious cities that flourished with ancient monasteries. Much more are the major attractions of this journey.
In Lhasa, visit some famous sites such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and, Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. This trip starts upon your arrival at Lhasa (3650 m). Observe this kingdom of heaven and its unseen beauty and then ride toward the Himalayas and pass high passes. And enjoy mystical Lakes, isolated desert wilderness, Snow-Covered landscape, and various ancient and historic monasteries. Commence this exotic trip and enjoy the lifetime exploration of natural and cultural places.
We explore Buddhist monasteries such as Samye monastery, Tashilhumpu monastery, Yumbulakhang Thandruk monastery, Phalkor monastery, Khumbu stupa, Rongbuk monastery, and other charming cultural as well as natural places. This tour presents us with a beautiful Rongbuk glacier and panoramic views of towering peaks of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Shisapangma, ancient Barkhor market, and Potala palace in Tibet. We experience the social life of the Tibetan people. Further, the Rongbas with Yaks and the aggressive activities of Yaks can be seen. You can also see the cultural street performances of Tibetan people on this tour. Tibet Is the land of its significance, full of wanderers of the wonderers.
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour starts from Lhasa. Then, we make out the most with this attractive tour to explore Xigar, Xigatse, Gyantse, Tsedang, and Lhasa, where we can witness its cultural heritage across widely spread open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. During this tour, we can have breathtaking panoramas of the Great Himalayas, including Mt. Everest and the Rongbuk glacier. Finally, we made the tour back to Kathmandu from Zhangmu by drive. This is truly the tour of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights. The best time to go on this tour is from April to June and August to November.
Upon your arrival, a local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlung Tsangpo River (the longest river in Tibet). The rest time is free to relax and more oxygen.
The first day of sightseeing begins from Lhasa’s major landmark – Potala Palace which is a structure of massive portions. In the afternoon, we will drop a visit to the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. We will also visit Barkhor which is the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet. About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung, once the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambiance inside the halls and chapels. Drepung is one of Lhasa’s two prominent Gelugpa monasteries while the other one is Sera.
As we move ahead we can take a look at YamzhogYumco Lake on the way and overlook Kalais Kora Glacier. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m). In the afternoon, you will arrive in Gyangtse and go for the tour of Palkhor Temple, built in the 15th century, and is situated in the west of Gyantse Town with mountains enclosing form three sides of the east, west, and north. Its uniqueness is that its three sects of Buddism-Shaja, Nyingma and Guolu stayed harmoniously under one roof.
Today we move towards Shigatse which is the second-largest city in Tibet. It’s also the home town of Banchen Lama. In the afternoon, you will drop a visit to the Tashilumpo monastery. Tashilumpo, sprawls on the slopes of Mt. Niser, southwest of Shigatse that covers an area of about 300,000 square meters. There are many significant and rare historical articles in the monastery.
Today we’ll visit Tashilumpo Monastery before moving on to reach Shegar. Tashilumpo rests at the foot of Drolmari, or Tara’s Mountain, which is one of Tibet’s most important monasteries, founded in 1477 by Gendun Drukpa, the first Dalai Lama. Then we drive to Rongbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. After reaches at Rongbuk check in to the basic hotel, and we’ll take to explore Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world and back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Early in the morning, we visit the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest base camp which is a truly amazing and memorable experience of this tour. We can enjoy the moment by looking at the amazing view of the Everest base camp. After our breakfast back in Rongbuk, we continue our further journey to Zhangmu with a long drive. This place is also known as Khasa bazaar, as it sits on a mountainside 10km central from the Friendship Bridge over the Bhote Koshi River. Khasa bazaar is a small town that has become a major trading post between Tibet and Nepal. On the way, we’ll be crossing over the Lalung La pass from where we’ll have majestic panoramas of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt Shishapagma (8,212 m), magnificent peaks that seem dwarfed by the height of Tibet itself and we descent from Nyalam to Zhangmu for overnight.
Today we’ll drive back across the Tibet-Nepal border at Kodari. After the customs formalities, we drive to Kathmandu through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. After check in to the hotel, we can spend remaining time rest and relax at the hotel.
You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which is all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa are one of the largest stupas in the world. Then we thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell or the opportunity to join another of our programs. Our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.
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We organized our overland tour of Tibet while we were in Kathmandu. We were so lucky to have chosen this tour company!
After a VERY bumpy drive from Nepal to the Tibet border, we were met at the border by our guide, Sangmo. From the minute we met her, we knew we would be in good hands. Throughout our tour of Tibet, she was kind, professional, friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure our group of 7 were well taken care of. She showed us the beautiful, breathtaking sites of this amazing country and really gave us an insight into the land and culture.
On a personal note, I became ill toward the end of our trip and she took me to an excellent clinic in Lhasa where we found an incredible doctor who gave me the care I needed. Sangmo communicated with the doctor for us and she sat at the clinic with me and my husband for hours on end making sure that I was okay. She even went out to buy me rice porridge because it was “good for my stomach”. The clinic was around the corner from our hotel, and even on the walk back to the hotel, Sangmo held onto my arm to make sure I was okay getting back to the hotel. Thanks to her and the amazing care I received, I made a quick and full recovery. I only wish we had a clinic like that at home!
Our driver should also be mentioned. His name was Chen (or Chan) and he was also incredible! We all felt very safe, he always had a smile on his face and jumped to help us every day. We were so lucky to have both of these outstanding ambassadors to look after us during our journey.
From start to finish, Tibet Shambhala Adventure, Sangmo and Chen deserve a PERFECT 10!!!!
Thank you all for an experience of a lifetime that we will never forget!