- Nepal Tibet Tour
- Max Elevation
- 5250m at Everest Base Camp
- Trip Duration
- 11 Days
- Trip Grade
- Standard Hotels
- BB Plan
- Private vehicle & flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk
- Approx 5 - 6 Hours
Trip Highlights of Nepal Tibet Tour:
- Sightseeing tour of Nepal and Tibet – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan in Nepal and Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Everest Base Camp in Tibet
- Minimum altitude 1345m at Kathmandu and maximum altitude 5250m at Everest Base Camp
- Cross amazing passes – Khamba La Pass 4794m, Karo La Pass 5045m, Tso La 4500m, and Gyatso La 5220m
- Lifetime experience of the tour to the base camp of world’s highest Mt. Everest
- Trip adjoins one-day rafting experience in Bhotekoshi River
Nepal Tibet tour is designed to explore two Himalayan nations Nepal and Tibet. It is the best way to experience a glimpse of Nepal and Tibet within 12 days. The tour offers sightseeing in Kathmandu valley then to Lhasa, Shigatse, Shegar, Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp. The tour is a wonderful combination of natural and cultural experience. Nepal Tibet tour with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition begins in Kathmandu. A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu offers you to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Next day we fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu. During an hour of flight, one can see amazing views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8536m and several snow-capped peaks. Sightseeing in Lhasa covers the visit of Potala Palace – landmarks of Tibet, Sera Monastery – well preserved with whitewashed walls and golden roofs, Jokhang temple – a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism and Barkhor Bazaar – a special place for pilgrimage shops. After Lhasa, we drive towards Shigatse which is the second-largest city of Tibet. On the way, we cross Khamba La Pass 4794m and Karo La Pass 5045m with an amazing view of Mt. Nazin Kang Sa 7252m and many mountain ranges. Enjoying Nepal Tibet Tour in Gyantse, we visit the Khumbu Stupa, phalkot Monastery, and Gyantse Dzong. After visiting Tashilhunpo Monastery and Sakya Monastery in Shigatse we drive to Shegar via a crossing of Tso La 4500m and Gyatso La 5220m. After there, our journey heads up until reach to maximum altitude point of our journey – Everest Base Camp 5250m. After spending a wonderful time in the base camp of the world’s highest Mt Everest, our journey gradually leads to Nepal – Tibet border and back to Nepal. En-route of Nepal – Tibet friendship highway we will also experience wonderful rafting experience in Bhote Koshi River. The Trip ends after you arrive in Kathmandu and complete remaining sightseeing places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. After having an amazing experience of Nepal Tibet tour with NGT, we will escort you to the airport for your international departure.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the tour. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu Valley.Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa [3650m/11972ft] [1 hr 15 min fly]
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport for a flight to Lhasa. Our representative will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in Lhasa where additional information about the Tibet tour will be given. As we have reached over 3500 meters above the sea level, it is probably the best to take some rest and take a walk around nearby places for acclimatization. Overnight stay at Lhasa – heart and soul of Tibet.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar
Today we will visit the Potala Palace which is one of the most monumental of structures in Tibet. The massive palace was built around the 17th century. We will explore and reveal the enormity of Potala Palace which was designed to serve numerous diverse functions. It was the place where Dalai Lama and his large entourage resided and where all the ceremonies were held. All administrative and political decisions concerning the country were made from here. The sacred images, spectacular tombs of Dalai Lamas, large chapels, storage chambers, treasuries – all contribute to Potala’s extraordinary status.Then we will visit Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 AD by Sakya Yeshe – a principal disciple of Tsong Khapa. The complex of Sera comprises of ‘Tsokchen’ (Great Hall), three ‘tratsangs’ and thirty ‘khangtsens’. A khangtsen is a residential compound with chapels reserved for monks coming from different parts of Tibet, whereas a tratsang is an educational institution that offers specialized studies to monks.Our next attraction destination is the Jokhang Temple. It has earned its reputation as Tibet’s most sacred temple. The temple was built by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The vast majority of its extant statues dates from 1980 onwards whereas most of its murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries. We will explore the temple’s rich historical artefacts that have been well preserved.Finally, we will stroll around the busy market streets of Barkhor Bazaar, where you might find something interesting among the stalls and markets. Overnight in Lhasa.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 05: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse [3840m/12590ft] via Gyantse [367km, 8 - 9 hrs Drive]
Today we will take a drive from Lhasa to Shigatse, and drive passing through Lake Yamdruk Tso – one of the 3 largest sacred lakes in Tibet, Karo La Pass at 5,010 meters offering mesmerizing views of high mountains and valleys. Our drive goes through clean rivers, vast pasture grounds, herds of sheep and yaks as we approach Gyantse. From Gyantse, we continue our drive towards Shigatse – second biggest city of Tibet. We will spend the overnight in Shigatse.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Shegar [4190m/13746ft] via Sakya Monastery [274 km, 8-9 hrs Drive]
Today we leave Shigatse and drive towards Shegar. En route, we will pay our visit to Sakya Monastery that is divided into two parts by Trump River – south part and north part. The monastery was built around the mid 13th century and reflects typical Mongol styled castles with thick walls and watchtowers. Sakya Monastery is among one of the oldest and largest Bon Po monasteries of Tibet. After that, we will continue our drive journey as we approach Shegar for the overnight stay.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 07: Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk [5000m/16400ft] and visit Everest Base Camp [5250m/17220ft] [85km, 2-3 hrs]
Today we will depart Shegar and drive over the adventurous and bumpy road to reach Rongbuk village. We will pay a visit to ‘ Rongbuk Monastery ‘ at an elevation of 5,154 meters – which is renowned for being at the highest altitude among all other monasteries in Tibet. Then we will make an excursion around Everest Base Camp while enjoying the inspiring views of Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Makalu, Mt Shishapangma and Mt Everest. After a short excursion around Everest Base Camp, we will drive back to Rongbuk village for the overnight stay.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 08: Drive from Rongbuk to Bhotekoshi Beach Side [281 km, 6-7 hrs]
After breakfast, we will leave Rongbuk village and continue our drive that passes through Tingri, Nyalam as we cross the ‘Friendship Bridge’ and enter into Nepal’s territory. From there we drive towards Bhotekoshi Beach Side for our overnight stay.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 09: Rafting in Bhotekoshi River then drive to Kathmandu
Today we will have our breakfast and gear up for adventurous rafting over the strong current water flow of Bhotekoshi River. When the rafting is over, we will take a drive over the zigzag hilly roads of Arniko Highway until we reach Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel once we reach Kathmandu. You will spend an extra leisure day at Kathmandu for sightseeing around before flying back to your destination. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program
Day 10: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Besides, the world heritage sites that weren’t possible on the second day can be visited on this day. In the evening walking around the souvenirs shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening for celebrating the completion of Nepal Tibet Tour.Accommodation: Standard HotelMeals: Bed & Breakfast Program + Farewell Dinner
Day 11: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
- Tibet travel permits and all necessary paperwork
- Kathmandu to Lhasa flight
- Airport arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
- Necessary entrance fees and permits as mentioned in Itinerary
- All ground transportation by private vehicle during a full trip
- Accommodations in Nepal and Tibet with BB Plan – as per mentioned in the itinerary
- Guided sightseeing tour in Nepal with Tour guide, Private vehicle and necessary entrance fees
- Experienced Tibetan Guide during Tibet tour
- All required entrance fees for during Tibet sightseeing
- One day rafting in Bhotekoshi River
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All applicable taxes, VAT and service charges
- Nepalese visa fee
- All personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.
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The foreign tourists must apply for a Tibet travel permit before entering to Lhasa and travelling around Tibet, according to the law of the People’s Republic of China.
Tips about Tibet Travel Permit:
- To apply for Tibet Permit, you need to prepare your passport and Chinese Visa
- Leave at least 20 days for getting your Tibet Travel Permit
- The processing of Tibet Permit lasts 8-9 business days. Then it will be sent to your hotel in mainland China
- For Tibet entry from Nepal, you need both China Group Visa and Tibet Permit. We offer all the services you need.
- The People’s Republic of China (PRC) claims that Tibet is an integral part of China.
- The Tibetan Government-in-Exile maintains that Tibet is an independent state under unlawful occupation.
1.228 million km²
Renminbi (RMB) is the legal currency in Tibet.
Standard Tibetan is a widely spoken form of the Tibetan languages that has many commonalities with the speech of Lhasa, an Ü-Tsang (Central Tibetan) dialect.
- Beef and Mutton
- Tibetan Noodle (Thenthuk or Thukpa)
- Milk Curd and Yogurt
- Tibetan Sausages
- Ginseng Fruit Rice
- Butter Tea
- Tibetan Sweet Tea (Tibetan Milk Tea)
- Tibetan Barley Wine (Chang)
- All non-Chinese passport holders need a Tibet Entry Permit to visit Tibet, and the only way to enter Tibet is to travel in groups.
- No individual travellers are allowed to travel to Tibet at the moment.
- All tours must be booked in advance by a Chinese travel agency
The best time to travel to Tibet, in April and May, or September and October
- In General, tipping is not mandatory but it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience.
- It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services.
- There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 per cent of the total tour price as tips.
- Explore the Potala Palace
- See the pilgrims at Jokhang Temple
- Make a circuit of Barkhor Street
- Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery
- Visit Samye Monastery, the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism
- Gaze at the Beauty of Lake Yamdrok
- Set foot on the world’s tallest mountain — Everest
- Appreciate Tibetan Architecture at Tashilunpo Monastery
GLIMPSES OF Nepal Tibet Tour
see what our valued client have to say
Memorable holiday at TibetSamuel, Ben, Laurence and Olivia [Canada]
We travelled to Tibet many times, but this time we got first class service from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. To make our holiday successful, Nepal guide treks played a crucial role. We have some difficulty to make travel permit to Tibet, all essential managed by Nepal Guide. We impressed by their well-planned service, knowledgeable guide and honest policy. We also found Nepal Guide is cost-effective.
Nepal to Tibet Overland Tour – wow!!!!Morgane, hugo, Clara, anthony, Charlotte & Theo [France]
Just back from the trip a few days ago, yet my mind still lingering with the rhythm of the Tibetan song that the driver played repeatedly along the way… so memorable… I'm happy that I made a good decision for choosing Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition as my private tour agency. We enjoyed our trip so much and hope we will see again… Once again thanks for the service and wish everyone in Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, especially our tour guide and driver life-long happiness!
Tibet & Nepal TourGroup [Russia]
First, we visited Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition then went to Tibet overland tour. It was really awesome and memorable. We enjoyed a lot…. Really appreciate their organize skill. Would like to recommend them!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tibet Tour – Satisfied !!!!!!Frederik, Julie, mads, sarah and Tobias [Denmark]
We had a wonderful trip in Tibet, organized and tour guided by Nepalese travel company – Nepal Guide. When we looked at the photos taken during the tour, we are still excited and proud of our decision to use Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We visited all of the most important and wonderful temples/monasteries, such as Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palac, the seven-story tall Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery (In Shigatse). Tibet is a wonderful and very special place with a rich culture to visit. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition provided us with an excellent English speaking tour guide who was a very knowledgeable and reliable person. He was the best English-speaking tour guide we had in Tibet, comparing to all other English-speaking tour guides we had used for our other tours. We also appreciate our excellent driver who tirelessly drove us around. The whole tour was very well organized. We highly recommended this company.
Amazing Kathmandu Lhasa TourSarah and friends [Australia]
Amazing experience of Nepal and Tibet tour, our journey started from sightseeing tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. The arrangement was brilliant!!! No complaints from our guides at Nepal and even at Lhasa. Our driver was very fully. Vehicles and accommodation(s) were comfortable!!!! Indeed!!!!!Highly recommended Nepal Guide Treks… will always remember you for further trips.