Tibet Overland Tour via Everest Base Camp is a journey that starts from Kathmandu and ends in Lhasa. Unlike the Tibet Overland Tour that ended in Mount Kailash, we get to the destination through the mighty Everest Base Camp. Tibet is in major proximity to the Everest Base Camp in every which ways and that is the prime highlight of this tour. You get to savor the Tibetan culture, landscapes along with the experience of getting to the base camp of the highest summit in the world! The whole tour is a fabulous package of beauty, adventure and marvelous experience!
Day 01: Kathmandu – Zhangmu
Kathmandu to Zhangmu border crossing the Friendship Bridge (Self-arranged). Pickup at the border and escort to the town of Zhangmu. Acclimatization day and overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 02: Zhangmu – Old Tingri
After breakfast, drive 210 km from Zhangmu to Old Tingri. Overnight at a hotel in Old Tingri.
Things to see in Old Tingri: Mt. Shishapangma (alt.8012m), Peaks of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Aoyou and Sunrise view.
Day 03: Old Tingri – Everest Base Camp
Early morning sunrise view if the weather favors. After breakfast, drive to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve.
Things to see: Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lotse; Mt. Cho Oyu, Rongbuk Monastery.
DAY 04: EBC – SHIGATSE
Wake up early for the sunrise view over the Everest. After breakfast, drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Visit to Tashilumpo Monastery. Also observe the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet (26.8 meters high).
Day 05: Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa
Breakfast; Morning drive to the historic town of Gyantse.
Things to see in Gyantse: Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), Pelcho Monastery.
At midday, drive to Yamdrok Lake.
Things to see: The turquoise lake, summit of Ninjingkangsang, Karola Glacier. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 06: Lhasa City Tour
Morning: Visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace.
Afternoon: Visit Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple. Wander along the Backhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. Opportunity of tasting the most genuine local Tibetan food and drinks. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 07: Lhasa City Tour
In the morning, visit Drepung Monastery. Also check out the Potala Palace. In the afternoon, visit to Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery.
Day 08: Farewell Day
The unforgettable tour comes to an end; you will be escorted to the airport or train station from where you get back to Kathmandu.