7 Days Tibet-Nepal Overland Small Group Tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Cruising down to the lively Kathmandu valley from the towering Tibetan Plateau; the 7-day trans-Himalayan overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu, with a special visit to EBC, is big enough to allure every traveler for an epic ride.

Being the only local Tibet travel agency with offices based in Lhasa, Kathmandu, and Chengdu, we are devoted to bringing you the maximized flexibility and worry-free tour experience. You can easily use our free service to get your Tibet travel permit and book your flight or Tibet train to Lhasa. We never allow a third-party contractor to run the actual tour.

As your exit Tibet to Kathmandu, both our Tibetan and Nepali guide and jeep service staff will work together to give you a safe and seamless border transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. By using our extensive resources, we handpick the best-value hotels for you to choose from and our strong team of dedicated and responsible Tibetan guides will guarantee your travel safety and make sure you make the most of every precious moment during this class overland journey.

At a Glance
Day 1Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)
Day 3Lhasa Tour – Dadong Village and Sera Monastery (B, L)
Day 4Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)
Day 5Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)
Day 6EBC to Kyirong(Gyirong) Border 370km
Day 7 Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

Daily Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;

With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace on a sunny morningSincere pilgrims prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple
Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Dadong Village and Sera Monastery (B, L)

In the morning, you are going to visit Dadong Village, the most beautiful village in Lhasa. Located 25 kilometers southwest of Lhasa downtown, Dadong Village is a well-protected ancient Tibetan village that surrounded by valleys. After arriving, you will visit the Nyimatang Monastery (built in the 11th century), take a light walk in the village, and see what rural life in Lhasa is like. You will also visit a local Tibetan family and enjoy the lunch offered by the family.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Visiting Tibetan family and enjoy the rural life in Dadong VillageMonk debate held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half hours of driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Enjoy the stunning view of turquoise Yamdrok LakeVisit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum
Day 5: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.

Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchan Lama Enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m)
Day 6: EBC to Kyirong(Gyirong) Border 370km

In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.

After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.

Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong

A lovely snapshot with Everest North Face on Tibetan sideLeisurely roam along the shore of Peikutso Lake
Day 7: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

Our Tibetan guide will assist you to exit China via Gyirong border. The tour service ends.

However, to ensure hassle-free travel to Kathmandu, we offer easy transfer service. And to guarantee the comfortable transfer service, our staff in Kathmandu only use the quality and roomy jeeps for the transfer. Each jeep can accommodate up to 5 passengers. However, since such tourist-friendly service is not included in the tour package in Tibet, each client may expect to pay 60USD for the transfer.