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Is it possible to do a trip from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal? Our 11-day Tibet Nepal Overland Tour via Gyirong with Old Tingri to EBC Trek is specially design for those who love trekking and wish to visit both Tibet and Nepal. It is a tour suitable for most people with average fitness levels who are not severely affected by altitude sickness. Reward yourself with a physically and spiritually challenging expedition from the wild side of Tibet to the charming Himalayas in Nepal.

From Lhasa to Gyirong Port, you won't miss the places of interest in the top three cities of Tibet: Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse. You will enjoy the unique Tibetan Buddhism culture by exploring the Potala Palace (the Winter Palace of Dalai Lamas), Jokhang Temple (the Spiritual Heart of Tibet), Barkhor Street (Holy Circuit), Sera Monastery (famous for Monk Debates), Drepung Monastery (One of the Great Three Gelug University Monasteries of Tibet), Yamdrok Lake (One of the Great Three Holy Lakes in Tibet), Karola Glacier (One of the Most Beautiful Glaciers in Tibet), and Pelkor Monastery (Famous for the 100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda).

After a few days of acclimatizing to the high altitude while visiting Lhasa and Shigatse, it is time to do the classic trekking route in Tibet. With a private trekking guide and skilled driver throughout your journey, you will enjoy a safe trekking to Mt. Everst Base Camp while witnessing the primitive Tibetan life living on the Tibetan Plateau. Camp under starry skies, cover a distance of 70km in 4 days, trek an average of about 18km per day starting from Old Tingri (4,300m) to Nam-La Pass (5,300m), and ending at EBC (5,200m). Trekking to explore the valleys and glaciers below the huge north face of Mount Everest (8,848m, Mt. Qomolangma) while having a chance to meet unique highland animals such as blue sheep, Kiang, even Tibetan brown bear.

Go for an 11-Day Tibet Nepal Overland Tour via Gyirong with Old Tingri to EBC Trek for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk on the world's highest trekking trail, get a close-up view of Mt. Everest then head to Gyirong Border and overland to Kathmandu, Nepal. Join our Best Tibet Nepal Overland Tour for the best price and service!

You Can Experience “Must-see & Must-do” with This Tour
Highlight 1: Explore the highlights of Lhasa, including two world heritage sites: the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Monastery, and the famous Barkhor Street.
Jokhang Monastery
Highlight 2:Travel outside of Lhasa city to two of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet: Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
Sera Monastery
Highlight 3: Reach Kangpa La Pass (4,700m) to catch the breathtaking view of the deep turquoise Yamdrok Lake, one of the Great Three Holy Lakes in Tibet.
Yamdrok Lake
Highlight 4: Discover Gyantse and Shigatse deeply, the second and the third largest city in Tibet, via the famous Gyantse Kumbum and Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Highlight 5: Challenge yourself with a classic Tibet Trekking Tour from Old Tingri to EBC ( 5,200m), sleep in tents, and take a great view of Mt. Everest Peak (8,848m).
View Mt. Everest Peak
Highlight 6: Trek into the remote area, marvel at the hard life of Tibetan nomads, and experience a spiritual tour with Tibetan Buddhism culture on the Plateau.
Mt. Everest Base Camp
Highlight 7: Across the border between China and Nepal - Gyirong Port, it is famous for mild climate conditions and rich vegetation hidden in the Tibetan plateau.
Tibet and Nepal Friendship Highway
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Itinerary at a Glance

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Lhasa (4 Days)

Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

Shannan & Gyantse (1 Day)

Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Perklor Monastery

Shigatse (1 Day)

Tashilunpo Monastery

Trekking from Old Tingri to EBC(4 Days)

Lungchang, Nam-La, Zommug, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Gyawu La Pass

Gyirong / Kyirong (1 Day)

Gyirong Border to Nepal

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1 Lhasa Arrival | Pick-up Service & Hotel Check-in

Tashi Delek! Welcome to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region! Upon your arrival at the airport in Lhasa, the tour guide and driver will meet you at the exit, and then escort you to the hotel in downtown Lhasa (100km, about 1.5 hours’ drive) . You can have a good rest to get used to the altitude (3,650m) in your hotel and get ready to explore Lhasa with your guide the next day.

Arrival Ideas:
Lhasa is located in the southern part of the Tibetan Plateau and southwestern China. Traveling to Tibet is convenient by air, railway, or road. There are five airports in Tibet, with Lhasa Gonggar Airport being the most popular for flights from Chengdu (which is also popular), Chongqing, Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Xining, Shangri-La, and other cities. One international airline even connects Lhasa and Kathmandu. Moreover, travelers can take the train to Lhasa from Xining (21 hours, the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway), Lanzhou (24.5 hours), Chongqing (35.5 hours), Chengdu (36.5 hours), Xian (31 hours), Beijing (40.5 hours), Shanghai (47 hours), Guangzhou (52.5 hours), Shigatse (2.5 hours), Nyingzhi (4 hours), and other cities.

Kind Reminds:
1.It is good to avoid altitude sickness by slowing down, keeping warm, drinking water frequently, avoiding showers for the first one or two days, taking it easy, and sleeping well.
2.You should always follow your doctor's advice regarding altitude based on your health condition.
3.Be sure to let your guide or the hotel staff know whenever you feel unwell or need help. The people there are always willing to help and are good at dealing with altitude sickness.

Notes for Trekking:
During your initial days in Lhasa and Shigatse of Tibet, it is important to take it easy and dedicate ample time to acclimate to the elevated altitude. This is a crucial step in preparing yourself for the trek ahead.

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Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa City Tour | Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street

Today, you and your group will explore Lhasa by visiting Jokhang Temple, a world cultural heritage site renowned for its brilliant architecture, culture, art, and history. After that, you will experience Tibetan Buddhism by witnessing the Monks' Debating in Sera Monastery. Finally, you can stroll through the famous Barkhor Street with locals and learn more about the daily kora life of Tibetans.

Located in the heart of Lhasa for over 1300 years, the Jokhang Temple is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from all over the world. Famed as the spiritual center of Tibet, it is said that the Jokhang Monastery was built for King Songtsen Gampo's two brides: Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. "Jokhang" means "House of Buddha", and it houses a life-size statue of the 12-year-old Sakyamuni, which is considered a treasure of the Buddhist world. This is why Buddhist pilgrims consider it the holiest destination. The Jakhong temple is also renowned for its beautiful architecture. You can admire the intricate carvings, colorful murals, ornate decorations, and details of the building, which is a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Time seems to stand still as you watch people pray in front of the temple during the day and night. (Please note that the visit order may be adjusted based on the reservation of your Jokhang Temple Ticket Reservation.)

In the afternoon, drive approximately 30km (50 minutes) to visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the three great Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. It offers the opportunity to experience Tibetan Buddhism up close. The highlight of Sera Monastery is watching the monks' debate, which takes place around 15:00-17:00 (except on Sundays). The debate is an interesting form of exchange, where one monk acts as the questioner, standing while the answerer or group of answerers sit. The standing monk asks questions and slaps his palms and stomps, each action having a special meaning, such as activating wisdom, and are not meant to be aggressive. You will also have the chance to attend prayer ceremonies, visit meditation halls, and learn about the monastic way of life. It is a must-visit destination to gain insight into the beliefs and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

Afterward, head back to downtown Lhasa for a walk on busy Barkhor Street near the Jokhang Monastery, which was a place for Buddhists to do a kora (pilgrim circuit) in ancient times. Nowadays, it has become a thriving local market where you can drink a pot of yak butter tea, dress in Tibetan clothes for photos, and pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.

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Breakfast, Dinner
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Lhasa
Day 3 Lhasa City Tour | Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

Today you will explore the world’s highest palace for its brilliant architectures, culture, and history, then visits to one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries in Tibet - the Drepung Monastery.

In the morning, you can walk into Potala Palace (World Heritage), the traditional residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama (1649-1959). It takes 365 steps from potala gate to reach the Red Palace which is the highest palace in the world at an altitude of 3,700m. Through the principal halls, chapels, and shrines of past Dalai Lamas in the Red Palace, you will be astonished and touched by its remarkable paintings, gorgeous jeweled works, skilled carving, colorful ornamentation, and the mystery stories behind the treasures. Inside the Potala Palace you will meet lots of Tibetan pilgrims who come all the way from afar to this sacred site to pray as their life time destination. You can also ask your guide to share more information about Songtsen Gampo, the 33rd king of Tibet, who first build the Potala Palace in the 7th century for his marriage to Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty. (Note: We may adjust the visit order due to the visiting time of your Potala Palace Ticket. All visitors must visit the Potala Palace with a tour group while staying inside for an hour. No photo inside.)

Then, drive about 35 minutes (12km) to visit the Drepung Monastery, which was the largest Tibetan monastery (of the Gelug Sect) in Lhasa. It used to be the palace of the Dalai Lama before he moved to the Potala Palace in the 17th century. Today, it is famous for the Drepung Shoton Festival held each August, where people come to offer yogurt to the monks who have finished their 100 days of meditation. You can also witness the grandest Buddha/Thangka Unfolding Ceremony. Besides the unique architecture and amazing buildings, you can watch monks debating in Tibetan Buddhism, which is vibrant and active with expansive gestures, clapping, and stamping. After visiting the Drepung Temple, you will have about a 2-hour Tibetan culture tour, which includes an introduction, Tibetan incense making, and block printing.

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Lhasa
Day 4 Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m) | Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery

On this day, drive about 6 hours (270km) from Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m) via a visit to two amazing natural landscapes - Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier on the way.

In the morning, you will head to the Kampala Pass (4,797 meters) and have a breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake (a freshwater lake) down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar (7,206m) in the distance. It is one of the four largest sacred lakes in Tibet along with Lake Lhamo Latso, Lake Manasarovar, and Lake Namtso. And Lake Yamdrok is said to be able to help Tibetans find the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama. You will be happy to see dressed-up Tibetan mastiffs/dogs, goats, and yaks there. It is optional for you to pay 5-10 yuan to pose with and take photos of them, for local Tibetans, it’s a subsidy income for their family.

Then, drive to visit one of the most beautiful Glaciers in Tibet - Karola Glacier, the location of the film Red Valley (Hong He Gu). As one of Tibet's three major continental glaciers, backed by the southern slope of Naiqin Kangsang Peak (7,191 meters), one of the four highest peaks in Tibet, this white glacier is also the source of the eastern part of the Nianchu River. The Karola Glacier (5,012m) is only 300 meters away from the highway connecting Lhasa to Gyantse town. You can view it right off the highway from your car. Sure you can easily walk to the foot of the charming glacier which shape is like a frozen waterfall right above the road and you. Besides the fantastic hike to the Karola Glacier, on the opposite side of the road, you can appreciate the beautiful snow-capped mountain of Mt Kalurong.

Karola Glacier Visiting Notes:
1. The altitude at the glacier scenic spot is about 5,012m, be sure to slow down to avoid altitude sickness.
2. The public toilet at the glacier is very basic.
3. Local people would ask you to take photos with them for a fee. Be sure to ask before taking photos to avoid potential little troubles.

After that, drive on the Friendship Highway( between Tibet and Nepal) to Gyantse, the third largest city of Tibet after Lhasa and Shigates, and visit Pelkor Monastery.

Pelkor Monastery (Palcho Monastery) is an important site for Tibetan Buddhism, as it houses different sects including the Gelug, Sakyapa, and Kadampa. Pelkor Monastery, with a history over 600 years, is also renowned for its impressive architecture, which blends Tibetan, Nepalese, and Han Chinese styles. One of the main attractions of Pelkor Monastery is the Kumbum Stupa (Gyangtse Kumpum), which is a nine-story tower adorned with thousands of images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It is said to be the largest such structure in Tibet. Visitors can enjoy their time by witnessing the daily rituals and prayers of the monks, and have a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape from the top of the Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda). You can also catch the far view of Gyangtse Fortress (Gyantse Dzong).

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Breakfast
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Gyantse
Day 5 Gyangtse to Old Tingri (4,300m) via Shigatse (3,850m) | Tashilunpo Monastery

This morning, drive to Shigatse which is 90km (2h) from Gyangtse and visit Tashilunpo Monastery. Then go on along Friendship Highway to Old Tingri (300km, 6h) via Lhatse and Shegar (New Tingri).

Tashilunpo Monastery is founded by His Holiness the 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gedun Drup in 1447. In Tashi Lunpo Monastery, you can unveil the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, Tibet's second-highest incarnation. Pay a visit to the ancient tombs of the fourth and tenth Panchen Lama and the chortens, which hold the bones and remains of the sacred Tibetan lamas. Learn more from your guide about Panchen Lamas and Dalai Lamas while appreciating the brilliant religious painting on Tibetan architecture, listening to the Tibetan Buddhism chanting by local monks, and even participating in the kora like locals. Don’t forget to hike up to the top of the monastery and have a stunning bird view of the monastery itself and Shigatse City.

After that, drive to Old Tingri (Gangga Town) on well paved road, your guide will do the double check for the preparations for your trek, while you may have a good view of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). Have a good rest for the trekking the next day. (Note: There is no chance to shower for the next 4 days.)

Notes for Old Tingri to EBC Trek:
1. The classic trek from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp is suitable for almost all people, including underage children, without severe altitude sickness. The roads along the way are rural, and the trekking route is relatively open, flat, and safe.
2. Although the Old Tingri to EBC Trek is not difficult, typically taking four days to cover 70km at a average pace of 18km per day, weather and climate are important factors that can affect the difficulty of trekking and the scenery along the way.
3. The best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp of Tibet are April, May, June, September, and October, as they have better weather with less rain and minimal impact from clouds and fog. It is best to avoid the rainy season in Tibet, which runs from the end of June to the end of August.
4. When trekking in Tibet, it is essential to stay within sight of your tour guide as getting lost in the wilderness can be dangerous, especially in remote areas with altitudes ranging between 4,300m and 5,300m.
5. Ordinary trekking equipment is sufficient for this trek, with trekking shoes being the most important, and other warm clothing being configured according to your needs.

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Breakfast
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Old Tingri
Day 6 Trekking from Old Tingri (4,300m) to Lungchang (4,510 m), 12km, 5h

Camping Altitude: 4,510m | Distance: 12km | Duration: 5 hours’ trekking

The first day of trekking will take about 5 hours to cover 12km and reach Lungchang (Longjiang Village), a small village at an altitude of 4,510m.

Departing from Old Tingri (Gangga Town), our 4-day Old Tingri to EBC trek begins. Following the trails off the Friendship Highway, you will trek on the Tingri Plain and the Ra-Chu valley through several villages. With the rolling mountains in the distance, you will love the sights of beautiful grasslands while meeting the sheep and yaks wandering freely there. You can see the Rachu River flowing on your right-hand side and appreciate the traditional houses of Tibetan villages along the way. You will learn that the attached yak pats on the outside of every house wall are the very important fuel used for burning and cooking by locals. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see wild animals such as Kiang, blue sheep, and vultures.

As you make your way south towards Mt. Cho Oyu, you can pay a visit to a small monastery in Cholung (Cholung Gompa). After that, it's time to camp on the meadows near Lungchung (Longjiang Village), which is home to Tibetan herders and highland barley harvesters. Have a good rest tonight and prepare for a challenging day ahead.

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Breakfast
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Lungchang
Day 7 Trekking from Lungchang (4,510 m) to Nam-La (5,150m), 21km, 8h

Camping Altitude: 5,150m | Distance: 21km | Duration: 8 hours’ trekking

The second day of trekking will take about 8 hours to cover 21km and reach Nam-la, at an altitude of 5,150m. The trek today will be a little challenging as you will climb up to Nam-La Pass (5,150m).

After breakfast at the camp, it's time to start the uphill trek. Today's trek is harder than yesterday, but the higher you go, the better views you will get. You will be rewarded with stunning views of the valley and the snow-capped Himalayan Range. Have fun meeting lonely nomad families and exploring their Tibetan nomadic black tents, as well as watching herds of yaks and sheep grazing in the narrow valley. The local people there sustain themselves by exchanging needed items with their butter, milk, and meats.

As the road ascends towards Nam La through a rocky gully, the terrain becomes dotted with round humps of cushion plants and little-known flowers that are able to survive in harsh environments. Don't forget to search for wild animals hiding in the distance. Once you reach the Nam La Pass (5,150m), you can see the road leading to the Everest Base Camp. Camping near the Nam La Pass for the night.

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Breakfast
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Lungchang
Day 8 Trekking from Nam-La (5,150m) to Zommug (4,790m), 22km, 8h

Camping Altitude: 4,790m | Distance: 22km | Duration: 8 hours’ trek

The third day of trekking will take about 8 hours to cover 22km and reach Zommug at an altitude of 4,790m.

After enjoying a cup of morning tea or coffee, you will descend steeply into lush vegetation. Today's trek is easier than yesterday, allowing us to meet more yak herders and their families, the only other people we will encounter along the way. On this side of the pass, although crops cannot survive at this elevation, the vegetation is lusher and can support more yaks and sheep. Besides, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and Gyachung Kang on the way.

Next, you will meet some yak herders and their families in Zommug, which is the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. You can say hi to the friendly Tibetan nomads and even help them with herding. They will be happy to answer any questions about their life. If the weather permits, you can enjoy amazing sunsets in this barren town. We will be camping at Zommug for the night.

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Breakfast
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Zommug
Day 9 Trekking from Zommug (4,790m) to Rongbuk (5,100m) and EBC (5,200m), 15km, 6h

Overnight Altitude: 5,100m | Distance: 15km | Duration: 6 hours’ trek

The fourth/last day of trekking will take about 6 hours to cover 15km and reach Rongbuk Monastery (5,100m) and Everest Base Camp (5,200m).

Today, you will be passing along a rocky road, winding your way from Draka Chu River to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (EBC), with a visit to the Dza Rongbuk Gompas along the way. The Dza Rongbuk Gompa is located 2 kilometers above the Rongbuk monastery and was introduced to the world in the 1920s through the accounts of the first British mountaineering teams.

Next, you will head to Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world and the best site to view the north side of Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest), also known as the Third Pole on Earth. With both monks and nuns in residence, Rongbuk Monastery is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, and you will find it to be a photo-worthy destination. It used to be an area of meditation huts, and you can find hermitage meditation caves with a history of over 400 years, dotting the cliff walls all around the monastery and the valley. You can admire the magnificent sunset on Qomolangma's steep north side in good weather. The humble stupa at the monastery is the same one that can be seen on most postcards and posters of Mt. Everest.

Then take a sightseeing bus to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (5,200m), which is the closest place for ordinary tourists to view the world’s summit. Overnight in a tent guesthouse at EBC. If you venture out at night, you will be rewarded with a heavenly starry night at EBC.

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Breakfast
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Everest Base Camp
Day 10 EBC to Gyirong (2,800m) via Shegar (4,340m)

Try your luck to witness the great sunrise of Mount Everest in the early morning (Note: Sunrise usually starts around 6:30 am to 7am). After breakfast at EBC, it's time to ride from Rongbuk Monastery to Gyirong Port via Shergar (New Tingri) (425km, 8-9h)

During the drive, you will make a stop at the Gyawu La Pass (5,200m) to catch another glimpse of Mount Everest. When the weather is clear, you will be able to see four mountains that are above 8,000m (Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho-Oyu). Apart from Mount Everest, you will be amazed by the zigzag road that looks as though it winds to the end of the world.

You will then head to Gyirong Town, where the Gyirong Port is located, via part of the Friendship Highway, also known as the China-Nepal Highway. Overnight in Gyirong/Kyirong.

Travel Note:
1. If you don’t have the time to do the 4-day trek, you can just hike around Rongbuk Monastery and Mount Everest Base Camp. Contact us to customize a shorter trip from New Tingri to Everest Base Camp without trekking.
2. When we talk about Everest Base Camp (EBC), we are referring to the area near Rongbuk Monastery that ordinary travelers are allowed to visit. EBC is about 20km from Mount Everest’s summit as the crow flies. From EBC, travelers can view the summit of Mount Everest in fine weather.
3. The Friendship Highway is an 800-kilometre scenic route that connects Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to the Chinese/Nepalese border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge between Zhangmu and Kodari. (Note: Currently, the Zhangmu Port is primarily used for freight, while Gyirong Port is used for tourism.)

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Breakfast
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Shegar
Day 11 Gyirong / Kyirong Departure | Hotel Check-out and Across the Border

It is time to end your 11-day Tibet Nepal Overland Tour.Your guide will say goodbye to you at Gyirong/Kyirong border between China and Nepal in the morning, and you will continue on your next destination in Nepal. (Note: If you require assistance for your tour in Nepal, such as a Nepal guide and vehicle to pick you up and transfer you from the border to Kathmandu, please do not hesitate to contact us.)

Thank you for choosing Asia Odyssey Travel for your Tibet tour, and we are always here working for you and hope to see you again for your next trip to China/Asia. Safe journey!

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Price: What’s Included & What’s Excluded

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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

What’s Included?

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Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
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Private Vehicle: Experienced drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
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Hotel accommodation with breakfasts (3-star standard)
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Meals: Breakfasts plus featured meals - Tibetan welcome banquet in Lhasa & The world’s highest altitude hot pot experience at EBC (if you take the tour to EBC).
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Admission tickets, activities listed in the itinerary
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Tibet Permits: Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Border Pass, etc.
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Pick up and Drop off Service: The pick up and drop off service are free from 7:00am to 22:00pm on the pick up and drop off date.
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Oxygen and Water: A container of Oxygen per person for emergency use; 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day (300ml); 4L Medical oxygen cylinder with car
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Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

What’s Excluded?

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International airfares
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Entry visa fees
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Personal expenses
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Single room supplement
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Arrival/departure flights or train on the first and last day
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Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Important Trip Notes for Booking a Private Tibet Tour

Do I need to get a Tibet permit to visit Tibet? How long does it take to obtain?
All foreign travelers are required to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit to visit Tibet. The permit can only be applied for through a registered travel agency in Tibet (we are local based Tibet travel agency with office setting in Lhasa) and is required to purchase flight or train tickets to Tibet. The permit is necessary to enter Tibet and visit certain areas within the region, including Lhasa and Mount Everest Base Camp. Travelers should plan ahead and allow sufficient time for the permit application process, as it can take one to two weeks to obtain the necessary permits.
All foreign travelers are advised to make their bookings at least one week in advance and send the necessary documents to us for obtaining the permits. However, if you plan to visit Mount Kailash, it is recommended to book at least two weeks in advance, as it may take longer to obtain the necessary permits.
How do I book a private Tibet tour?
It is very simple to book a private Tibet tour. Select the tour you are interested, and click “Make an Enquiry for Free”. Tell us your demands and likes while submitting the form. During this process, you don’t need to pay immediately. After sending us your requirements, one of our professional travel experts will get back to you within 0.5 to 24 hours. When all the information have confirmed, then you make the deposit. Please feel free to contact the travel expert directly if you have any questions prior to booking.
Combine Your Tibet Tour with Other Destinations in China
The above itinerary is the sample one that most travelers would go like that. The tour can be customized based on your likes, interests and budget. At the same time, if you want to extend this tour, just tell us your favored destinations and things to do. Our professional travel experts will redesign the trip totally for you at the best price. Tell us your ideas now >>
Transportation
In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.

Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your Tibet Tour

Lhasa Recommended 3 Star Hotel
Shigatse Recommended 3 Star Hotel
EBC Accommodation
Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.

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  • Lhasa Potala Palace
  • Mount Shishapangma Autumn View
  • Lhasa Jokhang Temple
  • Lhasa Jokhang Temple
  • Lhasa Sera Monastery
  • Lhasa Sera Monastery
  • Lhasa Potala Palace
  • Lhasa Potala Palace
  • Lhasa Drepung Monastery
  • Lhasa Drepung Monastery
  • Tibet Yamdrok Lake
  • Tibet Yamdrok Lake
  • Karora Glacier in Tibet
  • Karora Glacier in Tibet
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Tibet
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Tibet
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Tibet
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Tibet
  • Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet
  • Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet
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Happy and enjoyable journey
This is my first time experience going thru a tour group by communicating with Kayla, my planner. Everything was properly arranged. My 8days tour with Max our guide who is attentive, friendly and helpful by answering all my queries. Driver also very friendly. The trip with a minimum 1 - 2 sight-seeing per day was favorable to me as I was experiencing high altitude issue early of the journey. The group size of 14 people was indeed nice and everyone get along well. I am thankful to Asia Odyssey for having an itinerary that meet my expectation.
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This is my first time experience going thru a tour group by communicating with Kayla, my planner. Everything was properly arranged. My 8days tour with...
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Destination(s): Tibet

Date of Experience: May 28, 2024

Tour Customized by: Kayla

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Time of my life
Had the time of my life. Planning with super easy and direct with them. They even help to make suggestions to my trip that made it better than I had initially planned. Max, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and ensure our group was well taken care of. Thank you
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Had the time of my life. Planning with super easy and direct with them. They even help to make suggestions to my trip that made it better than I had i...
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Destination(s): Tibet

Date of Experience: May 29, 2024

Tour Customized by: Shirley

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Appreciation for an Unforgettable Journey to Tibet"?
I would like to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to you for organising the unforgettable journey to Tibet. Your dedication throughout the trip, attention to detail, and consistent support made this journey stand out.

From the beginning, you demonstrated exceptional professionalism and technical expertise, designing an itinerary that exceeded our expectations. Your prompt responses to our inquiries and requests were invaluable, and your ability to find the best options for every aspect of the journey did not go unnoticed.
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I would like to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to you for organising the unforgettable journey to Tibet. Your dedication throughout the...
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Destination(s): Tibet

Date of Experience: May 27, 2024

Tour Customized by: Amy

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  • Lhasa
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  • Shannan & Gyantse
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  • Shigatse
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  • Trekking from Old Tingri to EBC
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  • Gyirong / Kyirong
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Trip Style: Private Tour (flexible travel dates & numbers of travelers)
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Tour Code: AOT-TTB-005
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Travel Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Old Tingri - Trekking to EBC - Gyirong Port
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Features: Trekking, History, Culture, Grassland, Religious Sites, Holy Mountains, Monastery, Lake, border

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