Kathmandu Lhasa Travel known as 10 days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland tour via Everest base camp. This is a small group joining tour you will spend 6 nights 7 days in Tibet. The 3 days in Lhasa and 4 days on the road drive to Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Lhasa holidays trip starts from Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu. Lhasa and Kathmandu are both the historical heritage town in the Himalayas.
Potala Palace, Drepung, Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple, Barkhor street, and Norbulinka are the tour highlight of Lhasa. After that we visit Gyantse, Shigatse, Yamdrok Lake, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest base camp and Gyirong in Tibet. Once arrive in Kathmandu, we also explore the historical and heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanat stupa, Monkey temple, Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur durbar square are the sites we visit on 2 days Kathmandu tour.
It is also possible to come to Lhasa both from mainland China and Kathmandu Nepal to join the 10 days Lhasa Kathmandu travel. Tibet travel permit that issue from Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa is the necessary travel document to travel in Tibet. Once you book Tibet tour with us we look after to make TTB permit. You need to send us passport copy and some trip advance payment.
On 10 days Lhasa Kathmandu travel package, standard twin sharing hotel accomodation with breakfast, guide, transfer by van or bus, Tibet travel permit, entrance fee include, but flight and train ticket, visa cost, lunch and dinner excludes.
April to November are the best time of year to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Winter does not recommend highly but few still doing this tour. We don't have frequent group departure in winter season. Every year from 20th of February to 25th of March, Tibet remain close. Lhasa Kathmandu travel highly recommeds for all travelers.
Day 01Arrive to Lhasa, Tibet
AP Plan-Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Lhasa
The Tibetan capital sits at 3590 meters and is the cultural and spiritual heart of Tibet. After getting situated in a modern, centrally located hotel, we will explore and photograph the center of the Old Tibetan Quarter in the heart of Lhasa. The Barkhor is the main shopping market for local Tibetans. It is one of the most interesting markets in all of Asia and is an excellent place to photograph modern Tibetan culture.
Day 02Lhasa Tour
AP Plan-Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast, you will spend the morning going through the Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest and most famous temple. Each day, thousands of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims work their way through this nearly 1400 year old temple. You will also explore Tsamkhung Nunnery, one of the largest nunneries in the Lhasa area. In the afternoon, you will photograph the Buddhist philosophy debates at Sera, one of Tibet’s largest monasteries. The monk debates will be a major highlight during your time in Tibet.
Day 03Lhasa Tour
AP Plan-Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Lhasa.
You will start the day by exploring Tibet’s most iconic building, the Potala Palace. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama’s for hundreds of years. After this, you will explore Ramoche Temple and more of the Old Tibetan Quarter of Lhasa.
Day 04Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m,355km) via Gyantse(3990m)
260 km, 7 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Twin Sharing Standard Accommodation Hotel.
In the morning, we will depart from Lhasa and drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok Lake, during clear weather, is a brilliant turquoise color and is one of the 4 main holy lakes in Tibetan Buddhism. The huge, glaciated 7191 meter Mt. Nojin Kangtsang forms the backdrop of the lake. The lake sits at an elevation of 4441 meters above sea level. Along the way to Gyantse, we will stop by the glaciers of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang at the Karo La Pass, which come down almost to the highway. Gyantse is a small, but modern Tibetan town. You will be visiting the Pelkor Chode Monastery as well as the Gyantse Kumbum, the highest stupa (Buddhist pagoda) in Tibet. The scenic drive from Gyantse to Shigatse goes through several traditional farming villages that you will stop at. Shigatse is home to Tashilhunpo Monastery and its 600+ monks. This monastery, one of the largest in Tibet, is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important lama in Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 05Shigatse(3900m) to Rongbuk/EBC (5200m, 320 km) via Tingri
320 km, 7 to 8 hours drive BB Plan-Breakfast Twin Sharing Standard Accommodation Hotel.
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. After lunch, we drive crossing 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 view of 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.
Day 06Rongbuk to Gyirong/Nyalam( 2800m/3500m, 370km)
370km, 7 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Twin Sharing Standard Accommodation Hotel.
After watching the sunrise over Everest, you will continue our journey to Gyirong. 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
Day 07Gyirong to Kathmandu(165km, 1350m)
165km, 7 hours drive BB Plan-Breakfast Twin Sharing Standard Accommodation Hotel
From Shelkar, you will cross over the 5050 meter Geu La Pass, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the Himalaya. From here, 5 of the world's 15 highest mountains can be seen, including Mt. Everest. Your next stop will be Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters. A fantastic view of Everest can be seen from Rongphu. You will then continue on to Everest Base Camp, gazing out to the world's highest peak.
Day 08Kathmandu Tour
6/7 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu
You will spend the day exploring the fascinating city of Kathmandu. You will start by visiting Pashupatinath, one of the most revered Hindu sites in Asia. From there, you will go to Boudha, home of the largest and most famous Tibetan Buddhist stupa in the Himalaya. After lunch you will then explore the famous Monkey Temple aka Swayambhunath.
Day 09Kathmandu to Bhaktapur Tour(25km, 1 hour)
25 km, 1 hour drive, 6 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur tour in Nepal will lead you to the well-preserved ancient city of Bhaktapur. This ancient city served as the capital of Nepal until the mid 15th century. Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of traditional architecture, colorful local markets and traditional culture.
Day 10Kathmandu Airport
Before 3 hours you have to reach Lhasa airport BB Plan-Breakfast Back to your own destination
Breakfast and you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport to get your flight back to home.
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book as per your request.
- Round Trip Flight cost - Lukla/Kathmandu/Lukla of client and guide.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like flight, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee, Local government tax and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergencey for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipmenets like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Kathmandu Everest Trek Accommodation
Everest Base Camp Trek accommodation will be basic tea houses for boarding/lodging.This is the most popular style of trekking to Everest Base Camp and simply involves trekking from teahouse to teahouse. Teahouses are essentially small hotels find in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers in a room. Bathrooms are shared as well and in the Everest Base Camp Trek, the lodges usually have running cold water and western style toilets. Also the hot shower is also available but it need to pay extra cost for it.
In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room with an extra cost and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.
Kathmandu Everest Trek Meals/Food
Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the tea houses. Typical meals on EBC trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, momo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.
There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.
Kathmandu Everest Trek Weather/Temperature
Weather/Temperature in Summer Everest Base Camp trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Everest is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Everest during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is -3 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn in Everest Base Camp Trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Everest. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November.
Weather/Temperature in Winter Everest Base Camp Trek in December, January and February.The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Everest is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Everest winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Everest. The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Everest lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.
Kathmandu Everest Trek Equipment
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable everest base camp trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper