Forbidden Lhasa and Everest Base Camp - 9 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-10
  • Max. Altitude 5364 M.
  • Best Season April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November


  •  You will visit the majestic Potala Palace, which is famous worldwide for its great architecture and historical importance
  •  We will visit Shangri-la  Tibet 
  •  We will visit  Rombuk Monastery and Everest  Base Camp, situated at 5150 meters above sea level.
  •  where you will explore the city's several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  •  Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa

Definitely, one of the best & the most popular of our Tibet Tours, the trip includes visits to all the significant places of interest in Central & South Tibet including the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. The highlight of the trip is a visit to Rongbuk Monastery & the Everest Base Camp from where the view of Everest is the most spectacular of all.

During the Lhasa and Everest Tour, visitors will mostly explore the Capital city of Lhasa, full of ornate, marvelous monasteries and monuments. There in Lhasa, you will visit the majestic Potala Palace, which is famous worldwide for its great architecture and historical importance. Besides the grand Potala Palace, you will also come across the popular Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Market Area, the city area of Gyantse, Tashilhump Monastery, and many important other places and monuments. Constructed back in the 17th century, Potala Palace is an amazing human creation, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Many people come to Tibet just to witness the beauty of the great Palace. It also contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. After we are finished, we have the opportunity to either walk or drive from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp, a dream for many people around the world.  Upon arriving there, we feel that we are part of a piece of history.  The best mountaineers around the world have had their attempt at climbing Mt. Everest (8848m), and you will see a city of tents, a landmark to people waiting for their chance to climb it.

Our Lhasa and Everest Tour provides a wonderful opportunity for the travel enthusiasts from across the globe to travel around Tibet, observe its ancient monasteries, monuments and Gompas. Tibet exploration also makes it possible to view the panoramic vistas of the mountains including the Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain peak, and other mountains like Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and Mount Cho Oyu. Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity that combines both natural and cultural wonders for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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You are welcome the Lhasa, Tibet. Our Guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. This is one of the most spectacular flights in the world as we follow the high mountain peaks before crossing over the Himalayan chain to the high Tibetan Plateau. On arrival at Gongkar Airport we are met and driven by coach to the fabled city of Lhasa, which lies at 3650 metres above sea level. 

    Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, the Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace.  Again, we spend the day learning about the many fascinating sites that Lhasa has to offer.  There is never a dull moment throughout our tour.  Overnight again in Lhasa. 

      Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet.  There are many fascinating sights to see in Lhasa, and this is just the beginning.  Overnight in Lhasa.

        We drive through Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa La Pass (5050m) & Karo La (5045m) Pass. We drive a total distance of 350km today.  Upon arriving at Gyangtse, we visit Kubum Stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.

          The drive to Shigatse is roughly 90km. En route, we visit Shalu Monastery. When we arrive to Shigatse, we'll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy.  If we have more time, we wander around Shigatse Market.  Overnight in Shigatse.

            We leave early in the morning from the hotel, branching off onto a small road that leads to Everest Base Camp. The day will be quite long (approximately six to seven hours driving), but extremely rewarding. The initial part of the journey involves climbs in a series of zigzags to the top of the Pang-la Pass (5150m), where we stop to take photos of Mount Everest before descending to the Rombuk Valley. We continue to the famous Rombuk Monastery and then on to the Base Camp itself, situated at 5150 metres above sea level. The views of Everest from here are sensational with the towering North Face dominating the horizon. This is certainly a major highlight on our incredible journey. Over night hotel

              Today we travel for 225 kilometres, taking between seven to eight hours. From the hotel we pass through a check-post and continue to Tingri, where we enjoy more views of the world’s highest peaks, including the 8000-metre giants: Everest and Cho Oyu. From Tingri the road ascends to reach the Lalung-la (5050 metres), where the scenery is again fantastic. The panorama also includes the 8000-metre-high Xixapangma. From the top of the pass we descend nearly 3000 metres to the small town of kerung, As you near the border, the road is cut into the cliffs high above the valley floor. If you don’t like heights, sit on the left-hand side of the vehicle!  Overnight in Kerung.

                Today, after finalising departure formalities, you exit from China and enter Nepal. Descending steeply down the zigzag road, you reach the Nepalese immigration and customs at Tatopani. During the monsoon season there may be landslides, which may cause sections of the road near the border to be closed. Should this be the case, porters then carry our luggage as we walk across the border to our Nepalese vehicle. It is then a 4½-hour drive back to Kathmandu, where we return to our hotel.  Celebratory dinner in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

                  We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                    What's Included
                    • Airport pickup and dravep 
                    •  Bed & breakfast Tibet (all throughout the tour) 
                    • All the ground Transportation by provide vehicle
                    • All required transportations and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary.
                    • visa proces 3 days in kathmandu
                    • Tibet visa
                    • English speaking guide
                    • First aid, maps, etc.
                    • All entrance fees for monastery as per itinerary at Tibet
                    • Tips for guides/porters
                    • Lunch & Dinner during the tour
                    • Flight to Lhasa
                    • Personal expenses, beverage, cold drinks, phone call, etc.
                    • We provide duffle bag, down jackets,
                    • Rescue and emergency cost, medical and hospital expenses
                    • Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal use porter, and international flight tickets.
                    • Extra night accommodation or any charges in Kathmandu, if arrive early or late in Kathmandu in case of evacuation
                    Dates and Prices
                    Date PriceAvailability 
                    Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdayJul 30, 2024PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                    Start DateStarts: ThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateEnds: FridayAug 02, 2024PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                    Start DateStarts: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdayAug 06, 2024PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                    Client Reviews
                    • Forbidden Lhasa and Everest Base Camp - 9 Days


                      everything about this tour was more than we could have hoped for. From the moment we were met at Kathmandu airport by Mr. Rana we were completely taken care of. Our permit for Tibet was ready the three days later needed by the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. We were transferred for our flight to Lhasa and met at hotel in KTM upon our overland return from Tibet. The tour of TIbet with driver and guide followed faithfully our itinerary, the highlight of course being an unobstructed sunrise of the north face of Everest. Our guide was very solicitous of us all the way, always being sure the altitude was OK for us. Both he and the driver were always on time, we travelled many kms. But not tiring. This was the trip of a lifetime, you indeed feel you are at the top on the world in these beautiful mountain valleys surrounded by unforgettable peaks. Unless you want to include Mount Kailish, this 9 day trip was the perfect amount of time, Staying in Lhasa for three nights helped the acclimatization to the altitude, although Everest Base Camp is a bit of a stretch. But the alternative to staying at a hotel two hours away outweighed the discomfort (we did not take diamox and were OK). Overland to Kathmandu from Tibetan border was an experience, but not to be missed. If I was to decide to do this over again, this would be the itinerary, and Adventure Himalayan Travels out of Kathmandu would be the agent. To start in Lhasa and end in KTM is much the best direction, you need to have a week to acclimatize to 5200 m. At Everest, plus the view is better from the north side. This tour rates 100% for organization, facilitation, and the kindness of the people of Kathmandu and Tibet

                      AnneUnited States,Sep 19, 2019
                    • Forbidden Lhasa and Everest Base Camp - 9 Days


                      Hallo, i m tour leader from Georgia, when i was searching for best company for my trip in nepal and tibet, thanks god i made my decision to “adventure Himalayan travels and treks “ , Rana the owner is the best, he made our trip unforgettable, planned everything so that i was fully relaxed, my group consists from 12 person and all of us are thankful for Rana, he is most honest and friendly men whom i ever know. Travelers: if you want someone, who ll manage your trip with cheapest price in nepal tibet or bhutan, dont ever think- ask Rana! We had best transportation all 14 days, hotels- perfect, guide wonderful, we had trekking, boating, flighting, rafting and all kind of entertainment during our trip- all smooth and perfect! Also company made lots of greeting and goodbye gifts for every my traveller! Thank you once more very much❤️.

                      EkaterineG6Georgia,May 22, 2019

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