Sacred lakes, Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan towns and Everest Base Camp: experience the trip of a lifetime travelling from Lhasa to the border with Nepal on this seven-day tour. Unmissable!
Tibet to Nepal: 7 Day Tour
Day 1: Lhasa
On the first day of your tour, you'll be picked up from Lhasa Airport or the main train station and transferred to your hotel, where you'll be left to relax ready to explore the fascinating region of Tibet over the coming days.
Day 2: Lhasa
After breakfast at your hotel, your guided tour of Lhasa, which has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the 17th century, will begin. You'll head to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, where your expert English-speaking guide will reveal the history of the royal complex while you explore its spectacular architecture.
Continue your discovery of Tibetan culture and history to the next stop on your tour: Jokhang Temple. Here you'll find yourself in the spiritual heart of Tibet, and you'll have the opportunity to watch pilgrims performing Buddhist religious rituals.
You'll then delve into the nearby Barkhor district, a lively area of Lhasa known for its popular market as well as for being an important site on the pilgrimage route to Jokhang Temple. Immerse yourself further into Lhasa's vibrant culture sampling a traditional Tibetan tea alongside the locals.
At the end of your second day, you'll enjoy a welcome meal in a local restaurant, for a delicious introduction to Tibetan cuisine. Mouth-watering!
Day 3: Lhasa
Having eaten a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you'll be ready for a day discovering some of the most important religious sites in the region. Visit the Dreprung Monastery, located on a mountainside not far from Lhasa. Founded in the 15th century, Dreprung is the biggest of Tibet's monasteries with room for thousands of Buddhist monks.
Leaving Dreprung behind, you'll head to Sera Monastery, whose name means "Wild Roses" and refers to the beautifully blooming wild roses that covered the hills behind the monastery while it was being built. As well as admiring the Buddha statues and other sacred art around the holy site, you'll have the unique opportunity to watch a debate between the Buddhist monks who live there.
Day 4: Shigatse
On day four of your tour, you'll say goodbye to Lhasa after breakfast, setting off for Shigatse. This city is nicknamed the "Gateway to Everest", and you'll soon see why as your journey takes you through the magnificent mountain landscapes of the Himalayas. You'll pass over Gangbala, a towering mountain pass at an altitude of 16,400 feet (around 5000 metres), where you'll have a picture-perfect view of Yamdrok Lake and the sacred mountain of Nyenchen Khangsar.
Continuing through the Tibetan countryside, you'll see the breathtaking Karola Glacier and the Manak Dam Lake before arriving in the historic town of Gyantse. Here, you'll visit Palcho Monastery, or Pelkor Chode, and its famous Kumbum, a multi-tired stupa containing many different Buddhist chapels.
Finally, enjoy a brief guided tour of Shigatse before settling down for the night at your hotel.
Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp
Following breakfast, you'll set off to explore the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, which was founded in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Did you know that this important religious complex is home to the best conserved statue of the Jampa Buddha?
After exploring the monastery, you'll leave Shigatse behind and head towards Lhatse, where you'll rest and have lunch before getting back on the road to the Mount Everest Nature Reserve. You'll be captivated by the incredible views of the Himalayas from the Gawula, or Pang-La, Mountain Pass.
Spend the night camping in Rongbuk, a unique experience thanks to your location right next to Base Camp of the world's tallest mountain!
Day 6: Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kyirong
Today, you'll enjoy one of the most magical experiences of the tour, and probably of your entire life: watching the sunrise over Mount Everest.
You'll then visit Rongbuk Monastery, which is said to be the highest-elevated monastery in the world, before making your way to Everest Base Camp itself, a trip you'll never forget.
Having made the most of your time at Mount Everest, you'll head back on the road. Drive past snow-capped mountains like Shishapangma and beautiful lakes like Paikutso in the direction of Kyriong, a town located near the border with Nepal, where you'll spend the final night of your tour.
Day 7: Kyirong - Nepal
On the last day of your tour, you'll be taken to the border between Tibet and Nepal where your excursion will come to an end (border crossing not included).
- To enter Tibet, you will need a special travel permit. In order to arrange your permit, we will ask for photocopies of your valid passport and your Chinese visa, and you'll then be sent your Tibet Travel Permit within approximately 8 working days. You will have to carry your travel documents with you at all times while in Tibet.
- The pick up service from the airport or train station takes place at 9:30 am, 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm. If you require a pick up or drop off service outside of these time, you'll incur a supplementary charge of 38 USD (train station transfer) or 61 USD (airport transfer).
- Transport from the Nepali border at Kyirong to Kathmandu is not included in the price of the tour. We recommend taking a public bus (30-60 USD per person) or a private car (300 USD, up to 7 people).
This 7-day Tibet tour includes 6 nights accommodation:
- Lhasa (3 nights): Budget hotel with breakfast.
- Shigatse (1 night): Three star hotel with breakfast.
- Rongbuk (1 night): Camping in a tent.
- Kyirong (1 night): Two star hotel.
Your 7-day tour of Tibet includes breakfast on five days, plus a welcome dinner on the second day. The rest of your meals are not included and should be paid separately.
The price indicated is per person either sharing a double room, or in their own room. If you are travelling alone, you may select the double room option and we will allocate you to share with another person on the tour.
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7 day tour
Double roomUS$ 950
Single roomUS$ 1,082
The tour is exclusively in English.
Tibet Travel Permit.
Pick up from Lhasa Airport or Train Station (selected times).
Pick up and drop off at hotels.
English speaking guide.
5 nights hotel accommodation plus 1 night camping in a tent.
Breakfasts (except in Rongbuk).
Welcome dinner on the second night.
Entrance to all monuments visited.
Bottled water throughout the tours.
Additional food and drinks.
Pick up outside of indicated times.
Border crossing with Nepal (30 to 60 USD per person approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 42 days before (Lhasa local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).