7 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Trip with EBC Small Group Tour from Gyirong Port

Bordering China in the north, Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas. During this tour, we will enjoy the amazing views of the Himalaya and Tibet from the capital of Nepal – Kathmandu to the roof of the world – Lhasa, and also visit the three biggest old cities: Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa.


  • Enjoy the amazing views of the Himalaya and Tibet.
  • Visit the three biggest old cities: Shigatse, Gyantse adn Lhasa.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Gyirong
  • Day 2: Gyirong – Tingri
  • Day 3: Tingri – EBC – Shigatse
  • Day 4: Shigatse – Lhasa
  • Day 5: Lhasa
  • Day 6: Lhasa
  • Day 7: Lhasa Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu – Gyirong

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Gyirong

In the morning, picked up from your hotel by the tour guide and transferred to the border at Nepalese side. Enjoy the scenery along the way. Then arrive at Rashuwaghadi. Stay at local guesthouse in the Gyirong County for overnight.

Note: extra 300USD/car for private transfer; 30-50USD/per person for public jeep transfer。

Day 2 Gyirong – Tingri

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Tingri
Meals: Breakfast

Today met by the Tibetan tour guide at Gyirong border and then transferred to Old Tingri (4300m). Enjoy the scenery along the way such as border line, snow-capped mountain and evergreen forest. We will also pass Tongla Pass (5100m) where we can appreciate the epic mountain vista of Himalayan range.

Day 3 Tingri – EBC – Shigatse

Sightseeing and Activities: North Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery
Accommodation: Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast

First we will drive to EBC and pass the Gawu La Pass(5198m) – one of the best places to enjoy Mt. Everest in Shigatse. Enjoy the panoramic view of Himalayas in the moring.

Then visit North Everest Base Camp (5200m). Move on to Rongbuk Monastery(5154m) – the highest Buddhist monastery in the world.

After the visit, continue driving to Shigatse.

Day 4 Shigatse – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery, Gyantse
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, head to visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery and see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. Founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, it is a historic and culturally important monastery. In summer, we can also visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field.

After the visit, drive about 90km to Gyantse, the home to the Pelkor Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum, and Gyangtse Fortress.

Continue driving to Lhasa. At Manak Dam Lake, we can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass. Then pass the Korola Glacier and enjoy it on the roadside. Next drive over the Gampala pass and have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso – one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Finally arrive at Lhasa.

Day 5 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

After breakfast at hotel, the Lhasa tour begins with the must-see attraction – Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama.

In the afternoon, move on to Jokhang Monastery and walk along the Barkhor Street nearby. Enjoy the local Tibetan culture here. If time allows, visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center(Optional).

Besides, taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house and then enjoy the welcome dinner. In the evening, enjoy Tibetan Culture Show(optional).

Day 6 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the afternoon, move on to another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet – Sera Monastery. Visit Monks debate, Tibetan religious scripture printing house, three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Day 7 Lhasa Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Today your wonderful tour will complete. Be escorted to the airport for your flight and service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.