Everest View trek Nepal with Overland Tibet tour (Drive in/Fly out) - 19 days Nepal - 11 nights, Tibet - 7 nights
This 19 day program is a combination of trekking in Nepal and overland Tour in Tibet. You will be doing a 8 days trekking around the Everest region followed by the driving tour of Tibet from Kathmandu and ends after flying out from Lhasa. Everest view trek is a short Everest Trekking for the splendid scenario of the Everest and the closer look at the Sherpa traditions and cultures. Trek to Everest is a best trek for those climbers who have not much enough time and have a short holiday’s program. Trekking in Everest is also for those climbers who want to view the Everest and wants to be familiar with the Sherpa’s community and gain knowledge about them without trekking at the high altitude.
Many People love to combine the trip of Tibet with Nepal and drive overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The Tibetan border is just 110 Km from the capital of Nepal and goes through the China built Arniko Highway. This overland drive trip of 10 days takes you to some of the well preserved heritages of Tibet including the Tasihi Lumpo monastery at Xigaatse, the historic town of Gyantse, the old Bon Po monastery at Shakya, the wonderful lake of Yaindrok Tso, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Drepung monastery, Barkhor market and many settlements which are the living museums to study Tibetan Buddhism and Lifestyle of the Tibetans.
- Trip duration: 19 nights/20 days Nepal Everest trekking and Tibet tour
- Tour code: Everest view trek and Lhasa tour
- Places to see: Kathmandu, Everest region and Lhasa
- Minimum number of people: 1 and above
- Tour type: Drive in/Drive out.
- Tour category: Budget/Standard and Deluxe
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
After arrival in the International airport at Kathmandu you will be greeted by our representative from Adventure Mission Nepal (AMN) Treks and transfer to hotel. After having some rest there we will be discussing about the trek details and necessary equipments that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with fine meal at the evening and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)
Early in the morning we will take 40 minute daring flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) above green scenery and snow capped mountains. This is one of the most exciting routes in world on hillside encircled by huge mountain peaks. Lukla is a gateway to the destination from where our trek begins. We start our trek through the affluent village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. For accommodation we have a short but most exciting hike and have a side trip of nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The way is for many suspension bridges along the Dudh Koshi River one of which is the renowned Hillary Suspension Bridge and through wonderful and beautiful pine forest. First, we grasp wonderful view of the shimmering Mt. Thamserku (6618m) after that we come to the check post entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and pass through the village of Jorsale. The path ascends through the forests and bridges until we reach the convergence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first glance of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From Chautara, we still need to walk about 1.5 hours to reach our destination Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main trading center of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
This is the planned familiarization day for this trek. We either spend day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Our guides will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can view an variety of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and we can learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an attractive side tour up to Khumjung. We ascend to the famous airfield at Syangboche. The Khumjung valley is encircled by the snowy peaks of ongde and Thamserku and the terrified peak Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a Yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary school which belongs at the same site. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Thame (3800m)
On this day we enjoy the spectacular view of Khumbu Himalaya from the various points. Thame is the village of the renowned Sherpa climbers. This is one of the highest village and a fantastic place to observe the cultures.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3780m)
Khumjung is the largest Sherpa village in the Everest area. You will observe the spectacular Khumjung monastery, Edmund Hillary School, Yaks and Sherpa farm land and their exciting culture. A visit to Syanboche will give you the most beautiful and splendid view of Everest and other Khumbu peaks.
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Tengboche is the largest and one of the most renowned places for the Buddhist monastery situated on a hill above Dudh Koshi valley. The scenery from here is one of the magnificent in Everest area. It is a superb place to view the sunrise and sunset over Everest. You can also observe the Buddhist culture and to take rest or it is also suitable place for the walk around.
Day 08: Trek to Monjo.
This is an easy day with around 5 hours of walk with little downhill and up hill road with most of it flat. It is a gradual walk with forest along the trail. Some vegetation seen in this area includes Pine, Rhododendron and among animals an encounter with a Himalayan Thar is always possible. We will walk past Namche for 2 hours to reach our tea house at Monjo. The mountains you can see today are Kusum Kangaroo and other smaller peaks.
Day 09: Trek to Lukla
Today is the last day of our trekking. On this day we walk to Lukla. You can trek at your own desired place freely and enjoy the natural beauty and the romantic atmosphere around.
Day 10: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Flights to Kathmandu are typically programmed for morning .We fly reverse to Kathmandu after our long mountain voyage and move to hotel .you may get on recreation or shopping on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Drive to Nyalam (4300m) - 157km
We will start our drive early morning towards the Nepal-Tibet border. The drive is about 4 hours. Upon reaching the border and clearing the frontier formalities we will head towards Nyalam. A Tibetan guide will accompany you from here onwards. Nyalam is about 35 km from the border. Explore the market area in the evening.
Day 13: Drive to Lhatse. (4300m) - 214km
Today we have a scenic drive of about 8 hours. It is not tiring as the view along the highway is awesome. The mountains you can see from the drive include Mount Everest, Shishapangma. Melungatse and many smaller peaks of the area. We will drive past two high passes before reaching Lhatse for overnight.
Day 14: Drive to Xigaatse (3900m) - 244km
We will start our journey after breakfast and make the first stop at the Enroute visit Shakya monastery. The monastery is 26 km off from main road. It is one of the oldest and most important Bonpo Monasteries of Tibet. This was the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka wall, which is clearly visible from north side of road.
Day 15: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) - 90km
We will visit the Tashilumpo monastery after breakfast and then continue our 2 hour drive to . Gyantse. After checking in at the hotel we will have some rest and then proceed for the sightseeing of Khumbum stupa, and Palkor monastery in Gyantse. Overnight stay in Gyantse.
Day 16: Drive to Lhasa (3650m) - 259 km
This is yet another long day of driving. The scenic mountains are going parallel with us and we will make few stops for photographs and rest. The most interesting part of the drive today are driving past the high passes korala (5010m) and kambala (4794m) and lake Yamdrok Tso. We will also cross the Great Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahmaputra River.
Day 17: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
After breakfast we will visit the Potala palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest Palaces in the world till date.
After lunch we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most scared temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through the Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.
Day 18: Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest manmade garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms. The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions
The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.
Day 19: Final departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu/onward destination.
Note- You need an extra night in Kathmandu if you are not flying straight from Nepal on day 19.
- All permit and TIMS for EBC trek Nepal.
- Trekking in Nepal on full board basis in tea houses.
- Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
- Accommodation in Nepal and Tibet.
- Hotel with breakfast.
- English speaking guide per as the itinerary.
- Entrance fees.
- Guide Fees.
- All transfers and sightseeing on Private vehicle.
- Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
- All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
- Meals ( except the trekking part in Nepal)
- Travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee.
- Air fare to Lhasa and back.