Everest View Trek with Overland Tibet Tour | Drive in | Fly out

Everest View Trek with Overland Tibet Tour | Drive in | Fly out

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

19 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Gyantse (3950m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr

Everest View trekNepal with Overland Tibet tour program is a combination of trekking in Nepal and overland Tour in Tibet. Nepal Everest View Trek is a short Everest Trekking for the splendid scenario of the Everest. You get a closer look at the Sherpa traditions and cultures. Trek to Everest is the best trek for those climbers who don't have enough time and have a short holiday program. It is also suitable for those climbers who want to view the Everest and want to be familiar with the Sherpa’s community. Moreover, you can gain knowledge about them without trekking at a high altitude. In short, the gist about Everest View trek Nepal with Overland Tibet tour is, you will be doing 8 days trekking around the Everest region.

And it is followed by the driving tour of Tibet from Kathmandu and ends after flying out from Lhasa.The Tibetan border Kerung is 175 kilometers from the capital city of Nepal, that is from Kathmandu. It follows through China by Trishuli/ Pasang Lhamu Highway. This overland trips 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. These sites are the living museums to study Tibetan Buddhism and Lifestyle of the Tibetans. The mountains you can see from this place are Manaslu, Ganesh, Dorje Lakhpa, Langtang, and many more. We need to take the permit from Immigration to enter Tibet from here. (Note: We Adventure Mission Nepal Treks have designed this trip for 19 days. But, we can customize this trip as per your time availability and interest.)

 

Why Everest View trek Nepal with Overland Tibet tour (Drive-in/Fly out)

  • The view from Namche Bazaar
  • Rasuwagadhi Fort
  • Lhasa city

 

Trip Outline

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Trek to Thame (3800m)
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3780m)
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 08: Trek to Monjo.
Day 09: Trek to Lukla
Day 10: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 11: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Drive to Rasuwaghadi -105km
Day 13: Drive to Lhatse passing through Kerung Border
Day 14: Drive to Xigaatse (3900m) - 244km
Day 15: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) - 90km
Day 16: Drive to Lhasa (3650m) - 259 km
Day 17: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
Day 18: Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
Day 19: Final departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu/onward destination.

Starting Price

USD 2849 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

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 the trek details and necessary equipment that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with a fine meal in the evening and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

Early in the morning, we will take a 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 the 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 a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 3

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 a 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 4

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)

This is the planned familiarization day for this trek. We either spend the 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 a 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 to the same site. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

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 6

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 farmland and their exciting culture. A visit to Syanboche will give you the most beautiful and splendid view of Everest and other Khumbu peaks.

Day 7

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 the 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 a suitable place for the walk around.

Day 8

Trek to Monjo

This is an easy day with around 5 hours of a 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 9

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 a 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

Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 12

Drive to Rasuwagadhi -105km

We will start our drive early morning towards the Nepal-Tibet border. After we reach Rasuwaghadi, we start the process of taking Permit to enter the other side of the border.

If you need to acclimatize yourself then you may take a walk around the village and you can even interact with the locals.

For your information, Rasuwaghadi is a fort built during the Nepal-China war.

Day 13

Drive to Lhatse passing through Kerung Border

Today we have a scenic drive from Rasuwagadhi to Lhatse passing through the Kerung Border. 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. Stay overnight at Lhatse.

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 the 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 the north side of the 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 a few stops for photographs and rest. The most interesting part of the drive today is 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 to 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 man-made 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

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will see you off at the airport for your destination home.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, Gyantse, Lhasa, Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • 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 the Private vehicle.

Whats Not Included

  • 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.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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