This tour is full of panoramic mountain views, scenic drives, ancient monasteries, colourful lakes, magnificent palaces, and vibrant Tibetan culture. The rugged Tibetan landscape, sprinkled with distinctive nomadic tents and yak herds, will surely take your breath away.
This fantastic tour combines fascinating Tibetan historical and cultural sites with the absolute splendor of Mt.Everest Base Camp (EBC). The highlight of this tour is EBC, where you can get absolutely astonishing views of the grandest mountain in the world. On this tour, you will explore all of the must see sites of Tibet such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Yambulakhang Palaces, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar, Gyantse Dzong and Sera, Drepung, Samye, Phalkot, Shalu, Tashilhunpo, Sakya, and Ganden Monasteries.
Explore Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, located close to Everest Base Camp and the fascinating Chim Phu and Drayerpa caves for which Tibetans still use for meditation. This tour is full of panoramic mountain views, scenic drives, ancient monasteries, colourful lakes, magnificent palaces, and vibrant Tibetan culture. The rugged Tibetan landscape, sprinkled with distinctive nomadic tents and yak herds, will surely take your breath away.
High Himalayan Trekking offers varities of treks and tours to all over the Tibet . If you are interested in exploring the Tibet, below are some of the itineraries, or alternatively we can be in contact so you may personally tailor your own itinerary.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 13 Days
Price: $1525 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, EBC
Accommodation: Tea House
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Min. Group Size: 2
Best Season: April, May, June,August, September, October
Max. Altitude: 5350m.
Special Interest: Ethnic People, Culture, Spirituality, Lifestyle, wildlife, adventure, Environmental education, Photography, Tradition, single tour, exploration, history
Program Type: Guided Cultural tour
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Min. Altitude: 1,350m
Day-by-day altitudes on the Kathmandu Lhasa and EBC Tour:
Which climate should you expect on Kathmandu Lhasa and EBC Tour? Discover the day-by-day minimum and maximum temperature for
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner
Day 02 :Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 03 :Flight to Lhasa (3650m)
Day 04 :Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 05 :Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 06 :Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 07 :Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m), 304 km - 6 hrs
Day 08 :Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m), 92 km - 2 hrs
Day 09 :Drive from Shigatse to Shegar (New Tingri) (4150m), 280 km - 4 hrs
Day 10 :Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk (5050m), 240 km - 4 hrs
Day 11 :Drive from Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2300m), 255 km - 5 hrs
Day 12 :Cross the boarder and drive to Kathmandu (1350m), 115 km - 7 hrs
Day 13 :Leisure day in Kathmandu or Final departure to the Airport
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during April, May, June,August, September, October. However, going during 13 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|27 November 201727.11.2017||09 December 201709.12.2017||$1525 USD||Book|
|07 December 201707.12.2017||19 December 201719.12.2017||$1525 USD||Book|
|10 December 201710.12.2017||22 December 201722.12.2017||$1525 USD||Book|
|20 December 201720.12.2017||01 January 201801.01.2018||$1525 USD||Book|
|30 December 201730.12.2017||11 January 201811.01.2018||$1525 USD||Book|
|02 January 201802.01.2018||14 January 201814.01.2018||$1525 USD $1296 USD||Book|
|12 January 201812.01.2018||24 January 201824.01.2018||$1525 USD $1296 USD||Book|
|15 January 201815.01.2018||27 January 201827.01.2018||$1525 USD $1296 USD||Book|
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu