Alpine Lake in Tibet

Best Tibet Tour

  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude5200 M EBC
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Meals: Bed and Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5200 M EBC
  • Min. Group Size: 2


  • Follow monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, Lhasa’s fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit.
  • Major things to see: Everest Base Camp, Tashilhompu Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, Tibetan high Plateau, etc.
  • Highest Elevation: 5200M (EBC)

Best Tibet Tour is one of the world’s most extraordinary tour destinations where high in the barren wilderness of the Tibetan mountains and Tibet’s valley bottoms are higher than the highest mountains in most other countries. 

8-Days Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour via Kerung Tour is one of the popular Overland tours in Tibet. In the past years (before 2015 earthquake), Kathmandu to Lhasa tour via EBC crosses through the Kodari border used to be very popular. Now, the Kerung/Kyirong border in Rasuwa district has been opened for all third-country tourists interested in doing overland Kathmandu EBC Lhasa Tour Via Kerung. The itinerary Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via EBC starts in Kathmandu and drive to Kerung border where your Tibetan guide will be waiting to receive you and start the trip to Lhasa through Everest Base Camp, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse. 

This unique land is referred to as the real Shangri-la, the forbidden land, the roof of the world and the holy land of your innermost desire. Tibet has towering snow capped mountains, scattered herds of yak and nomads on the plateau, spectacular monasteries, tranquil lakes and transparent blue skies. Just a few of the reasons Tibet is a “must see” place in the world. From the Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery, to the rich, ancient culture and the majestic mountains, Tibet really is a place to stir the senses and nourish the soul. All of the monasteries we visit during our trip have their own history and religious significance. While on our 8 days trip we also cross a few high passes while being in constant company of the high Himalayas.


Day 1Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (137km, 7 hrs) same day to Kyirong (40km, 4-5hrs) (B)

Early in the morning scenic drive to Kyirung (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. You will meet our guide in China side. Then we will drive 1 hour to Kyirong (2800m) where is surrounded by lofty snow-capped mountains and dense forests. In the afternoon, you take a stroll to visit Paba Temple (2850m), a Gelugpa temple built by Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo at the proposal of his wife Nepali princess Bhrikuti. The Nepali style temple with delicate murals is only within minutes’ walk from your hotel. Stay overnight in Kyirong at Guest House.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Today, Your Journey starts with an adventure drive into the dry and arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. You pass through Peikhu Tso Lake (4600M, a cobalt blue lake). En route, you can enjoy a great panorama of Himalaya including Mount Shishapangma, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Annapurna. From Old Tingri, you could also see Mount Everest. The sunset view is also very awesome if the weather is good. Overnight in Guest House.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Today, we drive to Rongbuk Monastery, explore around Rongbuk. If time/weather permits, hike to EBC or keep it for another day. Overnight at Guesthouse in Rongbuk.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Today early in the morning, you will hike to the North Face of Everest Base Camp; Explore around EBC and back to Rongbuk. Eat Breakfast and continue drive to Shigatse, the second busiest town of Tibet. Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse
Accommodation:standard Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Today, we will drive to Lhasa via Gyantse. On the way you can see many Tibetan farmer villages. After arriving in Gyantse, you will visit Heritage town Gyantse old street and Perklor Monastery, Kumbum stupa. Then you will also visit Manak Dam Lake, Korola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake on the way to Lhasa. Stay overnight the Hotel.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in the tea house.Stay overnight in LhasaStay overnight at Hotel.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung Monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debating in the courtyard of SeraMonastery. In addition, you will see colorful rock painting of Buddha and see the three sand Mandalas in Sera Monastery. After that, you will visit Tibetan religious text printing house.
In the evening, you will enjoy the Farewell dinner well-prepared by our Team. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Transportation: Private Transportation
Escorted by: Guide

Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel Basis
Flight : Flight Ticket
Transportation: Private Transport
Escorted by: Guide

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors.
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance
  • All other expenses which is not mentioned on cost include section 

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Useful Info


Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with Mount Trails. The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.


Accommodation:  Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Only breakfasts are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend our guest(s) to budget (US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner in a single day.


Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure. Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19


Nepal: March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.


Mount Trails advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

Trip Note

Additional Information
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability as per your time and schedule, please contact us to [email protected]