Lhasa, literally meaning “Holy Land”, is the heart and soul of Tibet and has a history of more than 1,300 years. Offering unique mystery and allure, the Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet has long captured the hearts and minds of the Western world. The Kathmandu to Tibet Tour covers a vast tract of this ancient land, crossing spectacular passes, through unforgettable landscapes, and heading right into the spiritual heart of the country, Lhasa. In over ten days, Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour manages to take in a little bit of all the attractions Tibet has to offer.
As an important center, “Lhasa” has administrative power in the 7th century AD, when Songtsen Gampo, a local ruler in the Yarlung Valley, continued the task of unifying Tibet. Songtsen Gampo moved his capital to Lhasa and built a palace on the site that is now occupied by the Potala. The Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp drives over the 'Friendship Highway'; along the way stopping at silently enchanting Buddhist monasteries like Sakya, Shalu, Natang, and remote villages untouched by modern civilization. A generous one night will be spent at Ronbuk, time to take in some unforgettable views of the highest mountain on the planet Mt. Everest (8,848m). Further on the road passes through quiet Nyalam, the historical Shigatse and Gyantse, famed for the Gyantse Kumbum. And that's all before the road even comes into Lhasa itself; the spiritual heart of this country. For centuries the home of the Dalai Lamas and the target of devout pilgrimages, you could spend happy weeks lost in Lhasa's historical and spiritual treasures. This is convenient as the tour finished after a day tour of the capital that’s exactly what you’re free to do. Become one of the lucky few to have experienced first-hand the spiritual energy and sheer beauty of this amazing country.
Our Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp trip consists of two parts. The first leg of the trip begins with excursions in Lhasa; visiting the Potala palace, Jokhang, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries. Then we drive to Tingri via Gyantse, Shigatse, and Sakya, visiting all the popular monasteries along the way. The second part of the trip will be the Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek from Tingri on the Friendship Highway; it is relatively easy to access. Mt. Everest is “Quomolangma” which literally means “The Third Goddess” in Tibetan. The walk is not particularly strenuous- only one low pass must be crossed during Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp. Near the Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk monastery has been reconstructed, It is one of the largest monastic complexes in the region. The view from here of the Everest North face, perhaps is the most dramatic of all.
The Mount Everest Base Camp Tour from Tibet is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the cultural, historic, and natural attractions of Tibet. Nepal Mother House Treks offers two-week to four-week tours from Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp on a private or group departure basis. If, however, any of our dates are unsuitable for you, we can arrange a private or customized tour to suit your exact requirements and dates. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the tour you want, when you want. The Lhasa Tour via Everest Base Camp is best during June, July, and August. Join us for your entire life experience in Tibet's un-trodden Holy land.