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Tour code: RET-LT06

8 Day Lhasa to Kathmandu by Land


All Year Around







 Explore one of the most historic, holy city -- Lhasa

 Find treasures at Barkhor Street

 Pass through the breathtaking natural scenery of the Tibetan plateau, such as turquoise Yamdrok Lake

 Admire the once in a lifetime view--the world's hightest mountain -- Mt.Everest

●  Travel through the Himalayas area from Lhasa to Kathmandu

●  Gain insight about Tibetan culture and history from your friendly local Tibetan guide

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info


China Nepal Highway  friendship Highway

China--Nepal Highway (also known as the China-Nepal Highway) is an 800-kilometre scenic route connecting the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, with the Chinese/Nepalese border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge between Zhangmu and Kodari. It includeds the westernmost part of China National Hightway 318 (Shanghai--Zhangmu) and crosses three asses over 5,000m before dropping to 1,750m at the border . Scenery along the highway features important cultural monuments, the upper valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River, vast grasslands and meadows, and mountain vistas including five of the world's highest peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as well as partially unexplored and unclimbed peaks east of Tong La reaching 7,367 m t Labuche Kang

Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest, South Base Camp is in Neapal at an altitude of 5,364 metres and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres,. There camps are rudimentary compsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.


Zhangmu is a customs town and port entry located in Nyalam County on the Nepal-Tibet border, just uphill and across the Bhote Koshi River from the Nepalese town of Kodari. At 2300 meters above sea level  Zhangmu has mild and humid subtropical climate, which is a rarity for Tibet. Chinese trucks traveling on the Tibet-Nepal Friendship Highway offload goods at Zhangmu and trasfer them to Nepalese trucks.  Zhangmu was evacuated after being damaged by the 2014 earthquakes, which also closed the route between Nepla and China by 2016. It is still a ghost town and trading has not retured previous level

Zhangmu  border  Tibet

Day 01  Arrival in Lhasa

Upon your arrival in Lhasa, Redearth tour staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel.  the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight or tomorrow. 

Day 02   Lhasa Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple , Barkhor Street.

In the morning, visit the Tibet's colossal Potala Palace, a striking thousand-room monument that dominates the Lhasa skyline Potala Palace, Visit the sacred Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple and join thousands of pilgrims from all over Tibet and rest of Himalayas on a stroll through Barkhor a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, Lined with shops, restaurants and many tucked away temples and monasteries.
Day 03   Lhasa Norbulinka Summer Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

Visit the Norbulingka the official summer residence for the Dalai Lamas and their families from the mid-18th century. It is a park-like enclave surrounded by trees, ponds, and pavilions on the outskirts of Lhasa. Explore the grounds, which include gardens, fountains, and a small zoo. Afterwards, visit Sera monastery, where you can watch monks debate in the courtyard. And then Kora (pilgrim trail circling a sacred place) that offers a panoramic one-hour walk with views of the Lhasa Valley

Day 04   Lhasa--Yamdrok Lake--Gyantse Kumbum 

We will depart today from your hotel in Lhasa around 08:00 am. Morning drive up to Kampala pass(4794),you'll have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance,the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the there holy lake in Tiibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo La pass are the wonders of the day. Then along the friendship Hwy southward drive to Gyantse, visit thefamous stupa-Pelkor Chöde Monastery Gyantse Kumbum. one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. The mutli-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Later afternoon

Day 05  Gyantse Pala Manor --Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery

A ten-minute drive from Gyangtse will take you to Pala Manor, a place that will give you something of an insight into the lifestyle of the wealthy landowning people who once lived in this area, another 2 hr ride to Shigatse, After arrival in Shigatse, we'll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, which is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. The monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panhen Lama. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. Tashilunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.

Day 06  Shigatse--New Tingri--Rombuk Monastery

Drive from Shigatse to Everest region is about 350km. there are many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down.So be prepared to spend around 10hr on the road including meal time.The view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. You will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery in the later afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny. from here you can see the Mt.Qomolangma appears like a lofty pyramid touch the sky.

Day 07  Dza Rombuk Monastery--Zhangmu

Depart Rongbuk Monastery to the Everest Base Camp where we will spend time enjoying the view of Mt.Everest. We have the option of either walking (approximately two hours) or take a horse cart to the Everest Base Camp, as cars are not permitted in the valley for environmental reasons. Head off to the small frontier town afterward. Arrive at Zhangmu later afternoon

Day 08  Zhangmu  Departure.

Transfer to the border, then walk across the Friendship Bridage and meet our Nepalese Guide and driver. After completing border formalities, drive to Kathmandu.


  •  Accomodation as listed or similar  (6 Nights twin room en suite in 3★/4★; 1 night dorm bed at Rongbuk
  •   Monastery or nomad tent
  • ●  6 breakfasts,  1 welcome dinner in Lhasa
  • ●  All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  •  Airport/Train station pick up in Lhasa
  •  Transfer from Zhangmu to Kathmandu
  •  Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
  •   Entrance fees for sights, parks, restricted areas covered by the trip
  •   Tibet Travel Permit
  •  Travel accident insurance


  •  Chinese/Nepalese visa
  •  Flight/Train into or out of Lhasa

  •   Breakfast on Day 06, and  lunch, dinner 

  •  Single Supplement

  •   Optional tips and gratuities

  •   Anything not in the INCLUSIONS

  • ●  Certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance. 


  •  Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  •  An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommendeds
  • ●  Please check here to see how to apply your Tibet Travel Permit
  •  Due to the special political circumstance, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective situation
  •     including natural disasters, war, riot, strikes, public health emergencies, government  action
  •     major traffice jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions templorarily closed  etc.
  •     resulting in change of itinerary or cancel the whole tour, the cost will be paid by traveller.
  •  Get a special price if you have more than 5 people join in the group