Central Tibet Tour is an awesome journey that takes you to the wild landscape of Tibet. You can explore the sacred and pristine Buddhist culture in the ancient temple and monasteries of Tibet. Also, fly above the Himalayas to the mystical land of Lhasa. And relish yourself with the picturesque views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many more as you rise above the heights of these mountains. As you arrive at Lhasa, visit the places of importance like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery.
Nonetheless, Central Tibet tour along with Samye Ganden Trek offers trekking experience along with the best cultural sightseeing tour to the monasteries and temples in Lhasa. Appreciate the wild and high altitude landscape as you walk along the world’s highest and largest plateau that is geographically barren, scenic and arid. Central Tibet tour includes a drive to the Everest Base Camp which is the major highlight of this trek. Admire the northern close-up view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks as you stand tall in front of towering mountains of that region.
After accomplishing our sightseeing tour in Lhasa, we trek to Samye via Ganden. We visit the Ganden monastery of Gelugpa sects founded by Tsong Khapa. This is the oldest and first monastery in Tibet built by King Dristen with the help of holy Guru Rinpoche and holds a history that is dated back to the 6th century. We further visit golden-roofed Tashilumpo Monastery at Gyantse and head towards Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp. After beholding the beauty of wild mountains at the base camp, we drive back to Kathmandu via Old Tingri crossing Thangna-la – pass. The views of mountains ranges i.e. Gaurishanker, Dorji Lakpa, Shisapangma, and Langtang Himalaya along with lush vegetation land with scenic drive bring us back to the buzzing city of Kathmandu. Explore the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu once you arrive here.
Day 01: Arrival Day
Day 02: Fly to Lhasa
Day 03: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Day 04: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa - Tsurphu - Ganden
Day 06: Garden - Drogpa
Day 07: Drogpa - Chitu La
Day 08: Chitu La - Nyango
Day 09: Nyango - Samye
Day 10: Samye - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse
Day 11: Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 12: Shigatse - Sakya - Rongbuk
Day 13: Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Zhamgmu/ Khasa
Day 14: Zhamgmu / Khasa - Kathmandu
Day 15: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure Day
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
- International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
- Chinese visa fees.
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.
- Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (
- Travel insurance and Health Insurance
- Extra baggage charge
Regarding your visa and arrival
You can obtain Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.
Getting into Tibet
You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a drive via Kodari border in Nepal.
Best time to visit
Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, for any traveler who would like to have best views of Mt. Everest from the base camp, April to mid June and September to October would be the best time.
Accommodation in Lhasa would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.
Meals and drinking water
During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.
The currency of Tibet is denominated as Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.