Traveling to Nepal from Tibet must be a lifetime dream for most travelers in the world. Surrounded by the grand Himalaya Ranges, the scenery in Nepal and Tibet is attractive and unique. Joining a small group is a good way to explore the natural beauty and mysterious Buddhism if you want to have a budget Tibet Nepal tour. Travelers always start their tour in Lhasa city and end in Kathmandu. Here is a classic itinerary about Lhasa to Kathmandu small group tour, which you can have a wonderful experience at Everest Base Camp.
Day One: Lhasa Arrival
Both flight and train are available for travelers to get to Tibet. When you arrive at Lhasa Railway Station or Lhasa Airport, you will meet your tour guide and be welcomed to Tibet. Then, the local tour guide will take you to your hotel. You’d better have a good rest in your hotel after a tired trip. What’s more, Tibet is the highest place in the world, so the high altitude sickness should be paid much attention to. The tour guide will arrange several days tour in Lhasa in order to make you adapt to the high altitude sickness.
Day Two: Lhasa Tour
Today, your tour guide will take you to visit the Lhasa city. You will visit three famous places in Tibet. In the morning, your tour guide will take you to visit the landmark of Lhasa city – Potala Palace. This palace was used as the winter palace for Dalai Lama. But now, it has become a museum where you can see lots of Tibetan ancient antiques. Standing on the highest floor of the palace, you can see the whole Lhasa city. In the afternoon, your tour guide will take you to visit the holy Jokhang Temple. It was built in the seventh century. Jokhang Temple is regarded as the most sacred temple in Tibet by Tibetan Buddhism religion. Lots of pilgrims head to this holy temple for the purpose of seeking blessings from the Buddha. The highlight of Jokhang Temple is the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Then, walking outside of the temple, you will see the busy Barkhor Street crowded with sellers and buyers. This is a good place for travelers to buy some souvenirs. You can also have a cup of sweet tea in a local tea house.
Day Three: Lhasa Tour
As a mysterious Tibetan Buddhism region, temples and monasteries in Tibet are scattered here and three. Today, you will visit another two famous monasteries, Drepung monastery, and Sera monastery. The highlight in Drepung monastery is the biggest monastery kitchen. When you visit the Sera monastery in the afternoon, you can witness the hot Buddhism debate.
Day Four: From Lhasa to Shigatse
Today, you will be driven from Lhasa to Shigatse. Along the way, you will be stunned by the attractive natural lakes and mountains such as Yamdrok-tso, and Mount Nyenchen Khangsar. Pelkor Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum, and Barley Mill are also charming.
Day Five: EBC Tour
In the morning, you will be driven to visit the Everest Base Camp after visiting the Tashilunpo Monastery, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. Here, travelers can see the grand Mt Everest on EBC.
Day Six: Enter Nepal Border
The stunning sunrise of Mt Everest is the highlight in the morning. After visiting the splendid Rongbuk Monastery, the tour guide will drive you to the Gyirong Port where you can start your tour in Nepal.