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Drive from Kathmandu to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Tour (Drive-In / Fly-Out)

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Home » Holiday Packages » Tibet Tours » Drive from Kathmandu to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp to Lhasa Tour (Drive-In / Fly-Out)

Embarking on a journey through the heart of the Tibetan Plateau, a drive-in, fly-out tour from Kathmandu to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp to Lhasa offers a unique blend of cultural richness and breathtaking natural landscapes. This expedition takes you through Tibetan villages, across high mountain passes, and along the shores of turquoise lakes, providing an unforgettable adventure.

Scenic Drive:

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa, traversing the Tibetan Plateau. En route, travellers are treated to picturesque valleys, including a visit to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp, with high mountain passes and the serene beauty of turquoise lakes. The landscape unfolds like a canvas of nature’s grandeur, offering a mesmerizing experience.

Tibetan Culture:

Immersing in the local culture is an integral part of this tour. Travellers can explore Tibetan culture by visiting historic monasteries and temples. The presence of colourful prayer flags, traditional architecture, and captivating Buddhist artwork adds to the cultural richness of the journey.

Everest Base Camp Visit in Tibet: A Spectacular Journey to the Roof of the World

One of the most exhilarating highlights of the Kathmandu to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp to Lhasa tour is the visit to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp, nestled at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. This experience offers a unique blend of natural beauty, spiritual significance, and a vibrant atmosphere of exploration.

Rongbuk Monastery:

Nestled near Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery globally, perched at an elevation that offers dramatic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The monastery holds immense spiritual significance and provides a serene setting for reflection and admiration of the natural wonders that surround it. The blend of spiritual devotion and the majestic landscape creates a unique and powerful atmosphere.

Comfortable Accommodations:

While exploring the Tibetan Plateau, travellers can enjoy comfortable accommodations in hotels and guesthouses. These accommodations provide a welcome retreat, offering hot meals, warm beds, and basic amenities amidst the landscape’s rugged beauty.


In conclusion, the drive-in, fly-out tour from Kathmandu to Ronbuk and Everest Base Camp to Lhasa is a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and natural wonders. This journey promises a comfortable and scenic exploration of the Tibetan Plateau, culminating in the awe-inspiring experience of standing at the world’s highest mountain base camp. With stunning views, cultural insights, and an adventure-packed itinerary, this tour is necessary for those seeking a remarkable travel experience.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure Time

Between 7 – 9 am

Price Includes

  • Transportation is provided by van/bus (depending on the group size), with a drop from Kathmandu to the border in a Jeep.
  • Tibet travel permit and Everest Base Camp permit included.
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide to enhance your travel experience.
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels on a twin-sharing room basis with a bed-and-breakfast plan.
  • Admission fees for sightseeing and monastery visits, as outlined in our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast for a hearty start to each day.
  • Convenient hotel-airport transfer services in Lhasa.

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance are not included in the provided package.
  • Lunch and dinner expenses are not covered.
  • The traveller is responsible for personal expenses, including drinks, tips, and other individual costs.
  • The package does not cover unforeseen natural and political disturbances.
  • Chinese Visa Fee Visa Fee: $125.00 (An additional $100.00 applies for American and Canadian passport holders.)
  • Flight FareFlight Fare from Lhasa to Kathmandu: $435.00 (Subject to change)


  • T-Shirt
  • Farewell dinner

What to Expect

  • Scenic Drive through the HimalayasExperience a breathtaking drive from Kathmandu, traversing through the picturesque Himalayan landscape and witnessing waterfalls, rivers, and the majestic valleys of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Cultural Exploration in TibetEngage yourself in the rich Tibetan culture with visits to historic monasteries and temples adorned with colourful prayer flags, traditional architecture, and captivating Buddhist artwork.
  • Visit to other tourist attractions like Drepung Monastery, Jhokang Temple and Sera Monastery
  • Panoramic Views of the HimalayasEnjoy stunning panoramic views of iconic Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Shishapangma, as you travel through the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Rongbuk Monastery - Highest Monastery GloballyVisit Rongbuk Monastery, perched at a breathtaking elevation, showing unparalleled views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and a serene setting for spiritual reflection.
  • Comfortable AccommodationsEnjoy comfortable stays in hotels and guesthouses, providing a welcome retreat with warm beds, hot meals, and basic amenities amid the rugged beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa - Cultural ExtravaganzSpend two full days exploring the cultural gems of Lhasa, including the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, and the Drepung and Sera Monasteries.
  • Seamless Transition - Drive to Gongar AirportConclude your remarkable journey with a drive to Gongar Airport, seamlessly transitioning from the enchanting landscapes of Tibet to your departure flight to Kathmandu or onward destinations.

Day 1Kathmandu to Kyirung

  • Depart from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning.
  • Drive along a small mountain road, enjoying scenic views of waterfalls, rivers, gorges, and forests.
  • Cover a distance of 185km with a travel duration of 6-7 hours.
  • Arrive at Kyirung in Tibet.

Day 2Kyirung to Tingri

  • After breakfast, drive uphill to the plateau, experiencing the unique Tibetan landscape.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, including Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Xishapangma.
  • Cover a distance of 255km in approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel with a view of Pikucho Lake.

Day 3Tingri to Ronbuk to Shigatse

  • Drive 335km in 6-7 hours.
  • Head to Ronbuk and embark on a hike to explore Everest Base Camp.
  • Lunch at Everest Base Camp.
  • Continue the drive to Shigatse.

Days 04Shigatse to Gyantse

  • After breakfast, visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery in Shigatse.
  • Drive to Gyantse (90km, 3 hours).
  • Explore Kumbum Stupa and Phalkhor Monastery.
  • Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 5Gyantse to Lhasa

  • Embark on a full-day drive covering 261km in 5-6 hours.
  • Cross over Karola and Kambala and enjoy the scenic views of Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Yarlung Tsangpo River.
  • Stay overnight at a hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6 & 7Sightseeing in Lhasa

  • Two full days are dedicated to exploring Lhasa’s cultural and historical landmarks.
  • Visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung, and Sera Monasteries.

Day 8Lhasa to Kathmandu

  • After breakfast, drive to Gonggar Airport.
  • Depart for Kathmandu or onward destination.

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