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Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour
Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

Overview And Highlights

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour is an exotic journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa and vice versa which will let you enjoy the Hindu cultural sights of Kathmandu and Buddhist monasteries of Lhasa. This fascinating journey will let you enjoy some of the best Himalayan scene and cultural settlements of the high lands of the Himalayas. Lhasa (3650m) the capital city of Tibet is rich in cultural and natural beauty along with ancient cultural artifacts. Some of the famous sites of Lhasa are Potala palaceSera monastery, Drepung monasteryJokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour starts with a classic exploration of Kathmandu city and exotic Himalayan flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival we will assist you throughout your travel. Enjoy cultural programs, evening sightseeing around the city and delicious dinner. Commencing tour into the Himalayan kingdom of Tibet will let you explore the natural and historical sightseeing and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Tibetan inhabitants.

Tibet overland tour is a unique and unforgettable adventure tour that offers you the opportunity to explore the highest plateau in the world, with an average elevation of over 4,000 meters. There are many reasons why Tibet Overland tour from Nepal.

Road condition between Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi-Kerong Border: This is the main getaway of Tibet overland tour; the road condition is almost paved until Syabrubesi then bumpy road up to Border. It is almost 160km from Kathmandu to Kerong and it will take about 7-8 hours to reach to Tibet Border.

Cross-Country Cultural Experience: Tibet is a diverse region with a rich and unique culture that has been shaped by its isolation from the rest of the world. Visitors to Tibet can experience this culture firsthand, from the colorful festivals to the traditional clothing and food.

Local People Lifestyle: One of the highlights of the Tibet overland tour is the chance to meet and interact with the local people. Visitors can learn about their way of life, including their nomadic traditions, and gain insight into the challenges of living in such a remote and harsh environment.

Explore the Highest Plateau in the World: The Tibetan plateau is the highest plateau in the world, and it offers stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains, vast grasslands, and deep valleys. The tour allows visitors to explore this unique landscape and take in the breathtaking views.

Best View of Mt. Everest While driving: The Tibet overland tour offers the opportunity to see the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, up close. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the mountain from the comfort of their vehicle as they drive through the region.

Highest Pass: The tour includes a visit to some of the highest mountain passes in the world, such as the Gyanchu-la Pass, which is over 5,200 meters above sea level. These passes offer incredible views of the surrounding landscape and a thrilling experience of Tibetan plateau.

Sightseeing of Glacier, Lakes, and Monasteries: The tour includes visits to some of Tibet's most iconic attractions, including the stunning Yamdrok Lake, the massive Karo La glacier, and the ancient monasteries of Panchen Lama’s Tashilompu in Shigatse and historical Khumbum Stupa and Phalkhor in Gyantse. There are many things to see in the capital of Tibet.  Overlly, Tibet Overland tour offers you a unique and lifetime experience of most beautiful scenery, unique cultural and religions

Important note:

We suggest you arrive in Kathmandu at least 5 days in advance of your Tibet tour departure. As we need at least 3 official working (Monday to Friday) days to your Tibet Group visa from Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

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Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep(normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2700

Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4350

Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3900

Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel. 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3950

Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3650

Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.  

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3650

Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.

Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1350

What Is Included ?

  • China/Tibet Visa Fee
  • Airport Pickup/ drop service
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van as per the group size
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour Altitude Profile

Client Reviews

Visitor

Visitor

United Kingdom

Overland tour Kathmandu to Lhasa

Ram from Dream Tibet worked hard to make the trip I was booked on happen even though only two of us went in recent. The roads put of Kathmandu are rough but we made the border in good time despite numerous police and army checks including bag checks. The Chinese roads through Tibet were good and smooth. Hotels reasonable, though sometimes cold. Tingri was a wonderful, if chilly, experience. Beware the open air village toilet you will have to use! Our guide Yang Lee and driver Pan Dee(? Not sure of spellings) were both lovely. Yang Kee was very knowledgeable on the Buddhist stuff including all our visits. I did an extra trip to the nunnery in Lhasa... a very different experience, we were offered milk tea and a warm , smiley welcome not apparent in the monasteries. A lot of driving but fantastic landscapes and a good view of distant Everest on Christmas Eve. With visa and flight not cheap but good value for money I thought.

5th January, 2023

Trip Facts

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Duration:

8 Days

Maximum Altitude:

5220m

Trip Name:

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

Trip Type:

Private tour / Group Tour

Activities:

Natural and cultural sightseeing

Transportation:

Private vehicle

Route:

Kathmandu-Kerung-Xegar- Shigatse-Gyantse-Yamdrok-Lake- Lhasa

Best Season:

April to June and August to November

Grade:

Easy to Exotic

Culture:

Tibetan Lifestyle,Tibetan Culture
price tag US$1200
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