Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour

An overland Tour from Nepal to Tibet !
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour
What to see & doSpecific information about Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour
  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3656m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Overland Tour
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season Spring and Summer
  • Visit Tashi Lumpo monastery and Xigatse Bazaar.
  • Scenic flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • Visit Potala Palace.
  • Visit Jokhang Temple.
  • Visit Barkhor Market.
  • Visit Drepung Monastery.
  • Visit Sera Monastery.

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour from Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) to Lhasa (capital of Tibet) is best over land tour to explore the high land of Tibet with huge cultural heritages of Tibet.

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour starts and end in Kathmandu, the tour starts with early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border, you pass the Nepal-Tibet border and stay first overnight at border in Tibet side. The Tibet overland tour goes continue to Lhasa with overnight stay at Tingri, Shigatse & Gyantse. You explore high road journey with Tibetan mountain scenery with visit many Buddhist monasteries along the way.

8- Day Kathmandu-Lhasa overland tour goes continue and you have 2 full day tour in Lhasa. Lhasa has many places to visit that includes visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market and many more. You have tour of those places and major other highlights of Lhasa then you take return flight to Kathmandu from Lhasa airport to conclude the tour. However if you have planning to travel other parts of China then you have options to travel other part of China.

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland Tour is an incredible cross-country tour from Nepal to Tibet and the tour is mosaic of Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage and eye-catching natural Himalayan panoramas. Kathmandu – Tibet overland tour mostly arranged in fixed group departure and it is departure every Saturday from Kathmandu however private departure can be arranged on any day of the year.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

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 and stay.

    Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer After having breakfast at lodge.

    You will start the tour for today through 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).

      After having breakfast at lodge, You start your tour and a four hour drive brings us to Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse. Here we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, hence one of the most important monasteries in Tibet.

        After a stroll though the old city we depart for the two and a half hour drive to Gyantse. While approaching the small farming town we can clearly see the old fort that was captured by Young husband during his 1904 raid into Tibet. Here the main attraction is the Kumbum monastery with its extraordinary architecture.

          This will be a long drive, but on the way we cross the Karo-la with the beautiful glacier, we see Yamdrok Tso which is named the Turquoise lake and cross the Kamba-la from where we descend to the main road which bring us all the way to Lhasa.

            In the Morning after having breakfast at hotel, you visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet, It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century, afternoon visit Sera monastery 5 kilometer north of Lhasa city which was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera are one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

              In the Morning, after having breakfast at hotel, you visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect of Buddhism in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa and in the afternoon, visit Jokhang Tempale and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

                In the very early morning after breakfast, drive 2hrs to airport. Around 10:00 are (Chinese standard time) fly to Kathmandu (arriving 09:00am local time) and your Tibet tour is complete now.

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                  Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
                  What's Included
                  • Twin sharing lodge/hotel accommodation during the tour including breakfast.
                  • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa.
                  • Sightseeing tour as per the program.
                  • An English speaking Tibetan guide.
                  • And monasteries entrance fees.
                  • Tibet travel permit and Chinese Visa.
                  • Flight Lhasa Kathmandu or other destinations.
                  What's not Included
                  • Your food (Lunch and dinner) during the tour.
                  • All expenses of personal nature,
                  • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
                  • Airport departure tax.
                  • Travel insurance and Emergency evacuation.
                  • In case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.
                  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.
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