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Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour - 8 Days

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Only Breakfast
  • Activity Cultural Spiritual Experience
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour is an adventurous journey on the roof of the world where you experience new cultural destinations all the time. Defying high passes, turquoise Lakes, the Tashihunpo monastery which resides in the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse, the artistry of Potala Palace, the Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, the busy Barkhor Market, Khumbum and Sakya Monastery, Lake Yamdrok and various local cultural hubs towns like Xigatse, Gyantse, and Lhatse with picturesque views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges all add to make a wonderful time.
 

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet 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 the Buddhist monasteries of Lhasa. This fascinating journey will let you enjoy some of the best Himalayan scenes and cultural settlements of the highlands 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 palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, and Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour is among the most popular tours of Tibet and stands as the best choice for those who like to travel frequently and explore new places. The tour seems a bit challenging and comprises of adventures such as crossing the high desert, driving through 3000-5000 meters, and visiting caves and monasteries including the Potala Palace. The View of Mt Everest throughout this budget tour is yet another attraction that keeps travelers enchanted.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour is a 7 nights 8 days tour starting from Kathmandu following the Rasuwa - Kerung Highway to reach the Kerung border within a 5-6 hour drive that passes through the most amazing landscapes.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along the small mountain road to the border on the Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, and forest. Finally, we will arrive border Overnight in  Nepal side at the Guest House.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 145 Kilometers

Nepalese countryside and border Tibet Immigration on formalities of Nepalese Immigration a one hour. Drive to adventures uphill Drive to Kyirung (Make the PSP permit )Lunch break after around 40km drive, you will reach Kyirong county, on the way visit the beautiful waterfall Mila Repa cave. You need to hike to Mila Repa cave from the main road which takes you between half an hour and forty minutes. Continue driving through Kyirong pass at an elevation of over 4900m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to Old Dingri at a distance of around 180 km from Kyirong county. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left.

  • Guest house in Old Dingri
  • Breakfast
  • 230 Kilometers

If the weather is nice, you will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5200m, seeing beautiful prayer flags, and continuing driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmer's villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the rooftop.

  • Yak hotel or similar
  • Breakfast
  • 300 Kilometers

You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse.

  • 90 Kilometers

You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, and Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with its most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.

  • Flora Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast
  • 270 Kilometers

After breakfast process for full days Sightseeing at Potala PalacePotala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 rooms and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang templeJokhang temple which was constructed back on the 07th century attracts hundreds of tourists every year. This temple has a very huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet . Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrims then you can see several small, fascinating temples along the route.

  • Flora Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast

After breakfast, a full day of sightseeing at Sera Monastery   Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery  Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s Largest monasteries it was founded in 1416. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Flora Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast

After breakfast flies back to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on a dorm basis guest house in Old Dingri, and twin sharing, room basis for the rest of the days
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees are as per our itinerary.
  • National grassland conservation fee for all members, guides, and vehicles at Pekutso
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee for all members
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa 
Cost Excludes
  • Tibet Visa Fees are $200 for US, $85 for Canadian citizens and other citizen
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Train or Airfare of any sector from Lhasa (If you would like to fly back to Kathmandu it will cost you about US$ 425/person) 
  • Insurance of any kind
  • The Natural or political disturbance which is beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge, etc.
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