Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Tour

Trip Fact

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  2. Trip Price:
    from $1195 USD

Duration: 8 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activities: Cultural Spiritual Experience

Transportation: 4*4 wheel Jeep

Meals: Breakfast only

Trip Highlight

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Touris an adventurous journey in 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 Norbulinkha, Jokhang Temple, the busy Bharkhor Market, Khumbum and Sakya Monastery, Lake Yamdrok and various local cultural hub towns like Xigatse, Gyantse and Lhatse with picturesque views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges all add to make a wonderful time.

At a glance

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 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 palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, 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 starts from Kathmandu following the Rasuwa - Kerung Highway to reach the Kerung border within 5-6 hour drive that passes through the most amazing landscapes.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu (1300)-Kerung Border(145km) 8-9 hours drive

Day 2 :Kerung-Pekutso-Old Dingri ( 4300/230Km )

Day 3 :Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse ( 3900m/300Km )

Day 4 :Shigatse-Gyangtse ( 3950Mts/90Km )

Day 5 :Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa ( 3650Mts/270Km )

Day 6 :Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.

Day 7 :Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.

Day 8 :Lhasa to Airport.

Cost Include

  • Transportation
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on dorm basis guest house in Old Dingri, and twin sharing ,room basis for the rest of the days
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • National grassland conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle at Pekutso
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee for all members
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa 

Cost Exclude

  • Tibet Visa Fees $200 for US & Canadian citizen &  $85 for others citizen
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors from Lhasa (If you would like to fly back to Kathmandu it will cost you about US$ 425/person) 
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu (1300)-Kerung Border(145km) 8-9 hours driveOur staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, forest. Finally, we will arrive border Overnight in Nepal side at Guest House .
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Guest House.

Day 2 :Kerung-Pekutso-Old Dingri ( 4300/230Km )Nepalese country side and border Tibet Immigration on formalities of Nepalese Immigration an one hours .Drive to adventures uphill Drive to Kyirung (Make the PSP permit )Lunch break than after around 40km drive, you will reach Kyirong county, on the way visit beautiful waterfall Mila Repa cave. You need hike to Mila Repa cave from the main road which takes you between half an hour or forty minutes. Continue driving through Kyirong pass at the elevation of over 4900m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to Old Dingri at the distance of around 180Km from Kyirong county. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left .
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Guest house in Old Dingri

Day 3 :Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse ( 3900m/300Km )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 continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmers villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top.
Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast: Yak hotel or similar

Day 4 :Shigatse-Gyangtse ( 3950Mts/90Km )You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in the 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast: Yuthok hotel or similar

Day 5 :Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa ( 3650Mts/270Km )You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Flora Hotel or similar

Day 6 :Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala PalacePotala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attaraction in Tibet and Jokhang templeJokhang temple which was constructed back on 07 th century attracts hundred of tourists every years. This temple has a very huge sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet .Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temple into the route.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Flora Hotel or similar

Day 7 :Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism . Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with the 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Flora Hotel or similar

Day 8 :Lhasa to Airport. After the breakfast fly bank to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

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