Tibet Overland Tour


    The most demanding and the well-liked tour to Tibet is Overland Lhasa tour, where people start their journey through the 920 km stretch of road over the "Friendship Highway", between Kathmandu & Lhasa. Overland Lhasa trip starts early morning drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa, over spectacular Passes and the great views of the majestic Himalayas. The trip allows a number of detours and the great highlights of the Lhasa City. This Overland Lhasa tour offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of the friendly Tibetan people, from the ancient monasteries with chanting monks, to the tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrok tso, to the kumbum, the most stunning architectural wonder of Tibet and to the city of wonders, the Lhasa. This Overland Lhasa tour concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.


    Short Itinerary



    Day 01: 
    Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)-162Kms
    Day 02: 
    Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350m/14,270ft)-220Kms
    Day 03: 
    Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,790ft)-244Kms
    Day 04: 
    Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,955)-90kms
    Day 05: 
    Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,970)-259kms
    Day 06/07: 
    Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
    Day 08: 
    Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300m/4,264 ft)


    Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)-162Kms
    We start our tour with an early morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali border post. After completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to Zhangmu (2,300m/75,44ft). This is Tibetan border town. After the formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post. On the way you will see fantastic view of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight at Nyalam
    Day 02: Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350m/14,270ft)-220Kms
    After breakfast drive to Xegar crossing two spectacular passes approx 7 hours to reach Lhatse crossing through the Nyalam pass (3,800m/12,464ft) and Lalung La pass (5,082m/16,670ft). This day offers fantastic view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8,848m/29,021ft) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) etc. Overnight in Lhatse
    Day 03: Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,790ft)-244Kms
    Today we visit the place of famous Tashilunpo Monastery and seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thangka wall which is clearly visible from the north side of the road. We drive approx 6 hours to reach Shigatse for overnight.
    Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,955)-90kms
    Today we visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the open market of Xigaste in the morning time. After getting lunch we start our short drive to Gyantse where you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery and overnight.
    Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,970)-259kms
    Today we reach Lhasa after long drive approx 8 hours on the way crossing the Karo La (5010m/16432ft) and Kamba La (4794m/15724ft) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso. You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa
    Day 06/07: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
    These two days you will be engaged with sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace (A great museum with its proportions and priceless treasures), Jokhang Temple (the holiest of Tibetan shrines, houses two images of the Buddha brought as dowry by Songtsen Gampo's Nepali and Chinese queens) along the bustling street of Barkhor Market. In Lhasa you will also visit Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa.
    Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300m/4,264 ft)
    Today as per the flight schedule you will transfer to Gongkar airport for the onward flight to Kathmandu. The flight is of 1hour 10 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. On your flight (don't forget to get right side seat) you can see the Yalung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdruk, kancenjunga (8,586m/28,160ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft) and Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft).

    Services Included :


    • All Tibet travel permits
    • Transportation in Tibet by 4WD Land Cruiser
    • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis (Lhatse & Nyalam) with breakfast
    • Two days sightseeing tour in Lhasa
    • English speaking Tibetan Guide
    • Monastery entry fees
    • Kathmandu - Zhangmu (Tibetan boarder town) transfer by private vehicle
    • Tibet visa
    • Lhasa - Kathmandu flight ticket
    • Airport tax in Lhasa (while flying to Kathmandu)
    • All applicable taxes and service charges


    Services Excluded :


    • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet (one meal either lunch or dinner costs approximately US $ 8 to US $ 10)
    • Nepal re-entry visa fee (US $ 30)
    • Your travel insurance
    • Urgent visa fee
    • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances

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    Tibet Overland Tour


    The most demanding and the well-liked tour to Tibet is Overland Lhasa tour, where people start their journey through the 920 km stretch of road over the "Friendship Highway", between Kathmandu & Lhasa. Overland Lhasa trip starts early morning drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa, over spectacular Passes and the great views of the majestic Himalayas. The trip allows a number of detours and the great highlights of the Lhasa City. This Overland Lhasa tour offers a spectacular insight into the life and culture of the friendly Tibetan people, from the ancient monasteries with chanting monks, to the tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake Yamdrok tso, to the kumbum, the most stunning architectural wonder of Tibet and to the city of wonders, the Lhasa. This Overland Lhasa tour concludes with the breathtaking Trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    8  days
    Grade
    Easy
    Possibility
    None
    Transportation
    None
    Season
    October to December - Feb to May




    Short Itinerary



    Day 01: 
    Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)-162Kms
    Day 02: 
    Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350m/14,270ft)-220Kms
    Day 03: 
    Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,790ft)-244Kms
    Day 04: 
    Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,955)-90kms
    Day 05: 
    Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,970)-259kms
    Day 06/07: 
    Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
    Day 08: 
    Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Long Itinerary



    Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,300ft)-162Kms
    We start our tour with an early morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali border post. After completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to Zhangmu (2,300m/75,44ft). This is Tibetan border town. After the formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post. On the way you will see fantastic view of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight at Nyalam
    Day 02: Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350m/14,270ft)-220Kms
    After breakfast drive to Xegar crossing two spectacular passes approx 7 hours to reach Lhatse crossing through the Nyalam pass (3,800m/12,464ft) and Lalung La pass (5,082m/16,670ft). This day offers fantastic view of the high mountains including, Mount Everest (8,848m/29,021ft) Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) etc. Overnight in Lhatse
    Day 03: Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,790ft)-244Kms
    Today we visit the place of famous Tashilunpo Monastery and seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thangka wall which is clearly visible from the north side of the road. We drive approx 6 hours to reach Shigatse for overnight.
    Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,955)-90kms
    Today we visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the open market of Xigaste in the morning time. After getting lunch we start our short drive to Gyantse where you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery and overnight.
    Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,970)-259kms
    Today we reach Lhasa after long drive approx 8 hours on the way crossing the Karo La (5010m/16432ft) and Kamba La (4794m/15724ft) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso. You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa
    Day 06/07: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
    These two days you will be engaged with sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace (A great museum with its proportions and priceless treasures), Jokhang Temple (the holiest of Tibetan shrines, houses two images of the Buddha brought as dowry by Songtsen Gampo's Nepali and Chinese queens) along the bustling street of Barkhor Market. In Lhasa you will also visit Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa.
    Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300m/4,264 ft)
    Today as per the flight schedule you will transfer to Gongkar airport for the onward flight to Kathmandu. The flight is of 1hour 10 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. On your flight (don't forget to get right side seat) you can see the Yalung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdruk, kancenjunga (8,586m/28,160ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft) and Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft).

    Services Included :


    • All Tibet travel permits
    • Transportation in Tibet by 4WD Land Cruiser
    • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis (Lhatse & Nyalam) with breakfast
    • Two days sightseeing tour in Lhasa
    • English speaking Tibetan Guide
    • Monastery entry fees
    • Kathmandu - Zhangmu (Tibetan boarder town) transfer by private vehicle
    • Tibet visa
    • Lhasa - Kathmandu flight ticket
    • Airport tax in Lhasa (while flying to Kathmandu)
    • All applicable taxes and service charges


    Services Excluded :


    • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet (one meal either lunch or dinner costs approximately US $ 8 to US $ 10)
    • Nepal re-entry visa fee (US $ 30)
    • Your travel insurance
    • Urgent visa fee
    • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances



    Print Trip Note

Tibet Overland Tour

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
8  days
Grade
Easy
Possibility
None
Transportation
None
Season
October to December - Feb to May