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Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour

Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour

Facts About Trip

Days 8
Grade Easy to Moderate
Best month March/April/May/ June & October/November
Maxi Elevation Gyatchu La Pass (5,220M)
Group size Minimum 2 people
Accommodation Lodge Accommodations Services
Meal Choose your own meal on lodge services
Starts From Drive: Kathmandu to Tibet border
End at End at: Flight: Lhasa to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

There are a variety of tours you can consider when entering Tibet from Nepal. Some options include trekking and visits to more remote parts of the country, which take a bit longer to get to. These tours can take from 15 to 30 days and can cost considerably more. The best option that remains is Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour in group tour across what we call the ‘Friendship Highway’ in Tibet from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge connects Kodari of Nepal with Zhangmu of Tibet. The entire trip will take seven to eight days and give you two full days in the city of Lhasa. On the eighth day, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Our 7 Nights/8 Days Kathmandu – Lhasa overland tour is a budget way to see the best Tibet has to offer. If you are planning your trip from Nepal better drive in and fly out from Lhasa. Your trip begins with a scenic 4-5 hour drive to Kodari, near the Nepal-China border. After crossing the Friendship bridge you head to the town of Nyalam situated 40 km from the Nepalese border. From Nyalam, a pleasant drive takes you across a barren and remote Tibetan landscape before you stop in Lhasa.

 

Two full days in Lhasa gives you plenty of time to visit all the popular places there, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and the Norbulingka palaces. These monuments are places of great cultural and religious significance to Tibetan Buddhists. Among these places, the rich history and grandeur of the Potala Palace are unparalleled as it continues to dominate the skyline of this holy city.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Kathmandu -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge

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 the hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at the Guest House.

 

Day 2 : Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse : 225 Km/244 Km
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4350

Day drives uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering a 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

 

Day 3 : Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse): 244 Km
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3900

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 the hotel.

Day 4 : Xigatse - Gyantse : 90 Km
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3950

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

Day 5 : Gyantse - Lhasa : 261 Km
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650
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.
Day 6 : Sightseeing In Lhasa
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

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

Day 7 : Sightseeing In Lhasa
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

Sightseeing In Lhasa

Day 8 : Flight: Lhasa - Kathmandu.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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

What Is Included ?

  • Land Transportation costs(Jeep, 4WD Land Cruiser or Bus)
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Bed and breakfast on a twin sharing basis
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Group Tibet Permit

What Is Excluded?

  • Flight ticket USD $480 per person
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurances
  • Lunch and dinner during the trip
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for staff and any unforeseen expenses in case of emergencies

NOTE : Visa Fee for Europeans USD is $114 per person . Visa Fee for Americans USD $198 per person.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4266467 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

Client Reviews

us Visitor

us Visitor

United States

Jan 28, 2023

AMAZING SCENERY TIBET: – 7 Nights/ 8 Days Group Joining Tour The scenery was the most amazing I’ve ever seen and the group size was perfect. The hotels were way better than any of us expected so an all-round thumbs up. I would definitely recommend going!


Alien, Veerle and Kaat

Alien, Veerle and Kaat

Belgium

Jan 28, 2023

LHASA OVERLAND TOUR ON JULY 2012 Hello everyone, I heard of Nepal Peace Treks through a good friend of mine, who went trekking in the Annapurna and the overland Tibet Tour. She was very pleased of the services provided by Nir Lama and his company when me and my mother and my dear friend decided to go to Tibet. He really helped us with all the arrangements. Since the political situation in Tibet is really unstable, it is difficult to organize the overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Bbeca... See moreuse the Chinese authorities closed the boundaries two weeks before we were suppose to leave for Tibet, Nir us has proposed an alternative program. Fully developed with guides and porters but we were very fortunate that we still could go to Tibet and that the Chinese opened the borders again. Nir thank you so much, the whole trip very well organized. Nir has arranged the visas, provide us with a good jeep to get past along the Nepalese border country, a special guide for the border formalities and he arranged us the best Tibetan guide and driver. We had to not worry and just enjoy the journey. My mother was very content. One last time, we want to thank you Special Greetings Alien, Veerle and Kaat Belgium Everest Base Camp Trek (on June 2012) “Peace Nepal Treks provided an excellent service for our Everest Base Camp expedition. Our guide, Prem, was knowledgeable about Nepal’s history and culture (especially the Sherpa culture) and had kept us constantly entertained with his sense of humour. We enjoyed wonderful views throughout the trek and although we had no prior experience, our trek was planned in such a way that allowed us to recover sufficiently each day to complete the next day’s journey and eventually achieve our goal of reaching Base Camp and Kalapathar. Nir also provided support from Kathmandu at timely intervals. We made many awesome memories on this journey. Kudos to Peace Nepal Treks, Nir, and Prem!”See less...


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