Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour takes you to the highest plateau in the world, Tibet, and presents you with rich Tibetan heritage and breath-taking scenery.
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour is a fantastic ride through beautiful Tibetan towns. This exciting trip lets you explore two big cities of two different Himalayan nations- Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet. We have designed our Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour itinerary including enough time to let you indulge the beauty of Tibet. While traveling with us, you will get guided by our professional Tibetan guide who will introduce you to all the monuments and rich culture & history of the country.
Nepal's and Tibet's has a long history that goes back to the 8th century when the great Buddhist Master Padmasambhava traveled from Kathmandu to Lhasa and introduced Buddhism to this nation. Since then, Nepal and Tibet have a very strong and everlasting bond with each other. Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour 8 Days is the best way to explore these two beautiful countries. The tour involves both a cultural experience and gorgeous Himalayan mountain views.
During the overland tour, you will cross a high pass in Tibet from where you can see stunning views of the Himalayas. Likewise, you will visit many monuments and old-towns. You get to see the novel art and architecture of Tibet along with its unique vegetation. The tour involves the visit of monuments like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, and many more.
Kathmandu to Lhasa overland Tour is an incredible cross-country tour from Nepal to Tibet. The tour is a mosaic of Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage and eye-catching natural Himalayan panoramas. Kathmandu – Tibet Overland Tour mostly arranged in fixed group departure, and its departure every Saturday from Kathmandu, however, private departure can be arranged on any day of the year. Therefore get in touch with us to know more about the trip.
Things you get to see & experience during the Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour
Scenic drive through beautiful Tibetan Towns
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour passes through fine Tibetan towns like Kerung, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse, etc. While driving through these towns, you get to see old houses and locals during their daily chores. Likewise, during the drive, you also get to see fantastic sceneries.
Get to see stunning views of numerous Himalayan mountains
During the drive, you get to see a range of snow-capped mountains. Every town will welcome you with a different mountain view. You get to see excellent views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Shishapangma (8,212 m), Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m), etc.
Visit ancient monasteries
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour includes a visit to several different ancient monasteries throughout the trip. You will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, Kumbum monastery, etc. While visiting these monasteries, you get to see ancient statues, murals, manuscripts, paintings, and holy books.
Cross Karo La Pass to reach Lhasa
To reach Lhasa, you cross Karo La Pass (5,036 m). Even though the height of the pass is high, the chances of getting altitude sickness are relatively low because you will not spend much time here. From the top of the pass, you can see a breath-taking landscape view.
Lhasa is a beautiful Tibetan city. Here, you will visit places like the Potala Palace, which is the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. This place was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later got renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century.
You then visit the Sera monastery located 5 kilometers north of Lhasa. This monastery was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choje, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. You will also visit Drepung monastery, the largest monastery of the Gelugpa sect and Jokhang temple, the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses the golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha.