KATHMANDU TIBET (LHASA) OVERLAND TOUR

  • DURATION8 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELEasy
  • GROUP SIZE1-12

Highlights

  • Scenic drive through beautiful Tibetan Towns
  • Get to see stunning views of numerous Himalayan mountains
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Cross Karo La Pass to reach Lhasa
  • Explore Lhasa and its monuments

Trip Overview

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. The exciting overland adventure lets you explore many towns of Himalayan nations – Tibet (autonomic region of China). We have designed our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour itinerary with enough time to let you indulge in 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 throughout the journey.

Tibet 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, Tibet has a strong and everlasting bond with each other. Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour 8 Days is the best way to explore beautiful places in Tibet. The tour involves both a cultural experience and gorgeous Himalayan mountain views.

You will cross a high pass in Tibet from where you can see stunning views of the Himalayas on the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour. Likewise, you will visit many monuments and old-towns in Tibet. 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 tour from Nepal to Tibet, and It 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 it departs 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.

Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour begins with a drive to the Tibetan border from Kathmandu called Kerung. From here, an uphill drive offering tempting views of the Himalayan Mountain takes you to Tingri. Further, driving through Shigatse and Gyantse towns, you reach Lhasa. Here, you spend three nights exploring the Town. The trip ends with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

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, you also get to see fantastic sceneries during the driving tour.

You also get to see a range of snow-capped mountains on the Kathmandu Lhasa tour. 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.

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.

You cross Karo La Pass (5,036 m) in an overland tour to Tibet from Kathmandu. 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 on top. You can see a breath-taking landscape view from the top.

You visit Lhasa in Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour. Lhasa is a beautiful Tibetan city. 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 also 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.

Kathmandu-Lhasa's overland tour is a land package starting and ending in Kathmandu. Any hotel and tour in Kathmandu are not included. However, you have to stay in Kathmandu or take a tour in Nepal while we apply for a China visa that you need to travel to Tibet. So, we advise you to do some tour in Nepal or trekking in Nepal that includes Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek, which are most popular in Nepal.

Itinerary

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After having early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, our driver will come to collect you and drive to Kerung Border.

The drive goes through beautiful countryside. After necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive leads you to Kerung.

  • Guest House
  • Kerung Border

Today, you drive uphill to the highest plateau in the world. You get to see Wonderful views of the Tibetan landscape and snow-capped Himalayan Mountains like Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Cho Oyu. Upon reaching Tingri on the way. You get to see majestic views of Mt. Everest.

On reaching Tingri, check into the lodge, and the rest of the day is free.

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  • Lhatse

After having breakfast, you start to drive to Shigatse. The drive will be four hours long. You will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, which is the seat of Panchen Lama. It is the most important monastery in Tibet. 

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  • Shigatse

Leaving Shigatse behind, you drive to Gyantse. Two and a half-hour drive from Shigatse will take you to Gyantse. On the way, you will see an old fort that was captured in a 1904 raid in Tibet. Here, you visit the Kumbum monastery that shows you exceptional architecture and art. 

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  • Gyantse

Today, you drive to Lhasa. It is going to be a long drive. You will also cross Karo La Pass. From the pass, you can see Yamdrok Tso, a stunning Turquoise lake. The route then crosses Kamba La Pass and descends to the main road that leads to Lhasa.

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  • Lhasa

After having breakfast, you visit 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 will then visit the Sera monastery located 5 kilometers north of Lhasa. This monastery was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect.

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  • Lhasa

Today is your second tour day in Lhasa. After having a delicious breakfast, you visit the Drepung monastery, the largest monastery of the Gelugpa sect.

Later, in the afternoon, you visit Jokhang temple, the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses the golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha. You will end the day by visiting the Barkhor market.

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  • Lhasa

You wake up early in the morning and drive to the airport to catch the flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. During the fight, you get to see fantastic aerial views of the Tibetan landscape and mountains.

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What's Included

  • Lodge/hotel accommodation during the tour with breakfast
  • All necessary transportation from Kathmandu-Lhasa
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program
  • An English speaking Tibetan guide
  • And monasteries entrance fees
  • Tibet travel permit and Chinese Visa
  • Flight Lhasa Kathmandu

What's Excluded

  • Meals (Lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • In the case of landslides, extra charge for porters and transportation
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

FAQs

Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is an easy tour. Even though you will be gaining a significant altitude on Kathmandu –Lhasa overland tour, the chance of altitude sickness stays low. Most of the Kathmandu Tibet overland tour includes driving.

You do not need to have any previous trekking/hiking experience to go on the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour for 8 Days. Any individual with good health can go on this Kathmandu Lhasa overland trip.

You can go on a Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Tibet during spring and autumn, when you can enjoy a range of floras and Tibetan vegetation. Moreover, the mild temperature during this time of the year makes the journey pleasant.

You stay overnight in the hotel during the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour, and You get all kinds of modern facilities and services in the hotel. You can book either a single or double room as per your choice. The rooms are simple, well-furnished, and clean.

Meals are served as per the menu of the hotel. Only breakfast is included in the price, and you need to pay for the other meals like lunch and dinner.

A China visa is required to travel to Tibet, and China visa included in our price. We (Escape Nepal) apply and get a China visa as you need to travel only through a travel agency. We need your color scan copy of your passport prior a month and your passport at least for four business days before apply and get a China visa to travel Tibet-Lhasa.

You need to stay in Nepal while we apply for a China visa so, we advise you to take a tour in Nepal or trekking in Nepal that includes Annapurna circuit trek and Langtang circuit trek.

Yes, the international flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu is included in the itinerary and price of the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour. We book this flight once you book the Kathmandu-Lhasa overland tour from us.

Yes, However, the tip for all services provided on the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that tipping is considered as part of the remuneration, and they may approach you for payment.

As a suggestion, US $5.00 for a tour guide, and the US $3.00 for a driver per day from each member is a reasonable tip.