Fixed Departure Overland Tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa

from $ 1,480.00

Kathmandu to Lhasa 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 palaceSera monastery, Drepung monasteryJokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Fixed Departure Overland Tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa.


    Tibet Overland Tour is the most demanding and famous package tour in Tibet. Fixed departure overland tour of Tibet offers wonderful views of highest pleated of the universe. The beautiful landscape, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hot spring, monasteries, high passes, nomads, culture, lifestyle are the major attraction of this trip. 10 days budget package tour starting from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. This fixed departure tour departs every Tuesday and Saturday from Kathmandu.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
    • All necessary Tibet travel permits
    • Getting Chinese visa
    • Kathmandu – Tibet boarder (Kerung) transportation by comfortable vehicle
    • Kerung Border – Lhasa transfer by non AC Jeep or van or mini bus
    • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis (except in Nyalam) with breakfast
    • English speaking Tibetan guide
    • Sightseeing and Monastery fees as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Chinese visa fee {US$ 185 for the US nationals and US$ 85 for other nationals (visa fee is subject to change without prior notice)}
    • Nepal visa
    • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance
    • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
    • Tips for staff
    • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Flight Lhasa/Kathmandu and flight tickets or train tickets to china
    1. Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

      You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel. B.B

    2. Day 02 Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

      Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel. B.B

    3. Day 03 Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive

      Please get up and leave Kathmandu early this morning, as it is a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border (China / Nepal border). Our guide from Lhasa can only meet you at border on Tibet side. After completing the border formalities at both the Nepalese immigration posts, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep(normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.

    4. Day 04 Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

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

    5. Day 05 Tingri/Lhaste - SHIGATSE(altitude - 3900m/ 12,792ft) 245km

      Continuing along the Friendship Highway, we pass by lonely monasteries and the camps of nomadic herders. We then cross the highest pass of our journey, the Gyamtso La [5220m] before descending once more to the barren splendor of the plains. Tonight, we stay in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet at either the Mansarovar Hotel or Wutse Hotel.

    6. Day 06 SHIGATS- GYANTSE (altitude - 3950m/ 12,956ft) 90km

      This morning we have time to visit the Tashilungpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, before setting off on the relatively short drive to Gyantse. Once arrive in Gyantse, we can explore the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Our overnight hotel is newly built Wutse Hotel (2 star) in Gyantse or guesthouse.

    7. Day 07 GYANTSE - LHASA (altitude - 3650m/ 11,972ft) 265km

      Drive from Gyantse through Karo-la pass at 5010 meters (16,432ft) and onto the Khambala pass at 4794 meters (15,729ft). The former climbs two lofty mountains, the Nozing khang sa (7223m/ 23,691ft) and the Ralung (6236m/ 20,454ft). On this day, you will also see the wonderful Yamdrok Tso Lake (turquoise lake) and the Brahmaputra River as well as the ever-present views of the interesting and unusual landscape. Spend the night in a guesthouse or hotel in Lhasa.

    8. Day 08 In Lhasa

      On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa.
      In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day except Sunday, so remind our guide not to miss it.

    9. Day 09 In Lhasa

      A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa’s cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama.
      This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world’s largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years.


      Leave Lhasa early for the 2 hour drive to Gonggar Airport and take a flight to Kathmandu or your onward destination.


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    Overall Rating
    Svetlana Ilinskaya
    Reviewed On 19/09/2017

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