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Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour

Duration

Days

Starting at

Lhasa Airport or Train Station

Ending at

Kathmandu Hotel

Trip Grading

Moderate

Accommodation

3 star Hotels

Meals

Daily Breakfast

Attraction

Lhasa, Potala Palace, Everest Base camp

Acctivities

Tibet Cultural tour

Experience the Epic Journey: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour

Enjoy an adventure with the 7-day overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu, traversing the iconic Sino-Nepal highway. This route not only promises breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas but also showcases the serene beauty of Tibet’s countryside. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Tibetan culture, history, and spirituality as you explore ancient cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, each offering its own unique treasures.

Discovering amazing Tibet: A Cultural and Spiritual Odyssey

The journey begins in Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, where you’ll be captivated by the grandeur of the Potala Palace, the sacred tranquility of Jokhang Temple, and the bustling energy of Barkhor Street. These iconic landmarks provide a glimpse into Tibet’s deep-rooted religious traditions and architectural marvels.

Exploring the Rich Heritage

Continue your exploration with visits to the serene Drepung Monastery and the philosophical debates at Sera Monastery, where monks engage in rigorous intellectual discussions. These monastic centers not only reflect Tibet’s spiritual heritage but also offer serene retreats amidst stunning natural surroundings.

The Road to Shigatse and Beyond

As you journey from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse, the landscape transitions from rugged mountains to expansive plains dotted with traditional Tibetan villages. Explore the historic Gyantse Dzong and marvel at the Kumbum Stupa, a testament to Tibetan craftsmanship and devotion.

Reaching New Heights at Everest Base Camp

A highlight of your adventure is the exhilarating visit to Everest Base Camp, situated at a staggering altitude of 5200 meters. Witness the awe-inspiring majesty of Mount Everest up close and personal, an experience that promises to be a lifelong memory of conquering new heights and embracing the world’s highest peak.

Crossing Borders: From Tibet to Nepal

Your journey culminates with a scenic drive from Everest Base Camp to the Gyirong Border, where you’ll bid farewell to Tibet’s rugged beauty. Cross into Nepal and continue your adventure through picturesque landscapes until you reach the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where ancient temples and bustling markets await.

Practical Considerations

Planning your trip includes navigating visa requirements, particularly if obtaining a China/Tibet visa in Kathmandu. The process typically requires your passport for three full days, with visa processing occurring from Monday to Friday in the afternoons.

Conclusion of Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour

The 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is not just a journey across landscapes but a voyage through time and culture. From the ancient streets of Lhasa to the serene monasteries of Shigatse, every moment unveils a new facet of Tibet’s rich heritage. Whether you’re captivated by spiritual pursuits, mesmerized by natural wonders, or simply seeking adventure, this tour promises an enriching experience that will stay with you long after you return home.

Experience the magic of Lhasa to Kathmandu, where every day is an opportunity to discover the extraordinary. Embark on this journey of a lifetime and let Tibet and Nepal weave their timeless tales around you.

Quick outline Itinerary of Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour:
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)
Day 03: Lhasa tour – Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery(B)
Day 04: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)
Day 05: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)
Day 06: EBC to Gyirong Border 370km
Day 07: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3656m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can see Yarlung Tsangpo River/Bhamaputra river - the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on your way to hotel.After arriving at hotel, you may take a rest and get acclimatized with Lhasa’s high altitude. If you wish to explore some close by then you can go to the Potala Square or close market. Stay overnight in Lhasa. Evening free.

Notes to the first time visitors: to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet it is advised to have a proper sleep in your hotel, drinks lots of water, not to rush and relax in visiting to the monuments.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa.

Next visit after lunch is Jokhang Temple that has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhang temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1416, and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived here and were entombed. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea.

In the Afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction would be to see is the Monks debate which happens around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Beside these you can visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery,see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. It is very impressive and well preserved monastery that has white-washed walls and golden roofs.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Stay overnight in Shigatse. Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad. A great view of Palkhor Monastery

Day 05: Shigatse(3900m) to EBC (5200m) via Tingri (B)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 06: Everest Base Camp to Gyirong Border - 370km

In the morning, you can appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, we can visit the Everest Base Camp and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC.

After that, we can drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, tourists can enjoy breathtakign vista of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo(5236M), we will arrive in Kyirong in late afternoon.Stay overnight in the guesthouse in Kyirong. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take photos against Mt.Everest. Enjoy your group tour to Everest Base Camp.

Day 07: Gyirong border to Kathmandu (B)

Tour Guide will assist you to exit China via Gyirong border. After you go through the customs and enter Nepal, our staff on the Nepal's side will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 3 $1,840.00
4 - 5 $1,465.00
6 - 9 $1,185.00
10 - 15 $1,020.00
Single - Supplement $200.00

Included

  • 01. Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis using 3 star Hotel like Hotel Dhoodgu or Yak or similar
  • 02. Daily breakfast
  • 03. English speaking experienced Tibetan guide
  • 04. Transportation as per itinerary
  • 05. Entrance fees at monasteries
  • 06. Tibet Travel permit
  • 07. Private pickup from Kyirong boarder to and drop at Kathamndu Hotel
  • 08.  Mineral water – 2 bottles each day

Excluded

  • 01. China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu (applies as per nationalities)
  • 02. Any Airfare
  • 03. All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
  • 04. Lunch and Dinner at hotels
  • 05. Alcoholic beverages and bar bills
  • 06. Personal health and accident insurance

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