Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

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Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour, one of the most popular Tibet overland tours between Nepal and Tibet.This Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour starts from Kathmandu city of Nepal and crosses the Dzangmu (Dram in Tibetan ) border between Nepal and Tibet. You will drive from Kathmandu Nepal to Dzangmu border at the distance of 120km with a small narrow road at Nepal side. After crossing the border and arrival at Tibet side, the road condition is much better and wider as well. The Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour is dominated by beautiful Nepalese villages, small forested gorge, beautiful Himalayan mountain range including the Mount Everest in Tibet, Mount Joyu and Mount Shisha Bangma. Three of those mountains are over 8000 m above sea level and very well known all over the world. The Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour drives you through many beautiful Tibetan villages and visiting to the sites of some large monasteries of Tibet including Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse, Palchoe monastery in Gyantse and Drepung and Sera monasteries in Lhasa. You will also visit the famous Potala Palace and Jokang temple.
The highlight of the Kathmandu to Lhasa over land tour is not only the natural and mountain side of Tibet but also the cultural heart of Tibet and this is one of the easiest and cheapest Tibet tour programs as well because the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour can be joint by clients who are already traveling in Nepal and would like to extend their tour to Tibet from Nepal. You can easily contact a Tibet travel agent in Lhasa or our representative travel agent in Nepal who can help you to get the China visa and Tibet Shambhala Adventure will help you to arrange your Tibet permits from Lhasa. If you like to join our Tibet small group tour, please visit TIBET GROUP TOUR

DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Kathmandu to Nyalam county (3750m/158km)kathmandu valley, Nagarcot, Beautiful gorge, Dram border, Nyalam countyHotel in NyalamLocal TibetanBB
02Nyalam to Lhatse (4050m/300km)Tongla pass, 5120m, Labchi peak, Shisha Bangma peak, Mount Everest, Old Tingri, Gyatsola pass, 5220mHotel in LhatseLocal TibetanBB
03Lhatse to Shigatse (3900m/150km)Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and old market of ShigatseHotel in ShigatseLocal TibetanBB
04Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m/90km)Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa, big Tibetan farming landHotel in GyantseLocal TibetanBB
05Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m/260km)Visit Yamdrok holy lake, Mount Noejin Kangsang, Kampala pass, Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
06Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor BazzarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
07Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
08Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km)Ancient Lhasa city, Kyichu valley, Barhmaputra river

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour,
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by mini van
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • karola glacier conservation fee
  • Oxygen in the car incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic Air ticket and air tax,
  • Lunch and dinner,
  • China visa fee
  • Service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.
  • Day 1 Kathmandu-Dzangmu-Nyalam.(3750Mts/ 150Km ) Guest house B. B

    Today, You will cross the border at Dzangmu at the elevation of 2200Mt above sea level and then drive to Nyalam.The distance between Dzangmu and Nyalam is 30Km only but it will take 1 and half hrs to get there since the road is very adventurous in the gorge. On the way from Dzangmu to Nyalam, You will view a great gorge with beautiful green forest composed of different kinds of trees. During the monsoon, you can also view lovely water fall from different side of gorge.Nyalam is a small town with some government buildings and Tibetan district buildings. Guest house

  • Day 2 Nyalam-Dingri-Lhatse. ( 4050Mts/300Km ) Guest house on B. B

    You will start your tour at 9.00 Am and drive your last day along the friendship high way through Old Dingri. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop a night in order to view mount Everest for tourists especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem. You will drive through Lalung la pass and Thongla pass which are over 5000Mts. From the top of those passes, you will enjoy the most beautiful Himalayan mountain range including Shisha Pangma which is over 8000Mts and it is very popular to the mountain climbers.

  • Day 3 Lhatse-Shigatse( 3900Mts /150Km ) hotel on B. B

    You will start your tour at around 9.30Am from your hotel and drive through one big mountain pass, Tsola 4500Mts and some beautiful villages. You will have your lunch at Shigatse and then head for the sightseeing of Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

  • Day 4 Shigatse-Gyangtse( 3950Mts/90Km ) hotel on B. B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse.

  • Day 5 Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa ( 3650Mts/270Km ) hotel on B. B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdroklake and Karola glaciers.

  • Day 6 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, BharkorBazar. hotel on B. B

    POTALA PALACE the Potala is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, and is one of Tibet's most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7 th century by King SongtsenGampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9 th century it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17 th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. JOKANG TEMPLE the Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. Located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7 th century by the Tibetan King SongtsenGampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of BudhhaShakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays. ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Bhakor street which surrounds the Jokang, known respectively as GadhenDharchen in the northeast, JuyakDharchen in the west, KelsangDharchen in the southwest and SharKyaringDharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetable.

  • Day 7 Drepung and Sera monasteries. Hotel on B.B

    DREPUNG MONASTERY is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15 th century by JamyangChoeje who is one of Tsongkapa’s foremost disciple. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four main colleges with numerous small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays. SERA MONASTERY was founded in around 15th century by JamchenChoeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday.

  • Day 8 Drive from Lhasa to Gongkar airport. ( 3600Mts/60Km )

    Say good bye to the most famous Palace in the world, Potala and ancient city of Lhasa. Drive along the Lhasa river which is the biggest tributary of Bharmaputra, emptied in to the bay of Bengal in India.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour,
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by mini van
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • karola glacier conservation fee
  • Oxygen in the car incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic Air ticket and air tax,
  • Lunch and dinner,
  • China visa fee
  • Service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.

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