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Lhasa - Kathmandu Overland Tours

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 12 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Gentle
Activity Tour
Max. Altitude 5,220m.
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast
Starts in Kathmandu – Lhasa
Ends in Kyirong – Kathmandu
Group size Maximum 12
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This overland tour is designed for those who prefer to soak in the sights by driving around. This tour gives you an opportunity to discover the real Tibet. From the bustling old cities to the ancient villages and settlements, you get to observe Tibetan lifestyle at close quarters. This overland tour connects two old capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. The tour begins in Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu.

Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be expertly guided around all the Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important tourist sites by expert local Tibetan guide. In Lhasa you explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and the busy Barkhor Square.

Leaving Lhasa on a 4WD, you will be driven past picturesque Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen wandering across the wide arid plateau. This overland journey takes you over several high mountain passes with spectacular mountain views, including those of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Shishapangma. Your adventure tour continues to the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse. As you explore the ancient monasteries, forts and citadels you get an insight into the rich Tibetan culture and history. As you leave Kyirong Bazar and cross the Friendship Bridge, you enter Nepal. Your overland tour comes to a finale.

Trip Highlights

  • Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history, culture and Tibetan Nomads.
  • 3 nights in Lhasa, staying near the city's main attractions - the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple
  • Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world’ with English speaking best local Tibetan guide.
  • Hotels/lodges with Tibetan character wherever possible.
  • Complete hassle free Chinese (Tibet) travel documentation.
  • Spectacular flight to Lhasa passing right over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks in the world (if you join the trip in Kathmandu).

Detail Itinerary

Tour Cost Service Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Land Cruiser, mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast basis as per programs.
  • Guided tours in Lhasa with Monastery entrance fees.
  • Best available standard Hotel accommodation in Lhasa and best available en-route on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Transportation by Land Cruiser (Toyota 4500, best in Tibet) with support truck while on Tibet.
  • English speaking Chinese or, Tibetan guide while on tour.
  • Tibet visa, permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Private transportation from Tibet Kyirong border  – Kathmandu.
  • Airport transfers and supply of bottled oxygen in Car.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Gonggar airport (Lhasa).
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) and first aid medical Kit.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Tour Doesn't Include:

  • Hotel accommodation after 4 nights stays in Kathmandu.
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Nepal & Hotel in Tibet.
  • Personal clothing, tour equipments as well as sleeping bags. (required)
  • Personal Nature expenses (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes. (It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for the tour guide.

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3,650m.) meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m.) 261 km.
Day 07: Sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3,900m.) 90km
Day 08: Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m.) 244km
Day 09: Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) 181km
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m.) then transfer to Hotel. 123km
Day 11: Kathmandu free.
Day 12: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3,650m.) meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m.) 261 km.
Day 07: Sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3,900m.) 90km
Day 08: Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m.) 244km
Day 09: Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) 181km
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m.) then transfer to Hotel. 123km
Day 11: Kathmandu free.
Day 12: Last minute, transfer to airport then onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: Nepal 4 – Tibet 8 Days
    Grade: Gentle plus Moderate
    Starts in: Kathmandu – Lhasa
    Ends in: Zhangmu – Kathmandu
    Group size: Maximum 12
    Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
    Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
    Maximum altitude: 5,220m.

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