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Tibet Overland Tour - 8 Days

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Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet overland tour is an adventure travel in the highest plateau of the world, a land so rich in culture, tradition and has been a mysterious and timeless landscape, cut off from the rest of the world by the mighty Himalayas, aptly called the Roof of the World. The first part of the tour offers fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world while the second part brings us so close to the unique culture, legends, myths, rituals and festivals. The third or last part takes us over the majestic Himalayas offering breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) by an-hour long trans-Himalayan flight on the way back from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

In Lhasa, there are plenty of scenic spots and historical attractions such as the Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama , Norbulingka- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Drepung and Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple-the holiest shrine of Tibet. This is a perfect overland tour which covers most of the best parts of Tibet including the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, the historic town of Gyantse, the Yamdrok Tso Lake and the spectacular view of snow capped peaks including northern face of the majestic Mt. Everest. Tibet is a cold and dry land and visit to Tibet in summer is more popular. However, some of our clients have recommended that Tibet travel in winter is also “good” if you have interest on their culture and festivals.

Note:

  • Fixed Departure Budget Tours are available on Every Saturdays.
  • This tour can also be done vice-versa.
  • Tour includes accommodation and breakfast only.
  • Operation of Tibet Tours sometimes depends on the Chinese authority.

Useful Info:

  • Scenic drive through the Lantang National Park in Nepal
  • Tibetan countrysides and towns
  • Ancient monasteries along the journey
  • The highest Gyatchu La pass (5,220m/17,126ft)
  • Sightseeing tour of the holy Lhasa city
  • Scenic trans-Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Day 1
Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (2,700m/8,900ft), 145km.

Early morning drive uphill to Rasuwagadhi (Nepal-Tibet border) through the beautiful countryside. After completing immigration and custom formalities at Nepal side, drive to Chinese immigration post and again complete the custom formalities then further drive to Kerung. Stay overnight (O/N) at Guest House (BB-Bed and Breakfast).

Day 2
Drive Kerung to Lhatse (4,350m/14,272ft), 265km.

The drive offers an amazing view of the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over Lalung La Pass (5,050m/16,569ft), from where you can witness the breathtaking mountains including Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft), Shishapangma (8,012m/26,287ft) and the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft). Stay O/N at Guest House (BB).

Day 3
Drive Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft), 244km.

It is a scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatchu La pass (5,220m/17,126ft). Stay O/N at Hotel (BB) in Shigatse.

Day 4
Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m/12,959ft), 90km.

In the morning, visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilunpo Monastery and the local market of Shigatse. Drive through Tibet’s biggest agricultural field to Gyantse in the afternoon. Visit Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa in Gyantse. Stay O/N at Hotel (BB) in Gyantse.

Day 5
Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3,600m/11,811ft), 259km.

Drive to Lhasa crossing over two high passes: the Karo La (5,010m/16,437ft) and the Kamba La (4,794m/15,729ft) via the turquoise Yamdrok Tso Lake (4,425m/14,518ft). Stay O/N at Hotel (BB).

Day 6
Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Guided sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market. Stay O/N at Hotel (BB).

Day 7
Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Guided sightseeing tour of Sera & Drepung Monasteries. Stay O/N at Hotel (BB).

Day 8
Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Transfer back to Gonggar Airport for a flight to Kathmandu.

Option available for extending your trip with Jungle Safari adventure, white water rafting or a trip of your choice.

Cost Includes:

  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Chinese visa fee (Normal)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadhi border and onward to Lhasa by Van/Bus
  • Economy class air ticket for Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis as per in the itinerary on BB plan
  • An English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • All necessary Hotel/Airport/Hotel transfers
  • Monasteries’ entrance fees

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch, Dinner and Bar bills
  • Personal expenses, laundry, photography etc.
  • Extra expenses due to any natural and political causes such as snow, landslide, strikes, etc.
  • Tips to the staff
  • Cost of Insurance
  • Single supplement charges

  • Kathmandu City Cultural Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Drive in KTM-Lhasa, Fly out Lhasa-KTM
  • 5,220 meters
  • Medium-Hard
  • Budget/Standard/Deluxe

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