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. 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, 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.
Since the tragic Nepalese earthquake on April 25th, 2015, the Nepal border Zhangmu port has remained closed but Kyirong border is open to go for the Tibet and Kailash visit. Our below given itinerary entry Tibet via Kyirong border.
KATHMANDU OVERLAND TO LHASA
Day 01: Kathmandu - Tibet Border - Kyirong Town (2200M / 145KM) overnight at Guest House
Day 02: Kyirong - Tingri / Lhatse Drive (4350M), 265KM, overnight at Guest House
Day 03: Lhatse /Tingri – Shigatse Drive (3,900M), 244 km, Sightseeing overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Shigatse – Gyantse Drive (3,950M), 90KM, Sightseeing overnight Hotel
Day 05: Gyantse – Lhasa Drive (3650M):261 KM overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala, Jokhang,Barkhor Street overnight at Hotel
Day 07: Lhasa sightseeing: Deprung & Sera Monastery overnight at Hotel
Day 08: Lhasa - onward destination. Drive Airport/ Train Station